iPad 2: More Carbon Fiber Design Rumors

Apple will be announcing the new iPad 2 next Wednesday at a special event in San Francisco, and we heard earlier today about some of the possible specifications on the iPad 2.

One rumor which we heard a while back, and now seems to have re-surfaced, this time from Daring Fireball’s John Gruber, is that the iPad 2 will feature a Carbon Fiber design.

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FIFA 11 iPhone Games Receives Multiplayer Support

If you are a big FIFA 11 iPhone app fan you will be pleased to know the most recent update for the game has brought with it multiplayer gaming via Wi-fi and Bluetooth. Together with fixes for its few frame-rate issues and includes some all-new tutorial screens.

The new update now allows you to either take on your friends in a head-to-head match or play together as a team in co-op mode.

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2011 MacBook Pro’s Get Benchmarked

Yesterday Apple announced its new range of MacBook Pro’s, with a range of dual core and quad core processors, and now the guys over at Primate Labs have compiled GeekBench results for the new MacBooks.

You can see some of the results below, and the new low end 13 inch MacBook Pro score is close to last years top end 15 inch and 17 inch models.

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Rumour: Nikon D4 Supporting Thunderbolt?

Since Intel unveiled it new Thunderbolt technology , talk of new devices supporting the new connection have started to emerge, and even the first Thunderbolt devices have started to appear in the form of Lacie’s Little Big Disk external HDD.

However its also been rumoured even before Thunderbolt was officially unveiled by Intel that Nikons new D4 camera would support the new technology back when it was first labelled as ‘Light Peak’.

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iPad Pocket Stand

The iPad Pocket Stand is a new Kickstarter project that incorporates an iPad speaker amplifier and a stand in one innovative little device. Designed by Michael Paek and Sam Chan.

Clip on the Pocket Stand and in less than a second, it makes doing anything on your iPad much, much easier and it also includes a the ability to amplify sound via a hidden acoustic cavity, providing an audio increase of around 7-10 decibels. Watch a video of the new iPad Pocket Stand in action after the jump.

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HTC Aria Getting Android 2.2 Froyo Update Today

Good news for owners of the HTC Aria, as AT&T has announced that the will be rolling out an Android 2.2 Froyo update to the Aria later today, and this will be the 2nd Android device on AT&T that will get the Froyo update this week.

The HTC Aria featires a 3.2 inch HVGA display, plus a five megapixel camera with autofocus , a proximity and light sensor, a digital compass, G-sensor and GPS/AGPS.

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Barnes And Noble Promise Nook Honeycomb App In The Spring

Barnes & Noble have released a new update for their e-book reader application today which includes a few little tweaks together with a new library grid view for its books.

Also yesterday it was reported by Barnes & Noble that their Nook series of readers has conquered 25 percent of the US e-book market which is larger than their share in physical books. Even though profits had slumped by a similar percentage due to development costs of their Nook device, says B&N.

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Apple Includes Ulta-High Resolution Display Support In OS X Lion

After the release of the developers OS X Lion preview it looks like the new Apple OS s looking to provide support for laptops with an ultra-high resolution display, similar to the HD display of the iPhone 4. The discovery of the “resolution independence” feature shows that the Lion OS could eventually provide support for high DPI (dots per inch) displays.

Currently HD screens are expensive to produce but hopefully in the near future these costs will decrease and allow Apple and other manufactures to create HD laptops at more reasonable price points.

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Samsung Galaxy S2 Lands In March

Samsung announced the new Galaxy S2 earlier this month, and now it looks like it will be available in the UK some time in March. UK retailer Clove has listed the Galaxy S2 with a shipping date of March.

The site is selling both the 16GB and 32GB Galaxy S2, both are available to pre-order with the 16GB retailing for £510 plus taxes and the 32GB retailing for £590 plus taxes.

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OCZ Launches Next Generation SSD Vertex 3

Following on from its Vertex 2 SSD OCZ have just launched their next generation range of Vertex 3 SSD’s, which OCZ say record highest sequential read and write speeds and the highest IOs per second ratings in the industry.

The new Vertex 3 SSD has been designed for PC and enterprise and targeted at performance applications, featuring a  six gigabits per second SATA interface. Vertex 3 double the performance of the existing Vertex 2 SSD and is rated for 2 million hours mean time between failure (MTBF).

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Maglite XL100 Torch Equipped With Motion-Based Controls (video)

Maglite has unveiled a new addition to its torch range the  Maglite XL100 which is equipped with motion based controls to allow the user to easily change between any of the 5 modes.

The newXL100 flashlight features a push-button tail cap switch coupled with five selectable modes, plus variable strobe rates, intensity level memory recall and lockout to prevents accidental operation. Watch a video of the new Maglite XL100 Torch after the jump.

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