Firefox 5 Available Via Mozilla FTP Servers

A new version of Firefox 5 has been discovered which is now available on the Mozilla FTP servers. The final release of Firefox 5 hasn’t been officially released as yet, but if you are brave enough you can now download Firefox 5 from the Mozilla FTP servers.

Mozilla released its beta version of Firefox 5 back in May and the new browser brings with it  support for CSS animation, and much easy-to-find Do Not Track setting, together with a number of other performance and security enhancements.

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Microsoft Gets FTC Approval To Buy Skype

Back in May, Microsoft announced that it would be buying Skype for a massive $8.5 billion, of course for this to go ahead Microsoft would have to receive approval from the Federal Trade Commission in the US.

The FTC announced on Friday that it has given its approval for the Microsoft Skype deal to go ahead, and the deal is worth a total of $8.5 billion in cash, this figure also includes Microsoft taking on Skype’s existing debts.

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Fantastic Metropolis II Matchbox Car Cityscape (video)

We first featured the matchbox creations of Chris Burden back in 2010 when he was building the framework for his artistic Metropolis II Matchbox Car Cityscape which is 10ft tall and 28 ft wide. Burden’s kinetic sculpture Metropolis II is a massive cityscape where more than a 1,000 toy cars racing down 18 lanes of freeways continuously.

The Match Box cityscape took artist Chris Burden, and his chief engineer Zak Cook, together with ten assistants four years to build in his Topanga Canyon studio, and now the Metropolis II has now been sold for millions of dollars and can been seen in all its glory in the video after the jump.

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Orange Sound Charge T-Shirt Announced (Video)

We have seen many different ways to charge your smartphone, and now UK mobile operator Orange has announced a new device that they will be testing out at this years Glastonbury.

The Orange Sound Charge T-Shirt, is designed to recharge you smartphone using sound waves, and it has been developed in conjunction with renewable energy company GotWind.

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Japan’s K Computer Is The Worlds Fastest Supercomputer

Japan’s K Computer has taken the top spot on the Top500 Supercomputing list, which is expected to be officially announced later today as the world’s fastest Supercomputer.

The K Computer is housed in Kobe’s RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science, and it is capable of achieving more than 8 quadrillion calculations per second, and now takes the top spot on the list from China.

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Portal 2 First DLC Content, Designed Specifically For Razer Hydra Controller

Unfortunately for most the first Portal 2 DLC content which has just been released will probably not be able to be played by a majority of the Portal 2 players, due to the new Portal 2 DLC being specifically designed for Razer Hydra motion controller owners.

The new downloadable Portal 2 is now available and if you have a $140 Razer Hydra motion controller you can benefit from 10 custom-built singleplayer levels allowing you to feel the power of the Razer Hydra whilst playing the game.

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Nokia To Produce 125,000 Windows Phone 7 Devices This Year?

Last week Nokia announced that their first Windows Phone 7 devices would launch in Europe in quarter 4 of 2011, and would be available in six European countries which include the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands.

Now according to Eldair Murtzain, Nokia intends to manufacture just 125,000 Windows Phone 7 devices before the end of 2011, that would mean that the six countries would get around 21,000 Nokia WP7 device each to sell to customers.

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T-Mobile MyTouch 4G Slide Poses For The Camera

We have previousl;y heard about the new T-Mobile MyTouch 4G Slide, and now the guys over at TMO news have got their hands on some decent photos of the new MyTouch 4G Slide.

It looks like the T-Mobile MyTouch 4G Slidewill come with Android Gingerbread, and will feature a HTC Sense UI, similar to that of the HTC Sensation, although it will have some specific MyTouch features.

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HP TouchPad Goes Up For Pre-order In the US

HP’s first webOS tablet, the HP TouchPad is now available to pre-order from a wide range of retailers in the US, prices start at $499.99 for the 16GB model and $599.99 for the 32GB model, and it will start shipping on the 1st of July.

As a reminder the HP TouchPad will come with webOS 3.0 and it features a 9.7 inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels, processing is provided by a dual core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 512MB of RAM.

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New Mac Pro’s And Mac Mini’s With Thunderbolt Launching In August?

It looks like Apple may be launching new versions of its Mac Pro and Mac Mini, and according to Cnet’s Brian Tong, they are scheduled to hit the stores either at the end of July or the beginning of August.

Both the new Mac Pro’s and Mac Mini’s are report to come with Intel’s new Thunderbolt technology, and both will apparently come preloaded with Mac OS X Lion.

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Facebook’s Music Services Will Go Beyond Spotify

We have been hearing rumors for a while that Facebook and Spotify will be offering some sort of music service to Facebook users, and now it seems that Facebook has bigger plans for music than just Spotify.

According to a recent report by GigaOm, Facebook has bigger plans for music, and they are hoping to integrate other music service and applications with Facebook, and the company is currently working on adding more partners for its f8 annual developer conference.

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