Lockitron Smartphone Door Lock Now Available To Pre-Order For $149 (video)

Apigy the creators of the smartphone controlled locking system called Lockitron, has this week announced they have now started taking orders for their new lock priced at $149.

Lockitron has been re-designed to easily fit over your existing locks, similar to that in the image below, and can then be controlled via your smartphone using the companion app. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the Lockitron project and see it in action.


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SteelSeries Free Bluetooth Mobile Controller And Flux Headset Launch

SteelSeries has today launched a couple of new products to their range in the form of the SteelSeries Free Controller and Flux Headset, which are now available to purchase for $80 and $100 respectively.

Starting with the SteelSeries Free Controller, this has been designed to provide more control for mobile gaming and is equipped with Bluetooth connectivity allowing you to use it with smartphone and tablet games.

SteelSeries Free Controller

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Google Patents Smartwatch With Flip Up Augmented Reality Display

Google Patents uncovered this week have revealed that Google has patented a smartwatch device with a pop-up transparent screen, which has may have been been imagined to provide similar features to that offered by Google’s Glass eyewear project.

The difference between Google’s smartwatch and others that have been featured on Kickstarter and the like, it that the screen of the Google watch once flipped up would be able to reveal extra information about the world around you.

Google Smartwatch patent

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AOC 27 Inch Borderless IPS Monitor Launches For $270

If you are in the market for a new monitor you might be interested in this new 27 inch display unveiled today by AOC, in the form of the AOC i2757fh which is now available for around $270 from Best Buy and other online stores.

AOC has created their new 27 inch AOC i2757fh monitor to incorporate a “Borderless” design, which has the smallest of bezels measuring just 2mm in thickness, providing a sleek finish to the display screen edges.

AOC i2757fh

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Adobe Lightroom 4.2 Released With Extra Camera Lens Support And More

Today Adobe has release a new update for its Adobe Lightroom software taking it to version 4.2 and adding a number of new tweaks and bugs fixes together with additional support for extra cameras, that capture RAW image format pictures.

The latest Adobe Lightroom 4.2 software release is supported by both Windows PC and Mac OS X and over 40 new lenses have been added to the Lens Profile Support within Lightroom 4.2.

Adobe Lightroom 4.2

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BBC Playlister Music Streaming Service And App Under Development?

It has been revealed this week that the BBC is currently in the process of developing a new music streaming service and companion applications that will provide users with a similar experience as provided by Spotify.

Exact details of the new BBC music streaming service are still being worked out at the moment, but it is hoped that when live the BBC Playlister app will be able to allow access to the BBC’s vast archive of music.

BBC Music Streaming

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First Jolla MeeGo Devices to Be Unveiled Next Month

Back in July of this year a team of former Nokia employees, created a new company called Jolla and announced that they would be carrying on development of the MeeGo operating system.

MeeGo was originally adopted by Nokia to use on their N9 range of  smartphones, but was then quickly dropped by Nokia, who opted to use Windows Phone instead on the smartphone devices.

Jolla MeeGo

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Halo 4 Mantis Trailer Released (video)

Microsoft has today released a new trailer for their upcoming Halo 4 game currently being developed by 343 Industries, which will be the eight instalment in the Halo series.

In the latest one and a half minute trailer we get to see the new mechanised Mantis in action, during a few multiplayer matches providing you with a glimpse of what the Mantis will offer players in Halo 4.

Halo 4 Mantis

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Archos Arnova GBook Android 4.0 eReader Announced

French tablet maker Archos has unveiled a new product this week in the form of the Archos Arnova GBook, which has been designed to provide users with an eReader styled Android tablet.

The Archos Arnova GBook runs Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) operating system, and is fitted with a 7 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 800 x 400 pixels.

Archos Arnova GBook

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Valve Starts Selling Non-Gaming Titles Via Steam

A little later than originally  expected, Valve has today started selling non-gaming titles from via its Steam network and store. Although currently there are only a very small selection of titles available for Windows PCs.

Valve first announced they would start selling non-gaming titles on their Steam network back in August, and now have implemented their plans, with a selection of graphics and photo editing software packages available to purchase, diversifying the game only selection which has stood since Steam launched.

Valve Steam

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NEC Medias Tab UL Android 4.0 Tablet Unveiled (video)

This week NEC has unveiled a new addition to their Android tablet line-up with the launch of the new NEC Medias Tab UL tablet, which sports a  7 inch screen, with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels.

The NEC Medias Tab UL Android tablet is powered by a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual core processor,and is supplied running Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) operating system.

NEC Medias Tab UL

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PlayStation 3 Super Slim Teardown

The iFxit team of engineers has been busy once again with their screwdriver set and has this week dismantled the new Sony Super Slim PlayStation 3 gaming console.

Revealing the PlayStation 3 Super Slim’s inner workings for all to see and awarding it a respectable 7 out of 10 score for repairability, with 10 being the easiest to repair.

PlayStation 3 Super Slim Teardown

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