PayPal Opening A Pop-Up Store In New York

It seems that all the larger Internet companies are now following in Apple’s footsteps with retail stores, with Google opening its first Chrome Store in London and now PayPal opening its first pop-up store in downtown Manhattan, New York.

Even though the new PayPal store will not be a permanent fixture, it will allow PayPal to showcase its new technologies in person, and will be inviting merchants to come to the shop to see real-time demonstrations of PayPal technologies in realistic point of sale scenarios.

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Sony Refreshes Its Vaio S Series Notebooks

This week Sony has announced a refresh to its S Series notebooks with the launch of the new Sony 15.5 inch Vaio SE and 13.3 inch Vaio SA. The main area of refresh within the new systems is the second-generation Intel Core i3, i5, and i7 processors, and  the Vaio SA, SB, and SE series are all now available with the full range at your disposal.

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LG Optimus 3D Gets Updated With 3D Game Conversion

LG is rolling out an update to its LG Optimus 3D smartphone that will bring a number of new features to the 3D Android smartphone, and one of the main features in the latest update is the ability to convert existing 2D games into 3D.

The update is being rolled out to some European LG Optimus 3D smartphones at the moment, and the 2D to 3G conversion should work with the majority of games, providing they have been built on Open GL.

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Battlefield 3 “Dog Tag” Bonus DLC For Amazon Pre-Orders

Amazon has today unveiled it will be offering an official Battlefield 3 “Dog Tag” pack to all customers that pre-order Battlefield 3. Do worry if you have already pre-ordered your Battlefield 3 copy will also be eligible for the Dog Tag offer.

The Amazon Dog Tag pack will contain the Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand DLC that brings with it four different maps from Battlefield 2 updated in Frostbite 2.0 and several of the game’s “weapons, vehicles and unique rewards”. Together with a code to access the exclusive content for the game’s multiplayer side.

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Asus Eee Pad Transformer 2 To Launch Soon?

The second generation Asus Eee Pad Transformer was confirmed by Asus’s Chairman a while back, and we saw evidence of the devices existence recently with references to the Asus Eee Pad Transformer 2 TF201 appearing in benchmarks.

Now according to a recent report by DigiTimes, it looks like Asus may be getting ready to launch the new Eee Pad Transformer 2 shortly, and it should be available before the end of the year.

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Samsung Media Hub Beta Rolls Out To AT&T Galaxy S II Users With $25 Of Free Content

If you are the proud owner of a Galaxy S II and use the AT&T network you might be pleased tom know that Samsung have this week rolled out their new Media hub in its beta form. Providing you with access to movies and TV shows not only on your Galaxy S II, but also on any 2011 Smart TV via the Media Hub Beta application.

Media Hub is Samsung’s all-in-one entertainment service in answer to iTunes or Amazon Instant Video and comes preloaded onto Galaxy S II phones and newer models of the Galaxy Tab.

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New Cloaking Device Uses A Mirage To Become Invisible (video)

A new device using carbon nanotubes has been created by researchers at the University of Dallas which creates its own mirage to become invisible. A mirage effect is normally associated with hot climates where heat creates the optical mirage phenomenon by bending light rays on long roads in the heat of the sun, as pictured below.

Watch a video after the jump to see the carbon nanotubes create the artificial mirage to conceal themselves.


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Forza Motorsport 4 ‘Endangered Species’ Live Action Trailer Narrated By Jeremy Clarkson (video)

If you are a fan of the new Forza Motorsport 4 game and Top Gear then this new trailer is definitely one to watch. The movie after the jump is a live action trailer narrated by Top Gears Jeremy Clarkson showing a speed fanatic getting into a little trouble trying to enjoy his driving.

Microsoft and Turn 10 have also announced the launch of a playable demo of Forza Motorsport 4 which will launch for Xbox 360 with Kinect support on October 11 in North America and October 14th 2011 in Europe.

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Amazon Kindle Fire Costs $150 To Make?

When Amazon announced their new Android tablet recently, the Amazon Kindle Fire, which will retail for $199, many people were wondering whether or not Amazon would actually be making a profit on the device itself.

A number of analysts came out with manufacturing costs for the Kindle Fire, which put the cost above the $199 price that Amazon will be selling the Kindle Fire for, suggesting that they would make a loss on the actual hardware, and would make their money from content sales.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Spec Ops Survival Mode (Video)

A new demo of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Spec Ops Survival Mode has now been released showing 8 rounds of the new Spec Ops Survival Mode within the highly anticipated MW3 game shortly to be launched.

The Special Ops survival mode in brings wave after wave of troops, complete with explosive-strapped attack dogs and juggernaut  invaders. After the jump are the videos showing MW3 Spec Ops Survival Gameplay from the map, Paris split into two parts.

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HTC Titan Goes On Sale In The UK

The HTC Titan was announced last month, and it has now gone on sale in the UK, and it comes with the latest version of Microsoft’s mobile OS, Windows Phone 7.5 Mango.

The HTC Titan comes with a 4.7 inch multi-touch touchscreen display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, there is also a single core 1.5Ghz processor and 512MB of RAM.

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JVC GC-PX10 Hybrid Camera Unveiled

Today JVC has unveiled a new addition to its hybrid camera range with the launch of the new JVC GC-PX10 camera/camcorder. The JVC GC-PX10 is capable of shooting 12-megapixel stills and 1080p full HD video 1920 x 1080 sampled at 36Mbps.

Its also fitted with a rapid-fire still shooting mode capable of capturing 3840 x 2160, at 60 shots per second, with up to 130 shots total per burst. Together with a CMOS sensor featuring 19x dynamic zoom and optical image stabilisation with advanced image stabiliser technology.


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