Gadgets

3DS XL getting anti-glare screen upgrade

3DS XL getting anti-glare screen upgrade

Everyone may be talking about the 3DS XL's increased screen size, but the 3DS XL is also getting an upgrade in the form of new anti-glare screens. In the latest installment of Iwata Asks, Nintendo's Takeshi Murakami revealed that the 3DS XL will be getting the anti-glare upgrade, making the 3DS XL the most glare-resistant Nintendo handheld ever. For comparison's sake, Murakami said that reflectivity on the original 3DS screen was about 12%, but with the 3DS XL, Nintendo managed to get that figure down to just 3%.

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Nexus 7 vs iPad fight gets wet

Nexus 7 vs iPad fight gets wet

SquareTrade has taken Google's new Nexus 7 tablet and put it up against the new iPad in drop and dunk tests, and it might surprise you to learn that the Nexus 7 has been named the winner. In all, SquareTrade performed three tests: both tablets were dunked in water, dropped from a standing position, and pushed off the edge of a table. Though the iPad put up a good fight in some situations, it was ultimately the Nexus 7 that was crowned the most resilient of the two.

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Honda announces HondaLink service for 2013 Accord

Honda announces HondaLink service for 2013 Accord

Keeping up with America's need to be constantly connected, Honda has unveiled its new HondaLink service, which will be featured in the new Accord (along with future Honda models). The service is the result of a partnership between Honda and Aha and allows drivers to listen to a selection of Internet-based stations, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Yelp restaurant listings. In order to use HondaLink, consumers will need to download the HondaLink app for either iOS or Android and then link their phone to their car via Bluetooth. Since the service is completely controlled through this smartphone app, HondaLink won't need its own data plan to function.

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D-Link launches the Cloud Camera 5000

D-Link launches the Cloud Camera 5000

D-Link has launched the Cloud Camera 5000, which is a new camera aimed squarely at making home surveillance systems easier to set up and monitor. D-Link is attempting to turn mydlink's cloud services into the star feature of this camera, saying that by setting up an account at mydlink, you can view the video your camera is capturing from any internet-connected computer. There are also free Android, iPhone, and iPad apps available for mydlink and the Cloud Camera 5000, with the idea being that you're only ever one log in away from viewing what's going on in your home.

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Steve Wozniak’s travel backpack is filled to the brim with gadgets

Steve Wozniak’s travel backpack is filled to the brim with gadgets

Ever wonder what kind of gadgets Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak likes to take with him when he's on the road? Apparently, he likes to take all of them. He shared the picture you see below with Gizmodo, along with a blog post detailing all of the items he likes to take with him on trips. All of the stuff you see in the photo is either in his pockets or in his backpack when he isn't at home, with the exception of one iPad, two iPhones, and one iPod Nano that belong to his wife Janet.

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Autodesk buys Socialcam in $60m deal

Autodesk buys Socialcam in $60m deal

3D design software pioneer Autodesk announced today that it has agreed to buy mobile video start-up Socialcam for around $60 million. The deal will likely close sometime within the next 30 days, and afterward, it sounds like Socialcam will still retain a large amount of its independence. That doesn't mean that Autodesk isn't going to focus on beefing up Socialcam's service, however, with the company saying that it intends to develop "a more comprehensive set of tools" for Socialcam's tens of millions of users.

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Fiat 500L getting optional espresso maker

Fiat 500L getting optional espresso maker

Can't get enough espresso? Stopping by Starbucks four times a day is all well and good, but true coffee fans make their own. In their cars. Fiat has announced that the 500L will come with an optional built-in espresso maker when it rolls off the line in October, leaving us a little excited and only slightly terrified. Lavazza will be supplying the coffee makers for what Fiat says is "the first standard-production car in the world to offer a true espresso coffee machine." It even comes with matching cups!

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Spy Hawk gives you an eagle eye in the sky

Spy Hawk gives you an eagle eye in the sky

Remote control helicopters were all the rage not too long ago, but how about an even cooler spy plane? RED5 is offering a Spy Hawk plane that has a 5-megapixel camera attached to the nose, able to beam video back to a 3.5-inch screen embedded in the remote control. The plane is capable of being controlled up to 600m away, and you can record video onto a 4GB SD card for later viewing.

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