Xperia Arc And Xperia Play Android 2.3.3 OTA Update Released

We just got an email from the guys over at Sony Ericsson to let us know that they have started to roll out the Android 2.3.3 update to the Xperia Play and the Xperia Arc, and they have said it will be rolled out to selected markets first, we presume they mean the UK and Europe and other markets later this week (tomorrow) and the start of next week.

The Android 2.3.3 update for the Xperia Play and Xperia Arc brings a range of new features, which include improved battery performance, general software stability, improved WiFi, HD Video recording performance (Xperia™ arc) and better Touch responsiveness.

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XFX Triple Monitor Stand (video)

If you are looking to increase the size of your computer desktop or just raise the monitors you already have this new XFX Triple Monitor Stand might be worth a look as its capable of holding 3 x 24 inch monitors in your perfect formation.

On the XFX Triple Display Monitor Stand each monitor can be independently adjusted for height, angle and rotation and the stand includes two USB ports at front facing audio ports. It also provides cable management channels to keep those unsightly wires hidden away. Watch the video after the jump to see a demonstration of this impressive triple monitor stand.

XFX Triple Monitor Stand

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Samsung SPH-D600 Sprint Android Smarpthone Leaked

The guys over at Phandroid have got their hands on a new Android device that is headed to Sprint, the Samsung SPH-D600, which is a 4G Android device and it will come with Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

So far we know if features a 480 x 320 resolution display, a 3.2 megapixel camera on the back and a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, unfortunately that is all the details that are available at the moment.

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IDAPT i1 Eco Mobile Charger Supporting 4,000+ Devices, Now Shipping

IDAPT have today announced that their new IDAPT i1 Eco Mobile Charger, that’s capable of charging over 4,000 different devices has now started shipping. The new IDAPT i1 charger is equipped with two charging points, one being a USB port and the other being a tip port, which allows different recharging tip ports to be fitted to accommodate over 4,000 different devices.

The eco-friendly device is constructed from recycled materials, meets Energy Star standards, and minimises the user’s carbon footprint while charging most electronic devices, and no chemical painting is used during the manufacturing.

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Samsung’s Chromebook Coming To Three UK In June

We heard recently that UK mobile operator Three would start seling the new Samsung Chromebook later this year, and they have just announced that the Samsung Chromebook will be available from Three in June.

Three will sell the Samsung Chromebook with 3G connectivity, and users will get a free SIM card, with 3GB of data which can be used over the first three months, after this users will have to pay for what data they use.

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ASUS Matrix GTX 580 And Mars II 3GB Graphics Cards Unveiled

This week Asus have unveiled their latest graphics card in the form of the ASUS Matrix GTX 580 and MARS II. The Matrix GTX 580 GPU comes in two differnet versions, a Standard and Platinum which are both equipped with 1.5GB of RAM and equipped with a couple of impressive cooling fans, ready to add a little extra noise to your system. Its also equipped with a 19-phase power designed for overclocking, and a a Safe Mode button enabling ‘worry-free overclocking’

One thing to also be aware of is the new ASUS Matrix GTX 580 takes up three PCI-e slot not your regular two as with other power packed graphics cards.

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First 3D iOS Advert Arrives On the iPad

Cooliris has just launched the first 3D advert designed specifically for the iPad. The new creation was commissioned to promote a new series for The Weather Channel called “From the Edge” which features award winning photographer Peter Lik.

The new 3D iPad advert allows users to view the Grand Canyon is glorious 3D and by tilting your iPad in different directions, you can move around the image to view it from different angles.

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New 3D Map Of Our Local Universe Took 10 Years To Build

Astronomers have created the most complete 3D map of our local universe to date, which took 10 years to create, by scanning the complete night sky in near-infrared light and using data from the Two-Micron All-Sky Survey (2MASS) Redshift Survey (2MRS).

The detailed map of our Universe map shows all the visible structures out to about 380 million light-years, which includes about 45,000 of our neighboring galaxies, as the diameter of the Milky Way is around 100,000 light-years across.

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New PSN Status iPhone App Notifies You When Sony’s PSN Is Up or Down

If you have both an iPhone and a PS3 a new application has been developed to help you get up to date with the status of Sony’s PSN gaming network. As you should already know Sony has been having a hard time of it lately with hackers targeting both its gaming servers and now its Eshops.

The new free PSN status iPhone application has been designed by Sean Nicholls to notify you when either Sony’s PSN goes down or is available to play, perfect for these times when you just never know what’s going to happen to Sony from day to the next.

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Skype Goes Down, Many Users Unable To Log In

Updated 27th May 16.45 (GMT)

Skype has announced that they have released an update version of Skype for Windows, they have also said they will be releasing an update version for Mac OS X later today, full details here.

Updated 9.20 AM (GMT) 27th May 2011

Many of our readers are reporting that Skype is still not working, Skype has said that they will be releasing a software update later today which should fix the problem.

Updated 14.04 PM (GMT) 26th May 2011

Skype has now issued a fix for the problem, anyone able to sign in can find instructions on how to get Skype working again on both Mac OS X and Windows, you can find out full details here.

We just tested it on both Windows 7 and Mac OS X and it works, managed to get signed into both. Skype haven’t as yet released any details on the outage, we will keep you updated when we get some more information.

If you use Skype, then you probably know that Skype is now down for many, with many users unable to log in to Skype, and it seems to be quite a major outage as many reports are coming in from all over the world about users being unable to use the service.

Skype just announced on Twitter, that they are aware of the problem, although they haven’t as yet provided any information on a possible fix for the problem.


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Awesome X-Wing Fighter Soapbox Derby Car

We love anything to do with Star Wars here at Geeky Gadgets, and have featured a number of cool Star Wars themed creations over the years, the latest is this awesome X-Wing Fighter Soapbox Derby Car.

The X-Wing Fighter Soapbox Derby Car is the creation of one of the guys over at Instructables, and as you can see from the photos it is a pretty detailed replica of an original X-Wing Fighter.

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Apple’s iPad 3 To Use AMOLED Display?

The iPad 2 was only recently announced a couple of months back, and now we are starting to hear rumors about the iPad 3, the latest one is that the iPad 3 will feature an AMOLED from Samsung.

According to a recent report, Apple’s COO, Tim Cook recently visited Samsung’s Gen 5.5 plant which produces AMOLED displays, and discussed the possibility of using them in the next generation of the iPad.

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