Holy Buck Rogers! Maul Taser Rifle Zaps At Long Range

Actually, calling it a Taser rifle is a bit misleading. But out of all the stun weapons that have been built in the last few decades, the Maul comes closest to a full-fledged electric rifle. Then again, the Maul module isn’t a non-lethal weapon either. Confused? Don’t be.

What its Australian manufacturer wants to accomplish with the Maul is the ultimate law enforcement, close quarters weapon. It’s ideally a shotgun but also a stun gun when loaded with special incapacitating rounds. Allow us to explain in depth.

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HTC Omega Windows Phone 7 Smartphone Details Revealed

It looks like HTC has a new Windows Phone 7 smartphone in the works, the HTC Omega which could be one of HTC’s first Windows Phone 7 Mango smartphones, and according to a recent report it will feature a 3.8 inch Super LCD touchscreen display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels.

Other reported specifications on the new HTC Omega include a single core 1.5GHz MSM 8255 processor plus 512MB of RAM, and an 8 megapixel camera with an LED flash and auto-focus.

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MIDI Mobilizer II Connects MIDI Instruments To Your iOS Devices And Now Supports CoreMIDI

Line 6 has this week unveiled its MIDI Mobilizer II which builds on the original MIDI Mobilizer pictured below, but has now been updated to also support CoreMIDI for compatibility with the latest apps.

CoreMIDI is the newly developed standard for iOS MIDI apps, and an extension of MIDI, the world standard for all non-audio digital recording. CoreMIDI has now been established as the exclusive MIDI language for all iOS music apps, and is used by used by GarageBand and other newer recording apps.

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Spotify Passes 70,000 US Paid Subscribers

Since it arrived in the US a little over a week ago, Spotify the music Internet streaming service has already signed up 70,000 paying subscribes to its service. The number has yet to be confirmed by Spotify and has been released by Billboard, who claims three labels/publisher executives have confirmed its figure.

Spotify still has some way to go before it catches the likes of Rhapsody which launched in 2001 and now has around 800,000 subscribers and Pandora who has around 36 million monthly active users.

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BlackBerry Bold 9930 Turns Up On Verizon Website (Video)

RIM are expected to announce a range of new BlackBerry smartphones later today, one of those is the BlackBerry Bold 9930, which has been appeared on the Verizon Wireless website.

Verizon posted a walk through video on the BlackBerry Bold 9930, which you can see in the video below, and it features a new slimmer design, a QWERTY keyboard and a 2.8 inch touchscreen display.

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Onkyo Unveils New Android Remote Streaming App

If you are lucky enough to have a Onkyo music system in your house you will be pleased to know that Onkyo have today announced the launch of their new Android remote control streaming application.

The new Android Onkyo application connects to your music system using your local Wi-Fi network and enables you to stream music from your Android devices to an Onkyo network audio system. The new Android App also allows you to browse your networked music collection without the need to view on-screen menus on a connected display, instead using the touch-screen GUI on your Android device to navigate menus and control system functions, all from the comfort of your arm chair.

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Bang & Olufsen’s Introduce New BeoSound 5 Encore Digital Sound System (video)

Bang & Olufsen has this week introduced its new music system the BeoSound 5 Encore which is equipped with a 10.4″ full graphical display and a wheel navigation system that easily allows you to scroll through even the largest of music collections at the spin of a finger.

The BeoSound 5 Encore can either be wall mounted or positioned on either the floor or a table, and has been designed with its permanent sockets hidden for concealed cabling, and up to eight BeoSound 5 Encores can be connected to a single server. The Bang & Olufsen BeoSound 5 Encore’s also allows you to play different music content in different rooms at the same time. Watch the promotional video after the jump to see it in action.

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New Samsung Android QWERTY Slider Coming To AT&T

It looks like Samsung and AT&T have a new Android smartphone in the works, that will feature a slide out QWERTY keyboard and a large touchscreen display, as the guys over at the BGR have obtained a render of a new device that is made by Samsung and is headed for AT&T.

As you can see in the photo below this new Android device features a slide out QWERTY keyboard and it also features a four button Android layout at the bottom of the display.

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Facebook Blocking Leaked iPad App

Yesterday the guys over at Tech Crunch discovered that Facebook’s much anticipated iPad app was actually available in their Facebook iPhone app, and it could be activated with a few modifications.

Well it looks like Facebook doesn’t want people to use the Facebook iPad app until they officially release it, and it would appear that Facebook has now blocked the app, and the workaround to get it running no longer works.

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Assassin’s Creed Embers Animated Movie Arriving November 2011(video)

Ubisoft has announced that it will be releasing a short animated movie called Assassin’s Creed Embers, the short movie will be released alongside the launch of the third game in the Assassin’s Creed series, Assassin’s Creed Revelations in November 2011.

Watch a quick trailer for the new Assassin’s Creed animated movie after the jump, which has been created by the UbiWorkshop, a production division located within Ubisoft Montreal.

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