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First shots of an iPad game detailed and revealed

First shots of an iPad game detailed and revealed

iPhone gaming outfit Secret Exit, creator of the widely-acclaimed iPhone game Zen Bound, has just announced the iPad version of the title. Not only will it be a port, but it’ll be enhanced for the tablet hardware with new levels, music, gameplay, and improved graphics and visuals.

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MIT Media Lab Complex set to open glass doors

MIT Media Lab Complex set to open glass doors

The widely-renowned Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has unveiled its new home, a $90 million six-story, 163,000 square foot glass building designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Fumihiko Maki.  The Media Lab will continue to be devoted to research projects at the convergence of technology, multimedia, and design.

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iPad shipping announcement escalates Apple shares to record high

iPad shipping announcement escalates Apple shares to record high

Apple shares previously hit a record high when Apple’s “product announcement” date was released late December, inducing tablet fever and all, so it’s not at all surprising when AAPL stock soared to another record high today largely because of the same tablet-related news.  If you somehow haven’t heard yet, this time around the hubbub is over the confirmation of the iPad’s shipping date.

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Silicon nanophotonics makes for faster, more power efficient devices [Video]

Silicon nanophotonics makes for faster, more power efficient devices [Video]

IBM researchers have announced a momentous step towards replacing the electrical signals that communicate via copper wires between computer chips with silicon-based circuits that communicate using light pulses, or what they call nanophotonic avalanche photodetectors.

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“Mission Impossible”-style heist pulled off at Best Buy

“Mission Impossible”-style heist pulled off at Best Buy

The remarkable heist that hit a Best Buy store in New Jersey this morning almost seemed to be eerily pulled from the Mission Impossible playbook, as thieves made off with $26,000 worth of Apple notebooks without leaving a trace in the store.

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Verizon’s HTC Incredible shots leaked

Verizon’s HTC Incredible shots leaked

Previously, we’ve seen the HTC Incredible that will be allegedly hitting the Verizon network soon.  Several clearer, better-lit images of the upcoming handset have just been leaked today, although noticeably with the lack of the strangely contoured back panel

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Microsoft makes its first move on the Android platform

Microsoft makes its first move on the Android platform

Microsoft has just made a move on official Google territory, with the debut of its first app for the Android platform.  This is Google’s Android platform we’re talking about.  Tag isn’t new, per se, since it’s the Android parallel to Microsoft’s identically named app for the iPhone and various other platforms; it lets you utilize your smartphone functionally as an on-the-go barcode reader.

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Facebook update for webOS, 1.1.0 brings much-needed enhancements

Facebook update for webOS, 1.1.0 brings much-needed enhancements

It seems like Microsoft’s not the only one bringing out a needed Facebook app, only Palm’s for webOS actually works, and is thankfully much, much better.  It brings an enhanced inbox, improved photo album access, expanded profile viewing options, events, and friend search.

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HTC Droid Eris receives leaked Android 2.1 update

HTC Droid Eris receives leaked Android 2.1 update

Verizon Droid Eris owners have been hankering after the features only made available for the most recent editions of the Android mobile OS (it’s been running  version 1.5 for ages), since the last update failed to deliver anything solid.  XDA Developers have leaked an updated build that, through comments, seems to be the real deal.  More information after the cut.

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How Penguin envisions books on the iPad [Video]

How Penguin envisions books on the iPad [Video]

Penguin’s one of the heavyweight publishers that’s looking to provide digital books on the iPad, and this is how it sees how interactive reading on the tablet will pan out.  Shown are demos of a children’s book, a read on anatomy, and an augmented-reality intergalactic GPS system.

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Ruper Murdoch confirms WSJ arriving on iPad

Ruper Murdoch confirms WSJ arriving on iPad

Rupert Murdoch has officially confirmed for once and all that the Wall Street Journal will be coming to the iPad, and that they’ve already been “allowed to work on one”, for the purpose of fine-tuning it before launch.

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OK Go’s Rube Goldberg Machine, an engineered feat of creative complexity [Video]

OK Go’s Rube Goldberg Machine, an engineered feat of creative complexity [Video]

Rock group OK Go’s unique music video featuring perfectly synchronized treadmills may have some competition, well, from their own latest music video, which takes the concept of the Rube Goldberg to a whole new level.  Check out the insane genius (or persistence) in the MV after the break.

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