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Battlefield 3 to be unveiled at GDC 2011

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jan 11, 2011 3:50 am

EA are set to show off Battlefield 3 at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco in March. EA will also have new game announcements as well as playable hands-on-time with upcoming titles.


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The titles that will be on show including Battlefield 3 will be Shadows of the Damned, Alice Madness Returns, Kingdom of Amalur: Reckoning and Crysis 2.

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Elder Scrolls Skyrim gets screenshots and details

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jan 11, 2011 3:38 am

Elder Scrolls Skyrim has a lot of ES fans licking their lips waiting for some screenshots or details, well, I have your fix right here. Check out a screenshot below of Skyrim!


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Looks great, doesn't it? There's a bunch of details released on it too, these details involve the story, enemies, the graphics engine, combat and weaponary, magic, cities, levels and skills, NPC's, quests and the player.

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Nintendo 3DS - rewards you for fitness in the form of "Game Coins"

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jan 11, 2011 2:14 am

Nintendo sure like pushing that envelope of creativity and they've done it again! Nintendo's 3DS Coins is a step in the right direction for rewarding people for fitness.


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Nintendo made a big splash with Wii Fit, it hit mainstream news pretty hard - it helped the overweight, the elderly, the people that would normally not want to walk around their neighbourhood doing fitness were now safe within the confines of their own houses, getting at least some fitness in.

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RumorTT: iPad 2 coming February 1st?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jan 11, 2011 1:14 am

Rumors are flying fast that Apple are prepping the iPad 2 for a late January, early February release. Of course Apple have not confirmed any of the rumors, but when have they ever done that?


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Founder of Digg, Kevin Rose, has stated that a source close to him is indicating a February 1st release. Other news on the iPad 2 is obviously the 'square' shape compared to the curvy design of the original (like the iPhone 3G/S to the iPhone 4). Also included in the rumor mill for the iPad 2 is a higher resolution display and dual cameras (front and back) for some FaceTime-action.

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Intel to pay NVIDIA $1.5 billion, also kiss and make up

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Jan 11, 2011 12:35 am

NVIDIA and Intel are now playing nice. I'm guessing this is because AMD is about to open up a can of whoop ass on them (all the pun in the world intended there, you may remember the tattoo, etc).


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NVIDIA and Intel have announced a new six year cross-licensing deal that will have Intel coughing up $1.5 billion over five years to NVIDIA, to gain access to their technology, while NVIDIA gain access to some of Intel's patents.

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AMD CEO Dirk Meyer resigns

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Jan 11, 2011 12:21 am

AMD has just announced that CEO Dirk Meyer has resigned. Currently there is no official reason for his resignation, except that he reached a "mutual agreement" with the company's board.


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Current CFO, Thomas Seifert will be the temporary CEO whilst a new one is found. Bruce Claflin, Chairman of AMD's Board of Directors and head of the CEO Search Committee said "Dirk became CEO during difficult times. He successfully stabilized AMD while simultaneously concluding strategic initiatives including the launch of GlobalFoundries, the successful settlement of our litigation with Intel and delivering Fusion APUs to the market."

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Epson debuts new PowerLite 92, 93, 95, and 96W projectors

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: Jan 10, 2011 8:00 pm

Epson is more of a printer company than anything else in my mind. However, that's not all the firm is about. It makes a full line of projectors and other items that are used in businesses, homes, and the classroom all around the country. Epson has announced a new line of projectors aimed at the classroom that replaces the PowerLite 83V+, 83+, 84+, 85+ and 826W+ units on the market right now.


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The new line of projectors includes the PowerLite PowerLite 92, 93, 95, and 96W. The PowerLite 92 and 93 projectors sell for $649 and $699 respectively and have 2400 lumens of white and color light output. The PowerLite 95 sells for $799 and has 2600 lumens of output. These three projectors offer XGA resolution.


The PowerLite 96W has 2700 lumens of light output and sells for $899 with WXGA resolution. The 93, 95, and 96W all have network connectivity and can be controlled remotely. The 95 and 96W can stream video over an IP network as well. All of the projectors have 1.2x optical zoom, HDMI connectivity, and more. The new line of projectors will ship in March.

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DisplayLink offers cheap app to turn iPad into secondary screen for notebook

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Laptops | Posted: Jan 10, 2011 7:02 pm

Working on a notebook if you are used to working from a desktop can be difficult thanks in part to the small screen that you get even on larger notebooks. If you are like me and are used to large desktop screens moving around windows and constantly searching for things on your netbook or notebooks small screen gets old fast. If you have an iPad you take with you, DisplayLink has a new app that will turn the iPad into a secondary display.


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The new app is called the DisplayLink App and it's not the first app I have seen to turn the iPad into a secondary display. This is the first one for wireless graphics heavy weight DisplayLink though. The app will work with Windows 7, Vista, and XP and works in Windows 7 Aero mode unlike other similar apps on the market.


Configuration of the app is done using the DisplayLink Windows Graphics utility. The display automatically repositions when connected or disconnected and it works with other DisplayLink USB devices. It's not spelled out, but the connectivity is apparently provided by the USB charge and sync cable the iPad ships with. The app is only $1.99 and is available right now.

iWatchz Carbon and Jelly iPod nano watchbands debut at CES

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Jan 10, 2011 6:00 pm

CES 2011, Las Vegas - Last month iWatchz unveiled its first new watchband for the new iPod nano called the Q Collection and the bands were pretty cool. You could buy them online or at Apple retail stores. At CES last week, the company pulled the wraps off two new watchband lines for the nano including the Jelly Collection and the Carbon Collection.




The Jelly Collection is a line of translucent bands made from silicone with bright colors. The bands come in pink, orange, red, green, blue, white, and gray. The Jelly Collection will ship starting in January and will be offered at retail locations as well for $24.95. The cooler of the new offerings to me is the Carbon Collection.


The Carbon Collection has a watchband that looks like carbon fiber pattern. The bands are decorated with brightly colored stitching in six different colors. These bands have a matte black clip for securing the Nano to the band. The Carbon Series will be offered in February at Apple retail stores and directly from iWatchz for $49.95.

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Spotify lands on Logitech Squeezebox Touch and Radio

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Jan 10, 2011 5:04 pm

Logitech's Squeezebox line of WiFi music players have been around for longer than the devices have been part of the Logitech company. These wireless music players use the WiFi network in your home to shoot music to just about any room without having to run wires or buy lots of hardware. Logitech has announced that it has a new update to the Squeezebox that users will like.




On the Squeezebox Touch and Radio devices, users can now get access to a library of over 10 million tracks including any playlists that the Spotify user has set up using the service anywhere in the home. Spotify is offered in free and paid versions. However, a subscription is needed to use Spotify on the Squeezebox hardware.


The premium subscription gives users access to CD quality 320 kbps digital tracks and more. The Spotify service is beta right now and the full release will be rolled out "in the very near future" according to Logitech. The bad news for US geeks is that Spotify is still only in Europe.

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