Windows Metro Style Android User Interface (video)

Galaxy Tab 10.1 or Asus Transformer owners who would like to bring a little more of a Windows feel to their Android tablet-top. Might be interested in this new user interface that has been created for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Asus Transformer tablets.

The Metro Android theme brings the look and feel of Microsoft’s Metro user interface theme to the tablet. The new Metro Android theme has been created by XDA Developers user BroBot175 and can be viewed in action after the jump.

Metro Android Theme

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Gmail iOS App Now Allows Alternate Addresses

Google has rolled out a new feature for its iOS Gmail application this week which has added the ability to view email from alternate addresses. The latest addition has been released for both the iPad and iPhone versions of the Gmail iOS application, and has been added with the need for users to make an update to the app.

Gmail iOS App

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Awesome LEGO Dark Knight Rises Trailer (video)

The Dark Knight Rises is the new sequel in the Batman story, which is directed Christopher Nolan, who co-wrote the screenplay with his brother Jonathan Nolan and the story with David S. Goyer. Now ParanickFilmz have re-created the trailer in Lego, featuring all the scenes from the original trailer. Check it out after the jump, with the original below it.

Lego Dark Knight Trailer

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Age Of Empires Online Arrives As Free-To-Play On Steam

If you are a fan of Age Of Empires the classic build and battle game, you might be pleased to know that the Age of Empires Online version of the game is now available via Steam.

The history-based real-time strategy computer game was originally launched online back in August 2011 and brings with it gam play from the series of seven computer games launched since 1997.

Age of Empires Online

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Open Source Star Trek Tricorder Created By Dr. Peter Jansen (video)

Dr. Peter Jansen has created his very own working tricorder which was first featured in Star Trek as a stage prop and spawned the Tricorder X Prize. Which offers a massive $10 million to anyone would can create a fully functional tricorder device.

Jansen’s tricorder is still a little way from winning the prize at the moment. But its still a fantastic device, of which Jansen has now made available all the instructions and open sourced the software.

Peter Jansen Tricorder

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Google Chrome Version 18 Brings Improved Graphics

Google has this week released a stable version of its Chrome Browser version 18, which brings with it a number of new features. Including improvements to both Canvas2D’s speed and WebGL’s reach.

GPU-accelerated Canvas2D has been enabled in the Beta channel from sometime. But now Google has now enabled GPU-accelerated Canvas2D to run on capable Windows and Mac computers, with the aim to make web based applications such as games perform even better than a pure software implementation.

Google Chrome

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Bump Pay iOS App Transfers PayPal Money By Bumping Smartphones

Bump has today unveiled its new application Bump Pay, which has been designed to allow users to pay users by simply bumping their smartphones together.

The feature using the Bump API was originally rolled out in PayPal application, but was then removed by PayPal on March 15th. Now Bump has rolled out their own version of the system using PayPal and the payment gateway.


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Samsung Adds Extra Blink Security To Android Face Unlock Feature

Samsung has this week increased the security of its Android Face Unlock feature. That keep unwanted guests from accessing your smartphone and data using a photograph.

In the past it has been possible for the Face lock feature to be duped into providing access using just a photograph. Google has always acknowledged though that the Face Unlock feature was more of a gimmick rather than a serious biometric security feature.

Android Face Unlock

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Razer Left-handed Naga Mouse For 10,000 Likes

Left-handed southpaw gamers who would like to own a Razer Naga Gaming mouse, will have the chance to purchase one if a new promotion by Razer gets enough “Likes” on their Facebook page.

If before April 21st the a new Facebook page created by Razer clocks up over 10,000 likes the company says it will cart production of a new Naga gaming mouse designed specifically for southpaw gamers who like to hold their mouse in their left-handed.

Razer Lefthanded Naga Mouse

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New PlayStation 4 Codenamed Orbis, May Include Anti Pre-Owned Game Feature?

Its been reported this week that the new PlayStation 4 gaming console which is currently under development by Sony is codenamed Orbis, and may come with an anti-pre-owned system installed once it’s officially launched during late 2013, ready for the holiday season.

Sources close to the development of the new PlayStation 4 have contacted the Kotaku gaming website to reveal a few details, including the codename and expected launch date.


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