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Archos Arnova 9 G2 Android tablet official

Archos Arnova 9 G2 Android tablet official

Lo and behold, French electronics company Archos has introduced another new model to its Arnova family (their budget tablet computer line). This newly-debuted member of the Arnova lineup has been christened the Arnova 9 G2. And it's an Android-running tablet with a 9.7-inch, 1024 x 768-pixel IPS display, just like Apple's iPad. Although, from what the specs are showing at the moment, the similarities pretty much end there and then.

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iPhone camera recommended by famed photographer Annie Leibowitz

iPhone camera recommended by famed photographer Annie Leibowitz

Most of us know how amazing the iPhone camera is, for a smartphone camera, that is. But noted photographer Annie Leibovitz, who's widely known for her classic portraits of such individuals as John Lennon, Bill Gates, Sting and Queen Elizabeth II has gone a step further and personally recommended (in a televised interview with MSNBC anchor Brian Williams) the usage of the iPhone as really the "snapshot camera of today." You can't really get better advertising than that, eh?

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Skyrim sells 3.5 million copies in 48 hours

Skyrim sells 3.5 million copies in 48 hours

We knew that Bethesda's Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim would sell well when it came out on its infamous launch date, November 11th, 2011. And now we have the official stats from ZeniMax (Bethesda's parent company)'s CEO himself. 3.5 million copies in 48 hours? You can go ahead and check that box, since Skyrim has reached just those awe-inspiring numbers. We now just have to wait for the first week of sales to finalize in order to see if Skyrim is on track to beat the record currently held by Call of Duty's newly released Modern Warfare 3.

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Pioneer BDP-140 3D Blu-ray Player now available

Pioneer BDP-140 3D Blu-ray Player now available

Remember Pioneer's announcement of their trio of 3D Blu-ray players back in September? Well, the entry-level BDP-140 is now available for purchase on Pioneer's own website for a manufacturer's suggested retail pricing of $299.99. This latest 3D Blu-ray player from Pioneer includes the ability for audio and video streaming from Pandora, YouTube, and Netflix, as well as having the option to play audio and video from USB and DLNA sources. Now, thanks to Pioneer, you can watch your movies in Blu-ray high-definition AND in 3D.

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HP Envy 17 and 15 officially revealed

HP Envy 17 and 15 officially revealed

If you ladies and gents have been waiting for HP to hurry up and update their Envy laptop line, then you're in luck. Say hello to the new HP Envy 15 and 17, entirely redesigned inside and out. With an almost, dare I say, Macbook-esque flair, the new models retain their sexy brushed aluminum exterior. However, that's, uh, pretty much it. The chassis gets a brand-new facelift with matte black lids, silver palmrests, and, surprise, more Beats by Dr. Dre branding via a logo on the newly added analog volume dial and neat red border around the backlit chiclet keyboard.

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Altec Lansing by ACS Custom Series In-Ear Monitors announced

Altec Lansing by ACS Custom Series In-Ear Monitors announced

High-end audio maker ACS Custom's partnered up with Etymotic before to create earphones, but this time, they're taking up Altec Lansing's offer to team up to build something new in the audio space, in the form of a trio of "Custom Series" in-ear-monitors. An eye-raising partnership, to say the least, since Altec Lansing has generally been consumer-facing, and ACS, not at all. Nevertheless, according to Altec Lansing, these will be hand-crafted, armature-driver based in-ear-monitors that will aim to slake the high-fidelity thirst of audio enthusiasts and professionals alike.

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World Time Sport E Ink digital watch introduced by Phosphor

World Time Sport E Ink digital watch introduced by Phosphor

Phosphor's delivered us E Ink watches before, by way of the World Time Curved E Ink Watch. But this time, they're giving us the latest and greatest, the E Ink World Time Sport, which introduces a state-of-the-art button-free touch interface that allows the user to switch modes with a simple swipe across the case. The new World Time Sport also boasts a high-contrast E Ink display that is naturally a piece of cake to read in sunlight, much like the screen of the Kindle and other E Ink e-readers.

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G-Form case protects iPad dropped from 1300 feet while skydiving

G-Form case protects iPad dropped from 1300 feet while skydiving

If you're an extreme sports enthusiast (or if you're just looking for the toughest case possible) and you own an iPad , then G-Form's Extreme line of cases are made just for you. A snugly fitted iPad in one of the G-Form cases barely sees a scratch of any sort while being dropped from 1300 feet, according to their video demos. Check them out after the break. And while you're enjoying these videos, consider how often you've almost had a heart attack after dropping your favorite device, 3 feet from the ground - then imagine dropping it from an airplane, at 1300 feet.

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HTC Zeta packing 2.5Ghz quad-core CPU detailed

HTC Zeta packing 2.5Ghz quad-core CPU detailed

Details of the HTC Zeta have just been outed, and it looks to be a veritable monster of a phone. It's purported to pack an impressive 2.5 Ghz Snapdragon quad-core CPU, as well as 1 GB RAM, and all that on a 4.5 inch 720p high-def display. To add icing to the cake, it'll also come with Ice Cream Sandwich on board on the software side of things.

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JooJoo tablet updates UI, fully-working Flash support

JooJoo tablet updates UI, fully-working Flash support

Fusion Garage may have delayed shipping its tablet for another entire month due to issues with its capacitive touchscreen, but the company has apparently made very good use of the extra time.  The JooJoo tablet has just been unveiled with a refreshed user interface, as well as fully-implemented Flash support that actually is "fully working".  Oh, and apparently the tablet has also undergone a physical color change, from a basic black to a "champagne-like" hue.

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