Sony Twin Android Tablets unveiled

Months of rumor, speculation and excitement about a Sony tablet were topped in Tokyo just moments ago as – not one, but two new Sony tablets were unveiled to a group of journalists at a press event. The new tablets identified, for now, by the code names S1 and S2 will be powered by the latest Android 3.0 operating system and are WiFi and WAN® (3G/4G) compatible.

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Video of the devices in action at ComputerNutz

New Music Tuesday

It’s Tuesday and time for new music releases including one fantastic deal on the Tron soundtrack from Amazon.

Fans of Daft Punk are going to find this an interesting turn for the every evolving French duo. Still containing their specific flavor of musical style, this soundtrack is a mature and beautifully thematic venture into the world of Film Scores. Beautiful, haunting and driven, this is a fantastic Album and and I can’t believe Amazon is selling it for $3.99!!!!  Other than one single, it’s not a dance album – but I’m glad for that. I love a good motion picture sound track and this one delivers.

December 7
    Natasha Bedingfield – Strip Me

    Plain White T’s – Wonders Of The Younger
    T.I. – No Mercy
    Duffy – Endlessly
    Sufjan Stevens – All Delighted People
    Daft Punk – Tron Legacy Soundtrack
    Deadmau5 – 4×4=12
    Juanes – P.A.R.C.E.  [Deluxe Edition]
    Hinder – The All American Nightmare  [Deluxe Edition]
    Redman – Reggie
    Soundtrack – The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
    Soundtrack – Unstoppable
    Christian Kane – The House Rules
    Robin Trower – The Playful Heart
    Engineers – In Praise Of More
    Charlie Wilson – Just Charlie
    Hedley – The Show Must Go
    DJ Clay – Book of the Wicked: Volume 2
    Grave – Burial Ground
    Klaus Schulze – La Vie Electronique Vol. 6  [3 CDs]
    Various Artists – The Motown Collection  [Box Set]
    Various Artists – Romancing The 70s  [Box Set]
    James Levine – Celebrating 40 Years At The Met [Box Set]

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New DVD Release Tuesday: Our pick – Inception

Inception DVD Review

Science-fiction features often involve time travel or strange worlds. In Christopher Nolan’s heist thriller Inception, the concepts converge through the realm of dreams. With his trusty associate, Arthur (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, a fine foil), Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio, in a role that recalls Shutter Island) steals ideas for clients from the minds of competitors. Fallen on hard times, he’s become estranged from his family and hopes one last extraction will set things right. Along comes Saito (Ken Watanabe, Batman Begins), who hires Cobb to plant an idea in the mind of energy magnate Fischer (Cillian Murphy, another Batman vet). Less experienced with the art of inception, Cobb ropes in an architecture student (Ellen Page), a chemist (Dileep Rao), and a forger (Tom Hardy) for assistance. During their preparations, Page’s Ariadne stumbles upon a secret that may jeopardize the entire operation: Cobb is losing the ability to control his subconscious (Marion Cotillard plays a figure from his past). Until this point, the scenario can be confusing, since the action begins inside a dream before returning to reality. Then, after the team gets to Fischer, three dream states play out at once, resulting in four narratives, including events in the real world. It all makes sense within the rules Nolan establishes, but the impatient may find themselves much like Guy Pearce in Memento: completely confused. If Inception doesn’t hit the same heights as The Dark Knight, Nolan’s finest film to date, it’s a gravity-defying spectacular to rival Dark City and The Matrix.

Special Features

Four Focus Points:
The Inception of Inception: Christopher Nolan shapes his unusual concepts for Inception
The Japanese Castle: The Dream Is Collapsing: Creating and destroying the castle set
Constructing Paradoxical Architecture: Designing the staircase to nowhere
The Freight Train: Constructing the street-faring freight train

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December 7
A Dog Year (Comedy, Drama) Buy Now!
Boy Meets World: The Complete Fourth Season (Comedy, Drama, Family, TV) Buy Now!
Cronos (Criterion Collection) (Comedy, Drama, Horror, Thriller) Buy Now!
Curious George: Sweet Dreams (Animation, Family, TV) Buy Now!
– The Dolphin: Story of a Dreamer (Adventure, Animation, Family)
Inception (Action, Sci-Fi) Buy Now!
Law & Order: The Eighth Year (Crime, Drama, Mystery, TV) Buy Now!
Restrepo (Documentary) Buy Now!
Shrek Forever After (Single-Disc) (Animation, Comedy, Fantasy) Buy Now!
Shrek: The Whole Story (Animation, Comedy, Fantasy) Buy Now!
SpongeBob SquarePants: Season 6, Volume 2 (Animation, Comedy, Family, TV) Buy Now!
Vega$: The Second Season, Volume 1 (Crime, Drama, Mystery, TV) Buy Now!

Apple unveils two new MacBook Air Netbooks

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Apple CEO Steve Jobs, near the end of a meandering presentation Wednesday, unveiled his trademark "one more thing": two refreshed MacBook Air laptops that add some of the ease of use of an iPad.

The largest of these slender, lightweight netbook computers has a 13-inch screen, is .68 of an inch thick at its widest point and weighs less than three pounds. It’ll be priced at $1,299.

A smaller version will have an 11-inch screen and costs $999. Both are available today.

"What would happen if a MacBook and an iPad hooked up?" asked Jobs to laughs from the audience at Apple’s Cupertino, California, headquarters. "This is the result."

Both computers boast unibody construction, full-size keyboards and a webcam for FaceTime video chatting. They also have no hard drives and run on Flash storage instead, meaning they boot up instantly, like the iPad.

Via CNN

Note: Cross posted from ComputerNutz.

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DVD Spotlight: Clash of the Titans

image "Release the Kraken!" Ah, it could only be Clash of the Titans, the 2010 remake that retains the instruction to unleash the great beastie from the sea. The 1981 original boasted Ray Harryhausen’s legendary stop-motion technique of animating various mythological creatures–it was his final feature project–and given the cornball approach of the movie in general, that was the main draw. The remake supplies new state-of-the-art special effects (released in 3-D) and a nicely muscular sense of momentum.

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