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Sony PlayStation Move turns the PS3 into a Wii, but better

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The long awaited Wii-like motion controller for PS3 is already unveiled. Meet the PlayStation Move which involves your whole body in the game. Sounds familiar, huh? But motion-based gaming also sounds fun.

The first information on the Move (which back then had no name) was unveiled at the E3 2009 but what you see now is not just another mockup. And sometime this year the thing will hit the stores.

But there are some important aspects you should know about the Move before considering one.

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The iPad is hitting the USA on 3 April, preorders start in a week

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The iPad is coming. On April 3. And that’s as official as it gets. And if you want to be among the first owners of Apple’s latest creation, you can pre-order one starting on March 12.

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Acer releases two new 3D-ready projectors, we’re waiting for Avatar on Blu-ray

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One of the first things I wrote for this blog was a looong post about the current gen tech for watching 3D movies in the comfort of your home. I’ll quickly revisit the topic with two new 3D-ready projectors from Acer.

The two projectors – the Acer H5360 and the Acer X1261 – rely on NVIDIA’s 3D Vision technology that uses LCD shutter glasses to view 3D content. If you don’t know what those are, check out the previous post.

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zForce Pad, cheaper and cooler touchscreen displays made by Neonode to show up soon

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Nope, zForce Pad has nothing to do with Apple. It’s how Neonode call their latest product, a range of 5″ to 13″ touchscreen displays for a range of devices, including mobile internet devices, e-book readers, even mobile phones.

Neonode used to manufacture some of the tiniest touchscreen equipped mobile phones (I even can’t think of a more compact phone packing a touchscreen than the Neonode N2) but these days are now over and the company has a new survival plan: production of touchscreen displays.

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iPhone-controlled Parrot AR.Drone poses for our camera at the MWC, impresses

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You remember the Parrot AR.Drone, right? The ultra cool four-rotor helicopter (or quadricopter, as they call it) is certainly among the best “accessories” you can get for your iPhone or iPod touch.

Parrot AR.Drone

An AR.Drone prototype was at the Parrot booth at the MWC but they never really bothered showing it to anyone. Read more »

ZoomIt is the first iPhone SD card reader

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Back in the days when Apple announced the iPhone 3.0 OS they promised that it will support loads of smart accessories, starting with the Nike+ personal running system and its monitors. And now, eight months later we are seeing another one of those – the ZoomIt SD card reader. Let’s just hope that the third one won’t need as much to appear.

But let’s not digress – the ZoomIt is really helpful tool that allows you to share photos, music and documents between your iPhone/iPod Touch and the rest of your gear. Read more »

Apple considers iPad price cut, in the meantime Hutchison welcomes the device in Austria

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While operators show their trust in the iPad, Apple seem to start losing faith in their newborn. These days, the CEO of Hutchison Austria announced that the operator will be the first in the country to offer the device to its customers. In the meantime Apple are considering a price cut if the first iPad sales aren’t as high as expected.

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The Motz MusicBox FM radio is probably the tiniest boombox out there

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Sometimes it’s the tiniest of things that make my day! So you better put some glasses on or you might miss the Motz FM radio pictured below. It weighs only 17grams and fits in a small child’s palm but it actually is a usable portable FM radio. And on top of that it even doubles as a portable MP3 player speaker.

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Retro technology: terabyte storage on magnetic tape and a paper map that zooms

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Some of you might remember the times when programs were loaded from a cassette tape, but with 32GB microSD cards just around the corner, you never thought you’d use magnetic tape again, did you? You probably thought you were done with paper maps as well. Not so fast – a new tape from IBM can store terabytes of data and a new paper map can zoom…

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PlayStation 3 finally hacked thanks to GeoHot

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It has been more than two years since the initial launch of PlayStation 3, but until now no one has ever succeeded to get full control of the device. Well, its reign over the pirate world is over.

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TransferJet transfers photos at 802.11n speeds, works at 3cm range

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The TransferJet technology was introduced by Sony two years ago, but it’s finally picking up speed. It’s a wire-free data transfer technology, kind of like Bluetooth but going at the speed of 802.11n Wi-Fi – 530Mbps. However it only works over a distance of 3cm range.

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Apple’s rumored iSlate tablet stars in yet another video

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7 days to go until January 27 when Apple’s heavily rumored tablet will see daylight for the first time (or so I hope, at least). Or maybe it already did: while digging in the web I found a pretty intriguing video of a device which is said to be the iSlate. I don’t know how I let this one slip by but it looks pretty interesting to see.

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Fermilab built a 570 megapixel camera to shoot the universe. Say cheese, dark energy!

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Fermilab built one of the biggest digital cameras in the world in order to understand the mysteries of the universe in their quest for dark energy. It has 74CCD sensors, it’s as big as a Mini Cooper (you call that big?) and costs $35 million.

But what are they going to do with it?

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According to the Motorola CEO, the majority of company’s future devices will feature multi-touch support

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In a recent interview Motorola’s CEO, Sanjay Jha, revealed that the company will release more multi-touch enabled devices in the future. However, it is still unknown whether those will reach the shores of the United States.

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Avatar + augmented reality = cool toys and hamburgers

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Avatar, the movie, has been generating buzz since it was announced and that naturally leads to one thing – toys! But not just any toys, they feature augmented reality for a more immersive experience. McDonald’s have even gone as far as an augmented reality 3D game.

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