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GameStop adds Android Tablets to Store Shelves

GameStop retail location - credit: GameStop

(Best Syndication News) - GameStop (NYSE: GME) announced that they are now carrying Android tablets at over 1,600 of their retail locations beginning this Memorial Day weekend. To get the word out they have some discounted prices on the Acer Iconia Tab A200 for $299.99 through June 2, 2012.

Other tablets that GameStop has available are the ASUS Transformer Prime is $499.99, ASUS TF300T for $399.99, and the Toshiba Excite 10 for $449.99. The retailer is also selling refurbished Apple iPad tablets. More tablets are also being carried by the retailer.

Diablo III Video Game sells over 3.5 Million copies on First Day

see Diablo 3 Trailer below

(Best Syndication News) - Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. announced that they have set an all-time record for the fastest selling PC game with the May 15 release of Diablo III. The PC game was sold at over 8,000 retail locations worldwide. Over 3.5 million copies of the video game sold within the first 24 hours of its debut.

These sales do not include a promotion of over 1.2 million players who received a copy of Diablo III for signing up with an annual pass of World of Warcraft. Combine the promotional copies with the purchased ones and there was 4.7 million people playing the Diablo III video game on its launch.

Astronomers Examine one of the Largest Clusters in Universe

Large Galaxie Supercluster

(Best Syndication News) Astrophysicists from the McGill University in Quebec, Canada, have discovered two giant galaxy clusters which appear to be colliding connected by a filament of stars . When combined, this supercluster of galaxies could be one of the largest structures in the universe.

Using the Herschel Space Observatory and its single 3.5 meter mirror telescope in space, scientists are peering back in time to see two clusters of galaxies crash together. The McGill team hopes to shed light on how galaxies and clusters of galaxies evolve.

There is a nature vs nurture debate among astronomers. Some believe that the evolution of galaxies is determined by intrinsic properties like the total mass. Others believe there is more to it, and wider-scale cosmic environmental forces will dominate the progression of galaxies.

Annular Solar Eclipse visible in the West this Sunday

USA Map of the Annular Solar Eclipse May 20, 2012, see below for more info - credit: NASA

(Best Syndication News) - An annular solar eclipse is going to be visible to huge populations this Sunday and Monday. In the Western United States, the solar eclipse is going to be visible at around 6 pm Pacific time on May 20, 2012. The solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the Sun and Earth making the sun darkened in the middle with a glowing ring remaining. This is not a total solar eclipse. The last time a solar eclipse of this viewing magnitude occurred in the US was in 1994.

NASA explained that this event is an annular solar eclipse, which blocks up to 94 percent of the sun from Earth’s view. The event will be seen by hundreds of millions of people in Southeast Asia, and the western part of the United States. In North America, the solar eclipse will be visible at the end of the day. In Asia, the eclipse will occur in the early morning hours on Monday.

Samsung announces availability of new Wi-Fi capable QF20 SMART and Waterproof W300 Pocket Camcorders

Samsung W300 and the QF20 SMART Camcorder - Credit: Samsung

(Best Syndication News) - Samsung Electronics America Inc., announced the retail availability of two new camcorders, the QF20 SMART and the W300 Pocket. The QF20 is the first Wi-Fi capable camcorder, the W300 model offers durability, and waterproof features.

Samsung QF20 SMART Camcorder

The Samsung QF20 SMART Camcorder can move the video recordings wirelessly via a Wi-Fi connection. The 2.7-inch LCD offers a touch screen interface. The interface has quick functions to send the videos to popular social networks such as YouTube, Facebook, and Picasa. The camcorder has a 20x optical zoom. The handgrip can be adjusted for either hand. The camera has a 5MP BSI CMOS Sensor for sharp crisp and colorful video. Another neat feature is the ability to make time-lapse photography.

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