HP Drops TouchPad Price By $50

Yesterday we heard that HP had released a new version of webOS for the HP TouchPad, and now the company has reduced the price of the TouchPad tablet by $50 in order to boost sales.

HP is now offering a $50 ‘instant rebate’ on the TouchPad, and the 16GB model which previously cost $499 is now $449.99 whilst the 32GB model which previously cost $599 is now $549.99.

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Bioware Surprised By Dragon Age 2 Response

Just when we thought we were out, Dragon Age 2 writer David Gaider, he of  in-game gay romance defender fame, pulls us back in. The script is well-worn; oh woe is us, how could we ever have predicted that putting in ten hours’ worth of dungeons but pointlessly stretching them into fifty and popping enemies out of thin air in a tactical RPG will garner us anything but accolades.

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Apple Defeated By Games, Claims Xbox Creator

To hear Xbox co-creator Seamus Blackley tell it, Apple’s vast mobile gaming empire is some sort of red-haired stepchild that Apple just kind of inadvertently go stuck with. “They tried real hard to make the iPad about word processing and music, and the audience just doesn’t want it. It’s beautiful. You don’t need to have a games strategy anymore,” he told EDGE magazine.

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Layar Vision Extension Combines Augmented Reality With Real World Objects

Layar the largest of the mobile augmented reality platforms has today announced the launch of its new Layar Vision Extension, that allows its applications to now recognise real world objects and place augmented reality information on top of them.

The new Layar Vision extension uses detection, tracking and computer vision techniques to augment objects in the physical world. Recognising which objects in the real world are augmented via the visual fingerprints of the objects, which are preloaded into the application based on the user’s layer selection. Watch the video after the jump to see the new Layar Vision extension in action to get a better idea on how the new system works.

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Infographic Breaks Down the $33 Billion Mobile Gaming Market (Infographic)

The mobile gaming market was worth $33 billion dollars and this informative infographic provides an easy to understand breakdown of the main areas within the mobile gaming market, together with a few interesting facts.

The inforgraphic has been created by Geekaphone and shows how the gaming market has moved from the likes of Gameboy and PSP devices, to tablets and smartphones. Check out the full version after the jump.

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Lion DiskMaker Creates A Bootable OS X Lion Disk With One Click

If you need to create a bootable OS X Lion disk there are a few ways to do this, but most methods need a little computer knowledge to complete. Lion DiskMaker has been developed to take the pain and hassle out of creating a bootable OS X Lion disk and will create you your very own with one click of a button.

Lion DiskMaker is a small application programmed with AppleScript, supporting Mac OS X 10.6 or 10.7 to burn a DVD or build a bootable USB key from Mac OS X Lion’s Installation program.

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Iomega Mac Companion, Combined 3TB Storage And iPad Charger

Today Iomega has unveiled its latest external Mac storage device in the form of the Iomega Mac Companion which is available in either 2TB or 3TB storage capacities. The new Mac Companion drive has been designed to sit snuggly underneath your iMac and is equipped with a powerful 2.1 Amp USB capable of charging your iPad.

The Iomega Mac Companion drives are fitted with a fast 7200 RPM 3.5-inch hard drive, that is formatted with HFS+ for compatibility with Macs system straight from the box. They are equipped with

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Skype iPad App Returns To Apple’s App Store

After being launched yesterday for a brief time and then being unceremoniously pulled from the Apple App Store this morning Skype’s iPad application has now returned and is once again available  to download. If you didn’t move fast enough the first time it appeared and missed the download. Skype hasn’t yet released any information on why it pulled the Skype iPad app shortly after its launch but may that information will shortly come to light.

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Insurgents Take Note: Fire Breathing Pony Is Super Dangerous (Video)

It will more than light your cigarrette, that’s for sure. That’s right, a pony breathing napalm. Actually it’s just fire, plain and simple. Perfect for roadside ambushes to take on the occupiers! It’s a pony after all–who’d shoot a pony? Besides, IEDS are just so 2005! Okay wait, it’s not like we’re encouraging nefarious guerilla tactics in your neighborhood, but what else is a fire-breathing pony good for?
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WIMM Labs Unveils Its New Wearable Computer Platform (video)

WIMM Labs have today unveiled details of their new wearable computer platform together with the launch of a limited number of WIMM One Developer Preview Kits.

The new WIMM computer platform has been designed to help create new innovative wearable technology using a range of devices that can easily be used to run applications allowing developers to innovate new concepts.

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