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Panasonic Toughbook Android Tablet Announced

Panasonic Toughbook Android Tablet Announced

Panasonic's Toughbook line of products have long been known for their rugged exteriors and enterprise security. Today, the company announced a Toughbook Android tablet, which could very well be the world's first rugged tablet device. Panasonic believes the tablet will appeal to a wide variety of users including "mission critical government personnel, highly mobile field forces, SMB's looking for a competitive edge, security conscious IT managers and bottom-line focused CFOs."

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Panasonic confirms GF series split: GF3 for novices, Pro model incoming

Panasonic confirms GF series split: GF3 for novices, Pro model incoming

Panasonic's new LUMIX GF3 may follow the perennial trend of making gadgets ever-smaller, but with the hot-shoe gone and the mode wheel relegated to a virtual control on the touchscreen, you could well argue that the company has chased general consumers at the expense of the prosumer/professional market. It seems the company agrees, too; camera chief Ichiro Kitao, told PhotoRadar that Panasonic is planning to split the GF series into two, with one line for novices upgrading from point-and-shoots, and a second line for enthusiasts and experienced photographers.

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Panasonic LUMIX GF3 official: 12.1MP Micro-4/3 gets even smaller

Panasonic LUMIX GF3 official: 12.1MP Micro-4/3 gets even smaller

Panasonic's new LUMIX DMC-GF3 comes as little surprise, but it does bring plenty to the micro four thirds table. The third-gen camera tips the scales at a mere 7.83oz despite packing a pop-up flash, and shoots 12.1-megapixel images along with 1080/60i Full HD video. It's also 16.7-percent smaller and 16.2-percent lighter than our perennial favorite, the LUMIX GF2, despite keeping the 3-inch touchscreen.

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Panasonic Rolls Out Three New Sanyo Xacti-Style Camcorders

Panasonic Rolls Out Three New Sanyo Xacti-Style Camcorders

To the delight of Sanyo Xacti fans, improvements on the pistol-grip style camcorder continues. When Panasonic bought Sanyo back in 2009, it was feared that it would be the end to the popular camcorders. But today, Panasonic just unleashed three new Xacti-look-alike models, but branded under their own name of course.

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Panasonic PT-LB3U micro-portable projector debuts

Panasonic PT-LB3U micro-portable projector debuts

Panasonic has unveiled a new projector that is in its business and education line. The new projector is called the PT-LB3U and has a resolution of 1024 x 768. The projector is made to be small and compact so it takes up less space in a crowded office or classroom. Despite the smaller size of the projector, it has 3,200 lumens of brightness and uses a new lamp drive system. That lamp drive system allows the lamp to last up to 5,000 hours.

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Panasonic Lumix G3 is the smallest and lightest interchangeable lens cam it offers

Panasonic Lumix G3 is the smallest and lightest interchangeable lens cam it offers

Panasonic and its line of G-series cameras are very popular with photographers that want high quality images and a portable design. Panasonic has added a new camera to the G family called the Lumix DMC-G3. The G3 is hailed as Panasonic's smallest and lightest interchangeable lens camera with a viewfinder. The camera has all the high-end features you expect from a G-series camera too. It will record full 1080p resolution video for instance.

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3D TV’s All Over the Place, Really?

3D TV’s All Over the Place, Really?

Most new-TV's coming out next year are going to be featuring 3D technology. Many of them are going to be featuring the active-shutter style of 3D, where instead of the red/cyan (pictured) or polarized glasses there is some kind of device that blocks each eye at the same time the specific image on the screen is projected in turn to produce the three dimensional effect. Really? I thought we'd all passed on this terrible idea back when everyone stopped using the VirtualBoy.

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The State of Tech in Japan’s Recovery

The State of Tech in Japan’s Recovery

We've already written about the terrifying situation in Japan this past week, and how SlashGear readers can help the ongoing aid effort. Now, Japanese manufacturers are beginning to add up the impact the earthquake and tsunami have had on tech production, affected both by physical damage to facilities as well as ongoing power shortages and transportation break-down. Components used in everything from Apple's iPad 2 through digital cameras, mobile devices and computers have been impacted, with some estimates putting recovery several quarters out. Read on for more details.

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