SoundHound Update for Android Adds LiveLyrics

If you are an Android user that uses SoundHound the app has been updated with a couple new and cool features. The best of the features is called LiveLyrics and it will help you figure out what the words to your favorite songs are. I know we have all listened to a song a hundred times before realizing we were singing it wrong in the car.


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StumbleUpon Removing Photo Blog, Group And Themes Features

StumbleUpon has today announced that on October 24th they will be closing down their group, photo and HTML blogging, features and the ability for users to be able to select themes to personalise their experience and reviews of sites.

The reason StumbleUpon is removing the features is to stay true to StumbleUpon’s core features finding sites, and move away from its not so core features that are covered by the likes of Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr.


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Stampede 10-Petaflop Supercomputer Equipped With Intel 50-Core Chips

Its been announced today by the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) and University of Texas that they are currently creating a 10-Petaflop supercomputer named Stampede that will be equipped with Intel’s 50-core processors capable of 10-Petaflop (or 10,000 trillion operations per second).

The new Stampede supercomputer will be arriving in 2013 and will be one of the world’s most powerful computers for scientific and financial applications. When finished Stampede will be equipped with several thousand Dell “Zeus” servers with each server having dual 8-core processors from the forthcoming Intel Xeon processor E5 Family (formerly code-named “Sandy Bridge-EP”) and each server will have 32 gigabytes of memory.

Stampede 10-Petaflop Supercomputer

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Denon Unveils Airplay Equipped DNP-720AE Network Audio Player (video)

This week Denon have launched their new new Airplay equipped DNP-720AE network audio player which can be attached to your current music system enabling you to stream music directly to its from your iOS devices.

Together with Internet streaming, Internet radio, Napster and via Wi-Fi or a wired network connection. If you have Android devices you can use the included DLNA 1.5 streaming support, as can any other DLNA connected devices and NAS drives.

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LG Optimus EX, More Photos And Details Leaked

Earlier in the week we saw some photos and some of the specifications on the new LG Optimus EX, now some official press photos of the device have been leaked along with some more specifications.

The LG Optimus EX will come with Android 2.3 Gingerbread and processing is provided by a dual core 1.2GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor plus a ULP GeForce AP25 GPU.

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Scientists Reconstruct Movies From Our Minds Using Brain Activity (video)

Just like something from a sci-fi movie scientists have been able to use human brain activity to reconstruct movies from the mind of volunteer test subjects with some amazing results.

UC Berkeley researchers have succeeded in decoding and reconstructing people’s dynamic visual experiences using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and computational models. The researchers showed test subjects a number of hollywood trailers and then used their brain activity to reconstruct an image as shown below and in the video after the jump.

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Microsoft Patent Reveals Smartphone With Detachable Accessories

Details of a new patent from Microsoft have been revealed which show a new interesting smartphone design, that will feature detachable accessories, which you can see in the photos below.

As you can see from the figure below, the device is a slider phone, and the slider part of the device is where the various interchangeable accessories are placed, like a keyboard or a gaming controller.

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eBrompton Electric Folding Bike Announced

Brompton the London based bike manufacturer famous for its bikes that fold up extremely small, have this week announced a new addition to their range of folding bike in the form of their new eBrompton. Which was labelled as “Project X” during their promotional campaign in the run up to todays announcement.

The eBrompton is a folding electric bike which is equipped with a small electric motor, which Brompton say doesn’t interfere with the legendary folding mechanism of the original bike.

eBrompton Electric Folding Bike

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Google Branded SIM Card Points At Future Google Cellular Service? (Updated)

Updated 24th September

It turns out this is a fake Google SIM card.

Google has been expanding its services more and more recently, attempting to get the Google Brand into as many different areas as possible, and now it would appear that Google may have its own cellular service in the works.

The photos below are of a Google branded SIM card, which has turned up in Spain, and the SIM card is apparently being tested on the Google Nexus S, as you can see in one of the photos belows the mobile carrier is identified as Google_ES (Google Spain).

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