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Stories You May Have Missed – February 16, 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. Hands-on at Mobile World Congress

It is difficult to discern all of the announcements happening at Mobile World Congress this week from one another, but luckily we have Noah Kravitz on the ground to tell us what is good and what is not. Today, he took a look at HTC’s slew of new devices, including the Desire S and Incredible S. Either device interest you?

HTC Desire S Smartphone Hands-On Video
HTC Incredible S Hands-On Video

2. Honeycomb Buzz

Android 3.0 Honeycomb, Google’s mobile operating system targeted specifically for use on tablet devices, is set to compete with Apple on a grand scale. Today, Google announced a reason for iOS developers that produce newspaper content to jump the Apple ship and develop for Google’s platform instead. There are rumors that Sony is working on a Honeycomb-powered tablet as well. The Motorola XOOM, a flagship launch device, was priced today at $600 for the Wi-Fi only model. Finally, Google unveiled some information on their next operating system, codenamed I.

Is Sony Working on a Honeycomb Tablet?
Google Battles Apple For Developers
Google Talks About The Next Version of Android
Motorola Confirms Xoom To Be Sold For $799, $600 Wi-Fi Only

3. All Things Gaming

The gaming world is always busy with new information, announcements, and titles coming out almost everyday. Today, Angry Birds was announced for Windows Phone 7. Meanwhile, a new Lego Pirates of the Caribbean game was announced for the 3DS. Sony made the decision to ban PS3 pirates for security reasons, coming as no surprise to many. The studio behind creative games such as Stacking announced plans to create a Sesame Street title. Finally, the creator of Braid declared his hatred of social gaming, and let’s just say his justification is…interesting.

As a special bonus for the day, LP has rekindled his love of gaming to bring forth Season 2 of the Console Wars. This time, he’ll be focusing on motion gaming. Who came out on top in round one? Click the link below to find out.

Angry Birds Coming To Windows Phone 7 and In 3D
3DS LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean Announced
Sony Releases Statement Regarding PS3 Piracy
Double Fine Developing Sesame Street Game
Social Games are Evil According to the Creator of Braid


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