Archive for November, 2011

Urbanears Plattan black quilted edition revealed

Urbanears Plattan black quilted edition revealed

There's a pair of headphones in your future, one made by Urbanears and called Plattan, the start of a line of earpieces made with both comfort and fashionability in mind. This isn't the first time Urbanears have made a set of earpieces with both of those features in mind, but what you'll get is certainly something unique, what with the undeniably cool quilted material that'll make your head say "ahhh." You get 40mm handmade drivers for fantastic sound, a fold-down design to keep the phones transportable, and almost as a bonus, a "Zound Plug" that allows you to daisy chain the sound to all your friends!

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GameStop reveals PS Vita accessories pricing

GameStop reveals PS Vita accessories pricing

GameStop has unveiled all the pricing information for Sony's PS Vita next-gen portable along with the pricing of its official accessories. Those include various capacity memory cards, USB cables, docks, car adapters, and a starter kit. However, the device isn't set to launch in the US until February 22 of next year.

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Gigabyte Booktop T1132N revealed: twisty-screen returns with Core i5

Gigabyte Booktop T1132N revealed: twisty-screen returns with Core i5

When its time to get weird, Gigabyte has you covered with a laptop that flips up, around, and sideways, providing what was back before the tablet era the original slate PC - and now it's time for the newest model, complete with a 1.6 GHz Intel Core i5 processor, the Booktop T1132N. This device has a touchscreen display, a display that can be pulled up to a laptop, twisted around backwards and over the keyboard to be used as a tablet, and pulled back in so the whole mess can be docked in an upright position to be used as a tower desktop PC.

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Windows Phone 7 Facebook app usage spike suggests strong holiday sales

Windows Phone 7 Facebook app usage spike suggests strong holiday sales

Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 sales may finally be seeing a stronger performance as we approach the holiday season. The number of people using Microsoft's Facebook Integration for Windows Phone 7 has shot up in the past two weeks from 1,000,000 on November 11 to 1,100,000 on November 25. According to previous calculations by the WMPU blog, this could mean a gain of over 600,000 new Windows Phone users this holiday.

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Pink Nintendo 3DS announced with nintendogs in tow

Pink Nintendo 3DS announced with nintendogs in tow

For a product that was in a bit of trouble for having low sales the first few months it was out, Nintendo's 3DS is certainly continuing to release the iterations, today's announcement on a special packaged game and color combination, namely pink! The Nintendo 3DS in Pink joins the already available Flame Red 3DS bundled with Super Mario 3D Land and the also just announced Hyrule-toting Zelda edition of the gaming system, this team taking on the United States market this holiday season. And what's better than pink Nintendo 3DS? A pink Nintendo 3DS with a puppy game in the box!

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Review

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Review

AT&T and Samsung have brought forth a tablet that adds to their set of sleek Android-based slates, this one the first to work with the carrier's 4G LTE network. Inside you'll find the rather powerful 1.5Ghz Qualcomm MSM8660 dual-core processor, Samsung's custom user interface TouchWiz UX made specifically for tablets, and either 16 or 32GB or internal storage. You can take 3 megapixel photos and 720p videos with the back-facing camera, slightly less impressive media with the front-facing 2 megapixel camera. As this tablet is thin, so is it speedy, and as there are now more than four different models of tablet running Android from Samsung on the market today, surely they've gotten the formula correct enough to warrant such an array by now - wouldn't you say?

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Google I/O 2012 extended to three full days of fun

Google I/O 2012 extended to three full days of fun

This year we saw the biggest Google I/O yet, complete with free tablets, free Chromebooks, and a few modems to round out the bunch - and next year promises to trump the entire past with today's announcement of an extension to three days. The event is usually just a tiny little thing with no more than a few large keynotes and some presenters, no big deal, (I'm sure some of you will have a heart attack and disagree), but next year promises to be a big bang to say the least. June 27th until the 29th is the time, and we'll be there to show off all Google ends up offering up.

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NVIDIA releases GeForce 290.36 Beta Drivers for Batman, Battlefield 3, MW3, Skyrim

NVIDIA releases GeForce 290.36 Beta Drivers for Batman, Battlefield 3, MW3, Skyrim

It's time for an update for all you gamers out there playing any of the newest round of ground-breaking NVIDIA-powered PC games, this GeForce 290.36 Beta Driver release correcting bugs and adding features you might never have known were there in the first place! NVIDIA lets us know that players of Batman: Arkham City, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, should certainly update to this newest driver set, and Battlefield 3 as well as Crysis 2 will receive fixes for tiny broken bits like the "random appearance of triangular artifacts" in the former game. Grab it now!

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LG Nitro HD Official, dual-core, AT&T LTE, and 720p display

LG Nitro HD Official, dual-core, AT&T LTE, and 720p display

This week starts with a bang as AT&T reveals the LG Nitro HD, a handset that's just the third LTE-enabled device on their network and one that packs a lovely 4.5-inch True HD AH-IPS display. Inside you'll find a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, an 8 megapixel camera on the back, and the whole body is amongst the slimmest LG has ever offered at 5.27” X 2.67” X 0.41”. You'll be treated to a demonstration of how nice the display actually looks courtesy of the official LGgirl here in this post.

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