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Borderlands 2 gets 14 minutes of wobblecam footage

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Sep 5, 2011 at 6:57 am CDT

There has been 14 minutes of leaked Borderlands 2 footage that someone has caught on camera and uploaded to the Internet. You can see a fair bit of stuff going on in the game and while I don't want to spoil much - I seriously can't wait for this game. It's looking good and the improvements they've done (even to something like the HUD) look pretty darn cool. Check out the 14 minutes of wobblecam footage below:

Borderlands 2 gets 14 minutes of wobblecam footage | TweakTown.com

iPhone 5 for Sprint hitting Best Buy in October, pre-orders this week?

Anthony Garreffa | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Sep 5, 2011 at 1:00 am CDT

A leaked Best Buy document shows that Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores are anticipating taking pre-orders for the Apple iPhone 5 as early as this week with the actual hardware rocking up in Best Buy stores as early as the first week of October! Sprint looks to be carrying the iPhone 5 at launch and Best Buy is quick off the mark to make note that Apple product introduction and launch dates are subject to change, but a pre-order date changing is pretty different from a new carrier getting a phone for the first time.

iPhone 5 for Sprint hitting Best Buy in October, pre-orders this week? | TweakTown.com

Excited, iPhone fans?

Amazon's 7-inch tablet to be priced at $250?

Anthony Garreffa | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Sep 4, 2011 at 11:53 pm CDT

Amazon's upcoming Google Android-powered 7-inch tablet is reportedly called "Amazon Kindle," but differs from the other Kindles. The new Kindle is due for launch in November and at a very eye-opening price of just $250. Amazon's competitive price mixed with their large range of content could push the Kindle into the race against already established tablets like the iPad and GALAXY Tab.

Amazon's 7-inch tablet to be priced at $250? | TweakTown.com

Amazon are using an older Android 2.2 OS but have built things on top of it of course and have deeply integrated their services into the new tablet with a Kindle app for reading books, Amazon's Cloud Player for music, Amazon's Instant Video player for watching movies and Amazon's Android Appstore. The Kindle reportedly only has a single-core chip and 6GB of internal storage and the initial Kindel will be WiFi-only.

The biggest news is of course, the price. At $250 it is super competitive and should gain a fair amount of sales on price alone.

HTC Runnymede, 4.7-inch display, Beats audio, great camera but only single core?

Anthony Garreffa | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Sep 4, 2011 at 10:00 pm CDT

HTC have sure been quietly brilliant lately with the announcement of yet another Android-based smartphone. The new phone is called the Runnymede and will sport a decent set of specs including Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread with Sense 3.5 on top, a 4.7-inch 800x480-pixel display, a 1.5GHz single-core processor, 768MB of RAM, 16GB of storage, an 8-megapixel camera (720p video, dual flash), a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, less than 10mm thick, DLNA and includes HTC's Beats headphones (note: note earphones).

HTC Runnymede, 4.7-inch display, Beats audio, great camera but only single core? | TweakTown.com

Only a single-core processor? Just an 800x480-pixel resolution? Really? But then, we do have more details on the specs:

The camera, for instance, is said to feature a backlit sensor plus 28mm wide-angle lens and focal ratio of f/2.2 (compared to the iPhone 4's smaller f/2.8); in video mode, it can supposedly capture footage at 60 frames-per-second, more than twice that of the average handset. Obviously sound quality will also play a big role here, with Runnymede featuring SRS Surround, dual microphones, and even recognizing when it's plugged into the Beats headphones.

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GALAXY Tab 7.7 yanked from IFA, Apple lawsuit strikes again

Anthony Garreffa | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Sep 4, 2011 at 9:00 pm CDT

It was only a few days ago that I posted about the upcoming GALAXY Tab 7.7 that was shown off alongside the GALAXY Note smartphone at IFA. A Dusseldorf-based court has granted Apple's request to add the Samsung GALAXY Tab 7.7 to the list of banned Samsung devices in Germany. The result? Samsung is forbidden from selling or marketing the GALAXY Tab 7.7 in Germany. Samsung spokesman James Chung said to Bloomberg, "Samsung respects the court's decision," and he went on to add that Apple's actions in this matter "severely limits consumer choice in Germany."

GALAXY Tab 7.7 yanked from IFA, Apple lawsuit strikes again | TweakTown.com

Apple needs to drop the sh*t, seriously. I'm sure most people would agree. Why don't they release new products, instead of suing anyone that releases something that even remotely resembles their iPad. They know their sales will go down eventually because of their lack of innovation and lack of products within the iPad range. Whereas Samsung have multiple sizes, multiple prices within those sizes, and are constantly releasing new products.

Grow up, Apple.

LG's "Dual Play" TV allow gamers to share a single screen, different view

Anthony Garreffa | Displays & Projectors | Sep 4, 2011 at 8:12 pm CDT

LG have introduced a new TV range dubbed "Dual View". The new Dual View televisions allow gamers to use the same television but see different images thanks to a new style of 3D glasses. The new tech was shown off by Microsoft and is set to go on same with a limited number of LG TV's, displays two separate pictures on the same screen, and then uses the power of the new 3D -style glasses to ensure each player can see a different image each.

LG's Dual Play TV allow gamers to share a single screen, different view | TweakTown.com

Screen cheating be gone! This new tech is only available on the Xbox platform and works with LG's Cinema 3D range, inclusive of the new flagship LW980T. Gamers will have to slap down more dinero for additional pairs of special glasses. Usually gamers play with split screen, but this new tech would allow both gamers a full-screen gaming experience, with each of them looking at completely different images.

Cool, huh?

Prepare to zoom in for the kill with SkyDrift - Coming Sept 7th

Steve Dougherty | Gaming | Sep 3, 2011 at 4:40 am CDT

Word from Digital Reality lets us know their upcoming aerial racing game, SkyDrift will be soaring its way onto the PlayStation network and Xbox LIVE Arcade on September 7th. It's described as a fast paced, arcade-heavy title which gives players an addictive racing experience with smooth, light and quick flight style.

Prepare to zoom in for the kill with SkyDrift - Coming Sept 7th | TweakTown.com

There are eight modern high-tech planes to choose from, tuned to be the ultimate killing machines, and there are over 30 racing skins to choose from, 33 racing events from exotic locations around the globe and single as well as multiplayer challenges with up to eight players.

SkyDrift is more than your typical arcade style racing game," says Peter Nyester, SkyDrift Producer, Digital Reality. "Our team worked hard to deliver realistic, cutting edge graphics that are visually stunning, which really transform the overall feel of the gameplay. Skydrift combines all the best elements of arcade-heavy games with stimulating graphics and smooth game play - creating the ultimate racing experience.

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Samsung covers new turf with 2-in-1 ODD and wireless access point

Steve Dougherty | Storage | Sep 3, 2011 at 3:12 am CDT

It's been a busy week for Samsung with several announcements coming out, and in closing they have introduced quite an interesting device like no other.

While at first it looks to be your run of the mill slim, external optical drive, the SE-208BW has some other features lurking that you'd never normally associate with such a device. It doubles up as a wireless access point or repeater.

Samsung covers new turf with 2-in-1 ODD and wireless access point | TweakTown.com

In efforts to highlight these exclusive features, Samsung actually refers to this device as a "Smart Media Hub" as opposed to an optical drive. As well as being able to connec to a PC via WiFi, it also has the ability to work with tablets and smartphones.

It has DLNA compatibility allowing for easy streaming to other electronic devices (phones, TVs, tablets etc.) and gives support for Dynamic DNS which helps turn it into a private server. The residing USB port can be used to plug a flash drive in which can then have its contents shared across the network.

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NVIDIA says external graphics solutions are on the agenda

Steve Dougherty | Video Cards | Sep 3, 2011 at 1:54 am CDT

External graphics solutions for the mobile platform has been a talked about subject for several years now, and while we've seen a few forms of these on display at various trade shows and in prototype form around the web, the big players are yet to really make a firm jump into this area.

NVIDIA says external graphics solutions are on the agenda | TweakTown.com

However, it's still definitely on the cards according to NVIDIA. Fuad of Fudzilla was recently at NV headquarters where he got to have a chat with general manager of NVIDIA's notebook division, Rene Haas and while the finer details of what's planned were retained, he did say that external graphics is something they are working on and the word 'Thunderbolt' was also mentioned, possibly meaning it'll be the connection of choice to ensure enough bandwidth is provided.

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iPhone 5 prototype reported lost in bar in San Fran. Police say "Huh?!"

Steve Dougherty | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Sep 2, 2011 at 10:24 pm CDT

Following an interesting piece of news that went up on CNET a couple days ago regarding the supposed loss of an iPhone 5 prototype at a bar (dejà vu anyone?), the smell of a rat is starting to surface as an updated report on the situation (or should we say, a lack of one) from the San Francisco police department gives hint that the events described leading up to, and post loss never actually took place.

iPhone 5 prototype reported lost in bar in San Fran. Police say Huh?! | TweakTown.com

CNET reported that San Francisco police investigators, working with Apple personnel, had traced a recently lost iPhone 5 prototype to the home of a man in Bernal Heights, who denied possessing it or having any knowledge of it. The phone was never recovered.

There's just one problem: SFPD spokesman Officer Albie Esparza says no records exist of any such activity by SFPD inspectors.

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