Archive for April, 2011

I Can’t Wait to See the Wii 2

I Can’t Wait to See the Wii 2

At the E3 gaming expo later this year, Nintendo will take the stage and finally unveil its long-rumored (and much-needed) Wii successor. Over the last couple weeks, we’ve been hearing quite a bit about the device, including the possibility of it coming with more powerful specs than the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Rumors also suggest that a new controller is in the works that could feature a 6-inch display.

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I’m Stupid, but I’m Trying

I’m Stupid, but I’m Trying

It doesn't take much to remind me that I know very little. Most days I can rely on at least a comment or two pointing out that, not only do I not understand that of which I've written, but that I should punish myself by promptly disconnecting from the internet tubes and forever forgoing having a connection ever again. Other times it's the harried moments of research which educate me in my ignorance. Friday, for instance, I attempted the briefest of digs into Auxiliary Power Unit heaters, after the space shuttle Endeavour saw its launched scrubbed over "an issue" with that very component.

No more than a handful of paragraphs of dense NASA technical documentation and I realized I'd bitten off far more than my blogger's brain could handle, at least in the space I had to push out a timely article and with a level of complexity casual readers might appreciate without finding overpowering. Did I get it right? Only pageviews, comments and a spattering of common sense will tell me, and even then it's part calculation and part divination. Welcome to the age of information overload.

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HBO Go App Now Available For iOS And Android

HBO Go App Now Available For iOS And Android

If you have an HBO subscription, then you'll now be able to take it with you on the go. Today, HBO officially launched its HBO Go app, which has been in the works since last year. The app will allow you to stream a variety of premium movies and original HBO series content to your smartphones and tablets.

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BlackBerry Bold Touch Makes Brief Appearance On RIM’s Front Page

BlackBerry Bold Touch Makes Brief Appearance On RIM’s Front Page

Research In Motion (RIM) has either accidentally posted the new BlackBerry Bold Touch on their front-page today or pulled a PR teaser trick. Whatever it was, it was quickly removed, but not before folks got a good screenshot of the page, which detailed the company's new touchscreen smartphone likely to be unveiled at next week's BlackBerry World convention in Florida.

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Samsung UN55D8000 55-Inch 1080p 240Hz 3D LED Smart TV

Samsung UN55D8000 55-Inch 1080p 240Hz 3D LED Smart TV

Ever since CES back in January, we've been hearing that 2011 will be "the year of 3D." Happily, Samsung isn't focusing entirely on the third-dimension with its new D8000 Series HDTVs: the 55-inch UN55D8000 also promises superlative 2D performance and Smart TV functionality including network streaming, all wrapped up in a wafer-thin bezel. Still, with a list price of $3,599.99, the D8000 will have to deliver in spades to justify the cost. Check out how this 3D behemoth copes in the full SlashGear review.

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Amazon Undercuts iTunes, Now Offering Popular Songs For 69 Cents

Amazon Undercuts iTunes, Now Offering Popular Songs For 69 Cents

Amazon is really vying for attention in the music downloading arena. Despite having launched its Cloud Player last month, Amazon still doesn't generate as much interest as do the upcoming cloud music services of Apple and Google. And despite selling music at prices generally lower than those at iTunes, Amazon still ranks a distant number two as a retailer of mp3s. In a bid to get folks to switch over from iTunes, Amazon is now extending their 69-cent offerings to chart topping songs.

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Apple iCloud May Serve More Than Music

Apple iCloud May Serve More Than Music

Last week we reported that Apple was ahead of Google in launching a cloud music service, a digital locker of sorts that would allow users to store and stream their iTunes music. Apple's momentum continues, striking at least two out of four successful deals with the record companies, and spurring rumors of a new "iCloud" branding after it was rumored that the company spent $4.5 million to acquire the domain iCloud.com. Now, it is further speculated that the iCloud will be serving up more than just music.

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