Google delays launch of Nexus Q, gives free Q to those who pre-ordered

Google has officially suspended the Nexus Q media streaming devices official launch. Not delayed as in it will be shipping later than expected, instead they've basically canceled it and will be making some changes. That is why they are stating it has been suspended. A brief email is going out to those who've pre-ordered and multiple reports have just hit our inbox.

An iPad Mini could crash the Nexus 7 party

We've been hearing lots of reports that the folks from Cupertino are planning an iPad Mini. From Bloomberg and the New York Times, to our sister site SlashGear. Apparently Apple will be releasing a cheaper, smaller 7-inch iPad Mini later this year to better compete with Android. Could an iPad Mini crash the Nexus 7 party that's been going on all month? Doubtful -- but lets talk about it anyways.

Verizon faces $1.25m fine for blocking third-party tethering apps

Verizon is being forced by the FCC to pay a fine for apparently blocking their users from accessing third-party tethering apps. As is the case with most of these FCC fines, the $1.25 million settlement amount is chump change to a company as huge as Verizon, but it's more about the message the FCC sends to companies than it is about the money. Verizon will also be forced to train its employees on proper C Block procedure, which it is accused of breaking by blocking third-party tethering apps.

Square Enix announces Final Fantasy III for OUYA

Just 8 more days to go until the Kickstarter for OUYA wraps up! Are you getting excited? Square Enix apparently is, as the company has announced a version of Final Fantasy III for OUYA. This will be mostly the same as the revamped Final Fantasy III we saw on Nintendo DS back in 2006 (and later on Android), but with a few key differences. It'll also be available on OUYA from day one, so how's that for a launch day announcement?

Google Maps adds real-time New York Subway alerts

Today Google has added another addition to their Maps service that should make all those New York readers plenty happy. If you've ever missed the subway or been late this should help you out. Google Maps has offered transit times and updates for months, but now you'll get real-time updates and alerts in New York City.
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