Sony Patents NFC-based Second Hand Game Sale Suppression Method

It’s no secret that 2012 has not been a banner year for Sony and one of the ways it wants to turn that around seems to be by taking on the used games market.  A patent filed by SCE Japan describes a novel solution of associating a game copy with a single user account, not through the use of passcode authentication, but by putting an NFC chip on every  game disc.

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Asus Adopts Leap Motion Gesture Technology For New PCs (video)

We have featured the new Leap motion technology before on Geeky Gadgets, but today Asus and Leap have announced that they will be including Leap motion sensing technology with select computer systems this year.

The Leap motion technology is 200 times more accurate than Microsoft’s Kinect motion sensing technology, and has already signed up more than 26,000 developers to create application s for its technology. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.

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UK Regulator Ofcom Reviewing Mobile Phone Contracts

UK Regulator Ofcom is reviewing mobile phone contracts here in the UK, and they are considering modifying their general conditions to allow customers to leave their monthly contracts before it is up if the operator makes changes to the contract, for example if the mobile phone operator decides to increase their prices in the middle of your contract.

Ofcom has decided to review mobile phone contracts after it received a total of 1,644 complaints from mobile phone users for the period of September 2011 and May 2012.

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HTC One SV Sim Free Now Available In The UK

The new HTC One SV went up for pre-order in the UK last month, and now it would appear that the SIM free version of the handset is now available in the UK for £349.99 including taxes.

The HTC One SV is powered by a dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, there is also a 4.3 inch inch Super LCD 2 touchscreen display and dual cameras.

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Jurassic Park Half-Life 2 Mod Gameplay Trailer Released (video)

A dedicated team of Jurassic Park fans have been busy developing a new mod for Valve’s Half Life 2 game, which brings to virtual gaming life the Spielberg’s classic blockbuster film Jurassic Park.

Jurassic Park movie celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and the development team behind Jurassic Life which has been under development for over six years, hope to release their Jurassic Life mod this year in celebration.

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How The World’s Largest Light Painting Was Created (video)

Michael Bosanko created the world’s largest ever light painting last year within a 35,000-square-foot aircraft hangar in Coventry, UK using light painting photography. Now he has released an interesting video detailing how the worlds largest light painting was created.

The light painting photography was captured using torches and a one-hour-long exposure on the camera, to pick up on the lines he traces using different coloured beams in the dark. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the World’s Largest Light Painting project and see how it was created.

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Elite: Dangerous Kickstarter Project Passes £1.25 Million Pledge Goal

Fans of the original Elite game first release back in by Acornsoft in 1984 for the BBC Micro and Acorn Electron computers, as well as new gamers who have pledged for a remake of the awesome game on the Kickstarter website by Frontier Developments.

Will be pleased to learn that the Elite: Dangerous Kickstarter Project has passed its pledging goal of £1,250,000 with a few days to spare, and currently sits at £1,292,863 with 35 hours left to run.

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Skype App For Windows Phone Updated

Microsoft has released a new version of their Skype app for their Windows Phone platform, the new version comes with some a number of improvements and bug fixes for Windows Phone 8.

Skype have removed the Windows Phone People Hub integration, according to the release this has been removed due to stability issues, this feature is expected to be available at a later date.

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Apple To Buy Social Maps Service Waze (Rumor)

Apple’s Maps software, which replaced Google Maps on the iPhone with the introduction of iOS 6 has come under quite a bit of criticism, and Apple have said they are working to improve the service.

Now according to a recent report, Apple are considering acquiring social maps service Waze, of course this is just a rumor at the moment, and there has been no confirmation from either company that a deal is in the works.

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BioShock Infinite Sky-Hook Replica Now Available To Pre-order (video)

if you have been looking for your very own BioShock Infinite Sky-Hook replica, you will be pleased to learn that the one pictured below created by NECA is now available to pre-order.

The new BioShock Infinite Sky-Hook Replica should be arriving with you just in time for the release of Irrational Games unleashes Bioshock Infinite, game unless its delayed yet again. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.

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Samsung Confirms Multiple Tizen Based Smartphones Coming This Year

Yesterday we heard that Samsung is working with a number of mobile carriers on producing smartphones running the open source Tizen mobile OS, and now Samsung has confirmed that they are working on multiple Tizen based devices.

Bloomberg received the following statement from Samsung, which confirms the earlier rumors that we will see new Tizen based devices this year, although not details have been given on when they will be available.

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CuBox Pro Open Source Mini PC Announced

A new open source mini computer has been created and unveiled this week called the CuBox Pro. Which has been created using a 800-megahertz dual-issue ARM PJ4 Marvell Armada 510 SoC (system on a chip) processor, supported by 1GB or RAM.

The CuBox Pro mini PC has no fan and measures just 2 inches square and weighs 3.2 ounces, but is capable of displaying full high definition video and will sell for around $159 when it launches later this month.

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