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Apple overtakes Microsoft in tech race

Today marked a significant moment in the evolution of the consumer technology industry, as Apple overtook Microsoft as the world’s largest tech company. Fluctuations in share price value mean that Apple is now valued at $222 billion, while Microsoft is today worth $219 billion. However, as reported by the BBC, …

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Parallax 3D ‘will transform handheld gaming’

Blitz Games Studios CTO Andrew Oliver believes that Nintendo would be right to use parallax Barrier tech for its new handheld, the 3DS. Speaking to Develop, the industry veteran said he was very excited” that Nintendo is working on a new 3D handheld. It doesn’t matter about how the screen …

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First 3DS tech details emerge

The first sketchy details surrounding the possible technology powering Nintendo’s 3DS have arrived courtesy of the Japanese press. Spotted by Engadget, Asahi claims that the device will indeed use the parallax barrier LCD screen technology from Sharp and not – as was suggested earlier – some sort of motion-sensing trickery. …

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How the 3DS might work

The entire games industry has been knocked off its stride with the surprise announcement of a true successor to the Nintendo DS this morning – and a video on Nintendo Japan’s site might offer a hint at how the new device will work. Nintendo has stated that 3D glasses will …

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The tech behind PlayStation Move

We’ve had very few bones to chew on since Sony first announced its Motion Controller at E3 last year, but Sony’s GDC keynote last night finally gave us some meat to chew on. On the face of it perhaps the biggest surprise surrounding the PlayStation Move is its similarity to …

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The need for Wii 2 is not there yet

How will the Wii respond to Sony and Microsoft’s imminent motion control offensive? There are many answers out there. A price cut is one option, though many analysts believe there is only one real answer – the announcement of the Wii 2. Nintendo’s stance on the subject has been resolute, …

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40m 3D displays predicted by 2014

A new report entitled Stereoscopic 3D Gaming has predicted that over 40m 3D-capable displays will be installed in households around the world by 2014. Its conclusion is seemingly based on both the fact that 3D films are currently outperforming their 2D variants on a revenue per screen basis and extensive …

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Glu impresses Deloitte

Having seemingly got its business back on track after a tough spell spent adapting to the modern market conditions of the now iPhone-dominated mobile sector, Glu has won acclaim in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 listings. The firm ranked 129th in the report, which outlines the 500 fastest growing technology and …

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MotionPlus tech not exclusive to Nintendo

Just weeks after Nintendo lifted the lid on its hardware-based accuracy boost for its WiiMote , the company behind the add-on has stated that Nintendo has not exclusively licensed the technology. InvenSense’s Joe Virginia told Eurogamer that: Of course we’re incredibly pleased – delighted would probably be a better adjective …

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