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Stories You May Have Missed – January 24, 2011

Today was certainly a hectic day in the world of technology to say the least. We’ve compiled a list of TechnoBuffalo’s top headlines for today to help you make sense of it all.

1. An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

We begin analyzing today’s news by taking a good, obligatory look at what is going on in Cupertino. Apple pushed out an advertisement last week that is not biased towards a specific network, boasting the tagline “Two Are Better Than One”. More rumors about the white version iPhone 4’s release date surfaced and a patent filed by the tech monolith introduces an interesting concept – using a keyboard without a mouse.

Apple Airs Verizon And AT&T “Two Are Better Than One” Ads
White iPhone 4 Coming Soon?
Apple Patent Hints At A Keyboard That Replaces The Mouse

2. YouTube Competing with uStream?

There is definitely room in the live streaming market for a large company to swoop in and offer a clean, intuitive way for viewers to watch live streams of their favorite personalities. Right now, that content provided is usually uStream, though YouTube’s streaming service has moved out of Alpha and into Beta. Google has kept hush about specific details, but make no mistake – when this feature is rolled out on a large scale, YouTube will take over the streaming universe.

YouTube Rolls Out Streaming Beta

3. Fast Processors Are Ready To Hit Your Phone

NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 3D chips are scheduled to hit the market this year. Clocking in at 1.2 GHz, this chip will target 3D capable mobile devices, an expanding market in the increasingly 3D world we live in.

NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 3D Mobile Processors Ship This Spring

4. All Things Gaming

This week is a big one for the gaming industry. Dead Space 2, the much-anticipated sequel to the 2008 hit, is set to hit shelves on January 25th. The PSP2 is rumored to be announced, perhaps featuring an OLED screen and 3G. We saw a trailer for the game that has taken forever to come out, L.A. Noire. In addition to that, we have a roundup of the names and prices of upcoming 3DS titles. Check the links below for all of the details.

Dead Space 2 Preview
PSP2 Rumors Point Towards OLED Screen and 3G
L.A. Noire Drops this May (Video)
3DS Titles to Cost $40-50 According to GameStop

5. Where are you?

Foursquare, the social networking website that allows users to “check-in” at various locations, getting badges and bragging rights in return, announced that they experienced 3400 percent growth in 2010. That’s a lot of people. Click the link below for the details. Are you using the site? Does the concept even appeal to you?

Foursquare Enjoys 3400% Growth In 2010

6. Tablet Madness

To say that there are a great deal of tablets coming in 2011 is a bit of an understatement. 100 tablets were announced at CES, meaning that the market will be over-saturated with likely mediocre content. There are, however, some beacons of light. HP is set to announce their webOS tablet, rumored to be called the Topaz, and the specs for the device leaked out. There must have been something wrong with the plumbing at HTC as well, as details about their “Flyer” tablet were leaked today. Motorola’s XOOM, a powerful Android-powered tablet, is set to come out February 17 according to initial reports. Are you going to pick one up?

100 Tablets Announced At CES: Predictions For 2011
Meet the HTC Flyer
HP Topaz Specs Leak Out
Motorola Xoom Coming February 17


Jack McGrath

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