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Playstation Move Officially Revealed
Tech News, Video Games

Playstation Move Officially Revealed

The days of a traditional controller for video games seem to be numbered. Sony officially revealed their own addition to the motion and gesture controller wave called the Playstation Move at the annual Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. The PlayStation Move works in tandem with the PlayStation Eye webcam to track the wand-like controller's position and inertial sensors to detect motion. The video game console war is now raging on a new front as Nintendo Wii's MotionPlus, Sony's PlayStation Move and Microsoft's Project Natal are expected to square off later this year. It is no secret that Nintendo is currently winning the war but there are signs that it's momentum is slowing will Microsoft or Sony be able to overtake them? (more…)
10 Years of the Playstation 2
Tech News, Video Games

10 Years of the Playstation 2

The Playstation 2 is the best selling video game console of all time. Ever since its arrival on the 5ith of March 2000 it has been a powerhouse in the gaming world and to this day 10 years after it's release sales remain strong and new games are still being developed for the system. The Playstation is truly a revolutionary system that spearheaded countless innovations while building the achievements of the first Playstation and laying the foundation for the Playstation 3. When the Playstation 2 was released I was in high school and a Nintendo fanboy to the core. Before the days of going online and having knowledge of the latest and greatest happenings in the video game industry me and my friends had to rely on video game magazines to stay up to date with what was going on. I remembe...
HP’s New Ultra-Thin, Multi-Touch, Tablet PC
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HP’s New Ultra-Thin, Multi-Touch, Tablet PC

With the current revolution taking place in the Touch Screen and Tablet PC market, especially since the release of the iPad, many manufacturers refuse to be left out of the growing trend and hope to capture their own chunk of the tech pie. HP has jumped in the race with its HP EliteBook 2740p, Ultra-thin, Multi-touch, Convertible Tablet and notebook PC set to be available in the US in April of this year for as much as $1,599. As usual, the coolest gadgets always seem to be out of my affordable price range. EliteBook 2740p convertible tablet With its innovation, HP hopes to provide a rich interactive experience for businesses in health care, education, sales, etc. and improve manageability, productivity and mobility for the mobile professional. (more…)
Google Introduces Buzz for Gmail
Tech News, Internet

Google Introduces Buzz for Gmail

Google has dipped it's toe into the social networking pool before but it official dived in today with the revelation of Google Buzz - a new service it described as "a Google approach to sharing". Comparisons have already been drawn with the current social networking kingpins Twitter and Facebook but just how useful will Buzz be? The first advantage that Google Buzz has is that right out of the blocks it has an installed base of over 100 million users or at least potential users because Buzz will be tied in with Google's email service Gmail.  Google Buzz borrows many features of Facebook and Twitter as users can share status updates, links, photos and videos as well as interact with comment on and respond to postings from friends. The video below is an overview of what is possible with G...
Google Nexus One Smartphone
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Google Nexus One Smartphone

A Google branded phone has been on and off the rumor radar for many months but about 2 weeks ago it shred it's "rumor" label and blasted into reality with the revelation that thousands of Google phones called "Nexus One" were given to Google employees for testing and that the official release of the phone was right around the corner and set for January 2010. It didn't take long for more and more information to start leaking and soon images, videos and specs for the now highly anticipated smartphone started appearing on the internet days before it's announcement by Google. That official announcement has now come and the media is buzzing with news about the Android 2.1 powered Google Nexus One Smartphone which is available unlocked for $530 directly from Google or for $180 via a 2 year co...
One Laptop Per Child XO-3 Concept
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One Laptop Per Child XO-3 Concept

The concept form of the latest version of the $100 laptop was unveiled recently. The touchscreen tablet-like device was shown off my the One Laptop Per Child Group who are a non-profit organization which aims to allow children in the developing world to have access to affordable technology. XO-3 is expected to be put into use in 2012 and cost around $75. It will replace the current models of $100 laptops currently in use by the OLPC and the booklike XO-2 model displayed previously will be shelved. (more…)