Visualized: Enterprise cruises around Jersey on its air, land and sea triathlon

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On our last episode of "Spot the Enterprise," the grizzled shuttle prototype was being unloaded from a wheeled transporter after a private 747 flight. Now it's arrived on a barge at New Jersey, and onlookers on cruise ships, beaches and Coney Island were treated to a glimpse of the wayfaring craft. After a quick layover, it'll begin the final stage of its comeback tour by sailing up the Hudson River where it'll thrill crowds forever more at Manhattan's Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Big show-off.

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MSI Slider S20 Windows 8 Ultrabook hands-on (video)

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It's been a while since we've heard from MSI. Sure, the company is still into gaming laptops, but remember that this is a company that once dominated the netbook space alongside the likes of ASUS and Acer. Well, netbooks are dead, and the company never really embraced tablets, the thing that replaced them. At some point along the line, MSI more or less stepped away from the mobile game.

That might be changing. If the company missed the boat on tablets, it's definitely not going to sit out the Ultrabook craze: the company recently announced the Slider S20, an upcoming Windows 8 ultraportable whose 11-inch touchscreen can be pushed back and up -- yes, just like that Slider. We happened to stumble across one on display here at Computex, and naturally did what any self-respecting group of tech writers would do: we took lots and lots of photos. You'll find them all just below, and our hands-on with video continues after the break.

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Microsoft SmartGlass hands-on

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Sure today's Microsoft E3 keynote was jam-packed full of high octane explosions, but the biggest excitement from the hardware-free event was arguably SmartGlass, a new technology from Redmond that promises to help to bring together users' diverse array of screens. When it was initially leaked ahead of the event, SmartGlass looked to largely be a somewhat straightforward AirPlay competitor. Judging by Microsoft's flashy demo video, however, the company is clearly looking to build it into its own beast all together. Thankfully, we got to play with it a bit -- albeit for a very short amount of time, given the fairly early state of the technology.

Let's start thing off by clarifying a big question surrounding the somewhat enigmatic demo that we saw at today's event: yes, SmartGlass gives developers the potential to turn smartphones and tablets into a controller for the Xbox 360. As suspected, it will likely be integrated into more casual games -- after all, we shudder at the thought of controlling, say, Halo 4 using just a touchscreen. As is the nature of the product, the company isn't letting the details flow too freely here, but in a demo we saw of the technology tonight, a Microsoft rep name-dropped a title called Home Run Stars -- a baseball game, as you've likely already gathered from the fairly straightforward name.

We didn't get to see the game in action, but the rep mentioned a gameplay scenario in which one player uses the Kinect to bat and the other pitches with the touchscreen -- again, not too dissimilar from the kind of dual-screen gaming we've seen with the Wii U thus far. And you can also invert that game play, if you so choose, pitching on the Kinect and batting with a tablet or smartphone. Thing is, Microsoft is looking to make this whole process open for developers. As the rep put it, "what we've done is create a platform." In other words, Redmond is putting forward the tools here and letting the content developers play around, to come up with their own functionality based on SmartGlass.

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Relive the awkward banter between Aisha Tyler and Toby Turner from Ubisoft’s E3 2012 press conference


While we did our best to hammer out all of the news from Ubisoft's E3 2012 press conference (how about that Watch Dogs?), it's not quite the same as being there - you didn't get to witness the awkward banter between Aisha Tyler and Toby Turner. Now you can watch that awkwardness firsthand for yourself!

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Rockies win 4-0 win at Arizona; Christian Friedrich superb – Denver Post


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Clippers executive Neil Olshey goes to the Portland Trail Blazers – Los Angeles Times


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Casey Martin will return to US Open – ESPN


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By Bob Harig | ESPN.com Scott Langley, Samuel Osborne and Brooks Koepka all qualified for the 2012 US Open via sectional qualifying on Monday. Casey Martin will be riding his golf cart in the US Open next week at the Olympic Club -- just as he did 14 ...
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Sony tags PlayStation All-Stars as ‘Super Smash Bros.’ on YouTube [Update: Removed!]

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Update: That was quick! Sony has since removed the tags and replaced them with some more appropriate ones - good thing we have the screen cap. You can find our original post below.

Original post: The official YouTube channel for PlayStation has oddly tagged its E3 trailer for PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale - specifically, with some "Super Smash Bros." tags. "Super Smash Brothers," "Super Smash Bros" and "SSBB" are all tags visible right now on the YouTube page.

So for how much we're all comparing the new mascot brawler with Nintendo's franchise, it would seem even Sony is willing to acknowledge its influence or is simply looking to grab players looking for Super Smash Bros. content on YouTube.

Hit the jump for a larger version of the page, screen capped for posterity.

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Sony reveals a PlayStation Move Racing Wheel at E3 2012

Sony has announced that it's releasing an official, very nice looking racing wheel for the PlayStation Move later on this year - you may recall a patent surfacing online recently. The whole design, as you can see above, is much more active than motion controller wheels we've seen so far: It's got not only a motion controller mount, but full buttons and a D-pad, and even vibration feedback. The sticks on the sides can flip up to move into a motorcycle steering mode, and the controller is compatible with both current and future PS3 racing games.

Looks slick! The wheel will be out in the fall for an MSRP of $39.99.

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