RecognizeMe Unlocks Your iPhone With Facial Recognition (video)

If you fancy a slightly more unique way to access your jailbroken iPhone rather than boringly typing in a passcode. A new application called RecognizeMe which uses facial recognition to allow access is well worth a look.

RecognizeMe is the first facial recognition security for the iPhone and although the software is not perfect at the moment, its a lot more fun than entering a code all the time and serves as an alternate to, rather than a replacement for the passcode to secure your iPhone. Check out the video after the jump.

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HTC Trophy Windows Phone 7 Smartphone Lands On Verizon 26th May

Verizon Wireless has just announced that the new HTC Trophy will be available fro, the 26th of May 2011 for $149.99 after a $50 mail in rebate, and if you want one you will have to sign up to a new 24 month contract with Verizon.

The HTC Trophy is a Windows Phone 7 smartphone and it features a 3.8 inch WVGA touchscreen display, a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, a 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and an LED flash that is capable of recording HD video in 720p.

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Sony Unveils 13.3 Inch Flexible Colour ePaper

This week Sony Corp have unveiled a new 13.3 inch flexible colour ePaper which they have showcased at the SID International Symposium, Seminar & Exhibition 2011.

The event is the worlds largest academic conference for display technologies and Sony made the announcement and revealed their new ePaper, that is only 150μm or less in thickness and weighs around 20g. The new ePaper has RGB pixels along with white subpixels and a pixel count of 800 x 1200 with a resolution of 75ppi

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Amazon Now Selling More Kindle Books Than Print Books

Amazon has announced that the company is now selling more copies of Kindle books than it is of actual print books,  they are selling around 105 kindle books for every 100 print books that are sold.

Amazon also announced that it has sold three times as many Kindle books so far in 2011 as it did in the same period of 2010, and they also revealed that customers of their UK Kindle bookstore are now purchasing two times as many Kindle books as print books.

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Kingston Unveils Their Fastest USB 3.0 USB Drive

Kingston have this week unveiled an new addition to their flash storage range with the addition of the new Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 Generation 2, Kingstons fastest USB 3.0 drive to date and uses a native USB 3.0 controller for better performance and power management.

The new Kingston DTU30G2 is capable of read speeds of upto 100MB/s, and a write speed of up to 70 MB/s, and when the drive is plugged in a slower USB 2.0 port, the drive has read and write speeds of around 30MB/s.

 

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Apple Patent Shows Apple’s iTunes Cloud Streaming Service

We heard early today that Apple have signed a deal with EMI for their new iTunes cloud music streaming service, and now the guys over at Patently Apple have discovered a new patent which is related to the yet to be announced iTunes streaming service.

The patent was filed in 2009, which obviously shows that Apple has been working on its iTunes cloud service for quite a while, and it reveals a unique approach to how the iTunes streaming might actually work.

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Wooden Retro iPhone Alarm Dock

We have featured many different wooden iPhone docks here on Geeky Gadgets but this funky wooden retro Alarm Dock is definitely one of the more refined version we have seen.

Its inspired by the ‘faux wood grain GE flip clocks that sat on every bedside table’ back in the day, and has been designed by Jonas Damon. The Alarm Dock is constructed from a Beech block and allows for an Apple sync cable to be threaded through and charge your iPhone while docked.

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Lomography LC-Wide Camera Announced

The Lomography Society has just announced the launch of the Lomography LC-Wide, which features an ultra wide angel 17mm Minigon glass lens, and you can choose to shoot photos in three formats, full, square or half-format.

The half format mode lets you shot 72 photos on a roll of 36 shots, and it features an ISO range of 100 to 1600, you can see a full list of the specifications below.

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Google Preparing Offline Access Support For Google Docs

Google Docs and Apps are a great suite of tools but one draw back with them has always been the inability to access them offline. Now Google is looking at correcting this inability by enabling users to be able to use the apps when offline when an internet connection is not possible.

With the launch of Chrome OS notebook approaching rapidly the new feature allowing users to access documents and application when not connected to the Internet will be a in great demand, and will be especially appreciated by those users that need to access docs and apps while out of reach of a 3G connection or while travelling.

 

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Turns Up For Pre-order

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 was announced a while back, and it is due to go on sale in the US next month, it has now appeared available to pre-order from one online retailer.

According to the listing on JR.com, the 16GB Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 will cost $499 whilst the 32GB model will cost$599, and no doubt it will ship by the June the 8th date which is the official date released by Samsung.

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XtremeMac Unveils New InCharge Bluetooth Series

XtremeMac has just added a new product to its range in the form of the XtremeMac’s InCharge Home BT which transforms any line-in enabled stereo/music system into wireless audio receiver solution for home or office. Simple plug the device into a wall socket, then hook it up via the 3.5 mm jack to any speaker system and you are ready to go.

The InCharge Home BT is equipped with a 10 watt USB port for charging your iOS devices and Bluetooth pairing is accomplished by the press of a button. Users can then pair their stereo system to their Bluetooth enabled iPhone, iPod or iPad allowing for wireless audio playback.

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Microsoft Releases New Xbox 360 Update With PayPal Integration

Microsoft has announced the release of a new update for their Xbox 360 gaming console, and you will now be able to make purchases on Xbox Live using PayPal as well as your credit card.

As well as being able to make payments via PayPal, Microsoft also announced a new auto standby feature, that will put your console into standby if it has been idle for more than an hour.

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