Acer Wants To Be More Competitive In The Tablet Wars

Even though it might appear a losing battle, Acer is hell bent on fighting for its slice of the smartphone/tablet market. To achieve this, Acer have announced the creation of a new business unit that will increase its competitiveness at a time when both Nokia, Dell, and Samsung are gearing up for their own onslaughts.

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Japan To Deploy Robot Army In Quake Zone

Okay, okay, your heart might be racing after you read that headline. Calm down. It’s not as if a bunch of Gundams will be flying over Fukushima. What we meant by Robot Army are certain machines that will take part in the immense clean up operation throughout the disaster zone. The robots aren’t even used by the army and don’t carry weapons. Instead, models like the Enryu (pictured below) will see action in the Fukushima-Daichi plant as it treads amidst the rubble to clear the mounds of radioactive debris.

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White iPhone 4 Starts Shipping

I know its hard to believe but this weekend Apple has started prepping US retailers for the arrival of its White iPhone 4 smartphone. After numerous delays and rumours Apple has now started shipping their mystical white device, which is the same as Apple’s black iPhone 4, but is made from purest white.

The delays of the white iPhone 4 were apparently caused by problems with paint mixtures that were causing a large number of defective units in the production process.

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Origin EON17-S Overclocked Gaming Notebook Starts Shipping

If you are in the market for a new portable gaming rig, you might be pleased to know that Origin has now started shipping their new Origin EON17-S overclocked gaming notebook, featuring 2nd generation Intel “Sandybridge” processors and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M graphics cards.

There are a number of processor and graphics options you can use to create your perfect portable gaming notebook, but if you are still looking for something a little extra special, Origins will even overclock your system for you, right up to 4.5GHz.

 

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Nook Color Receives Apps, Email And Adobe Flash Player

A new update firmware version 1.2 released by Barnes & Noble today  for their Nook Color tablet has brought with it a number of  important new features, with support for Android 2.2 (Froyo), a new Nook Color app store, Adobe Flash Player and now a built-in email client.

The new app store may only bring with it 125 new free and paid apps, but the addition of the new app store brings the Nook Color inline with other tablets that benefit for additional apps. Currently available apps include news reader Pulse, and the massively popular Angry Birds game together with utilities and lifestyle apps.

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James Cameron: 3D Propelled By Video Games

Not a lot of directors actually have their hand in creating the technology behind their equipment. Then again a lot of them don’t create the highest grossing movie on the planet twice in their careers, nor indeed entire genres that spawn cultural phenomenons. So when James Cameron speaks, we listen, even if all he talks about is more 3D.

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Nintendo 3DS Has Had A “Smooth Start”

At least according to Nintendo, but with the numbers currently standing at 1.06 million sold in Japan, 1.32 million in Americas both North and South, and 1.23 million in Europe and other assorted territories, it’s hard to disagree. The statistic Nintendo should be flaunting, though, has a lot more to do with the games, of which  a whopping 9.43 million have been sold.

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Leaked: Lenovo ThinkPad Honeycomb Tablet

Specifications of a new Lenovo ThinkPad tablet powered by Google’s tablet Honeycomb OS have surfaced from a leaked document. According to the leaked company presentation, Lenovo’s planning to release its Android 3.0 tablet this July.

The new Lenovo ThinkPad tablet specifications include a 10.1 inch IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 powered by a Tegra 2 processor, with up to 64GB of storage. Connectivity will be provided by 3G and 4G connectivity options. The presentation also shows a keyboard docking device that looks as though it will transform the tablet in a notebook when docked.

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Artwork Found In OS X Lion Indicates Possible Retina Display Macs

New high resolution artwork found within Apple’s latest build of Mac OS X Lion, could indicate that new retina display’s maybe on their way to Mac machines in the near future. The Preview 2 of OS X Lion, which was released in late March by Apple, features icons in sizes up to 1024×1024, and a desktop backgrounds at a resolution of 3200×3200.

The discover of these oversized icons and images does suggest that Apple could be looking to be bringing higher resolution displays to its line-up.

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Robotic GigaPan Epic Pro Camera Mount Receives A Firmware Upgrade

The robotic GigaPan Epic Pro camera mount which allows photographers to control their DSLR cameras to create highly detailed panoramic images, has this week received a new firmware upgrade.

Providing users of the Gigapan Epic a wider range of functions, including new settings to enhance high dynamic ranges (HDR) imaging. The GigaPan Epic Pro is strong enough to hold a camera and lens combination of up to 10 lbs in weight, and will take hundreds, even thousands of detailed individual photos to make up on intricate gigapan image.

 

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