Spotify Closes Open Service, Replaces It With 6 Month Unlimited Trial

Following on from their announcement earlier in the week to only accept new customers who have a Facebook accounts or sign up for one. Spotify has today announced that it will be closing their Open account service and replacing it with a six month unlimited trial. After your 6 months are up, your trial will be limited to 10 hours of streaming per month and a 5-play limit will be applied to individual tracks.

If you already have a Open account with Spotify, the company have explained what will happen in a statement after the jump. If you are already a paying subscriber to Spotify there are no changes to your account.


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QNAP Unveils Three New Turbo NAS Private Cloud Storage Solutions

Today QNAP the maker of network attached storage (NAS) has unveiled three new additions to its range in the form of the new TS-419P II (4-drive), TS-219P II (2-drive) and TS-119P II (single-drive) storage solutions, which have been designed for both home and business use.

All three Turbo NAS devices are powered by a 2.0 GHz Marvell processor, and have 512MB of DDR3 memory, Gigabit Ethernet (one port on the TS-119P II and TS-219P II, two on the TS-419P II), active cooling, support for both 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch SATA drives together with USB 2.0 and eSATA connectivity.

TS-419P II

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Minecraft Used To Recreate The Simpsons Intro (video)

Minecraft has been used to create a number of amazing and wacky movies and projects since its launch. But if you are a fan of The Simpsons and Minecraft this fantastic recreation of The Simpsons intro movie is well worth a viewing and must have taken some time to create.

The creator of the movie does ask to be forgiven for the Maggie block. Watch the video after the jump. Enjoy!

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Apple’s iPhone 5, iPod Event Official, 4th Of October

It looks like the rumors about the 4th of October for the iPhone 5 event were correct, as Apple has now confirmed that it is holding a special event on the 4th of October at the Apple Campus in Cupertino, and the event will start at 10.00 am PT.

We are looking forward to see what Apple have to unveil, we know we will see iOS 5 and iCloud, as well as a new iPhone, which could either be the iPhone 5, the iPhone 4S or both.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Appears At The FCC

Samsung announced its latest Android tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7, when it was announced we weren’t sure if it would be heading to the US, but now it looks like it is as it has appeared at the FCC.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 will come with Android 3.2 Honeycomb and it features a 7.7 inch Super AMOLED Plus display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, processing is provided by a dual core 1.4GHz processor and it also come with 1GB of Ram and a choice of either 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of built in storage, there is also HSPA+ connectivity.

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Wacom Launches New Bamboo Tablet Range

Today Wacom has announced a new range of Bamboo Tablets its just added to its portfolio of products. The new range has been created to provide designers and visual communicators with methods of sketching and note taking. There are three tablets in the range starting at $80 rising up to $200, called the Connect, Capture, and Create.

At the bottom of the range the Bamboo Connect is a pen-only tablet and ideally suited for digital pen note taking, doodling and white-boarding enabling you to transfer your ideas directly to your Mac or PC instantly.



Wacom Bamboo Tablet Range

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Huawei Discovery Expedition Mobile Phone Announced

Huawei has teamed up with Discovery and have announced the new Hauwei Discovery Expedition mobile phone, which is designed to be a rugged smartphone for outdoor types.

The Huawei Discovry Expedition mobile phone is designed to be water and dust proof as well as shock resistant, and it comes with GPS, a G-sensor and a built in torch, plus it comes with a range of social networking features which include Facebook and Twitter.

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Mozilla Working To Solve Firefox Add-on Compatibility Issues

With Mozilla adopting a new accelerated release format and increasing the speed at which it is rolling out updates for its Firefox browser issues have started to arise with Firefox add-on compatibility.

Now Mozilla has formulated a new plan to try and curb the add-on compatibility issues and with the launch of Firefox 7, 99 percent of the add-ons will be compatibility from version 6. However this doesn’t take in to consideration the ones not hosted in its marketplace.


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Infinity Ward Vows To Remove Cheaters From Modern Warfare 3

Infinity Ward has announced in an interview that it will be taking a hard line on cheaters in its latest Modern Warfare 3 title. Looking to remove cheaters for its online games once and for all using a new code verification technology.

We have all experienced it at some time whilst playing online games, the lone gunman you cant drop, who amazingly drops everyone else with a single headshot. Cheaters have been an ongoing problem within Modern Warfare 2 but when Modern Warfare 3 launches in November there maybe a lot less if any to worry about.

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Skype For iPhone, iPad And iPod Touch Gets Updated

Skype has updated its iOS app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, and the new version, version 3.5.84 comes with a range of new features as well as some bug fixes, plus some features that everyone may not be happy about.

One of the new features in the Skype iOS app is Bluetooth support for the iPad 2, and Skype will now be showing you adverts if you do not have any Skype credit, a calling subscription or premium subscription.

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ZTE Shows Off 7 Inch NVIDIA Kal-El Quad Core Tablet

We have already seen NVIDIA’s new Kal-El processor in action, but now it would appear that we have the first actual consumer tablet which features the new quad core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, the ZTE T98.

The ZTE T98 was recently shown off at an exhibition in China, and it features a quad core 1.5GHz processor, plus a 7 inch 1280 x 800 resolution display, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage.

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