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Nintendo 3DS game carts pictured as well as possibility of e-reader capability for the device

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 18, 2010 10:26 pm

Nintendo's handheld 3DS system has gotten a lot of attention at E3 this week, and they had an actual game cartridge on hand to give the crowd a look at what the carts will look like. Slimmer than Nintendo DS carts, they also have a tab on one corner to set them apart from previous cartridges.

 

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This was not the only news about the device though. It's ben reported that Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata spoke with Nikkei and gave the possibility that the wireless connection of the 3DS could possibly lead to e-reader functionality, including downloading e-books, newspaper articles, and magazine. The 3DS also has the ability to connect to any WiFi network which would help make e-reader functions more available.

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All Nokia smartphones to support NFC starting in 2011

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 18, 2010 9:37 pm

Nokia's VP for markets Anssi Vanjoki was onhand making a keynote presentation in Helsinki on Thursday and announced that every Nokia smartphone built from 2011 forward would be equipped with Near-Field Communications (NFC) technology.

 

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This technology, which enables Nokia phone users to make payments by waving their phone in front of a compatible device, will also support all business models of the technology and not just the Single Wire Protocol which previous phones have supported. This will also allow third party app developers to create SDKs to communicate with a microSD card instead of just the SIM card, and one is reported to be currently under development.

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White EVO 4G available for pre-order exclusively at Best Buy stores

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 18, 2010 8:49 pm

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Best Buy has released banners today that state they are ready for preorders of the EVO 4G in white. Listed at the same price of $199.99 with a 2 year contract, those that have held off now will have a choice of colors it seems in which to get the newest flagship Android phone. The phone is slated to begin shipping on July 11th, and Best Buy is currently the only known location that the white version will be offered. Sprint stores may be receiving this version on August 8th wil other retailers receiving it sometime in September, so if you want to get in early on this snazzy little device, you'd better act fast and head out. With as fast as the iPhone 4 sold out their preorders, there may be no time to lose.

First Android Global e-book reader and store releasd by Kobo

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 18, 2010 8:15 pm

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The global e-reader service Kobo has announced availability today of their e-reading application for Android. Kobo's store of over two million e-books as well as their e-reading service is now available for free via the Android Market. Current Kobo users can keep their same login information and access content they already have through any Android based phone, tablet, or other mobile device.

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Build your own tablet with this DIY tablet kit

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 18, 2010 7:47 pm

We have seen a lot of news about a lot of tablets on the horizon, but if you're not into the iPad, what's a guy gotta do to get his hands on a tablet right now? Well, for about 400 dollars, you can build your own "iPad killer" from the comfort of your own workshop.

 

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Liquidware, a company dealing in open source hardware, has released a tablet starter kit called the "Beagle." With a 4.3" OLED screen that mounts on a "BeagleBoard," the kit also includes a 1 Ghz processor, a battery module, and 4GB pre-formatted SD card to boot Angstrom Linux. Android is said to be supported on the system as well.

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Gioteck In2Link for the PS3 Slim launching soon

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 18, 2010 7:04 pm

One of the things that the PS3 Slim lost when it made the cut to a lower weight class was connectivity. The machine has only two USB ports where the older console had four.

 

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A company called Gioteck has announced it will soon launch a new device called the In2Link module for the PS3 Slim. The module plugs into the two front USB ports on the PS3 and gives three powered ports on the front of the console.

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Geek in Dallas already camping for his iPhone 4

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 18, 2010 6:06 pm

I like my iPhone, I really do. I loathe AT&T though and welcome the day the device lands on other carriers. We have become accustomed to shortages and long lines when a new iPhone lands.

 

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Some folks like to campout to get their place in line. Apparently, the first camper for the new iPhone 4 has turned up. This dude has pitched a tent in Dallas and is camping out for a full week to get the first device.

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Google geeks get nap pods for sleepy time

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Jun 18, 2010 5:04 pm

Back when I had a real job that I had to go to everyday they would get upset if I napped. Add to that the fact that coworkers would stare at you if you start drooling in your sleep things just weren't conductive to napping in the office.

 

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The people who work at Google have no fear of naps. Apparently, the search giant encourages it. A picture has turned up of folks at the Googleplex HQ in California napping in a high-tech pod.

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Palm hints at new devices for next year

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 18, 2010 4:18 pm

Not long after HP gobbled up Palm one HP exec hinted that there might not be any more smartphones coming. That was denied and now Palm is hinting that next year will have some new devices.

 

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The same Palm spokesperson also said that a new version of WebOS was in the works. Palm's current Pre and Pixi handsets have not sold as well as Palm wanted and new devices are certainly needed.

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Slim Xbox 360 console gets teardown

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 18, 2010 3:02 pm

Microsoft unveiled the new slim Xbox 360 at E3 this week and the units are already starting to trickle onto the market. With the machine being smaller many will be wondering what tech is inside the slim chassis.

 

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AnandTech has taken the new 360 and torn it apart so we can see what the difference is on the inside. Obviously, the new 360 is much smaller and has a much smaller HDD than the original.

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