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Nintendo won't be at CES 2011 - jumps back into green pipe and goes home

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 25, 2010 12:52 am

I did post yesterday that Nintendo were going to make a come back after 16 years of absence at CES - but it appears they won't be. They were going to jump into a green tube at the Nintendo HQ and appear at CES next year, but not anymore.

 

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But, they've booked some meeting rooms during the show - to discuss something no one knows about, what will it include? No one is sure. Stay tuned!

Unreal Engine 3 - 2010 trailer - what the engine is capable of

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 25, 2010 12:37 am

Holee sheet. This is how games should look, NOW. Yes it's a technology demo, but it's showing where gaming might be by the time next-gen consoles hit. The engine is not even DX11 capable and looks stunning.

 

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Unreal Engine has been popular over the past few years, I still remember the times Epic's engine always came second to id's engines at the time, but with console sales booming - their engine has been in some pretty big games, Unreal (of course), Gears of War, Bioshock, Mass Effect - ya know, just to name a few games.

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Steam have daily deals for the next 5 days!

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 25, 2010 12:20 am

Steam are running their usual yearly sales - with some huge savings again this year. As a bonus, every day 30 people are selected to receive their top 5 games in their wishlist - so if you don't have your wishlist filled, I'd suggested you do this now!

 

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As for the deals, there's things available at up to 90% off. Games from Deus Ex collection, Prototype, RUSE, Borderlands and Counterstrike Source, CSS being available for $5 !!

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Will Notion Ink's Adam be the next-gen Tablet?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 25, 2010 12:07 am

These days - for hand held devices like the iPad and iPhone, most companies just want to copy Apple instead of going back to their own drawing board and releasing something revolutionary compared to their old products. This is what Notion Ink seems to be doing with the Adam.

 

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Of course it has been delayed from it's original release date, but such a bold product can't just be hastily released. It uses a hybrid Pixel Qui screen, high-power GPU and a swiveling camera, things that Apple don't even use - which could make it seem (and hopefully be) a second-generation tablet.

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SlingPlayer for iPad now available

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 24, 2010 11:57 pm

SlingPlayer for iPad is now available on the app store, for those who love to get their Sling on, it's only $29.99.

 

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Other than that, if you're used SlingPlayer before - you'll be familiar with it - it's a media player/DVR. It also allows you to transfer video from your own set top box to any other device, including browsers. It also works with Slingbox SOLO or PRO-HD.

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Chrome OS delayed until early 2011

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: Nov 24, 2010 11:45 pm

Well, my first post of the day is bad news for Google lovers - the Chrome-equipped netbook from Acer and HP has been delayed until early 2011. But, according to Acer there might still be a Chrome release from Google released before the end of the year.

 

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While the proper launch of Chrome OS delayed until 2011 - there are rumors Google has something in store for it's OS in December.

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iWatchz outs latest iPod nano watchband

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Fashion meets Tech | Posted: Nov 24, 2010 8:04 pm

Once the first watchbands for taking the latest gen iPod nano and turning it into a wristwatch surfaced, the floodgates opened and hoards of the things spilled onto the market. Another new watchband has surfaced today that look similar to the Griffin Slap watchband from a week or so back. The main difference is that the iWatchz bands unveiled today use normal buckles to close the band.

 

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The iWatchz bands are in the Q Collection and it can be had in seven different colors including black, white, red, pink, blue, green, and orange. All colors are $24.99 each and can be ordered right now. The band is made from silicon.

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Kinect hacked for gesture-controlled robot

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 24, 2010 7:00 pm

Most of the hacks I have seen of the Microsoft Kinect system have had no real purpose and have not done anything that I thought was interesting. A new hack has surfaced that actually has a purpose and controls a robot using gestures. I can see something like this for doctors in the future where they can just make gestures to control the robotic tools used for microsurgery.

 

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The gang over at Willow Garage have offered up a hack that uses Kinect to control one of its PR2 robots that are used for all sorts of research and are crazy expensive. The control system looks really intuitive and slick even if it is in an early form. One cool thing the company is working on is using a pair of the Kinects in one system.

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Flash Rods shows off sweet Back to the Future 500GB Delorean external HDD

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Storage | Posted: Nov 24, 2010 6:04 pm

As long as I live I will remember when I was five and my dad drove us to the GMC dealership to buy a Delorean. I was so excited I could have stroked out. We got there and the one on display was sold and he ended up buying a used Vette instead, pretty much killing my high. Those Delorean cars are still some of the coolest rides I have ever seen made all the more famous by Back to the Future.

 

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If you like Delorean cars or are a fan of the flick Flash Rods has the coolest external storage drive ever and you will want it. The drive is crammed inside a 1:18 scale replica of the Delorean from Back to the Future so it looks cool as hell sitting on your desk and gives you another 500GB of USB powered storage.

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