Nest Smart Thermostat Teardown

We first featured the Nest Smart Thermostat back in October this year, when pre-orders started to be placed for the $249 thermostat equipped with a boat load of technology. Well now one of the first in line has received his shipment and immediately taken his screwdriver to it to reveal just whats inside.

The Nest Thermostat is equipped with a colour display has has been designed to keep your house warm or cool using its onboard “learning” system. Which is also fitted with a IR proximity, PIR movement, humidity, magneto scroll, and a mini USB connector to help it manage your home environment.

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Samsung Galaxy Y Duos And Galaxy Y Pro Duos Dual Sim Smartphones Announced

We recently heard a rumor that Samsung would be adding a dual SIM Android smartphone to their Galaxy range, it is now official, although Samsung has now announced two new dual SIM Galaxy smartphones,the Galaxy Y Duos and the Galaxy Y Pro Duos.

The Galaxy Y Duos features Android 2.3 Gingerbread, a 3.14 inch QVGA TFT LCD display with a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels, an 832MHz processor and a 3 megapixel camera.

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Nerf Big Bow Used For Painless Tooth Removal (video)

I always love gadgets which have a dual purpose, and one creative young boy has found a great way to use his Nerf Big Bow to help remove a wobbly tooth. Makes you wonder why no one else had thought of this before. Watch the Nerf Big Bow combined with a short length of string remove the youngsters tooth it style.

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Swype Android App Updated With Dragon Dictate Support (video)

After being purchased by Nuance, the fast text input company Swype has now rolled out its first Android application that is linked directly with Nuance’s Dragon Dictate software.

The new Swype Beta now incorporates Nuance’s award winning Dragon Dictation technology, together with support for 50 language downloads. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.

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Canadian Pop Singer Pays Tribute To Optimus Prime (Video)

In the annals of odd music, James Struthers’ latest single ranks…somewhere. Titled ‘You, Me, and Optimus Prime,’ the chill out track inspired a music video where a young man gets to enjoy outdoor escapades with the Autobot stalwart. It’s obvious Michael Bay had no input on this concept (there are zero explosions), but it’s unsure if Sam Witwicky (as played by Shia LaBeouf–spelling?) is comfortable with his best extra terrestrial giant robot friend hanging with someone else.

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New Ridley Scott Flick Prometheus Finally Gets A Trailer (Video)

After so many years, Ridley Scott finally returns to the genre that established his name as a cutting edge director. ‘Prometheus’ follows a team of scientists on a dangerous mission whose outcome they barely survive. That has to suffice for now, but for a giant spoiler, just do some smart googling. Word on the street is ‘Prometheus’ is an un-credited prequel to the Alien saga, taking place long before the events of the first Alien movie transpired. Anyway, for your viewing pleasure, here is the trailer whose score is oddly reminiscent of ‘Inception,’ full of booming noises and and shouting.

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Modern Warfare 3’s First DLC Landing January 24th

“Roll Call,” Infinity Ward’s communities guru Robert Bowling has today announced that the very first DLC for Modern Warfare 3 will be arriving on January 24th for Elite subscribers. The new Modern Warfare 3 DLC is expected to be exclusive to Xbox 360 consoles for a short time before rolling out to PS3 and PC gamers.

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BBC Switching To HTML5 Support For Videos Across Its Websites

The BBC has announced this week that after reviewing a study showing that 80 percent of all web video is now available in HTML5 players. Its now looking to switch from Flash to HTML 5 for its video playback, and formally adopted the HTML5 standard for videos on the regular and mobile versions of its news website.

The BBC has been trailing HTML5 video for sometime and the move will no ensure that their videos are compatible with both Android and iOS devices as well as new browsers supporting HTML5.

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Skyrim PC Patch Enables Use Of 4GB RAM

Skyrim PC users a little concerned that their The Elder Scrolls V:Skyrim game was only enabled to use just 2GB of RAM in their systems. Can rest a little easier today as Bethesda has rolled out a new updated for the PC version of Skyrim which has enabled the game to use up to 4GB of RAM.

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