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Playstation Move might come as early as July?

May 26th, 2010

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Apparently a local gaming store in South Africa has tripped the wire, releasing the release date for Sony Playstation Move unintentionally.

Sony has so far successfully kept the date a secret, and plan to announce it on the upcoming E3. Sad thing for Sony, its not gonna be a big hu-ha anymore when E3 comes. But “luckily” the unintended advert slip did not contain any pricing information.

[via LazyGamer]

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Light Bulb Candle

May 26th, 2010

Light Bulb Candle

The Light Bulb Candle is designed by Helbert Ferreira, Remi Melander of System Design STUDIO. It screws on standard socket and does not need any power or electricity. More pictures after the break. Read more…

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Flat Light Poster

May 26th, 2010

Flat Light Poster

Flat Light Poster is an image of a table lamp printed poster and it lights up like the lamp. It measures 16.5” x 23.5”. Designed by Finn Magee for moss and limited to 50 units at $195. Read more…

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Dell's Streak aka Mini 5 going to the UK

May 26th, 2010

Dell's Streak aka Mini 5 going to the UK

Dell is going to released their latest Android tablet Streak aka Mini 5 in the UK. It was unveiled back in January. The device is powered by 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and comes with a 5-inch touchscreen display, a 5-megapixel camera with dual LED flash, a front facing camera, a 2GB of internal memory, a microSD card slot (up to 32GB), GPS, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, a 3.5mm headset jack and runs on Android OS. It will be available in June through O2 and Carphone Warephone while the pricing is not known at the moment.

[via TechFresh]

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A-Data XPG Gaming Series DDR3-2000G DRAM Modules

May 26th, 2010

A-Data XPG Gaming Series DDR3-2000G DRAM Modules

A-DATA Technology today is introducing the new XPG Gaming Series DDR3-2000G and XPG Gaming Series DDR3-2000G v2.0 DRAM modules, designed for gaming duhh! It is compatible with Intel X58, P55, and H55 platforms and provides you CL9-9-9-24 timing with 1.65V voltage. No word for pricing and availability.

[via TechFresh]

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Not a normal HDD, not yet an SSD killer.

May 26th, 2010

Not a normal HDD, not yet an SSD killer.Seagate has just announced their latest addition to 2.5inch HDD. The hybrid Momentus XT HDD is the world fastest in 2.5inch, and cost only a fraction over USD100.

This new beast is a hybrid, as it incorporates traditional mechanical hard disks with 4GB of SSD and 32MB of DDR3 all fused together. The results are astonishing. It is 80 percent faster than conventional 7,200rpm HDD; and 100 percent faster than 5,400rpm HDD. The Momentus XT literally surpass traditional HDD in all tests run by Overclockers Club.

[via Overclockersclub]

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Google’s Cool Pac-Man game cost the world US$ 120 million.

May 26th, 2010

Google’s Cool Pac-Man game cost the world US$ 120 million.

Remember the Pac-Man you played in Google page that day? Okay, now let’s get into more details.

To celebrate Pac – Man 30th Anniversary, and to show cast HTML5, Google has made a ‘playable’ Google logo on their main search page Google.com.

As expected, many daily Google users would stop by for a brief seconds to relax and play the game. But apparently that cost a lot. So says The Rescue Time Blog.

“ This weekend, we took a hard look at Pac-Man D-Day and compared it with previous Fridays (before and after Google’s recent redesign) and found some noticeable differences. We took a random subset of our users (about 11,000 people spending about 3 million seconds on Google that day) The average user spent 36 seconds MORE on Google.com on Friday. [...]

If we take Wolfram Alpha at its word, Google had about 504,703,000 unique visitors on May 23. If we assume that our user base is representative, which means:

- Google Pac-Man consumed 4,819,352 hours of time (beyond the 33.6m daily man hours of attention that Google Search gets in a given day)
- $120,483,800 is the dollar tally, if the average Google user has a COST of $25/hr (note that cost is 1.3 – 2.0 X pay rate).
- For that same cost, you could hire all 19,835 Google employees, from Larry and Sergey down to their janitors, and get 6 weeks of their time. Imagine what you could build with that army of man power.
- $298,803,988 is the dollar tally if all of the Pac-Man players had an approximate cost of the average Google employee.” – The Rescue Time Blog

However, this all accounts in that we would be doing productive things instead of playing around in those short 30 plus seconds. If that’s true, then YouTube would have killed the world, since millions of visitors go in daily and watch videos.

[via Gizmodo]

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Steve finally surpasses Bill, but less than an inch.

May 26th, 2010

Steve finally surpasses Bill, but less than an inch.

Apple has finally surpassed arch-rival Microsoft to become the world’s biggest technology firm.
Changes in the share price values of the two in wednesday’s choppy trading left the total value of Apple at $222bn (£154bn) while Microsoft is now valued by investors at $219bn.

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Logitech’s Standalone Google TV Box is powerful

May 26th, 2010

Logitech Standalone Google TV Box is powerful

Well that is according to Intel anyway. Engadget was at Google I/O and snuggled into the Logitech’s booth hand played with the Google TV box by Logitech.

The Logitech’s standalone box is powered by Intel’s CE4100 1.2GHz “Sodaville” Atom processor (*if not?), 4GB of RAM, 802.11n Wi-Fi, two USB ports (*should be USB2.0), a rear I/O panel with a wired Ethernet port (*unlikely to be Gigabit), two IR headers, and a pair of HDMI 1.3 ports.

Wondering if I missed the GPU part? Nope, I didn’t. The CE4100 is a SoC (system-on-chip) Atom processor, running on Powervr SGX535 on-die, and Intel calls it GMA500. Intel claims that the processor only uses seven to nine watts, able to decode two simultaneous 1080p video streams at up to 60 frames per second, contains 7.1 audio outputs, and will be able to run Adobe Flash-based content. Sounds wonderful? But no benchmark is out yet, so we’ll keep our fingers crossed. Read more…

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iPhone Controlled Vending Machine

May 25th, 2010

iPhone Controlled Vending Machine

MIT graduate Chris Varenhorst has hacked the vending machine and make it works with the iPhone. He created an iPhone app that sent messages to the server, so he could press a button from anywhere and make the machine dispense a cold drink. Video after the break. Read more…

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