New Windows 8 Commercial Unveiled By Microsoft (video)

Microsoft has this week started rolling out new commercials for its Windows 8 operating system which will be launching towards the end of this month on October 26th 2012.

The first commercial to be rolled out by Microsoft has been set to the tune by the Eagles of Death Metal “Only Want You,” which you can view after the break.

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K’nex Pinball Machine Is An Awesome Feat of Construction (video)

If you have ever tried to create anything using K’nex you are sure to appreciate this awesome pinball machine created using the construction sets.

If you are not sure what K’nex is, its a construction toy system invented by Joel Glickman, that consists of interconnecting plastic rods and connectors that can be used to create weird and wonderful gadgets and contraptions. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the pinball K’nex project and see it in action.

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Amazon In Talks To Acquire Texas Instruments Mobile Chip Division

It has been revealed over the weekend that Amazon is currently engaged in “advanced negotiations” with Texas Instruments to seal a deal that could be worth billions of dollars, and allow Amazon to purchase the Texas Instruments Mobile Chip Division.

The news was originally reported by by Assaf Gilad from, but news of the deal hasn’t been confirmed either way by either Amazon or Texas Instruments.

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Felix Baumgartner’s Space Jump First Head Cam Video Revealed (video)

After successfully completing his 24 mile high space jump, the world has been eagerly anticipating the release of the first footage from Felix Baumgartner suit cameras.

Now a one and a half minute short video has been released showing Felix Baumgartner’s  Space Jump and what it was like to free fall 24 miles above the Earth’s surface. Enjoy the video after the break.

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New Raspberry Pi 512MB Mini PC With Double The Memory Launches

A new version of the awesome Raspberry Pi has been announced this week which now has the Raspberry Pi mini PC equipped with double the memory of the original, which first launched earlier this year.

The new more powerful Raspberry Pi with 512MB of RAM rather than 256MB, has been created to provide enhanced performance when running multimedia, high memory and mobile applications, and will provide support for a future version of Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) operating system.

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Felix Baumgartner’s 24 Mile Space Jump Generated Over 8 Million Concurrent YouTube Views

Over the weekend Felix Baumgartner successfully completed his Space jump from a massive 24 miles above the earth, following five years of preparation, and equipment testing.

Baumgartner’s space jump now holds world records for : Highest jump from a platform: 128,100 feet, Longest distance freefall: 119,846 feet and Maximum vertical velocity: 833.9 mph (Mach 1.24).

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Asus Vivo Tab RT Now Available To Pre-order

As well as putting up their new Windows 8 VivoBook S400, X202 Touchscreen Notebooks up for pre-order. Asus has also announced this week that their new Vivo Tab RT is now also up for pre-order for $600, and will be officially launching with Windows 8 on October 26th.

The Asus Vivo TAB RT is fitted with a 10 inch 1366 x 768 resolution IPS touchscreen display and is powered by a quad-core ARM-based processor and runs Windows RT operating system.

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Asus VivoBook S400, X202 Touchscreen Notebooks Now Available To Pre-Order

Computer manufacturer Asus has this week put a couple of its new Windows 8 touchscreen notebooks up for pre-order, which will then be available after Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system is officially launched on October 26th.

The two new Asus notebook computers to be put up for preorder are the 14.1 inch Asus VivoBook S400 and smaller 11 inch VivoBook X202.

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Netflix Windows 8 Application Now Available

Ahead of the fast approaching Microsoft Windows 8 launch happening later this month on October 26th, the new Netflix Windows 8 application is now available to download, ahead of the operating systems official launch.

Over the weekend Netflix announced that their Windows 8 application is now available to download from the Windows store for those early adopters who have already upgraded to a beta version of the Windows 8 operating system.

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Alcatel One Touch Evo 7 Android 4.0 Tablet Announced In Europe

After quietly introducing the One Touch T10 earlier this month, Alactel One Touch has now announced their new Evo 7 Android tablet, which will be supplied running Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) operating system.

The Alcatel Evo 7 is powered by an unspecified 1Ghz processor supported by 1GB of RAM, and has access to the Google Play store allowing you to install applications.

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Felix Baumgartner’s Space Jump Balloon Compared To The Statue Of Liberty

Unfortunately earlier in the week Felix Baumgartner had to delay his space jump from 120,000 feet, due to windy weather conditions. However hopefully if the weather allows, he will be re-attempting to jump this Sunday 14th at 8:30am EDT.

Taking him up to 120,000 feet height above the Earth is a special balloon called the Red Bull Stratos, which has been specially created to hold a colossal 30 million cubic foot (843,497 cubic meters) of helium gas.

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