Awesome Lego Pneumatic Robotic Arm (video)

The very impressive Lego pneumatic robotic arm has been built by Max Shepard, and has been constructed to accurately mimic the full range of motion of a normal human arm and hand. The amount of weight the Lego pneumatic arm can lift is limited to the shape of the object and orientation of the wrist and elbow, but in its current construction state this is limited to just a couple of pounds.

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New 15 And 17 Inch Ultra Thin MacBook Pros In The Works?

We have been hearing rumors over the last few months that Apple may decide to change the design of their MacBook Pro range to a new ultra thin form factor similar to that of the MacBook Air.

Now the rumors have started to surface again, that Apple will update its MacBook Pro range with a new ultra thin design, and integrated solid state drives like the MacBook Air.

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LG Optimus Vu Poses For The Camera

Last week LG released a teaser for a new Android smartphone, the LG Optimus VU, which LG has said will come with a 5 inch touchscreen display with a 4:3 aspect ratio.

Now we have our first photo of the LG Optimus VU, pictured next to another 5 inch smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Note, which you can see below.

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ITV Tells Apple Not To Use iTV Brand For Apple HDTV

We know Apple is working on a new HDTV, which many have named as the iTV, although if this turns out to be the actual name of the device it could spell trouble for Apple.

The brand name for ITV is used by UK broadcaster ITV, and apparently ITV have now written to Apple asking them not to use the iTV brand name for their new HDTV.

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Oregon Scientific MEEP! Children’s Tablet Unveiled

Oregon Scientific has this week unveiled a new Android tablet its added to their range of products in the form of the MEEP!, which has been created specifically for children age 6 and up.

The new Oregon Scientific MEEP! tablet is equipped with a 7 inch colour touchscreen, together with WiFi connectivity. Once officially launched at the American International Toy fair, the MEEP! tablet will also feature a variety of accessories sold separately, including musical instruments.

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Samsung Galaxy Nexus Used As A Desktop Computer (Video)

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich come with support for Bluetooth and USB peripherals, plus HDMI, so Christian Qantrell decided to see what it would be like using his Galaxy Nexus as a desktop computer.

The video below shows Christian’s Galaxy Nexus hooked up to an external monitor, and connected to an Apple keyboard and Trackpad, and he wanted to replicate desktop functions on the device without any hacking and just using normal equipment.

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Google Suspends Prepaid Credit Card Functions On Google Wallet

Last week a number of security flaws were discovered in Google Wallet, with one of the flaws affecting only rooted devices and the other flaw affecting both rooted and non rooted devices.

On the weekend Google posted a response to the reported security flaws, and have taken some steps to limit their impact and they have disabled the ability for prepaid cards on Google Wallet.

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aTV Flash Update For Jailbroken Apple TVs Adds New Playback Options And Auto Backups

Firecore the developers and creators of the aTV Flash Apple TV software package that can be installed on jailbroken Apple TV devices, and supercharges it features. Has this week rolled out a new up bringing with it automatic firmware backup options, as well as an extensive list on new features and tweaks. Other new features in the update have enabled more language support, extra remote commands, and added support for embedded DVD chapters to name just a few.

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Spotify iPhone App Gets Updated

Spotify has released a new version of their Spotify iPhone app, and the new version of the application comes with a number of new features and enhancements.

One of the new features in the latest version of the Spotify iPhone app is the ability to stream music in an ‘extreme’ quality mode, which brings 320kbps music to your iPhone.

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Acer Iconia Tab A200 Gets Android 4.0 ICS Update

Acer has started rolling out the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update to their Iconia Tab A200 update, and the update is available as an OTA update for the tablet.

If you haven’t received the Android 4.0 update on your Acer Iconia Tab A200, you can check if it is available by going to Settings > About tablet > System update > Check now, on your device.

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