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Apple To Drop Some Games And Peripherals From Retail Stores?

Apple To Drop Some Games And Peripherals From Retail Stores?

The next time you step inside your local Apple Store, you may experience an even more immaculate space at the already minimalist tech haven and find additional areas for personalized customer support. Inside sources quoted by The Loop, suggest that Apple Stores will be eliminating over 30 boxed games along with some hardware items from their retail shelves very soon. All this is to make more room for helping customers setup their new purchases.

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Gefen unveils new dual Link DVI to mini DisplayPort adapter

Gefen unveils new dual Link DVI to mini DisplayPort adapter

Gefen is sort of like the App Store for cables and adapters; they have a cable or adapter for everything. The latest adapter from Gefen has surfaced and it is a converter that turns a Dual Link DVI into a Mini DisplayPort. The adapter is designed to work with both Windows and Mac computers. The adapter also has audio support as well.

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EFO Wireless Google TV keyboard/remote ideal for Logitech Revue

EFO Wireless Google TV keyboard/remote ideal for Logitech Revue

We were reasonably impressed by Logitech's Revue when we reviewed the Google TV STB last year, but one of our main concerns was how living room friendly the standard wireless keyboard remote was. Logitech will happily sell you its mini controller, but at $129 it's a whole lot more expensive than EFO's wireless Google TV keyboard.

Video demo after the cut

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LiveView update fixes Bluetooth blips says Sony Ericsson

LiveView update fixes Bluetooth blips says Sony Ericsson

A new firmware update for the Sony Ericsson LiveView promises to address the Bluetooth connection errors that soured our review of the companion display. Confirmed incoming back in December, the update tweaks the "most identified reasons" for the LiveView's random disconnects, something that users told us was more than problem than simply our review unit.

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Optimus Popularis delayed; Mini Six companion ‘board due this year

Optimus Popularis delayed; Mini Six companion ‘board due this year

It's been a while since we've marvelled at the display-keys from Russian keyboard specialists Optimus, but the company is keen to remind us that it's only been delayed, not undone, by the recent economic unpleasantness. The Optimus Popularis - a more "affordable" version of the Maximus keyboard - has supposedly been pushed back until later in 2011, and before then the company will release a smaller version called the Optimus Mini Six.

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Alesis StudioDock for iPad turns tablet into pro-audio system

Alesis StudioDock for iPad turns tablet into pro-audio system

Alesis has unveiled its latest iPad peripheral, and if you're a digital musician who likes using your fingers then the StudioDock might make a lot of sense. A universal docking station, the Alesis StudioDock offers twin 1/4-inch XLR inputs and twin XLR outputs, along with a headphone socket, video output and MIDI in/out. It's designed to allow iPad music apps to connect with studio instruments as well as control external audio sources.

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Korg nanoSERIES2 USB controllers outed

Korg nanoSERIES2 USB controllers outed

Korg has refreshed its range of entry-level USB controllers at NAMM 2011 this week, with three new models offering straightforward control of music apps like GarageBand and Logic. The Korg nanoSERIES2 consists of the nanoKEY2, nanoPAD2 and nanoKONTROL2, each getting power and data via a single USB connection, and offering various combinations of keys, buttons and sliders.

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Bravo 4100-series disc printer is crazy fast

Bravo 4100-series disc printer is crazy fast

I have printed labels on printable CDs with my printer before and it’s a long process that seems to take forever on my home printer. A company called Primera Technology has unveiled a new disc printer that is the world's fastest. The printer is part of the Bravo-4100 series and it can print a CD about as quickly as you can read this post.

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iPhonECG turns your iPhone 4 into an ECG machine [Video]

iPhonECG turns your iPhone 4 into an ECG machine [Video]

A new iPhone 4 accessory promises to turn the Apple smartphone into a clinic-quality ECG machine. The iPhonECG is a clip-on case for the handset with a pair of electrodes on the back; paired with the handset via Bluetooth, it sends ECG readings to the custom app. According to the developers, the case and app are expected to come in at under $100 when the iPhonECG reaches the market.

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SkyWire iPhone serial cable allows remote telescope control

SkyWire iPhone serial cable allows remote telescope control

A serial connection is probably not the first port that sprang to mind while bemoaning Apple's shortage of socket options on iOS devices, but that's just what Southern Stars and Redpark are offering. The SkyWire is a $79 adapter for the iPhone 4, iPad or other iOS models that allows you to hook the handset up to various computer-controlled telescopes.

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HTC Media Link unboxing [Video]

HTC Media Link unboxing [Video]

It's been a long time since we first caught sight of HTC's Media Link, squeezed into an HTC Sense presentation back at the launch of the Desire HD and Desire Z. The two phones have launched and gone on sale, but it's taken longer for the compact DLNA wireless streaming box to arrive. Patience has served us well, though, and now the Media Link is fresh on the SlashGear test bench.

Unboxing video after the cut

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Sony Ericsson confirm LiveView update in Jan 2011: Bluetooth fixes & more

Sony Ericsson confirm LiveView update in Jan 2011: Bluetooth fixes & more

It's fair to say our lasting impressions of the Sony Ericsson LiveView were less than glowing, with Bluetooth connection issues and patchy functionality leaving us underwhelmed by the wireless Android sub-display. The good news is that Sony Ericsson has confirmed that the LiveView's firmware is indeed upgradable, with the first update due for release in January 2011.

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