8GB iPhone 5C Only Launching In Europe, China And Australia

Earlier today Apple launched the new 8GB iPhone 5C in the UK, we had thought that Apple would also launch the handset in the US, but now it would appear that it will only launch in Europe and China.

Apple has confirmed that the 8GB iPhone 5C will be available in some European countries, which include the UK, France, Germany, it will also launch in Australia and China.

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Xbox One Launching In 26 New Countries In September 2014

Microsoft has today announced via their Major Nelson website that the new next-generation Microsoft Xbox One games console which launched last November, will be arriving in 26 more countries this September.

Microsoft explained in today’s brief announcement that they will have much more information to share at a local level towards the end of next month.

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Steam Client Beta Update Brings New Virtual Reality Mode

Today Valve has released a new Steam Client Beta update which brings with it a number of new features and enhancements, as well as improved initial startup time when launching Steam on Mac OS X systems.

Valve has also added a new Virtual Reality mode to the Steam beta client which will only appear if SteamVR is installed and if a supported HMD is detected by the Steam software.

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Three UK Samsung Galaxy S5 To Retail For £69

The Samsung Galaxy S5 will launch in the UK next month, the handset will be available with the various mobile carriers, and the first one has now revealed their pricing on the Samsung Galaxy S5.

UK mobile carrier Three will be offering the Samsung Galaxy S5 for £69 on a range of two years contracts, the cheapest contract will set you back £38 a month.

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Bell Canada Drops Samsung Galaxy Gear Price To $99

In anticipation of the upcoming launch of the new Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo, Bell Canada has this week dropped the price of the original Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch down to just $99.

The new $99 price for the Galaxy Gear means Bell Canada has slashed the price by $250 and unusually for such a large promotional no codes or strings have been attached to the price reduction.

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Cubli Robot Demonstrates Some Very Unique Balancing Properties (video)

We have featured a number of robots over the years here on Geeky Gadgets but this very unique Cubli Cube robot that measures 15 × 15 × 15 cm has demonstrates some very unique balancing properties.

The Cubli robot has been designed to jump and balance on one of its corners using reaction wheels that are mounted onto three of it faces and rotate at high velocities. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the amazing balancing properties of this very unique robot.

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Sony SRS-X7 And SRS-X5 Wireless Speakers Now Available From $200

If you have been patiently waiting for Sony to launch their new wireless speakers in the form of the Sony SRS-X7 and SRS-X5. You will be pleased to know that from today the new wireless speaker systems are available to purchase from $200 with free shipping on all orders.

The Sony SRS-X5 Bluetooth wireless speaker offers users 20W of power and is available in three different colour options to suit your home environment or style.

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DJI Phantom Quadcopter Captures Active Volcano Video Footage (video)

In the past capturing video footage of an active volcano would have been very difficult and also life-threatening for any aircraft pilot or human beings who attempted.

But with advances in technology over the past few years quadcopter drones are now allowing us to take cameras into areas which would have been thought of to be previously inhospitable and life threatening.

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Nook Press Self-Publishing Platform Now Available In The UK And Europe

Barnes & Noble have this week announced the rollout of their Nook Press self-publishing platform to the United Kingdom and also parts of Europe including countries such as France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands.

The Nook Press self-publishing platform was previously restricted to users based in the United States but now allows authors to publish their creations and make them available via the Nook platform on both Nook hardware and devices running the Nook Reading application.

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Samsung SM-G310 Clears FCC With Android 4.4. KitKat On Board

Not too long ago, Samsung unveiled their latest flagship device, the Samsung Galaxy S5 in Barcelona. If you think Samsung is done for a few months, think again.

Recently, a mysterious Samsung handset with model number SM-G310 was spotted in FCC’s database. Furthermore, it was also spotted on Zauba, a logistics tracking website, hinting at SM-G310 being an entry-level handset and comes in both single SIM and dual-SIM flavors.

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ScratchJr App Lets Young Children Program Their Own Interactive Stories (video)

Mitchel Resnick and team have developed a new tablet application called ScratchJr which has been specifically developed to help young children between the ages of 5 and 7 learn basic programming skills, creating their own interactive stories and games.

Within the ScratchJr application children are able to snap together graphical programming blocks to create character animations, making them dance, jump, move and sing. The characters can also be modified using the integrated painting editor and children can even add their own voices and sounds to their interactive story.

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Dropbox Acquires Zulip Chat App

It has been announced this week that Dropbox the cloud storage service has acquired the new starter company called Zulip. Which has been developing a new workplace chat solution that is still in its private beta stage of development.

Zulip has already developed a range of applications for its new workplace chat solution which make it accessible from Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android. Enabling users to share both public and private messages within their working environment.Dropbox Zulip

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