Gamestick Unveils it’s Final Design….Inspired by Kickstarter Community

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As the GameStick Kickstarter campaign enters its final few days, the team
announce their final designs of the device as well as a new docking station for
every peripheral conceivable.

GameStick; Kickstarter’s most recent success story, currently sits at over 500% of its original target with over $500K raised at the time of writing. The team waits on tenterhooks to discover the final figure to be revealed at 04:23 PST on Friday 1st February.

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Skype to Replace Xbox Live Chat

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Microsoft purchased the widely used communication service Skype in 2011 for 8 1/2 million dollars. CVG has reported today that they will begin switching their own communications service on Xbox from Xbox Live Chat to Skype to consolidate the services they provide for communicating. Expect an update soon and for it to be used much more commonly with the next iteration of the Xbox.

Oh, Did You Want a 1 Terabyte Flash Drive?!?

Left Field, Tech

Kingston HyperX Predator 1TB Flash Drive

Kingston sure is making it easier for spies to pass along information. Where as before you would need a much more sizeable external hard drive to back up your computer you can now do so with something that fits in the palm of your hand. Kingston has developed a 1 TB flash drive that will be able to back up all your music and then some. I have seen various Data Travelers for up to 256 Gigabytes offered at Amazon and even one for 512 GB which is also a part of the Kingston HyperX Predator line of flash drives. This new one is the biggest yet and you can expect a price to match. It has not been listed yet but the 512 GB version was going for $1,750 before being discounted by 50% recently. So now you can pick that one up for $881.20. What a deal. If you’re in the market for that kind of data stoage click the link below and get yours and then send me an e-mail and let me know what you do for a living. We should be friends.

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A Paper Tablet Computer by Plastic Logic

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Watch out tablet lovers – a flexible paper computer developed at Queen’s University in collaboration with Plastic Logic and Intel Labs will revolutionize the way people work with tablets and computers.

The PaperTab tablet looks and feels just like a sheet of paper. However, it is fully interactive with a flexible, high-resolution 10.7” plastic display developed by Plastic Logic, a flexible touchscreen, and powered by the second generation Intel® CoreTM i5 Processor. Instead of using several apps or windows on a single display, users have ten or more interactive displays or “PaperTabs”: one per app in use.

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GameStick Reaches Kickstarter Funding Goal in Only 30 Hours

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The team behind the GameStick raised a glass yesterday evening in thanks to the 1000+ Kickstarter backers that pushed them over their $100,000 funding goal in just 30 hours.

“The response from the Kickstarter community has been truly overwhelming. We are confident in our product and what we hope it will mean for gaming but we were taken aback at how quickly the message was adopted,” says Anthony Johnson, CMO, PlayJam.“There is no better feeling than having hundreds if not thousands of people endorse your idea.”

The team has been busy keeping up with the hundreds of questions and requests that continue to come through the Kickstarter message boards and in response have today announced support for XBMC & DNLA, two of the most sought after features.

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GameStick – A New and Innovative Portable TV Games Console on Kickstarter

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PlayJam, the global platform for casual and social games on Smart TV, launched its Kickstarter campaign today in a bid to bring itsdedicated gamesconsole – GameStick – to life.

The team behind GameStick hope to accelerate the race to change the face of big screen gaming with the launch of the most portable, affordable, dedicated TV gaming device on the market priced at just $79.

GameStick is a small yet powerful, dedicated games console that plugs directly into a TV’s HDMI slot and comes with a fully featured Bluetooth controller – ready to go right out of the box. When on the move, the two combine into a single unit, putting big screen gaming right into the pocket. The device will be compatible with other Bluetooth controllers enabling true multi-player functionality.

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The Future of Prosthetic Limbs is Now

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Meet Nigel. He suffered an injury to his arm and lost it. Meet the Bebionic 3. It’s taking over arm duty.

The Bebionic3 is a myoelectric prosthetic hand that uses residual neuro-muscular signals from your muscles to operate a number of precise functions. Featuring a range of 14 hand positions and grips, the Bebionic3 is also offered with a skin-tone glove that approximates the appearance of a real hand.

It is an extremely expensive prostehtic as one would assume and each piece would be dependant on certain variables of the remaining arm and musculature. It would also be the ultimate in customization. So while it is an absolutely amazing piece of technology and a huge leap into the future it is not something that would be readily available to just anyone who lost their arm.

Science and technology are awe inspiring. That loss of a piece of ones self able to be replaced so that he can function at nearly the same level as once before. Truly incredible.

Call of Duty®: Black Ops II Teams With YouTube To Deliver In-Game Live Streaming

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Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. today announced that Call of Duty: Black Ops II’s new live streaming feature, available when the game launches on November 13th, will let players live stream gameplay on YouTube directly from the Xbox 360® and PlayStation®3 game consoles. The first of its kind innovation coming from Activision and the game’s developer, award-winning studio Treyarch, will allow players to live stream Call of Duty: Black Ops II multiplayer League Play games, as well as the player’s webcam and audio commentary while playing.

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