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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 confirmed by Target, coming November 13

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 confirmed by Target, coming November 13

Today we have some excellent news for all the die-hard gamers or Call of Duty fans. We obviously knew that November was a likely release date since most other titles have followed a similar time-frame, but today it's been confirmed premature. Thanks to the folks at Target and IGN we can confirm the next Call of Duty will in fact be called Black Ops 2, and pre-orders start May 2nd.

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Raspberry Pi racks up 100k orders from one store

Raspberry Pi racks up 100k orders from one store

Massive support has been found out there in the gadget-loving world for the tiny computer known as Raspberry Pi. This little beast has had its 100,000th order counted up at element14 for pre-orders starting back in late February. This number is also just part of the massive 350,000 orders counted up total for the device at stores worldwide. The manufacturing and distributing of this device are being worked on by teams doing "diligent" work to get all orders out by their cut-off date this late spring and summer - if you ordered by April 18th, in fact, you can expect your order to come in by the end of June!

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Diablo III Collector’s Edition revealed and detailed

Diablo III Collector’s Edition revealed and detailed

Along with the most long-awaited announcement of a video game release in perhaps the entire history of gaming, Diablo III holds the honor of being so very important that it has its own gigantic Collectors Edition box set. This set of epic items has been released this week for pre-order and includes not just the Diablo III PC/MAC game in its entirety and on DVD-ROM, it has a whole lot of goodies to go with it! Not only will you be winning at Diablo III, you'll have Diablo II in its entirety as well, and special edition in-game items for not just Diablo, but other Blizzard games too!

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iPad 3 launch dates teased

iPad 3 launch dates teased

The last couple of weeks have been littered with undeniably savory images of the iPad 3's supposed components, and this week's weibo images of a glass front with digitizer comes with an even juicier tip than the photo itself: launch dates. To access the origin of the image here you'll have to sign up and take a peek at this Weibo weblog and have at all the tips this one insider seems to have. Along with the photo you see here, it being a clear indicator of the utter similarities between the iPad 2 and the iPad 3, you'll find that this tipster also has some release dates: mid-March for the USA, April for France, Germany, Japan, and the UK, and a June 1st release date for China and Hong Kong.

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Intel Solid State Drive 520 series revealed and detailed

Intel Solid State Drive 520 series revealed and detailed

This week the folks at Intel have revealed a bit of information on their brand new SSD 520 series, complete with 6 gigabit-per-second (gbps) speed and Intel compute-quality 25-nanometer (nm) NAND memory process technology. This new solid state drive series will bring new security features, ultra fast throughput performance, and an unmatched reliability suite that'll bring the fury to even the most needy consumers. High bandwidth, low latency, and accelerated speed will all be yours soon!

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Diablo III gets pre-release tweaks, producer change

Diablo III gets pre-release tweaks, producer change

In the world of MMORPGs, there can be no denying that the leaders in the art are currently housed at Blizzard Entertainment, and their next release, Diablo III is being set up as one of their biggest releases in the history of the environment. But when we can no longer count the amount of setbacks this game has had before it launches on fingers and toes, it's time to start doubting in the integrity of the creators. That said, one of the creators of the game, the lead producer in fact, has declared that he'll be leaving Blizzard and the D3 project after having worked on it for 5 years.

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Verizon Galaxy Nexus in-store packaging appears

Verizon Galaxy Nexus in-store packaging appears

At this point we've got to assume that the folks at Verizon had all of this leak and pre-release panic planned for the Galaxy Nexus, because what we've been experiencing since the release of the international edition of this world's first Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich device is nothing but heartbreak and agony over the release date for the Verizon version here in the USA - that said, here's the in-store packaging. In what appears very much to replicate the packaging of the Nexus S, the hero device for Android 2.3 Gingerbread, Verizon's package has padding inside the top of the box, a simple cradle of red for the device, and all the regular bits underneath. Could this be the sign we've been waiting for?

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Verizon Galaxy Nexus pre-orders open tomorrow, no proof necessary

Verizon Galaxy Nexus pre-orders open tomorrow, no proof necessary

There's a few claims being written up today on the Galaxy Nexus as it'll be dropping on Verizon, each of them pointing in the direction of a pre-order date starting tomorrow, the 29th of November, 2011. What we're hearing is that there's this fellow by the name of Mike Peak who has been the only person in the world who's been able to contact Verizon and get a solid date out of them as far as when the magical Ice Cream Sandwich device will be available for purchase complete with LTE connectivity. The date is tomorrow, says the supposed Verizon customer assistant on the other end of the phone, and the event is a start for pre-release orders.

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Roland SPD-SX Percussion Sampling Pad shipping this week

Roland SPD-SX Percussion Sampling Pad shipping this week

When it comes to sampling percussion instrumentation for your hot beats, you've got more than a few options - Roland just made your decision easy for you with the brand new SPD-SX, a sampling pad which appears to not be holding back when it comes to versatility. What you've got here is 2 GB of onboard sampling memory, three effects engines, and a set of controls which make this unit a real replacement to the popular SPD-S, what Roland up until now called their "industry-leading" sampling pad. Inside you'll find top of the line pad-sensing technology, assignable click output and a wholly portable chassis. Is this your next thumptastic solution for the rhythm in your life?

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Swivl motion-tracking mobile video device gets official

Swivl motion-tracking mobile video device gets official

What you're about to see is a device by the name of Swivl that does two things: first, it holds your smartphone or small video camera - two, it stands in place and turns its head back and forth, up and down, all depending on where you are with the sensor it's trained to follow. Not only this, but you can take awesome comfort in knowing that this device is crowdfunded, meaning it was not one investor, but large handful of persons from the public sector that decided the design should become a reality. It's every industrial designer's dream!

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