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ESRB simplifies digital rating system

ESRB simplifies digital rating system

The Electronic Software Ratings Board, as many of you already know, is the organization that assigns age-based ratings for video games here in the United States. At the moment, only a fraction of games get rated since the sheer number of digital games makes rating each and every one of them a seemingly insurmountable challenge. Today, the ESRB announced that it has made the process of rating digital games a whole lot easier for the itself and developers alike.

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Wallaby wants to ensure you get the best credit card rewards

Wallaby wants to ensure you get the best credit card rewards

If you use a lot of credit cards for paying your monthly bills or for business needs, you probably know that different cards offer different rewards. I know some people that use one specific credit card to pay for everything because they get so many rewards they can go on a free vacation each year by using it. If you have a bunch of credit cards, you would want to use the one with the best rewards at that given time. That can be easier said than done.

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GameStop PS3 DLC partnership is future of retail

GameStop PS3 DLC partnership is future of retail

The leading video game retailer in the US has forged a partnership with Sony, announced right at the beginning of the world's biggest video game trade show. GameStop will begin selling downloadable content for the PS3 in nearly all major regions around the world, in a testament to the drastically changing environment of retail in a digital distribution world.

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Bose launches Wave Music III, Wave Radio III with digital tuner

Bose launches Wave Music III, Wave Radio III with digital tuner

Bose has launched its third-gen Wave music systems today with the Wave Music III and the Wave Radio III. They use Bose's proprietary waveguide speaker technology, which lets the small one-piece systems fill rooms with detailed and full-bodied sound. The new Wave music systems also include a built-in DAB digital tuner and improved FM/AM tuner.

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NPD calculates $3.3 billion in digital game sales in US and Europe in Q4 2011

NPD calculates $3.3 billion in digital game sales in US and Europe in Q4 2011

According to the latest numbers from analyst group NPD, digital game sales are on the rise in a big way. In the fourth quarter of 2011, in the US and Europe - the regions that NPD normally deals with - the amount of revenue that was brought in from digital download sales in the gaming industry was $3.33 billion. In the US, sales in this growing segment were up by 9%. NPD does not have comparative data for Europe or for the US/Europe aggregate.

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TRAKTOR teases futuristic DJ station with analog and digital intertwined

TRAKTOR teases futuristic DJ station with analog and digital intertwined

Slated for the Spring of 2012, TRAKTOR has today shown off a station that'll take the last vestiges of advantage live performers had to place it in the hands of all peoples, the music expanding to the masses with no hinderances. What this station represents is a new tie between digital and analog mixing for the DJ on the run as well as professionals having worked in the field for generations. We're in an exciting time for digital music, folks, no doubt about that.

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Samsung SM’ART Gallery Panels aren’t just pieces of art, they’re for displaying art

Samsung SM’ART Gallery Panels aren’t just pieces of art, they’re for displaying art

Samsung seems to be pumping out new devices like there's no tomorrow, but here's something new to set a precedent: SM'ART Panels specifically designed for displaying fine art. In development for five years, the high resolution LCD panels surpass standard television sets in an attempt to be a truly digital canvas. The panels are designed to display the fine details that an artist wishes to come through, such as texture and the exact color envisioned.

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DreamWorks announce they’ve found the “Holy Grail” of Digital Animation

DreamWorks announce they’ve found the “Holy Grail” of Digital Animation

This week while speaking at this year's Techonomy conference, DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg told audience members that they'd formulated the solution for real-time rendering of animation for video. Katzenberg told the audience that they'd been working hand-in-hand with Intel in order to rewrite their software to take advantage of scalable multi-core processors, this allowing them to achieve advances that will, for lack of a better term, revolutionize the animation process. While before recently DreamWorks had been considered mostly a story-telling company, Katzenberg now says they've becoming "as much a technology company as we are an animation company."

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Canon EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera revealed [Video demo]

Canon EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera revealed [Video demo]

This week Canon has launched a camera that'll seek to be putting Red Scarlet and Arri Alexa in their place. It's the brand new Canon C300 cinema camera and it's been revealed at Hollywood's Paramount Studios where a crowd included journalists and the film industry elite - including no less than Martin Scorsese apparently. This fantastic looking camera has no less than an EF or PL mount (not both, different models,) 1080p video capture, two CF card slot, timecode, and HD-SDI output.

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