As if there weren't enough new consoles coming out this year, Amazon is rumored to be throwing its hat into the ring as well. There are rumors swirling around (via ExtremeTech) that the mammoth marketplace could be launching an Android-based game console by the end of the year.
Pirate Browser is an enhanced portable version of Firefox
The Pirate Bay is fighting against censorship while celebrating its 10th anniversary by releasing a browser. That's right, the "Pirate Browser," by way of the infamous BitTorrent site, is a combination of Firefox 23, the Tor client, and special proxy configurations as well as bookmarks.
Looking for a new headset to add to your arsenal of PC gaming goodness but running a little low on funds? Mad Catz is now shipping the Tritton Kunai Stereo Gaming Headset for all your listening and trash-talking needs.
Locate your device in a flash with app-based location service
Sick and tired of losing your phone? Need some help when you've misplaced it? Google has a solution for you: the Android Device Manager service. Similar to Apple's Find My iPhone, this life-saving app will be released later in the month and can aid in pulling you out of some potentially sticky situations.
Become a City Expert and interact with other Google users
Are you a dedicated Yelp or Foursquare user who loves to post reviews of your favorite local establishments? Google called -- they want you. Google's new City Experts program is seeking out dedicated reviewers for its cause, which was rolled out in select cities on August 2nd.
Google Play Store continues to play catch-up in revenue
Android users should find cause to celebrate about their OS of choice. Forbes reports (via App Annie stats) that the Google Play Store has, after a long haul, overtaken iOS in app downloads. This unexpected turn of events seems to have been bolstered by quite the large rush in Android app downloads by Japan and South Korea, as well as downloads in India and Russia during the second quarter of 2013.
Advertising has become a bit more intrusive over the years as companies look for newer ways to get their message across, especially when it comes to video ads. Having to click through a video ad on YouTube or your favorite website can be annoying enough, but how about video ads on Facebook?
BlizzCon is returning to Anaheim, California this year, and with it likely hundreds of Blizzard fanatics. It's difficult as it is to get into the popular show, but we know SteelSeries, JINX, and The League of S.T.E.A.M have joined forces to send one lucky winner (and a buddy) to Blizzcon on their dime.
World of Warcraft seems to be losing subscribers at an exponential rate, and the unstoppable force may be seeing continual losses. According to GamesIndustry.biz, Activision Blizzard has revealed the game has lost 600,000 subscribers in the latest quarter of 2013, putting their subscriber base at just 7.7 million.