Kinect: Star Wars trailer is cute in an awkward, bumbling kind of way


Imagine Obi Wan Kenobi not as Jedi master, but a guy working the cash register down at the Gas 'n Gulp. Rather than wielding an elegant weapon for a more civilized age and being a princess's only hope, he's closer to the idiot in the Kinect: Star Wars trailer above.

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Koobe’s Jin Yong Reader gets Mirasol, brings color to Taiwanese hearts

Koobe's Jin Yong Reader gets Mirasol, brings color to Taiwanese hearts
It's no accident that Koobe's Jin Yong Reader bears a striking resemblance to Kyobo's eReader and Shanda's Bambook which we toyed with back at CES. But while those e-readers brought Mirasol to their respective South Korean and Chinese markets, Koobe's entrant will do the same for Taiwan. As for the trio's striking resemblance, know that they're all based on the same Qualcomm-heavy reference hardware, which pairs a 1GHz Snapdragon S2 with a 5.7-inch 1024 x 728 XGA Mirasol display. For those unaware, the addition of the latter part means the e-readers boast limited color on their non-backlit displays, all while retaining an E Ink-like low power draw. The trinity also feature a highly customized layer atop Gingerbread, and in Koobe's case, come pre-loaded with 15 novels by, you guessed it, Jin Yong. Naturally, pricing and exact availability have yet to be announced, but we're told they'll be available "soon." PR for those interested awaits after the break.

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Fourth-quarter spurt lifts Jazz over Blazers – USA TODAY


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Fourth-quarter spurt lifts Jazz over Blazers
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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Paul Millsap had 19 points and 15 rebounds, and the Utah Jazz used a 13-0 fourth-quarter run to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 93-89 on Monday night. By Russ Isabella, US Presswire Paul Millsap (24) had 19 points and 15 rebounds ...
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Cutoff plans for Asian carp – Chicago Tribune


Cutoff plans for Asian carp
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Asian carp should be permanently cut off from Lake Michigan by sheet pile or impermeable land bridges, effectively re-reversing the flow of the Chicago River, according to a study set to be released Tuesday by a coalition of Great Lakes states and ...
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Maine police question family of missing girl – Los Angeles Times


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Detectives believe three adults, including the father of 20-month-old Ayla Reynolds, know more than they've told investigators. Associated Press — Unable to find any evidence that toddler Ayla Reynolds was abducted, police on Monday pressed the three ...
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See Indie Game: The Movie, listen to filmmakers at GDC

Unless you were at Sundance or are Jonathan Blow, you're probably still waiting for a chance to see Indie Game: The Movie. Your next potential opportunity will be at GDC, where it's accompanied by a panel discussion featuring all the involved game developers, and filmmakers Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky.

The screening will be free to all GDC pass holders, and will occur March 5 at 6PM. This information is, once again, redundant for those of you who are Jonathan Blow. Sorry, Jonathan! We have lots of other posts that should be of more use to you.

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UConn Wins on Road but Isn’t There Yet – New York Times


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UConn Wins on Road but Isn't There Yet
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DURHAM, NC — In the post-Maya Moore era at Connecticut, the Huskies are no longer the alpha females of women's college basketball. Baylor and Notre Dame share that place now. Third-ranked UConn had already lost on the road to those teams this season ...
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Missouri holds off thundering Texas rally – USA TODAY


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Missouri holds off thundering Texas rally
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By Jim Vertuno, AP AUSTIN, Texas – Michael Dixon scored 21 points, including the game-winning layup with 31 seconds left, as No. 4 Missouri beat Texas 67-66 on Monday night. By Michael Thomas, AP Missouri guard Michael Dixon Jr. (11) drives around ...
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Panasonic adds Lumix DMC-TS4 and DMC-TS20 to ruggedized camera line

Panasonic has helped lead the market for ruggedized cameras, which have been a hit among adventurous photographers for years, and now the company has two new additions to add to its water/shock/freeze/dustproof cam line. Described as "the optical outdoor companion," the Lumix DMC-TS4 is Panasonic's new ruggedized flagship, replacing the TS3 and packing a 12.1 megapixel CCD sensor, 1080/60i HD video capture, a 4.6x 28-128mm optical zoom lens and 2.7-inch LCD. Naturally, it can withstand just about everything you'll throw its way, considering that it's waterproof to depths of 40 feet, shockproof to 6.6 feet and freezeproof to temps as low as 14 degrees Fahrenheit. The TS4 also includes GPS, compass, altimeter and barometer functionality, logging all this data to supplement your photos with a full weather and location readout. Panasonic has also added full manual control, letting you adjust both aperture and shutter speed when shooting in manual mode.

The TS4 may offer a respectable spec list, but it doesn't come cheap. The TS20 is an attractive alliterative, however, with a slim profile, 16.1 megapixel sensor, 720p HD shooting, a 4x 25-100mm optically stabilized zoom lens and a 2.7-inch LCD. It's waterproof to 16 feet, freezeproof to 14 degrees Fahrenheit and can survive drops from up to five feet. There's no manual option on this lower-end model, but it does include Panasonic's Intelligent Auto mode for more accurate shooting. The TS20 will ship in late-February in orange, blue, black and red for $180, while the flagship TS4 will be available in orange, blue, black and silver for $400 when it ships in mid-March. You'll find both press releases after the break.

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