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Acer founder comments on former CEO’s move to Samsung

July 28th, 2011

On Tuesday, reports surfaced that Acer’s former chief executive officer Gianfranco Lanci has accepted a job at Samsung where he will lead the Korean company’s notebook business. Acer founder Stan Shih spoke with reporters during the ADOC 2.0 technology conference in Taipei on Wednesday and discussed the issue. While the move has yet to be …

Sony: PS3 shipments surpass 50 million units globally

April 15th, 2011

Sony has kept its PlayStation 3 sales figures close to the vest, but on Friday the company officially announced shipment figures for its popular PlayStation 3 gaming console. Sony said that, as of March 29th, 2011, it has shipped 50 million PlayStation 3 consoles globally. Sony’s PlayStation Network, which allows users to download games, watch …

T-Mobile Move and Samsung Galaxy Mini budget Android phones announced

February 16th, 2011

T-Mobile on Tuesday announced two new entry-level smartphones from Mobile World Congress that will become available later this year. The Samsung Galaxy Mini will serve as an inexpensive smaller alternative to the Galaxy S 4G, featuring a 3.2-inch touchscreen display, a 600MHz processor, 150MB of internal storage, microSDHC support and the Android 2.2 Froyo operating system. …

Sony sells more than 4.1 million PlayStation Move controllers in 2 months

November 30th, 2010

Sony announced Tuesday that it sold more than 4.1 million PlayStation Move controllers worldwide in the product’s first 2 months of availability. The news comes just one day after Microsoft announced it had sold over 2.5 million Kinect sensors in less than a month. Sony’s PlayStation Move controller is positioned between Nintendo’s Wii controllers and …

More than 2.5 million Microsoft Kinect sensors sold to date

November 29th, 2010

Following the biggest shopping weekend of the year, Microsoft announced Monday that it has sold over 2.5 million Kinect sensors in less than one month of availability. Shortly after launch, Microsoft announced that it had sold over 1 million units in under two weeks. Thanks to the Black Friday shopping weekend, Microsoft has increased its …

Throwback Thursday: Teddy Ruxpin

November 18th, 2010

As we slowly march towards the holidays, we thought it would be appropriate to add some popular, battery-powered toys to our Throwback Thursday routine. Several weeks ago, we reminded you about the existence of the stage-prop turned must-have toy, the Tiger Talkboy. This week, we’re going all the way back to the mid-eighties to talk about Mr. Teddy …

Microsoft Kinect pre-orders sold out at Best Buy, Amazon.com

October 28th, 2010

It’s not exactly a mystery that Microsoft’s upcoming Kinect sensor is highly anticipated — Kinect is expected to be the hottest gaming accessory to launch ahead of the holidays this year. Interested gamers (and friends or relatives of interested gamers) might want to scoop one up as early as possible because demand is already quite …

Sony announces two new PlayStation 3 models, adds capacity

August 17th, 2010

Today, at Gamescom, Sony announced several new PlayStation 3 models with updated storage capacities. The newly announced 160 GB PS3 Slim will retail for $299 — currently the price of the 120 GB model — and should be on sale in the coming days or weeks (it was seen earlier today on Amazon before the …

PlayStation Move: $49.99 on September 19th

June 15th, 2010

The wait for the PlayStation Move is finally over. Well, almost. Today at E3, Sony announced that the PlayStation move will be launching in North America on September 19th. This launch will be preceded by Europe on the 19th and followed by Japan on the 21st of October. The Move itself will retail for $49.99 …