Amazon Making Millions More Kindle Fire Tablets To Meet Demand

Yesterday we heard a rumor that Amazon were taking around 50,000 pre-orders per day on their new $199 Android tablet, the Amazon Kindle Fire, and the company could end up selling up to 5 million Kindle Fire’s by the end of the year.

Now Amazon has confirmed that there has been huge demand for the Kindle Fire, and that they are making ‘millions more’ Kindle Fire tablets than they had originally planned.

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Build It Already! Solar Ship Joins The Airship Craze

Since every industry is preoccupied with trends, it comes as no surprise that airships have come into vogue among the aviation-inclined once more. The Solar Ship from Canada’s Solar Ship (what?) is a solar-powered energy-efficient flying machine that doesn’t register high in the sexy scale (a place reserved for the F22 Raptor) but is actually quite feasible. It’s also rugged and slow enough for the passenger to take nice photos (see below).

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Rotundus Outs GroundBot For Rugged Surveillance Purposes (Video)

Not really surprising since we always though it was only a matter of time before someone made a robot shaped like a ball. It’s a no-brainer, really. Seen below is the GroundBot from Swedish company Rotundus, who are further evidence that Swedes are big on robotics these days. It’s an unmanned ground vehicle that’s highly modular and an all-terrain badass to boot. Hit the jump for the whole scoop.

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Griffin Freak Show Halloween iPod touch Cases Debut

Halloween is next week and if you are still in the decorating zone you have time to get a new case for your iPod touch to celebrate the spooky holiday in style. Griffin has unveiled a new line of cases for the iPod touch called Freak Show. The cases will fit the fourth gen touch and have cutouts for controls.

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New Capacitive Touchscreen Works With Gloved Hands

A new touchscreen has been developed by SMK Corp that will allow users to navigate on the touchscreen even while their hands are gloved. SMK overcame the problem not by modifying how a capacitive touchscreen works, but by adding a secondary detection solution to enable users to use gloved hands.

The new screen detection system has been developed by SMK using a new chip that supports high-sensitivity detection and improved detection sensitivity. It does this by employing a sensor panel structure that has a high resistance to noise to prevent malfunctions caused by noise. Enabling it to detect a gloved hand through 1.5mm thick screen resin.

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Minecraft Console Edition Will Be Xbox 360 Exclusive

If you were hoping to play the console edition of Minecraft on either your PlayStation 3 or Nintendo Wii console you might be a little disappointed. As Markus “Notch” Persson has confirmed via his Twitter feed today that the console version of Minecraft, will be exclusive to Microsoft’s Xbox 360 console.

The new Xbox 360 console version of the game will be arriving on Xbox Live in the spring of 2012 and will be available to play at  MineCon. The Minecraft fan event taking place in Las Vegas on November 18th and 19th. You can view the quick E3 Xbox 360 trailer after the jump.

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Geek Solves Rubik’s Cube Whilst Juggling Them (Video)

If you thought solving a Rubi’s Cube wasn’t hard enough, what about solving one whilst juggling another two, thats what David Calvo decided to do in his latest video which you can see below.

As well as being able to solve a Rubik’s Cube whilst juggling two others, Calvo has in the past solved two Rubik’s Cube’s at once as well as being able to solve one blindfolded.

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Sony 3D Digital Recording Binoculars Arrive In Stores Next Month (video)

If you have been patiently waiting for the arrival of Sony’s new 3D Digital Recording Binoculars, you’ll be pleased to know about your wait is nearly over and they are now expected to start shipping in November, and are already available to pre-order from some retailers.

The Sony 3D Digital Recording Binoculars combine the magnification capabilities of binoculars with the recording capabilities of a camcorder, and are available in two different models the DEV-3 and DEV-5. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action and their features explained.

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Netflix Loses 800,000 Customers In Last Quarter

When Netflix launches in the UK And Ireland soon it will be hoping to make up a few of the customer subscriptions it has reported losing in the last quarter, which is estimated at around 800,000 customers.

The loses are due to a few bad moves by Netflix over the past few months when it first decided to increase its prices and then split its DVD disk lending service and in streaming service into two separate companies annoying it exiting customer base. After which it then back tracked and cancelled the creation of the new company Qwikster set to take on its DVD rental business.

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Apple To Launch 4G LTE iPhone In 2012?

Apple recently launched its fifth generation iPhone, the iPhone 4S and now the rumors are already starting about next years iPhone, and according to the latest reports, the 2012 iPhone will be a 4G LTE capable device.

As LTE is becoming more popular and the mobile networks are rolling the service out to more areas, more manufacturers are expected to make LTE compatible devices, which will include Apple, Nokia, Sony Ericsson and more.

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