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MSI Limited Edition Los Angeles Dodgers PCs and netbooks now available

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 8, 2010 4:23 pm

MSI and the Los Angeles Dodgers announced the Limited Edition MSI Wind Top AE2220 All-in-One PC and the Wind U135DX Netbook will be available to the public.

 

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MSI co-founder Henry Lu will join Dodgers' Casey Blake and Hung-Chih Kuo to unveil the All-in-One computers and Lu will also throw out the first pitch for MSI night at Dodger Stadium on July 9th. Three of the Wind Tops and three of the netbooks will be given away at the stadium that night. A photo contest on MSI's site will also give five lucky fans who demonstrate the most Dodger spirit an All-in-One PC and Netbook courtesy of MSI.

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Onkyo 3D ready home theater in a box systems surface on the cheap

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Jul 8, 2010 4:04 pm

When it comes to home theater gear, one of the best brands on the market is Onkyo. The company makes a bunch of different home theater receivers and speakers that range from entry level to high-end in performance and price.

 

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Onkyo has announced a couple new home theater in a box systems that include all the gear needed to set up your surround sound. The new systems are the HT-S7300 and the HT-S6300. Both of the systems are 3D ready with HDMI 1.4a ports.

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Loreo lens makes plain Canon DSLRs 3D cameras

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: | Posted: Jul 8, 2010 3:02 pm

The big reason that people buy DSLR cameras is so that they can use lenses for whatever the photography need of the day may be. The cameras also have much better picture quality than the average point and shoot camera.

 

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If you use a Canon DSLR camera and have a hankering to shoot some 3D images, but don't want to buy a new camera Loreo has your lens. The lens is called the Stereo Lens-in-a-cap and it works with APS-C format DSLRs with sensors 22-24mm in size. The maker says that covers most Canon DSLRs.

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Borders eBook store released

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 8, 2010 3:40 am

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Borders is trying to elbow into the eBook market as they have released Borders eBooks, which is a multi-platform store that can run on a multitude of devices, including PCs and Macs, Kobo and Sony e-readers, Apple's iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, and soon on Blackberry and Android gadgets.

 

Borders, which is one of the companies behind the Kobo e-reader device, will be selling over a million titles mostly in ePub format although some mobile specific and PDF versions will be available as well. No digital magazines or newspapers are planned to be available right off the bat.

Element Case and Ivyskin look to cash in on iPhone 4 antenna issues

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 8, 2010 3:00 am

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Having the dreaded iPhone 4 reception issues? Don't like the official iPhone 4 bumper? A couple of companies have released some slick looking iPhone 4 cases that specifically address the antenna and reception issues in their advertising. Check out the Element Case Vapor and the Ivyskin "iPhone 4 Reception Case."

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Android plus Augmented Reality = Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 8, 2010 2:05 am

Qualcomm had a nice little show at the Uplinq Developer's Conference in San Diego. The main feature? Augmented reality (AR). Qualcomm demonstrated an AR version of the classic game Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots based on the Android platform that was developed at Georgia Tech University by their AR development team in concert with the game's original creator.

 

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RetroN 3 game system plays your old school Genesis, SNES, and Nintendo games

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jul 7, 2010 7:06 pm

Between my brother and I, we had all of the major game systems at one time or another growing up. We really liked the original Nintendo, the SNES, and the Sega Genesis. If you still have games and controllers lying around from those systems, the RetroN 3 is for you.

 

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The RetroN 3 is a game console that can play cartridges from all three of those old systems and has ports to let you use the original controllers for gaming. The system also ships with a pair of wireless controls.

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NASA unveils Moonbase Alpha video game free on Steam

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jul 7, 2010 6:04 pm

NASA has announced the first game to come from its Learning Technologies project and marks a proof of concept for NASA. NASA is using the game to show how it can use a 3D game to inspire, educate and engage.

 

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The concept of the game is that the player is an astronaut living on the moon. A meteor strike damages life support and cuts the flow of oxygen to the settlement.

 

The game has players trying to repair the damage to life support while trying to command the lunar rover, mobile repair units, and use resources wisely. The game was built using the Epic Unreal Engine 3. You can download the game free on Steam right now.

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