Welcome to the second installment in SlashGear's "A Week with" review session with NOOKcolor, a device which Barnes and Noble promises will be for customers the culmination of all their knowledge on how people interact with what they read. This device is a reader-centric tablet, made by the world's largest bookstore for the people who enjoy reading the most. Today's review session revolves around the way you the user will potentially interact with the reading materials you'll be using while utilizing NOOKcolor. As this device is aimed not at those who wish for an open Android tablet experience, this review will for the most part assume that the people who will buy this device are the same people Barnes and Noble intends to market to. On the other hand, I and we know there's a large population of tech-smart individuals out there who indent to try this device out as a hacked device. While I won't be hacking into this device for your pleasure, we will be keeping you in mind.
Knock-off consoles are always good for a cheap, moderately cheerful laugh, and so we're surprised its taken the Chinese cloners this long to come up with a decent PSP Go copy. The PXP-2000 "borrows" the distinctive stylings of Sony's latest handheld, but throws in a camera good for stills and 3GP video capture, an FM radio and NES/Famicom emulator.
If you're in the market for a UMPC and hold function over form, the B1 from Wibrain might just catch your fancy.
The B1 looks very strange, and I'd probably pass it by at first for that reason. However, the keyboard placement is logical, and gives it the feel of an old Game Gear (which smoked the old GameBoy back in the day, even if it never really caught on) and even has a trackpad that you can use near your right thumb.
I feel a little ashamed to admit this, but I'm a crap gamer. Yes, you heard me, I lack the hand-eye coordination, persistence and general aptitude to play Halo 3, Grand Tourismo Theft Auto Superbike Fifa 3 2008 or even Pac Man. That pretty much leaves me with Solitaire, Minesweeper and Freecell. Oh, and don't forget Tetris! Yes, Tetris, love of my life (if you exclude everything else I love more) - there have been real-life game versions of it before but nothing I'd consider parting with cash for. Well, that's just changed.
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A Game Boy was recently discovered that endured extensive damage in the Gulf War. The display card inside the case where the Game Boy is being placed states: "This Game Boy was damaged when barracks were bombed during the 1990-1991 Gulf War. It still works!"
When i first saw the picture of the GB, I thought that someone had created a cool mod casing for the original Game Boy. I was quite stunned to hear that it was actually damaged in the war. I propose a consipracy that this GB never quite made it to any war. My reasoning is that the screen is not warped at all, the game connectors must be in perfect shape, and the power switch is not damaged. Whether real or not, I'm sure the Game Boy had to undergo a few modifications in its inside.
Fully Functional “Gulf War” Gameboy [Via: Tech E Blog]