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This morning it’s been suggested to SlashGear by a trusted source (the anonymous kind) that the HTC One will be appearing at the Verizon press event taking place at 11AM PST in Las Vegas today during CTIA. Now that the Xbox One has been revealed, it’s time to begin speaking about when the device will actually be released to the market. While there’s been a lot of controversy over various Xbox One features, the good news is that gamers will be able to use a single Xbox Live Gold membership across multiple accounts in a household. Justin Bieber, the Corvette C7, and dogs: Google is distilling its trend results into top ten charts, with a colorful new real-time display of what people are searching for most. Mark one in the column under Xbox One and a zero under indie game developers. Microsoft won’t allow indie devs to self-publish their games to the Xbox One, a business strategy that is pretty much the exact opposite of Sony’s vow to embrace indie games on the PlayStation 4. Apple announced back in December that they would be making some of their Mac computers in the US, but they didn’t specify where exactly the machines would be made. HTC has lost the CEO of its Asia division, with Lennard Hoornik confirmed to be leaving the firm. The further team-slimming comes after news broke earlier that several high-level members of HTC’s North American team, including Chief Product Officer Kouki Kodera, had left the company, amid its ongoing struggles to rise above Samsung’s vast marketing
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Crytek‘s latest games, called Ryse, had been announced in the past, but very few details were unleashed at that point. Amazon has launched Kindle Worlds, its latest publishing push, and aiming to commercialize fan-fiction – just as long as the original creators approve. Yesterday when Microsoft announced the Xbox One, they also announced a partnership with the NFL that would see an immersive NFL experience come to the new console, as well as some Microsoft technology coming to sidelines next season. Real-life tricorder project, the Scanado Scout, has graduated to crowdfunding stage, with the DIY health monitoring tool looking to raise $100,000 and ship to backers by March 2014. Google’s new “conversational search” feature for Chrome has quietly been enabled, with the new feature appearing in the latest version of Google’s browser. Microsoft has attempted to reassure privacy-perplexed gamers that the new Xbox One will not be a permanent spy camera in their living room, promising that the updated Kinect sensor will support “completely secure” shut-down modes. Amazon has revealed ambitious and architecturally striking plans for its new downtown Seattle buildings, a cluster of “biosphere” bubbles filled not only with space for eager workers but plants and even full-sized trees. 3D printing is beginning to take off – scary DIY guns and all – but MATAERIAL wants to take it one step further, “defying gravity” with its mesmerizing object modeling. Samsung has splashed $48m on a stake in rival smartphone manufacturer Pantech, scooping up a tenth of the South Korean company though saying it will have no input into how it runs its business. Logitech isn’t short on keyboards for the iPad, but for those sick of changing batteries its new wired version may be the answer. HTC continues to lose high-level staff as its North American team gradually peels away the struggling smartphone company, with industry talk suggesting Facebook’s Home launch strategy actually ended up undermining rather than supporting the firm. Qualcomm has unexpectedly revealed a new mirasol mobile display, a 5.1-inch panel running at a whopping 2,560 x 1,440 resolution. Millward Brown Optimor has released its annual BrandZ list of the most valuable global brands for the year, and Apple and Google are in the top slots, with the former coming in at #1 and the latter at #2.