Lenovo Laptops To Reject Third-Party Batteries, Starting In May?

Third party batteries are great for the consumer since they are cheap compared to your laptop manufacturer’s brand. Unfortunately, for companies like Lenovo, this means that they miss out on your money. According to a source, as Lenovo is refreshing its ThinkPad Edge mainstream laptop line, bringing Intel’s new Ivy Bridge processors and some USB 3.0 ports in a lighter design, it looks like they will also be the first of the company’s laptops to feature a “Battery Safeguard.”
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Latest iPad Jailbroken, More Work Needed

Well that didn’t take long, the newest iPad on Apple’s line-up has not been officially out for one full day and it has already been jailbroken, care of MuscleNerd of the Dev-Team. There’s no public release yet and even MuscleNerd admits there’s more work to be done, but they seem to have found a way to have the latest iPad, running on iOS 5.1, to be jailbroken in such a short span of time.

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New iPad 3 Camera Sample Photos

Earlier we showed you some hands on photos of the new iPad 3, along with some photos of the new Retina display, and now we have some sample photos which were taken with the camera on the new iPad 3.

The camera on the iPad 3 is quite an improvement over the one on the iPad 2, it features a 5 megapixel iSight camera which is capable of recording full HD video in 1080p at 30 frames per second, have a look at the sample photos taken with the new iSight camera on the iPad 3 below.

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New iPad 3 Retina Display First Impressions (Photos)

We just showed you some hands on photos of the new iPad 3, and now we have some more which give you a closer look at the new Retina display on the iPad 3.

At first glance the Retina display on the iPad 3 is amazing, it has a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels, which is double that of the original iPad and the more recent iPad 2.

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New iPad 3 Hands On (Photos)

Apple’s new iPad went on sale earlier today, and ours has just arrived here at the Geeky Gadgets office, so here are a few photos of the new 3rd generation Apple iPad.

As a reminder the new iPad 3 features a Retina display which has a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels, and it also features a new processor, the Apple A5x and comes with 1GB of RAM, plus 4G LTE, although that doesn’t work here in the UK as their are no 4G networks as yet.

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Skyrim 1.5 Beta Update Available Via Steam

Bethesda has rolled out a new 1.5 beta update for its Skyrim game this week which is now available for gamers to download and try via Steam. The now available Skyrim 1.5 beta update brings with it new kill cams for ranged and magic attacks. As well as new kill moves and animations for melee attacks.

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LibreOffice 3.5.1 Update Rolls Out

The Document Foundation has today released a new update to its LibreOffice taking the software to version 3.5.1. The new update released today is the first maintenance release of the new LibreOffice 3.5 open source office suite of tools.

The new LibreOffice 3.5.1 update brings with it a number of tweaks and fixes for the most important issues experienced within the 3.5 release. The Document Foundation expected this release to be most appealing to enterprise users of their software.

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Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 3.6 Headed To The US

Samsung announced the new Galaxy S WiFi 3.6 PMP player last September, and now it looks like Samsung are about to launch the device in the US, according to the guys over at Engadget.

As a reminder the Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 3.6 features a 3.6 inch display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, and processing is provided by a 1GZ Hummingbird processor.

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Samsung Galaxy Note Android 4.0 ICS Update Delayed?

Samsung had previously announced that the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for their Galaxy Note smartphone would be released in the first quarter of 2012, which would mean it should land by the end of March.

Now it would appear that the update may be delayed, as a recent post from Samsung Norway on their Facebook page, states that the update will come in quarter two.

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Max Payne 3 Visual Effects and Cinematics Trailer (video)

The new Max Payne 3 game which is currently being developed by Rockstar Games, will combine both cinematic cut scenes and gameplay without ever showing a loading screen.

Providing the player with an immersive experience that keeps the player locked in Max’s dark and twisted story, says Rockstar. The new technology used within Max Payne 3 technology can be viewed in the new trailer which has been released today after the break.

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Snap Folding Skateboard (video)

If you are looking for a handy way to carry a skateboard, without the need for specially designed luggage. You might be interested in this foldable skateboard called the Snap.

As you can see from the image below the design of the Snap Skateboard allows you to fold over both ends making the footprint smaller. Enabling you to fit the skateboard into smaller bags for easier transportation. Watch the video after the jump to see Snap in action.

Snap Skateboard

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