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Stories You May Have Missed – January 26, 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. Gaming Madness

The gaming industry never rests, as today we learned of a big sale happening on Xbox LIVE hosted by 2K and Rockstar. Call of Duty: Black Ops also received a bit of attention as a new trailer outlining the five maps in the First Strike DLC coming February 1st to the Xbox was released yesterday. For all of the information of a myriad of different stories pertaining to gaming, hit the links below.

Kid Icarus & Ocarina of Time Not Launching with Nintendo 3DS
Pokémon Black and White’s New Battle Systems
2K and Rockstar Host Big Sale on Xbox LIVE
Call Of Duty: Black Ops First Strike Map Pack Gets Detailed

2. Tablet Frenzy

There is no doubt that the increased saturation of the tablet market is a bit flustering, but today developers gained access to Android 3.0’s SDK, meaning that the ambiguity one may have felt may now be gone. While Google might be rising as a tablet power, Samsung is no doubt lagging behind, though they are expected to show off the Galaxy Tab 2 at MWC. Would you be willing to pick one up.

Google Releases Android 3.0 Honeycomb Development Kit
Samsung To Show Galaxy Tab 2 At MWC?

3. Your Daily Dose of Apple

The blogosphere cannot go one day leaving the Cupertino-based company alone. Today, we examined the screws on the iPhone and Epic Games’ infatuation with iOS devices. Alongside that, we saw the Verizon iPhone pop up for a few seconds on Apple’s website, and then disappear. Check the links below for the details.

Epic Games Likes Android, but Loves Apple
The New iPhone Screws – What’s The Big Deal?
AT&T Offers Unlimited iPhone Data Back
Verizon iPhone Goes Live On Apple’s Website, Then Quickly Removed

4. Sony’s Big Day

During the PlayStation Press Event that just wrapped up, Sony announced the PlayStation Suite, which allows games to be played on almost every Android device through either an emulator or what we’ve seen on the Xperia Play. Engadget managed to get their hands on that very device, demoing some of its newest features.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play (PlayStation Phone) Revealed

6. Samsung Announces New Phones

Though they are not to be released in the United States, at least at first, Samsung unveiled a slew of new devices today. Check the link below for the full spec rundown.

Samsung Announces Four New Mid-Level Phones



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