Google+ Post Updates Now Viewable Within Gmail

Google has started rolling out a new Gmail People Widget that will provide the ability to be able to view recent posts from the Google+ social network directly from your Gmail account. Once you have access to the widget any Google+ posts that have been sent to a circle you are a member of will show on the righthand side of your Gmail account. As in the image below.  In the future Google may tweak these privacy settings when the Google+ social network moves from its current beta development stage to full public access.

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HP Launch Compaq 8200 Elite All-in-one Streamline Desktop System

After the announcement last week of the failure of HP webOS devices, HP has gone back to what it knows and unveiled a new all-in-one desktop PC system. The new HP Compaq 8200 Elite launched this week offers a wide range of configuration options allowing you to tailor the  all-in-one desktop specifications to your exact requirements.

The Compaq 8200 Elite can be equipped with an Intel 2nd generation Core vPro Processor of your power choice, supported by up to 8GB of RAM. Its display is a HD LCD monitor with 1920 x 1080 resolution; 1000:1 contrast ratio; 250 nits typical image brightness; 160 degrees vertical viewing angle; and 170 degrees horizontal viewing angle.

Compaq 8200 Elite

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Apple Rolls Out iTunes 10.4.1 Update Adding Full Screen OS X Lion Support

Today Apple has released a new update to its iTunes software taking the the version to 10.4.1. The new update now allows you use iTunes with OS X Lion’s new full-screen app support, enabling you to navigate between full screen applications with gesture controls.

The update also brings with it new bug fixes and tweaks. Fixing a problem where the media keys on some third-party keyboards work inconsistently with iTunes. Together with addressing issues some user might have experienced while adding artwork to songs and videos.

iTunes Update

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LG Launches Its First 3D Notebook, The LG Xnote A530

LG has this week launched its very first 3D capable notebook in Korea in the form of the new LG Xnote A530 3D Notebook. Specifications released by LG for the LG Xnote A530 still remain a little limited at the moment, but what we do know is:

The newly launched 3D LG Xnote A530 Notebook will be powered by a Intel’s second generation Core i7 processors support by 8GB memory with graphics provided by a NVIDIA’s GT555M graphics card. The notebook will feature a 15 inch 1920×1080 resolution screen allowing for high definition 1080p playback, together with two web cameras allowing users to capture either 2D or 3D photographs and video.

LG Xnote A530

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Revamped 3DS With Less 3D More Control Arriving Shortly?

Rumours have started circulating reporting that Nintendo might be developing a revamped version of its portable 3DS console with a little less emphasis on the 3D and more on the control side by either adding or/and releasing a new analog control stick adapter

The reports have originated from the French website 01net, who has an anonymous source that reveals that Nintendo are currently looking to revamp their 3DS portable gaming device and also launch an adapter that will enable you to add a controller to the righthand side of your 3DS, and will be available for around $10 when released. In an attempt to correct the lack of a controller on the right side which Nintendo feels has been a mistake not to include.


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RIM Launches Three New Blackberry Curve Models (video)

RIM has announced the launch of three new Blackberry Curve models in the form of the “affordable” Curve 9360, Curve 9350 and Curve 9370. All three new Curve smartphones will run RIM’s next generation BlackBerry 7 OS, which RIM reports is 40 percent quicker than its previous Blackberry 6 OS.

They are also equipped with NFC technology, 5 megapixel cameras – complete flash and video recording, and memory that can be increased when needed to a maximum of 32GB. The handsets will also be running the latest Facebook 2.0 application which includes Facebook Chat, together with a newly updated Blackberry Messenger.

Blackberry Curve

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Canon PowerShot SX150 IS, ELPH 310 And 510 HS Cameras Announced

Canon has today announced new additions to its point-and-shoot camera range with the launch of the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS, ELPH 310 and 510 HS cameras. The PowerShot ELPH 510 HS is the world’s thinnest digital camera equipped with 12x optical zoom and a 28mm wide-angle lens and features a 12.1-megapixel CMOS sensor, and will be arriving at the beginning of October for around $350.

The PowerShot ELPH 310 HS Digital camera has a 12.1-megapixel CMOS sensor with an 8x optical zoom and 28mm wide-angle lens and will arrive at the same time for $260. Both the ELPH 510 HS and ELPH 310 HS are equipped with Canon’s renowned HS SYSTEM to help and improve photography in low light conditions.

Canon 510

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Sharp Unveils RW-T107 Android Tablet Complete With NFC

This week in Japan Sharp has unveiled a new tablet named the Sharp RW-T107 which comes complete with a near field communication reader (NFC). The NFC reader which is thought to be the first to be integrated in to a tablet, can be used in stores to read membership cards, IDs, loyalty cards, special offer coupons and more.

As well as the unique NFC reader the new tablet runs Android Gingerbread and is equipped with a 7 inch touchscreen together with microUSB, headphone jack and HDMI connections and a SIM card slot.

Sharp RW-T107

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Dragon Age 3 To Be Mix Of Origins and Dragon Age 2

Another day, another bout of reassurances from Bioware that the second game in the series was a complete and unforeseeable fluke. This is, however, the first time we’re hearing anything about Dragon Age 3 except confirmation of its existence, so there’s still room for something other than disappointment. For now.

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Blizzard Dota Will Be Designed For Novices As Well

Is DOTA and its increasingly numerous brethren far enough removed from its humble Warcraft 3 beginnings for us to attempt that Warhammer-Blizzard joke we’ve been working on ? We haven’t really gotten the details down, but it was going to be something really meta along the lines of how Blizzard is coming full circle by ripping itself off just like it did Games Workshop all those years ago, only they didn’t really make DOTA, did they? But they made fans who made DOTA, so that has to count for something, right?

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D&D Daggerdale Dev Bedlam Closes Doors

We’re not sure when we can stop attributing these unfortunate events to the omnipresent economic crisis and just start seeing them as the cost of doing business again, but it probably doesn’t matter all that much for the 90% of staff currently suffering “temporary layoffs” over at XBLA game D&D Daggerdale developer Bedlam.

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