Archive for May, 2011

ViewSonic ViewPad 10Pro packs BlueStacks Android app virtualization

ViewSonic ViewPad 10Pro packs BlueStacks Android app virtualization

All of a sudden, ViewSonic's new ViewPad 10Pro tablet is looking a lot more interesting. Although billed as a dual-OS slate, which led us to believe it would switch between Windows 7 and Android in the same way as the older ViewPad 10, in fact the 10Pro uses BlueStacks, the clever Parallels-but-for-Android-apps-on-Windows software we first mentioned back in April. Rather than demanding that you switch wholesale between Microsoft's OS and Google's, you'll be able to use Android apps alongside Windows software.

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Sony shaving NGP costs: less “investment heavy” than PS3

Sony shaving NGP costs: less “investment heavy” than PS3

Sony is looking to reduce its initial outlay on the NGP next-gen portable games console, with CFO Masaru Kato telling the WSJ that the new handheld will not be as "investment heavy" as previous hardware as the development budget is pared away. Reports claimed last week that Sony had decided to halve the NGP's expected memory as well as rely solely on removable storage, in an attempt to bring down the sticker price.

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HP TouchPad to hit Wal-Mart June 12, OfficeMax in July?

HP TouchPad to hit Wal-Mart June 12, OfficeMax in July?

Fans that have been looking forward to the HP TouchPad WebOS tablet have an unofficial date to look forward to for the tablet to land in stores. We previously reported that the TouchPad would hit Wal-Mart for $599 when it finally lands with 32GB of storage onboard. While HP has still not offered up an official launch date for the device, it's looking like that rumored June launch will be true. The QuickSpec sheet for the TouchPad has turned up.

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Eyeshadow of the future uses LEDs not makeup

Eyeshadow of the future uses LEDs not makeup

I admit that Ii have never understood makeup. I can get that women wear the stuff to make them look better (so they think) and cover up things on the face like blemishes. The part I have never understood is why some women wear makeup that is in weird colors or is plastered on their face. To each their own, I guess. I once knew a woman that had her makeup tattooed on her face so she would wake up ready to go. Geeky women or anyone else that likes eyeshadow and raves will appreciate this LED eyeshadow.

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Computex 2011: Day Zero Wrap-Up

Computex 2011: Day Zero Wrap-Up

Did you dream about a hybrid smartphone/tablet? It's only morning in North America, but already the Computex 2011 pre-show presentations have been and gone, ahead of the show-proper opening on Tuesday. There's plenty to see, too, with the East Asian companies bringing out their take on tablets and attempting to find a gap in the iPad's armor, among other things. Read on for the full SlashGear Computex Day Zero wrap-up.

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Sex offender busted leaving the Apple Store after using display computer to get onto Facebook

Sex offender busted leaving the Apple Store after using display computer to get onto Facebook

This qualifies as a feel-good story in my option. A registered sex offender named Robert Nicholas McGuire was busted last week for violation of parole. McGuire was apparently spotted downtown in San Luis Obispo by detectives on the Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement team. One of the detectives recognized McGuire from a former child pornography case and followed the suspect into the Apple Store.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M GPU lands in gaming notebooks at Computex

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M GPU lands in gaming notebooks at Computex

NVIDIA has offered up the new GTX 560M GPU for notebook computers at Computex bringing the first of the 500M series of GPUs to market. NVIDIA says that the GTX 560M will hit the "sweet spot" for gaming notebooks with the ability to play games in 1080p resolution with support for DirectX 11. This GPU is also the first to offer GTX gaming GPU combined with Optimus technology. That means that the notebooks using the GTX 560M will be able to change between that integrated GPU of their notebook and the GTX GPU for power or battery life depending on their needs.

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Linaro and Samsung offer devs Origen board with Exynos 4210 chipset

Linaro and Samsung offer devs Origen board with Exynos 4210 chipset

Linaro and Samsung have announced that they have collaborated to bring developers of open source devices a new development tool packing some of the best Samsung hardware around. The new tool is a developers board called the Origen board that runs the Samsung Exynos 4210 chipset that lives inside some of the most popular Android devices on the market like the Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone. The chipset uses the multi-core Cortex-A9 CPU inside along with DDR3 RAM.

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HTC Mazaa is 12-megapixel WP7.1 Mango handset? [Video] [Update: Probably not]

HTC Mazaa is 12-megapixel WP7.1 Mango handset? [Video] [Update: Probably not]

Remember that 12-megapixel HTC Windows Phone we told you about earlier? It's looking increasingly possible that it could be the HTC Mazaa, which leaked back in April, a so-far unannounced CDMA/GSM World Phone. Eldar Murtazin has shared a lengthy Windows Phone 7.1 Mango preview video (which you can see after the cut) as part of his hands-on with the device, confirming that he had a Mazaa on hand.

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