NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 details revealed, priced at $499

Nov 11, 2010

Right after the tease they gave us yesterday, NVIDIA finally revealed as to what kind of beast is under what they claim as the "Fastest DX11 GPU on Planet!" For starters, the new chip clocks in at 772MHz with 512 processing cores plus a 192.4Gbps memory bandwidth... all thanks to its 1.5GB GDDR5 clocked at 4GHz. Now that's overkill.

And yes, it's currently priced at $499, so if you really want to have that Call of Duty: Black Ops experience, then be ready to shell out that much.
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BlackBerry Playbook to be "very competitively priced" under $500

Jim Balsillie, co-CEO of Research in Motion (RIM) has shed some important light regarding this elusive tablet -- it's price range. According to an interview, Balsillie said that the PlayBook will be "very competitively priced", saying that it will be under $500. Relatively speaking, the 7-inch tablet is priced the same as the bigger 9.7-inch iPad and is $100 lower than the Galaxy Tab as it goes to sale tomorrow. The PlayBook is said to be released sometime in the first quarter of 2011 to North America and to the rest of the world by Q2.
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The Human Jet [Video]

The Human Jet [Video]
It's a bird, it's a plane, no it's Jetman, who's that again? Well, it's known Swiss daredevil Yves Rossy taking off on a Esprit Breitling Orbiter hot air balloon and after reaching an altitude of 2,400 meters (7,874 feet), came back to loop around the balloon not once but twice. Notably, he guides himself by body maneuvers utilizing four jets and 2 meter span wing. Help yourself for the video after the break, it's quite amusing more exciting than a normal skydiving.

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Verizon launches Motorola Citrus tomorrow for $50

This pretty much confirms the announcement made by Verizon a while back regarding the Citrus, coming for $50 on contract tomorrow. The contract is your usual two-year thing after a $100 mail-in rebate. Not much is expected of this handset but heck, for $50 at entry level, what can you ask for? Full press release after the cut.

Press Release
Motorola Citrus Available Tomorrow On The Verizon Wireless Network

Full-Touch, Customizable, Android-Powered Smartphone Now Available for Verizon Wireless Customers

BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and LIBERTYVILLE, IL - Verizon Wireless, the company with the nation's largest and most reliable wireless 3G network, and Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced that Motorola CITRUS™ will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com tomorrow for $49.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement.

Powered by Android™ 2.1, Motorola CITRUS delivers an affordable, entry-level, customizable smartphone experience in a compact design that is easy on both the eyes and the earth. The full HTML Web browser comes preloaded with Bing Search and Bing Maps and delivers a PC-like Web browsing experience, while the easy-to-use on-screen QWERTY keyboard or Swype® keyboard allow for quick messaging. Get fast access to Web apps and services such as Facebook®; Google services such as Gmail™, Google Talk™ and YouTube™; and customize your phone with free and paid apps available from Android Market™. Plus, the CITRUS phone housing is made from 25 percent post-consumer recycled plastic, is CarbonFree® Certified through an alliance with Carbonfund.org, and is PVC and BFR free. The packaging is made from 80 percent post-consumer recycled paper, and the user manual is made using 100 percent recycled paper and soy-based ink. Additional features and specifications on the Motorola CITRUS are available at http://news.vzw.com/news/2010/10/pr2010-10-05a.html.

Verizon Wireless customers who purchase Motorola CITRUS will receive the mail-in rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted. Motorola CITRUS customers will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide plan (beginning at $39.99 monthly access) and a Data Package (beginning at $15 monthly access for 150 MB). Customers can track their data usage by downloading the My Verizon app available in Android Market or by logging on to their My Verizon account online at www.verizonwireless.com/myverizon. For additional information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 93 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 79,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

About Motorola
Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and is focused on advancing the way the world connects. From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to mobile and wireline digital communication devices that provide compelling experiences, Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile. Motorola (NYSE: MOT) had sales of US $22 billion in 2009. For more information, please visit www.motorola.com.

MOTOROLA, the Stylized M Logo and MOTOBLUR logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Motorola Trademark Holdings, LLC.

Android, Google, Gmail, Google Talk, YouTube and Android Market are trademarks of Google Inc. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. © 2010 Motorola, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Sony Ericsson "ANZU" leaked, Xperia X10 successor?

Let's fill up that rumor mill with another entry. According to sources from the Android Community, what we have here is allegedly Sony Ericsson's successor to the Xperia X10 -- aptly codenamed as "anzu" as seen above. Sources say that this handset will come with a 4.3 inch display with HDMI output. Other than those, there's not much known as of today regarding this unit. Based on these leaked images, the "anzu" prototype is running on Android 2.1 but we all hope that by launch, it has Android 2.3 Gingerbread loaded.

Sources also say that this unit is also being referred to as Xperia X12. Images after the jump.

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Galaxy Tab with Gorrila Glass vs. air pistol [Video]

Now what kind of scenario would you have an air pistol, some pellets and a Galaxy Tab being at the same place at the same time? Well you've guessed it. For those not in the know, the tablet from Samsung has its display made from Gorilla Glass -- and from the name itself, it's tough. And what a better way to test it is through the use of those "tools" mentioned above. So, will the tablet be like that Macbook Air that went flying to kingdom come (well that's not exactly a good comparison but you get the idea)? Find out after the cut.
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