Panasonic Blu-ray Players Enable Skype

At CES Panasonic and Skype have announced a partnership that will allow Skype voice and video calling on any 2011 Panasonic VIERA CAST-enabled Blu-ray Disc Player.

Skype-to-Skype voice and video calls are completely free. Calls to landline or mobile rates use Skype’s low rates with other options including:  receiving inbound calls, voicemail, and conference calls with up to 24 other parties.

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Sennheiser CXC 700 Earbuds Offer Three Levels of Noise Cancellation

Sennheiser has just added a new set of earbuds to its range called the Sennheiser CXC 700 that allow you to select from three different noise cancellation level from a selector handily located on the earphones cable.

The new CXC 700 ear-canal phone carry the same noise reduction technology (Sennheiser’s NoiseGard digital system) that is used in their headphones and also incoprate a handy TalkThrough function for conversations.

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Recon Next Generation Goggles Include GPS, Android And Bluetooth

Recon Instruments the creators of the Zeal Transcend Goggles has unveiled their next-generation goggle technology at CES this week which will include a Android platform enabling developers to create applications for their new eye-ware.

The developers will have GPS, Android and Bluetooth at their disposal and the technology will be available in version ready made to work with Uvex, Alpina and Briko products. Allowing users to be able to download the apps and personalize their goggles.

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Mac App Store Now Live With A New Version Of OS X 10.6.6

The new highly anticipated Mac App Store has now opened its doors with an update for the Mac OS X to 10.6.6. Download the update and checkout the new Mac App Store, for yourself with more than 1,000 app already added to the store, just click on the new icon in your applications folder or app dock.

The new Mac App Store offers new applications in a number of categories including Education, Games, Graphics & Design, Lifestyle, Productivity, Utilities to name a few. Read the full press release after the break.

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Play PacMan Around your Own City Streets With PacMap (video)

If you are a fan of PacMan you might be interested in a new Java application has been created that allows you to use your own city streets as your PacMan game board. PacMap is a location based game designed for Android devices and is played in real-time using your GPS location.

To play the game all you need a GPS signal a working Internet connection and some streets nearby. Your goal is to eat all the dots around your location to receive points. But beware! Ghosts will try to eat you, try to avoid them for as long as possible. Watch the video after the jump to see the PacMap in action.


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Cisco Hopes To Reinvent TV Viewing With Videoscape

At CES Cisco has unveiled their new vision for watching TV in the future named Videoscape, which Cisco says will “reinvent the TV experience.”

The Cisco Videoscape set top box has been designed to be a media gateway where voice, video, Internet services and wireless networks are all handled by one central box in the home.

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Microsoft Demos New Windows Running On ARM Architecture

Microsoft demonstrated its next generation of Windows running on ARM chip design system today at the Consumer Electronics Show. The ability of to run Windows on ARM chips means Windows could run on devices such as tablets some point in the future.

It also indicates a division from Intel, the chip maker Microsoft has worked closely with throughout the history of Windows and the PC. Watch the video after the jump to view the new version of Windows running on Intel and ARM chip architecture.

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New Mac App Store Opens Today At 5pm GMT?

**Update the New Mac App Store is now open for business

Apple has stated that their new Mac App Store will be opening for business today, 6th January 2011, but hasn’t officially released a time as yet.

However according to close sources at the Loop website, the new Mac App Store maybe opening at 12:00 pm (noon) ET on Thursday 6th which makes sense as this would put it at about 9:00 am PT in Cupertino, Calif. where Apples HQ is located and 5pm GMT.

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Microsoft Touch Mouse (video)

Microsoft has just unveiled their new Touch Mouse which is fitted with a matrix of capacitive touch-sensing electrodes on its surface, allowing for multittouch gestures similar to features found on track pads and Apple’s Magic Mouse.

Microsofts new Touch Mouse lets you do everything you can do with a mouse, such as point and click, but also adds gestures with one, two or three fingers, allowing controls such as flicks, pinch-to-zoom, and panning to name just a few. Watch the video after the jump to see the device in action.

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Sony VAIO F Series Ultimate Entertainment 3D Laptop

Promoted by Sony as the Ultimate Entertainment 3D Laptop the Sony VAIO F Series packs some serious power together with a 16.0″ Full HD 3D LED widescreen backlit display that requires the same active shutter glasses as used with Sony’s Bravia 3D TV.

The VAIO F is powered by an Intel Core Quad-Core i7-2630QM with NVIDIA GeForce GT540M graphics with 1GB dedicated VRAM supporting DirectX 11 and up to 8GB DDR3 1333Mhz SDRAM – 6 GB standard (4GB+2 GB). It’s also equipped with Sony’s S-force 3D technology delivering virtual 5.1 surround sound and has a HDMI connection.

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