Gigabyte Announces S1081 Windows 7 Tablet Announced

We have already seen a couple of new Android tablets this morning and now we have a new Windows 7 tablet from Gigabyte, the Gigabyte S1081, which comes with a 10.1 inch touchscreen display.

The Gigabyte S1081 tablet features Intel’s new Cedar Trail platform, and there will be two different models, one with a 500GB hard drive and one with a solid state drive (SSD).

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Lenovo IdeaTab S2 10.1 Inch Android Tablet Announced

As well as announcing their new Android 4.0 powered TV, Lenovo also added another Android tablet to their range with the launch of the Lenovo IdeaTab S2, and it looks like they may have taken some of their inspiration from the Asus Transformer Prime, as it comes with a keyboard dock.

The Lenovo IdeaTab S2 comes with a 10.1 inch touchscreen IPS display, with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, plus a dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 processor and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, plus Lenovo’s Mondrain UI.

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Maingear Announces AMD HD 7970 Gaming PCs

Maingear has announced a new range of gaming PCs that will feature AMD’s new Radeon HD 7970 graphics card, the Maingear Shift and The Maingear F131, and both models will feature Intel hexacore Core i7 3.3GHz processor with up to 32GB of DDR3 RAM.

Other specifications include support for quad core CrossfireX, meaning you can have up to four HD  7970 GPU’s plus a range of SSD and HDD configurations are available including  a 600GB Intel 320 series SSD and a 512GB Crucial M4 SATA 6GB SSD.

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Lenovo K91 55 Inch Android 4.0 ICS HDTV

Lenovo has announced its latest HDTV, the Lenovo K91, and it is powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, instead of Google TV, and it will feature a custom UI from Lenovo.

The Lenovo K91 features a 55 inch 240Hz Full HD 3D IPS display, it also comes with a built in 5 megapixel camera, SRS TruSurround, 1GB of RAM, a dual core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 8GB of built in storage.

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The Mysterious Apple Power Charger Patent Revealed

Yeah, yeah, so the pic below doesn’t look like much. Sorry, alright? ‘Twas lifted from a patent recently scored by Apple. According to available sources, it’s a clever upgrade of iOS device/laptop peripherals for the sake of improving security. In short, you can use a charger to recall a password thanks to a memory chip installed in the, uh, charger. Sounds simple, but it might hint at future possibilities with Apple products.

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Do Not Eat: The Minty Geek Kit

Now this is freaking cool. Take one of those generic tins for breath mints and instead of putting in stuff that will make your mouth frosty, insert electronic parts. This is the Minty Geek, a small container being marketed by a startup for the DIY-inclined. It’s like a miniature tool box for instant hacks big and/or small. Wait until you learn the origin story behind Minty Geek–it’s so compelling, some studio should make a movie about it. There you go again, over-dramatizing the mundane!

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DARPA Picks Its Commander Shepard For Impossible Mission

In case you missed it that’s a Mass Effect reference/plug right there on the title. The folks at Bioware should be mighty proud if they read it. Anyway, favorite video game-fanboyism aside, DARPA has indeed selected a former female astronaut to be the head of its 100 year Starship initiative. The goal is to create a longstanding foundation that will eventually culminate in a manned space odyssey in the future. The distant future, before either the machines take over or humanity regresses. Seen below is Mae Jameson, who went up to space more than 20 years ago. Since then she’s kept busy with her own foundation. The gal is an overachiever, that’s for sure.

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Got Spare Cash? Jamesburg Earth Station Goes On Sale

Ask a stupid question? Really, whose got money these days? Not just some money, but a whopping $2.9 million for this unused science facility in California. It’s not an ion cannon for orbital strikes and it can’t transport you to another dimension, but it is serious hardware. Plus, there’s a massive plot of land thrown in! Turns out the Jamesburg Earth Station is a Cold War relic previously owned by a hi-tech firm but now for sale.  Not only did it transmit space missions to live audiences, but the whole facility was built to withstand a nuclear attack. If you believe in Judgment Day via the singularity, this might be a good investment.

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Skyrim Finally Gets Monopoly Treatment

Because adapting video games into Monopoly hasn’t lost any steam, last year’s biggest fantasy outing has received much love from deviantArt user ~oddeh. The end result is a 20×20 Monopoly game that is ready for printing. An overwhelming reception has compelled dear ~oddeh to produce accompanying cards and coins. According to the desciption, this Skyrimed Monopoly board is printer ready though not a part of official Skyrim merch nor is it Monopoly licensed. Still, it’s a fine piece of work. Bravo! (*gives round of applause.)

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