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Stories You May Have Missed – February 7, 2011

by Jack McGrath | February 7, 2011February 7, 2011 8:58 pm PDT

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. AOL Purchases the Huffington Post

AOL is beginning to look more and more like a media conglomerate as they have recently announced their plan to acquire The Huffington Post for $315 million. Will this create a conflict of interest within the political arena? Is AOL an unstoppable advertising powerhouse considering the fact that they already own blogs like Engadget and TechCrunch?

AOL Purchases Huffington Post For $315 Million

2. Motorola Xoom Officially Priced and Dated

Motorola’s much-anticipated iPad competitor, the Xoom, is set to be released on February 24 starting at about $800. Featuring Android 3.0 Honeycomb, many are wonder whether this tablet will break the market wide open, but at the $800 price point, it is debatable.

Motorola Xoom Coming February 24, Priced at $799

3. New Installment in The Conduit Headed for the 3DS

Though the game has not reached completion, CCO Eric Nofsinger of High Voltage Software has announced that the company is bringing a new Conduit to Nintendo’s newest platform. Apparently, a publisher is not set yet, though there is speculation that Sega will do the honors. Would you shell out a few bucks for this title?

High Voltage Developing The Conduit for the 3DS

4. Android 2.4 to Retain the Name Gingerbread

The next version of the Android Operating System will not be codenamed Ice Cream as fist suspected, but rather maintain using the Gingerbread name, according to Viewsonic. This is to help prevent users from being confused about the various versions of Android.

Android 2.4 Coming In April; Will Retain Gingerbread Name

5. Coverage of the Sprint Press Event

The event having taken place this evening, Sprint announced the Kyocera Echo, the first dual-screen Android-powered phone, boasting dual 3.5-inch LCD WVGA screens, making up 4.7-inches diagonally.

Sprint Announces Dual-Screen Android Kyocera Echo (video)
Sprint Kyocera Echo Hands-On (video)

6. Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood Wins Writer’s Guild Award

Though Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood was a great game in many respects, many are in shock and awe that a game such as Mass Effect 2 did not win the award for Best Writing. It turns out a flaw in the awards system prevented this; for the details click the link below.

Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood Wins WGA Award


Jack McGrath

Rooted in his childhood obsession with dismantling and reassembling gizmos and gadgets around the house, Jack McGrath's knowledge of programming,...

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