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App Pick - Super Mario Run is Sold

Remember back in 2008 when Google offered to buy for $200 Million dollars? Well, the founders of are trying to forget that day when they turned down Google because today they finally sold for a mere $500,000 bucks, a drop in value over 99.75%. Kevin Rose, the founder of Digg, was of course hired by Google a few months ago, but the rest of Digg team will be in limbo as they may not be offered jobs by the company that bought them (Betaworks). Uproxx has more details on the acquisition of Digg.

Back in 2008, Digg was rumored by Tech Crunch to be in negotiations with Google, who reportedly offered $200 million dollars for the social aggregation site. Digg had just raised a reported $29 million in venture capital and was valued at about $164 million. They still turned down the $200 million offer to become a part of Google News.

How things have changed. Now The Wall Street Journal reports Digg has sold to New York technology development firm Betaworks for a price of . . . wait for it . . . $500,000. Put another way, that’s 99.75% less than Google offered them four years ago. Put yet another way, it would take 70 Diggs to buy one Myspace. Ouch. Play them off, Johnny.


Episode #167 - Smellavision (4D) Coming to Theaters

Episode #167 of Weekly Tech Update is now available on iTunes and the Zune Marketplace.  This is our weekly podcast that covers the hottest stuff in tech - not only around BCCHardware, but also the world.  Check it out over here - as well as a free download in the iTunes store and the Zune Marketplace.

In this episode we will be discussing the Android Smartphone Botnet, 4D Movies are coming and Apple bails on the environment.  We have those stories and more...

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Ultrabook Persuasion

Advertising works.  It's true.  I never wanted to buy an Ultrabook until I saw this commercial.

This is 30 seconds of you life well spent - so watch!


12 Android 4.0 Tips You Should Know

As more and more people jump on the Android 4.0 bandwagon (or were finally able to get upgraded to it), Complex has come up with a list of 12 tips that you should know to help you get the most of out your Android 4.0 experience.

Google looks set to launch its next mobile OS, Jelly Bean, but a majority of Android users are just now getting their first taste of Android 4.0, better known as Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS). So with the latest software update making its way onto every major handset (most can be found on our 10 Best Android Phones Available Now list), we figured now would be a good time to break down the tips every ICS user should know. Time to take notes as we breakdown the must-know tricks for your Android 4.0 handset. From screenshot grabs to wireless data transferring, here is 12 Android Ice Cream Sandwich Tips You Should Know.

MacBook win, Ultrabook fail

Intel has been really pushing their Ultrabooks in the past year or so, however, according to CNET, they just aren't selling like Intel was hoping. The MacBook is still beating all the Ultrabook makers combined and due to the high price tag associated with most ultrabooks it doesn't appear like that will be changing all that quickly. Most ultrabook makers are hoping that Windows 8 will change their fortunes but it looks like this might be more of a price issue than anything else. You can find all the details over at CNET.

Ultrabook numbers will fall far short of Intel's aggressive market share targets, an IDC analyst told CNET. The MacBook Air, meanwhile, continues to coast amid continued popularity.

An IDC report today showed a weak PC market caught in its seventh consecutive quarter of little to no growth.

"The volume isn't there and it's going to be way below what Intel had hoped for," IDC analyst Jay Chou told CNET, referring to ultrabooks.

"The first half [of 2012] is about 500,000 ultrabooks shipped worldwide. It's nowhere near Intel's initial hope," Chou said. Ultrabooks are thin, lightweight Windows laptops that compete with Apple's MacBook Air.

Steve Ballmer vs. Apple

This week Steve Ballmer was speaking at the Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto and has basically declared war on Apple saying that Microsoft is going to challenge Apple in every market. Obviously Steve is feeling pretty good about the Microsoft Surface tablet, but he also wouldn't rule out the possibility that Microsoft is working on their own smartphone as well. Mashable has the full story.

Declaring a new era for the company, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said the Surface tablet will rejuvenate Microsoft as it takes on Apple and he didn’t discount the possibility of a Microsoft-made smartphone.

“We are trying to make absolutely clear we are not going to leave any space uncovered to Apple,” Ballmer told CRN following the Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto on Monday. “We are not. No space uncovered that is Apple’s.”

Ballmer stressed that Microsoft had advantages in productivity, enterprise management and manageability compared to Apple.

Android App Pick - Vehicle Barcode Scanner Lite

We have just posted up our 40th App Pick of the Week and this week we are helping you get some information when you're car shopping.  Vehicle Barcode Scanner Lite is a great little app that helps you get some extra vehicle information and easily export that to a search or your favorite application.  Find out what the guys is REALLY trying to sell you.

Please post your thoughts, comments, questions and suggestions for next week's Android App Pick of the Week!

Ouya: Android Console on KickStarter

If you're tired of locked down gaming consoles and are spending a bunch of time playing some really decent titles on your Android phone or tablet, but wished they were available on the biggest screen in your home, you're going to be in luck.  Ouya is making a $99 console that runs Android and will enable you to play all your favorite games from the comfort of your couch.  The project hoped to raise $950,000 in a month.  They've done pretty good so far as they are currently sitting at $2,802,277 - triple their goal... in three days...  Take a look and see how this could change console gaming.

We get it – smartphones and tablets are getting all the new titles – they're "what's hot.” The console market is pushing developers away. We’ve seen a brain drain: some of the best, most creative gamemakers are focused on mobile and social games because those platforms are more developer-friendly. And the ones who remain focused on console games can’t be as creative as they’d like.

Save Those Files

Be a hero in the data world.  Save some files.  Here are some reviews that can help you.


Lifehacker Pack for Windows

Lifehacker has put together an updated pack of Applications for Windows that are pretty handy.  This pack covers programs from productivity to utilities, internet, music, photos and a lot more.  Take a look at the individual items or you can simple download the pack and install what you want.

As always, we have the good folks at Ninite helping us out this year, creating a one-click installer for the 2012 Windows Lifehacker Pack. You can download the entire pack at once, or just pick the apps you want, and Ninite will install them all at once—perfect for new Windows installations or setting up your friends with a good set of apps.

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