Author Archives: Evan Selleck

Evan Selleck has an innate love for technology, gadgets, and shiny things. He's a father, which is the only thing that out-classes his love for writing. He's been writing about technology for three years.

Nintendo Will Face 3DS Shortages Due to Pricing, Analyst Says

Nintendo Will Face 3DS Shortages Due to Pricing, Analyst Says

At the end of September, Nintendo's boss Satoru Iwata said that he was confident in the Nintendo 3DS, the portable gaming unit that's able to play 3D games and movies without the need of 3D glasses. And after the initial announcement about the device, the praise that Nintendo was seeing regarding the upcoming handheld was so promising, that he said the "high price point" of the 3DS in Japan, priced at $300, was due to those glowing initial reviews. Now that the 3DS has an official release date and price in the United States (with an apparent mark-up in the United Kingdom), people are wondering if the $250 price point is too high for Nintendo. One analyst believes it's way too low, and Nintendo should be getting ready to suffer because of it.

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Shoei’s Optical/Resistive Touch Panel on Display Automotive Electronics Technology Expo

Shoei’s Optical/Resistive Touch Panel on Display Automotive Electronics Technology Expo

As the outside of our vehicles get more advanced, the inside is advancing at a far quicker pace. And while having the word "resistive" in any type of touchscreen implementation may not seem all that advanced to anyone, Shoei has created a hybrid touch panel that actually uses resistive technology in a useful fashion. Of course, it helps that the company doesn't have any intention of implementing their idea in an actual display.

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Apple Sues Nokia in UK, Looks to Invalidate a Patent

Apple Sues Nokia in UK, Looks to Invalidate a Patent

The ongoing war between Apple and Nokia took another heated step late Wednesday evening, as the Cupertino-based company revealed they would be suing Nokia in the United Kingdom, in hopes of invalidating a particular touchscreen patent. The patent that Apple is looking to invalidate is the touchscreen scrolling patent that Nokia used to sue Apple in Germany, way back in September of 2010.

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Brink Gameplay Video Demonstrates a Choir of Guns

Brink Gameplay Video Demonstrates a Choir of Guns

For the developers behind Brink, Bethesda Software has a chance at making a First Person Shooter (FPS) interesting again. While there's plenty of alternatives out there, Brink looks to be one that's both creative in its artwork, story, and the implementation of weapons in the title. Other titles, like Borderlands, showed that a diverse, and in-depth customization option for weapons leads to a lot of players having a lot of fun. Brink looks to do the same thing all over again. And to show off a bit of the customization, here's a video after the cut that does all that and more.

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LEGO Dice Roller will Decide Your Fate for You [Video]

LEGO Dice Roller will Decide Your Fate for You [Video]

Remember when you were a kid, and you had a bunch of LEGO blocks lying around you? Whether or not you had just destroyed some crazy creation to make the mess, the mess always happened. But, eventually, you picked up those blocks, and started building something. Something you saw somewhere, in a movie, in a comic book, or maybe from the depths of your imagination. The LEGO blocks made it possible for a kid to be a kid, so to speak. But, now that you're an adult, you're wondering just what those LEGO blocks could do for you. Well, how about taking a small device created from LEGO that will roll dice for you?

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Apple Patents Suggest a Multitouch Display is Coming to the Mouse

Apple Patents Suggest a Multitouch Display is Coming to the Mouse

While Apple may have already tried to revolutionize the current mouse we all know and love/hate, that doesn't mean the company has stopped trying to figure out new, and better ways to make the mouse even more ridiculous. What better way to go above and beyond the call of duty, then to include a multitouch display on the top of it? According to some new apple patent applications recently awarded, the Cupertino-based company may be doing just that.

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Verizon Going to Court to Challenge Net Neutrality

Verizon Going to Court to Challenge Net Neutrality

The issue of net neutrality has been one to cause some to get heated under the collar, and after the FCC ruled in favor of the new rules, several higher-ups in pertinent companies, like Verizon, sent out their own comments about the upcoming regulations and rules. If you'll recall, Verizon's been pretty open about their overall disapproval of the new rules, and now Verizon is taking it one step further by heading to court to challenge the new rules.

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GPS Backpack for Dogs Created by Auburn University’s Canine Detection Research Institute

GPS Backpack for Dogs Created by Auburn University’s Canine Detection Research Institute

While robots are taking a major role in today's military scheme of things, there are always other options. Namely, animals. Simply put, a dog can get into places that a robot can't, and given the right method of controlling them, can be a lot more help than, say, a limited machine. That's where this backpack design comes into play. Designed within the walls of Auburn University's Canine Detection Research Institute, it's a backpack that puts a lot of features into a small space, all in the hopes of being able to guide a dog into a situation remotely.

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Larry Page to Replace Eric Schmidt as Google CEO on April 4th

Larry Page to Replace Eric Schmidt as Google CEO on April 4th

Google has just finished wrapping up their quarterly earnings call, and while the results were good for Google, their earnings are taking a backseat to the other story that they threw in for good measure. As the title above suggests, it's been formally announced, which you can read in the press release after the break, that Google's current CEO will step down, and Google co-founder Larry Page will step into the hot seat.

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Infinity Ward Getting Help from Sledgehammer Games & Raven Software for Modern Warfare 3

Infinity Ward Getting Help from Sledgehammer Games & Raven Software for Modern Warfare 3

After development studio Infinity Ward (IW) lost Vince Zampella and Jason West, there was some speculation about how the next Call of Duty title would turn out, considering two of the largest influential elements of the titles were no longer in the picture. Since then, publisher Activision has tried its best to make sure that everyone is calm, collected, and understands that the development studio is doing just fine without the pair on hand. However, if calling in a pair of two other development studios is any indicator, it doesn't look like IW is doing all that well on the next title in the franchise.

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