RIM Now Accepting BlackBerry PlayBook Apps From Developers

RIM has announced that they are now accepting app submissions from developers for their new BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, and any developers that get their applications approved for the BlackBerry App World will receive a free PlayBook tablet.

The offer of a free tablet is obviously a move by RIM to entice developers to their platform, we have seen something similar with Microsoft with the launch of the Windows Phone 7 platform where they paid a selection of developers to develop apps for their platform.

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Google Cloud Print Beta Goes Live Ahead Of Google Chrome OS Launch

Google are expected to launch their Google Chrome OS and a Google Chrome branded netbook later today, and now it looks like they have just launched a beta version of their Google Cloud Print.

Google Cloud Print takes the printer drivers you normally need on your computer, and installs them on Google’s servers, this enables you to print directly to your printer from a wide range of devices, no matter what OS they are running.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 Graphics Card Arrives

NVIDIA has just released their new GeForce GTX 570 graphics card equipped with 480 CUDA cores running at 1464MHz, a 732MHz graphics clock, and 1.25GB of GDDR5 memory 3.8GHz, all for the price of $349.

The GTX 570 is based on a de-tuned version of the GF110 graphics chip that powered the GeForce GTX 580. Although the restrictions aren’t too bad. NVIDIA have only disabled one of its 15 shader multiprocessor partitions and one of its six memory controller/ROP partition combos.

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New Dead Space 2 Multiplayer (video)

The Dead Space 2 multiplayer experience is currently playing through on beta at the moment. But if your not one of the lucky few that have been given access EA have released a couple of new movies to keep you going until its public release in early 2011.

Check out the Dead Space 2 multiplayer gameplay after the jump, with a run through from the games Art Director.

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Acer Revo 100 Media PC Announced

Acer has launched a new PC here in the UK, the Acer Revo 100, and it is designed to be a compact PC, with a wide range of features, and is designed to be used as a HTPC with your HDTV.

As you can see from the photo below, the Acer Revo 100 features a slim design, and it can be used in both horizontal and vertical modes.

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Using Viruses To Improve Batteries

James Clark School of Engineering and College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, are using a virus first discovered back in 1898 to help improve the energy capacity of batteries.

The Tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) from 1898 has a rigid rod like structure when viewed under an electron microscope. The research team have now been able to harness and exploit the self-replicating and self-renewing characteristics of TMV virus to assist in the building of tiny components for more efficient lithium-ion batteries.

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Android Gingerbread 2.3, Whats News In Google’s Mobile OS

Yesterday Google announced the latest version of their mobile OS, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, they also announced the successor to the Google Nexus One, the Google Nexus S, which is the first smartphone to come with Android 2.3 Gingerbread out of the box.

Google also released the Android 2.3 SDK to developers, which gives us a good idea of the new features in Android Gingerbread.

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Palm webOS 2.0 Virtual Keyboard In Action (Video)

The latest version of Palm’s mobile operating system, webOS 2.0 has references in it to a virtual keyboard, the guys over at Pre-Central have discovered that there is more than just a reference in webOS 2.0 to the virtual keyboard.

It actually contains the full code for the virtual keyboard, and they managed to get it running on a Palm Pre 2, you can see it in action in the video below.

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AMD Launches Three New CPUs

Today AMD has added three new CPU’s to its Phenom II and Athlon II ranges that are designed to work in AMD’s standard AM3 and AM2+ sockets.

The most powerful is the 3.3-GHz Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition, a six-core chip that replaces AMD’s first six-core CPU the Phenom II X6 1090T. Becoming AMD’s flagship processor offering unlocked clock multipliers, Turbo Core technology and six-core performance.

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sWaP Rebel Touchscreen Phone Watch

Looking to put all your communication devices onto your wrist? Well the sWaP Rebel Touchscreen Phone Watch can help you achieve that Dick Tracy communicator look and feel.

The new watch phone will work on all UK networks except 3 and is equipped with a 2GB microSD card for storage, video camera, still camera, FM Tuner, MP3 player, video player, and a calendar.

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