New details surface about Redbox Instant by Verizon

Netflix has been the dominate force in streaming movies and TV for a long time, but companies such as Amazon are looking to take that business from Netflix. Well, another company is going to be jumping into the fight. Redbox, the disc-based movie rental service that is in nearly every grocery store, is getting ready to launch its own streaming service, and some new details have emerged on its service.

Android Community Nightly: November 29th, 2012

Welcome to the first of many Android Community Nightlies we'll be enjoying together in the future. No, we aren't talking about the latest CM or AOKP nightly ROM build either. Instead we'll be focusing on one simple post each evening to let you catch up and enjoy all the Android news from the day. So with that we'll jump right into today's Android Community Nightly full of new games, Android 4.2.1 and more.

Square Enix announces Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade for US and Canada

Video games in general are pretty awesome, but one bad thing about being a gamer is watching as players in other regions get to enjoy a game that will probably never be released where you live. We thought that would be the case with Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade, a mobile game made by Square Enix that has so far been exclusive to Japan. Apparently that isn't the case, as Square Enix announced today that Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade will soon be launching in the US and Canada.

Pioneer AV receivers get support for HTC Connect

If you happen to own both a Pioneer AV receiver from 2012 and a HTC smartphone, then starting today there's a chance you can use both of them together. Today Pioneer announced a firmware update for "all Pioneer 2012 networked audio video receiver models," that adds support for HTC Connect. This means that you can now use your HTC smartphone to stream music to your receiver.

Sharp’s 5-inch 1080p smartphone shown off against the competition

Smartphones with quad-core processors and massive 5-inch 1920 x 1080p full HD displays are going to be the talk of 2013. HTC's already released their DROID DNA, and reports of similar offerings have came from Samsung, LG, and a few others. Today however Sharp is showing off their new 5-inch 1080p smartphone, and comparing it to the competition. It features some pretty impressive specs too so lets take a look.

Instant Google Street View could be coming soon

Good old Google is always thinking of ways to better their apps and services. Things like Google Maps Navigation, Street View, or the impressive instant Google search. Instant search and autocomplete was a huge task by Google and something we use daily. Start typing a word and it guesses it for you, saves you keystrokes, and works like a charm. What if we have instant Google street view too? Well, someone's developed exactly that.

Zynga brings Clay Jam to Google Play

Zynga gets a bad rap for making games that are similar to other casual titles on the market, but today we're seeing the company release a new mobile game that's pretty unique. Clay Jam is available today on the Google Play Store, and it's a game that looks to appreciate the finer points of modeling clay. In fact, every model in the game was made with modeling clay, which gives it that hand-made feel that you just can't get with computers.

Google wants to deliver information you never would have searched for

Google is already pretty good at delivering information right when we ask, but naturally, it wants to get better. It wants to get so good, in fact, that it's been looking into what sort of questions people have but never think to search for. That's according to MIT Technology Review's Tom Simonite, who spent three days participating in Google study that aimed to find out what was on his mind.
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