By Kevin Kelly

You probably know JAKKS from their line of plug and play video games, like the old-school joystick you can plug in to have Ms. Pac-Man magically appear on your screen for some retro-arcade, zombie-blasting action. "AMC is excited to work with JAKKS Pacific to provide an innovative way for our fans to enjoy more of 'The Walking Dead,'" said Marci Wiseman, AMC's Senior Vice President of Business Affairs.

The Walking Dead Deluxe TV Game from JAKKS brings to life the show's action with a realistic 'pump and shoot' shotgun controller, multiple levels of Zombie adventures, and a variety of game modes. As with all of JAKKS' TV Games titles, the controller simply plugs into the A/V jacks of any standard TV and contains multiple games in each controller, and no additional consoles or software are needed. While not yet rated, the game is submitted for an ESRB T for Teen video game rating.

The game will feature multiple modes and will retail for $39.99, and features animated models of characters from the TV show. No word if they'll include Merle Dixon for some redneck zombie action, although they could include him in the JAKKS Big Buck Hunter Pro game for authenticity.

For more "AMC is excited to work with JAKKS Pacific to provide an innovative way for our fans to enjoy more of 'The Walking Dead,'" said Marci Wiseman, AMC's Senior Vice President of Business Affairs." target="_blank">CES 2012 pump-action coverage, keep reading MTV Geek!

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When the AR.Drone was first introduced we really didn't think flying the smartphone controlled UAV could get any easier, but with the help of new sensors and the "Absolute Control" flight mode Parrot proved us wrong during our hands-on at CES 2012. In the video below you can see Parrot's AR.Drone 2.0 in action as well as some footage taken with the AR.Drone 2.0's on-board HD camera. Read More...

Polaroid's SC1630 Android-Powered Camera

Polaroid's SC1630 Android-Powered Camera

By Kevin Kelly

Polaroid wants to take mobile phone camera to the next step in a big way. According to Polaroid, having a camera on your mobile phone is nice, but most people "don't consider it to be a true optical device." Although mobile cameras get better every year, they're right. You still can't get the visual clarity that you can with a true optical camera with a lens, bells, and whistles that you can out of a mobile phone.

So how did they make the jump? By bolting an entire camera onto an Android-powered phone. The Polaroid SC1630 is a 16 megapixel camera with 3x optical zoom, a touchscreen display, built-in wifi and weighing only five ounces. According to their press release, "Merging the optics of a digital still and video camera with the limitless power of the Android platform, the Polaroid SC1630 Smart Camera evolves the process of clicking, editing, uploading and tagging to an instant experience on one device."

Here are some specs for the new device (Phonamera, Camphone?) which will be available in 2012 at a price still TBD.

  • Capture Like the Pros: Life’s quickest moments are no longer at risk to becoming blurry images from a basic camera phone. Built on a 16 megapixel CCD senor, the Polaroid SC1630 Smart Camera treats images to a 3X optical zoom – a feature not found in most mobile phones. Choose from 18 scene modes and then click and view crystal clear images – captured at 36mm or full 108mm magnification – on the Polaroid SC1630 Smart Camera’s 3.2’’ widescreen display.
  • Enhance Your Moments With Smart Features: The Polaroid SC1630 Smart Camera powered by Android takes the work out of being behind the lens with automatic face and smile detection. Also, gone are the days when digital images that never connected with a USB cord went unorganized and forgotten. The Smart Album feature of the Polaroid SC1630 Smart Camera automatically organizes photos by date, location and people. Plus, geo-tagging features can add longitude and latitude coordinates to photos.
  • Edit, Share and Save: Now there is no reason to leave the party – everything needed to edit, save and upload can be done anywhere right on the Polaroid SC1630 Smart Camera. On-board editing features include cropping, red-eye removal, resizing and color correction. Backed by the power of Android, the Polaroid SC1630 Smart Camera uploads images to social networks with the touch of one button and can hold up to 32GB of memory via a microSD card.
  • Instantly Connect to the World: The Polaroid SC1630 Smart Camera’s Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and optional cellular data connections empower digital images to be shared from anywhere in a snap.
  • Get Productive: Need to check-in on where friends are gathering, get directions or make the next move in your favorite game? Backed by the power of Android, the Polaroid SC1630 Smart Camera supports Google’s Android Market, making it truly like no other camera available today. Now you can snap, share and link up with more than 400,000 apps.

For more details about gadgets welded onto other gadget, keep reading MTV Geek's CES 2012 coverage!

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While their jump into the PC fray fray is probably the biggest news coming from Vizio at this year's CES, the company also has a bunch of new television options heading our way. Everything from Google TV-equipped sets to new Cinema Wide 21:9 HDTVs are on display at the Vizio showcase and we couldn't wait to check them out. Head past the break for all the details and some video interviews. Read More...

Justin Bieber and the TOSY mRobo

Justin Bieber and the TOSY mRobo

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Justin Bieber might have the moves and the music, but he's not above turning to robotic friends for assistance. At CES 2012, TOSY Robotics showed off the prototype for their MRobo Ultra Bass robot along with the Biebs, much to the delight of the audience. The mRobo looks like a torso-shaped speaker when it's not in motion, and then suddenly comes to life by sprouting limbs and a head, and can gyrate and strut to the beat. His abdomen is a giant speaker that pumps out the music, he sports shades, and brings the funk.

TOSY, based out of Vietnam, was also showing off the DiscoRobo who you can watch below, and the SketRobot which can draw thousands of different images through facial recognition technology. They're also working on a Topio 3.0 "humanoid robot capable of playing ping-pong," and plenty of other robotic innovations.

Just wait until these things become self-aware and threatens to destroy the entire human race through ping-pong warfare. From their own press release, they make "Gigantic robots, Service robots, Industrial robots and High-tech toys. TOSY Robotics aspires to become the world’s leading manufacturer in robotics technology with its original design - TOPIO robots - living side by side with human everywhere." Read More...

By Kevin Kelly

If you are caught full-on in the grip of social media, then you know that one of the biggest problems is sorting through all of the chaff. You might have to wade through 50 kitten photos before you give up just before you could have stumbled across a recommendation about a cool bar that just opened right by your apartment. Or maybe Seth Green is in the toy shop a block from where you're sitting, talking about his massive collection of M.A.S.K. toys.

That's where Roamz, a location-aware app from Australia, wants to step in and help out. The problem with Facebook, Twitter, and other services is that it can be difficult to find happenings or places that are local to you, and also contain things you might be interested in. Roamz begins figuring out what you like, based on your profiles, and learns as it goes, recommending nearby things that it thinks you might be interested in. Currently, it links with Twitter, Facebook, and Foursquare, pulling in content from those services based on your location.

Seeing as how CES is packed with social media savvy techies, I'm able to get updates like this one on In-N-Out Burger from Foursquare: "Even though this is f*cking Las Vegas, these guys close at 1 or 1:30AM." So, I know where not to go if I'm in the mood for a late-night burger fix.

You can download Roamz for free right now and give it a whirl on iOS devices, with plans for expansion coming soon.

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The House of Marley has been jammin' in full force at CES 2012, revealing new bag-style iPhone/iPod docks and Bluetooth speakers. Just like House of Marley's current offerings, the new products stand apart from the crowd by coming together with eco-friendly materials and stylish designs. Another positive note is the fact that 5% of all profits go directly to 1Love.org, which provides funding to charities and causes focused on youth, planet and peace. Read More...

Its no secret that there's a lot of potential for hydrogen fuel cells as an alternative energy source, but using them to charge up your iPhone? That's just crazy talk, right? I used to think so, but after stumbling upon the PowerTrekk booth at CES 2012 I happily stand corrected.

The PowerTrekk system is primarily meant for emergency situations and folks who love spending time in the great outdoors, away from civilization and electricity. I'm not going to get too deep into the specifics here, but I'll do my best to give you quick breakdown of how it works. Read More...

Street Over-Ear Headphones by 50

Street Over-Ear Headphones by 50

By Kevin Kelly

We're approaching a parity in the world of celebrities and audio products, where each and every one of them will have their own headphone line. Just at CES alone we've had new headphones and earbuds from Snooki, Ludcacris, and now 50 Cent is joining the fray with his Sync by 50 wireless headphone and Street by 50 wired headphone offerings from SMS Audio.

The Sync by 50 retail for $399.95, and the Street by 50 are priced at $299.95 and in a recent partnership with Feeding America, all of the online U.S. sales through the website will provide 250 meals to American families in need. That's a nice gesture from 50 for these pricy headphones, and we hope the other celebs in this space follow his lead.

Check out our full video interview with 50 Cent below -- and for more celebrity headphone coverage and looks at new gadgetry, stay tuned to MTV Geek's CES 2012 extravaganza!


CES 2012: 50 Cent Talks SMS Headphones

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Soul Electronics and Grammy award-winning recording artist Chris “Ludacris” Bridges were at CES 2012 this year showcasing new designs for the Soul by Ludacris premium headphone line. Among the new designs are the SL300CG chrome gold and SL150CS chrome silver Limited Edition models.

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Bond 50 - The Complete Blu-ray Collection

Bond 50 - The Complete Blu-ray Collection

By Kevin Kelly

The massive Panasonic booth at CES played host to three iconic James Bond directors: John Glen, Michael Apted, and Martin Campbell. Between the three of them they have directed eight of the James Bond movies: For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, A View To A Kill, The Living Daylights, Licence To Kill, GoldenEye, The World Is Not Enough, and Casino Royale. That's an impressive amount of Bond, especially for John Glen who directed the first five on that list.

They were assembled to celebrate the 50th anniversary of James Bond and to announce the massive Bond 50 Blu-ray set from Fox Home Entertainment that houses the entire range of 22 James Bond films, from Dr. No to Quantum of Solace. Selected scenes were screened from each of their different takes on Bond, and it was very impressive to see how sharp and amazing they all looked, including even John Glen's For Your Eyes Only which is over 30 years old and stood up nicely next to Casino Royale.

While details were scant on what extras will be included, this marks the first time that the entire collection has made it to Blu-ray, and with the 23rd James Bond film Skyfall appearing this year, it's a good time to go Blu with Bond.

BOND 50 showcases fifty years of Bond neatly packaged into one cool, sleek collectable box-set featuring all six iconic James Bond actors. Produced using the highest possible picture quality and audio presentation, the collection includes all 22 James Bond feature films from Dr. No to Quantum of Solace and more than 130 hours of bonus features including some new and exclusive content.

“With all 22 feature films available on Blu-ray in one collection for the first time this is a great way for fans to catch up on 007’s epic journey before Skyfall hits theaters next Fall,” said Michael Brown, Senior Vice President, MGM Home Entertainment. “Now viewers can enjoy the intense action of the innovative franchise in the most immersive home experience possible.”

James Bond Bu-ray Trailer

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Jersey Shore's Snooki, Nicole Polizzi, made a splash at the Consumer Electronics Expo in Las Vegas yesterday, displaying shiny and bling-studded designs for her new line of headphones for iHip:

"Obviously I like to be tacky and I like to be gaudy," Polizzi told MTV Geek, showing off an animal-print pair of headphones. Read More...

The M-Edge Recon Jacket

The M-Edge Recon Jacket

By Kevin Kelly

At one of my first booth visits at CES, someone handed me an iPad 2 with a bright green bumper around it. "Here, drop this on the ground." I explained that there was indeed an iPad inside of it, and that it was turned on and working fine. "That's right. Just throw that thing onto the ground." So, I complied while crying just a little bit on the inside.

Much to my surprise, it bounced back up off of the ground nearly to the height at which I'd dropped it, caromed around a bit, and came to rest perfectly unharmed. If only I'd had one of these for my last iPhone, it would have saved me a cracked screen.
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The Las Vegas Convention Center floor isn't the only place to discover new, interesting technologies during CES. This year at the ShowStoppers event we stumbled across Feedair, a new ticker-style device that delivers your Twitter or Facebook feed to a classic LED display. Read More...

Streaming media players like Boxee and Roku suffer from one major flaw - the local programming and live events we want to watch simply aren't available through them. Thankfully, Boxee has introduced a live TV dongle that simply plugs into the back of the box and offers up live broadcast TV.

Here at CES 2012 we were invited to check out Boxee Live TV and although it's the same broadcast TV anyone can get for free with the trusty ol' rabbit ears at home, Boxee's approach seems like it could make things a whole lot more entertaining. Read More...

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