Acer Iconia Tab A501 Headed To AT&T With 4G, 18th September

Acer and AT&T have announced the Acer Iconia Tab A501 will be available with AT&T from the 18th of September, and it will come with 4G connectivity, and features Android Honeycomb.

The Acer Iconia Tab A501 comes with a 10.1 inch multi-touch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, there is also a dual core 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor.

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Look At This Han Solo Blaster Modded Into A Soldering Gun

Remember Han Solo’s iconic  gun that looked like a broom handle pistol? So the guy responsible for the monstrosity pictured below got a toy version of it and did some risky engineering. The result? A tool that wouldn’t be out of place in the Fallout 3 universe.  If only it shot lightning bolts. We just love Fallout.

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Android Jelly Bean Coming After Ice Cream Sandwich

The next version of Google’s Android OS is called Ice Cream Sandwich, which we are expecting Google to launch some time in October and November, and it looks like Google is carrying on the tradition of naming each version of its mobile OS after desserts and sweets.

According to the guys over at This is My Next, Google will be calling the next version of Android, Android Jelly Bean, and it looks like some of the ‘game changing stuff’ which was expected to be released with Ice Cream Sandwich has now been pushed to Android Jelly Bean.

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Sapphire Fibers Are Actually More Effective Than Plain Copper Wire

According to the law of indefinite perfectibility, copper wire will someday have to go. For good reasons as well, since experiments in sapphire fibers have produced startling results. ‘Experiments’ because you won’t have lengths of sapphire cable running through your house anytime soon. How did they do it, anyway? Ah, those Israelis, you never know what they’re going to come up with next.

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New App Lets User Dissect Exotic Cuisine

Not in the physical sense, wherein exotic cuisine is dissected, but in breaking down the language and cultural barrier that confronts hungry visitors. Developed in Purdue University, the app works as a translator and guide to foreign cuisine that a diner is likely to come across in their travels.

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Really Long And Epic Chart Maps Our Future Via Movies

If sci-fi movies in the last 50 years are anything to go by, our future is a dark and terrible spectacle. Shenanigans too. This according to an immense new graphic that chronologically arranges our future according to several dozen science fiction movies and TV shows, including Futurama. Judging by the resulting timeline, the next 1,000 years are an awful mess.

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HP Teases New Affordable 3D Scanner

Note it’s a 3D scanner, not a 3D printer, so stop thinking about the Makerbot in all its glory. Surprise surprise, HP is teasing its new TopShot Laserjet Pro M275, which is being hyped as a high-end scanner for the masses. Problem is the retail price is a bit of a downer. More on this after the jump.

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Strange Ultra-Modern Thermal Spa To Rise In Germany

Thermal spas have a long history and remain favorite destinations among the health-conscious, those who seek natural solutions to their ailments. When it comes to downtime for rest and relaxation, Germans don’t mind spending it in a spa. But something else has risen in Bad Essen: an entire resort blessed with smart design and a host of excellent facilities. It’s more than a spa, it’s a spa plus.

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Nolan Bushnell Of Atari Fame Wants To Revolutionize Education

In what amounts as another boost to cloud computing, the guy behind Atari is lobbying for a revamp of the U.S. education system. Lobbying here isn’t the usual method of currying favor in the halls of political power, though.

Instead, Nolan Bushnell spoke about his plans in a Cloud Gaming Conference. According to Bushnell, for the past 10 years he’s been developing a gaming-based educational curriculum that could replace the usual high school circus. Is he a madman or a genius? Both, we think.

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Rumors Swirling Of AOL And Yahoo Merger

Nothing confirmed yet, but this change comes as no surprise. Yahoo has long been a whipping boy throughout the interwebs. As a company that never lived up to its potential, Yahoo is now on the verge of the final stages of decay. Alright, that was a little too grim for comfort. The point we’re trying to get across is news/rumors have emerged that a merger is in the works with (gasp!) AOL.

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