Olly Brings The Smells Of The Internet To Your Desktop

A new concept device has been unveiled called Olly, which has been designed to bring the smells of the Internet to your desktop. It has been designed with a customisable case which allows you to make your own unique pattern from its vents and even allows you to add your own spells using essential oils or perfumes.

To make multiple smells simply stack a number of Olly devices on top of each other and assign each one with a different smell for a event, service or website. For instance connect one smell to your Twitter account and another to your calendar of events.

 

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Samsung Galaxy S II LTE Skyrocket And HTC Vivid Headed To AT&T November 6th

AT&T has announced two new LTE smartphones for its network, the Samsung Galaxy S II LTE Skyrocket and the HTC Vivid, the Galaxy S II Skyrocky comes with a 4.5 inch Super AMOLED Plus display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels.

Processing is provided by a dual core 1.5GHz processor and there is 16GB of built in storage and an 8 megapixel camera which can record full HD video in 1080p, ot will retail for $250 when you sign up to a new contract with AT&T.

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HTC Explorer Lands In The UK

We heard a while back that a SIM free version of the HTC Explorer would be available in the UK before the end of the month, and we just got an email from the guys over at Clove to let us know they are now selling a SIM free HTC Explorer for £192 including taxes.

The HTC Explorer comes with a 3.2 inch HVGA touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 x 320 pixels, and it comes with Android Gingerbread 2.3.5 and features HTC’s Sense 3.5 UI.

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Gamestop Launches Android Gaming Tablets

This weekend Gamestop has started selling Android Gaming tablets at 200 of its US retail locations as part of its plans to expand its gaming device offerings. Ganestop says its a pilot program and that the initial tablets will be from Asustek Computer Inc., Acer Inc. and Samsung Electronics Inc.

The new range of tablets will come pre-loaded with seven games including : Dead Space and Madden NFL, and links to the GameStop Kongregate Arcade app store and the Android Market.

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Apple iOS App To Bring Self Checkout For Accessories To Apple Retail Stores

According to a recent report by Mac Rumors, Apple has plans for its retail iOS app that is designed to make it easier for you to shop at Apple retail stores, and the app will apparently let you make purchases of accessories via a self checkout.

According to the report when you purchase an accessory from the Apple store using the app, it will then be charged to your iTunes account, and you will then be emailed a receipt.

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Spotify And Virgin Media Join Forces To Provide Free Mobile Streaming (video)

A partnership between Spotify and Virgin Media was first announced back in July of this year, but specific details of the partnership were kept under lock and key, until now.

Today both Virgin Media and Spotify have announced their new service that will provide mobile users with free media streaming. Enabling Virgin users to be able to listen to Spotify music without using any of their mobile data allowance.

To mark the occasion Spotify has created a quick video promo which you can view after the jump.

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Trendnet 450Mbps Dual Band N Wireless Media Bridge Unveiled

Trendnet has this week unveiled their new 450Mbps Dual Band Wireless N Media Bridge TEW-680MB (Version v1.0R) which has been designed to allow you to connect all your media centre devices including gaming consoles, televisions, DVRs, and more to the Internet over a ultrahigh performance 450Mbps wireless network.

The Trendnet 450Mbps Dual Band Wireless N Media Bridge is equipped with 4 Gigabit ports and will use both the 2.4GHz network or the less congested 5GHz network to wirelessly stream HD video and is Wi-Fi compliant with IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n standards.

 

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Samsung Focus S And Focus Flash Land On AT&T 6th November

AT&T has announced that its latest Windows Phone 7 smartphones will be available on its network from the 6th of November, the Samsung Focus S and the Samsung Focus Flash, both devices will come with Windows Phone 7.5 Mango.

The Samsung Focus S will retail for $199.99 when you sign up to a new two year contract with AT&T and the Samsung Focus Flash will retail for $49.99 when you sign up to a new contract with AT&T.

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Verizon In Store Advert Shows HTC Rezound Ahead Of Official Announcement

We are expecting HTC and Verizon to officially announce the new HTC Rezound at a press event on the 3rd of November, later this week, and now it would appear that Verizon may have already started advertising the device in their stores ahead of the official launch.

We are expecting the HTC Rezound to come with a 4.3 inch HD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, and a dual core 1.5GHz processor, plus an 8 megapixel camera and a 2 megapixel camera up front.

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Team Fortress 2 : Third Annual Scream Fortress Very Scary Halloween Special

If you enjoy a good game of Team Fortress 2 then you might like to join in the Halloween festivities with the Third Annual Scream Fortress Very Scary Halloween Special which has been put together by Valve. The new special includes a Halloween map, 2 new achievements, secret loot, Halloween costumes for each class together with a new boss and will run until November 6th.

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YouTube Announces 100 New Original Content Channels

This week it has been announced that Google is close to unveiling an additional 100 new online channels within its YouTube service. The new channels will provide exclusive and original content from a host of celebrities and media outlets, and follows on from Google’s announcement earlier this year to invest $100 million (£62.6 million) in original content.

The new channels will include content that appeals to all tastes and interests say Google and will include the likes of the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, TED, the Livestrong foundation and Red Bull. Together with celebrities such as Tony Hawke, Jay-Z, Aston Kutcher, Madonna,and Shquille O’Neal to name a few.

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Apple Buys Mapping Company C3 Technologies (Video)

We have been hearing rumors for a while that Apple has been looking to replace the built in Google Maps feature on their iOS devices with an mapping solution of their own, this should come as no surprise considering the competition between the two companies in the mobile market.

Now according to a recent report, Apple has purchased a company called C3 Technologies, which specialize in 3D mapping software, making it the second mapping company acquired by Apple.

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