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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Pegatron To Start Shipping iPhone 5 In September?

We are expecting Apple to unveil the new iPhone 5 in September, although we are not exactly sure when it will go on sale, the most recent dates we have heard are the end of September or beginning of October.

Now according to a recent report bu DigiTimes, Pegatron who is rumored to be one of the manufacturers of the iPhone 5, will start shipping the iPhone 5 to Apple in September.

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iPhone 5 Clone Appears On Video

Yesterday we showed you some photos of a new iPhone 5 clone from China, even though we don’t know what the iPhone 5 will look like, Chinese counterfeiters have released an iPhone 5 clone based on what they think the device may look like.

Now we have a video of the iPhone 5 clone in action which you can see below, the device is currently for sale in china for around $108.

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Sony’s PlayStation 3D Monitor Lands In December

Some of our readers will remember the new Sony 3D PlayStation monitor that was announced last month, it looks like we may have a launch date for this new monitor of December.

The new Sony PlayStation 3D monitor has appeared on Amazon with a launch date of the 31st of December, although we do wonder if this is 100 percent correct as you would have thought that Sony would want to release it in time for Christmas.

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