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Go, Pauline! Dad hacks Donkey Kong for daughter, adds girl power » – Los Angeles Times

When Mike Mika’s 3-year-old daughter said she wanted to play Donkey Kong as Pauline and save Mario, like a good dad, he made it happen. Mika posted on YouTube the results of his late-night efforts to hack the game and replace Mario with Pauline, turning the damsel in distress into the hero of the day.  […]

Facebook ‘Likes’ reveal more about you than you think – USA TODAY

Using a dataset of more than 58,000 U.S. Facebook users, University of Cambridge researchers predicted race, age, IQ, sexuality, personality, substance use and political views using Likes alone. A new study looks at whether Likes on Facebook correlate with intelligence and personality.(Photo: Karen Bleier, AFP/Getty Images) If you “Like” lots of people, places and things […]

BlackBerry 10 pre-orders begin tomorrow at AT&T – Ars Technica

AT&T has announced that the BlackBerry Z10 will be available March 22, with pre-orders beginning tomorrow for those who are eager to get their hands on the handset. The Z10, which is already available in Canada, UK, and about 20 other countries, will cost $199.99 with a two-year contract. T-Mobile has also opened pre-orders for its business […]

EA says SimCity server issues improve, not yet ‘all-clear’ – Reuters

By Malathi Nayak SAN FRANCISCO | Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:32pm EDT SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Server problems that botched the launch of Electronic Arts Inc’s new “SimCity” title last week and incensed gamers who could not access the game for days have improved but not yet been fully resolved, the company said. About a […]

Leaked Report: Samsung Now China’s Biggest Smartphone Vendor – Forbes

Leaked Report: Samsung Now China’s Biggest Smartphone Vendor – Forbes

Can Apple Ignore China Mobile’s 4G Rollout? Chuck Jones Contributor Lenovo Wants A Piece Of Apple, Samsung Kenneth Rapoza Contributor Samsung Galaxy SIII Android mobile phone. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife) A leaked research report from Strategy Analytics has confirmed what many had been predicting: Samsung leapt forward in 2012 to become China‘s biggest […]

BlackBerry Z10 goes on sale March 22 at AT&T – CNET

BlackBerry Z10 goes on sale March 22 at AT&T – CNET

BlackBerry Z10 (Credit: Josh Miller/CNET) AT&T is getting its first BlackBerry 10 device on March 22. The carrier announced Monday that the touchscreen BlackBerry Z10 smartphone will be available for per-orders on March 12, and it will go on sale in AT&T stores and online on March 22. The device will cost $199.99 with a […]

Early iPhone prototype sported 5×7-inch screen – CNET

Early iPhone prototype sported 5×7-inch screen – CNET

This is how the iPhone looks today. (Credit: CBS Interactive) Two years before its debut, the iPhone was as large as an iPad Mini. A 2005 prototype of the iPhone was five inches wide and seven inches tall, according to images leaked to blog site Ars Technica through a former but unnamed Apple employee. The […]

Amazon’s Quest for Web Names Draws Foes – Wall Street Journal

BY GREG BENSINGER Large and small companies are vying for control of an array of new Internet domain names, but Amazon.com Inc.’s plans are coming under particular scrutiny. Two publishing industry groups, the Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers, are objecting to the online retailer’s request for ownership of new top-level domain names […]

Galaxy S4 Photos Leaked Ahead of Launch – PC Magazine

Three days ahead of Samsung’s unveiling of its next flagship smartphone, a Chinese forum has leaked photos of what is allegedly the Galaxy S IV. The company was able to keep the Galaxy S III under wraps before the device’s May 2012 launch, so skepticism remains high as to whether these images […]

‘SimCity’ studio: Server woes ‘almost behind us’ – USA TODAY

A screenshot of “Sim City”(Photo: © 2012 Electronic Arts Inc.) The general manager of Maxis, the studio behind city-building simulation SimCity, says the recent connection woes plaguing the recently-launched game are “almost behind us.” In a new statement posted late Sunday evening, Maxis GM Lucy Bradshaw says the studio has deployed more servers and cut […]