iPad 3 With Retina Display Arriving Early 2012?

More rumours have surfaced this week adding to the speculation that Apple might be launching their new iPad 3 equipped with a HD retina display sometime in the early part of 2012. It was thought that the new iPad 3might launch towards the end of 2011 but it now looks like it will probably ship more inline with Apple’s traditional release schedule between January – March.

The next generation iPad 3 is expected to be equipped with a 2048 x 1536 resolution display upgrading from the current 1024 x 768 screen in the iPad 2 and the WSJ has published new information from a source close to the production of the iPad 3.

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AMD Updates Its Award-winning C- and E-Series Accelerated Processing Units

AMD has this week announced the release of their newly updated Accelerated Processing Units (APU) available from today for ultrathin and value notebooks netbooks, all-in-ones and desktop PC’s.

The new AMD APUs updates include the addition of enhanced high definition graphics, together with new enhanced DDR3 1,333 MHz memory to provide performance boosts across the series. Together with am extended battery resting life of 12 hours on a full charge on the C-series APUs, and 10.5 hours on the new E-series. Roughly increasing the performance by four times when compared to previous platforms.

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Check Out This Impressive Winning Solitaire Sculpture

Ever played Solitaire on an old Microsoft Windows OS? It’s a life transforming experience. The mental strain involved usually leads to a powerful addiction for the game that can only be checked by a few wins. Oh yes, the wins. If you’ve never won on Windows solitaire, you’ve never beheld the flood of cards leaping out the screen.

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Fujitsu IS12T Windows Phone 7.5 Mango Now Available To Pre-Order?

If you have been patiently waiting for the arrival of  Windows Phone Mango, you will be pleased to know that a Fujitsu IS12T device may now available to pre-order and is hoped will start shipping on August 25th.

The Fujitsu IS12T Windows Phone 7.5 Mango was spotted on a display stand in the Biccamera Yurakucho Tokyo store, but it is thought that these devices might be dummy devices. If true the new Fujitsu IS12T will be the first Windows Phone running the new Mango operating system that was first unveiled by Microsoft last October. Even though the new Window Phone Mango update and device were officially expected to land sometime inSeptember.

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Skype Acquire GroupMe, Group Messaging Service

Skype has announced its intensions to acquire the GroupMe company, a new app startup, founded in 2010 at the Techcrunch Disrupt Hackathon.  GroupMe has created and provides a group messaging service that helps users stay in touch with each other and will enable Skype to enhanced further its mobile offerings. Combining the new text based service with their acquisition of mobile video provider Qik, which Skype announced earlier this year.

The GroupMe company offers a free texting service that  works across mobile devices and platforms, enabling users to connect, share locations, photos and make easily communicate with their contacts and friends.

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Apple Releases iOS 5 Beta 6 To Developers

Over the weekend Apple has rolled out a new version of its iOS 5 software with the unveiling of iOS 5 Beta 6 to developers. So if you have Apple developer access the new release is now available to download from the Apple website.

The latest iOS 5 Beta 6 has been release by Apple as expected and on schedule, with only around two weeks passing since the previous edition was made available.

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Harvard Lab Wants To Find The Missing Link Between Birds And Dinosaurs

The lab in particular is Arhat Abzhanov’s. The scientist is on quite a mission. Without having to plod through excess jargon, he wants to find out which genes among bird embryos are dormant. When he does, he intends to apply the method to curing a birth defect known as HFM or Hemifacial microsomia. As the name suggests, it’s a facial anomaly that affect one out of every 4,500 births.

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Apes Rising: Ultimate Party Animal Costume Goes Live

With the ‘Lazy Song’ inducing global LSS and the latest Planet of the Apes movie enthralling audiences, it comes as no surprise that monkeys are coming back in a big way. What we have here is a certified Party Animal Outfit (says so in the accompanying t-shirt) for those brave souls who like going to parties decked out in a costume. Not sure if it will invite derisive sneers or welcome applause, but wearing costumes is proven to reduce socially awkward situations.

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Unorthodox Gamera Helicopter Actually Flies (Video)

Ladies and gentlemen, an American biology student now holds the record for the world’s longest human powered flight by a female. She’s Judy Wexler and in the picture below she’s on Gamera, a carbon fiber four rotor aircraft that’s on track to bag the Sikorsky prize. It’s a holy grail of sorts among helicopter enthusiasts, its criteria being an unattainable goal of 60 seconds of human powered flight. Ms. Wexler has so far only managed less than a fifth of that span with her machine, but she’s determined.

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Hacker Build Hand-Mounted Tacit Sonar Device (Video)

So this real clever guy named Steve is being credited for making the Haptic. It’s quite an impressive gadget that’s actually a portable sonar device for the blind. The technology, however, isn’t new. What Steve really accomplished was make it more compact for wearing on the wrist. As the accompanying blog post put it, “It’s like strapping a bat on your wrist.” Couldn’t have been any blunter.

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