Scientists Reconstruct Movies From Our Minds Using Brain Activity (video)

Just like something from a sci-fi movie scientists have been able to use human brain activity to reconstruct movies from the mind of volunteer test subjects with some amazing results.

UC Berkeley researchers have succeeded in decoding and reconstructing people’s dynamic visual experiences using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and computational models. The researchers showed test subjects a number of hollywood trailers and then used their brain activity to reconstruct an image as shown below and in the video after the jump.

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Microsoft Patent Reveals Smartphone With Detachable Accessories

Details of a new patent from Microsoft have been revealed which show a new interesting smartphone design, that will feature detachable accessories, which you can see in the photos below.

As you can see from the figure below, the device is a slider phone, and the slider part of the device is where the various interchangeable accessories are placed, like a keyboard or a gaming controller.

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eBrompton Electric Folding Bike Announced

Brompton the London based bike manufacturer famous for its bikes that fold up extremely small, have this week announced a new addition to their range of folding bike in the form of their new eBrompton. Which was labelled as “Project X” during their promotional campaign in the run up to todays announcement.

The eBrompton is a folding electric bike which is equipped with a small electric motor, which Brompton say doesn’t interfere with the legendary folding mechanism of the original bike.

eBrompton Electric Folding Bike

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Google Branded SIM Card Points At Future Google Cellular Service? (Updated)

Updated 24th September

It turns out this is a fake Google SIM card.

Google has been expanding its services more and more recently, attempting to get the Google Brand into as many different areas as possible, and now it would appear that Google may have its own cellular service in the works.

The photos below are of a Google branded SIM card, which has turned up in Spain, and the SIM card is apparently being tested on the Google Nexus S, as you can see in one of the photos belows the mobile carrier is identified as Google_ES (Google Spain).

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A new Android credit card payment SDK has been developed for Android by that takes the pain way from having to type credit card details on your Android smartphone to make a payment.

To make a payment using simply hold up your credit card to your phones camera and within the blink of an eye payment is sent, with no typing required. Watch the 30 second video after the jump to see just how quick the process is.


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Samsung Galaxy Note Coming To The UK In October?

The other day we heard that the new Samsung Galaxy Note would be launching in the UK in November, the news came from the guys over at Clove, but now it would appear that the Samsung Galaxy Note may land in the UK next month.

We just got an email from the guys over at Mobot, who have spoken to Samsung, and apparently the official word from Samsung is that the Galaxy Note will become available in the UK at the end of October, start of November.

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LG Esteem 4G LTE Android Smartphone Revealed

The latest Android smartphone from LG which is headed to MetroPCS, is the LG Esteem, which is a 4G LTE enabled device and it will come with a 4.3 inch LCD display plus Android Gingerbread.

Other specifications on the LG Esteem include a rear facing 5 megapixel camera and a front facing 1.3 megapixel camera for video chat, it will also come with a 1GHz Snapdragon processor.

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Windows 8 With SkyDrive Will Sync Your Settings Across Multiple Computers (video)

With Windows 8 every user will receive their own SkyDrive, Microsoft’s cloud based service for storing your documents and application data. Using the combination of both Windows 8 and SkyDrive you will be able to sync your personal settings across a number of Windows systems and be able to access it from a web based browser if needed.

Enabling yo to also access photos and documents that are securely stored in the cloud via Microsofts SkyDrive service. Watch a couple of videos after the jump showing you how this new features will be able to help you access you data and user settings from any Windows 8 system or tablet.

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Lian Li PC-TU200 Portable PC Chassis

If you are looking for a easy to carry PC case that will allow you to transport your rig from one network event to the next, a new case unveiled by Lian Li might be the perfect solution.

The Mini-ITX/DTX PC-TU200 chassis is equipped with a handle on the top making it easy to move and transport from one venue to another. The case is also equipped with  a 140mm front mounted intake fan, and can support graphic cards up to 300mm in length. Its also equipped with 4 x  3.5” hard drives and 1 x 5.25” bay, HD audio and USB 3.0 I/O ports on the outside.

Lian Li PC-TU200 Portable PC Chassis

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More Leaked Photos Of Verizon’s Samsung Stratosphere

We have already seen some photos of the new Samsung Stratosphere which is headed to Verizon Wireless, and now some new product shots of the device have been leaked, which could mean the Samsung Stratosphere is about to launch shortly.

What we know so far is that the Stratosphere is an LTE smartphone, with a slide out QWERTY keyboard, and it is rumored to come with dual cameras, with a five megapixel camera on the back and a 1.3 megapixel camera on the front.

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Warco : FPS Wartime Game Where You Shoot A Camera Rather Than A Gun (video)

If you like a good first person shooter (FPS) game but find the use a guns a little boring now, a new FPS game currently in development called Warco allows you to engage in the action using a video camera to shoot the action rather than a rifle.

In Warco instead of securing bases or capturing strongholds or flags, the game provides various scenarios each with its own objectives along the line of  story leads. Which you then need to capture in the most compelling way using your trusty video recorder, without getting shot or injured. Watch a demo of the new Warco game after the jump.


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WWII Enigma Encoder Machine Up For Auction, A Forerunner Of The First Modern Computer Systems

If you fancy owning a fantastic piece of World War II history, you might be intertested to know a version of the three rotor Enigma encoder machines, which were used by the German military to encrypt messages during World War II will be auctioned at Christie’s on September 29th.

During the war the Enigma Encoder was the most advanced device of its kind and a forerunner of the first modern computer systems. The Enigma Encoder encryption was subsequently cracked by a team at the legendary Bletchley Park UK complex.

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