Awesome Thunderpants Headphones Created By Modifying Fostex T50RPs (video)

If you haven’t already heard about Thunderpants headphones, they are a pair of custom built headphones created using a pair of Fostex T50RPs headphones as a base. The Thunderpants headphones currently has the audio community in a frenzy to get a hold of a pair as their sound quality after the modification is awesome and “measure with some of the finest in the world.” according to Jude over at the Head-Fi website.

You can make the modification yourself using a kit but audio community member named Smeggy who originally created the headphones has been transforming the $75 Fostex T50RPs into $550 Thunderpants headphones for sometime. You can watch a video after the jump with Jude giving you a run through of these awesome headphones.

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Amazon Kindle Touch And Touch 3G Announced

Amazon has announced their latest Kindle device, the Amazon Kindle Touch, and as the name suggests there are no physical buttons on the Amazon Kindle Touch like the existing models.

The Amazon Kindle Touch comes with a new feature called X-Ray, and what this does is show you information about the book you are reading from external sources like Wikipedia.

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iFixit Dismantles Apple’s Thunderbolt Display

The iFixit team has been busy once again with their screwdrivers and have this time dismantled Apple’s new 27″ inch Thunderbolt display exposing its technology to the world.

For a recap the new Apple Thunderbolt Display is equipped with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 with 16:9 Widescreen Aspect Ratio and is equipped with a FaceTime HD Camera with Microphone and 49 Watt 2.1 Speaker System. The main thing that has surprised iFixit and us is the sheer amount of technology that is packed into the Apple Display and the number of chips included. iFixit uses the technical term “oodles of chips”.

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Facebook Stores 100′s Of Pages Of Personal Data For Each User

We all know that Facebook is holding personal data about us, but the sheer amount of data they keep on each user is staggering. In just one example unveiled by Facebook about a user that joined back in 2007. Facebook now has over 880 pages of personal data about the user stored on its servers. Detailing every poke the user has made and received together with masses of other personal data.

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Samsung Will Pay Microsoft Patent Fees For Every Android Device It Sells

It looks like Microsoft has signed another patent deal with a major Android smartphone maker, we previously heard that Microsoft and HTC had agreed a deal where HTC would pay Microsoft a license fee for every Android device it sells.

Now it is the turn of Samsung, who have agreed to pay Microsoft a license fee on every Android device they sell, and considering that the company recently announced that they had sold over 10 million Galaxy S II smartphones worldwide, this should be a fair amount of cash for Microsoft.

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Steampunk Nerf Gun Created From Antique Wooden Chair

An innovative modder Faustus70 has used an old antique wooden chair to create a working Steampunk Nerf gun which can hold up to 10 Nerf whister darts. Its powered by 3 x AA batteries and is even fitted with a scope that provides a 3 x magnification making sure you never miss your target.

It was created by modifying a NERF N-Strike Barricade and adapting wood salvaged from an antique wooden chair, all held together with hand-cut aluminium strips and riveted in place.

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iLuv iMM737 Workstation Dock Transforms Your Tablet In To A Desktop PC

We featured the iLuv ArtStation Pro tablet docking station back in July and following on from that device, this week iLuv has unveiled a new flagship tablet dock which is definitely worth a look if you would prefer to use your iPad in a similar way to a desktop PC.

The new iLuv iMM737 iPad Workstation Dock is equipped with a sophisticated audio system for entertainment  and features a wired keyboard with dedicated keys specifically designed for Apple’s iPad functions.

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Motorola’s New Android Tablets Coming In November Or December?

The other day we saw some photos of two new tablets from Motorola, one of which is reported to be the new Motorola Xoom 2, and now it would appear that we may see these two new Android tablets before the end of the year.

According to a recent report we will see a new 7 inch Motorola tablet along with a new 10 inch Motorola Xoom 2 tablet either in November or December.

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Huge Lightsaber Battle Breaks Out In New York City (video)

This week a huge Lightsaber battle took place between good and evil in New York’s Washington Square Park on September 24, 2011. Where nearly 1,000 people battled it out in what must be one of the biggest Lightsaber battles ever.

The event was organised by Kevin Bracken and people made a great effort by dressing up as as Jedi Masters, Sith Lords and even the odd zombie for the event. From the videos after the jump it looks like everyone who attended had a great time.

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Gran Turismo 5 Spec 2.0 Update Arriving In October With DLC To Follow Soon After

It has been some time since the PS3 racing game Gran Turismo 5 received any updates but today its creator Kaz Yamauchi announced via a Tweet an update is on its way.

Unfortunately the Tweet didn’t give too much away on what will be included in the update it did reveal that the new GT5 Spec 2.0 update will be arriving in the third week of October. Followed a week later by a GT5 DLC.

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