Kobox Vox Android Tablet Now Available

Some of our readers will remember the Kobo Vox Android tablet that was announced last month, it is now available for $199 and it comes with Kobo’s eBook store which has access to over 2.2 million eBooks, with about 1 million which are available for free.

The Kobo Vox Android tablet comes with a 7 inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels, there is also an 800MHz processor plus 512MB of RAM and 8GB of built in storage.

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Watch 4 Cable Channels Simultaneously With Ceton’s InfiniTV 4 USB CableCard Tuner

If you would like to be able to simultaneously watch 4 cable channels or at least record from them at once without the need for a traditional set-top cable box then the newly launched Ceton InfiniTV 4 USB CableCard tuner might well be worth checking out.

In the past InfiniTV 4 devices required you have a free PCIe slot on your computer but now the device comes with USB connectivity and will work with any Windows 7 PC. To use the device you will also need a HDCP-compliant graphics card and it’s recommended you have a system with a 2.0GHz dual-core or better processor together with plenty of storage space for recorded media.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Starts Shipping

One of Samsung’s latest tablets is the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus which went up for pre-order in the US recently and is due to go on sale on the 15th of November, although it would appear that Amazon has already started shipping the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus.

The Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus comes with a 7 inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels, plus Android 3.2 Honeycomb, plus a dual core 1.2GHz processor.

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iPawn Interactive Pieces Add A New Twist To iPad Gaming (video)

The idea of an interactive gaming piece which would be able to interact with your iOS device was first introduced back in August 2010. But this week iPawns have been launched and have been designed to transform your digital iPad into an interactive old school style game board.

The iPawns have been created from a special ABS plastic that allows them to conduct the energy from your fingers to the iPad’s display. So while you are not touching the iPawn on the screen they can sit dormant and unrecognised by the iPad, but as soon as you pick up an iPawn the iPad will automatically recognise your move. Watch the video after the jump to see the pieces in action.

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Sony Patents Biometric Handheld Consoles And PS3 Controllers

It has been discovered by the Siliconera website that Sony has been busy registering patents for biometric handheld consoles and PS3 controllers. Which would allow the devices to be able to receive feedback from your body as you play.

The Sony patents include controllers and handheld consoles with sensors built in design that would be able to read your electro muscular data. In layman’s terms your muscle contractions and skin conductivity using the amount of moisture on your skin. Together with the ability to be able to read your heart rate.

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$500 Printed Circuit Board Toilet

What do you get the geeky that has every gadget available? Well how about a very unique $500 printed circuit board toilet which has been created and is currently available to purchase over on the Etsy website.

The makers PCB Creations are well known for building amazing creations using printed circuit boards including shoes and bananas but the “Royal Data Throne” is definitely something very unique and measures 12″ x 11″ x 5″.

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Case Mate Military Grade Tank iPhone 4S Case Announced (Video)

Case Mate has added another new case for the iPhone 4S and the iPhone 4 to its range, called the Tank, this new case is designed to protect your iPhone 4S, and according to the manufacturers it meets the standard for military grade protection.

The Case Mate Tanks is made from a polycarbonate hard shell which is designed to provide impact resistance, and it also features a build in retractable screen shield, have a look at the video of it in action below.

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New Boogie Board RIP Now Has Onboard Storage

Improv Electronics the makers of the original Boogie Board have this week launched their new version called the Boogie Board RIP which now comes with built-in on-board storage allowing you to save your notes.

The new design is equipped with a 9.5 inch scratch resistant LCD display onto which you can scribble your notes using the included plastic stylus. The benefit of the Boogie Board RIP is its internal 8 MB storage which is enough to be able to allow you to store around 200 notes at a time.

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Robotic Spiders Have Been Designed For Hazardous Missions

If you don’t like spiders this might be your worst nightmare, but the Fraunhofer Institute have unveiled their new spider robot which has been designed to be highly mobile and uses hydraulics and bellow system to force fluid into its legs to enable it to scurry about.

A number of versions of the spider robot have been created by the Institute and some have even been designed to jump. The spider robots have been created to be able them crawl into small tight spaces inaccessible by humans to check for leaks and problems.

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Swiss Engineers Create Worlds First Gold Coated Thread

If you enjoy a little bling in your clothes you will be pleased to hear a team of Swiss engineers have now been able to create the world’s first 24 carat gold coated silk. Enabling fashion designers to be even more extravagant with their creations in their next fashion show.

The thread is coated with nanometre thin layer of pure gold which can now be created thanks to a new process developed by EMPA. As you can see by the photo below its already been applied to make bowties, handkerchiefs and ties even more snappy.

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