Asus Drops Original Eee Pad Transformer To £299

With Asus about to launch their second generation Transformer tablet, the Transformer Prime, Asus has decided to drop the price of the original Eee Pad Transformer, and it is now available in the UK from a number of retailers for £299.

It looks like this price drop isn’t permanent, and will only be available until the 4th of December, and it would appear that both Best Buy and HMV are offering the Transformer for £299 online.

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CyanogenMod 9 Ice Cream Sandwich Headed To Galaxy Tab 10.1

The CyanogenMod team recently confirmed they are working on CyanongenMod 9, which is based on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and is expected to launch some time around January of next year.

CyanogenMod 9 will support a wide range of smartphones, and now it would appear that CyanogenMod 9 is also headed to tablet devices, as Steve Kondik has confirmed that they are working on a version for the Galaxy Tab 10.1

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Skyrim, WoW Head Tracking Mod Created For Sony 3D Personal Viewer (video)

Do you enjoy playing Skyrim or World of Warcraft and own a Sony HMZ-T1 Virtual Reality Headset? If you do then you might be interested in this great little mod that has been put together using a TrackIR 5 head tracking system.

Allowing you to immerse yourself into the world of Skyrim or WoW in 3D vision. Watch the video after the jump to see the head tracking mod in action on both WoW and Skyrim games.

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New MacBook Pro’s To Switch To NVIDIA Graphics?

The graphics in the existing range of MacBook pro’s are supplied by AMD, although according to a recent report by SemiAccurate, Apple may be switching to NVIDIA for the graphics in the next generation MacBook Pro’s.

NVIDIA previously supplied the graphics chips to Apple for their MacBook range, and Apple switched to AMD and it would appear that Apple have decided to switch back to NVIDIA.

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Samsung Series 7 Slate Hacked To Run OS X Lion (video)

If you have a Samsung Series 7 Slate tablet gathering dust in your home or office, or you would simply prefer to try a slightly different OS on it rather than the intended Windows 7. You might be interested to know that a developer has now been able to install and run OS X Lion on his.

The installation of the OS X Lion operating system on the Samsung Series 7 Slate was completed using a Lion UniBeast USB KEY Install method and does still have a few things which still need to be ironed out. Currently the Samsung Series 7 Slate does need to be connected to an external monitor, but is showing some great potential says the developer. Watch the video after the jump to see the Samsung Series 7 Slate in action running Mac OS X Lion.

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Mimo Magic Touch, 10 Inch Capacitive Touchscreen USB Monitor

Mimo Monitors has this week unveiled a new upgrade for their touchscreen 10 inch USB monitors, in the form of the Magic Touch capacitive touchscreen monitor, which Mimo has just added to their range of products.

The Magic Touch display will be available in two models when it arrives in stores next month. The Magix Touch Deluxe with Two USB ports and an external power supply or the Magic Touch with just a single USB 2.0 port.

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Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime, More Details Revealed

Asus announced the second generation Transformer tablet, the Transformer Prime recently, and now the company has listed the device on their website and we get some more information on the Transformer Prime, including the final specifications.

The Transformer Prime will feature a 10.1 inch LED backlit Super IPS+ touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, it will come with Android Honeycomb 3.2.

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Galaxy Nexus Owners Reporting Volume Bug (Video)

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus launched here in the UK last week, and a number of owners of the first Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich device are reporting problems with the handset.

The video below shows the reported volume bug in action, and it is reported to happen when the device is connected to a 2G network, and users are also reporting being unable to control the volume using the side buttons.

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YouTube HTML5 Player Almost Ready To Replace Flash Equivalent

Google’s new HTML5 YouTube player has  received a number of major updates recently to improve its features and performance, and is now coming on par with YouTube’s Flash based player .

Recent updates to YouTube’s HTML 5 player have added support for closed captioning and annotations, together with native fullscreen support for Firefox users, amongst others.

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HTC HD2 Gets Android 4.0 ICS Port (Video)

We have already seen Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich running on a couple of different devices, which include the Asus Transformer, and the latest device to get a port of ICS is a smartphone, the HTC HD2, which is probably the first non Android device to get an Android 4.0 port.

The video below shows Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in action on the HTC HD2, and the ROM was created using the ASOP Ice Cream Sandwich code that was released by Google.

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The SLUG Will Rip Any Audio From Your Computer Or Mobile Device (Video)

A new device called the SLUG has been developed by SoundSlug and its founders Kenny & Seena, which has been designed to enable you to rip any audio with ease. The Slug simply plugs into your headphone and mic ports and allows you to record any audio from your computer or any external devices such as MP3 players or mobile phones.

The SLUG will even record streaming music and comes supplied with a software suit that will automatically split tracks based on silence, so if you record from streaming music the software will automatically create each track as a separate file. It also includes a feature which deletes tracks under a certain length, allowing you to block out advertisements. Watch an introductory video created by its designers after the jump.


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webOS Cost HP $3.3 Billion

HP has just released its latest financial reports, and included in the reports is how much webOS actually cost the company, which is a massive $3.3 billion, which include the purchase price of Palm and also the running costs of producing the HP TouchPad tablet, which was sold off for $200.

It also looks like HP is looking to sell webOS, and a number of companies have been rumored to be interested in purchasing webOS from HP, but it is unlikely that they will get anywhere near what the paid for Palm and webOS.

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