Apple’s New 27 Inch Thunderbolt Displays Headed To Stores

Apple announced their new 27 inch Thunderbolt Display back in July, and it looks like the first ones will start shipping to Apple Store’s this week, and will probably start shipping to people who have already ordered them at the same time.

The Apple Thunderbolt display features a 27 inch LED backlit screen with a resolution of 2560 by 1440 pixels, and it also features IPS technology which gives the Thunderbolt display a viewing angle of 178 degrees.

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Facebook iOS App Updated To 3.5, Adds New Privacy Settings

Facebook has released a new version of their iOS app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, Facebook 3.5, and the latest version comes with a range of new features as well as a number of bug fixes.

Facebook 3.5 now makes it easier to share stuff with your Facebook friends, you can now tag friends and places in posts, as well as share external links from the web view.

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BMW Adds Steam Engine To Prototype 5 Series

BMW has added a small steam turbine engine to a prototype 5 series, and in attempt to improve fuel efficiency, and it looks like they have been able to increase the fuel efficiency of the vehicle by around 10 percent.

The small steam turbine engine uses excess heat from the exhaust system, to boil a fluid and turn it into steam, the steam then powers the turbine, which then converts the power into electricity which is uses to power the vehicle as well as the petrol engine.

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BlackBerry Torch 9850 Lands On Verizon, 8th September

RIM’s latest smartphone, the BlackBerry Torch 9850 will be available from Verizon Wireless in the US from tomorrow, the 8th of September for $199.99 when you sign up to a new two year agreement with Verizon.

The BlackBerry Torch 9850 features a 3.7 inch multi-touch touchscreen display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, processing is provided by a 1.2GHz processor, and it also features a 5 megapixel camera which can record HD video in 720p.

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Halo 4 Creative Director Leaving Project

Despite what any given sixteen year old boy might think, there is apparently a person alive who not only wouldn’t kill for the chance to work on the next entry in the Halo franchise, but has already done so and found that it’s not exactly what it’s cracked up to be.

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Sony Names Ex-Homeland Security Director As “Chief Security Intelligence Officer”

Something tells us  landing a job at one of the planet’s leading video game companies wasn’t what  former director of the US National Cyber Security Center Philip Reitinger had in mind back in his college years. Nevertheless, PR makes for strange bedfellows and we’ve certainly seen stranger than the company behind Singstar and a former Homeland Security official.

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GameStop Offers Store Credit for Used iOS Gear

GameStop has started taking trades on used iOS devices that people want to swap for store credit. The iPhone and iPad are serious gaming devices along with the iPod touch and it’s no surprise that GameStop is taking trades. 9to5Mac reports that sources are telling it that GameStop will start carrying the entire line of iOS devices.

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Google+ API Not Arriving Any Time Soon

If you are a developer waiting to get your hands on the new Google+ API which has been promised by Google, unfortunately you will need to wait a few months more according to the Tech Crunch website.

The news comes from a Google+ developer (who would prefer to remain anonymous) who recently asked the question to a Google+ project manager, with the reply that the API is still “months” away from an official release to developers.

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BookTrack App Brings Soundtracks To Books (video)

An innovative new application has been developed called BookTrack that has been designed to enable soundtracks to accompany books. It seems a little strange at first, but the BookTrack application uses custom built soundtracks that have been synchronised with e-books text to dramatically boost the reader’s imagination and engagement as they read.

Watch the demo video after the jump to see how the new application works and can make your book reading more engaging.


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Sony Nex-5N Goes On Sale For $699

Sony’s latest camera in its NEX range, the Sony NEX-5N was announced last month, and it looks like it is now available in the US for $699.99 from the Sony store online.

The Sony NEX-5N features a 16.1 megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor, with an ISO range up to 25600, and it features Sony’s interchangeable E-mount lens system.

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