Google+ Reaches 25 Million Users

It wasn’t long ago that we reported that Google’s new social network Google+ had reached 10 million users, then we heard they were close to 20 million users, and now it looks like Google+ has 25 million users.

Google+ is growing at an incredible rate, and we suspect it will grow even faster when it is released to everyone, in contrast it took Facebook nearly 3 years to reach 25 million users and Twitter 30 months to reach 25 million users.

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Black Diamond Unveils Next Generation Auto Locking Magnetron Carabiner (video)

Black Diamond has this week unveiled their new next generation auto locking carabiner the Black Diamond Magnetron, which no longer relies on springs but magnetic fields. The magnetron carabiner uses the magnets to make the carabiner easy to use and lock in either your left or right hand. Magnetic attraction to a steel insert in the carabiner nose keeps two independent arms securely locked in place locking the carabiner.

Watch the video after the break to see Bill Belcourt Black Diamond’s Climbing Hardgoods Category Director explain the new magnetron technology and the way it works without the need for traditional springs.

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Google+ Android App Updated

Google’s new social network Google+ seems to be becoming more popular every day, and Google has now released a new version of Google+ for Android brings a range of new features to your Android device as well as some bug fixes.

With the latest version of Google+ for Android it now features improved notifications, the ability to share stream posts with individual people, and much more you can see full details of everything that is new in the Google+ for Android app below.

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Apple To Launch iTunes Replay Movie Streaming Service

Yesterday we heard that the latest update to the Apple TV had enabled TV show streaming for TV shows that you have already purchased on your Apple TV, Apple will be launching music streaming with iTunes Match and iCloud b ut now it would appear that Apple has a movie streaming service in the works called iTunes Replay.

According to the guys over at App Advice Apple is about to launch a new movie streaming service called iTunes Replay, which will let you stream previously purchased movies and also re-download them.

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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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