Archive for Oct 27, 2010

Sony Ericsson PlayStation Phone leaks

Sony Ericsson PlayStation Phone leaks

Talk of a PlayStation Phone has been so long-winded it's hard to believe it might actually be upon us, but according to this leaked Android-based prototype it really is.  Engadget's tipster came through with shots of the new Sony Ericsson handset - which packs a slide-out control pad with trackpad and other gaming buttons - together with some specs, including a 3.7- to 4.1-inch touchscreen display, 1GHz Snapdragon MSM8655 CPU, 512MB of RAM and 1GB ROM.

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The Daily Slash: October 26th 2010

The Daily Slash: October 26th 2010

What's Slashin today? The Nook Color was released today at a very special Barnes&Noble special event. There were dancers, kids, old people, authors, and lots of yummy treats. Best Buy has the Galaxy Tab and the Huawei S7 on preorder, Barnes & Noble has the Nook Color on preorder. Fanboys take back their Droid-lovin internets, we get a Galaxy Tab in the mail, and the Color Tab has a loop in it. All this and more! Today! On the Daily Slash.

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Hands-On Around the Web with the Nook Color [Plus Barnes&Noble Press Release]

Hands-On Around the Web with the Nook Color [Plus Barnes&Noble Press Release]

Two things: let's talk about what it feels like to use this device, AND, lets look at the full press release on the Nook Color just released by Barnes & Noble a moment ago. Our pals at CrunchGear are there at the event with commentary, Engadget too, plus a couple other friends are sure to pop up along the way. It's thin, it's got a rubbery back, and it's got a loop to put a chain through. It's nice to hold, very bright and easy on the eyes, and also you can read books on it!

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Secure Streaming Video on Phones the Future of the U.S. Army

Secure Streaming Video on Phones the Future of the U.S. Army

Today deputy program manager for Army unmanned aerial systems for the U.S. Army Tim Owings said that the Army is committed, or rather, remains committed, to the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS), which is a main mean for disseminating video images to the battlefield. This project is definitely underway, but wont see field operation until 2014. However, rapid advances in encryption software and other technology developments in recent years could mean smaller-scale self-contained 4G networks could be the answer for troops seeing streaming video images on their phone in about two years from now. Think of the implications!

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BlizzCon 2010 Highlight Reel (and a Confirmation of the Diablo 3 Beta)

BlizzCon 2010 Highlight Reel (and a Confirmation of the Diablo 3 Beta)

So it's that time again, that time when the longest amount of wait begins before BlizzCon comes again. That's right! It's time for the BlizzCon wrap-up video. This is Blizzard Entertainment's biggest event of the year, a place where they announce all their sweet spots and bring out the big guns as far as presenting what they've got coming up, then they have Tenacious D play some magical metal.

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Oakley 3D Tron: Legacy Gascan Glasses Drop in November

Oakley 3D Tron: Legacy Gascan Glasses Drop in November

TRON: Legacy isn't set to release to the masses until December, but that's not stopping companies from producing all sorts of "special edition" products based on the movie in some fashion or another. While video game controllers may be some of the best we've seen so far, the tip of the iceberg has to be the outfits you can purchase based on characters from the film. Oakley, not to be out-done, has announced today that they will be releasing some special edition 3D Oakley-branded glasses. Ones you can actually wear in theaters to enjoy the 3D version of the film.

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ASUS Sees the Android Potential, Will Put Focus There and Not Windows Phone 7

ASUS Sees the Android Potential, Will Put Focus There and Not Windows Phone 7

In an interesting turn of events, ASUS may not actually be putting much focus on the Windows Phone 7 mobile Operating System from Microsoft. If the words from the marketing manager of ASUSTek South Africa mean anything, it looks like the company may in fact be focusing on another mobile platform altogether, and giving Microsoft's new and improved Windows Phone 7 a more "back-seat" approach.

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Razer Anansi Gaming Keyboard Set to Launch in December for $100

Razer Anansi Gaming Keyboard Set to Launch in December for $100

Razer is no stranger to the gaming market, and they've just unveiled a brand new gaming keyboard to add to the mix. This new 'board is meant primarily for Massively Multiplayer Online and RPG titles, with inputs that are primarily aimed at MMO titles already installed. There are plenty of other included features along for the ride, which should make any gamer out there looking for a new keyboard give it a second look.

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