Apple has a clever iPhone plan to quietly win over China

Apple iPhone Trade-in Program: China

China is slowly becoming Apple’s main iPhone market and Apple has a new initiative in place to help it sell more iPhones while simultaneously increasing market share in the highly competitive market. Instead of cutting prices on top devices or worrying about launching cheaper devices, Apple plans to enlist Foxconn’s resources to sell used iPhones in the region, Bloomberg has found out.

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Report: Game of Thrones Remake for Indian TV

With Game of Thrones’ Season 5 premiere on the horizon, a report has surfaced claiming Sony Entertainment TV is remaking the hit fantasy series for Indian television.

The report comes from Pakastani news outlet Ary News (via Winter is Coming). According to the site, Sony’s series will be titled Rani Mahal, and like the HBO series, will follow George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Fire and Ice book series.

And according to Dramatize, Rani Mahal will actually be set in India in 1857 (the year of the Indian Rebellion), which would suggest there won’t be fantasy elements involved. It should be noted that “Rani Mahal” is also the name of a royal palace in the city of Jhansi that was damaged by British bombardment during the 1857 rebellion.

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‘ToeJam & Earl’ Reboot Hits Crowdfunding Goal

ToeJam and Earl Back in the Groove

It might be hard for younger gamers to believe, but ToeJam and Earl used to be bona fide celebrities. The mismatched duo never quite reached the heights of, say, the Sonic the Hedgehog crew, but every Sega Genesis owner (and every jealous wanna-be) knew their names. The pair of laid-back aliens from the planet Funkotron fit right in with the stars of early Nicktoons like Ren and Stimpy and Rocko’s Modern Life, and almost every player of a certain age has fond memories of guiding ToeJam and Earl through surreal landscapes, collecting pieces of their wrecked spaceship and helping them find a way home.

In later years, ToeJam and Earl has become a cult classic, mostly remembered for its jazz-infused hip-hop soundtrack and unapologetically weird atmosphere. However, the game itself is worth another …

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Reach Your Customers Through The Subconscious

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Consider a scene that happens a billion times a day, at a billion computers across the globe. A man is searching online for new running shoes, or a woman is clicking through e-commerce sites on the hunt for a birthday gift, a new dress or a book to read on her next vacation. Shoppers navigating the online marketplace think they are in control of their decisions. But the truth is, as they… Read More —> Read More

The amazing Ikea project that you’ll hopefully never have to use

Ikea Better Shelter Modular Home

Ikea isn’t only using its furniture building know-how to create some interesting pieces for your home, but it’s also working on projects that could be a lot more useful for people who find themselves in need of emergency shelters. Such is the case of the Better Shelter modular home for refugees that can offer better shelter than the usual tents you see on TV whenever reports about refugees are aired.

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Check Out This Incredible Broken Age Documentary

The Double Fine Adventure Documentary series, which chronicles the entire development of Broken Age, is now free for everyone. The 2 Player Productions series was previously only available to folks who backed Broken Age (then called Double Fine Adventure) on Kickstarter back in 2012.

Currently, 10 of the episodes of the series are free, with the rest being doled out every Tuesday and Thursday. Check out the entire playlist (which is continually updated) here. The series starts with the 2012 Kickstarter campaign, and the free episodes are currently at the point in development where Double Fine made the decision to split the game in two. The episodes will be delivered to the public every week leading up to the April 28 release of Broken Age Act 2.

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GameStop: Console Category Sales Short of Industry Forecast

Retail giant GameStop reported that while current console sales exceeded expectations by nearly $700 million USD for the year, sales of last gen consoles declined faster than expected. It also said that sales in the console category fell short of industry expectations.

The company reported that sales of new consoles, including Xbox One, PS4, and Wii U, were forecasted to reach $3.8 billion for the company, but the actual number came in at $4.5 billion.

Technology brands was another bright spot for the company, with a fivefold increase over the year prior, from $62 million to $329 million in 2014.

In a supplementary presentation for investors, GameStop said the decline in last-gen console sales was greater than expected, but the faster adoption of the new consoles offset the drop-off.

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The Crossing Dead: Tips, Tricks, Cheats, and Strategy Guide

I guess it was only a matter of time before Crossy Road clones started hitting the App Store, but this one’s a good one. The Crossing Dead has the Minecraftian graphics and hopping physics of Crossy Road, combined with zombie-shooting gameplay. Your goals are to go as far as you can, don’t let zombies get you, and of course, avoid obstacles, as well as unlock the multitude of new characters in this game. —> Read More

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