Ghost City To Rise In New Mexico For Suspicious Corporate Experiments

Okay, maybe the title slanted this compelling bit of news a little too far in the conspiracy nut corner. It couldn’t be helped. A Washington D.C.-based tech company has announced plans to build a whole 35,000 resident simulation city in New Mexico bereft of actual residents.

Its purpose will be technology testing for various clients in the corporate world, whether they be industrial, scientific, commercial or all three combined. Is this suspicious? It should be. The project would cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $200 million. There’s no word on investors, but Pegasus Global Holdings Inc. might be footing the bill on its own.

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Star Trek Over The Last 45 Years (Infographic)

Space.com have created an infographic summarising the past 45 years of Star Trek from its humble beginning back in 1956 right up to the new movies expected to be released in 2013.

Six television series and 11 movies later the Star Trek and Gene Roddenberry’s vision of the future is still going as strong as ever. The first series debuted in 1966 and ran for three seasons following the adventures of  James T. Kirk and the crew of an exploration vessel of a 23rd century galactic “United Federation of Planets” – the Starship Enterprise.  View the full infographic after the jump. Enjoy!

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Fantastic Smule MadPad iPad App Transforms Anything Into A Music Instrument (video)

A great new iPad/iPhone application has been developed by Smule called MadPad which enables you to transform everyday mundane objects into fantastic musical instruments.

You simply use the application to record small snippets of sound and video, which then become beat pads on your iOS device that you can press to create funky music and your own very original tunes. The best way to understand the MadPad concept and see how it works is to watch the video after the jump where all will be revealed.

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Xperia Play 4G Arriving At AT&T On September 18th

Today its been announced after first being revealed back in July that  Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Play will be arriving at AT&T on September 18th, becoming AT&T’s first PlayStation-certified smartphone.

AT&T customers will be offered the exclusive “stealth blue” colour Xperia Play 4G and it will come bundled with a multimedia dock DK300 and MC100 music cable. Together with pre-loaded games including: Dungeon Defenders, Asphalt 6, Star Battalion, Madden NFL 11, The Sims 3 , Tower Bloxx: My City and Crash Bandicoot.

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Microsoft Signs Android Patent Deals With Acer, Viewsonic

Microsoft has been agreeing patent deals with a number of device manufacturers over the last few months who make smartphones and tablets using Google’s Android OS, the last thing we heard was that Microsoft was looking to get Samsung to pay around $15 for every Android device they produce.

Now Microsoft has announced that it has signed some more deals, this time it is with Acer and also Viewsonic and the deals are related to smartphones and tablets.

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NuForce Announces Icon iDo Audiophile-Grade iOS Headphone Amp

NuForce has today announced the launch of a new addition to its line of amps in the form of the new Icon iDo designed for use with Apple’s iPad,iPhone and iPod. The Icon iDo is a “Audiophile-Grade” headphone amp  supporting sampling rates up to 48kHz, 24-bits of resolution and a 10-20kHz frequency.

The NuForce Icon iDo plugs directly into your iOS devices 30-pin sync port to bypass the audio devices integrated audio converter and enable it to use its own amp on your audio files providing CD quality sound.

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Space Invaders iPhone, iPad And MacBook Cases

We have featured a number of cases for the iPad, iPhone and MacBook here at Geeky Gadgets, and now there is a new range which will appeal to all the video games fans out there, the Space Invaders iPhone, iPad and MacBook cases.

These fun Space Invaders themed cases are available for the iPhone 4, iPad 2, iPod Touch and even the MacBook Pro, and prices start at around 29.99 Euros for the iPod Touch and iPhone versions.

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Google Beta Tests Encrypted Search

Google has today started rolling out their new encrypted search feature to some chrome users, enabling them to have end-to-end encrypted searches between their computer and Google search.

The encrypted search service has been available for some time in beta by visiting a specific URL but its the first time Google has started redirecting users directly to the new secure search page. Using the new SSL search helps protect your search terms and your search results pages from being intercepted by a third parties.

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Samsung SGH-i708 Windows Phone 7 Mango Device Appears At FCC

A new Samsung Windows Phone 7 device has been spotted at the FCC, and from the looks of the photos, it features a front facing camera, which could make it one of Samsung’s first Windows Phone 7 Mango devices.

The handset is described as a dual mode CDMA/GSM handset and it comes with the reference SGH-i708, which was discovered back in March by the guys from Wireless Goodness, although at the time there were no actual details or photos about the device.

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EscapeCapsule Waterproof iPhone 4 Case (Video)

We have featured a number of different cases for the iPhone 4 here at Geeky Gadgets, the latest one is called the EscapeCapsule, and it is designed to keep your iPhone protected from water, rain, snow, sand mud and even impacts.

the EscapeCapsule iPhone 4 case is a Kickstarter project, and the designers need to raise $30,000 to put it into production, and with 15 days left to go it looks like they are pretty close to their goal, have a look at the video of the case in action below.

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Max Payne 3 Game Finally Arriving March 2012

Max Payne 3 was originally scheduled to be launched back in 2009 but after a number of delays and missed launch dates in 2010 and 2011. Rockstar Games has now announce that their Max Payne 3 game will finally be arriving in March 2012.

The new game will be the first in the Max Payne series to include multiplayer features together with a new reward and levelling system and strategic character load-out options.

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Adobe Carousel Cloud Based Photo Service Launched For iOS Devices (video)

Today Adobe has unveiled a new photo service designed for Apple devices called Adobe Carousel, that allows you to store your photos in the cloud and access them from any iOS device or OS X Lion system.

Adobe Carousel provides you with the ability to browse, enhance, and share your photos easily, without any storage limits and no difference to the photos you view on any Mac and iOS device.Watch the video after the jump to see Adobe Carousel in action.

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