Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Hits The UK August 12th?

We have been hearing a lot about Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 recently, but what about their new Galaxy Tab 8.9 tablet? The last thing we heard was that it had turned up on Amazon Germany, but there were no details on when it would actually launch.

Now the Galaxy Tab 8.9 has turned up on Amazon UK, and Amazon have it listed with a shipping date of the 12th of August, which is next Friday, so that looks like it could be the possible UK launch date.

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HTC To Launch Up To Eight New Smartphones This Quarter

HTC’s smartphones have become incredibly popular over the last few years, mainly thanks to Google’s Android OS, and they also produce Windows Phone 7 smartphones.

Now HTC’s CEO, Peter Chou has announced that the company will launch between six and eight new smartphones this quarter, and whilst he didn’t give details of any models that will be announced, we suspect that we will see some of the rumored devices we have heard about over the last few months.

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Pierre Cardin Launches ‘Designer’ Android Tablet

Pierre Cardin has launched what it is calling the ‘UK’s first designer tablet PC’, and this new tablet features a 7 inch capacitive multi-touch display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels and it comes with Android 2.2 Froyo.

Other specifications on the Pierre Cardin tablet include a 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM 4GB of built in storage plus a microSD card slot that can take up to 16GB cards.

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Jerrycan Speakers Designed By Ben Parker

If you are something of a petrol head or looking for something a little different in the way speakers. This pair of unique Jerrycan Speakers might be the perfect match for your pad and music system.

The Jerrycan Speakers have been designed by Ben Parker as part of his new designs for 2011. They are constructed using recycled jerrycan fuel canisters together with recycled insulation and are available in a range of finishes.

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Samsung’s Australian Galaxy Tab 10.1 Launch Event Postponed

First we heard that Samsung had decided not to launch the new Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia until it an Apple settle their differences through court on the lawsuit that Apple is bringing against Samsung on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and other devices.

Then Samsung announced that they would be launching the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia, although it would be a different version than the US version that Apple are disputing, Samsung were scheduled to launch the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia next week, the event has now been cancelled and Samsung has released the following statement.

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id Software Launches Rage HD On iPad 2 With 1080p HDMI TV Output

Rage HD is a first-person on-rails shooter built using id Software’s powerful Tech 5 game engine and today id Software has rolled out a new version of the game which brings with it newly iPad 2 optimised features and graphics.

Rage HD 1.21 for iPad 2 has now been recompiled especially for iOS4 providing improved compatibility and 1080p HDMI TV Output. Allowing you to now play Rage HD on your big screen TV.

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Call Of Duty: Black Ops Rezurrection DLC Announced

Activision has announced its fourth pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops, the latest one is called Call Of Duty: Black Ops Rezurrection, and it will be released for the Xbox 360 first on the 23rd of August and then for the PS3 and PC at a later date.

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Rezurrection will feature five maps, four which are remastered and upgraded versions from Call of Duty: World at War: “Nacht der Untöten,” “Verrückt,” “Shi No Numa,” and “Der Riese,”.

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Kanex SnapX Connects Two Mac Machines To One Monitor

If you are lucky enough to own a couple of Mac machines but only have enough desk space for one monitor a new adapter called the Kanex SnapX will let you link two Mac systems to one monitor.

The SnapX is fitted with two mini DisplayPort connectors, 2 x USB connectors and two integrated cables design to enable you to connect two Macs machines to either your 24 or 27 inch Apple Display. A single button on the Kanex SnapX allows you to jump back and fore between your Mac machines.

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Microsoft Releases New Kinect For Windows SDK Beta

Microsoft has released a new version of its Kinect for Windows SDK beta, and the latest version adds a range of new features and enhancements to the Kinect for Windows SDK.

The latest version gives developers access to a new set of data, which includes raw sensor data, and also some new API’s to query data and results from the Kinect’s natural user interface.

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Samsung Shows Off TouchWiz UX For Galaxy Tab 10.1 (Video)

Samsung is one of the first companies to reveal a customized user interface for their Android Honeycomb tablets, in the form of the Samsung Touchwiz UX, which will be released to the Galaxy Tab 10.1 as an update tomorrow, Friday the 5th of August.

The new TouchWiz UX will give the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 a custom look and feel, and will add in a wide range of features over the standard Android Honeycomb UI to the Galaxy Tab 10.1, you can see a video of it in action below.

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Google’s Senior Lawyer Attacks Apple And Microsoft Over Android

Both Microsoft and Apple have been going after Google’s Android OS, with Microsoft signing patents deals with a number of Android smartphone manufacturers and Apple suing the popular Android device makers like Samsung and HTC.

Google has been pretty quiet on the whole situation , until now, Google’s David Drummond who is the companies Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, has posted a blog post attacking, Apple, Microsoft and Oracle.

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3D Sound Recording Using Mitra 3D Mic Pro (video)

You have all heard of 3D movies well a new 3D microphone from Mitra called the 3D Mic Pro allows sounds to be recorded in amazing realistic clarity in immersive 3D. The new 3D Mic Pro uses patent pending technology to capture breathtaking binaural like immersive sound in any sound recorder or video camera equipped with Mic, Line or XLR socket.

The 3D Mic Pro is equipped with a new type of audio signal processing system that is able to record the subtle sound differences we would hear between our left and right ears, that a stereo mic doesn’t. Transforming those sounds into a digital file that can then be played back through headphones to create a vivid 3D sound perception.

Watch and listen using headphones if you have them to the the video after the jump to hear the new 3D Mic Pro in action and the difference in sound quality it delivers.

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