OUYA gets Ethernet port and tablet product manager

With over $5 million pledged and still 21 days to go before its Kickstarter campaign wraps up, OUYA is in a pretty good spot. Some remain unconvinced that OUYA will be able to pull off an Android-based console, but today, the team revealed what they're calling a "secret weapon." Muffi Ghadiali has been working behind-the-scenes on OUYA as the person in charge of the development of the product's hardware and software, and today the OUYA team announced his involvement in the project for the first time. Some of you may know Ghadiali from his stint at Amazon's Lab126, where he worked on developing hardware and software for the Kindle line of products. Now, he's all OUYA's and he's got a plan to take this project from mere Kickstarter campaign to smashing success.

Google Play Books now available in France

Google's been hard at work getting their Play Store content to more and more locations around the world. While this isn't as easy as it sounds today they've announced one more to receive the gift of books. Google's Play Store (Android Market) Books are now available for those in France as they continue their rollout to European markets.

AT&T announces shared data plans – will let you keep your unlimited data

We all knew this was coming sooner or later but today it's finally official. AT&T has announced their new shared data plans that will help broaden the choices for their wireless customers. Verizon announced similar options last month and now it's AT&T's turn. The important thing is they are taking a similar approach with their offering, yet not messing with what users currently have.

ZTE Grand X hands-on

Today we've got our hands on the brand new beast known as the ZTE Grand X, complete with NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor, 4.3-inch QHD display, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. This device also has, believe it or not, an NVIDIA modem - the NVIDIA i450 (Icera) to be exact. ZTE also makes another device with this modem, the ZTE Era. This device, the ZTE Grand X, is made to bring on power at an undeniably affordable price.

Google adds interactive weather search to tablets

Today Google has added another one of those small yet ever so useful features to their search capabilities on mobile devices. More importantly on tablets now that they're rocking their own Nexus 7. Today they've introduced interactive weather visualization for tablet devices -- something that is already available for smartphones.

Nexus 7 officially “in stock” on the Play Store – shipping now

This is probably a bit confusing for some but today Google has changed the status of the Nexus 7 on the Google Play Store. Previously it was listed for pre-order and "shipping in 1-2 weeks." Today however Google's changed that to actually "In Stock" and that it will ship instantly. This is only the 8GB version, as the 16GB actual got pushed back from 1-2 weeks to 3-4 weeks earlier today.