Intel hosts Windows 8 tablet event next week: Dell, HP, Samsung and more in attendance

Blog sponsored by Engadget.com 19.9.2012 Comments Off on Intel hosts Windows 8 tablet event next week: Dell, HP, Samsung and more in attendance

Ahead of Microsoft’s big reveal next month, Intel’s hosting an event on September 27th, bringing together Windows 8 tablets from ASUS, Acer, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Samsung and even ZTE — a manufacturer that hasn’t yet officially revealed any plans for Windows 8. The chipmaker also promises to offer up more details on its next-generation Atom…

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Rethink delivers Baxter the friendly worker robot, prepares us for our future metal overlords (video)

Blog sponsored by Engadget.com 19.9.2012 Comments Off on Rethink delivers Baxter the friendly worker robot, prepares us for our future metal overlords (video)

No one would characterize existing factory robots as especially warm and fuzzy: they’re usually disembodied limbs that are more likely to cut you than hug you. Rethink Robotics wants to put a friendly face on those machines, both figuratively and literally. Its about-to-ship Baxter worker robot carries a touchscreen face that’s as much about communicating…

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Wi-Fi Alliance announces first Miracast-certified devices, full compatibility with Intel WiDi

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Take note, because there’s a new standard in realm of wireless video streaming and it’s known as Miracast. Since the initial announcement, some very respectable manufacturers have chosen to support the specification, which includes Broadcom, NVIDIA and Texas Instruments. Now the Wi-Fi Alliance has announced the first round of products to be certified for Miracast,…

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Sony's PlayStation Vita gets a blue and red-hued makeover, we take a closer look (eyes-on)

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After the new PS3s had their moment in the spotlight at Sony’s pre-TGS press event, the company also announced color variants for the PS Vita. We weren’t able to fondle the pair just yet, the key difference is quite obvious: “cosmic red” and “sapphire blue” exteriors. Both of the new models share the same glossy…

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Sony PlayStation 3 (2012) up close and personal (eyes-on)

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Just after their pre-TGS announcement, we were able to snag a closer look at Sony’s new slimmed-down PlayStation 3 consoles. While we weren’t able to put our grubby mitts on the pair, we did get a peek at some of the exterior differences. Aside from the obvious color variations (at least in the white model…

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Scosche's Rhythm pulse monitor for iOS tracks your run, lets you change the beat (video)

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“Appcessories” is probably one of the more abrasive, yet devilishly descriptive, portmanteaus we’ve heard in recent years. But, if you’re still not sure what it means, consider the Rhythm pulse monitor from Scosche a perfect example. The forearm-mounted device is a pulse / heart rate monitor with an iOS companion app. Working with some of…

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Sharp and Fujitsu join PlayStation Certified program, PS Mobile SDK available this November

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Move over HTC — both Sharp and Fujitsu are joining Sony’s PlayStation Certified program, allowing games in the PlayStation Mobile marketplace to be purchased and played on various portable devices from the two hardware manufacturers. In Fujitsu’s case, its ARROW series of smartphones and tablets will carry the PlayStation Mobile titles, while Sharp isn’t getting…

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PS Vita and PS3 cross-buy: more discounts, less freebies

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Sony’s PS3 / Vita cross-buy program might not be as simple as “buy one, get one” after all. Taking the stage at its pre-TGS press event, Sony announced a new Hot Shots Golf game as one of the program’s first adopters — citing a price reduction, rather then a free game, for users who pick…

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Sony's PlayStation Portable dropping by ¥3,000 to ¥14,800

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Just because Sony’s focus during the Tokyo Game Show is on its two newest consoles, the Vita and the PlayStation 3, doesn’t mean the company’s forgotten about the PlayStation Portable. During its press conference this evening, Sony dropped ¥3,000 (about $40) from the base price of the PSP in Japan, putting the console at ¥14,800…

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