An accelerometer is a device that measures proper acceleration ("g-force").
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Adobe Flash (formerly called Macromedia Flash and Shockwave Flash) is a multimedia and software platform used for creating vector graphics, animation, browser games, rich Internet applications, desktop applications, mobile applications and mobile games.
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An analog stick, sometimes called a control stick, joy stick or thumbstick, is an input device for a controller (often a game controller) that is used for two-dimensional input.
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Android is a mobile operating system (OS) based on the Linux kernel and currently developed by Google.
AOL Inc. (previously known as America Online, written as AOL and styled as Aol.) is an American multinational mass media corporation based in New York City that develops, grows, and invests in brands and web sites.
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The ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore is a 32-bit processor core licensed by ARM Holdings implementing the ARMv7-A architecture.
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AT&T Inc. is an American multinational telecommunications corporation, headquartered at Whitacre Tower in downtown Dallas, Texas.
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The attach rate is a concept used broadly in business, especially in marketing, to represent the number of units of a secondary product/service sold as a direct or implied consequence of the sale of a primary product/service.
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Augmented reality (AR) is a live direct or indirect view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented (or supplemented) by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data.
Australia (colloquially), officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is an Oceanian country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands.
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Black Friday is the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the United States (the fourth Thursday of November).
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard for exchanging data over short distances (using short-wavelength UHF radio waves in the ISM band from 2.4 to 2.485 GHz) from fixed and mobile devices, and building personal area networks (PANs).
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Call of Duty: Black Ops II is a 2012 first-person shooter video game, developed by Treyarch and published by Activision (Square Enix for Japan).
Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified is a 2012 first-person shooter video game, developed by nStigate Games and published by Activision for the PlayStation Vita.
A camera is an optical instrument for recording images, which may be stored locally, transmitted to another location, or both.
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Computer and Video Games (CVG, C&VG or C+VG) was a UK-based video game magazine, published in its original form between 1981 and 2004.
Crackle is an online distributor of original web shows, Hollywood movies, and TV shows.
Crunchyroll (stylized as crunchyroll) is an American website and international online community focused on video streaming East Asian media including anime, manga, drama, music, electronic entertainment, and auto racing content.
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A D-pad (short for directional pad; also known as a Control Pad) is a flat, usually thumb-operated four-way directional control with one button on each point, found on nearly all modern video game console gamepads, game controllers, on the remote control units of some television and DVD players, and smart phones.
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Develop is a monthly trade magazine for the video games industry.
Digital distribution (also called content delivery, online distribution, or electronic software distribution (ESD), among others) is the delivery or distribution of media content such as audio, video, software and video games.
The display resolution or display modes of a digital television, computer monitor or display device is the number of distinct pixels in each dimension that can be displayed.
The DualShock (trademarked as DUAL SHOCK) is a line of vibration-feedback gamepads by Sony for PlayStation consoles and devices.
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El País (literally The Country) is the highest-circulation daily newspaper in Spain and one of three Madrid dailies considered to be national newspapers of record for Spain (along with El Mundo and ABC).
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Electronic Arts, Inc. (EA), also known as EA Games, is an American developer, marketer, publisher and distributor of video games headquartered in Redwood City, California.
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The Electronic Entertainment Expo 2011, commonly known as E3 2011, was the 17th Electronic Entertainment Expo held.
Engadget is a multilingual technology blog network with daily coverage of gadgets and consumer electronics.
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Escape Plan is a puzzle video game released for the PlayStation Vita on 22 February 2012, as a launch title.
Eurogamer is an award-winning website and YouTube channel focused on video game news, reviews and other features.
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Europe is a continent that comprises the westernmost part of Eurasia.
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Facebook is an online social networking service headquartered in Menlo Park, California.
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is a line of Japanese video game magazines published by Enterbrain, Inc. and Tokuma.
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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is an independent agency of the United States government, established in 1914 by the Federal Trade Commission Act.
, also stylized as Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster, is a high-definition remaster of the role-playing video games Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2, originally developed and published by Square (now Square Enix) on the PlayStation 2 in 2001 and 2003 respectively.
Flickr (pronounced "flicker") is an image hosting and video hosting website, and web services suite that was created by Ludicorp in 2004 and acquired by Yahoo in 2005.
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Foursquare is a local search and discovery service mobile app which provides search results for its users.
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The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is the largest annual gathering of professional video game developers, focusing on learning, inspiration, and networking.
Gamescom (stylized as gamescom) is a trade fair for video games held annually at the Koelnmesse in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
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GameSpot is a video gaming website that provides news, reviews, previews, downloads, and other information on certain video games.
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Gawker Media is an online media company and blog network, founded and owned by Nick Denton and based in New York City.
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The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a space-based navigation system that provides location and time information in all weather conditions, anywhere on or near the Earth where there is an unobstructed line of sight to four or more GPS satellites.
The graphics display resolution is the width and height dimensions of an electronic visual display device, such as a computer monitor, in pixels.
A graphics processor unit (GPU), also occasionally called visual processor unit (VPU), is a specialized electronic circuit designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display.
A gyroscope (from Greek γῦρος gûros, "circle" and σκοπέω skopéō, "to look") is a spinning wheel or disc in which the axis of rotation is free to assume any orientation.
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A handheld game console is a lightweight, portable video game console with a built-in screen, game controls, and speakers.
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a proprietary audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from an HDMI-compliant source device, such as a display controller, to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device.
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In the history of video games, the eighth generation includes consoles released since by Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony Computer Entertainment.
is a markup language used for structuring and presenting content on the World Wide Web.
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Hulu is an American online company and partially ad-supported streaming service offering a selection of TV shows, clips, movies, and other streaming media on Hulu.com.
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IEEE 802.11 is a set of media access control (MAC) and physical layer (PHY) specifications for implementing wireless local area network (WLAN) computer communication in the 2.4, 3.6, 5, and 60 GHz frequency bands.
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IEEE 802.11b-1999 or 802.11b, is an amendment to the IEEE 802.11 wireless networking specification that extends throughput up to 11 Mbit/s using the same 2.4GHz band.
IEEE 802.11g-2003 or 802.11g is an amendment to the IEEE 802.11 specification that extended throughput to up to 54 Mbit/s using the same 2.4 GHz band as 802.11b.
IEEE 802.11n-2009, commonly shortened to 802.11n, is a wireless networking standard that uses multiple antennas to increase data rates.
IGN (formerly Imagine Games Network) is a San Francisco-based games and entertainment media company operated by Ziff Davis LLC.
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iPhone is a line of smartphones designed and marketed by Apple Inc. They run Apple's iOS mobile operating system.
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The iPod Touch (stylized and marketed as iPod touch) is an iOS-based all-purpose pocket computer designed and marketed by Apple Inc. with a user interface that is touchscreen-based.
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Jack Tretton is a member of the advisory boards for Genotaur, an artificial intelligence startup, and LifeApps Digital Media, a digital publisher of products and services focused on heath, fitness, and sports topics.
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Japan (日本 Nippon or Nihon; formally or Nihon-koku, "State of Japan") is an island country in East Asia.
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Joystiq was a video gaming blog founded in June 2004 as part of the Weblogs, Inc. family of weblogs, now owned by AOL.
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is the President and CEO of Sony Corporation.
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is the former Chairman and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment (SCEI), the video game division of Sony Corporation, and current president and CEO of Cyber AI Entertainment.
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In marketing terminology, a killer application (commonly shortened to killer app) is any computer program that is so necessary or desirable that it proves the core value of some larger technology, such as computer hardware, gaming console, software, a programming language, software platform, or an operating system.
Killzone 3 is a 2011 first-person shooter video game for the PlayStation 3, developed by Guerrilla Games and published by Sony Computer Entertainment.
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Kotaku is a video game-focused blog and part of Gawker Media's "Gawker" network of sites.
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La Tribune is a French newspaper founded in 1985.
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Latin (Latin: lingua latīna) is a classical language belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages.
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A liquid-crystal display (LCD) is a flat panel display, electronic visual display, or video display that uses the light modulating properties of liquid crystals.
This is a list of all 290 downloadable minis available on the PlayStation Store.
Little Deviants is an arcade game that was developed by Bigbig Studios for the PlayStation Vita.
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Lost Planet 2 is a third-person shooter video game developed and published by Capcom.
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MCV is a United Kingdom-based trade magazine which focuses on business aspects of the video game industry, including game retailing.
is a Japanese company that gathers and analyzes data from the digital entertainment industry, specifically focusing on the Japanese console gaming market.
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A memory card or flash card is an electronic flash memory data storage device used for storing digital information.
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is an action-adventure stealth video game developed by Kojima Productions exclusively for the PlayStation 3 console.
Minecraft is a sandbox independent video game originally created by Swedish programmer Markus "Notch" Persson and later developed and published by the Swedish company Mojang.
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is a game in the Monster Hunter franchise for the PlayStation Portable system that was released in Japan on December 1, 2010.
Mortal Kombat is the ninth main installment in the Mortal Kombat series of fighting video games.
Music Unlimited, formerly Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity (pronounced as "curiosity"), was an on-demand music streaming service provided by Sony, and powered by Omnifone.
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Netflix is an international provider of on-demand Internet streaming media available to viewers in all of Australia, New Zealand, South America, Japan, North America and parts of Europe (Denmark, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Ireland and United Kingdom), and of flat rate DVD-by-mail in the United States, where mailed DVDs and Blu-ray are sent via Permit Reply Mail.
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Next Generation Gamer, commonly abbreviated as NG-Gamer, is one of the largest gaming websites in the Benelux.
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, formerly known as or "Nico-dō" for short, is a video sharing website in Japan managed by Niwango, a subsidiary of Dwango.
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is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics company headquartered in Kyoto, Japan.
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The is a portable game console produced by Nintendo.
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North America is a continent wholly within the Northern Hemisphere and almost wholly within the Western Hemisphere.
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is the predominant mobile phone operator in Japan.
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An organic light-emitting diode (OLED) is a light-emitting diode (LED) in which the emissive electroluminescent layer is a film of organic compound which emits light in response to an electric current.
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OnLive was a Mountain View, California-based provider of cloud visualization technologies.
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is a series of video game consoles created and developed by Sony Computer Entertainment.
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The PlayStation (officially abbreviated as PS, and commonly known as PS1 or PSX) is a home video game console developed and marketed by Sony Computer Entertainment.
The PlayStation 3 (PS3) is a home video game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment.
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The PlayStation 4 (officially abbreviated as PS4) is a home video game console from Sony Computer Entertainment.
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The PlayStation Blog, also styled as PlayStation.Blog, is a PlayStation focused blog.
The PlayStation Camera is an optional motion sensing accessory for PlayStation 4.
PlayStation Mobile (formerly PlayStation SuiteHinkle, David. (2012-06-04).
PlayStation Network, officially abbreviated PSN, is an entertainment service provided by Sony Computer Entertainment for use with the PlayStation family of video game consoles, Sony tablets, smartphones, Blu-ray players and HDTVs.
PlayStation Now (officially abbreviated as PS Now) is a cloud gaming service that allows users to pay for access to a selection of original PlayStation 3 titles on either a per-game basis or via a subscription, with plans to offer PlayStation 4 titles in the future, and perhaps also PlayStation, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation Portable titles.
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The PlayStation Portable (officially abbreviated as PSP) is a handheld game console developed by Sony.
The PlayStation Store (also abbreviated as PSN Store) is a digital media store available to users of Sony's PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and PlayStation Portable game consoles via the PlayStation Network.The store offers a range of downloadable content both for purchase and available free of charge.
PlayStation TV (abbreviated to PS TV), known in Japan and other parts of Asia as the PlayStation Vita TV or PS Vita TV, is a microconsole, and a non-handheld variant of the PlayStation Vita handheld game console.
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The PlayStation Vita system software is the official, updatable firmware and operating system for the PlayStation Vita and PlayStation TV (known in Asia as PlayStation Vita TV).
PlayStation VR, previously known under the codename Project Morpheus, is an upcoming virtual reality headset produced by Sony Computer Entertainment.
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The PocketStation is a Memory Card peripheral by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation home video game console.
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PowerVR is a division of Imagination Technologies (formerly VideoLogic) that develops hardware and software for 2D and 3D rendering, and for video encoding, decoding, associated image processing and DirectX, OpenGL ES, OpenVG, and OpenCL acceleration.
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Qello is an on-demand digital entertainment company.
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Redbox Automated Retail, LLC is a subsidiary of Outerwall, Inc. specializing in DVD, Blu-ray, and video game rentals via automated retail kiosks.
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Remote Play is a feature of Sony video game consoles that allows the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 to transmit its video and audio output to a PlayStation Portable or PlayStation Vita.
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Rogers Wireless is a Canadian wireless telephone company headquartered in Toronto, providing service nationally throughout Canada.
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Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, officially abbreviated SCE Worldwide Studios, is a group of video game developers owned by Sony Computer Entertainment which was established in 2005.
SCEA may refer to.
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A second screen involves the use of a computing device (commonly a mobile device, such as a tablet or smartphone) to provide an enhanced viewing experience for content on another device, such as a television.
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Secure Digital (SD) is a non-volatile memory card format developed by the SD Card Association (SDA) for use in portable devices.
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Shawn Layden is the President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA).
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is President of Sony's Worldwide Studios for Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
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Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, and often referred to as the ''Lion City'', the ''Garden City'', and the ''Red Dot'', is a leading global city-state and island country in Southeast Asia.
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Sixaxis (trademarked SIXAXIS) is a wireless gamepad produced by Sony for their PlayStation 3 video game console.
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Skype is a telecommunications application software product that specializes in providing video chat and voice calls from computers, tablets, and mobile devices via the Internet to other devices or telephones/smartphones.
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A software release life cycle is the sum of the stages of development and maturity for a piece of computer software: ranging from its initial development to its eventual release, and including updated versions of the released version to help improve software or fix bugs still present in the software.
, commonly referred to as Sony, is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Kōnan Minato, Tokyo, Japan.
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Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. (SCEI; 株式会社ソニー・コンピュータエンタテインメント) is a Japanese multinational video game company specializing in a variety of areas in the video game industry, and is a wholly owned subsidiary and part of the Consumer Products & Services Group of Sony.
South America is a continent located in the Western Hemisphere, mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the Northern Hemisphere.
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South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea (lit. The Republic of Great Han; ROK), and commonly referred to as Korea, is a sovereign state in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula.
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Super Stardust Delta, known as Star Strike Delta in Japan, is a twin-stick shoot 'em up video game for the PlayStation Vita handheld console.
Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack is a side-scrolling platform video game, released on February 21, 2012, as a launch title of the PlayStation Vita.
Terraria is an action-adventure sandbox video game developed by game studio Re-Logic.
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The Gadget Show is a British television series which focuses on consumer technology.
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The New York Times (NYT) is an American daily newspaper, founded and continuously published in New York City since September 18, 1851, by the New York Times Company.
The Nikkei,, is Nikkei Inc.'s flagship publication and the world's largest financial newspaper, with a daily circulation exceeding three million.
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The Wall Street Journal is a business-focused, English-language international daily newspaper based in New York City.
, commonly known as TGS, is a video game expo / convention held annually in September in the Makuhari Messe, in Chiba, Japan.
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A touchpad or trackpad is a pointing device featuring a tactile sensor, a specialized surface that can translate the motion and position of a user's fingers to a relative position on the operating system that is outputted to the screen.
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A touchscreen is an input device normally layered on the top of an electronic visual display of an information processing system.
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, is a 2013 action role-playing game developed by Omega Force for the PlayStation Portable and PlayStation Vita.
TuneIn is a privately held company based in San Francisco, California founded by Bill Moore as RadioTime in Dallas, Texas in 2002.
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The TurboGrafx-16 Entertainment SuperSystem, originally known in Japan as the, is a home video game console joint-developed by Hudson Soft and NEC, released in Japan on October 30, 1987, and in the United States on August 29, 1989.
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Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 140-character messages called "tweets".
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The Universal Media Disc (UMD) is an optical disc medium developed by Sony for use on their PlayStation Portable handheld gaming and multimedia platform.
USB, short for Universal Serial Bus, is an industry standard developed in the mid-1990s that defines the cables, connectors and communications protocols used in a bus for connection, communication, and power supply between computers and electronic devices.
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Videogaming247 (VG247) is a video game blog published in the United Kingdom, founded in February 2008 by industry veteran Patrick Garratt.
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Vodafone Group plc is a British multinational telecommunications company headquartered in London and with its registered office in Newbury, Berkshire.
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Wi-Fi (or WiFi) is a local area wireless computer networking technology that allows electronic devices to network, mainly using the UHF and SHF ISM radio bands.
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The Xbox is a home video game console and the first installment in the Xbox series of consoles manufactured by Microsoft.
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The XrossMediaBar (pronounced cross-media bar and officially abbreviated as XMB) is a graphical user interface developed by Sony Computer Entertainment.
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Yahoo Inc. (styled as Yahoo!) is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
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Yahoo News originated as a pure Internet-based news aggregator by Yahoo.
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is an action-adventure/survival horror video game, developed and published by Sega exclusively for the PlayStation 3.
YouTube is a video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California, United States.
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The was a magnitude 9.0 (Mw) undersea megathrust earthquake off the coast of Japan that occurred at 14:46 JST (05:46 UTC) on Friday 11 March 2011, with the epicentre approximately east of the Oshika Peninsula of Tōhoku and the hypocenter at an underwater depth of approximately.
3G, short form of third generation, is the third generation of mobile telecommunications technology.
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