Apple Expands Seagate Hard Drive Replacement Program For 2009-2011 iMacs

Over the weekend Apple announced that it would be expanding its iMac 1TB Seagate hard drive replacement programme, considerable increasing the number of iMac machines that are now eligible to swap out their existing hard drives.

The replacement program now includes iMacs sold between October 2009 and July 2011 that are equipped with 1TB Seagate hard drives, so if you haven’t already, now might be a good time to check yours.

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Nokia Lumia 822 For Verizon Poses For The Camera Again

Last week we saw some photos of Verizon’s version of the Nokia Lumia 822, the Nokia Lumia 822 ‘Atlas’, and now we have some more photos of the handset which is expected to land on Verizon this month.

The Nokia Lumia 822 will come with Windows Phone 8 and it features 4G LTE and is expected to feature a WVGA display and an 8 megapixel camera and will also features 16GB of built in storage and a microSD card slot.

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Droid RAZR M Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ROM Leaked

The Droid RAZR M launched in the US last month, the device comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, although Motorola have said they are working on an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the handset.

Now it would appear that the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the Droid RAZR M has been leaked, and the file is designated as ‘Blur Version 77.111.10.XT907.Verizon.en.US, the file is around 255MB in size.

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Acoustic Barcodes Are The Audio QR Codes Of The Future (video)

A new technology has been created called Acoustic Barcodes which consist of a pattern of physical notches on an object that when swiped with a finger nail, or the edge of the smartphone, created a complex sounds that can then be converted by a smartphone or similar device into a binary ID.

The Acoustic Barcodes work in a similar way to the popular QR codes, but use audio rather than just images. Check out the video after the jump to learn more about the new Acoustic Barcodes and way they could possibly work with smartphone devices and everyday objects.

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New iMac With Treardrop, Thinner Case Design Incoming?

The launch of a new Apple iMac has been rumoured for some time, as it has been a while since Apple has updated or launched any new iMac systems with radically different technology or designs.

Now information is indicating that Apple might be readying an imminent iMac update which will include a radically new case design for Apple’s iMac.

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Asus Padfone 2 And Padfone 2 Dock Photo Leaked

Asus will officially announce their new Padfone 2 tomorrow, we saw a video earlier today of the new handset in action, and now we have an actual photo of the device along with its new Padfone 2 dock.

The photos below were posted on Twitter by @evleaks, a source of a number of leaked smartphones over the last few months, and the device is rumored to come with a  4.7 inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, a 1.5GHz quad core Qualcomm processor and a 13 megapixel camera.

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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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Apple Licenses Swiss Railway Clock Design For iPad And iOS 6

When Apple released iOS 6, the clock up on the iPad had an update with a new design, when the new app was released, many people wondered why the design was so similar to that of the Swiss Railway Clock.

The original design was from the Swiss Federal Railways, who have no issued a press release and confirmed that Apple have reached an agreement with them to use their clock design on the iPad and iPhone in iOS 6.

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iPad Mini Battery Leaked (Rumor)

Apple is expected to unveil their new iPad Mini next week, we heard earlier today that the entry level iPad Mini may retail for as little as £200, and now it would appear that we may have a photo of the battery which will be used in the iPad Mini.

The guys over at MacRumors have received some photos of a new battery which is rumored to be for the iPad Mini, you can see the photo below, although there are no details on whether this is the real deal or not.

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