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Samsung Echo-P and X Series Display Names Surface, New Screens Coming Soon?

Samsung Echo-P and X Series Display Names Surface, New Screens Coming Soon?
Looks like Samsung has a couple of new display lines in the works, to be sold under the “Echo P” and “X Series” product line names. I just spotted these on the Wi-Fi Alliance certification list.

Nintendo 3DS Passes 4 Million Sales in the US

Nintendo 3DS Passes 4 Million Sales in the US
Nintendo is ringing in the new year with some numbers and some bragging. The company has just announced that they have sold over 4 million units of the Nintendo 3DS console in the US, since it went on sale in March of 2011.

Hotel System Crashes for New Year, Guests Locked Out

Hotel System Crashes for New Year, Guests Locked Out
Technology is great when it works, but when things go wrong, it can really piss people off. Think back to the Y2K issues that had some software malfunctioning due to the new millennium – it actually spawned an entire industry to test and prevent major issues from happening on 1/1/2000 – and for the most part it was a non-event.

Siri Tells 12-Year-Old to “Shut the f**k up”

Siri Tells 12-Year-Old to “Shut the f**k up”
People who have the iPhone 4S have been singing praises for Siri, the virtual personal assistant that can do a whole lot of stuff by following the user’s voice commands.

Weird Questions Tech Job Interviewers Asked this Year

Weird Questions Tech Job Interviewers Asked this Year
I have gone through several job interviews over the years. When I worked in the medical field and could kill someone with the wrong button press, all they wanted to know was that my license was good and I would show up for the night shift.

Kindle Sells Like Hotcakes: Wait, Huge Sales Volume at a Loss isn’t a Good Thing?

Kindle Sells Like Hotcakes: Wait, Huge Sales Volume at a Loss isn’t a Good Thing?
Amazon really racked up some big sales of the Kindle line of eReaders during the month of December. Amazon boasted that they moved a million Kindles each week during the month. You can bet that a bunch of them were the new $199 Fire tablets too.

Man Spends $16,000 on Virtual Sword for a Game That Isn’t Even on Sale Yet

Man Spends $16,000 on Virtual Sword for a Game That Isn’t Even on Sale Yet
To get more publicity for its upcoming MMORPG Age of Wulin, developer Snail Games held an online auction of one off in-game items. And more publicity they got, thanks to one die-hard and deep-pocketed fan, who paid $16,000 (USD) for a sword.

PSP Outsells PS Vita in Japan

PSP Outsells PS Vita in Japan
Just the other day we told you how Sony’s PS Vita had been selling pretty well over in Japan, but it turns out, that’s not the whole story. The PS Vita has been available in Japan since December 17, but now after only its second week on sale, Sony’s last generation handheld, the PSP, is outselling it.

Russia Sustains Five Rocket Failures in Less Than a Year

Russia Sustains Five Rocket Failures in Less Than a Year
The Russian space program and satellite launching business is in serious jeopardy after a series of failed launches over the last 12 months. While we were all off getting ready for the Christmas holiday, a fifth failed launch occurred on December 23.

Star Wars: The Old Republic Surpasses 1 Million Subscribers, Billlions of NPCs Dead

Star Wars: The Old Republic Surpasses 1 Million Subscribers, Billlions of NPCs Dead
EA and Bioware are truly using the force, since Star Wars: The Old Republic has already passed the 1 million mark, according to a press release issued by both companies. They claim that it’s the fastest MMO ever to reach the number.

Transformers v. Transformers: Hasbro Sues Asus Over Transformer Prime Name

Transformers v. Transformers: Hasbro Sues Asus Over Transformer Prime Name
Hasbro owns the Transformers brand, and they are now suing Asus over the name of its latest tablet, the Transformer Prime, which clearly has nothing to do with the franchise. Crappy movies are okay, just don’t use two words in the English dictionary that we have previously used, because we own those words.

Mysterious Space Ball in Namibia is a Pressure Vessel

Mysterious Space Ball in Namibia is a Pressure Vessel
Somehow, I missed most of the hubbub over this mysterious ball that is said to have fallen from the sky and landed in Namibia. It looks rather like a canon ball. It seems that while the ball may have in fact fallen from space and crashed into the ground in Namibia, it’s not some alien orb waiting for its masters to show up and turn it on to destroy the world.

NORAD and OnStar Help Track Santa Again

NORAD and OnStar Help Track Santa Again
I really feel bad for the people that are working at OnStar answering phones Christmas Eve. OnStar and NORAD have announced that they are again teaming up to help owners of GM vehicles and the OnStar FMV mirror track Santa’s whereabouts on his trip around the world.

1G iPod nanos Replaced with 6G Hardware Gratis! Thanks, Apple!

1G iPod nanos Replaced with 6G Hardware Gratis! Thanks, Apple!
Not so long ago Apple issued a recall on every single first generation iPod nano they built. The reason given was that they might overheat. The long and short of it was that the fear was the old things might burst into flames and Apple didn’t want any of that.

Sony Sells 300,000 PS Vita Handhelds in Two Days in Japan

Sony Sells 300,000 PS Vita Handhelds in Two Days in Japan
Sony’s PS Vita portable gaming system went on sale in Japan on Saturday, and as you might expect, it’s selling quite well. Sony says that it has already sold over 300,000 of the portable consoles in just the first two days after launch.

Skyrim Sells Over 10 Million Copies

Skyrim Sells Over 10 Million Copies
Bethesda Softworks has much to celebrate when it comes to their latest hit game, Skyrim. The game has already earned more than 24 ‘Game of the Year’ awards worldwide, and it seems as if nearly everyone is playing it.