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Nintendo on the Hot Seat for Industry at E3

COMMENTARY | At first glance it is pretty easy to see Nintendo has a lot riding on the Wii U console heading into the Electronic Entertainment Expo, but the stakes are much higher than a single game console and a single game maker. According to CNBC, video game retail sales are down 27 percent from ...

iPhone-powered gTar shreds digitally

The digital gTar never needs tuning. (Credit: Incident Technologies) At first glance, a digital guitar with the brains of a super-powered smartphone and illuminated fretboard seems like a product that could change everything about guitar instrumentation. The digital dynamo by Incident Technologies aims to work as "the first guitar that anybody can play," as noted in description of ...

AirGenius 5: Air cleaner sounds like an Apple product but isn’t

Honeywell's AirGenius 5 is now available in Target stores for $239.99. (Credit: Honeywell) Apple sells Air laptops and has geniuses working in its stores, so at first glance you might think the new AirGenius 5 has some sort of Apple pedigree. But no, it's just Honeywell's new high-tech air cleaner, which hits Target stores today for $239.99. The ...

Facebook still has the cash to buy many more Instagrams

At first glance it may seem that Facebook paid more for Instagram than it responsibly could spend. Not so. Facebook still has many billions of dollars in cash, with more on the way.From http://www.zdnet.com/blog/facebook/facebook-still-has-the-cash-to-buy-many-more-instagrams/11652

Wacom Intuos5 touch review

It's no secret Wacom has a firm grasp on what it takes to make great graphic input devices. Fresh off of its introduction of the Inkling last Fall, the outfit recently unveiled the latest member of its high-end pen tablet line, the Intous5 touch. Essentially, Wacom took what made the Intuos4 a great ...

Kindle vs. Nook vs. iPad: Which e-book reader should you buy?

(Credit: Sarah Tew/CNET) Shopping for an e-book reader? At first glance, the task seems daunting--there are more choices than ever before. The good news is that the list of worthwhile choices is actually pretty short. The other good news? Prices and features are better than ever. When we say "e-book readers," we're now really referring to three ...

Asus Padfone: Turducken of the mobile world (hands-on, video)

Asus Padfone BARCELONA, Spain--It may be early days yet, but I'm really liking what I'm seeing so far of the Asus Padfone and Padfone Station. Or, as I like to call it, the turducken of mobile devices. The Padfone essentially mashes up the concept of the Asus Transformer Prime tablet with its docking station, and the concept ...