NEC Demos Android Based Notebook Prototype

NEC in demoed a new notebook prototype in Japan which runs Google’s Android OS, although no details were given on which version of Android was being run on the notebook.

The prototype notebook is know as the NEC MGS and it features a 7 inch OLED touchscreen display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels, and also comes with HSUPA and WiFi connections.

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The Forza 4 Demolition Derby (video)

If you are looking forward to playing the highly anticipated new Forza 4 racing game which launches today, this new demo showing a little of the damage you can cause will whet your appetite a little more until you get your own copy.

The video shows what happens when you travel the wrong way around the circuit in a BMW F10 M5 and also provides a little insight in to the sound effects of crashes which are a lot more creative, that those included in GT5, who’s crash sound effects are a little weak to say the least.

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Mozilla Developing Gladius 3D Gaming Engine

Mozilla has unveiled its new Paladin project which has been started to push 3D gaming on the web and bring 3D gaming to your web browser. The Paladin project team is currently building a new 3D gaming engine called Gladius and a new game called RescueFox to test the games engine before release.

Mozilla explains their new Paladin project as sitting at the intersection of 3D gaming, JavaScript framework and library development, and the browser.


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BT Suffers Major Broadband Outage In The UK (Updated)

The UK’s largest provider of broadband here in the UK, British Telecom (BT) has suffered a major broadband outage throughout the UK, with thousands of users around the UK being unable to to connect to the Internet.

It would appear that the outage is widespread across the UK with reports coming in from major UK cities that both BT’s business broadband and home broadband is down.

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64GB iPhone 4S Appears On Vodafone Germany

We have already seen some leaked photos of the new iPhone 4S, as well as some detail of its existence found in the latest version of iTunes, now a major mobile carrier has listed the iPhone 4S on their website.

Vodafone Germany has listed the iPhone 4S on their website, and what is interesting is that along with 16GB and 32GB models of the iPhone 4S they have also listed a 64GB model of the iPhone 4S.

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LG Optimus Slider For Virgin Mobile Gets Official

It looks like Virgin Mobile in the US will have a couple of new Android smartphones, one of those is the new LG Optimus Slider which we heard about recently, and it comes with Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

The LG Optimus Slider features a full slide out QWERTY keyboard plus a 3.2 inch multi-touch touchscreen display, and a 3.2 megapixel camera, plus WiFi and Bluetooth, and a microSD card slot.

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Bolshoi Universe Simulation Is The Most Accurate Ever Created (video)

Researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz have used a NASA super computer to build the most accurate universe simulation ever created. The Bolshoi Universe Simulation is currently the most accurate cosmological simulation of the evolution of the large-scale structure of the universe and took four years to create and 6 million cpu hours to run on the Pleiades supercomputer.

Its been constructed to provide astronomers around the world with new guides for observing and describing the most distant galaxies that telescopes can see. Watch a video of the Bolshoi Universe Simulation after the jump.

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Toshiba Regza 55X3, Worlds First 4k2k Naked Eye 3D TV Unveiled

Toshiba has unveiled the worlds first 4k2k 3D TV that requires no glasses to view 3D and provides a massive 4 x Full HD resolution of 3,840 × 2,160 pixels. But unfortunately if you are viewing 3D movies or media the resolution can only reach 1280 x 720.

But dont be too disappointed as the Toshiba Regza 55X3 is also equipped with a 5,000:1 contrast ratio, LED backlight, a face-tracking function to enable high-quality 3D pictures for viewers, Regza Link, 5 x digital tuners, 10W× 2ch+10W speakers, 4 x HDMI ports, and 2 x USB ports.

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Google Nexus Prime Concept Design Looks Amazing

We know that the next Android smartphone from Google, will be the Google Nexus Prime, which is being made by Samsung for Google, and we have already heard some of the specifications on the Google Nexus Prime.

The Google Nexus Prime is rumored to feature a dual core TI OMAP 4460 processor, plus a 8 megapixel camera on the back and a 2 megapixel camera on the front for video chat, we don’t as yet have any official pictures of the Nexus Prime, but these concepts look amazing.

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Joby Micro Tripods Provide Extra Support For Compact Cameras

Joby have unveiled a two new additions to their tripod range this week with the launch of the new Joby Micro Tripods designed for camera up to 250g or 800g in weight.

The light weight tripods can be folded up underneath your camera and are small enough to stay in place without the need to be removed. Enabling them to always be ready for action, when you need a little extra support to capture that perfect shot. Rubber feet at the bottom of each leg also help to keep the tripods is position on practically any surface, say Joby.

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Dell Streak 7 Gets Android 3.2 Honeycomb In The UK

The Dell Streak 7 went on sale in the UK back in April, it came with Android 2.2 Froyo, but now it looks like UK users are getting updated to Android 3.2 Honeycomb.

A number of UK users have reported that they are receiving notifications from Dell to update their Dell Streak 7 to the latest version of Google’s Android OS, Android Honeycomb 3.2.

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Motorla Xoom 2 Appears In Verizon Inventory

We have already seen some leaked photos of two new Motorola Xoom tablets, which are rumored to be the new Motorola Xoom 2 tablet, and now evidence of the two devices has turned up in Verizon’s inventory.

The Motorola Xoom 2 tablet is expected to go on sale some time this month or next month, and is rumored to feature a dual core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM and a camera which is capable of recording HD video in 1080p, plus a 10.1 inch display.

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