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Smash Bros. for Wii U Is All Kinds of Awesome

Nintendo has been looking for the "killer app" for their Wii U that will drive sales and if you believe everything you read about the new Super Smash Bros., they may just have struck gold. In time for the holidays, the latest installment in the Smash Bros. legacy arrives this Friday - a week before the infamous Black Friday sales next week and you can bet that you'll be able to pick up a Wii U & Smash Bros for a steal. What makes it so great? Tons of gameplay as well as some insane 8-player multiplayer action. If I can snag one of these for cheap, I may finally upgrade my console - to a Wii U. Really.

I can't believe I just said that.

The Wii U version of Smash Bros. is very similar to the version that launched on 3DS back in October. The series' portable debut was a surprisingly solid outing; but with its fast pace and huge stages, Smash Bros. isn’t necessarily the best fit for a handheld, and when you play on Wii U the difference is obvious — Smash Bros. can finally breathe again. Playing the game on a television feels like stretching your legs, as you can finally test the limits of a level without having to worry about the camera zooming out and characters shrinking down to minuscule proportions.

Source: TheVerge

Firefox Chooses... Yahoo?

After years of Firefox having Google as the default search engine, Mozilla has brokered a deal to use Yahoo for the next few years. Of course you can always specify what search engine you want, but many users just use "whatever comes in the box" and in this case, the contents of the box have changed. I'm not sure if this is a good move for Mozilla or not (in the long term), but I'm sure that Yahoo outbid Google, so for the next few years, they will have that money rolling in.

  • Under a new five-year strategic partnership announced today, Yahoo Search will become the default search experience for Firefox in the U.S.
  • Starting in December, Firefox users will be introduced to a new enhanced Yahoo Search experience that features a clean, modern interface that brings the best of the Web front and center.
  • Under this partnership, Yahoo will also support Do Not Track (DNT) in Firefox.
  • Google, Bing, DuckDuckGo, eBay, Amazon, Twitter and Wikipedia will continue to be built-in as alternate search options.

Source: Mozilla.org


An Update Is in Your Destiny

You might have already been psyched about the new update for Destiny but you will even be more so after reading this next bit. Hidden within the patch is some info on some new things to expect from upcoming DLC. On Reddit, user sgtfrankieboy has broken down a list of the upcoming additions and as you will see there is plethora of nice stuff!

The new destiny updates brings new stuff to the database! This includes 35 new Activities, 7 new Activity Types and around 230 new items! These items are related to the upcoming DLC expansion. Don't want to click on every single item? Try using the DTR tooltip extension for Chrome!

Source: Reddit

Smart Gift

If you've considered getting a smartwatch but think they all look ugly, you might be intrigued by this one. Intel recently debuted their new smart bacelet called the MICA or "My Intelligent Communications Accessory". This thing not only looks stylish, it also has an abundance of features. The price tag might keep most casual consumrers at bay though. At $450 retail, it's not cheap, but it does come with an AT&T SIM card with 2 years of service. The MICA will be coming to Barney's in time for Christmas and sold exclusively though this retailer.

“My Intelligent Communications Accessory (MICA), a collaboration between Opening Ceremony and Intel, celebrates what can happen when beauty meets intelligence. Meticulously designed for the stylish, connected woman and crafted from premium finishes, 18K gold coating and a curved sapphire glass touchscreen display. Engineered with Intel® technology, allowing you to easily view messages, your calendar, and alerts from your curated VIP contacts.

Source: Intel, Techcrunch

Super Duper

Are you getting tired of Twitter, Instagram and Facebook? There is a new social media app for android and iOS that might be up your alley and it is called Super. It is where you take a photo and add a caption that you try to make as witty as you can. It may not be the biggest thing on earth but it is worth a peek anyway and is created by Jelly Industries, the co-founder of Twitter.

Jelly Industries has launched another application. It’s called Super and it’s fun. We had fun building it, we have fun using it, and we hope you will have fun using it too. Super is available today for iOS and Android. I’ve decided not to come up with some slick and pithy marketing description for Super. I’m also not going to proclaim that it’s the most innovative thing ever or that it’s going to save the world. It’s not, it’s just fun.

Source: Medium

A Bit of an Auction

For those in the States you will be intrigued to know that there is a second series of auctions to sell seized Bitcoin from the Silk Road, an online criminal bazaar. This second auction is selling 50,000 Bitcoin belonging to the mastermind behind the bazaar, Dread Pirate Roberts. This part of the auction will be taking place on the 4th of December for over six hours. You must pre-register for the auction by the 1st to get your chance at picking up some of this coin.

The U.S. Marshal’s Service on Monday announced a second series of auctions to sell off thousands of bitcoins related to the seizure of the online criminal bazaar known as the Silk Road. The first auction, which took place in June, sold off bitcoins belonging to Silk Road, while the new auction will sell those belonging to the site’s mastermind, Ross Ulbricht, better known as "Dread Pirate Roberts."

Source: Gigaom

WTU Episode #289 - Microsoft Gets Mobile - Windows 10 for Lumia

We have just posted up Episode #289 of Weekly Tech Update. In this episode we are discussing the fact that Microsoft might just be starting to understand mobile by offering Windows Phone 10 for Lumia devices. We also talk about the "outernet" and how it will change the future. With Thanksgiving coming in the USA, we also talk Turkey - Tech Turkeys. We have those stories and more and the links below!


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Android App Pick - QuickPic

We have just posted up another Android App Pick of the Week and this week we are playing around with Android 5.0 Lollipop and giving a new Gallery App a go. QuickPic is a fantastic gallery replacement for your current stock gallery and if you've upgraded to Android L, you'll want to get this installed right away. It's fast, fantastic and free! Check it out and you'll easily see why it's our App Pick of the Week!



Genius Gila MMO/RTS Mouse Review

We have just posted up our review of the Genius Gila MMO/RTS Professional Gaming Mouse. There are a lot of mice that claim to be "Professional" grade, but if they can't stand up to the actual punishment of long hours of gaming, they suck. The Genius Gila doesn't suck and we've been putting this mouse through torture and it still is awesome. Take a look at our review for all the details.

Three months of mercilessly pounding this mouse with ARMA 3 has definitely put the Gila to the test. It relies heavily on multiple mouse functions with keyboard modifiers and the Gila doesn’t even bat an eye... It is a great mouse and I would recommend it to anyone enjoys having a lot of functionality right at their fingertips.

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Surface 2 for $200

If you live in the USA and are wanting to pick up a Surface 2 RT tablet, there is absolutely no better time than now. Right now on Microsoft's eBay store, you can pick up a 32GB Surface 2 with Windows 8.1 RT for a mere $200. It comes with free shipping in the USA and while is a refurbished unit, is up to the same quality standards and condition of a new one. Go shopping and beat some of the Black Friday rush.

At less than 1.5 pounds and just 8.9 mm thick, Surface 2 lets you carry less while you do more. It runs Windows RT 8.1 and comes preinstalled with Microsoft Office 2013 RT, so you get Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote—right out of the box. Surface 2 ups the ante with a more powerful, always-on processor, so it's ready to go when you need it. With an up to 10-hour battery that keeps you charged through the day, Surface 2 is powerful, yet ultra-thin and lightweight.

Source: eBay

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