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Updated: $50 Off Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Android ICS Tablet

Are you in the market for a new Android tablet and want to find the best deal possible? The 7-inch version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 just happens to be on sale for $50 off, bringing the price down to a mere $199.00.

Anti-Laser Eyewear to Protect Pilots

And so, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) in the UK is developing some new anti-laser eyewear that is able to filter out a wider range of laser wavelengths.

Daily Deal: Motorola P793 Universal Backup Battery on Sale for $25.47

This is why you need to have a backup battery for your smartphone and this universal unit from Motorola totally fits the bill, because it will charge just about anything via USB

Sony Tablet S Software Update Brings Guest Mode and More

Now, another software update has been pushed out to the Sony Tablet S, bringing more "small apps," plus a new feature called Guest Mode.

Google Takeout Launches

Up until now, you could only go into the YouTube Video Manager and download the transcoded MP4 files that have already been processed by Google. That's mostly okay, but it's even better if you can get the real original file

Transcend 16GB Class 10 UHS-I SDHC Memory Card for $15

If you're looking for that added performance from your HD camcorder or DSLR, you'll want to pick up the Class 10 UHS-I SDHC card from Transcend, which happens to be on sale for 66% off.

Apple A6 Chip in iPhone 5 Dynamically Clocks from 550MHz to...

We were told at the Apple A6 chip inside the new iPhone 5 was faster, but it turns out that it's even faster than the 1.02GHz previously reported. A more recent benchmark has it running at 1.3GHz.

Video: Robot Plant Holder Seeks Out the Sun

It's called the Plant Host Drone (PHD) and it's a wheeled robotic plant holder that will actively seek out the sun's rays, moving over to where it (and the plant it holds) can soak in some sunlight.

The Keychain-Sized iMpulse Bluetooth Game Controller (Video)

We've seen plenty of Bluetooth controllers for mobile devices, but none are quite as tiny as the iMpulse. Don't let that small size fool you, because this miniscule controller looks like it could be really big on fun.

Plantronics Discovery 975 Bluetooth Headset for Less than Half-Price

Who said all Bluetooth headsets had to look the same? The Plantronics Discovery 975 is one of the more unique headsets I've seen and it just so happens to be on sale for 58% off the regular price.

Daily Deals: Wireless Extenderz Cell Phone Signal Booster for $220 Off

Can you hear me now? Are you tired of being in an area where you know you're supposed to have cell phone coverage, but your signal keeps dropping as you head deeper into your home or office?

Get the Samsung Chat GT-C3500 for $59.99 Outright

No, it's not exactly the fanciest thing in the world, but it could be perfect for those texting teenagers who don't really need to have a real data plan.

Toyota Shrinks EV Plans, Focuses on Hybrids Instead

A couple of years ago, Toyota announced plans to "sell several thousand of the vehicles per year," but that has now been significantly downsized.

Coby Kryos Android 4.0 ICS Tablet price cut to $80

If you're willing to go with a lower-tier brand, and are looking for tablets with Android Ice Cream Sandwich for less than $100, the Coby Kryos, 7.0-inch WVGA with a 1GHz processor and 512MB of RAM might be your best bet.

Lenovo ThinkPad 2 Windows 8 Tablet with Keyboard Priced at $799

What you see here is the Lenovo ThinkPad 2. It's a Windows 8 tablet that will ship with a full QWERTY keyboard, giving you a laptop-like experience when you need it. And it's going to sell for $799.

No Jailbreak Needed: Verizon iPhone 5 Ships Factory Unlocked for GSM...

The assumption is that when you buy the iPhone 5 on subsidy that it'd be locked to that service provider. That's mostly true, except when you buy it from Verizon, because it comes unlocked.

Walmart Stops Selling Amazon Kindle and Kindle Fire

However, it looks like sales of the Kindle products at Walmart aren't quite so hot and the mega-retailer has decided to stop stocking Amazon's e-readers and tablets.

Power Nap Anywhere with Ostrich Pillow (Video)

At first, I thought this had to be a joke, but then I started to think about how useful it might be. It's called the Ostrich Pillow and it's a thing you wrap around your head so you can take a power nap on the go. Go ahead and sleep at the office (on your break), in the library, at the airport, or on the train. You can be completely dead to the world.

SARTRE Autonomous Vehicle Train Project Completed (Video)

An autonomous road train could be much more intriguing, though, because it means that commuters can stay in their cars, but they don't actually need to drive them.

Photive Natural Slim iPhone 5 Case for Only $10

You probably want to make sure that your precious new iPhone is properly protected, but that doesn't mean you need to buy an expensive case. Sometimes, a cheaper $10 one will do.

Unlocked 3G-Enabled Motorola Xoom Android Tablet for Half-Price

A pretty great deal has popped up on the Internet for the Motorola Xoom. It's unlocked and ready to do the 3G thing with your GSM carrier of choice and, better yet, it's selling for just a touch over half price!

Lexar Professional 1000x 16GB CompactFlash for $69.66

If you're looking to score a deal on some super-fast CompactFlash, the range of Lexar Professional 1000x UDMA7 CFcards are now on sale for up to 62% off.

Nikon J1 Digital Camera with Kit Lens for $200 Off

The Nikon J1 10.1MP digital camera with the 10-30mm kit lens has gone on sale for $202.05 off the regular price.

$50 off 3TB Western Digital My Book Essential External HDD

Do you need another external hard drive to stash your increasingly large collection of music, movies and photos? Look no further than this great deal on a three terabyte drive from Western Digital.

Official: iPhone 5 Killed the 3GS

With the official announcement and unveiling of the brand new iPhone 5, something had to be done to trim the fat and keep growing those profits. And thus, Apple has now officially discontinued the iPhone 3GS.

First Look at iPhone 5 nanoSIM Cards

Several other smartphones have since followed suit, but Apple thought it could trim down even more useless plastic and thus the nanoSIM was born. Now with the iPhone 5 launching next week, we're getting our first look at these smaller SIM cards.

Over 450 Electric Car Charging Stations to Be Installed by BC...

In fact, the BC government is partially funding the creation of 454 new electric vehicle charging stations around the province. They'll be built by businesses, community groups and local governments

Giant Spherical Wheels used for Omnidirectional Prototype Motorcycle

Do you remember the Batcycle in The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises? Remember how the wheels could spin on their sides so that Batman could quickly change direction? What if you replaced those wheels altogether with a couple of balls

Update PS3 Software to 4.25, Get Free 1GB Cloud Storage

The good news is that Sony is on your side. If you get software update 4.25 on your PlayStation 3, Sony is going to offer you an upgraded 1GB of online game save storage.

Video: DARPA Upgrades “Big Dog” LS3 Four-Legged Robots

That's not the case with the LS3 "pack mule" bots being developed by DARPA, because they look more like giant mechanical bulls with four fully functional legs than anything else.

What We Know About the Apple iPhone 5

Even though it wasn't left behind at some bar, we already (think we) know quite a bit about the new iPhone that's going to be announced later this week.

Daily Deal: Up to 60% Off Crucial SSD Drives

Remember when there was a vast divide between the prices for hard drives and the prices for solid state drives? Well, that gap is quickly shrinking and it's even smaller today

No Way To Eliminate Ads from Amazon Kindle Fire

Unfortunately, there could be a rather monumental downside to the new Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD: you can't turn off the ads.

Sneak Preview of the Ferrari F70 Supercar

Growing up, one of my favorite supercars had to be the Ferrari F40. It was just a gorgeous machine that was remarkably fast. Ferrari is continuing the long-standing tradition with the upcoming Ferrari F70 and, yes, she's a beauty.

Video: Give Your iMac a Touchscreen with Zorro Macsk

The Apple iMac is a pretty great all-in-one computer, but if you're coming from the perspective of an iPhone or iPad, you want to touch that screen.

Daily Deal: Save $100 on Wacom Intuos5 Touch Pen Tablets

Most of the creative types in the audience will swear by their Wacom tablets, but that doesn't mean you have to pay full price to get one.

Save Over $300 on DEWALT DC725KA Cordless Hammer Drill

Whether you're just working on a project around the house or you're a handyman by trade in some fashion or another, having a good, powerful, reliable power drill is an absolute must. And this deal on the DEWALT cannot be missed.

Garmin nuvi 1390LMT Portable Bluetooth GPS Navigator for Half Price

As far as the core specs go, there's a 4.3-inch TFT color touchscreen, preloaded City Navigator NT North America, and integrated Bluetooth with a mic and speaker for hands-free calling.

Daily Deal: TRENDnet 300Mbps Wireless Bridge for $38.77

For that, you'll want to invest in a wireless media bridge like the TRENDnet TEW-640MB. This is a pretty great device and it happens to be on sale for 57% off.

Video: Special Glove Gives You Robotic Sixth Finger

Apparently, the next step in robotic-assisted human evolution is to add an extra finger to our hands. That's what San Francisco University student "Frenzy" did with his special glove.

Motorola Roadster 2 Bluetooth In-Car Speakerphone for $65.74

The Motorola Roadster 2 easily clips onto your sun visor and if you use the free My MotospeakApp, it will even read out your incoming text messages for you. From there, you can use voice commands to reply or initiate texts.

Daily Deal: Unlocked Nokia C6-01 US Smartphone for Half Price

What if I told you that you could get an unlocked smartphone outright for the same price (or less) than you'd be paying for a locked smartphone on a two-year contract? That's exactly the case here today with the Nokia C6-01.

3M Screen Protectors Fade Your Fingerprints Away

The "Natural View Fingerprint Fading" screen protectors don't look all that different from other screen protectors and they are applied the same way, but they use some sort of technology that makes your fingerprint smudges disappear.

Virgin Mobile MiFi 2200 Prepaid Mobile Hotspot for $60

Want to get a mobile broadband connection that you can share with your buddies? Want to get it at a reasonable price? You're in luck, because the Novatel Wireless MiFi 2200 is on sale for 60% off.

Grooveshark Is Back to Play Store for Google Android

Apparently, that's what Grooveshark did, because after some absense from the Google Play Store, the Grooveshark app is now back for your Android downloading pleasure.

AQ SmartSpeaker Apple Airplay Wireless Speaker for $150 Off

Wires? Who needs wires? When you can take advantage of the Apple Airplay standard with a set of wireless speakers like the AQ SmartSpeaker, you can keep the music playing without fumbling with any cables. And now you can do it for almost half price.

Apple AirPlay Direct to Bypass Wi-Fi for Wireless Hi-Fi Streaming

But Apple being what it is would rather do this over a proprietary standard and that's where AirPlay Direct seems to be coming into the picture, bypassing standard Wi-Fi altogether.

Apple Genius Internal Training Manual Leaked

If you've ever wondered what it takes to earn the title of "Apple Genius," you don't have to wonder much longer; the internal training manual has been leaked onto the Internet.

Ultra-Thin CyberpowerPC ZEUS-M Ultrabook Packs Plenty of Punch

I've always associated the Cyberpower brand with higher-end custom desktop PCs, but it looks like they're making an aggressive push into the ultrabook market with the new ZEUS-M.

Exclusive: First Hands-On Pics of the Transphone Android Smartphone Tablet

The Transphone is aiming to bridge that gap too and we've got the first exclusive hands-on photos of the upcoming device.