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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 In Action at E3

Get a sneak peek at the gameplay of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3, which was showcased at the XBox 360 media briefing at E3 in Los Angeles. The game goes on sale November 8, 2011, for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.

E3: Sony Introduces Low-Cost 3D TV Bundle

Sony plans to sell a $500 package that includes a PlayStation-branded 24-inch 3D television set, a pair of glasses, and a PS3 game. The TV will also let head-to-head gamers view different full-screen video while playing games.


E3: Kinect Fun Labs Creates A Digital Version of You

At the E3 game convention, Microsoft showed off Kinect Fun Labs for Xbox 360 that includes tools to instantly create life-like avatars. Gamers can also make digital representations of their favorite physical objects.

E3: Xbox 360 Adds YouTube, Bing Voice Search

The Microsoft Kinect controller now supports voice control of the Xbox 360 console and voice-activated Bing searches of Hulu Plus, Netflix, and other sites. YouTube content is also coming to the Xbox Live.

E3: Sony Opens With An Apology

Sony Computer Entertainment of America President and CEO Jack Tretton offered consumers and partners an apology for the PlayStation Network outage, then shifted focus to more positive days ahead.

E3: Sony's PlayStation Vita Portable Is Designed For Gaming On the Go

Previously the NGP, or next-generation portable, the PlayStation Vita has dual touchpads, dual cameras, and networking options like 3G and Wi-Fi. It will be available this holiday season.


World Tech Update: Windows 8, the Padphone, and More

On World Tech Update this week, Microsoft previews Windows 8 at Computex in Taipei, Asustek introduces the Padfone which combines a tablet and smartphone, Viewsonic offers a tablet PC that can run both Android 2.2 and Windows 7 Professional, and Google opens a Chrome OS center in Taipei.

ViewSonic Tablet Runs Both Windows and Android

The ViewPad 10 Pro tablet from ViewSonic runs Android and Windows. You can switch between the two operating systems on the fly without having to reboot.

Asus Announces 'Padfone' Tablet/Phone and $199 Netbook

Taiwan's Asustek has previewed a smartphone-tablet PC combo device, called the Padfone, that seeks to bring together the strengths of both without completely duplicating the hardware.


Ultrabooks Unveiled: Super-Slim Laptops With Intel Inside

Intel is hoping to see a new class of thin and light laptops based around its chips. The computers, called Ultrabooks, are expected around the end of this year. One such machine, the Asus UX, was demonstrated during an Intel keynote speech at the Computex trade show in Taiwan.

Computex 2011: Top Stories at Taiwan's Giant Tech Show

Processor wars, new tablets galore, and Chrome OS's move to Asia were some of the hot topics at this week's Computex 2011 Tech show. Take a look.


World Tech Update: Mango, Angry Birds, OLEDs and More.

Microsoft demos Windows Phone Mango, Ballmer accidentally announces Windows 8, Sharp shows off new display devices, and more.

Sharp Makes The World's Highest Resolution LCD HDTV

The 85-inch screen, developed by Sharp, uses Super Hi-Vision, a next-generation broadcasting technology that packs 16 times the resolution of today's high-definition TV.


Windows Phone 'Mango' Adds Apps, IE9, and Fast Browsing

Microsoft has unveiled some of the 500 updates that will come to Windows Phone later this year. Take an early look at Mango's most prominent new features.

Explosion at Foxconn Factory Claims Three Lives

Three workers died and 15 others were injured after an explosion at a Foxconn factory in Chengdu, southwest China. The accident highlights concerns about worker safety and may lead to product shortages.