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Slingplayer Tosses Your Content to Facebook

Slingplayer Tosses Your Content to Facebook
The Slingplayer is a very cool way to watch all the content from your local TV stations and networks no matter where you are. Slingbox and Slingplayer work together to place-shift your DVR content to you via the web from anywhere with a connection.

Modern Warfare 3 Passes $775 Million in Sales in Just 5 Days

Modern Warfare 3 Passes $775 Million in Sales in Just 5 Days
In just 24 hours, Modern Warfare 3 had surpassed $400 million in sales, and now we have news from Activision that it has now broken all 5-day sales records for books, movies and video games, with $775 million in worldwide sales in the 5 days since launch.

Skyrim + PS3 Save Bug = Lots of Lag

Skyrim + PS3 Save Bug = Lots of Lag
If you just got Skyrim for the PS3, you might want to hold off on playing the game until Bethesda releases a patch. This is because players are reporting that not only are they losing saved games, but as you progress through the game, you get more and more lag.

Vivid vs. Vivid: Porn Studio Vivid Not Happy About HTC Vivid Smartphone

Vivid vs. Vivid: Porn Studio Vivid Not Happy About HTC Vivid Smartphone
Adult entertainment company Vivid Entertainment is not happy with the announcement of HTC’s new smartphone, the HTC Vivid. It’s the name that they object too. Not that anyone would confuse the latest smartphone with the kind of low budget spank-o-rama adventure that they produce.

Technabob’s 10,000th Post

Technabob’s 10,000th Post
Well, I can hardly believe it myself. Technabob just hit its 10,000th post. Actually, this post is number 10,000, so I’m cheating just a little. From our simple beginnings back on June 11, 2006, until now, our humble little site has brought you all manner of cool and unusual gadgets and gizmos, wacky video games, crazy robots, and unique geekery from around the world.

PETA Not Happy with Mario’s Tanooki Skin, Nintendo Responds Intelligently

PETA Not Happy with Mario’s Tanooki Skin, Nintendo Responds Intelligently
Not sure how I missed this, but apparently PETA has a problem with Nintendo’s Super Mario 3D Land launch. The organization has taken aim at Mario himself, making it look like he has to kill a raccoon to wear that Tanooki suit from the game, and somehow that Nintendo is making the statement that they are pro-fur.

Modern Warfare 3 Sets Record with $400M in Sales in 24 Hours

Modern Warfare 3 Sets Record with $400M in Sales in 24 Hours
If you are one of the masses that purchased Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 on launch day, you helped contribute to a record breaking 24 hours. MW3 set an all time video game sales record with a gigantic launch day.

Logitech Revue Unceremoniously Retired, No Replacement Coming

Logitech Revue Unceremoniously Retired, No Replacement Coming
If you are a fan of the Logitech Revue, frankly you are one of the few out there that are. The system launched what amounted to beta software onboard admits the CEO of Logitech, and in the end the Google TV-based Revue was a massive failure that cost Logitech big time and money.

Sony UMD Passport for PS Vita Lets You Play Your Old UMD Games (for a Price)

Sony UMD Passport for PS Vita Lets You Play Your Old UMD Games (for a Price)
Are those old UMD discs sitting around collecting dust? Fear not, Sony has plans to launch a UMD Passport for the PS Vita handheld console once it launches. Basically gamers who have large libraries of UMD games from previous PSP models will need to sign up for access to the new UMD Passport.

Wii U May Support Two Tablet Controllers

Wii U May Support Two Tablet Controllers
Last we heard, the Wii U was only going to have support for one lone tablet controller, which really didn’t make a lot of sense. I mean who wants to pass the controller around when playing two player games?

6,000 Copies of CoD: Modern Warfare 3 Stolen

6,000 Copies of CoD: Modern Warfare 3 Stolen
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 comes out tomorrow, but it looks like someone couldn’t wait. A band of theives stole 6,000 copies of the game, which is kinda stupid since it is about to arrive and it’s not like they can get away with selling them or giving them to 6,000 friends.

HP TouchPad Selling for $150 on BestBuy.com (with a Big Caveat)

HP TouchPad Selling for $150 on BestBuy.com (with a Big Caveat)
If you’ve been sad that you missed the HP TouchPad while the price was just $99 you have another chance to get a good deal on one of the few remaining tablets. That price has now ended and the tablet is selling for more than that.

Modern Warfare 3 Pirated, Could Cost You $5,000

Modern Warfare 3 Pirated, Could Cost You $5,000
If you pirate Modern Warfare 3, it could cost you $5,000 (USD). That’s one expensive shooter. Even though the game isn’t expected to be released until the 8th of November, there are some reports that discs have been stolen from a shipping warehouse in California and that they are making their way around the Internet and into homes as pirated discs.

Nintendo Braces for First Annual Loss in Three Decades, Points to 3DS and Yen as Cause

Nintendo Braces for First Annual Loss in Three Decades, Points to 3DS and Yen as Cause
Nintendo is having a hard time for the first time in 30-years – as it eyes its first annual loss. The net loss is estimated to be about $264 million for the year that will end in March.

HP Closes Palm webOS Stores

HP Closes Palm webOS Stores
HP has admitted defeat and officially closed down their Palm webOS retail stores in the US. This comes just after the company announced that they would stop selling their webOS based devices, and dropped the price of the HP TouchPad to a mere $100 (USD).

iPad 3 Headed to Production Already, Says One Industry Analyst [Rumor]

iPad 3 Headed to Production Already, Says One Industry Analyst [Rumor]
This is interesting, an analyst is claiming that his supply chain sources are telling him that the iPad 3 is already moving into production. The analyst in question is from Susquehanna Financial and is named Jeff Fidacaro.