Mac OS X Skype 5.4 Beta Brings Facebook Integration

Today Skype has released a new beta version for Mac OS X Skype 5.4, which brings with it Facebook integration and features that are already been added to the Skype 5.5 Windows version.

The new update brings all the same features Windows users have been using including the ability to now IM and connect with your Facebook friends without leaving Skype. As well as allowing you to read and update your News Feed, as well as comment and ‘Like’ your Facebook friends’ posts directly from within Skype.

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HTC Runnymede To be Called HTC Bass?

The other day we saw our 2nd leaked press shot of the new HTC Runnymede Android smartphone, and now it would appear that the device will have a different name at launch and could possibly be called the HTC Bass.

One UK retailer, has now listed the HTC Runnymede on its website, although it is calling the device the HTC Bass,and the photo includedwith the listing calls the device the HTC Runnymede.

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Vocre iPhone App Enables Live iPhone-to-iPhone Voice Translation (video)

Vocre a new iPhone application launched this week enables live iPhone-to-iPhone voice translation. Simply install the applications and select the languages you need translated. Currently supported languages include: English, American English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, and Spanish.

The application uses Nuance’s speech recognition software to enable instant translation and requires an active Internet connection to function. Watch a promotional video after the jump to see it in action.

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Splitfish Fragfx Shark 360 Xbox 360 Controller And Mouse Combo

The Fragfx Shark controller and mouse has been available for some time on the PS3, PC and Mac. But today a new version has now been released for Xbox 360 gamers who might prefer to us a mouse in one hand and controller in the other. rather than the standard Xbox 360 gaming controller.

The Fragfx Shark 360 wirelessly connects to your Xbox 360 via a 2.4Ghz frevo-wireless system and a USB dongle and includes mappable function buttons on the side of the mouse which can be adjusted whilst playing is required on the fly.

Splitfish Fragfx Shark 360

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Sharp Kills Off Two Galapagos Android Tablets

Sharp has launched a total of three Galapagos Android tablets, and it looks like the company has decided to kill off two of their Android tablets, and the original tablets which were announced a while back have been discontinued.

Sharp recently launch the Sharp Galapagos A01SH, which is an Android Honeycomb tablet, and the only one which wont be killed off, the tablet was only announced last month.

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Sony Unveils Outrageous New PSN Terms of Service

Today the Sony Network Entertainment America transfers its online services to Sony Network Entertainment International and with it a new terms of service have been released that PSN members must agree to.

But be careful before you sign as a clause at the bottom of the new terms of service indicates that once you agree you will not be able to take Sony to court or participate in a class action lawsuit against the company. Which seems a little sneaky considering their network was hacked and left 70 million users personal information exposed.


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Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Goes Up For Pre-Order In The US

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 was announced back in march, and its looks like it is about to go on sale in the US as it has turned up for pre-order at a number of retailers including Best Buy.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 comes with Android Honeycomb and it features a 8.9 inch multi-touch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, and a dual core 1GHz processor.

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Canon Announces New S100 And SX40 HS PowerShot Cameras With DIGIC 5 Image Processor

Canon has today announced the launch of two new cameras with the unveiling of the new Powershot S100 created to replace the S95 and the Powershot SX40 HS replacing the Canon SX30.

The Canon SX40 HS is equipped with 12.1 MP sensor and DiGiC processor as in the S100 providing 1080p recording and a burst capture HQ feature allowing the SX40 to shoot at up to 8 frames per second at full resolution. Its also fitted with smart image stabilisation and expected to arrive in stores during late September for $429

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Samsung Premium Android App Store Launched In The UK

Samsung has launched a premium app store for Android devices in the UK, and the store features a number of premium apps which are now also available as well as Samsung’s free apps.

Samsung will introduce network billing to their premium app store in the future, which you will be able to buy a premium application from the Samsung app store and it will appear on your mobile carriers bill.

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Ricoh GR Digital IV 10MP Compact Camera With Hybrid AF Unveiled

The new Ricoh GR Digital IV camera has just been unveiled by Ricoh and is a new additional to their high end fixed focal length compact cameras and comes with a wide range of automatic shooting and scene modes.

The Ricoh GR Digital IV features a new image engine and a refined optical filter and is equipped with a 10 megapixel sensor and 28mm/F1.9 GR lens.

Ricoh GR Digital IV

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