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First Nintendo 3DS commercial revealed

Nintendo just unveiled its first commercial for the Nintendo 3DS, set to debut in the U.S. on March 27.

The 30-second spot (above) shows various gamers using the device, the 3D functionality drawing them into the game. "3D games, photos, entertainment, and more. No glasses required. Nintendo 3DS. Take a look inside," a voice says at the end of the commercial.

In New York, Nintendo will host an …

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Apple iPad 2 review: Second Thoughts

Ever since I picked up an Apple iPad 2, I've spent more time with it than my original iPad. At 1.3 pounds, the 33 percent thinner iPad 2 is unquestionably more comfortable to hold and offers the promise of greater speed and utility. In some cases, doing what was once impossible with an iPad 1 is obvious. I could never, for instance, shoot or edit video with my old device. …

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Cocaine found at NASA Kennedy Space Center

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Corporate News, Science

NASA has launched an investigation after cocaine was discovered at Florida's Kennedy Space Center, according to reports.

A NASA spokesman told reporters on Tuesday that 4.2 grams of "a white powdery substance" was found last Monday at the NASA facility and tested positive for cocaine.

"Law enforcement personnel field tested the substance, which indicated a positive test for cocaine," Renee Juhans, an executive officer with the office, told CNN. "The substance is now …

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Bon Jovi says Steve Jobs personally responsible for killing music industry

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Music

Steve Jobs Bon JoviApple CEO Steve Jobs is to blame for "killing" the music industry, rocker Jon Bon Jovi recently told the U.K.'s Sunday Times Magazine.

"Kids today have missed the whole experience of putting the headphones on, turning it up to 10, holding …

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Apple delays iPad 2 launch in Japan

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Corporate News, Handhelds

iPad 2 japan delay

Given the destruction caused by the earthquake and subsequent tsunamis, Apple announced today that it will delay the release of the iPad 2 in the country.

"We are delaying the launch of the iPad 2 in Japan while the country and our …

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Kevin Rose applauds Apple’s Japan response

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Corporate News

Hours after a massive earthquake measuring 8.9 on the Richter scale struck Japan, an Apple store in Tokyo kept its doors open to hundreds of nearby victims, and instructed stranded employees and their families to stay overnight at the five-story flagship store.

A moved Kevin Rose, founder of Digg, posted two anonymous letters from "an admitted [Apple] fanboy" and Apple store employee in Japan, who wrote at length about Apple's calm, humanitarian response to …

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Kyocera Echo dual-screen smartphone hits Sprint April 17

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Cell Phones

Kyocera Echo

The dual-screen Kyocera Echo smartphone will be available on Sprint starting April 17 for $199.99 with a two-year contract, the carrier announced Monday.

Sprint will allow customers to start reserving the Echo on March 26 via sprint.com/echo, for pickup on April 17. On that day, the smartphone will also be available in Sprint stores and online.

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T-Mobile offering 10 GB data plan for $85 a month

T-Mobile announced a new 10GB cellular data plan for heavy modem and tablet users today, but obsessive downloaders will pay a high price of $84.99 per month.

As wireless carriers have sped up their networks, data caps have remained firmly in place. The industry standard is 5GB, after which you're either charged overage or your speed gets choked down for the rest of the month. Fast new networks make it easier to reach that cap; …

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Zune Death: Why no word from Microsoft?

Zune is Dead

Dear Microsoft: Manage your message or someone will do it for you. Case in point: the recent, none-too-surprising news that the lovely Zune HD will meet a timely death. Within minutes of the news breaking, stories and tweets flooded the Internet declaring, "The Zune …

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Marissa Mayer talks up Google’s location dominance at SXSW

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Google, GPS

When Google talks, people listen. That is why 3,000 people crowded into a ballroom on the first day of SXSW to hear Marissa Mayer, Google's vice president of consumer services, give her keynote. Her talk focused mostly on Google Maps for Mobile, and didn't do much more than outline the new features on the service. Even so, it should give serious pause to all of the companies currently offering location-based services, from Yelp to Foursquare. …

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