Razer Tiamat, The Worlds First True 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset

Razer has unveiled a new leap forward in the creation of gaming headsets in the form of the Razer Tiamat 7.1 surround sound gaming headset, which Razer claims is the worlds first true 7.1 headset gaming headset to be available.

Rather than using virtual surround sound to create the illusion of 7.1 surround sound, the Razer Tiamat 7.1 is equipped with a 10 discrete drivers. Creating the perfect and true to life 7.1 surround sound experience for gamers.


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Acer Iconia Smart Arriving In September

Acer first introduced their new Acer Iconia Smart smartphone back in the middle of February of this year. But until now very little has been announced about its arrival date. But thanks to post published to the Acer Germany Facebook page it now looks like the Acer Iconia Smart will be arriving next month for around $730.

The Acer Iconia Smart is equipped with a massive 4.8 inch display sporting a 1024 x 480 pixel resolution and  a 21:9 widescreen ratio. Powered by a 1GHz Scorpion processor, Qualcomm MSM8255-1 Snapdragon supported by 512 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM and 8 GB of storage.

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Windows 8 Will Feature An App Store Reveals Microsoft

Microsoft has today revealed that their new Windows 8 OS will indeed have its own “App Store”. Confirming the rumours that have been circulating since a number of Windows 8 development documents were leaked in the middle of 2010. Together with a few leaked Windows 8 screenshots earlier this year that idicated a navigation tab for an “App Store”.

Microsoft will now be matching Apple who has already launched it own App Store for its OS X software announcing the new App Store ins a list of features within a blog post by Microsoft’s Windows president, Steven Sinofsky called ” Introducing the Team”.

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IBM Unveils New Chips That Mimic Brain-Like Functionality

IBM have announced the creation of two experimental chips by it researchers that are structured more like a human brain than a computer chip as we know it today. IBM are calling the new chips an “unprecedented” step forward in creating intelligent computers and is hoping the new experimental chips will become the building blocks for it to develop cognitive computing.

In developing these new chips IBM is hoping to create technology that more closely emulates human behaviours in the way they learn and take action. Providing the chips with the ability to be able to make decisions by processing immense amounts of data. “We aren’t there yet, but before long these chips will be able to rewire themselves on the fly,” says Dharmendra Modha, an I.B.M. researcher.


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Stunning Guild Wars 2 Gamescom 2011 Trailer (video)

Gamescom 2011 has already provided some great game trailers this week in Germany, and the latest to be released is a stunning 5 minute Guild Wars 2 trailer, that won’t disappoint.

Last year at Gamescom AreanaNet won the Online Game of the Year award and has come back this year looking to defend its title with the launch of a new playable build of the anticipated MMO. Watch the trailer build into a crescendo of battles after the jump, showing how the five great races competed and warred against each other, struggling to tip the balance of power in their favour.


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Google Adds Honeycomb Support To Its Android Reader App

As well as their update to their iOS Search application Google has also today rolled out a new updated for its Android Reader app. Bring Honeycomb support to the application together with a number of visual improvements.

The new Honeycomb support within Google Android Reader app provides a similar look to its desktop version within two viewing panes. Together with a streamlined interface and easy to use navigation and sharing controls positioned in the top right of the screen.


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Porsche Designed Mouse And Mousepad

If you are a Porsche fan but cant quite bring yourself to part with with your hard earned cash to buy a full size one. Porsche have launched a set of computer peripherals in the form of the Porsche designed mouse and mousepad.

The mouse has the same as the Porsche 911 and like the car was designed in the design studio of Porsche Weissach. Its equipped with a high-resolution 2,000 dpi sensor, 2.4 GHz technology, aluminium mouse wheel and supports both PC and Mac systems.

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Tiny Origami Figures Strain Your Eyes

Imagine having to look at one of these creations as they sit on your fingertip. That’s right, fingertip. The picture below isn’t depicting a giant person with an origami sculpture on their giant fingertip. It’s an almost beyond minuscule work of art the eye would strain to see. The important thing to know regarding these excruciatingly small origami creatures (they’re shaped like animals, dragons, snowflakes, etc.) is the artist: Anja Markiewicz.

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Crytek Releases Its Game Designing Suite, CryEngine 3 SDK, To All For Free

Crytek the German video game company best known for developing the Far Cry and Crysis series of games, using their CryEngine software. Have today announced they are releasing their award winning CryEngine 3 SDK, game development environment free of charge to all for non-commercial use.

The CryEngine 3 SDK provides developers with the complete gaming engine to create top quality next generation games for PC, and includes the CryEngine 3 Sandbox level editor. Together with their 3rd generation “What you see is what you play” (WYSIWYP) tool, designed by and for professional gaming developers.


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Google Search iOS App Receives Instant Pages Update

Following on from the addition of the new Instant Pages in Google’s Chrome browser earlier this month. Google has now rolled out a new update for its iOS Search application which also now includes the new Instant Pages feature.

Instant Pages has been designed by Google to bring extra speed to your search by preloading your first search results, when Google is confident they have matched your search request accurately. When you then select the first result it will load instantly. Watch a video after the jump to see just how quick the new Instant Pages feature is when used with Google’s Chrome desktop browser.

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Brain Eating Amoeba Fears Grow In The U.S. After Deaths

And the flames are being fanned by news of a second victim this month. The ‘outbreak’ of the amoeba, which grows in stagnant water passages, is so far confined to Virginia. The parasite is believed to have killed three dozen people in the past ten years and affects its victims by causing meningitis. So far it’s reported that only children are most the vulnerable and the spread of the amoeba might be a seasonal thing.

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Sony Panel: Single Player Games Extinct In Three Years

We’re not entirely sure what makes otherwise discerning professionals go in for these fanciful predictions. We just hope video game consultant Mark Cerny provided more than the one example Eurogamer wrote about, although it’s not like anyone actually takes starry-eyed industry futurists to task unless they’re named Peter Molyneux.

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