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Tobii and NTT DOCOMO announce ibeam eye-tracking tablet

Tobii and NTT DOCOMO announce ibeam eye-tracking tablet

Tablets these days can do a lot of different things, but NTT DOCOMO has a new tablet in the pipeline with a feature that we don't see all that often: eye tracking. The eye tracking technology in NTT DOCOMO's new ibeam concept tablet will be supplied by Tobii, and if you're going to be at CEATEC in Tokyo at the beginning of October, you'll get the chance to see it in action. It's there, at booth #4B66, that NTT DOCOMO will be unveiling the prototype ibeam for the first time.

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HTC Proto pictured with global intent

HTC Proto pictured with global intent

There's a brand new Android device out there in an HTC factory somewhere called the "Proto", and it's just bursting at the joints to get out here to the global market. This device has been tipped earlier this year as a step between the higher-end HTC One models and the midrange smartphone HTC One V. Here the device is pictured with a body that's rather similar to the rounded shape of the HTC Sensation but with specifications that make it much more 2012.

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Legend of Zelda prototype cartridge comes with hefty price tag

Legend of Zelda prototype cartridge comes with hefty price tag

We all know about the ultra-rare and super-valuable Nintendo World Championship cartridges that pop up from time-to-time, but this prototype cartridge for The Legend of Zelda you see pictured below has a price tag that will make even the serious game collector cringe. Currently available on eBay, the cartridge comes with a Buy It Now price of $150,000.00. To be fair, seller tjcurtin1 is also including a factory sealed and graded copy of The Legend of Zelda, but the main star of this listing is clearly the yellow prototype cartridge.

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Early Oculus Rift prototype revealed

Early Oculus Rift prototype revealed

Anticipation for the Oculus Rift has been building ever since we were first introduced to it back at E3, and today we got a look at a very early prototype. Creator Palmer Luckey shared the image you see below, and even though it isn't the prettiest of devices, it will do a lot to get followers of the project excited. Road to VR points out that the headset in the image won't be meant for ordinary consumers - that will be the Oculus Rift 2.0, which is scheduled to launch in 2013. Instead, this first device is aimed at die-hard VR fans and developers. Have a look:

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iPad original prototype re-appears with 12-inch display

iPad original prototype re-appears with 12-inch display

This week several black and white photographs taken back around the year 2002 appeared containing what may very well have been the original iPad prototype - today some much more impressive images have been dropped. The images you'll see here show not just the supposed original "035 prototype", but a brand new iPad 2 as well. It seems that someone who owns one of these original beasts found themselves suddenly free to tell the truth about it and took immediate action to make it so.

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Original iPad prototype photos appear via Jonathan Ive

Original iPad prototype photos appear via Jonathan Ive

It appears that as early as 2002, Apple had been working on what would eventually become the world's most famous tablet computer: the iPad. In some recently explored court documents made public in an Apple vs Samsung court case, it appears that not only did Apple Senior VP of Industrial Design Jonathan Ive reveal when he first began work on the unit known as 035, aka eventually the iPad, several photos were shown as well. What you'll see here is a very thick early vision.

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Plastic Logic flexible smartphone epaper companion hands-on

Plastic Logic flexible smartphone epaper companion hands-on

The must-have smartphone accessory of tomorrow might just be an unbreakable touchscreen epaper tablet, saving your eyes from squinting at a mobile display. Plastic Logic revealed its work-in-progress slate to us today, as SlashGear browsed the goodies in the company's UK R&D center, confirming that talks with several manufacturers and carriers are ongoing to bring the companion device to market. Potentially bundled with your next smartphone could be a 10.7-inch super-light touchscreen pane for easier viewing of webpages, documents and more.

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