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P1 Power Sport Watch

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NC50 Noise Canceling Earphones

Portable Computing

If you are looking for something to do some computing while on the road and a tablet just won't cut it, the Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook reviewed over at TechwareLabs could be just what you are looking for.  This one featrues a 2nd-Generation Core i5 CPU, 4GB of DDR3 and a 128GB SSD - all for under 3.3lbs. 

Maybe you want something with a little more gaming prowess.  If that is the case, the Eurocom Monster 11.6" Gaming Laptop may be more what you're looking for.  It won't last as long on the battery, but it does have a GeForce 600 series GPU as well as a full Core i7 CPU into this package.


Google Maps Ported to iOS 6

Apple was in such a hurry to toss Google by the side of the road that they rushed out their "revolutionary" maps for iOS 6.  The problem is - Apple ran away from one of the best things for the iPhone.  Check out a bunch of fails over at CNET as well as how one hacker got it (sort of working) on iOS 6.  Hopefully Apple approves this app after the hordes of users complain at how bad Apple's maps really do suck.

Thanks to Tigger for sending this one over.

Jackie Maps


Weekly Video Game Releases

ShackNews has yet another list of the weekly video game releases posted.  This week there is a lot of titles, but not too many that I'd get too excited about.  FIFA Soccer 13 hits accross a few platforms and thsi is probably one of the biggest titles - other than World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria for the PC.

PC

  • Carrier Command: Gaea Mission (download)
  • Castle Crashers
  • Colour Bind (download)
  • Disney Princess: My Fairytale Adventure
  • FIFA Soccer 13
  • Half Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax Ultimate Boy (download)
  • The Testament of Sherlock Holmes
  • World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria

360

  • Angry Birds Trilogy
  • Dead or Alive 5
  • FIFA Soccer 13
  • Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit! (XBLA - $15)
  • Marvel vs. Capcom Origins (XBLA - $15)
  • The Testament of Sherlock Holmes
  • Wipeout 3

PS3

  • Angry Birds Trilogy
  • Dead or Alive 5
  • FIFA Soccer 13
  • Final Fantasy III (PSN)
  • Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit! (PSN - $15)
  • Marvel vs. Capcom Origins (PSN - $15)
  • One Piece: Pirate Warriors (PSN)
  • R.A.W. - Realms of Ancient War (PSN)
  • The Testament of Sherlock Holmes
  • Tokyo Jungle

Wii

  • Disney Princess: My Fairytale Adventure
  • FIFA Soccer 13
  • Wipeout 3

PSV

  • FIFA Soccer 13
  • LittleBigPlanet

3DS

  • Angry Birds Trilogy
  • Disney Princess: My Fairytale Adventure
  • FIFA Soccer 13
  • Hitori by Nikoli (eShop - $5)
  • The Denpa Men: They Came By Wave (eShop - $10)
  • Wipeout 3

PSP

  • FIFA Soccer 13

NDS

  • Kart Krashers (DSiWare - $5)

If you want to read a review before you drop your hard-earned cash, we've got some money-saving game reviews below.


Monday Audio Action

As we wrap up the news for this fine Monday morning, we've got a few audio reviews to share.  The first, and probably more relevant for gamers is the Tt eSPORTS Shock One headset over at XSReviews.  This is a pretty sweet headset with a nice tidy flip-up mic. 

The Audyssey Lower East Side Audio Dock Air at NikKTech sounds a bit ghetto, but it's actually pretty sweet.  As long as we're covering speakers, check out the Libratone Lounge Speaker at at eTeknix.  Both of these will up your listening pleasure, although I'd prefer to have the Libratone.


Windows 8 Phone Fight

This week HTC has announced their new Windows 8 Phone and the guys over at Engadget have come up with a chart to show you just how it will compare to its direct competitors from Samsung and Nokia. Its really too early to tell how Windows 8 phones will be accepted, but so far they seem to have some decent hardware to run on.

HTC's unveiled a pair of Windows Phone 8 devices that seem destined to square off against Nokia's similarly polycarbonated handsets. You may not be able to easily pick 'em out of a crowd, but there's plenty of differences on the inside, and let's be frank, that's where it counts. We've pitted the Windows Phone 8 flagships from HTC, Samsung and Nokia against each other to see which one's going to be getting your cash when it comes to renewal time, and Round One begins just as soon as you jump past the break... ding, ding, ding.


Motherboard Roundup

As we kick off this iPhone Friday, we've got a few motherboard reviews to share.  Enjoy!


Apple vs. Amazon: Who has the best future headquarters?

It must be a slow news day because this article over at GeekWire was good enough to make the front page news. Today the debate is which company has the best future headquarters, Apple or Amazon? Apple is going for the futuristic spaceship look, Amazon is going for the "iconic" look. Both are very interesting, but because this is the internet there can only be one winner.

It has been fun to see the plans come together for Amazon’s new three-block campus on the edge of downtown Seattle. The company’s architects this week took it up a notch when they showed the surprisingly cool color schemes that Amazon plans to add to the Seattle skyline (above).

I’m no architecture critic, but the word “iconic” keeps popping to mind. In an industry full of soulless suburban campuses, give Jeff Bezos & Co. credit for building this in the city, at least.


iPhone 5 Teardown

We've seen the outside of the iPhone 5 about a million times already, but iFixit wants to see whats on the inside. For all of you that want to see how it works but don't have $600 bucks to waste buying your own to dismantle here is a the link.

Behold, the sixth generation of iPhone! We shall call it…iPhone 5! Buckle down for the iPhone 5 teardown: the biggest thing to happen to teardowns since teardowns.

 


Bad Passwords

I always find it funny when a big company gets "hacked" because of weak security or weak passwords and then has to come out and admit that it was basically their fault. This weeks example comes from the Bank of France who was using the password "123456". The guy who apparently accidentally "hacked" the system was in trouble but has now been cleared of the charges. Ubergizmo has the full story. Also if this is your password, this might be a good time to go and change it.

A French citizen has unintentionally breached the security of the French central bank (Banque de France) over the phone and was freed by French authorities after being accused of “hacking” the central bank’s and triggering a 48-hours shut down of that particular computer system which handles the consumer indebtedness files (basically people who are flagged as having a very bad credit history).


HDTV Sellers Inflating Sizes

This next story takes me back to the days of CRT screens where you were buying a 19" monitor but you were only getting 17" of usable space. NBC has a story showing how some HDTV sellers are telling consumers they are getting one size when they are actually getting a smaller size. I guess this is one of those things you have to watch when buying a new TV.

Just how big is that 40-inch TV? It could be smaller — much smaller — than 40 inches. TV sellers are misleading consumers into believing the actual “active” screen is bigger than it really is, according to HD Guru's own research. Deceived consumers think they're getting a better buy, finding a bigger screen HDTV for less money than competing models.


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