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Trophy Tracking For The PS3, Sony CyberShot DSC-HX1, Asus Lamborghini VX5, Free Nokia With Chips

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Playstation.com will be releasing an update tomorrow that will allow Playstation 3 users to logon and view all of the trophies that they have acquired. At first, the new trophy tracking will be very basic, but the functionality will increase in a later update. This will include comparing your trophies against another friend or another user.

The Sony CyberShot DSC-HX1 you see here has "224-degree horizontal and 154-degree vertical panorama shots with the push of a button." I don't know exactly what that is, so don't ask me about it. I do know that it has a 20x optical zoom, the Sony G lens, 9.1MP resolution and can shoot at 10fps. The video recording, on the other hand, has 1080p HD movie recording. It's scheduled to be released later this month for around $500 USD.

No, it's not a sports car. The Asus Lamborghini VX5 is a laptop that will have a 1TB SSD inside of it. This laptop is pretty top-of-the-line. It also has "a Core 2 Quad CPU, 4GB of RAM and a 16-inch 'Full-HD' display." Just in case that wasn't enough, the graphics card is a GeForce GT 130M with 1GB of GDDR3 memory and even has a Blu-ray optical drive. The availability is unknown and so is the price. The price will probably be in the "couple of grand" category (expensive).

 I guess people working on the factory line throw their old cell phones into chip bags when they get tired of them. Some old lady found an old Nokia phone when she was eating her Clancy's Ripple Potato Chips. You may call her lucky to find a phone, but keep in mind that it's an old phone and it didn't come with a charger. Sucks for her, even though she could sell it on Ebay. Mmm, salty.

Trophy Tracking For The PS3 (and picture): http://www.joystiq.com/2009/03/02/trophy-tracking-coming-soon-to-playstation-com/
Sony CyberShot DSC-HX1 (and picture): http://www.engadget.com/2009/03/02/sonys-dsc-hx1-camera-gets-official-coming-march-for-500/
Asus Lamborghini VX5 (and picture): http://www.engadget.com/2009/03/02/asus-slaps-1tb-ssd-within-lamborghini-vx5-laptop/
Free Nokia With Chips (and picture): http://i.gizmodo.com/5163167/nokia-found-in-a-bag-of-chips-rewards-you-for-being-a-pig

Always Innovating Touch Book, HTC Maple, PSP-4000, The Future According To Microsoft

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Always Innovating (a brand) are working on the Touch Book. It looks like a cross between a netbook and a tablet. You can mount the screen onto the keyboard to make it into a netbook or you can unmount the screen to make it a touchscreen tablet. This is an awesome design and quite futuristic (more on that later). When in the "netbook mode" you can lay out the keyboard and screen flat, so that you can mount it on a fridge, if you'd like. This machine will run using the Linux OS which will drive a few people away from the device. Always Innovating is claiming this device will run for 10 to 15 hours and they also mentioned that it's ARM-powered. It also weighs less than 2 pounds, will ship in the Springtime and will have a starting price tag of $299 USD which, i think, is pretty cheap. You can view the image gallery here, via Engadget.

Another HTC phone being released on WinMo may turn you off, but it's the HTC Maple. It's the successor to the old HTC Cavalier. It has a landscape QWERTY keypad, a trackball, and what HTC is calling the "Inner Circle." It "seems to aggregate communication with people you care about depending on the time of day and day of week." HTC talked a bit about it at MWC, so it would only makes sense that this would be what the hell they were talking about. No price or release date yet.

I'm going to call it the PSP-4000 and not the PSP 2 because the new rumours of the slide-out PSP screen will reportedly have the same hardware. This would necessarily make the "new" PSP a "complete" upgrade. "The screen is supposedly the same as the PSP-3000, with the only difference being that it can slide. When in the 'closed' position, the unit will be 'significantly smaller in width' and most controls will be inaccessible; however, should button-only games like LocoRoco will be playable while in this state." I think this is kind of dumb and my friend points out that Sony should consider placing a second analog stick onto the updated PSP (kind of like how the picture is). The PSP-4000 is rumoured to be released by the end of this year, just in time for Christmas. I think this new PSP is fairly lame, since it will go UMD-less. 100% digital is not for me. I don't like ninja-ing my mom's credit card.

This picture is what Microsoft thinks will be the future. The picture ranges from "lots of Surface action -- extending from tables to walls and beyond." It seems like a pretty expensive concept to me and who knows when this will be available. 3D projectors and touchscreen walls, yeah man. You will even be able to view your stocks on the windows, now how cool is that, right? You can see a video about it here if you scroll down, via Engadget.

Always Innovating Touch Book (and picture): http://www.engadget.com/2009/03/02/touch-book-from-always-innovating-harbors-removable-tablet-netb/
HTC Maple (and picture): http://www.engadget.com/2009/03/02/meet-maple-htcs-cavalier-successor-caught-in-the-wild/
PSP-4000 (and picture): http://www.joystiq.com/2009/03/02/rumorang-psp-4000-details-leaked/
The Future According To Microsoft (and picture): http://www.engadget.com/2009/03/02/microsoft-shows-a-glimpse-at-the-future-of-computing-and-the-peo/

Nokia N97 Release Date, HTC Touch Diamond 2 Release Date, Apple Desktops, Rihanna and Chris Brown

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Expansys has the Nokia N97 up for $1,075 USD and they also say that it's scheduled for a June 23, 2009 launch date. The price is not as expensive as i thought it would be. I was projecting a number around $1,200 USD, so i guess that's good. Although it is still expensive, especially for me since i'm Canadian (Hooray for CAD). This phone has a 5MP camera and could have Skype pre-installed. But, i'm not exactly sure because some phone companies are complaining to Nokia about bundling their phones with Skype. They don't think it's necessary and all that mumbo-jumbo. They probably also complained about their revenue going down, since Skype-to-Skype calls are free. Whatever.

The HTC Touch Diamond 2 that was unveiled at MWC 2009 will be launching in Q2 (around April 17, to be exact) in Europe. This phone will sadly be running WinMo 6.1 Professional, has a 3.2-inch screen with HTC's TouchFLO 3D UI and also packs a 5MP camera. The phone will start out at 400 ($564 USD) when it touches down in Europe. There is no word on a US release.

"I'll buy anything that's shiny and made by Apple." That is almost an exact quote from Onion News Network's MacBook Wheel Parody. And it's true. With the new rumoured release of new Apple desktops, starting on March 24, someone in the comments already said, "Either way it sounds like my credit card will be getting a new charge." Personally, i think that everything Apple makes [like Sony] is overpriced. Damn, sorry i can't afford Apple products, but even if i could, i still wouldn't get an Apple desktop. The design is nice, but that's just about it. It's a showboat desktop PC.

Chris Brown and Rihanna are back together. All abusive men can rejoice once again. And everyone can call Rihanna an idiot for taking back CB. I think it's stupid on Rihanna's part and she will probably lose some of her "fans." But, she doesn't really care. Chris Brown and Rihanna are happy to be together, no matter how many times he beats her, so let them be. It's a Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston story all over again, all they're missing is the drugs. Anyways, this story really shocked me because even Rihanna's dad had good words to say about the event. The event meaning Chris Brown and Rihanna getting back together. Rihanna's dad spoke out and said, "I love my daughter with whatever road she takes. I'm behind her win or lose. I will be supportive. If that's the road she wants to choose, I'm behind her." -1 for Rihanna.

Nokia N97 Release Date (and picture): http://www.techtree.com/India/News/Nokia_N97_Expected_in_June_at_Exorbitant_Price/551-99540-615.html
HTC Touch Diamond 2 Release Date (and picture): http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2009/03/02/expansys_diamond2/
Apple Desktop (and picture): http://i.gizmodo.com/5162606/rumor-apple-desktop-to-be-refreshed-on-march-24
Rihanna and Chris Brown: http://omg.yahoo.com/news/fans-stunned-by-rihanna-chris-brown-reconciliation/19459?nc