Rotor Digital Camera Concept, Replaces Buttons With Dials

An innovative concept camera design has been created by French designer Charlie Nghiem which has no buttons to navigate its features with but uses a stack of dials positioned on the right hand side to allow you to select the modes and features you would like to use.

When you spin any dial a settings menu appears on the LCD display screen on the back of the camera, providing easy reference and selection. The dial stack also provides an easy visual key so you can easily see exactly which modes you are using at any given time.

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Samsung Wembley Windows Phone 7 Smartphone Leaked

It would appear that Microsoft may have inadvertently leaked the names of some new Windows Phone 7 Mango smartphones, according to a recent report, and one of those device is called the Samsung Wembley

Unfortunately we don’t have any photos of the Samsung Wembley, but according to the guys over at Pocket Now the Samsung Wembley will feature a 3.7 inch Super AMOLED WVGA multi-touch touchscreen display.

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Facebook Delays Public Timeline Launch (video)

Following on from the introduction of its new Facebook Timeline feature late last month a Chicago company called has claimed that the new Facebook Timeline service will threaten their business and possible force them to close, and has now engaged in to legal proceeding against Facebook.

However Judge Edmond Chang has refused to grant a temporary restraining order on Facebook and declined to stop Facebook users signing up for the new feature through Facebook’s developer program. Which has already seen nearly 1.1 million Facebook users signup to the new feature, with 100,000 to 200,000 more signing on every day.

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Spotify Enables Radio Feature For US Customers

Spotify has finally rolled out the Spotify radio feature to its US customers this week. The feature which has been available in the UK and Europe for some time provides a custom way of creating playlists similar to that of listening to a radio broadcast, but didn’t roll out in the US when Spotify arrived two months a ago.

Spotify has now corrected the issue and US customers can now use the radio feature just like other worldwide users. However just like other users you can only use the feature on the desktop client and not within mobile applications.

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Sonnet Unveils Fusion F2QR Portable 2 Drive Storage Complete With RAID Support

Sonnet has unveiled a new storage solution they have added to their range in the form of the new Fusion F2QR drive which provides a small portable drive supporting RAID measuring 5.9 x 6.1 x 0.95 inches.

The Fusion F2, two-drive RAID SATA storage system, has a built-in hardware RAID controller for configuring the drives and offers connection via eSATA, FireWire 800, FireWire 400, or USB 2.0 cable. Its constructed from aluminium, and includes 2 x 2.5″ 1TB HDDs positioned side-by-side.

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NEC Demos Android Based Notebook Prototype

NEC in demoed a new notebook prototype in Japan which runs Google’s Android OS, although no details were given on which version of Android was being run on the notebook.

The prototype notebook is know as the NEC MGS and it features a 7 inch OLED touchscreen display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels, and also comes with HSUPA and WiFi connections.

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The Forza 4 Demolition Derby (video)

If you are looking forward to playing the highly anticipated new Forza 4 racing game which launches today, this new demo showing a little of the damage you can cause will whet your appetite a little more until you get your own copy.

The video shows what happens when you travel the wrong way around the circuit in a BMW F10 M5 and also provides a little insight in to the sound effects of crashes which are a lot more creative, that those included in GT5, who’s crash sound effects are a little weak to say the least.

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Mozilla Developing Gladius 3D Gaming Engine

Mozilla has unveiled its new Paladin project which has been started to push 3D gaming on the web and bring 3D gaming to your web browser. The Paladin project team is currently building a new 3D gaming engine called Gladius and a new game called RescueFox to test the games engine before release.

Mozilla explains their new Paladin project as sitting at the intersection of 3D gaming, JavaScript framework and library development, and the browser.


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BT Suffers Major Broadband Outage In The UK (Updated)

The UK’s largest provider of broadband here in the UK, British Telecom (BT) has suffered a major broadband outage throughout the UK, with thousands of users around the UK being unable to to connect to the Internet.

It would appear that the outage is widespread across the UK with reports coming in from major UK cities that both BT’s business broadband and home broadband is down.

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64GB iPhone 4S Appears On Vodafone Germany

We have already seen some leaked photos of the new iPhone 4S, as well as some detail of its existence found in the latest version of iTunes, now a major mobile carrier has listed the iPhone 4S on their website.

Vodafone Germany has listed the iPhone 4S on their website, and what is interesting is that along with 16GB and 32GB models of the iPhone 4S they have also listed a 64GB model of the iPhone 4S.

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LG Optimus Slider For Virgin Mobile Gets Official

It looks like Virgin Mobile in the US will have a couple of new Android smartphones, one of those is the new LG Optimus Slider which we heard about recently, and it comes with Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

The LG Optimus Slider features a full slide out QWERTY keyboard plus a 3.2 inch multi-touch touchscreen display, and a 3.2 megapixel camera, plus WiFi and Bluetooth, and a microSD card slot.

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Bolshoi Universe Simulation Is The Most Accurate Ever Created (video)

Researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz have used a NASA super computer to build the most accurate universe simulation ever created. The Bolshoi Universe Simulation is currently the most accurate cosmological simulation of the evolution of the large-scale structure of the universe and took four years to create and 6 million cpu hours to run on the Pleiades supercomputer.

Its been constructed to provide astronomers around the world with new guides for observing and describing the most distant galaxies that telescopes can see. Watch a video of the Bolshoi Universe Simulation after the jump.

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