New iPad Announced: Apple Shows Off Its Next Tablet

If you doubted the ubiquity of Apple products, dig this: According to CNBC, over 50 percent of U.S. households now include at least one Apple product, whether it's an iPhone, an iPad or an Apple II.

Jay Campbell, one of the people who conducted the study that found this out, explains the dominance of Apple like this:

“It's a fantastic business model — the more of our products you own, the more likely you are to buy more...Planned obsolescence has always been a part of the technology industries sales model, but Apple has taken it to a whole new level."

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CheapyD at CheapAssGamer.com scours both the online and offline world for the best deals on video games, and to help out your wallets, we're bringing his weekly recap to you!

Best Buy discounts Soul Calibur V and SSX to $39.99 each. The Turtle Beach Ear Force X41 Headset drops to $119.99.

GameStop offers Once Upon a Monster for $19.99 and an additional $10 bonus credit with 3 game trade-ins.

Kmart lists the Xbox 360 4GB console for $179.99.

Target has Skyrim for $39.99, Need for Speed The Run for $19.99, and the Xbox 360 250GB Console for $249 + a $25 gift card.

Toys R Us throws in a copy of Mass Effect 3 with any Xbox 360 console $299.99 and up, and a $25 gift card with the $249.99 PS3 160GB console. Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City and Kinect Rush both include a $15 gift card. Modern Warfare 3 drops to $39.99.

Visit CAG for more details and the rest of this week's Sunday ad deals.

Best of the Rest
Under $15 Blowout at GameFly
Sega PC Download Deals at Amazon
1 Year Xbox Live + 1600 MSP $45.99 at Microsoft Store

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Head Mounted Display

A patent for a headset display filed by Microsoft may point to the future of the gaming. The patent, spotted by PatentBolt, reveals that Microsoft is working on two different styles of display-headsets. The first looks like an aviation helmet, and is aimed at gamers. The other is a smaller, sunglasses-size device that would work with your phone or MP3 player -- so more for personal use.

There are some serious technical issues to overcome with any head (or glasses) mounted display -- showing an image that close to a person's eyes comes with a host of problems -- but Microsoft's new patent indicates part of the plan for overcoming these hurdles. Below is a block of text from PatentBolt that lays out partially how the device will work:

As the human eye can't focus on images less than a few centimeters away, a compact display system may be configured to provide the display image as a virtual image--e.g., an image formed in a focal plane located more than a few centimeters from the eye. One challenge in this field is to form such an image using a compact, robust optical arrangement, which also provides suitable image resolution and fidelity

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Apple's New iPad Review, J.B. Smoove Visits & New Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Trailer On AOTS Tonight!

The new iPad from Apple is finally here! And it's making its way straight to Gadget Pr0n tonight where Kevin Pereira and Matt Mira will be reviewing features like the Retina Display, the dual-core A5x chip and more. J.B. Smoove from Curb Your Enthusiasm will also be in studio to tell us about his new show, Bent and we bring you the new broadcast exclusive trailer for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Tune in tonight at 7PM EST.

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Check out the video above from Microsoft Research. It uses the Microsoft Kinect and a panning projector to take game objects and project them into your room. They call it the Beamatron, but you'll call it cool.

The Kinect basically creates a 3D model of the room, and tells the projector how to distort the image of the in-game object, and how the object should react to real-world scenery. In the video example, a projected car bumps into "walls" in its environment, and tumbles over a ramp. Neat!


Community's Jim Rash In Studio & Droid RAZR MAXX Review On AOTS Tonight

Community fans, this one goes out to you! Jim Rash, a.k.a. Dean Pelton, will be live on Attack of the Show tonight to discuss the return of the series and life after winning an Academy Award. We also take a close look at the Droid RAZR MAXX on Gadget Pr0n and Chris Gore creeps out the cast of 21& Jump Street. See you tonight at 7PM EST!

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Homeless Used As Internet HotSpots

Homeless men are being used as 4G internet hot spots at this week's South By Southwest festival. Marketing group Bartle Bogle Hegarty is behind "Homeless Hotspots," in which homeless men walk about wearing t-shirts advertising the name of their hotspots, then, data-hungry SXSW-goers make a donation to the homeless man and can access the internet. The homeless guy gets some money; the marketing company gets some publicity; the convention goer gets some data... so what's the problem? Well, it's a little creepy.

The idea behind the movement is: "empowerment, education, and encouragement of the client to earn an income while saving the majority of those earnings with a goal of moving to safe and stable housing," but it's not necessarily going over that well on the internet, with critics calling it Dystopian, disturbing, offensive and dehumanizing.

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Apple's New iPad On The Loop & Ice Cube Talks 21 Jump Street Tonight On AOTS

Tonight on Attack of the Show, Kevin Pereira covers the latest developments from Apple's media event, including the announcement of the new iPad, for The Loop. Ice Cube will also be live in studio for his new film, 21 Jump Street and find out why we crowned Ed Vilderman the new King of Dot Comedy. See you at 7PM EST.

Tags: Movies, Tech, TV

Apple TV Goes HD -- Apple Has Announced Apple TV With 1080p Support

Apple TV goes HD as they have just announced the next version of the Apple TV will support 1080p video. The "new" Apple TV will only set you back $99 to boot. Other changes to the already popular device include a "new streamlined user interface." The new UI is in HD too. This means you should prepare your eyes for the shiniest buttons you've ever seen.

The new Apple TV will be able to support photo streaming as well. When you take a photo on your iPhone, it can be automatically displayed on your Apple TV. Other improvements include the integration of Apple's Genius. Instead of telling you what types of music you may like, it will now be able recommend movies.

Did my sales pitch sell you? If it did, get ready to buy the Apple TV next week. You can order yours right now.

Make sure to tune into Attack of the Show tonight at 7pm ET for all of today's updates from Apple.

Tags: Apple, Tech, TV

New iPad Announced: Apple Shows Off Its Next Tablet

Apple announced the new iPad, showing off the tablet device to the press and the internet world. The new iPad features a "retina display," 4G LTE internet and features the addition of Apple's new "virtual assistant" Siri. It will be available on March 16th; pre-orders start today.

Prices $499, $599, and $699 for 16, 32, and 64GB. $629, $729, and $829 with 4G.

Apple head Tim Cook introduced the new device, saying, "the iPad is the poster-child of the post-PC world.”

Here's what we know about the Apple iPad HD:

  • "Retina display" Much higher definition that previous display. 264 pixels per inch, better than 1080p, according to Apple. Better color saturation. Color saturation improved by 44 percent
  • A5X processor is confirmed, which means quad-core graphics, which means amazing games.

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The next version of the Apple iPad will almost certainly be announced tomorrow morning, but it looks like it won't be called "The iPad 3." Instead, it will be called "iPad HD," according to a "developer who's previously provided reliable information with respect to things Apple," reported by CNET.

Obviously, the idea of the name is to call attention to the (supposedly) big feature of the next iPad: Its high definition screen. Previous rumors have pointed to the next iPad being a beefy, powerful machine. Rumors say that there is a quad-core processor with 4G LTE capacity.

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Marc Maron On A Day In The Life & Nikon AW100 CoolPix Review On AOTS Tonight

Tonight, Attack of the Show is excited to bring you Kevin Pereira, Candace Bailey and comedian Marc Maron, who will be live in studio to tell us about his episode in Hulu's A Day in the Life produced by Morgan Spurlock. We also review the shock resistant and waterproof Nikon AW100 CoolPix digital camera for Gadget Pr0n while Chris Gore returns for DVDuesday with Hugo and Justice League: Doom. And guess who's back on The Feed? See you at 7PM EST!

The Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco Visits & Samsung Galaxy Note Review On AOTS Tonight

Tonight brings you a brand new Attack of the Show with& Kevin Pereira, Candace Bailey and Kaley Cuoco from The Big Bang Theory! The star of the hit television series will be live in studio to talk about the latest season, as well as what it's like working while surrounded by nerds. We know what it's like! Kind of...Over on Gadget Pr0n, we'll review the Samsung Galaxy Note with it's fancy S Pen and Chris Gore reviews J. Edgar for DVDuesday. See you at 7PM EST.

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The Sony VAIO L Series is as sleek as it is powerful with a second generation Intel i7 processor, up to 8 GB of RAM, a 24" touch screen and a Blu-ray drive, all starting at $999. Kevin Pereira and Matt Mira review the new desktop computer for its Gadget Pr0n rating.

Sony VAIO L Series Desktop Review »

Find the full review from Gadget Pron on Attack of the Show after the cut.

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The Nikon 1 J1 camera gives you the ability to take great pictures without dragging around an DSLR. With features like a high resolution 3" screen, 12 megapixel image sensor and the world's fastest auto-focus, this camera may be worth the $600 price tag. Kevin Pereira and Matt Mira take a closer look on Gadget Pr0n.

Nikon 1 J1 Camera Review »

Find the full review from Gadget Pron on Attack of the Show after the cut.

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