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As App Store Downloads Go Up, So Do App Prices

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Apple has officially stated that no less than 15 billion (that’s nine zeros) apps will have been downloaded by the end of this year. According to the company, more than 200 million users will have visited the store during 2011. Not only that, but the average price of the downloaded apps is also predicted to go up, a 14 per cent price increase to be exact.

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Tron Concept Phone is a classic beauty

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With that in mind the Tron inspired smartphone by Raul Galindo had been created. Aptly named the “Tron Phone,” it measures only 7mm in thickness, has a 4-inch display and a rather stylish, movie inspired light strip surrounding the sides of the device.

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Toyota Prius hybrid Plus Performance Package upgrade announced, Puzzles many

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Although friendly to the environment, hybrid cars have always been branded as “leisurely stroll” vehicles; Toyota plans to change that perspective with their own "plus" announcement.

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Pic3D sticker makes any device, even the iPhone, glasses-free 3D

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Many smartphones, such as the LG Optimus 3D or HTC Evo 3D have three dimensional display capabilities. But what if you just want to try the 3D hype without having to buy another expensive device? Global Wave was just thinking the same thing, and went and made the Pic3D film. The thin film layer you apply over top of your display is said to create a glasses free 3D experience.

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Voltaic Spark: The solar powered iPad case

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The New York-based solar-powered accessory manufacturer Voltaic has now launched a case that will be able to recharge our iPad. The Spark will allow you to recharge your iPad, as well as a number of other mobile devices too through its built-in solar panels, thus allowing for a longer battery life when outdoors.

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Olivetti to take on European Android tablet market

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Although it would be tricky to indicate an objective grade of success to the Olipad 100, considering its rather small market expansion and that all market indications from Italy have suggested that Olivetti’s tablet was indeed a highly sought after device.

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Future laptops will recharge your battery just by typing

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However, with new-found results by the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, that dream is one step closer to reality. According to the researchers over at RMIT are measuring a piezoelectric film's capacity for turning mechanical pressure into electricity.

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iPhone Wiimote-like rifle is an AR blasting Alien game

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While we've all seen gun accessories for the Wiimote or even the Playstation Move controller, some ranging from just a simple gun to even something resembling a bow and arrow, your iPhone and iPod touch will now be able to give you a similar experience.

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Kanz Outdoors field kitchen takes camping to a new level

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When it comes to camping, you are either the rough, outback survivalist, spending your nights in a sleeping bag and living on beans, wieners or various wild nutrients, or you prefer bringing a tent and a miniature kitchen to cook full meals as if you are still at home. For the people that prefer a more “tamed” weekend surrounded by nature, but with the help of technology, the Kanz Outdoor's Field Kitchen is the right choice.

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Samsung’s Solar powered Netbook to land in the USA in July

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Samsung’s notebook is capable to charge the battery using solar energy only, which means you can use your notebook while enjoying outdoors activities as long as the sun is shining. The device has a solar panel lid which captures solar energy and turns it into electricity.

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Check out this leaked Olympus Pen Mini

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Olympus’s PEN series was supposedly started to bridge the gap between compact point-and-shoot style cameras and the bigger and sometimes heavier DSLR cameras, making for reasonable cameras with reasonable accessories. The new model which was recently inadvertently unveiled, is the Olympus PEN Mini, also known as the E-PM1.

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Bio Trust uses people’s faces as passwords

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Remember all the spy movies where protagonists had to scan their retinas, or even their entire face to get into some secret base or vault? With 3M Cogent's new development, we can now bring that high security feeling into our living rooms

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Android Honeycomb launch postponed in Japan, USA still a go

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While Toshiba's late change of plans might be frowned upon, Google's update on the Android software might just make it worthwhile. The Android 3.1 Honeycomb has both increased performance as well as added new features. For example, Android 3.1 tablets with USB ports will offer support for USB connected joysticks and game-pads, possibly attracting more users who are interested in gaming with their tablet. Also, Android 3.1 added Google Movie access for renting new and old movies, buy-bye Netflix.

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Will anyone need the Logitech HD web cam?

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Logitech's HD C615 brings true 1080p HD video recording to your PC or Mac computer. If you didn't have one built in to that old school MacBook Pro or iMac, here's your chance to get digitized in high-def. The autofocus cam has a compact fold-and-go design which lets you rotate it 360 degrees, fold and go where? I don't know, since you'll be tethered to your computer.

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Pioneer develops washable earphones

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Pioneer has launched an inner ear earphones model capable of offering clear sound and powerful bass with a frequency set between 10Hz and 20 kHz and 16Ω impedance. But where the 3.5mm stereo headphones with gold jack and 1.2 silver cladded wire really changes things, is that they are made of a soft, ergonomic material can be washed with soap and water.

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