Top 10 Tech This Week

Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Top 10 Tech This Week
1. Barnes and Noble Nook HD+ Review

1. Barnes and Noble Nook HD+ Review

Barnes and Noble’s large-format (9-inch) HD-screen entry, the HD+, is a quite similar to the 7-inch Nook HD, and is a tablet with a great screen and very good value. Read our full review. Photo by Mashable

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This week in tech was as interesting and diverse as it gets. There were gadgets, scientific developments, and of course, the much-anticipated and ultimately triumphant release of Google Maps for iOS.

Google finally rolled out its Maps app for iOS on Wednesday, ending one of the biggest controversies of the year, and giving iPhone users a good app to find their way home, at last. As expected, Google Maps puts Apple's counterpart to shame, and iPhone users rejoice.

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In the futuristic developments department, scientists in Belgium are working on contact lenses with a tiny LCD display on board. Lenses like these could allow us to read texts or emails hands-free, with information displayed directly in the front of our eyes. Meanwhile, Japanese scientists have built a robot named Kenshiro, which imitates all the major muscles in the human body.

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This week, there was also time to learn how an electric guitar actually works, review the Barnes and Noble Nook HD+ and welcome to the world Mediatek's first quad-core processor.

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This story originally published on Mashable here.