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Still hungry for a closer look at Sony's WiFi-packing NEX-6 despite perusing our hands-on? Apparently the FCC feels the same, so it's used its government-granted authority to inspect the camera first-hand, and tear it apart in the process. This isn't the only time the 16.1-megapixel shooter has be...

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We've heard about iPads being given to airline pilots before. Because airline pilots usually need quick access to all sorts of information and documentation, an iPad often ends up being cheaper and easier than handling and updating all of the usual paper documents that used to go into any given...

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The words "assembly required" shouldn't elicit a horrified shudder. Unfortunately we've all been on the wrong side of at least one connect-A-to-B mishap, which is where iFixit's Dozuki comes in. The service, now in beta, promises an end to user-manual aversion, providing manufacturers a new, upda...

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Ubisoft will cease including paper instruction manuals inside its Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 boxed games, starting with this holiday's Shaun White Skateboarding (as revealed in an announcement that quietly confirms the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Shaun White Skateboarding). In place of a paper man...

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You've bought your iPad. Congratulations! So are you ready to learn all the ways you can get the most from your new purchase? Here's a quick run-down of some indispensable resources as you're getting up to speed with your new purchase. Read the manuals: The iPad User Guide (pdf) provides an in-d...

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Fortune's Bridget Brennan has a bold statement: "Why doesn't Apple make remote controls? You ask: Why Apple? Because if any company could improve one of the world's most user-unfriendly electronic devices, it would be Apple. And then there's this: Apple just may be the world's most discreetly femi...

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For staying as silent as they are about the product's details, Palm's doing an awfully good job of letting Pre rumors and speculation fly with wild, rampant abandon -- and we've got a new one here that should at least take you through the night. Actually, this one's less of a rumor and more a visu...

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For staying as silent as they are about the product's details, Palm's doing an awfully good job of letting Pre rumors and speculation fly with wild, rampant abandon -- and we've got a new one here that should at least take you through the night. Actually, this one's less of a rumor and more a visu...

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Do you make documentation? Do you constantly find yourself having to explain step-by-step procedures to do things on the Mac? BlueMango Learning Systems has been doing this stuff for a while, and the tedium eventually drove them to create their own tool to make things faster. That's innovation for y...

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The new Game & Manual Holder 24 from Gametech is one of the few cases designed to hold a large number of DS cards-- this one (obviously) holds 24. It is also the only case we know of that has pockets for game manuals. Since we can't imagine needing the manuals after reading them once, maybe yo...

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DS cartridges are tiny. Really effing tiny. So small, in fact, that with but a matchbox, one can generally hold as many games as he or she could possibly need in a single trip out. The games, of course, aren't sold as such. They come in boxes, proprietary boxes. There are very few, if any, specially...

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[Click image to enlarge] What is next-gen, Cliff Bleszinski ponders in his developer's note, a preface to the Gears of War instruction manual. Well CliffyB, we think you are. This little personalized note sets a new precedent for the industry, where next-generation isn't just about hardware upgrade...

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Time, money and loads of artistry go into designing game manuals, which seem to go largely unread. Almost every game released these days teaches you how the controls work as you play, a sort of built-in manual without all the nifty artwork. Need to know how to activate that Jedi ability? Just stand ...

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PSP Vault has an impresive story detailing some of the potential hidden secrets of recently released firmware 2.80. Using their mad Japanese skillz, they took a look at Sony's PSP manuals for the firmware, which can be found here, here and here. The video standards have finally been revealed, and th...

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1UP has a feature called Instruction Destruction lamenting the loss of creative and thorough game manuals. Early PC games often used the manuals as part of their copy protection, forcing you to navigate the manual hunting down key words; some NES titles came with bundled maps, some 16-bit titles ca...

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