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Angry Birds Knock on Wood: The Angry Birds board game by Mattel

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Getting bored with Angry Birds yet? Well, here's a jump from virtual to "real." Mattel has licensed the Rovio game and translated Angry Birds the mobile slinger game into Angry Birds Knock On Wood Game. This is not an app for your smartphone; I repeat, this is not an App. It's the real deal.

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Motorola Xoom Android 3.0 tablet is best at CES 2011

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Motorola Mobility’s Xoom tablet powered by Google’s tablet-specific Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) topped the polls and was named the best gadget at CES 2011. Combining beautifully-crafted hardware and the right OS, we couldn’t agree with this assessment more.

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iRig and iRig Mic put a recording studio in your pocket with AmpliTube

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After rocking out in Rock Band 3, you might feel inclined to pick up a real electric guitar and give it a go. Maybe you're already a rock star in the making, but you want a setup that's a little more portable. Well, IK Multimedia seems to have a pretty interesting solution with its iRig and iRig Mic.

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Scosche flipSYNC II keychain cable wins award at CES

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We deal with a lot of messy cables these days. We've got HDMI cables leading from our televisions, audio cables leading from our headphones, and USB cables leading to our various peripherals. While it doesn't solve all of life's problems, the Scosche flipSYNC II looks like it could help. In fact, Scosche took home a CES Innovation 2011 Design and Engineering Award.

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PixelOptics single swipe liquid lenses will change the way you see

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If you are either near-sighted, far-sighted, or maybe both, you might think that vision technology is moving a little too slow for your liking and having to wear bifocal lenses are cramping your style. The truth is, bifocals and progressive lenses are absolutely old tech, very last decade, and that is why PixelOptics has chosen to take the road less travelled with a much needed 21th century upgrade.

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Green notebook cooling stands made with renewable bamboo

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There's a series of notebooks from companies like Asus that make use of bamboo. Apparently, it's supposed to be a durable and sustainable material that is friendly to the environment since its farming practices are much less disruptive as others. It seems that Macally agrees with the bamboo thing and now they've begun to offer bamboo cooling stands for laptops too.

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Expect dual-core smartphones and tablets from Samsung at Mobile World Congress 2011

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With CES ending Samsung seems to be packing up and getting ready for the next big event: Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona Spain.

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Mobile Magazine’s 10 Best at CES Awards

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The 2011 Consumer Electronics Show ended this past weekend, but not without leaving a lasting impression of what is to come. Tablets and smartphones dominated, showing that the future is indeed mobile.

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FUjifilm brings FinePix X100 35mm looking retro 12MP digital shooter to CES

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Truth be told, I’m a sucker for a beautiful camera. And Fujifilm’s FinePix X100 is something I can’t stop thinking about. Announced in September of last year, and now taunting us once again at CES 2011, the FinePix x100 is a beautiful piece of hardware, combining digital power with beautiful retro good looks that we can't wait to get our hands on.

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Sony prototype headset personalizes a 3D experience

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While tablets were by far the showcase product at CES 2011, there were some interesting 3D products, following up on the technology’s dominance of the show last year. Included in that would have to be Sony’s personal 3D headset prototype.

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iCade for iPad is the oldschool arcade cabinet we’ve always wanted

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A long time ago, in a galaxy not so far away, there was a time when kids would leave their homes if they wanted to play video games. They would gather at gaming cafes, then called "arcades," to drop coins into the large wooden boxes that housed individual games such as Ms. Pacman, Street Fighter or Frogger. Yes, we hope you remember this time, because we sure do and miss it too.

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Gettin’ up close with Motorola’s CLIQ 2 at CES

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As you may have heard, this is the official follow-up to the original CLIQ and it'll be heading in the same magenta-hued direction of T-Mobile on January 19th. I went hands-on with the device and it's pretty much what you would expect with a 3.7-inch display, Android 2.2 Froyo, and the MOTOBLUR custom UI.

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Hands-on with MasterImage glasses-free 3D mobile display

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Having to wear special 3D glasses can be quite a hurdle in the world of 3D video adoption, especially when it comes to mobile devices. Even so, wouldn't it be cool if you could have a smartphone with a 3D display? MasterImage 3D sure thinks so.

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At CES with the Samsung 19-inch AMOLED prototype showing 30% transparency

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Have you ever wanted to look at the display on your notebook, for example, while still watching the big game on the TV behind it? Normally, your head (or eyes) have to keep bouncing between the two. If you want to keep your head and eyes right where they are, you might want to know about the new Samsung Transparent AMOLED display for TVs and monitors.

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Gigantic Lady Gaga Polaroid sunglasses “conceal” camera within

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OK, it's a neat idea: Shades with a cellphone-style camera in the bridge for taking photos and video. But give that neat idea to Lady Gaga for design, and the Polaroid GL20 sunglasses are the inevitable end result as seen at the CES.

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