How Star Wars Sounds Were Created

The image you see above is of a radio mast. This particular mast was responsible for creating the laser blast noises in Star Wars. By hitting the metal wires with a wrench, it created almost the exact sound you hear from the blasters.

The video below goes through a number of techniques used to create sounds for the Star Wars universe and is well worth watching if you’re in to that sort of thing. [Read more…]

ThinkGeek Clearance Sale

ThinkGeek has a huge sale going on at the moment where you can get discounts on 423 products. The full list of products on offer can be found here.

Products on sale include RC Helicopters, Stickman Action Figures, LED Jelly Fish Mood lamps and a heck of a lot more.

The biggest saving we could find in the store was 72%, so head on over now for some online shopping.

iPad 2 Display Wont Be OLED

We just mentioned some details about the iPad 2 getting cameras. We now hear that the 9.7 inch screen will not be OLED as rumored before. Of course, this is just another rumor to tackle the previous rumor which said it would. The reason that the iPad 2 display wont be OLED is apparently because of Samsung Mobile Display not being able to manufacture enough of them in time for the iPad 2 release date.

Samsung Mobile Display have about 98% market share of OLED panels and as Apple needs millions of them making any time now, this just isn’t going to happen. [Read more…]

Garmin nuvi Deals – Up to 70% Savings

There are more Garmin nuvi deals going on this week over at Amazon. Some models have up to 70 percent knocked off the price taking some models from over $300 down to just below $100.

Garmin is one of the bigger brands when it comes to satnav, and their GPS units work very well. Check out all the individual deals below as well as a full listing of satnav deals here (including all the Garmin deals) and this page to see only Garmin nuvi satnavs. [Read more…]

Pioneer AVIC-X920BT 6.1 Inch Double-Din Sat Nav Deal

The Pioneer AVIC-X920BT 6.1 inch in-dash, double-din sat nav is on offer today at Amazon with a 57% saving. The regular price for this particular model is $1,400 although with the 57% discount it brings the price down to a more respectable $499.99 ($100 of that requires a mail-in rebate to be posted off). The full details can be found on this page along with a link to the “get forms” so you can apply for the final $100 discount. [Read more…]

Digital Camera Deals at Amazon

Amazon have a bunch of digital camera discounts happening this week thanks to Cyber Week.

Discounts can be found on various digital cameras from Kodak, Fuji, Nikon, Panasonic, Pentax and Sony with some camera getting as much as 50% off such as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 deal. [Read more…]

LG HDTV Deals on 22 to 55 Inch Models

Amazon is currently offering some good discounts on a range of LG HDTV’s ranging from 22 inches all the way up to 55 inches in size.

Some examples of the discounts include the LG 32LE5300 LED TV that is normally priced at $799.99 but is now $549.00 with a 31% discount. You can find this particular deal over here. [Read more…]

Sat Nav Discounts – Up to 50% Off

Halfords in the UK currently has some deals going on for a variety of sat navs. Every single sat nav has received a discount of up to 50%. The offer is running till midnight on the 24th December.

No voucher codes are available at the moment (that we can find), but as they are all discounted anyway you can still pick up a good deal. [Read more…]

Huawei S7 Android Tablet Voucher Code

If you are looking for an alternative to the iPad this christmas then Expansys in the UK have a voucher code available for the Huawei S7 Android tablet that knocks £20 off the price tag.

Full price for the Android tablet is normally £299.99 but drops to £279.99 with the voucher code below. [Read more…]

Apple iPad Black Friday Deals

Apple [AAPL] has now rolled out Black Friday to its stores around the world. Currently, a good number of products have discounts. The Apple iPad is one of them that is now priced at £394 in the UK for the 16GB WiFi model. Each of the iPad models get a £35 discount for today only. Full details can be found here.

The US also has similar deals going on at the moment with the discount being $41.00 on each version of the iPad. [Read more…]

Apple Black Friday Deals Start in Australia

Black Friday has started in Australia at the Apple store. A number of discounts can be found, a lot of them around the 10% mark on a range of products.

Some of those included are the iMac MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iPod nano, iPad and the iPod touch each getting between $25 and $121 AUD knocked off the price. [Read more…]

Kinect Hacked to Let you Control Windows 7

The Microsoft [MSFT] Kinect has certainly been good for hacking and making it do things that Microsoft didn’t originally plan for it to do.

Next up on the growing list comes from folk at the MIT Media Lab Fluid Interfaces Group who managed to use the Kinect and allow a person to control Microsoft Windows 7 by waving their hand about in front of the screen. [Read more…]