Tech Week: Apple patent iPad replacement and Kinect Porn

Yet another busy week in tech has past us by, here are our highlight from the past seven days, enjoy.

News of the Week
It looks like the Apple could have a lot of work ahead of it as new patents emerge hinting towards exciting upcoming devices from the Cupertino company. The first patent to appear this week saw Apple targeting the 3D market as it unveiled its technology for glasses-free 3D displays in the home. This was followed a day later by the revelation of an upcoming tablet/laptop hybrid device that will feature a full keyboard with a sliding, transformable screen. Whilst these devices are still just in patent form Apple looks set to launch iOS 4.3 next week following a number of leaks.

Elsewhere on the Apple front, the iPad and expected iPad 2 have been stealing headlines as it emerged Apple has penned a suppliers contract to bring dual cameras to the next gen tablet. This news followed the revelation that the iPad 2 and RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook are to launch just days apart. For those looking to pick up an iPad ahead of Christmas, Three Mobile has announced it will offer subsidised iPads under £200 with other companies offering the leading tablet completely free.

Angry Birds is the biggest app ever released and it just got bigger as it is given a Christmas themed makeover and Angry Bird Seasons launches free on Android devices. iOS filled units received Angry Birds Seasons the following day, however, with a pricetag as news filtered through that the bird flinging app has topped 7 million Android downloads to date.

Microsoft has had an up and down week with the launch of Xbox Live Rewards marred by newsKinect has been hacked for the porn industry and the exciting news of a large Windows Phone 7 update bringing multitasking in the New Year being knocked by reports of staggeringly low Phone 7 sales to date. Chin up Microsoft, we at T3 think Phone 7 is a winner.

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App of the Week | Must.Eat.Birds
Must.Eat.Birds is not an Angry Birds rip-off, but a decent game in its own right where you control a Nomster
T3 App Chart | Top 10 Android AppsGoogle Translate Review
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Features of the Week
It is December which means it is now acceptable to get into the Christmas spirit and celebrate the festive season. To help you on your way and show that good things really do come in small packages we have the T3 best stocking fillers feature with 50 of the best stocking stuffable gifts under £50.

England may have missed out on hosting the 2018 World Cup but that doesn’t mean we aren’t still going to get overly excited and watch every kick the England team make. In fact, we are so excited we have already started looking ahead to the future of football viewing.

Whilst it might be a tad hopeful to expect a new car to be parking itself under your Christmas tree this month, we can all dream. Attempting to bring our dreams a little closer, we have come up with our top December motors all in one handy place.

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T3 Podcast - The web's biggest audio gadget show
The T3 tech team discuss the weeks top news and their gadget of the week, the Aston Martin One-77
T3 Podcast episode 159
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Reviews of the Week
 Google TV looks set to hit the UK in April but while we are stuck waiting, T3’s man in the States has been getting to now the first Google TV box on the market, the Logitech ReVue. Read on to see how the new Google service fairs against Apple’s internet TV offering.

BlackBerry handsets were long the business phone of choice, in recent months, however, trends have been drifting the way of Apple’s iPhone. Now RIM are back with the BlackBerry Bold 9780, check out the T3 review to see if the Canadian company is back on top.

Toshiba’s first entrant into the home 3DTV market has arrived and so the T3 reviews have been putting the Toshiba 55WL768 through its paces to see if the super slim and stylish box looks as impressive when switched on.

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T3 Game of the Week | The Sims 3

Everyone's heard of The Sims, but The Sims 3 is the first to launch on the PS3, xBox 360 and Nintendo Wii
The Sims 3 review | Win T3's Game of the Week | Buy The Sims 3 at ShopTo.Net
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Other stories from the week's News@8pm:
Monday 29th November: News@8pm: Angry Birds Christmas and iPad price drop
Tuesday 30th November: News@8pm: iPad 2 release date and Sony target Kinect
Wednesday 1st December: News@8pm: Virgin Media TiVo revealed and iPad 2 cameras
Thursday 2nd December: News@8pm: Apple 3D and Google TV UK launch
Friday 3rd December: News@8pm: Apple patent tablet Hybrid and Sony PS2 TV

Coming next week: Sony PSP Phone announcement | iOS 4.3 incoming? | Google Chrome laptop launch?

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Competitions of the Week | Win a Toshiba A665 3D-ready laptop
Win a Toshiba 3D-ready laptop simply by sharing your ideas of future computing via Facebook and Twitter
Plus:Win a Panasonic 3D TV worth £2,000 | Win a PS3 and 25 top games | Win an Xbox with Kinect
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