Call of Duty Black Ops Annihilation Maps Revealed (video)

If you are looking forward to playing the new Call of Duty Black Ops Annihilation DLC, you might be interested in this new video released by Treyach that provides a look at all the new maps in the DLC.

The new Call of Duty Black Ops Annihilation DLC content will be arriving on the Xbox 360 on June 28th followed shortly after on the PS3 and PC. Watch the video after the jump to see clips of the new maps:  Hangar 18, Drive-In, Hazard, and Zombie map called “Shangri-La.”.

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Toy Story Unleashed: If Woody And Buzz Were Cooler

Though not officially sanctioned nor endorsed by Pixar, the below are two concept renditions of the animated characters. This dude named Panzervargas is quite the 3D scale model artist and imagined what Woody and Buzz would look like in a  more ‘adult’ oriented context. The result is pretty startling. Buzz definitely has Terran space marine grit to complement his chiseled armored figure while Woody is a classic right out of a Zane Grey paperback.

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OWC Mercury Electra 6G SSD With SandForce

OWC has this week launched a new range of solid state drives, expanding its SSD line-up with the launch of its new OWC Mercury Electra 6G SSD. The new Mercury Electra are built using Tier 1/Grade A NAND which provides the drives with sustained data rates of over 500mb/s.

The Mercury Electra 6G SSD can provide up to 284MB/s sustained reads and 268MB/s writes in the “3G’s” 300MB/s max speed bus, and  provides up to 556MB/s sustained reads and 523MB/s writes through the “6G’s” 600MB/s max speed bus.

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This Is The Grossest Science News Ever

It’s strongly recommended that if you’re reading this while having lunch/dinner/a hearty breakfast, please stop. The following is genuinely unpleasant. Unpleasant in the sense that a Japanese scientist of staggering genius has just devised a method of turning excrement into hamburger meat. Ugh! Don’t worry, the below isn’t the vile stuff. That’s just a far more pleasant alternative to the unappetizing reality. (That’s a Carl’s Jr. burger, if we’re not mistaken.)

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Microsoft Kinect for Windows SDK Beta Launches

As we reported yesterday Microsoft has today released their new Kinect for Windows SDK allowing developers to design and create new Kinect applications and projects  building applications with C++, C# or Visual Basic.

The new Kinect for Windows SDK, supports Windows 7, and comes with everything a developer needs to start creating Kinect projects, with drivers, rich APIs for Raw Sensor Streams, natural user interfaces and resource materials all included in the new beta SDK.

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Panasonic Android Toughbook Tablet Unveiled

This week Panasonic have taken the opportunity to unveil their new enterprise-grade Android tablet, the Panasonic Android Toughbook Tablet which is expected to arrive in store some time in the last quarter of 2011.

Information on the new rugged tablet are still a little light on the ground at this early stage but what we do know it that it will be equipped with a 10.1 inch XGA multitouch display that will be viewable in daylight for users to be able to see important information easily.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Seeing US Retail Light Today

Samsung’s newest stab at an iPad competitor, and the one that might actually make good, seeing how Google have had some time to fix everything that was wrong with Honeycomb back when the Xoom came out is hitting retail today. The price varies from $499 for the 16GB model to $599 for the 32GB, but when have the truly determined tablet hunters let such an insignificant detail stand in their way?

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Blackberry Bold 9900 Coming In August To Three UK

If  you prefer fruit to pastry and just don’t trust your 1.2 Ghz Snapdragon-toting smartphone with as many as 150k apps, then RIM has you covered. Or rather, it will have you covered come August, courtesy of Three UK, who have just updated their site to reflect this. You probably won’t mind the 640 x 480 capacitive touchscreen, 768 MB of RAM, or the 8 GB of storage either.

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Harry Potter MMO May Be In The Works

Even though the Harry Potter franchise is on its last legs when it comes to movies and books, there’s no limit to how much you can extend the Harry Potter universe with a well-crafted MMO. And that’s exactly what Warner Bros. are planning to do, going by the teaser website that just popped up out of nowhere. Well, we don’t know about the well crafted part yet.

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Star Wars Old Republic Won’t Need Origin Running

It seems like EA’s digital games storefront will run a bit differently than what we’re used to with Steam. For instance, although it will still be the only place to buy Star Wars The Old Republic that doesn’t involve some type of box, you won’t need to run the thing in the background to enjoy your Ewok-murdering.

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