Angry Birds Reaches 50 Million Downloads

Angry Birds is one of the most popular games on the iPhone and iPad, and is quickly becoming one of the most popular games on Google’s Android platform, and now it seems the game has hit a new milestone.

Angry Birds has now been downloaded over 50 million times, with around 10 million downloads on Android to date, which is a pretty impressive number.

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Tron Skatecycle (video)

If you fancy bringing a little slice of the Tron movie back into the real world, why not try your skills riding a Tron Skatecycle.

The Skatecycle has been designed and created by Alon Karpman the IDSA IDEA award winning creator of The Freerider skate cycle. The Skate Cycle currently in production is a hub-less two wheeled self-propelling vehicle, check out the video of the new Tron Skatecycle in action after the jump.

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Apple Invests In Toshiba Retina LCD Display Plant

According to the Japanese newspaper, Nikkei, Toshiba is investing a total of $1.9 billion in a new LCD plant which will supply apple with small scale high resolution displays.

It seems that Apple is also investing in the factory, although the amount of investment by Apple is unknown as yet, and the new factory will double Toshiba’s production of small high resolution displays.

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Microsoft To Show Off Windows 7 Tablets At CES

It looks like Microsoft has some big things planned for CES, which takes place in January 2011, according to the New York Times, Microsoft intends to shows off a range of Windows 7 tablets.

Microsoft’s CEO, Steve Ballmer will demo a range of Windows 7 Tablets in his keynote speech at CES, and the tablets will be from a variety of manufacturers, which include Samsung and Dell as well as other manufacturers.

Samsung Gloria Windows 7 Tablet

Microsoft are hoping that their new range of tablets will be able to rival the Apple iPad, but with Apple getting ready to launch the iPad 2 early next year they may have some work to do it they want to take on Apple.

One of the tablets rumored to be shown off by Microsoft’s CEO, is a Windows 7 tablet with a slide out keyboard, produced by Samsung, this could possibly be the Samsung Gloria 10 inch tablet that we saw previously.

Google Nexus S NFC In Action (Video)

Google recently announced their second Google branded smartphone, the Google Nexus S, which comes with the latest version of Android, Android Gingerbread 2.3 and a range of new features.

One of the new features on the Google Nexus S is Near Field Communication (NFC), we have already heard that Google is trialing out NFC in Portland, Oregand in the US, and now we have a video which explains how NFC works.

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Apple To Launch A Smaller iPad 2?

The announcement of the new iPad 2 expected early next year, we have already heard a bunch of rumors on what features will be included in the iPad 2.

Now the latest rumor doing the rounds is that Apple will launch a smaller iPad 2 along with the new iPad 2 next year, this is something that we have heard about in the past.

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Sony Launches New SD Cards

Sony has launched a new range of SD cards, there are a total of three different models, which include the budget Essential series with sizes of 2GB, 4GB and 8GB capacities.

Next up is the Class 4 Experience series, which includes 16GB and 32GB models, there is also a third series, the Class 10 Expert series which are available in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB and these models offer  high bit-rate HD recording.

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Microsoft Confirms Forza Motorosport 4 Supports Kinect

If you are thinking of or have already purchased a Kinect motion controller you might be pleased to know that Microsoft and Turn 10 Studio have cofirmed that the newly awaited Forza Motorosport 4 will indeed support the Kinect.

Forza Motorosport 4 was one of the titles unveiled at the Video Games Award and using the Kinect motion controller players will be able to walk around and even climb into the cars within the game. Check out the video after the jump.

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Palm webOS 2.0 Update Coming To Existing Devices Early Next Year

HP Palm announced the latest version of their webOS, webOS 2.0 back in October, and it will be available with the new Palm Pre 2. We heard a while back that Palm would also be rolling out webOS 2.0 to existing Palm devices including the Palm pre and Palm Pixi.

Unfortunately, HP didn’t give any date for when webOS 2.0 would be coming to existing devices, and now it looks like it will be early next year.

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