New Battery Technology With 10 Times Longer Batteries In The Works

Researchers at the Northwestern University are working on a new battery technology that could see major improvements in battery life for smartphones, tablets and other devices.

The new batteries would be able to hold a charge up to 10 time greater than existing mobile phone and tablet devices and it would also be able to recharge up to 10 times faster than existing batteries.

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Awesome Steam Powered Remote Controlled Trike (video)

We have featured a number of amazing remote controlled vehicles and aircraft here on Geek Gadgets but never one that has been powered by steam. This awesome steam powered remote controlled trike has been built by YouTube user ‘prallplatte’.

The trike weighs in at 19 lbs and is powered by two large boilers and is equipped with all terrain wheel and shocks to match. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action, as well as details on its construction. Enjoy!

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Google Signs Last Minute Deals With Record Companies For Google Music

Google is expected to announce its new Google Music Store, at a special event being held later today, and it would appear that Google may have managed to get the record companies to agree deals with them at the last minute.

According to a recent report by the WSJ, Google has signed deals with Sony Music Entertainment, EMI and Universal Music Group, which would see the Google Music Store launch with a wide range of music.

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Holga Lens Filter iPhone Case Kit

If you own an iPhone 4 or 4S and enjoy taking photographs a new novelty case has been designed by Holga that will allow you to add filters to your photos as you take them, rather than after wards using a application.

The Holga Lens Filter iPhone case kit simply slips onto your iPhone 4 or 4S and enables you to then use 9 different special effects and filters without the need for any software or app.

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Vintage Cameras Night Lights

If you have a few old vintage camera in the attic gathering dust, that aren’t worth a fortune you could give them a new lease of life like Flickr user Jason Hull. Jason has taken a number of vintage cameras from the 1950s and 1960s and transformed them into retro nightlights.

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Barnes And Noble’s Nook Tablet Ships Early

The official launch date for the Barnes & Noble’s Nook Tablet was expected to be Friday but today Barnes & Noble have announced that their new Nook Tablet will be shipping early and customers who pre-ordered the device you will receive it today. If you have pre-ordered the Barnes & Noble’s Nook Tablet to be picked up from a store you will also be able to do this today.

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SwitchEasy Sculptural Design iPhone Cases

If you are looking for something a little more original to protect your iPhone from knocks and bumps theses Avant-garde series sculptural design cases by SwitchEasy might well be worth a look.

The new Avant-garde series by SwitchEasy is made up of four textured case designs which include a reinforced frame protector made of polycarbonate to provide impact protection to the most vulnerable areas. Apart from providing a unique look for your iPhone case the sculptured finish also provides extra grip and a tactile finish.

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Amazon Kinde Fire vs iPad 2 (Video)

Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet, which runs Google’s Android OS went on sale yesterday, and whilst the $199 Kindle Fire isn’t designed to be a direct competitor for Apple’s massively popular iPad, it will be interesting to see how the two devices compare.

The guys over at the iDownloadBlog put together the following video which compares on number of things on the two devices, which include web browsing, boot up times and Netflix streaming.

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Sharp Announces 7 Inch WiMax Android Honeycomb Tablet For Japan

We heard a while back that Sharp has decided to kill off two of its Android tablets, and now the company has launched a new Android tablet which is headed for Japan, the Sharp Galapagos EB-A71GJ-B.

This new Sharp Galapagos tablet features a 7 inch touchscreen display and it comes with Android 3.2 Honeycomb, processing is provided by a dual Core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and it also comes with 1gB of RAM.

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Google Voice For Android Gets Updated

Google has updated its Google Voice for Android app, and the latest version adds in some new features, which include support for group texting, which means you can now send one text to multiple people at the same time.

Google has also added in support for offline voicemails, which means you will still be able to access your voicemail even when you don’t have a data connection, and the last update is an improved text message notification.

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North Face Unveils Avalanche Airbag Safety System (video)

If you are taking to the slopes this winter and thinking of exploring areas off piste, it might be worth your while equipping yourself with North Face’s new Avalanche Airbag Safety System.

The new Avalanche Airbag Safety System is fitted inside a pack and can be triggered using a pull cord if an avalanche strikes. Watch the video after the jump to see North Face’s new Avalanche Airbag Safety System put through its paces.

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