Skype 5.2 For Mac Released

Skype has released a new version of Skype for Mac, the latest release is version 5.2 and it comes with a range of new features which include the ability to share presentations, photos and documents during a group video call.

Other new features in Skpe 5.2 for Mac include a new update call control bar with video, and now you don’t have to switch back to full screen mode to carry on a video call in Skype, you can just minimize Skype and continue your video call whilst working with other programs on your Mac.

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Playstation 4 To Feature Kinect Style Full-Body Motion Tracking?

Following in the footsteps of Microsoft Xbox 360 and their Kinect controllers Sony’s next Playstation 4 console could have full-body motion tracking according to a report by the Taiwan based Digitimes.

Sony has already officially confirmed that a new Playstation 4 is currently under development, when Sony’s executive vice president and CFO, Masaru Kato revealed the information in a recent conference call to investors. With the launch of the new Sony Playstation 4 expected to be sometime in 2012 according to Taiwan-based component makers.

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The Verbalizer, Open Source Board For Google Voice Search (Video)

The Verbalizer is a open source board which is designed to be used with Google Voice search, and it was created by the guys from Breakfast in New York, who wanted to make an open source dev board that people could use with Google’s Voice search.

The Verbalizer connects to your computer wirelessley via Bluetooth, and when it is activated, The Verbalizer will open Google.com in your browser and activate Google’s voice search, have a look at the video of it in action below.

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HP dv6z Quad Edition AMD Llano-Based Chip Laptop

This week HP has updated its Pavilion range with the addition of their top spec new HP dv6z Quad Edition laptops which are fitted with AMD’s faster Llano-based chips and have processor options from 1.4GHz quad A6-3400M up to a 1.9GHz A8-3530MX. Which when tweaked via AMD’s Turbo technology can reach 2.3GHz and 2.6GHz respectively.

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Motorola Droid Bionic Coming August 4th?

The last thing we heard about the Motorola Droid Bionic is that it would go on sale some time this summer, and now it looks like we may have a possible date, according to Android Central it will launch on Verizon on the 4th of August.

The Motorola Droid Bionic features a dual core 1GHz processor, plus 512MB of RAM, there is also a 4.3 inch qHD display with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels.

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Alternative Alarm Clock Enables You To Create A Personalised Alarm

If you are like me and find rising in the morning a little difficult on some days this innovative alarm clock might be the perfect solution. The Alternative Alarm Clock allows you to plugin in two devices that can then use used to gently or violently wake you from your slumber, its your choice.

The Alternative Alarm Clock concept has been designed by Ki Hyun Kim and acts like an extensions lead once the alarm goes off the clock then turns on any devices that are plugged into it.

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Powershovel CLAP Digital Camera

The Powershovel CLAP digital camera is the creation of Japanese design studio Powershovel, and as you can see from the photos below, this tiny digital camera features a minimalistic design.

The Powershovel Clap measures just 1.4 inches by 2.8 inches by 0.89 inches and weighs in at just 24g, and it features a 2 megapixel F2.8 (3.2mm) lens, and it can take photos in a 1280 x 1024 resolution and record video in 720 x 480 resolution.

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Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare : Star Wars Galactic Warfare Mod Launches

If you are a big fan of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and Star Wars you might already have heard of the Star Wars Mod: Galactic Warfare mod which has been in development since 2009. Well, the new mod is finally finished and has now bee released, converting your Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare game in to  full blown Star Wars battleground.

Within the game you can play as either a trooper of the Imperial Forces or as a soldier from the Rebel Alliance in a number of different locations from Star Wars. Watch the video after the break to see a little gameplay.

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HP ‘s WebOS Roadmap Reveals New Touchpad Tablets

It looks like HP has some new versions of its TouchPad tablets in the works as well as some new webOS smartphones, as their roadmap  has been leaked which reveals that their will be a 64GB TouchPad tablet in August as well as a 4G version.

On top of that it looks like the HP Pre3 will launch in the fall along with the HP Opal, which is rumored to be a 7 inch webOS based tablet, although there really aren’t many other details on it beyond that.

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray Now Available To Pre-Order In The UK

If you have been looking forward to the launch of Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Ray smartphone and live in the UK. You will be pleased to know that the new Xperia Ray is now available to pre-order with shipping expected to commence on 15th August 2011.

The new Xperia Ray is now available for £350 and is equipped with a 854 x 480 Reality Touchscreen Capacitive Display + BRAVIA and powered by a 1Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor powered by 512MB of RAM.

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South Korea Plans To Swap Textbooks For Tablets In Schools By 2015

The Ministry of Education in South Korea has announced that they intend to digitize all text books in schools by 2015, thus removing textbooks from schools and replacing them with digital books.

The plan is that the digital books will be stored in the cloud and the students will be able to access from from a wide range of digital devices, from tablets to computers and smart TVs.

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Google Realtime Search Offline

Google officially launched its Google Realtime Search “www.google.com/realtime” back in August 2010 after running it for sometime in a beta format since October 2009. However as of July 2nd the Google’s Realtime Search has now come to an end due to the expiry of contract between Google and Twitter for Google to show realtime Tweets in its search feeds.

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