Thunderbolt Connectivity Heading To iOS Devices?

Three new Apple patents submitted to the United States Patent and Trademark Office today, have indicated that Apple may be looking to add Thunderbolt ports to its iOS devices in the future.

The addition of Thunderbolt ports to Apple iOS devices, will provide users which hugely improved syncing speeds when compared to the included USB 2.0 connection thats currently available on Apple mobile devices.

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Latest Beta Chrome Browser Pre-Loads Pages Before You Even Finish Typing

Google have announced new features they have added to their beta Chrome browser version, that will now automatically pre-load website before you have even pressed the enter button on your keyboard. The new features have beed added to take Chrome’s instant and predictive features to the next level.

The Instant Pages feature within Chrome which has been created to pre-loads Web pages in the background, has now been expanded to the omnibox, Chrome’s combination address and search bar.

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Samsung Galaxy Nexus Headed To Sprint?

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus recently went on sale in the US with Verizon, and now it would appear that Google’s flagship Android smartphone may also be headed to US mobile carrier Sprint.

The guys over at Engadget spotted an online advert for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus on Sprint, and it would appear that it will come with the same 4.65 inch HD super AMOLED display as the existing models but it will feature a new dual core 1.5GHz processor as opposed to a dual core 1.2GHz processor on the existing model.

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New Robot Design Inspired By Leaping Lizards (video)

Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, have created a new style of robot that has been inspired by leaping lizards. The teams research indicated that modern-day leaping lizards use their tails to control the orientation of their bodies when leaping through the air, and sparked the new design. The video after the break illustrates how both the lizards and the robot were able to control their body orientation using their tails.

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LG Spectrum HD Android Smartphone Hits Verizon January 19th

We have already seen some leaked photos of the new LG Spectrum as well as some specifications, and now according to the guys from Droid Life, the device will launch on Verizon Wireless on the 19th of January.

The LG Spectrum features a 4.5 inch True HD IPS touchscreen display with Gorilla Glass, it is powered by a dual core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S3 processor, and also features 1GB of RAM.

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iLuv Mo’Beats Bluetooth Wireless Speaker Stand Revealed

iLuv has this week taken the wraps off its new Mo’Beats wireless Bluetooth speaker stand, which has been designed to accommodate Bluetooth equipped tablets of any size.

The new iLuv speaker stand features a new cradle design, which has been designed to accept a wide range of devices from tablets to smartphones, and is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery.

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Nikon D4 DSLR Gets Official

Nikon has unveiled its latest DSLR, the Nikon D4, and it comes with a 16.2 megapixel full format CMOS sensor and it features an ISO up to 204,800, plus a 91k pixel 3D color matrix meter and a 51 point auto-focus tracking system.

The Nikon D4 features a 3.2 inch LCD, plus a built in Ethernet port, plus two AF buttons for shooting in portrait mode, and all of the buttons on the D4 are backlit.

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Pioneer BDR-XD04 Is World’s Smallest External Blu-ray Burner

This week Pioneer has announced they have created the world’s smallest external Blu-ray burner in the form of the Pioneer BDR-XD04. The super slim and lightweight Blu-ray burner weighs just 8.5oz and measures just 0.55 inches thick. The Pioneer BDR-XD04 sports a 6x write speed and is fitted with a slower USB 2.0 connection rather than a preferred and quicker USB 3.0 connection.

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First Beta Raspberry Pi Computers Raising Money For Charity On Ebay

Even though the Raspberry Pi computers will sell for just $25-$35 when launched. The beta models of the computers are already generating thousands for charity in an eBay auction.

Currently the beta Raspberry Pi computer serial number #10 is sitting at a generous £2,100 on eBay, with still two days of bidding left to go. The boards come from a numbered, very limited edition of only ten units, and are the first to ever be built.

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