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Tuesday, March 30th, 2010
Today Infinity Ward released the official trailer for the Modern Warfare 2 Stimulus Package. The video includes a preview of the new map pack which will contain 5 maps. The maps include Bailout, Storm, Salvage, Crash, and Overgrown. The Stimulus Package will sell for $15.
OpenPeak
Monday, March 29th, 2010

Last month at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, OpenPeak took the wraps off its OpenTablet 7, a 7-inch color tablet computing device based on Intel's "Moorestown" Atom processor. Now, AT&T has announced plans to bring a device based on the OpenTablet to the U.S. market later this year-and it'll feature not only Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, but 3G service from AT&T as well.

Monday, March 29th, 2010
Using a combination of 64 rotating lasers, panoramic and high-resolution cameras, and GPS and IMU positioning, Navteq’s newest mapping trucks are able to create ultra-detailed street-level representations at highway speeds.
Monday, March 29th, 2010
We went over to Sharp’s CES booth to check out their line of connected televisions. Connected TVs are now content portals for all kinds of online media content and allow you to download apps and other media straight to your TV. We definitely expect the trend of interactive TVs to continue to grow.
Hacker Croll
Friday, March 26th, 2010

The man who stole corporate documents from Twitter back in 2009 may not have attracted enough attention with that stunt to land himself behind bars, but the same cannot be said of his latest foray into Barack Obama's Twitter accounts. The 25-year-old French hacker alleged of both crimes was arrested on Tuesday in France.

Thursday, March 25th, 2010
If you're not already married to an iPhone 3G S, or happen to be a Verizon Wireless customer desperately seeking a fresh relationship with the cellie of your dreams, Motorola's Droid is the smartphone world's hottest new date. The Droid is the first Android 2.0 device, features a gorgeous WVGA 3.7-inch display and is equipped with a quality 5 mega pixel camera. For more information, read Digital Trends' Motorola Droid Review.
Xbox 360 Hard Drive 250 GB
Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Microsoft first rolled out at standalone 250 GB hard drive for its Xbox 360 game console in conjunction with selected game bundles-likeModern Warfare 2 andFinal Fantasy XIII-but has not introduced the accessory as a standalone item with a $129.99 price tag, the same cost associated with its earlier 120 GB external hard drive.

Kobo eReader
Thursday, March 25th, 2010

The consumer electronics market is ablaze with ereaders and the promise of tablet computing, so Kobo's entry into the field at first blush doesn't seem all that noteworthy: the Kobo eReader is your basic 6-inch ereader tablet with a d-pad style paging button, 1 GB of onboard memory, and Bluetooth connectivity: no color, no Wi-Fi, no 3G, and high-speed synchronization has to happen via USB.

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010
Plastic Logic’s Que proReader is a sleek 8.5 by 11-inch electronic reader geared towards business professionals and featuring on-demand content access. The device is now considered the largest eReader on market even though it measures only about one-third of an inch thick, but features a 10.7-inch shatterproof plastic display. This device is shipping in mid-April in two versions: The $649, 4GB model with capacity for 35,000 documents, and the $799, 8GB model that holds 75,000 documents.
Porsche Cayenne
Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

What could possibly be more important than the number of cubic inches under the hood for a Porsche aficionado? For audiophiles, the sheer square footage of the speaker drivers plastering the interior.

LTE
Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

On the Eve of this week's CTIA wireless conference in Las Vegas, the topic of 4G wireless has gotten carriers on edge. On Sunday, an AT&T executive stressed the current immaturity of 4G technology while criticizing Verizon's plan to fire up 4G LTE service by the end of this year.

Apple iPad Applications
Monday, March 22nd, 2010

A new Apple is about to fall from the tree, and if developers want to get the first bites, they'll need to hustle. On Friday, Apple opened up the iPad App Store to developers by beginning to accept the first non-Apple iPad apps. Developers will need to submit their applications by March 27, giving them a little over a week to finish putting the spit shine on their iPad apps.

Monday, March 22nd, 2010
The Nokia E72 is an extremely attractive phone with excellent build quality. It features a full QWERTY keypad, a quality 5 megapixel camera with flash, and solid call quality. The E72’s biggest drawback is the S60 operating system which makes us compare this phone to a Porsche 911 Turbo with the interior of a 1995 Chevy Lumina. For more information, read Digital Trends' Nokia E72 Review
Monday, March 22nd, 2010
If you’re not already married to an iPhone 3G S, or happen to be a Verizon Wireless customer desperately seeking a fresh relationship with the cellie of your dreams, Motorola’s Droid is the smartphone world’s hottest new date. The Droid is the first Android 2.0 device, features a gorgeous WVGA 3.7-inch display and is equipped with a quality 5 mega pixel camera. For more information, read Digital Trends' Motorola Droid Review.
Monday, March 22nd, 2010
Lenovo’s IdeaPad U150 attempts to bridge the gap between notebooks and netbooks. It offers a high-resolution 11.6-inch LCD display, multi-touch touchpad, and five-hours of battery life all for a reasonable starting price of $649. For more information, read Digital Trends' Lenovo IdeaPad U150 Review.
Friday, March 19th, 2010
The Kanto SYD 5 iPod speaker dock is capable of offering fantastic sound from a variety of sources. It excellent build quality, great connectivity and thoughtful controls make it a very versatile piece of equipment. At $359 the SYD 5 is spendy for an iPod dock, but we think its excellent sound capability make it worth looking at for those who want true audiophile-grade sound quality.
HTC pocket phone
Friday, March 19th, 2010

Remember the HTC O2 XDA? Neither do we, but just for the record, HTC would like to remind you that it was the first 3.5-inch color touch screen phone in the world when it launched back in 2002. You know, in case Apple wants to get all technical about who did what first.

Supersonic
Thursday, March 18th, 2010

The first ICBM in the 4G wireless arms race may very well be resting in Sprint's missile silos right now - with a finger on the launch button. According to the Wall Street Journal, Sprint CEO Dan Hesse will turn his key and give it a jab early next week at the start of the CTIA wireless conference, when the company launches the first 4G phone in the U.S.