LG Announces Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Update For Existing Devices

LG has announced some details of when  it will be releasing the latest version of Google’s mobile OS, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to its existing range of smartphones.

LG will start updating various devices from the 2nd and 3rd quarters of 2012, and some of the devices to get the update include the LG Optimus LTE, Prada phone by LG 3.0, the LG Optimus 2X, the LG Optimus Sol, the LG my Touch Q and the LG Eclipse.

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Yamaha’s Retro Cool THR5 Amp Debuts

Yamaha makes all sorts of audio gear. I’ve seen more docks for smartphones and home theater bars than anything from the company. It has a new amp for musicians that looks really cool with a very retro design. The outside may look like something from decades ago, but inside it’s modern.

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Apple Eyes Fuel Cell MacBooks

A pair of new patent apps show that Apple is eyeing MacBooks that have fuel cells for power. The fuel cell isn’t a new concept, but so far there are no notebooks on the market using them. The fuel cell is cool because there is no charge time, you just add more fuel and you can work indefinitely.

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Japanese Geniuses Building A Gundam

The Japanese are still at it, people. (Okay so they’re always at it.) More than 50 years since Ozamu Tezuka conceived of Astro Boy, Japanese scientists continue to obsess over that most illusive goal–a robot. But this time, they’re building a giant one. Fine, it’s not a Gundam, but what else can you call a 13 foot mecha? The Hajime Research Institute, rather than give Bandai free promo, consider their current work as building a viable ‘4 meter robot’ aka mobile suit. Close enough.

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Bronze Bones: Hand-Made Domino Puts New Spin On Old Game

Like classic Star Craft, some games never get old. Seen below are a set of dominoes. Look unfamiliar? Don’t fret, it’s the same dominoes you loved before you fell under the spell of first person shooters. Except this time, well this time the artful creators chose bronze as their material. Charcoal blackened bronze, to be specific. The result is a 21st century hyper modern reinvention of the ancient game, which when played correctly, may last ages.

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Apple Building New Palo Alto “Prototype” Store

The San Jose Mercury News has this week reported that Apple is looking to build a new “prototype store” in Palo Alto, Calif. Which is expected to cost around $3.15 million and offer around 15,030-square-foot of retail space. The new retail space is linked to architectural firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, who describe the new build in the planning documents as a “new prototype” as well as acting as a “commons for community to gather.”

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QuNeo, Multi-touch Open Source MIDI Pad Controller (video)

A new QuNeo, Multi-touch Open Source MIDI Pad Controller is looking to make the jump from concept to production has started it journey very well over on the Kickstarter website. having already passed its initially required $15,000 pledge sum by raising an impressive $88,764, with still 17 days to go.

The QuNeo multi-touch pad roughly the size of an iPad is a unique controller designed for electronic musicians, DJs, VJs and DIY hackers. While it covers all of the functionality of other pad controllers, QuNeo adds the power of touch recognition in other dimensions. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.

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Motorola Droid 4 Turns Up On Verizon Site

We heard yesterday that we may have to wait until February for Verizon to launch the new Motorola Droid 4, we had previously heard that the device may launch this week.

We still don’t have any more details on a launch date for the Droid 4, but the guys from Pocket now spotted the Droid 4 on the DroidDoes website and managed to get some screenshots of the device along with some specifications, which you can see below.

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Huawei Ascend II For US Cellular Announced

US Cellular has announced their latest Android smartphone, the Huawei Ascend II which is designed to be a budget Android handset that will retail for free after a $2100 rebate when you take out a new contract with US Cellular.

The Huawei Ascend II features a 3.5 inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels, there is also a 600MHz processor, and it comes with Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

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BioShock 2 Arriving On Mac OS X January 2012

Bioshock fans will be please to learn that the sequel to the popular Bioshock game, will be arriving on Mac OS X in January 2012. The port on to the Mac is being created by Mac dev Feral Interactive, who will also be responsible for the Mac version of Bioshock 2’s distribution online.

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