Humble Bundle expands to Android with World of Goo, Anomaly and more

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The choose-your-own-price Humble Bundle has proven to be a runaway success on desktop platforms — helping fund indie developers and causes like Child’s Play and the EFF alike — and it’s now finally taken the plunge onto mobile devices. That move was kicked off today with the Humble Bundle for Android, which includes the games Anomaly: Warzone Earth, Osmos, and EDGE. Those three are available for any price you choose, but you’ll also get World of Goo thrown in if you pay more than the average price (just over $5 as of this writing). As always, you can also choose how you’d like your contribution split between developers and charity (and the Humble organization itself), and you’ll even get access the Windows, Mac and Linux versions of the same games as an added bonus. Hit the source link below to get started, or head on past the break for a video if you need any more convincing. We should also note that the Android games are offered as direct downloads, not through the Android Market; installations instructions are provided following your purchase.

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Amazon announces Q4 2011 results: sales jump to $17.43 billion, but profits drop 58 percent

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Amazon’s just announced its earnings for the fourth quarter of the year, and it’s a bit of a mixed bag. While net sales were up 35 percent year-over-year to $17.43 billion, net income dropped a hefty 58 percent to $177 million, or 38 cents a share — that’s off analysts’ expectations, who were looking for sales in the neighborhood of $18.3 billion and earnings of 17 cents a share. As always, the company is remaining mum on any specific Kindle sales figures, but it says that sales of all Kindle devices nearly tripled over the holiday shopping season, and that the Kindle Fire remains the bestselling item across all of the products it offers. Of course, the loss it’s taking on each one is also one of the big reasons for that drop in profits. Specific figures are equally hard to come by for some of Amazon’s other services, but the company says the number of Appstore for Android customers has nearly tripled from the previous quarter (with them downloading more apps in Q4 than all of the previous quarters combined), and that the number of Instant Video customers has more than doubled year-over-year (with the number of streams increasing 300 percent from the previous quarter).

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Toshiba announces Q3 earnings: revenues down, posts $139 million loss

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The economy may be starting to look up, but that doesn’t mean the suffering is over. Toshiba is just the latest company to announce that it had a rough quarter to close out the calendar year 2011. The quarter ending December 31st of 2011, saw the company pull in $18.5 billion in revenue — nine percent less than it did over the same time period last year. What’s worse, is that even with all that cash flowing in, the Japanese electronics giant still lost $136 million during the fiscal third quarter of 2011. Practically every segment of the company saw sales decrease, including appliances, TVs and electronic devices, contributing to the poor performance. Toshiba has also revised its forecast for Q4, cutting projected earnings in half, but not going as far as to predict a loss. Check out the source link for full details.

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Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx review

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Most of today’s smartphones, especially those of the LTE-enabled persuasion, have earned a bad rap for exceptionally bad battery life, with large displays and hungry radios that suck the juice out faster than a three year-old can down a CapriSun. The race to construct the thinnest phones on the market doesn’t help much either, since whittling down handsets results in less space for generously sized battery packs. The Motorola Droid RAZR is currently the slimmest phone this side of the Pacific, offering a thickness of 7.1mm at its thinnest end, and the title likely won’t hold for long as new phones like the Huawei Ascend P1 S aim to knock the RAZR off its throne. But at what point do we stand up and insist on adding a little extra heft for the sake of having a bigger battery?

Enter the Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx. A mere two months after its predecessor was released on Verizon, this new contender came around to challenge the battery life of every single next-gen phone we’ve ever used. Its back end has been filled out somewhat to make room for a bigger battery, but at 8.99mm, it’s still slimmer than a huge number of competing handsets on the market today. So what makes the Maxx different from the RAZR? Is it worth paying $300 with a two-year commitment — a $100 premium over its original? Read on to find out.

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NTT DoCoMo launches NEC Medias ES N-05D: Is 6.7mm thin enough?

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NTT DoCoMo launches NEC Medias ES N-05D: Is 6.7mm thin enough?

Those NEC artisans have been at it again, shaving even more from its smartphone profiles. It’s arrived at the Medias ES N-05D, which measures in at a ridiculous 6.7mm, and making the Droid Razr choke on its salad in the process. Like its predecessor, the ES N-01, the Android phone will be ready to play nice with your compatible G-Shock, alongside a waterproof shell, HD screen and eight megapixel camera. Arriving on NTT DoCoMo, you can expect those exotic ‘standard’ features that Japanese customers love, including a 1seg TV tuner and NFC wallet functionality. As is the tradition for new phones in the east, the phone will launch in several colors: black, white and (predictably) pink. Skinny jeans fans can hop over to the source to see exactly how Japan rocks its slim phones.

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Razer Tiamat 7.1 delayed again, gamers everywhere realize they have other headset options

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The so-called first true 7.1 surround sound headset is inching towards vaporware status. Razer’s Tiamat 7.1 was originally supposed to land sometime in Q4 of 2011 but, as the holiday season approached, the company regretfully informed potential customers that the gaming gear would not ship until the end of January. Well, it’s the 31st and the Tiamat is still no where in sight. In fact, Razer just issued yet another notice of delay on its blog. The company promises it’ll ship the headset in February, but having been burned once already, we’re wondering who is still holding out hope of getting their pale button mashers on a set. Hit up the source link to find out what sort of apologies (including a free t-shirt!) Razer is offering to satiate its frothy-mouthed customers.

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Hot Wheels RC iNitro Speeders hands-on (video)

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iPhonecontrolled RC vehicles are a dime a dozen these days. But, ones as tiny as a standard Hot Wheels car? Those are little more rare. In fact, we only know of one such product — iNitro Speeders from Mattel. The radio-controlled Hot Wheels racers wont hit 100MPH, but it also won’t decimate your bank account. The itty-bitty Mustang GT we tried out is, after all, just a toy — and not the kind that bored rich men buy themselves. It’s plastic, relatively cheap ($33) and designed to work with every kid’s favorite touchscreen device, the iPhone. So, how is one of the premiere brands of die cast cars keeping up in the smartphone age? Keep reading after the break to find out.

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Hot Wheels RC iNitro Speeders hands-on (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 31 Jan 2012 11:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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