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Official Grand Theft Auto Radio Playlists on Spotify and iTunes

Official Grand Theft Auto Radio Playlists on Spotify and iTunes

Yep, now you can enjoy music from the GTA series through Spotify and iTunes. In what seems to be one of the most genius moves by Rockstar, they’ve decided to do a service to all the fans by making playlists with tracks from all the music stations featured in Grand Theft Auto IV, Episodes from Liberty...
Samsung Announces Galaxy S4

Samsung Announces Galaxy S4

As we reported last week, Samsung was very close to announcing their newest in the line of extremely popular Galaxy smartphones, the Galaxy S4. Well, guys, today was the day. Samsung announced the phone at a huge unboxing event in NYC. As far as specs go, the phone will boast a huge 5-inch display which...
Samsung Galaxy S4 Rumors

Samsung Galaxy S4 Rumors

Rumors, rumors, rumors. The tech industry (specifically, the cell phone industry) is all about speculation and rumors these days. The Samsung Galaxy has been consistently one of the most popular Android phones in the world, and thus, one of the most anticipated. Though it had evolved from being known simply as the “iPhone killer,” the...
New iPhone & iPad Rumored

New iPhone & iPad Rumored

It seems like it’s only been a couple of days since the new iPhone and iPad were released by the great people at Apple, but once again, the rumors are starting to fly. Apple blog iMore seems to have reason to believe that a new iPhone, possibly going by the name of 5S, could hit...
Sony Unveils PlayStation 4

Sony Unveils PlayStation 4

The next generation of gaming systems has arrived. Earlier tonight in a glitzy display, Sony revealed their answer to this next generation: the PlayStation 4. Though this news conference was low on details, we did learn that the new console is set to be much like a high-end PC built for gaming and will be more...
The Pirate Bay: Away From Keyboard (Documentary)

The Pirate Bay: Away From Keyboard (Documentary)

The Pirate Bay itself is miraculous. Whether you love it (like many college students of this generation) or hate it (like many record labels and movie companies), it has become one of the most utilized and fascinating sites of the internet era. Director Simon Kose has released a new documentary entitled The Pirate Bay: Away From...
Grand Theft Auto V Release Date Announced

Grand Theft Auto V Release Date Announced

Start the countdown now: Grand Theft Auto V, the much anticipated next installment of the GTA series, has finally gotten a release date. Look for it to be out on shelves starting on September 17th. This is actually a lot later than the Spring date that it was initially intended to be released on. Rockstar...
Blackberry Unveils Z10 & Q10

Blackberry Unveils Z10 & Q10

I know what you’re thinking: “Wait… Blackberry is still relevant?” While it has recently become eclipsed by the sleeker, more fun Android and Apple operating systems, Blackberry has dwindled to almost exclusively middle-aged businessmen and ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Today, however, Blackberry has announced the release of their newest line of phones, which seeks to challenge the...
Apple Announces New 128GB iPad

Apple Announces New 128GB iPad

Don’t worry, guys. If the iPad you’re holding just can’t hold enough pictures, music, or movies, the crew at Apple have announced a new model featuring a staggering 128GB of storage. As everyone knows, though, Apple is not afraid to add on cost with upgraded models and this fourth-generation iPad is no exception. Buyers can...
Grand Theft Auto V Trailer

Grand Theft Auto V Trailer

The title says all you need to know. Above you can watch the second official trailer and catch a short glimpse of the upcoming storyline behind Grand Theft Auto V. Expect to see one of the most highly anticipated video games of 2013 in stores early Spring 2013. Pre-order your copy here.
New Apple iPad Mini

New Apple iPad Mini

Apple has officially unveiled it’s new iPad Mini. Fitting comfortably in one hand, this sleek model measures at 7.87″ x 5.3″. The smaller size, thinner shape and lighter weight makes for a much better mobile experience. All 275,000+ apps have been redesigned specifically  for the iPad Mini. The battery life is said to be 10 hours,...
Nike+ Releases New FuelBand Colors

Nike+ Releases New FuelBand Colors

Once exclusively sold through Nike‘s online store, the third and fourth version of the FuelBand technology will be releasing on October 31st and will be distributed to various Nike stores in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada. The new Nike+ FuelBands will come in “White ICE” and “Black ICE.”