Nintendo announces Christmas Day arrival for Duck Hunt on Virtual Console

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Forget Destiny and Call of Duty. The best game you’ll fire up Christmas morning will be Duck Hunt.

Nintendo’s classic shooter will be available for download through Virtual Console on Wii U for $4.99 starting next Wednesday. Even though it won’t be compatible with the original NES Zapper (you’ll have to use the Wii remote), there’s no doubt it’ll still be crazy fun.duck-hunt-super-smash-bros

The Duck Hunt dog and one of the ducks (shown to the side) recently joined Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U. Just imagine if Nintendo goes all out and gives us a Duck Hunt Duo Amiibo?!

The original hit the shores of the US in October of 1985 before releasing nearly a year earlier in Japan. While receiving mediocre reception upon release, the game has since become a classic among gamers.
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Audio-Technica releases its new SonicPro line of high resolution in-ear headphones

ath_ckr7_1_sqAudio-Technica, well known for making high quality pro and consumer audio gear, has now launched its new CKR in-ear headphones. Dubbed the SonicPro line, the new headphones are for “high-resolution” sound and are tailored towards “discerning music lovers who appreciate innovation, detailed audio and intelligent design.”

Available in 5 different models, the higher end CKR9 and CKR10s are “the world’s first headphones to incorporate a Push-Pull Driver System to deliver extraordinary clarity and accuracy,” according to AT. While those two sets will certainly put a dent in your wallet, the entry level CKR7, 5i and 3i models come in at a much affordable price and are said to include the same focus on high res audio playback.

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Power Pen is the “world’s first pen with an integrated smartphone battery”

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While companies seem to be trying to stuff battery packs into just about anything these days, we spotted one recently that claims to be the “world’s first pen with an integrated smartphone battery.” The Power Pen brings together a traditional pen and a stylus, with a built-in battery to give your mobile devices a little extra juice…

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Toshiba’s newest wireless hard drive streams media directly to a Chromecast

toshiba-canvio-aerocastMore storage is always better. High-def videos and beautiful HQ pictures eat up precious space on your iPhone and iPad. Wireless Hard Drives and Lightning Flash Drives combat this by allowing you to backup and access weighty media files from your mobile devices. Toshiba’s new Canvio AeroCast Wireless Portable Hard Drive does both of those tasks and then some… Read more

The Omni Wheel takes your bike and gives it the electricity needed for those tough hills

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We’ve all been there on a bike, with our kids out for a ride or trying to get some extra miles in to burn off the winter weight. Suddenly you’re faced with a hill that is a little too steep, or you’ve simply pedaled a little further away from home than you should have. The Omni Wheel from Evelo is attempting to provide the answer to those bike conundrums by putting the power of electricity into most consumer bikes.

Really, who wouldn’t like a little help with those evening rides every once in a while? It’s just gonna cost you to get the wheels rolling…

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Marvel Contest of Champions free-to-play fighting game now available on iOS/Android

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Mobile developer Kabam is known for its licensed iOS/Android titles like The Hobbit and the Fast and the Furious 6. But now the company has set its sights on the Marvel universe.

Debuting yesterday as a free-to-play game for both Apple and Google’s platforms, Marvel Contest of Champions is described as the “ultimate” fighting game for mobile devices.

Head below for more details and some gameplay footage from the launch trailer…

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Relive your favorite classic video games with the pocket sized Pitendo NES emulator

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There are many ways to enjoy classic 8 and 16-bit games from the past, whether it be emulators or just dusting off the old SNES. There are also a number of newer dedicated consoles that can play old cartridges and run emulators, but none quite like Pitendo.

Combining the power and flexibility of a B+ Raspberry Pi inside a mini NES looking case, Pitendo offers much more than your average classic emulator console.

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Samsung releases an updated version of its best selling consumer SSDs

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Samsung has officially announced its next generation of solid state drives (SSD) with the 850 EVO series. This new iteration is geared specifically towards “general consumer use in devices such as notebook and gaming PCs”. Built around 3-bit 3D V-NAND technology, this 850 EVO has developed since the release of the 2-bit 850 PRO solid state drives in July.

Head below for pricing information and our recommendation for getting the best value for your money…

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Tommy Hilfiger’s new jacket can charge two iPhones at once, but you probably can’t pull its look off

Pvilion has teamed up with Tommy Hilfiger to create a clothing line that’ll help keep your USB devices charged, but most likely won’t score you any points with the ladies.

The backs of the jackets send sunlight energy though a hidden USB cable to charge a dual-USB portable battery pack. Once charged, you can use the battery to top off your smartphone, tablet, or any other USB-powered device. According to Pvilion, “…the high output solar cells can fully charge the battery pack which, in turn, can fully charge a standard 1500mAh mobile device up to four times.” That means the included power bank is right around 6000mAh.

There’s no way I would rock this jacket around town, but if I had an extra $600 to spare before a camping trip I may be slightly tempted to pick one up seeing as the solar panels are removable. On the other hand, I’d probably save 90% and buy a portable solar USB charger to toss over my shoulder if need be.

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