iPhone 5 Being Tested By Mobile Carriers?

We have been hearing a number of rumors that the iPhone 5 will launch at end of September or the start of October, earlier today we heard that Pegatron who is rumored to be producing the iPhone 5 for Apple, along with Foxconn would start shipping the device to Apple in September.

Now according to the Guardian’s Charles Arthur, Apple has sent out the iPhone 5 to mobile carriers for testing, and apparently the iPhone 5 units are being tested under a fair amount of secrecy at the mobile carriers.

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Yoda Brings The Force To Garmin GPS Systems (video)

If you area a fan of Star Wars and have a Garmin GPS system you will be pleased to know that as from this week you can now be lead to your destination with directions from Yoda and the Force.

The new official Star Wars Yoda Premium Voice and graphics bundle in now available to download from the Garmin website and priced at $12.99. Watch the demo video after the break to hear Yoda in action.

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Vivitar DVR 690HD Waterproof Digital Camcorder

If you are looking to capture your holiday underwater exploits in full high definition, the Vivitar DVR 690HD waterproof digital camcorder might well be worth a good look. The pocket waterproof camcorder is enclosed in a specially designed waterproof case that will keep your memories safe in depths of up to 10 feet.

Its equipped with a 4x Digital Zoom, and has a bright 2.0″ LCD on its rear making it easy to capture and frame the action even underwater. Video is recorded in AVI (M-JPEG) format and can be stored onto SD Cards of up to 32GB in size. With around 6 mins of 720p footage requiring around 1GB of storage on the SD Card.

 

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Sony NEX-7 Accessories Leaked

Further to the leak of the Sony NEX-7 last month more images of its accessories and the new Sony NEX-5N body have now leaked out. The leaked accessories which are expected to be launched on August 24th by Sony include an updated Sony NEX-5 with new sensor an new A77 vertical battery grip,  VG-C77AM 16-50mm f/2.8 SSM.

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OCZ Z-Drive R4 PCIe SSD Unveiled With 2,800 Mbps Transfer Speeds

OCZ have today unveiled their latest creation the Z-Drive R4 PCIe SSD which is capable of transferring up to 2800 megabytes per second (MB/s) and completing over 500,000 input-output operations per second (IOPS).

The new Z-Drive R4 PCIe SSD has been designed for cloud computing and enterprise data applications. Its available in two standard configurations, a half height card designed for space constrained 1U servers and multi-node rackmount servers, and a full height card. With both supporting single-level cell (SLC) or multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash.

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TI OMAP4 To Be Main Platform For Android Ice Cream Sandwich

According to a recent report Texas Instruments and Google are teaming up on Google’s Android Ice Cream Sandwich and it looks like Texas Instruments OMAP4 processor could be the main platform for the next version of Android.

Android Ice Cream Sandwich is due in the fourth quarter of 2011, and Texas Instruments recently sent out some promotional material, which you can see below which all but confirms that Texas Instruments will be Google’s main partner for Ice Cream Sandwich.

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Twitter Launches New HTML 5 Site Optimised For iPads

Twitter has today tweeted that they are currently rolling out a newly created HTML 5 Twitter.com website optimised for Apple’s iPad tablet. The Tweet fired off by Twitter Mobile below explains the new site will be arriving on your iPads within the next week or so and is based on the current HTML 5 applications that are available for the iPhone and Android smartphones.

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SparkFun Unveils New DIY Arduino Prototyping Kits, ProtoSnap (video)

If you like creating and building your own gizmos and gadgets, you might be interested to know that SparkFun has launched a new range of kits called Protosnap. Designed to help the novice electronics enthusiast easily move into the world of Arduino programming, prototyping and design.

Each product in the new ProtoSnap line are equipped with various input and output boards linked together, complete with traces, to form a multi-use prototyping platform. The new boards have been designed to allow users to experiment with embedded electronics without having to soldering, wires or other typical prototyping limitations. Watch the video after the jump to see a run through of the new ProtoSnap Kits.

 

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Gmail Calling Now Available Worldwide From 150 Destinations With Cheaper Call Prices (video)

Last year, Google made it possible for U.S residents to call any mobile phone or landline directly from their Gmail accounts. Google has now rolled out a new update to the service making this available to 150 locations worldwide in 38 languages.

You can now buy calling credit in your choice of four currencies : Euros, British pounds, Canadian dollars or U.S. dollars and there are no connection fees, so you only pay for the time you talk. Watch the promotional video created by Google explaining the new update.

 

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RIM Announces Five New BlackBerry 7 OS Smartphones

We knew RIM had some new smartphones in the works, and they are now official, RIM has announced five new BlackBerry smartphones which will run the new BlackBerry 7 OS.

The new BlackBerry 7 OS smartphones are the BlackBerry Bold 9900, the BlackBerry Bold 9930, the BlackBerry Torch 9810, the BlackBerry Torch 9850 and the BlackBerry Torch 9860.

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