Researchers Unveil New Magnetic Soap Which Could Help Clear Oil Spills At Sea

Researchers at Bristol University in the UK have developed a new kind of composed of iron-rich salts dissolved in water, which responds to a magnetic field when placed in solution. Its hoped the new magnetic soap will be able to be used to help clear up oil spills from the sea, without polluting the surrounding waters.Soap is made of long molecules with ends that behave differently: One end of the molecule is attracted to water and the other is repelled by it.

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PocketBook A7 Android Tablet Announced

PocketBook has today announced details of their new A7 tablet which is equipped with a 7″ capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1024 x 600. The new Pocketbook A7 Android Tablet is powered by a 1GHz Texas Instruments TI3621 CPU with 2GB Flash storage and supports Wifi connectivity.

Running Android Gingerbread the A7 is a smaller version of the PocketBook A10 tablet we featured back in September last year. With full Android Market support you can install your very own selection of applications, at its equipped with a 2 megapixel front facing camera.

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Rock Prodigy iPad App Uses Guitar Hero Style Instruction To Make Guitar Lessons More Fun (video)

A new guitar tuition instruction method has been created in the form of an iOS application called Rock Prodigy. Which has been created to provide a more gaming style interface to help learn to play the guitar, bringing a little of the Guitar Hero game to the iPad.

The new Rock Prodigy Guitar application launched on the iTunes App store later last year, and listens to your guitar, shows you what to play, and even gives you points for hitting the right notes. Watch the promotional video after the jump to see the iPad app in action.

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Google Takeout Export Tool Updated By Google’s Data Liberation Front

A new update has been rolled out by Google’s Data Liberation Front, adding new features to Google’s export tool that has been designed to easily enable Google users to remove and import data in and out of Google products, such as Gmail, Calendar and Docs.

The new update brings with it additions to the export feature for Google Docs which adds export support for ODT, PDF, RTF, Text, Word, and HTML. Enabling you to download from many different Google services at the same time into one convenient file.

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Counter Strike Map Recreates The Office From The TV Series (video)

Counter Strike fans of the TV series The Office by NBC, might enjoy playing this new Counter Strike Source map which has been created, modelling the Dunder Mifflin paper mill offices from the comic TV series.

The map builder has been creating the CSS map on an off since 2009 and has done a fine job, creating The Office in all its glory. Spending over 500 hours building each section in detail, see the results in the video after the jump.

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SIM Free White Samsung Galaxy Note Now Available In The UK

The other day Samsung announced that the white Samsung Galaxy Note would be available in the UK exclusively through UK retailer John Lewis, and now it appears that the exclusivity only lasted a couple of days as the device is now available from other UK retailers.

We just got an email from the guys over at Clove to let us know that they now have the SIM free white Samsung Galaxy Note in stock, and the device is available for £538.80 including taxes.

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Mackie Unveils DL1608 iPad Mixer (video)

We have featured a number of iPad powered mixers over the last couple of weeks, which have been feature at this years NAMM show. Another to add to the list is the newly unveiled Mackie DL1608 iPad mixer, which uses your iPad for processing power.

Once docked within the Mackie DL1608 your iPad connects wirelessly enabling you to control the mixer via Mackie’s Master Fader iPad app. Watch the video after the jump to see the new unveiled Mackie DL1608 in action.

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Apple Has Paid $4 Billion To App Developers

As well as announcing record profits, plus record sales of the iPhone and iPad, Apple also released some details on how much money they have paid to developers of applications for their iOS platform.

Apple announced back in 20120 that they had paid developers over $1 billion in revenue, this jumped to $2.5 billion by the summer of 2011, and now Apple has announced that they have paid out a massive $4 billion to application developers.

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JLab B-Flex X-Bass USB Speaker Unveiled

Anyone looking to add a little base to their laptop audio system, might be interested in the new JLab’s B-Flex X-Bass USB speaker which can easily be installed into any USB port to provide a little more depth to your music or gaming audio.

Once plugged into your notebook USB port, the B-Flex X-Bass speaker uses a flexible arm to allow you to position it to meet your audio needs, and even comes with a small removable triangular kickstand support. To stop the weight of the speaker damaging your notebook USB port, and support the speaker against bass kicks at higher volumes.

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HTC To Announce New Smartphones February 26th

We have seen a couple of leaked HTC smartphones over the last few months and now we have an actual date on when HTC will be unveiling its latest Android smartphones as well as other smartphones and devices.

HTC has sent out invites to a special event on then 26th of February 2012, which is the day before Mobile World Congress starts in Barcelona on the 27th of February.

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Command & Conquer Converted Into HTML 5 Browser Game (video)

Gamers who enjoyed the classic Command & Conquer game which was originally launched back in 1995. Will be pleased to know that developer Aditya Ravi Shankar, has now created the game as a HTML 5 version which can be enjoyed directly from your browser. The new browser based version is still a work in progress at the moment explains Shankar, but it still provides you with all the classic gameplay of the original.

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