Battlefield 3 More Real Than “Action Flicks” Bad Company 1&2

Battlefield 3 already has our attention, EA, but a bit of reassurance can’t hurt. “We have tried to get closer to the slang of the modern warrior. We are mixing tension-building passages with the chaos of suddenly erupting firefights. We’ve sought to keep the game feeling as plausible as possible, because the moment the audience stops believing it could happen, then you’re just like every other shooter,” according to lead designer David Goldfarb.

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Nintendo 3DS Sales Up 260% Following Price Cut

Looks like Nintendo’s shocking price cut may have saved its disappointing 3DS just in time for Nintendo to doom it again. We’re not entirely sure how Nintendo plans to proceed after giving the 3DS enough rope to hang itself in the form of huge, ugly, platform fragmenting dock accessory, but at least for the moment, things are looking up.

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Hands On: Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray First Look

Despite first casting our discerning (not to mention modest) eye on its rather flashier sibling, there’s something to be said for Sony Ericsson’s lower profile effort as well. Seemingly taking its design cues from old Samsung feature phones back before Samsung took its design cues from litigious fruit, the Xperia Ray is a no non-sense, no gimmicks device.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray

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Hands On: Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S First Look

There you were,  just growing accustomed to that shiny new Xperia Arc when Sony Ericsson go around updating the thing with a slightly zippier processor and some eye-catching camera software. By which we mean both eyes. It turns out that not only has Sony Ericsson bumped the processor speed to 1.4 Ghz , it’s added a 3D image capture setting to the Arc’s camera software.

Xperia Arc S

 

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Surprise! NASA GRAIL Program Is A Full-Fledged Moon Mission

That’s right, ladies and gentlemen. NASA is embarking on a new Moon mission. So all those people who thought NASA’s best days were behind it, why, they thought wrong. But to be realistic and honest here, this is an unmanned mission. That’s what happens when space shuttles have been retired and the Russians are troubleshooting rocket problems. And please, this isn’t a thinly veiled mission to search for Decepticons.

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Fancy Russian GLONASS GPS Goes Live

Last time GLONASS was mentioned here at Geeky Gadgets–a full ten months ago–it was fairly terrible news. Alas, since launching stuff into space is risky business. Almost a year hence, however, and the GLONASS tracking system is now live and available on your smartphone. But wait, before you marvel at the precision of Russian satellite locators, here are a few important details.

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Pioneer Unveils New Elite BDP-53FD Blu-ray Player

Pioneer has unveiled a new Elite edition high-end 3D Blu-ray player at CEDIA today. The player is called the BDP-53FD. It can be hooked to the internet via Ethernet or an optional wireless adapter. Once connected the Blu-ray player can stream all sorts of content from Pandora, YouTube, and Netflix. The player supports 3D via HDMI 1.4a output and 1080p resolution. It can also upconvert SD content to 1080p HD as well.

Pioneer Elite Blu-ray Player

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Stunning Uncharted 3 Sand Art (video)

Even if you are not a fan of the Uncharted  series of games released on Sony’s PS3 these sand drawings created by Natalya Netselya are just stunning.

Natalya Netselya is an artist specialising in the medium of sand and has created the look and feel of the latest Uncharted 3 PS3 game in the medium. Watch the video after the jump to see her create some fantastic scenes from the game.

Uncharted 3 Sand Drawings

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Sprint To Offer iPhone 5 With Unlimited Data?

We have been hearing more and more rumors over the last week that Sprint would be getting their hands on the new iPhone 5, when Apple announces it later this month.

Now according to a recent report by Bloomberg, Sprint will be offering the iPhone 5 with unlimited data, which could be a clever move as both AT&T and Verizon, who used to offer unlimited data changed their data plans recently.

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Virgin Mobile Launches £10 Mobile Phone In The UK

UK mobile phone operator Virgin Mobile has launched a new budget friendly mobile phone in the UK, which will retail for just £10, don’t expect any high end specifications for that price though.

The device in an Alcatel One Touch and it features a two megapixel camera, and a microSD card slot that can take up to 8GB cards, it also comes with a built in Radio and MP3 player, plus WiFi.

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Fring Playground, Brings Google Styled Hangouts To Your Mobile (video)

Fring has unveiled a new feature today that has been designed to bring a Google+ Hangout style service to your mobile phone, enabling you to have video chats with friends or even strangers about any topic you like.

The new feature added by Fring enables you to start your own video chat room or join existing ones with up four users maximum, directly from your iOS device, Android or Nokia OVi devices both over Wifi and 3G. Watch the brief promotional video after the jump.

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