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Samsung vs. Apple

So a teaser video on YouTube has been put up showing off the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2’s specs and features and comparing it to the iPad 2, there seems to be strong competition.

The Galaxy Tab 2 will still have a 7 inch display but this time, the resolution will be 2048×1200.  The device is also said to support a 3D display and it will be run on NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor.

The tablet will come installed with Android 2.3 but the user will have the option to upgrade it to Android 2.3, also known as Honeycomb.  Besides this, it will have 1GB of RAM along with a whopping 64GB of internal storage. As a big upgrade from the first Galaxy Tab, the new tablet will have a 8MP rear camera as well as a 3MP front facing camera (the first tablet had a 1.3 MP front facing camera).  Huge advantage over the iPad 2 here as it has been said that the iPad 2 will have only a 1MP rear camera and a 0.3MP front facing camera (didn’t know anything went that low).

Overall, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 looks to be a huge competitor towards not only the iPad 2 but also other tablets coming out soon such as RIM’s PlayBook.

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3D images ruining children’s lives!

Earlier this year, Nintendo announced the creation of their latest product, the Nintendo 3DS which allows the user to view video games in 3D without the the of the annoying 3D glasses.  Well earlier this week, game site, Kotaku.com announced that 3D gaming can be more hazardous to children than regular, 2D video games.

The 3DS will be out on shelves in Japan starting on Feb. 26th for around $300 and other areas sometime in March. Kotaku.com stated that these 3D gaming systems can be harmful to children because their vision is still in development.  Hence, children under the age of 6 should not purchase/play the Nintendo 3DS.

The good news is that if you absolutely have to buy the device, it will offer options on how much 3D you would like to see.  There will also be parental controls that can turn the 3D completely off/on.

So if you are above the age of 6, get ready to enjoy the full 3D power of the Nintendo 3DS!