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Top 10 Hardware Stories Of 2010

Partnerships and new technologies dominated the hardware landscape, as vendors battled for market share and dollars from customers slowly shedding budgetary shackles. Buyers -- from IT executives to home-office users and gamers -- had plenty of choices, ranging from the iPad and new competing wares, to the latest in IBM mainframes, and practically everything in between. Not surprisingly, several vendors have followed Apple's lead, quickly offering tablets designed to tap into the iPad's momentum
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Moviegoers saw 3D take over theaters -- and television-makers began making TV sets that offered the same capabilities for film-watchers to enjoy in the comfort of home. While some 3D TVs still require viewers to wear special glasses -- albeit, many now are made of higher-end plastic, not the once ubiquitous blue-and-red paper frames--the next generation of 3D screens do not need special lenses, a step some view as necessary in order for 3D to become widely adopted. Manufacturers such as Toshiba, Sharp, Panasonic, Nvidia, and Sony entered the market, with others widely expected to roll-out 3D offerings.

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Nvidia Unveils 3D Software For HDTV

Toshiba Switching On Glasses-Free 3D TVs

Sharp Intros 3D TVs With Integrated Blu-ray Recorder

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