Amazon River Will Soon Be Added To Google Street View

Google is not content with just adding streets and buildings to their Street View they are now also planning an expedition in to the heart of the Amazon to capture 360 degree images of some of the regions most remote locations, for the world to explore from the comfort of their computer chairs.

The new project is a joint initiative between Google and the non-profit group Foundation for a Sustainable Amazon (FAS) and will involve the teams winding their way down both the Amazon River and the Rio Negro River in northwest Brazil.

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Robocop Xbox Live Avatar (video)

Fancy something a little different for your Xbox Live Avatar to wear? Well a new Robocop themed avatar suit is coming to the Xbox Live Market Place on August 25th giving you a little retro Robocop charm from the 1987 movie. Watch a fan made trailer introducing the latest addition to the Xbox Live Avatar Marketplace after the jump.

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Google Secures 18 Key Patents In Motorola’s $12.5 Billion Acquisition

When the acquisition of Motorola by Google completes Google will have added around 17,000 patent plus 7,500 pending applications to its armoury of patents. But Bloomberg is reporting just 18 of these patents could be worth the $12.5 billion Google is paying for Motorola.

David Mixon, a patent lawyer at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings in Huntsville, Alabama calculated, that out of all the patents Google will receive. There are inventions dating back to 1994 which form the heart of three Motorola lawsuits against Apple, and could really be the star patents in the haul for Google.

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RIM Launching New Blackberry App World 3.0

Following on from its recently launched new range of smartphones RIM is now looking to revamp its BlackBerry App World software and will be launching a newly updated version on August 22nd. Blackberry App World 3.0 will include a new storefront enabling users to be able to find and purchase apps , games and themes with ease.

New features have also been added to help you manage your applications. When you download an app, it will now be stored digitally in ­your own personal storage folder called My World. You can then retrieve the application at a later date or install it easily on a new Blackberry device which any additional cost.

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Ball Invasion iPad 2 Game Combines Augmented Reality And Your Surroundings (video)

If you are looking to try a slightly different type of augmented reality game, a new iPad 2 game called Ball invasion might well be worth a look. Ball invasion allows you to interact with your home or surroundings in a totally new way even allowing you to bounce balls off walls within your location for certain aspects of the game.

The objective of Ball Invasion is to shoot balls hiding in the real world, visible only through your iPad2′s camera. However unlike other Augmented Reality games, Ball Invasion doesn’t require any printed or known markers, but tracks the environment around you. Watch the video after the jump to see the game in action and the moves you can perform, such as bouncing balls of walls and objects.

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Microsoft Offers Published webOS Developers: Free Phones, Training And Developer Tools

Following on from the collapse of the HP webOS products late last week, when HP released a surprise announcement that they would be stopping all production of their webOS hardware. Closing down production and discontinuing operations for webOS devices, specifically the TouchPad and webOS phones.

Brandon Watson, Microsoft’s Senior Director of Windows Phone 7 development, wasted no time tweeting an offer to published WebOS developers. Wooing potential webOS developers into Microsofts corner by offering free phones, training and development tools.

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Lego VW Camper Van, 1962 T1 Combi (video)

If you are looking for something to while away a few hours and keep your fingers busy. Lego designer John-Henry Harris has created a wonderful Lego kit of the classic VW 1962 T1 Combi Camper, using 1,322 Lego bricks. The fantastic highly detailed Lego kit includes a cooker, sink, lights and dinning area, on the interior together with a split screen highly detailed exterior. Complete with pop-up roof.

Watch the video after the jump to hear the designed of this great Lego kit talk you through the design and building techniques used while he created the Lego VW Camper.

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R2-D2 Planetarium Complete With Death Star

If you are a fan of the stars and the Star Wars movies, a new R2-D2 Planetarium will shortly be arriving in stores and is now available to pre-order. The cute R2-D2 robot from the Star Wars movies stands just over 8 inches tall and projects around 10,000 stars on to your ceiling.

But if you do see something a little strange within the stars, don’t worry, that’s no moon. It’s a space station! Yes, the little R2-D2 Planetarium even projects the Death Star into the night sky for you.

R2-D2 Planetarium Complete With Death Star

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Razer Reminds Us PC Gaming Is Not Dead (Video)

Razer has released a new promotional trailer reminding gamers that PC gaming is not dead, in the build up to an announcement Razer will be making on the 26th August 2011. The video is a little cryptic and doesn’t reveal much about Razer’s impending announcement.  But reaffirms to us that with over 300,000,000 PC gamers worldwide PC gaming is far from dead, as some thought would happen when gaming consoles first landed. Watch the brief video after the jump.

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iPhone 5 Battery And Camera Module Leaked

In the last 48hrs new suspected iPhone 5 parts have been leaked giving us a glimpse of what could be the iPhone 5′s battery and camera module. As you probably already aware there have been plenty of rumours floating about regarding Apple’s new iPhone 5, which is expected to launch within the next couple of months, if rumours are correct.

Accepting the new leaked parts are from the new iPhone 5 they provide a little more insight into the new devices design. The battery shown below reveals a similar look and a consistent part number, 616-0580, but sports a newly oriented connector, and a slightly more efficient 5.3Wh power pack.

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Paul Budnitz Titanium $5,500 Bikes

If you are looking to upgrade your wheels to something a little more Titanium!. Paul Budnitz has unveiled two Titanium bike models that will definitely make your ride a little more enjoyable, even though you might be $5,500 lighter on the financial side.

The two models named No.1 and No.2 have been designed for different riding conditions. With No.1 equipped with slick tires on 700c Velocity rims, together with a more upright position and harder gear ratios. Where as No.2 is designed for a more laid back ride with a larger wheel at the front and smaller at the back and lower gearing and a set of sweep back handle bars. (pictured below)

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Gears Of War 3 Opening Cinematic Trailer (video)

If you are looking forward to the highly anticipated release of the new Gears Of War 3 game. You will be pleased to know that the game development has now advanced from its beta stage to GOLD! Epic has also released a 2.30 min trailer showing the opening cinematic of the Gears Of War 3 to wet your appetite even further in the build up to its launch date just under a month away.

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