Archive for Dec 28, 2010

Nintendo Adds 32 3DS Titles for Nintendo World 2011

Nintendo Adds 32 3DS Titles for Nintendo World 2011

While we all wait for an official price tag for the 3DS, which just went up for pre-order at GameStop, we'll have to tide ourselves over with the fact that, if you're going to be in Tokyo for Nintendo World 2011, you'll be able to get your hands on quite a few upcoming titles for Nintendo's 3DS portable gaming console. The company has just unveiled the 32 titles, so far, that will be making an appearance at next year's event, almost half of which will be playable for all of those in attendance.

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LG Xnote P210 Notebook Unveiled

LG Xnote P210 Notebook Unveiled

The old saying, "Go big or go home," may have applied to LG's recently unveiled 72-inch LED-backlit 3D TV the company plans on showing off at CES 2011, but for the brand new LG Xnote P210 notebook, it certainly doesn't. The new notebook, which features a ridiculously small form factor, manages to pack plenty of tech inside the body, even if it manages to slim down its figure. Rumros have it that the device will be shown off at CES 2011, but details are scarce on that bit.

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Gresso iPad Features 200-Year-Old Wood and 18K Gold Apple Logo, Goes on Sale New Year’s Eve

Gresso iPad Features 200-Year-Old Wood and 18K Gold Apple Logo, Goes on Sale New Year’s Eve

Gresso is a well-known name when it comes to luxury products, especially when they're making tech gadgets look ridiculously pricey. Of course, the price tag always matches the extravagance your getting your hands on, but then again, that shouldn't be a surprise to anyone. This time around, they're putting their name on a brand new iPad customization, which features the world's reportedly most valuable tree, along with just enough gold to catch someone's eye.

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BlackBerry PlayBook Could be Delayed Due to Battery Issues

BlackBerry PlayBook Could be Delayed Due to Battery Issues

Despite not having a firm release date quite yet, it looks like Research In Motion's first tablet device, the BlackBerry PlayBook, might be looking at a few delays. According to analyst Shaw Wu with Kaufman Bros., a significant issue with the battery may be causing RIM to look at delaying the tablet. Wu has heard this from sources close to the matter. As of right now, in its current state, it looks like the PlayBook can only manage a "few hours," and against the major competition which can manage between 6 and 10 hours of battery life, that's simply not good enough.

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TENQ P07 Ubuntu tablet spotted in wild

TENQ P07 Ubuntu tablet spotted in wild

Android tablets may be Linux-based, but if you're more interested in Ubuntu then a new Chinese slate from TENQ might satisfy instead. The TENQ P07 has been spotted over at Gizchina, and reportedly runs Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" on a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor with 2GB of RAM and a 32GB SSD.

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Olympus PEN E-PL2 leaks: new lens kit & PENPAL Bluetooth dongle

Olympus PEN E-PL2 leaks: new lens kit & PENPAL Bluetooth dongle

A new micro four thirds camera has leaked, the Olympus PEN E-PL2, ahead of its official debut at CES 2011 next week. According to 43rumors, the E-PL2 has a new high-resolution 3-inch 460k-dot LCD and will be paired with a 14-42mm f3.5/5.6 MSC (Movie & Still Compatible) kit lens; optionally, it can also be used with the Olympus PENPAL, a Bluetooth dongle that attaches to the E-PL2's hot-shoe and wirelessly sends photos to Android or Windows Phone 7 smartphones.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 28 2010

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 28 2010

Behold the best idea any road-safety authority ever thought of - PhoneGuard - blocks texting when a phone is traveling faster than 10mph. Get teased with a preview pic of the ASUS Eee Pads pre-CES. Take another leaky look at the upcoming Android Music App (video). See as AppsFire adds video previews for Android apps, possibly tipping this sort of functionality in the Android Marketplace soon. Take a peek at a tip from a Japanese newspaper calling spring 2011 as the release time for the eve elusive Sony PlayStation Phone. Marvel as your Android phone becomes the brain of a robot. All this and MORE on SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up!

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Cellbots Android app wants to be your robot’s brain [Video]

Cellbots Android app wants to be your robot’s brain [Video]

We first wrote about the Cellbots project back in March, when Android tinkerers were first looking at the potential to use a Googlephone as the brain for simple Arduino-based robots. Now that project has spawned a full - and comprehensive - Android app, allowing you to use your handset as a remote control for a robot (with various platforms supported), as a brain directly mounted on the robot itself, or even pairing two handsets to delivery both roles.

Video demo after the cut

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Sony dismiss iPad-rival color Reader tablet plans

Sony dismiss iPad-rival color Reader tablet plans

Sony has again dismissed speculation that they are planning a color ereader tablet to directly take on the iPad, with deputy president of the digital reading division, Fujio Noguchi, telling Tech-On that the company's range is still resolutely focused on ebook consumption. "I think recently developed color e-paper devices are suited for displaying movies" Noguchi suggests, "but I believe that color e-paper should be employed for e-book readers with a focus on displaying texts."

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