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Cool iPad dock made from old iMac

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Laptops | Posted: Jun 15, 2010 7:02 pm

I like my iPad and I have said on a few occasions that it has plenty of power to replace my netbook in many instances. The only thing I don't like about it is having to look down at the screen most of the time.




A iPad loving geek has taken the shell of an old iMac computer and turned it into a very cool iPad dock. The rounded bottom has a metal arm stuck in it that holds the iPad on what appears to be a custom acrylic holder.

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3RD Space FPS Gaming Vest gets console compatibility at E3

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 15, 2010 6:06 pm

At CES a few years ago, I had a chance to try out the 3RD Space Vest and it was cool. The vest simulates bullet hits and other strikes in games by inflating little air bladders inside the vest. The vest was only for PC gamers until E3 this week.




TN Games has announced its new 3RD Space Trigger. The device is a hardware adapter that allows the vest to work with compatible games on gaming consoles. The console system works with the trigger, software drivers, and compatible software.

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Office 2010 now available globally

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Software | Posted: Jun 15, 2010 5:04 pm

I have been working with Office 2007 for a long time now and have finally got used to the new layout. Microsoft has announced today that Office 2010 is now available globally. I haven't heard anything that makes me inclined to upgrade personally.




If you need Office, the new version will be what you get or if you want to upgrade you can now do that too. Office comes in three versions including Office Home and Student 2010, Office Home and Business 2010, and Office Pro 2010.

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Nintendo unveils 3DS game console at E3, no glasses needed

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 15, 2010 5:03 pm

Nintendo just minutes ago officially unveiled the much talked about 3DS portable game console during its E3 press conference in LA.




Soturu Iwata is on stage introducing the 3DS right now, which is able to produce flexible widths of 3D graphics without need for special glasses. Nintendo are pushing the new unit, that is backward compatibility with Nintendo DS series software, as being a device you can take on the road and experience 3D with ease and without spending too much money.




It has not only one, but two cameras, and you are even able to take photos using the device and see them in 3D - pretty cool. More to follow.

GoldenEye 007 for Wii coming these holidays

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 15, 2010 4:38 pm

Wow. Nintendo finally announced something actually exciting at its E3 press conference this afternoon. But, Wii Party is kind of cool.




Remember GoldenEye 007 for the Nintendo 64 that was released all the way back in 1997? If you are old enough, of course you do! I remember playing it endless back in the day when I was much younger than I am today.


Good news for JB fans, GoldenEye 007 is coming back in 2010 for the Wii. It will go on sale these holidays just in time for Christmas.

New Mac Mini gets unboxing treatment

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jun 15, 2010 4:04 pm

For a long time now, the cheapest way to get a Mac desktop was the little Mac mini. The device has moved along basically the same for a long time now, but that changed today.




Apple has debuted a new unibody Mac Mini and Engadget has laid hands on it for your unboxing perusal. The new mini measures 7.7" square and is 1.4" thick. It promises twice the graphics performance of previous models.

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Nintendo's E3 Press Conference streaming live in a few minutes

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 15, 2010 3:55 pm

We got done with Microsoft's new announcements yesterday at its E3 2010 press conference. Yep, we love Kinect just a bit.




Today it is Nintendo's turn to shine in the LA spotlight, along with Sony three hours later. So, what is Nintendo going to announce? Word on the street says 3D related technology.


We will all find out soon enough. You can watch the live stream here yourself and see the announcements as they happen.

Viewsonic debuts new VMP75 network media player

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Jun 15, 2010 3:04 pm

Viewsonic has been moving into categories where it hasn't normally participated lately. The company offers the displays, TVs, and projectors that we saw from them for years and has recently moved into the netbook and notebook market with mixed results.




Today Viewsonic has announced a new digital media player called the VMP75. The device is very similar to the other streaming media players on the market. The device can stream Netflix on demand content and other content. It supports multiple formats for audio, video, and images.

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Sony unveiling full 3D gaming support on PS3 with 20 titles scheduled

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 15, 2010 1:22 pm

In further support of their range of 3D capable LCD TVs, Sony is readying up the PS3 for 3D and will officially unveil the technology for the console at its E3 press conference in a matter of hours from now. There will be a decent batch of 3D ready game titles available for download straight off the bat including Wipeout HD, Super Stardust HD, Pain and MotorStorm Pacific Rift (a demo).




The Fight: Lights Out which was first demo'd at GDC with Sony's Move controller is also said to be on the list of available titles with 3D support. In a press conference earlier today SCEA president Jack Tretton stated that there will be 20 games in total built for 3D over the next year alone.

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Bit more substance on GTX 460 existence

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Jun 15, 2010 12:20 pm

The folks over at EXPreview have managed to get a closer scoop on all the important bits about NVIDIA's (supposed) upcoming entry level GTX 400 series card in the GTX 460. The reality of this card is still unconfirmed, but info and images are indicative of its soon to be existance in the market.




A Chinese leaked screenshot reveals all the important numbers including the memory interface, clock rates and more. We're looking at a card with 336 CUDA cores and 768MB of GDDR5 memory connected to via a 192-bit interface.


Stock clock rates appear to be set at 675/1350/1800MHz for the core, shader and memory, respectively; surprisingly higher than the GTX 465. But with lesser memory bandwidth and capacity, performance is expected to fall a little lower, but not by much!

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