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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 9 2010

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 9 2010

Ohmygod! Notion Ink Adam is available for pre-order right this second and it's cheaper than expected! Then we've got some electric butterflies, Dell's deletion from an Intel Android tablet list, and some Robonaut hands. You can feel free to fix your MacBook Air screen glitch, check out a sassy extended video peek at the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, and read about how Don found 2010 to be the year he forgot about DVDs. THEN get your Google Cr-48 Chrome OS notebook delivered today, check out Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, and win a FREE Lenovo ThinkCentre M90z. Such a bunch o stuff for your salivating talon teeths!

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2010: The year I forgot about DVDs

2010: The year I forgot about DVDs

As someone who loves to sit down in front of the television after a long day’s work and watch a movie or television show, I typically spend some time each month heading down to Best Buy or browsing Amazon to find out what the latest entertainment releases are. It has become a habit that at least so far, I’m unwilling to give up.

But over the past year, my buying decisions have changed, and I’ve officially ditched DVD in favor of Blu-ray or streaming services.

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Sony slash Google TV prices; NSZ-GT1 Blu-ray deck under $300

Sony slash Google TV prices; NSZ-GT1 Blu-ray deck under $300

Sony has slashed prices on its Google TV range as part of its Black Friday promotions, reducing its larger HDTVs by up to $200 and cutting a whopping 25-percent from its NSZ-GT1 Google TV Blu-ray player. That makes the Blu-ray deck the same $299.99 as Logitech is asking for their Revue, though you're also getting a more compact (if arguably confusing) remote control and Blu-ray playback.

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Microsoft Makes Fun of Apple for Not Supporting Blu-ray [Video]

Microsoft Makes Fun of Apple for Not Supporting Blu-ray [Video]

In a brand new advertisement, Microsoft works with stop-animation to poke their finger at Apple yet again, this time going for something that many Apple fans may or may not agree with: Apple's lack of support for Blu-ray. The commercial starts out friendly enough, with two laptops about to go on a long flight, sitting next to one another. But when the PC wants to start watching a Blu-ray, the point of the ad quickly becomes apparent.

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Mvix HDHome Combines your Home Theater, Computing, and Gaming All into One

Mvix HDHome Combines your Home Theater, Computing, and Gaming All into One

Here's one giant system for everything you do at home, basically. Take a peek at this. Mvix is offering a system that they note is compatable with Netflix, Facebook, Twitter, Boxee, and Revision 3 internet television, plus more. It runs on Windows 7, plays Blu-ray disks, and generally appears to be one amazing base-camp for all your viewing pleasures in the home. Plus, they want to give you a $300 USD + coupon off the price if you feel like you might want to go ahead and buy one up.

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Gateway One ZX6951 Review

Gateway One ZX6951 Review

Gateway's all-in-one PC range continues to grow, with a new line of mainstream models intended to offer full touch support without the hefty price tags of their premium counterparts. The company sent over the new Gateway One ZX6951, a 23-inch Full HD model with an Intel Core i3 processor, for SlashGear to try out.

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Sharp AQUOS BD-AV70 35mm-thick 3D Blu-ray recorder arrives Dec 1

Sharp AQUOS BD-AV70 35mm-thick 3D Blu-ray recorder arrives Dec 1

Sharp Japan has announced a release date for what it claims is the thinnest 3D-capable Blu-ray recorder, the Sharp AQUOS BD-AV70.  Measuring just 35mm high, the AV70 can squeeze up to 87 hours of video onto a single BDXL disc, and will arrive in Japan on December 1 2010.

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Panasonic DIGA DMR-BF200 squeezes Blu-ray/HDD DVR into tiny chassis

Panasonic DIGA DMR-BF200 squeezes Blu-ray/HDD DVR into tiny chassis

Panasonic Japan has outed what the company is calling the smallest ever DVR that integrates both Blu-ray burning and a hard-drive.  The Panasonic DIGA DMR-BF200 measures a slight 210 x 194 x 65 mm and weighs in at 2.2kg; it can burn BD-R or BD-RE discs and or record media to its 320GB hard-drive.

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“Who needs Blu-ray?” quips UK Xbox chief as downloads dominate

“Who needs Blu-ray?” quips UK Xbox chief as downloads dominate

It looks like Microsoft and Apple can agree on at least one thing: Blu-ray is under serious threat from digital downloads.  After Steve Jobs dismissed Blu-ray support for future Macs with the suggestion that the format "is looking more and more like one of the high end audio formats that appeared as the successor to the CD – like it will be beaten by Internet downloadable formats," Microsoft's Xbox UK chief Stephen McGill has suggested that Blu-ray "is going to be passed by as a format."

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Sony launches BDX-S500U slim external Blu-ray drive

Sony launches BDX-S500U slim external Blu-ray drive

Sony has unveiled its latest slim external Blu-ray drive calls the BDX-S500U. The optical drive connects to the computer via USB and is designed to be used with any computer from desktops to netbooks and notebooks. The drive can write Blu-ray and other media formats.

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Onkyo R515A5-3D Core i5 3D notebook unveiled

Onkyo R515A5-3D Core i5 3D notebook unveiled

Onkyo has outed its latest notebook, the 3D-capable R5 Series R515A5-3D.  A 15.6-inch Intel Core i5 machine, the R515A5-3D uses an unspecified 3D system that can convert 2D content such as downloaded video and Blu-ray movies for use with the bundled polarized glasses.

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Sony PS3 3D Blu-ray update due in v3.50 on Sept 21

Sony PS3 3D Blu-ray update due in v3.50 on Sept 21

Sony has confirmed that the PS3 Blu-ray 3D update is on track for release on September 21, as part of the upcoming v3.50 firmware upgrade.  Although stereoscopic 3D gaming is already supported on the PS3 - and indeed has been since v3.30 - the console has so far been unable to play stereoscopic film content from discs.

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