SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 18, 2012
AMD posted its results for quarter 3 just a bit while ago, and things aren’t looking too good for the corporate – in reality, it says that it’s going to ought to layoff around 15% of its workforce in an try to avoid wasting money.
Moving far from that rather depressing news, we heard some more whispers in regards to the different iPad Mini variants today, and Google announced a new Samsung-made Chromebook (that’s super cheap, too!). The controversial Copyright Alert System is expounded to be going live within the following couple of weeks, and today AT&T released an announcement by which it objects to SoftBank’s planned buyout of Sprint. Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom has started a brand new file sharing site, and we learned that Apple could be wanting to buy the talent behind the soon-to-be-shutdown Color app, rather then everything.
comScore says that the Amazon Kindle Fire has the best readership rates for digital content, and today was the day the Motorola RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD launched at Verizon. Twitter is ruffling some feathers with how it censors content, and TweetBot landed at the Mac App Store with an exquisite high ticket. Chevrolet announced today that it’ll be unveiling the 2014 Corvette on January 13, while Nokia CEO Stephen Elop said that his company is able to compete if Microsoft launches a Surface-branded smartphone. Researchers are considering launching a probe to a recently-discovered exoplanet, and Caldexa said that it has plans to start using 64-bit ARM chips in 2014.
New rumors are pegging AMD with an itch to drop prices on APU Llano chips, and beloved digital distribution site GOG added support for Mac today with the addition of fifty games. Battlefield 3: Aftermath would be available for PS3 Premium subscribers on November 27, so prepare to battle on a handful of recent maps which have been decimated by an earthquake. Finally tonight, we’ve loads of original articles so that it will look at, as Chris Burns compares the RAZR MAXX HD and RAZR HD side-by-side in a brand new hands-on article. Chris also gave us his review of the MAINGEAR Potenza, and we ask if picking up the brand new $249 Chromebook is an efficient idea for college kids. One very last thing to notice before we go – we’ve released version 2.0 of our iOS app, making it compatible with the iPhone 5′s larger screen. You may get it right this minute from the iTunes Store by clicking this [download link]! Benefit from the remainder of your night folks!