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Ouya Open Gaming Platform Sails Past Original Funding Goals

The open source Ouya gaming platform, billed as "a new kind of video game console," has hit another milestone, and this one is a funding milestone. Last night, the Los Angeles-based project, which had set a goal of getting $950,000 of total funding on crowdsourced funding site Kickstarter, blew past its original goal with a whopping $8.6 million in contributions. What's more the project now has an official website at Ouya.tv. And, at the site, you can pre-order the open, Android-based console for $109, which includes shipping. The team at Ouya is expecting to ship the first consoles in the first quarter of next year. As we...

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Digia Buys Qt

The Qt cross platform application framework is being acquired from Nokia by Finnish company Digia in a deal that will see assets and employees transfer to the software and services company...

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Nikon To Launch Android Based Camera

Quite a co-incidence. We just published an article about managing your Nikon DSLR cameras using your Android devices, and here comes a rumor that Nikon is planning to announce Android based cameras.

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New Burp Proxy Cracks Android SSL

Among other things, the new version of Burp Proxy offers a workaround for a problem that previously prevented the analysis of encrypted SSL connections on Android phones...

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IDC: Android and iOS Continue to Carve Up the World, Another Record Quarter for Smartphones

According to IDC's latest figures, Android and iOS now account for 85 percent of the 152 million smartphones shipped in Q2 2012. Google's OS powered 68.1 percent of all smartphones sold -- with Samsung making the hardware behind for just under half of those. Apple's smartphones now claim a 16.9 percent marketshare and while plenty of phone shoppers are holding out for the iPhone's...

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