iControlPad Finally Arrives

The iControlPad has been under development for a number of years, but has now finally started shipping and is available to buy for $75. So if you are looking for a little more control over your smartphone games the time has finally arrived to now purchase the new iControlPad.

The  iControlPad started life as a simple adapter with a dock connector that allowed you to connect to smartphone emulators. Now in its final design it connects via Bluetooth and opens the doors to other devices Motorola Blackflip, Blackberry Touch, and G1 not just restricting itself to the iPhone.

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Samsung Galaxy S 4G Pricing Revealed?

The Samsung Galaxy S 4G was recently officially announced, and it is due to be available on T-Mobile later this month, although T-Mobile haven’t given us an exact launch date as yet and also they haven’t released any details on pricing.

Now it looks like the Samsung Galaxy S 4G may retail for $150 on a two year contract, as they guys over at Android Life have managed to obtain an internal document from Walmart which shows the Galaxy S 4G will be available for $148.88.

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TF2 Soldier Character Created In Purest Plastic, Joins Heavy

If your a fan of the Team Fortress 2 game or know someone who is, these detailed artistic sculptures created out of the finest plastic are now available for fans worldwide, with the soldier now joining the already created Heavy which has already sold out.

The new soldier figure is now up for pre-order and will be made in limited runs, a limited run of 300 with an inter-switchable Direct Hit accessory and a run of 750 without will ship in Q3 2011

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Apple Wins It First Patent For Ping

Just five months after Apple’s music social network service for iTunes, was launched the company has been granted its first patent for Ping in the US.

Whats interesting is the patent was actually filed back in 2008, two years before Apple launched Ping and it is described as “Network-assisted remote media listening”.

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Kenwood iPhone/iPod C-414 Compact Audio System

Kenwood has today announced a new iPhone/iPod compatible compact audio system they will be initially launching in Japan. The new Kenwood C-414 is equipped with a dedicated iPhone/iPod dock with DTS Envelo Technology that will give you direct access to your iPhone/iPod music library together with a FM Radio tuner and CD player.

The Kenwood C-414 also support play back from either an SD Card or through its USB port and external hard drive. DTS have tweaked the system to provide a improved audio quality reproduction, regardless of the format used to store your music on your DAP thanks to the use of DTS Envelo Technology.

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Coming To Three UK

We have already heard that UK mobile operator Three will be stocking the new Xperia Arc Android smartphone and now it looks like they will also be stocking the new Sony Ericsson Xperia Play.

Three haven’t given any details on when the Xperia Play will be available on their network, no doubt we will get some more information when the Xperia Play is officially announced on the 13th of February.

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Ridge Racer Unbounded Trailer (video)

NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe have announced today that they are smash hit game Ridge racer will be returning to a console near you very soon. Well Games for Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 to be exact.

But this time its returning without the restrictions of tracks and comes with a new mantra: drive, destroy, dominate. The developers of the new game Bugbear Entertainment Ltd are looking to design a game that will ‘change the racing genre permanently’..

Watch the trailer after the break to see a little of what they mean and the destruction that can be caused.

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Last.fm Radio App Goes ‘Premium”

The music recommendation service Last.fm owned by CBS has announced that it will be discontinuing its free ad-supported music service for phones and home entertainment devices and moving to a subscription service.

The ad-free subscription service will by $3 per month and the free service wil be cut on February 15th on mobile and home devices but will stay on Xbox 360 and Windows Phone 7 devices.

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iPod Classic Supplies Drying Up, Possible Upgrade Coming Soon?

At the end of last month Toshiba unveiled their new super slim hard drive capable of storing a massive 55,000 songs and now its rumoured that iPod Classic supplies are drying up worldwide. Could there be a new iPod Classic ready to be launched by Apple?

Apple first introduced the iPod Classic back on October 23, 2001, with the slogan “1,000 songs in your pocket”. Since then there have been six generations of the iPod, as well as a spin-off  iPod Photo that was later re-integrated into the main iPod line and all generations so far have been equipped with a 1.8-inch (46 mm) hard drive for storage.

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Pentax Optio WG-1 Rugged Compact Camera Accounced

Pentax has added another rugged compact camera to its Optio range with the launch of the Pentax Optio WG-1, and as you can see from the photos it looks like it has been designed for the outdoors.

The Pentax Optio WG-1 features a 14 megapixel sensor, there is also a 5 x zoom F/3.5-5.5 lens and a 2.7 inch LCD display with a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels.

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Did Verizon Sell 500,000 iPhone’s On Its First Day?

We recently heard via an official statement from Verizon that the launch of the iPhone 4 broke all of the companies previous first day sales records, although they haven’t as yet released any specific numbers.

Now according to analyst Phil Cusick from JPMorgan, Verizon may have sold as many as 500,000 iPhone 4′s on the first day when it was made available to pre-order to existing customers.

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InFocus Unveils IN146 Short-Throw Projector

Infocus have just unveiled their latest projector the InFocus IN146 thats been designed for small rooms providing a short-throw projection with a 1280 x 800 resolution without any HD up scaling required.

The InFocus IN146 is capable of projecting a 60 inch image from just 2.5 feet or 0.7 meters from the projection surface. Its equipped with long life lamp providing up to 6,000 hours of use and has 2,700 lumens of light output. Its small enough to be installed on either a wall or ceiling and can be used with an interactive whiteboard.

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