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Sure, the "internet hype" has been all about the iPhone 5 since Apple announced it last month, but the company also put out a revamped iPhone Touch too. Attack of the Show! put the device on the block, and delved deepily into its features and secrets.

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 What You Need To Know

  • The new iPod Touch looks just like an iPhone but lighter, coming in at 3.1 ounces.
  • This back aluminum case is red but the Touch is available in a number of different colors.
  • The case has a nice contoured edge to it.

 

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Razer Deathstalker Ultimate Keyboard - Tech Junkies

One of the things you’ll first notice when you lay eyes on the Deathstalker Ultimate from Razer is the additional Switchblade interface that adorns the right side of the keyboard. The Switchblade UI replaces the number pad area of most keyboards with 10 dynamic display programmable keys, a Synaptics touch sensitive LCD screen, and right & left mouse buttons at the bottom. For the LCD touchscreen Razer has released a freely available SDK (Software Development Kit) that allows developers to make dynamic and reactive applications that will display in the screen area of the keyboard. You might initially think that this is the only thing that sets the Deathstalker apart from its peers and fortunately you’d be wrong.

The Deathstalker Ultimate has a whole host of recognizable Razer features and a few new add-ons that are sure to be welcomed by gaming enthusiasts. For those who have other Razer products you’ll instantly notice the braided cables, backlighting, and triple snake branding. Some of the newer features include a fixed wrist rest with a rubberized inlay, tri-color LED backlighting, fully customizable keysets, five additional macro keys, 10 key anti-ghosting technology, and an onboard macro recording interface.

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Hunting ghosts is serious business. The spirits of the dead are all around us, and with Halloween approaching; their restlessness is becoming palpable. Nevertheless, they'll only reveal their secrets to those with the tools to hear and see them.

To that end, we've put together this handy guide, with five must-have gadgets for aspiring and experienced ghost hunters alike. This high-tech gear would have cost a small fortune a decade ago, but today for the first time amateur spirit seekers can get in touch with dead relatives and old haunts just as easily as the pros. Here's everything you'll need to get started—now leave your skepticism at the door and jump in.

Ghost Tech: Everything You Need To Hunt Down The Haunted

What you'll need: Handheld infrared night vision camcorder w/ optional Sima IR illuminator

How much: $99.95

Sure, EMF meters and audio recorders are essential, but what good is finding a ghost if you fail to capture any proof? Trust us—no one's going to believe you. But you don't need to carry around some shoulder-mounted monstrosity or military-grade goggles just to catch a spirit in the act.

This little night vision camera from GhostStop fits easily in your pocket and takes great daytime video, and it's easy to switch to night vision mode when a particularly bashful ghost might otherwise get scared away by the fury of your P2X flashlight. It outputs directly to AVI format and uses standard SD cards, so sharing footage of any "orbs" or other visual phenomena with other enthusiasts is as easy as uploading to Youtube. The optional Sima IR illuminator helps extend the night vision range, and the camera is even waterproof up to 16 feet for capturing lagoon-creatures and other under underwater apparitions.

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Google Invites Users To Tour Its Data Center Through Google Maps

Google can't actually let people tour its data centers -- nefarious hackers might download RAM right from the mainframe -- but the company is letting you into its inner information labyrinth through Google Maps.

This is a look into where the internet lives, the legendary series of tubes that contains all the cute cats, arguments about Apple products, and surreptitiously obtained photos of celebrities that make the internet what is, and you can just walk around there, poking your head into various corners and whatnot.

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Nissan To Release Steer-By-Wire Cars?

With all the technological advances in every aspect of our life, you'd think engineers would have come up with a more elegant solution to controlling a car than physically turning a wheel. Turns out, Nissan is working on it. The company would like to release a steer-by-wire Infinity by the end of next year.

While you won't be able to nap on you way to work with a new Infinity, you will be able to, conceivably,  steer with a joystick from the backseat. Of course the technology will really be used to make steering wheels more responsive, but it would only take one clever modder to create a push-button or iPad driven Nissan.

Source: Engadget

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Astro Updates Its A40 Headset For 2013

Astro is hitting the reset button on its popular A40 headsets for 2013, with a tweaked design and improved performance for both it and its included MixAmp Pro external amplifier. The big changes include a quick disconnect system for those too-fragile cords and improved output thanks to newly re-tuned drivers.

On the MixAmp Pro side, the 2013 Edition features a new output jack that allows users to send both game and chat audio out via a 3.5mm connection to an external source, for the purposes of game capture or livestreaming. The updated MixAmp also includes four audio pre-sets (Pro, Core, Media, and Sports), a better TOSlink optical port, and a smaller form factor overall.

Sounds like the big selling points here amount to improved sound and, for the video creators and pro gamers among you, the new game/voice output jack. You can get both the headset and the amp together as a package for $250.

Tags: Tech, Videogames

Intelligent Design Titanium Mouse Is A Pricey Thing That You Want

Most of us are perfectly happy using a basic, functional computer mouse, but people with more refined tastes might want to give Intelligent Designs' Titanium Mouse a look. It's grossly expensive for a peripheral that spends most of its time covered by the palm of your hand, but it's a sleek-looking thing.

Available in either white or black, you can nab yourself one of these babies from Intelligent Design's online store for €399, or roughly $520, plus shipping and taxes/import fees. Alternatively, you could skip the mouse entirely and just get yourself a touch-enabled tablet for roughly the same price. It sure does look pretty though, right?

Titanium Mouse: $520   |   More Info: Intelligent Design

Microsoft's Xbox Music Tour Video »


Today Microsoft launches Xbox Music on Xbox 360, the company's brand new all-in-one music service that will also be releasing for Windows 8 devices and PC on October 26.

Xbox Music brings together features that have defined other popular music services such as iTunes, Pandora, and Spotify, and houses them under one cross-platform service that lets users control and access their music wherever they are.

If this sounds like Microsoft is setting its crosshairs firmly on these various industry-leading services, that's because, as Xbox Music general manager Jerry Johnson explained to us during a preview session last week, this is precisely the company's intention.

"This is competitive with iTunes. This is competitive with Spotify. This is competitive with Pandora. And yes we see it as a better consumer experience."

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Tags: Music, Tech, Xbox 360

Beats Executive By Beats By Dr. Dre: Headphones For Discriminating Gentlemen

The just announced Beats Executive headphones you see above are a cut above the usual Dre-offerings. The ultra-premium cans feature noise cancellation for those long business trips, brushed aluminum with leather accents, a folding design to save space and a battery life of up to 25 hours of active use with three AAA batteries. They also look dignified, but still slick. The Executive headphones are on sale today from Beats Electronics and retailers.

Executive: $299.99   |   More Info: Beats By Dre

Bill Paxton is taking a break from Hollywood for the world of graphic novels. Blair Butler caught up with Paxton at New York Comic-Con to talk about the graphic novel he produced called Seven Holes For Air. The comic has just been released digitally, if you want to check it out.

Seven Holes For Air revolves around a working class guy with a normal life as a construction worker. While his daily life is taking place an alternate story where he lives in a spaghetti Western is playing out. Eventually these two stories meet, and I'm going to make an educated guess here, chaos ensues.

Bill Paxton's Seven Holes For Air At New York Comic Con »


Tags: Comics, Tech

Samsung's new 13-inch Series 9 notebook is for those folks wanting a smaller, sleeker, lighter laptop. In the video below, Matt Mira takes a closer look at the $1300 device, going over the specs, design, and the overall functionality of this ultra slick computer.
 

Samsung Series 9 13-Inch Notebook Review »


 

What You Need To Know

  • The new 13-inch Samsung Series 9 Notebook shares a similar unibody aluminum construction as the MacBook Air.
  • The footprint is 12.3" by 8.6" and weighs only 2.6 pounds, measuring 0.5" thick.
  • The new design also doesn't have the hard edge that used to stick out, which we like.
  • The screen is very good with a resolution of 1600x900 and a matte finish, which a lot of people prefer.
  • There is also really good color saturation and top-notch brightness with great viewing angles.
  • This is one of the best ultrabook screens we've seen.

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Logitech Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboard K810 -- Switch Between Devices With Just A Button

Logitech has just announced the Logitech Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboard K810. That's a mighty fancy name for a keyboard, but I think this one deserves it. The K810 uses Bluetooth tech to switch between three devices simultaneously, meaning you can type on your PC, then switch over to type on your smartphone, and with the push of button, begin typing on your tablet. It's basically a universal remote for all of your communication devices. Logitech Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboard K810 is compatible with Windows, iOS and Android devices, but it's been designed with Windows 8 in mind.

Visually, the K810 is pretty slick with a slim, brushed aluminum frame. Thanks to auto-adjusting lights, your keys will stay visible no matter where, or when, you're working. It can even detect when your hands are about to touch they keys and will light up accordingly, which might be the coolest and creepiest feature yet.

One full charge will last up 10 days of battery life, which is great since this seems like a keyboard for people on the go, or people who don't want to get off the couch. You'll be able to test that battery, and device switching, for yourself later this month when the Logitech Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboard K810 is released.

Logitech Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboard K810: $99 | More info:
Logitech

Tokyoflash Kisai Maze LCD Watch -- Time Can Be Your Secret

Want a watch that makes you work for results? The Kisai Maze watch hides the time in the negative space of the maze. To the untrained eye, the watch will display a series of meaningless lines, but after some practice, you'll be able to decipher the time at a glance. The Kisai Maze is available in stainless steel or IP Black. It comes with an EL backlight too. The price for one of these cryptic watches is currently $99, but as of Thursday, October 18, the watch will will cost $139.

To see the Kisai Maze LCD watch in action, click this link.

Kisai Maze LCD Watch: $99 for the next 36 hours. MSRP $139 | More info: Tokyoflash

Microsoft Surface Pricing Revealed Then Removed

Microsoft confirmed an October 26, 2012 release date -- the same day Windows 8 arrives -- for its Surface tablet back in July, and now, three months later, we've got some unconfirmed word on what the new tech will be priced at. An updated and now-removed product listing in Microsoft's online store points, unsurprisingly, to iPad-like pricing for the range of tablets (via TechCrunch).

Assuming the now-absent numbers were accurate, you'll be able to nab yourself a 32GB tablet without the keyboard-enabled Touch Cover for $499. An extra $100 on that price will get you the tablet with the cover, though the Touch Cover and Type Cover can also be purchased separately, for $119.99 and $129.99, respectively. The most expensive Surface option is a 64 GB tablet with included Touch Cover, at $699.

Remember that none of these prices are officially confirmed just yet. They certainly seem to be within the realm of possibility, especially since they were actually posted IN the Microsoft Store, but bear in mind that some of those numbers may change with the official reveal.

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Quadski Land And Sea ATV: $40,000 Worth Of Amphibious Awesome

It's been in production for a long time, and now the Quadski is finally getting a commercial release. Gibbs's amphibious Quadski ATV tops out at 45 mph on both land and water, and can go from a land-based vehicle to a boat with the push of a button. Official pricing will be announced closer to the Quadski's on-sale date, sometime in mid-November, although the price tag will probably be around $40,000.

While a description is nice and all, to get a real feel for how awesome the Quadski is, you need to see it in action. Click the link for a video.

Quadski: $40,000 (Estimate)   |   More Info: Gibbs Sports Amphibian

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