Lenovo Announces X130e Notebook

Lenovo has added another new notebook to their line up with the launch of the Lenovo X130e, which is an 11.6 inch notebook that comes with a choice of Intel and AMD processors.

The Lenovo X130e is available with either an AMD Fusion E-300 and E450 processors of an Intel Core I3-2367M ULV processor, up to 8GB of RAM and a choice of either a 320GB or a 500GB hard drive.

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BBC iPlayer Arriving On Xbox 360 Consoles New Year

Even though the BBC’s iPlayer application didn’t make it into the new Xbox 360 dashboard which has just been released. Microsoft have stated that they are still working with the BBC on content that will launch on Xbox 360 sometime in 2012.

By the end of this month Microsoft will have added 40 applications worldwide to its Xbox 360 console. Including 14 in to the UK : Sky Go, Zune and Last.fm, and brand new apps, including Lovefilm, Muzu, 4oD, Demand 5 and YouTube.

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Robot Arm Simulator Provides Pilots With 6G Force Experience (video)

Over the years we have featured a number of simulators here on Geeky Gadgets, but a new one has been created by Australia’s Deakin University which provides six degrees of freedom and can generate as much as 6G of force.

The new simulator was built by the university’s Center for Intelligent Systems Research (CISR) with support (presumably funding) from Australia’s Department of Defence. Watch a couple of videos after the jump to see the simulator and one similar in action.

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Samsung Shows Off Flexible Transparent OLED Display (Video)

Samsung has shown us a few of their transparent displays before, and now we have a new video which shows hos these displays could be used in the future, which you can see below.

The transparent flexible AMOLED display certainly looks very interesting, but I suspect we are probably a few years aways from seeing smartphones and tablets that looks like the one in the video.

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StumbleUpon Rolls Out New Look User Interface And Branding

StumbleUpon has rolled out a new look user interface this week, together with a redesigned logo, new colours and new features, including its new “Explore Box” that had only previously been available in its beta program up until now.

If you have never heard of StumbleUpon is a discovery engine that allows users to discover and rate Web pages, photos, and videos that are personalised to your tastes and interests. The new revamp will be the first time the service has had a major redesign since its launch back in 2001.


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Verizon Galaxy Nexus To Retail For $299?

We have heard previous rumors that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus would cost $299 when it lands on Verizon, and now according to a recent report by the WSJ, this looks like it will be the correct pricing.

Verizon has yet to officially announce how much the Galaxy Nexus will sell for on their network, and they still haven’t told us when the device will go on sale, but it is reported to cost $299 and you will have to sign up to a new two year contract with Verizon.

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Google Adds Graphing Calculator Feature To Its Search Results

Google has this week rolled out a new functionality its added to its search results, with the addition of a new graphing calculator. Google’s new graphing calculator ids sure to be appreciated by maths fans and students worldwide.

The graphing calculator feature now allows you to plot mathematical functions right on the search result page. Just type in a function and you’ll see an interactive graph on the top of the search results page.

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This iPhone 4S Cost $9.4 Million

I can think of a lot better things to spend $9.4 million on than a smartphone, but if you have more money than sense, you can now get you hands on the world’s most expensive iPhone 4S.

The iPhone 4S Elite old is produced by Stuart Hughes, we have seen a few of his blinged out gadgets before on the site and this iPhone 4S will set you back £6 million which works out at around $9.4 million US dollars.

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Skyrim PS3 Gameplay Issues May Never Be Fixed, Due to Problematic PS3 Hardware?

If you have been trying too enjoy the new Skyrim game on your PS3, you have undoubtedly experienced freezes and the game slowing down whilst playing.

Now Joshua Sawyer of Obsidian has explained in a personal Q&A on Formspring that the problems being experienced by Skyrim PS3 gamers is due to the consoles divided memory pool and how the games engine fundamentally saves off and references data at run time.


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Meizu MX Gets Official, Coming In January 2012

We have been hearing quite a bit about the Meizu MX over the last few months, and Meizu has just confirmed that their latest Android smartphone will go on sale in China in January next year.

We now get to find out the final specifications on the device, it will come with Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread, although Meizu has said that it will get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich at a later date.

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Wii U Hardware Specifications Leaked?

Nintendo’s new Wii U console is not expected to be officially launched until near the end of 2012. But a few possible specifications for the new Wii U console have surfaced. Shedding a little light on what the final hardware specifications of the new Wii U might be once it launches.

Rumours are suggesting that the new Wii U Will be equipped with a 45 nm, PowerPC-based 3 GHz processor with four cores. Similar to that currently used by Microsoft’s Xbox 360. Together with a 40 nm AMD design GPU that will share the onboard memory with the CPU.

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