Every Xbox One console is a developer unit, but an option to enable the dev kit mode is being used to prank gamers this week. An image (embedded below) has been making the rounds on forums and social networking sites promising Xbox 360 backwards compatibility through six steps on an Xbox One console. Instead of providing any type of backwards compatibility, the steps will render an Xbox One useless in a constant reboot cycle, effectively bricking the console. To be clear there is no way to make your Xbox One backwards compatible & performing steps to attempt this could make your console inoperable — Larry Hryb (@majornelson) December 6, 2013
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The first two “flexible” display devices on the market were really just to show off new technology— they have been more marketing-based than actually usable and interesting. However, this doesn’t mean that the future of curved displays will be dull as well. According to new rumors, LG’s G Flex 2 may have a display that can bend up to a full 90 degrees. This means that device will be nearly indestructible (from normal use), and it could be the first fully functional touch-screen clamshell device. If the display is possible, we’re sure manufacturers will be able to build a nice form factor around it to make it all come together. The device will hit the market at
With hectic schedules, it can be hard to keep track of everything in your news feed. That’s why we created the TalkAndroid Daily Dose. This is where we recap the day’s hottest stories so you can get yourself up to speed in quick fashion. Happy reading!! Apps Collaborative word processing client Quip arrives for Android New version of the Google Play Store app (4.5.10) now available for download Verizon FiOS Mobile adds 16 new channels for out-of-home streaming Carriers T-Mobile to get LG Optimus F3Q with slide-out QWERTY keyboard DROID DNA to get Android 4.2.2 with Sense 5 very soon Gaming Prepare your inner game designer for Createrria in 2014 Google Google releases list of their Best Apps of 2013 Oracle trying
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While Android 4.4 is still rolling out to many devices and many other users are still unsure of whether their phone will receive the update or not, it seems that Samsung is considering rolling out the update to a number of their lower cost phones. One of the main goals of Android 4.4 was to bring the operating system to devices that might have a lower memory and will likely be lower cost. Because of this, owners of a wide range of devices are hoping that Android 4.4 will come to their phones. This list of devices that Samsung is considering to update will surely make a number of people very happy. The list includes both the Galaxy S4 mini and S3 mini, the Galaxy S
(Reuters) – AT&T has asked regulators to let it ignore a shareholder request for details of its customer-information sharing with government agencies, a move that could forestall a heated debate at the telecommunications giant's annual meeting. The No. 2 U.S. mobile operator made the request in a December 5 letter to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in response to shareholder activists pressing it on the matter. Among them is New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, who is the trustee of the state retirement fund. DiNapoli and other shareholders of AT&T and its biggest rival Verizon Communications Inc last month sought details on sharing of personal
By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A group of 13 defendants who had been charged in a cyber attack on PayPal's website pleaded guilty and admitted to the December 2010 attack over PayPal's suspension of WikiLeaks accounts. Following the release of a large amount of classified documents by WikiLeaks, PayPal suspended its accounts so that the anti-secrecy website could no longer receive donations. In retribution, the group "Anonymous" coordinated and executed denial-of-service attacks against PayPal. EBay's PayPal unit is a service that facilitates the electronic transfer of money between parties.
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Quip has been one of the best word processing apps for iPhone, and now it’s making its way to Android. Quip is an alternative to Google Docs, QuickOffice, and Evernote, but puts its focus on collaboration. Designed by former Facebook CTO Bret Taylor, Quip allows multiple users to edit a single document and track changes very easily. Conversations can be had directly through the app, both private and public depending kind of chat thread is needed. The Android app differs from the iOS version in that it allows users to sign in directly with their Google account, and it uses stacked, expandable notifications. You can download now through the Play Store link