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Ms. Kong 3-D Endless Runner Coming Soon
Wed, 26/11/14 – 0:05 | No Comment

Remember Donkey Kong? How about Donkey Kong 3D? Well, now there’s Ms. Kong and she’s being rendered in lavish three dimensions on your smart phone or tablet. This endless runner game is much like the new series of DK games, wherein the hero runs through levels non-stop, grabbing powerups and bonus points along the way. This time, the hero is Ms. and the levels are jungles and other assorted locales.

Your job is to pilot Ms. Kong through the obstacles and past the baddies while collecting points, powerups, and other goodies.

While the game itself is very simple, it’s addicting and fast-paced. You’ll find yourself wildly tilting your device, moving your body around to mimic the on-screen action (or react to it), and letting out whoops of joy when the right powerup comes in play.

Don’t play this on the train. You’ll get strange looks.

The chance to play the pre-release of this upcoming game from Headup Games has been awesome. The graphics are very good on both iPad and iPhone (an Android version is also going to be offered) and the action is fast and addictive.

Headup Games is not new to action gaming. They’re known for Another World (formerly Other World), Games of the Dead, and the award-winning Farm For Your Life. This is their first Kong license, however, and it’s a doozy.

A release date has not been announced, but it will be very soon in both the iTunes App Store and Google Play. In the mean time, watch the trailer below.

Snapchat unveils partnership with Square
Fri, 21/11/14 – 7:14 | No Comment

Mobile messaging firm Snapchat unveiled a new service that allows users to send money to each other.
Snapcash is the result of collaboration with Square, an online payment firm that also offers a stand-alone friend-to-friend payment …

Samsung considers reducing smartphone models next year
Fri, 21/11/14 – 7:12 | No Comment

Samsung’s head of investor relations, Robert Yi, said during a New York presentation that the company plans to cut the number of smartphone models it produces next year by about 25 to 30 per cent.
The …

TRUSTe settles FTC charges of deceit for Privacy Seal program
Mon, 17/11/14 – 22:43 | No Comment

TRUSTe, Inc., one of the largest providers of privacy certifications for online businesses, has agreed to settle a Federal Trade Commission suit alleging that they deceived consumers about their recertification program for privacy practices on …

Alibaba Singles’ Day sales hit $9.3b
Fri, 14/11/14 – 8:58 | No Comment

E-commerce giant Alibaba saw total sales on Singles’ Day hit a new record of $9.3 billion.

Home decor emerged as a popular product category, with the company selling more than 1.2 million big home appliances and more than three million light products.

Samsung to build second smartphone factory in Vietnam
Fri, 14/11/14 – 8:01 | No Comment

Samsung Electronics plans to spend up to US$3 billion to build its second smartphone factory in Vietnam, revealed a government official.

The South Korean company wants to build the factory in the Thai Nguyen province, which is also home to its US$2 billion smartphone plant.

Obama Talks Net Neutrality, But Not Everyone Is On Board
Tue, 11/11/14 – 0:30 | No Comment

President Obama took a strong stance on net neutrality – the idea of keeping the Internet neutral and open – Monday in an open video statement on the subject. In about two minutes, the president …

35 per cent of Brits keen on drone delivery
Fri, 7/11/14 – 8:13 | No Comment

A significant proportion of UK adults believe that drone delivery could work for them, according to study by British freight company MetaPack.

UK Treasury seeks experts for Bitcoin debate
Fri, 7/11/14 – 8:03 | No Comment

In order to properly regulate cryptocurrencies, the UK Treasury plans to consult the general public, financial watchdogs, law enforcement agencies, members of the Bitcoin community, and financial technology companies.

Rite Aid and CVS block Apple Pay
Fri, 31/10/14 – 7:13 | No Comment

Rite Aid and CVS have joined some of the world’s biggest retailers in shunning the new Apple Pay system.

Earlier this month, Apple Pay was introduced to more than 220,000 stores, but retailers such as Best Buy, Target, 7-Eleven and Walmart were not among Apple’s long list of partners.

Allegedly AT&T misled clients with unlimited data
Fri, 31/10/14 – 7:07 | No Comment

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has recently lodged a federal lawsuit against AT&T for misleading customers regarding the telco’s Unlimited Data Plans, according to The New York Times.

Online labour markets booming
Fri, 24/10/14 – 3:54 | No Comment

According to an expert from CoachMarket, a platform for freelance business coaches and corporate trainers, online marketplaces where clients and businesses can hire freelance workers are flourishing.

Apple registers strong Q4 results
Fri, 24/10/14 – 3:46 | No Comment

Apple posted better-than-expected results for the fiscal fourth quarter of 2014, which ended on 28 September, with revenues at $42.14 billion and earnings per share at $1.42.