Atmel maXStylus Allows Simultaneous Touch and Stylus Operation (video)

A new stylus has been unveiled this week by Atmel called the maXStylus which has been designed to revolutionise the way we use tablet stylus devices with touch.The maXStylus, has been created to enable users to easily perform touch gestures with one hand, while using the stylus to writing and draw in the other.

The maXStylus stylus accomplishes this by using a multiSense functionality via a single indium tin oxide (ITO) sensor. Allowing one sensor to detect both touch and stylus operation, where normally two sensors would have been required. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.

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LG Optimus 3D Android 2.3 Gingerbread Update Coming 21st November

We heard recently that LG would be releasing the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the LG Optimus 3D, and now LG has confirmed that the update will start rolling out from the 21st of November.

It looks like users in Europe will start getting the update from the 21st of November, and it will be rolled out to other countries from that date until the end of the year, although as yet there are no specific roll out dates per country.

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Assassin’s Creed’s Story, Mini Re-Cap Trailer (video)

If you are thinking of purchasing the new Assassin’s Creed Revelations game but may have forgotten the main story so far. A new trailer has been put together which which provide you with a mini-recap and brings you back up to date in just 2 minutes.

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations game has been released today for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. View the mini-recap trailer after the break.

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Sony Ericsson Confirms Ice Cream Sandwich Update Headed To 2011 Smartphones

We have heard in the past from Sony Ericsson that the company would be releasing the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to certain devices in their Xperia range, and now Sony Ericsson has provided more details on which device will receive the update.

It would appear that the devices that will get the Android 4.0 update include the Xperia Arc, Xperia Arc S, Xperia Play, Xperia Neo and Neo V, Xperia Mini and Mini Pro, Xperia pro, Xperia Active and Xperia Ray, plus the Sony Ericsson Live Walkman.

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Spar Zephyr Bluetooth Speaker Unveiled (video)

Spar has this week unveiled their new Zephyr Bluetooth Speaker which has been designed to be used with Bluetooth smartphones such as the iPhone and allows you to listen to media from your phone. Or use it as a speaker phone if required, it will even allow you to recharge your smartphone from the speakers battery, using it integrated USB connection.

The Spar Zephyr bluetooth speaker comes in three models the 300, 500 and 550. The 500 is equipped with a battery that will provide you with 12-hours of use, and the metal 550 battery is capable of providing you with 28 hours. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.

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Samsung Galaxy Note Headed To O2 UK

The Samsung Galaxy Note went on sale here in the UK, the device is available SIM free from a number of retailers and now it is headed to UK mobile carrier O2, although there are no details as yet on how much O2 will charge for the device.

The Samsung Galaxy Note is described as a device which is a cross between a smartphone and a tablet, and it features a massive 5.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels.

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Minecraft Finally Finished, Goes Gold This Friday

Well its finally happened, Minecraft is now finally finished and will be going to a Gold release version at the end of the week. Minecraft’s creator Markus “Notch” PerssonTweeted the confirmation that the game was now ready for a Gold release simply saying :  “So, yes, Minecraft has gone gold. :D”.

Minecraft has been available to play online since May 17 2009 in a development stage and transformed into a beta version on December 20, 2010 and will now go Gold on Friday.


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Stolen Razer Blade Gaming Laptop Prototypes Will Not Effect Launch Date Say Razer

Razer has revealed earlier this month that two of its Razer Blade gaming laptop prototypes were stolen from its premises on November 5th. The Razer Blade is a new gaming laptop Razer is currently developing and is marketed as the “world’s first true gaming laptop”.

The stolen prototypes weren’t fully functional and one was undergoing a weekend-long thermal test, but Razer say the theft shouldn’t have any effect on the planned launched date of the Razer Blade laptop.

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65 Inch Android Honeycomb Tablet (Video)

We have already seen a 23 inch Android tablet, and now we have an even larger one, the 65 inch Android Honeycomb tablet which was created by Turkish company Ardic Technology.

As you can see from the video below, an Android Honeycomb tablet is running through a 65 inch Full HD TV with a 1920 x 1080 resolution, where as standard honeycomb tablets run at a 1280 x 800 resolution.

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Tesla Coil Musical Hat Created By MIT Student (video)

For this years Halloween MIT student Tyler Christensen thought he would make something a little different to wear and opted for a Tesla Coil Musical Hat.

The creation is powered by a 28V A123 battery pack and all the electronics are included in the hat along either side. Watch the video after the jump to see the Tesla Coil Musical Hat in action.

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Adobe Touch Apps Land On Android

Adobe announced its new range of Touch Apps which are designed for tablets last month, the Touch Apps are designed for Apple’s iOS devices and Google Android devices, and the first apps are now available for Android tablets running Android 3.1 and above.

There are a total of six Adobe Touch applications available on Google’s Android Market, which include Photoshop Touch, Adobe Collage, Adobe Debut, Adobe Ideas, Adobe Kuler and Adobe Proto.

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