Archive for Jun 30, 2011

Developers Now Working with Google+ Social Gaming Team

Developers Now Working with Google+ Social Gaming Team

You knew it had to happen, it was just a matter of, what it turns out to be as, hours. A few game developers who have thus far made their bulks of cash from working with Facebook for social gaming have spoken with the folks at Gamasutra on how they plan on working with Google as soon as possible to have their games interact to the maximum using the Circles functionality, in some way or another, on Google+ and their brand new burgeoning social media platform. Just busting at the seams with people trying to get in on all the new action.

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Hanako 2 Dental Patient Robot Gets Upgraded

Hanako 2 Dental Patient Robot Gets Upgraded

It's time again for news of freakishly human-like robots from Japan. We've seen plenty of very life-like humanoid robots in the past, such as with the Geminoids, but this one has a more defined purpose. The Hanako is a dental patient robot created for simulating real-life procedures for practicing dental students. Just recently, the robot got upgraded to Hanako 2 with major improvements in appearance.

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V-MODA Debuts True Blood V-80 On-Ear Headphones

V-MODA Debuts True Blood V-80 On-Ear Headphones

Fans of the vampire series, True Blood, now have a new headphone to lust after. V-MODA has partnered with HBO to create a special high-fashion on-ear headphone called the True Blood V-80. It fuses high quality sound with premium materials, durability, and a unique interchangeable design.

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Get Google+ Invites from SlashGear!

Get Google+ Invites from SlashGear!

As you may already be aware, Google has launched their latest social networking effort as Google+. This project exists as both a mobile application suite and a web-based program where you're invited to share with all of your pals everything you'd normally share through other 3rd party systems. Google has here capitalized on the fact that already thousands and millions of people are connected to their network with things like Gmail and are pumping up the shares, video chat, interest browsing and more. But it's still all in Beta! How does one earn an invite to such a program? Let's have a talk!

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Samsung Galaxy Z distills GSII spirit into cheaper model

Samsung Galaxy Z distills GSII spirit into cheaper model

Details of Samsung's latest Android smartphone have emerged, with the Samsung Galaxy Z going up for pre-order in Sweden. The 4.2-inch WVGA smartphone is effectively a slimmed-down version of the Samsung Galaxy S II, bridging the gap between it and last year's Galaxy S. It has a Super Clear LCD display, rather than Super AMOLED Plus, and a 1GHz dual-core processor, rather than 1.2GHz on the GSII.

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RIM ignores users and has lazy marketing accuses senior exec

RIM ignores users and has lazy marketing accuses senior exec

The scathing open letter penned by what's said to be a senior RIM exec has accused the company's co-CEOs of ignoring end users, relentlessly chasing "slightly more volume" at the expense of innovation, and of being blinkered to how "painful" developing for the platform is in comparison to rival OSes. The letter, published at BGR - who say they have verified the exec's identity - sets out eight key factors that need to change, including rebranding as simply "BlackBerry" so as "to signify our new focus on one QNX product line."

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HTC Eternity leaks: 4.7-inch 1.5GHz WP7.1 Mango superphone?

HTC Eternity leaks: 4.7-inch 1.5GHz WP7.1 Mango superphone?

It's been a long time since we saw a new Windows Phone 7 device - barring Nokia's "Sea Ray" prototype - and so consider our interest piqued by the HTC Eternity, billed as a Windows Phone 7.1 Mango device that could well arrive in the early fall alongside the updated OS. HTC Inside scored the details, which tip a massive 4.7-inch WVGA Super LCD touchscreen, 8-megapixel main camera supporting 720p HD video recording, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera and 1.5GHz processor.

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Microsoft Grabs Onkyo by the tablets, Onkyo coughs up licensing fees

Microsoft Grabs Onkyo by the tablets, Onkyo coughs up licensing fees

Microsoft is really liking Android about now. Since the software giant grabbed up a licensing deal with General Dynamics Itronix that covered a bunch of patents that makers were using in Android-powered tablets it has been on a licensing spree. One of the first major Android using firms to agree to pay Microsoft for the patents was HTC. According to reports, Microsoft is now making more from licensing the Android related patents that for licensing Windows Phone.

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Acer TimelineX AS5830TG-640 Review

Acer TimelineX AS5830TG-640 Review

With great power comes great responsibility, and also - if you're talking about Intel's 2011 Sandy Bridge processor line-up, at least - generally sizable pricing. Acer is looking to change that with the new Aspire TimelineX AS5830TG-6402, a lengthy name for a 15.6-inch Core i5 notebook that ticks all the spec boxes for a high-speed desktop replacement only with a bargain $799.99 price tag. Too good to be true or the best deal around? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Asus unveils new F1A75 series mainboards for AMD FM-1 CPUs

Asus unveils new F1A75 series mainboards for AMD FM-1 CPUs

Asus has announced a new line of mainboards in the AMD F1A75 family that will support the new AMD processors. The boards use all sorts of AMD tech for performance with support for Dual Graphics Technology to boost 3D graphics performance with an additional HD 60000 video card and the integrated GPU. The board is made to support the new AMD FM-1 socket CPUs and there are several boards in the family. The boards include the F1A75-V EVO, F1A75-V PRO and F1A75-M Pro.

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