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Epic Games and id Software tease iPhone users with new games

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 9, 2010 4:09 am

We've all seen the various game engines from Epic and id for iOS devices - but now we have proper videos for actual games that will use them. The first of these will supposedly be id's Mutant Bash TV - which looks every bit as impressive as the Rage demo showed us and will cost $0.99 for the standard version or $1.99 for the Retina Display-enhanced version.

 

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Most impressively, Epic Games' Infinity Blade - the game counterpart to Unreal Engine 3-based "Epic Citadel" demo which was released back in September - has a mix of some interesting games - the game's creative director described it as a mix of Karateka, Dragon's Lair and Punch-Out.

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Deal of the Day: 25" I-inc iH-252HPB 1080p LCD Monitor with 2ms Response and HDMI Input for $169.99 plus Shipping

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: Nov 9, 2010 4:01 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Tiger Direct - 25" I-inc iH-252HPB 1080p LCD Monitor with 2ms Response and HDMI Input for $169.99 plus Shipping!.

 

Offer: Tiger Direct has this 25" I-inc iH-252HPB LCD monitor with 1920 x 1080 resolution, 15000:1 dynamic contrast (800:1 static), 2ms response, HDMI, VGA, build-in speakers, and 1 year warranty for $169.99 plus shipping.

 

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RumorTT: Android 2.3 in the next few days?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 9, 2010 1:27 am

Welcome to the new RumorTT rumors - these rumors will be short as there's never much info on rumors...

 

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News is floating around the webs of the internet that Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) could be released over the next few days - the rumor started by a tweet in Spanish sent by a man who appears to be a member of the leadership team for the Open Handset Alliance.

Nintendo sell 2 million Wii's in Australia

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 9, 2010 1:11 am

Done. 2 million units - that's roughly 1 in every 10 people in this country own a Wii. Considering the average family has say 3 - 4 people, that's a very large amount of families, or people, who own a Wii.

 

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Nintendo announced the news yesterday - that it had reached the milestone and achieved it in 47 months - establishing the Wii "as the fastest selling home console". Previously, the Nintendo DS held this record - selling two million units in 52 months.

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Windows Phone 7 goes on sales in the US

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 9, 2010 12:20 am

Microsoft are launching Windows Phone 7 a little differently than other manufacturers - it goes on sale today across the USA in AT&T and T-Mobile stores. At the time time Microsoft are showing off the results of a survey where it shows surprising ways mobile phones have become a part of the fabric of Americans' lifestyles.

 

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This point is made by showing 55 percent of all phone owners surveyed aged between 18 and 35 have used their phone in a bathroom. To commemorate the US launch of Windows Phone 7, Microsoft is challenging consumers to get a grip on their mobile phone habits.

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Toshiba unveils new blade-style SSDs for portable devices

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Storage | Posted: Nov 8, 2010 8:00 pm

There are some very tiny and thin profile devices on the market today like the new MacBook Air notebooks that Apple launched a few weeks ago. The thinner portable devices get, the thinner the hardware that goes inside has to be as well. Toshiba has unveiled a new type of SSD called the Blade X-Gale series. These SSDs look more like sticks of RAM than a SSD we typically think of.

 

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The new SSDs are aimed at use in mini-mobile and netbook computers and give more flexibility in the design of computers thanks to their small form factor. The new SSD comes in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB capacities. All of the SSDs need 3.3V to operate and use the SATA 2.6 interface. The data speed of the drives is 220MB/s read and 180MB/s write. This is the style of drive Apple uses in the MacBook Air

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Monday Afternoon Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Nov 8, 2010 7:06 pm

The latest happenings from around the web - November 8th, 2010

 

Systems

 

- YOYOTech XDNA 760 System @ Kitguru

- Gigabyte T1005 10.1¡å Dual Core Netvertible Unboxing @ Netbooknews

- VIA Nano DC and VN1000 Preview - Dual Core Nanos Finally in the Pipe @ PC Perspective

 

Motherboard

 

- EXCLUSIVE Intel P67 Chipset Sandy Bridge Preview (ECS P67H2-A Black Extreme) @ Vortez UK

- ECS Elitegroup P55H-AK @ Overclockers Club

- Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD6 Motherboard @ HiTechLegion

- Gigabyte X58A-UD5 Intel X58 Motherboard @ ThinkComputers

- ASUS Crosshair IV Extreme @ Overclockers.com

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Google offers free Gogo Inflight WiFi to passengers for holidays

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Connectivity & Communications | Posted: Nov 8, 2010 7:04 pm

I don't travel much these days, but the worst thing about traveling when I have to is that for several hours while in the air, I am typically without access to the web and I get bored easily. I am sure that lots of geeks are the same way. You can only read or play video games or so long before you need to get online to check email or work. Google has announced that it is offering holiday season travelers a free gift.

 

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Google is offering travelers on all domestic flights with AirTran, Delta, and Virgin American free Gogo WiFi while in the sky. Gogo is an inflight WiFi service that allows you to surf the web, work, and check email or anything else you can think of while in the air. Having web service will make it much easier to put up with long flights. Farmville fans won't have to worry about crops withering and connected types can IM and Tweet from 35,000 feet.

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Microsoft survey shows most people hate bad cell phone behavior

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 8, 2010 6:08 pm

Today marks the official launch of smartphones running Windows Phone 7 all around the country. To celebrate the launch of the phone, Microsoft is sharing the results of a survey that it commissioned from Harris Interactive. The survey looked at ways that the mobile phone has become a part of the daily lives of Americans of all types.

 

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According to the survey, 72% of Americans list bad cell phone behavior as a top ten pet peeve. However, only 18% of those people will admit to having bad cell phone behavior. Other key findings from the survey include factoids like 19% of all owners between 18 and 24 have dropped their phone into a toilet. The survey also found that 49% of adults between 18 and 24 have tripped or run into something thanks to texting and walking.

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Kinect Xbox 360 accessory hacked to work with Windows 7 PCs

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 8, 2010 5:04 pm

You can say what you like about Microsoft and the way it runs its business and competes in the technology market, but the company knows how to market its wares. My kids are going bonkers over the Kinect technology for the Xbox 360 after seeing commercials for Kinectimals on TV. I am a bit torn on the tech; we rarely play the Xbox 360 in our house leaning more towards the PS3 and Wii. If you are on the fence about the Kinect as well, a new hack that has surfaced may help push you over the edge towards purchase.

 

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The Kinect has been hacked to run with Windows 7 computers already. A New York-based firm called Adafruit offered up a bounty of $2000 for the group or individual who could come up with an open source driver for the Kinect that would let it work for things other than the Xbox 360. According to reports, that bounty has now been collected and a video has been posted on YouTube showing someone using Kinect with a Windows PC.

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