Gamestop Launches Android Gaming Tablets

This weekend Gamestop has started selling Android Gaming tablets at 200 of its US retail locations as part of its plans to expand its gaming device offerings. Ganestop says its a pilot program and that the initial tablets will be from Asustek Computer Inc., Acer Inc. and Samsung Electronics Inc.

The new range of tablets will come pre-loaded with seven games including : Dead Space and Madden NFL, and links to the GameStop Kongregate Arcade app store and the Android Market.

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Apple iOS App To Bring Self Checkout For Accessories To Apple Retail Stores

According to a recent report by Mac Rumors, Apple has plans for its retail iOS app that is designed to make it easier for you to shop at Apple retail stores, and the app will apparently let you make purchases of accessories via a self checkout.

According to the report when you purchase an accessory from the Apple store using the app, it will then be charged to your iTunes account, and you will then be emailed a receipt.

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Spotify And Virgin Media Join Forces To Provide Free Mobile Streaming (video)

A partnership between Spotify and Virgin Media was first announced back in July of this year, but specific details of the partnership were kept under lock and key, until now.

Today both Virgin Media and Spotify have announced their new service that will provide mobile users with free media streaming. Enabling Virgin users to be able to listen to Spotify music without using any of their mobile data allowance.

To mark the occasion Spotify has created a quick video promo which you can view after the jump.


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Trendnet 450Mbps Dual Band N Wireless Media Bridge Unveiled

Trendnet has this week unveiled their new 450Mbps Dual Band Wireless N Media Bridge TEW-680MB (Version v1.0R) which has been designed to allow you to connect all your media centre devices including gaming consoles, televisions, DVRs, and more to the Internet over a ultrahigh performance 450Mbps wireless network.

The Trendnet 450Mbps Dual Band Wireless N Media Bridge is equipped with 4 Gigabit ports and will use both the 2.4GHz network or the less congested 5GHz network to wirelessly stream HD video and is Wi-Fi compliant with IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n standards.


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Samsung Focus S And Focus Flash Land On AT&T 6th November

AT&T has announced that its latest Windows Phone 7 smartphones will be available on its network from the 6th of November, the Samsung Focus S and the Samsung Focus Flash, both devices will come with Windows Phone 7.5 Mango.

The Samsung Focus S will retail for $199.99 when you sign up to a new two year contract with AT&T and the Samsung Focus Flash will retail for $49.99 when you sign up to a new contract with AT&T.

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Verizon In Store Advert Shows HTC Rezound Ahead Of Official Announcement

We are expecting HTC and Verizon to officially announce the new HTC Rezound at a press event on the 3rd of November, later this week, and now it would appear that Verizon may have already started advertising the device in their stores ahead of the official launch.

We are expecting the HTC Rezound to come with a 4.3 inch HD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, and a dual core 1.5GHz processor, plus an 8 megapixel camera and a 2 megapixel camera up front.

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Team Fortress 2 : Third Annual Scream Fortress Very Scary Halloween Special

If you enjoy a good game of Team Fortress 2 then you might like to join in the Halloween festivities with the Third Annual Scream Fortress Very Scary Halloween Special which has been put together by Valve. The new special includes a Halloween map, 2 new achievements, secret loot, Halloween costumes for each class together with a new boss and will run until November 6th.

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YouTube Announces 100 New Original Content Channels

This week it has been announced that Google is close to unveiling an additional 100 new online channels within its YouTube service. The new channels will provide exclusive and original content from a host of celebrities and media outlets, and follows on from Google’s announcement earlier this year to invest $100 million (£62.6 million) in original content.

The new channels will include content that appeals to all tastes and interests say Google and will include the likes of the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, TED, the Livestrong foundation and Red Bull. Together with celebrities such as Tony Hawke, Jay-Z, Aston Kutcher, Madonna,and Shquille O’Neal to name a few.


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Apple Buys Mapping Company C3 Technologies (Video)

We have been hearing rumors for a while that Apple has been looking to replace the built in Google Maps feature on their iOS devices with an mapping solution of their own, this should come as no surprise considering the competition between the two companies in the mobile market.

Now according to a recent report, Apple has purchased a company called C3 Technologies, which specialize in 3D mapping software, making it the second mapping company acquired by Apple.

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Edelkrone Pocket DSLR Stabilisation Rig Unveiled (video)

Edelkrone have unveiled their new pocket DSLR camera stabilisation rig which has been designed to help provide more stability for mobile photographers who would prefer not to be hindered by a traditional tripod.

The Edelkrone Pocket DSLR Stabilisation Rig folds out and connects to the bottom of your camera using the tripod attachment, and has been specifically designed to help you keep movement to a minimum when you are filming video using your DSLR camera.

Watch a video after the break to see the Edelkrone Pocket DSLR Stabilisation Rig in action and how quickly it can be collapsed and deployed to help stabilise your video footage.

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Samsung Galaxy Note Hits The UK November 3rd

Last week we heard that Samsung would start selling the new Samsung Galaxy Note here in the UK on the 17th of November, now Samsung has changed the launch date and the Galaxy Note will be available in the UK from the 3rd of November.

The Samsung Galaxy Note comes with Android 2.3 Gingerbread and massive 5.3 inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, processing is provided by a dual core 1.4GHz processor.

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Google Street View Goes Indoors

It has been unveiled this week that Google has been trialling its Google Street View technology indoors expanding on its Google Art Project. With the aim of allowing users of Google Street maps to be able to view the interiors of buildings and businesses.

The new service for businesses will allow customers to see the interior of their premises and is currently being offered by Google on a voluntary basis and is currently only on trial at the moment. 360 degree fisheye lenses are being used to create views of the selected businesses which are then being added to Google maps.

It’s also been rumoured that big brand names will be left out of the trials, with Google opting for smaller businesses, hotels, restaurants and gymnasiums to test out their new indoor Street View technology.

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