Sony Pledging To Restore PSN By May 31st

Or at least one Sony spokesman makes that pledge, but hey, it’s a start. Especially considering how close Sony was to restating operations of its multiplayer service before they decided to go back to the drawing board. Take your time and get it right this time, Sony. Keeping the service shut for another few weeks probably wouldn’t seem that intolerable, since people haven’t been able to play online since April 20th and are used to it anyway.

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PSN Cost Capcom “Hundreds Of Thousands, If Not Millions”

Those of you disheartened by the fact that hackers, security experts, the US congress and sue-happy customers keep hitting Sony while it’s down might be surprised to find out it could be worse. It’s easy to forget that PSN is losing money hand over fist for developers who aren’t responsible for its maintenance and smooth operation, simply by virtue of keeping people from buying games and content.

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DoubleTwist Android App Now Supports Streaming To Apple TV

We have featured the DoubleTwist Android application in the past here on Geeky Gadgets back when Doubletwist support was added for the games consoles Xbox 360 and PS3 and originally with iTunes.

A new update to the player now sees the addition of Airplay to the application enabling you to now stream movies, pictures and music directly to your Apple TV device from your Android phone.

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ASUS Starts Shipping Eee PC 1015PX Netbook

If you have been waiting for the arrival of the ASUS Eee PC 1015PX Netbook, you will be pleased to know that Asus has now started shipping their new netbook and its now available to purchase.

The new ASUS Eee PC 1015PX is powered by an Intel Atom N570 Dual Core Processor 1.66Ghz, supported by 1 GB DDR3 SODIMM memory, which is capable of being increased up to 2 GB. Its fitted with a 10.1-inch 1024 x 600 screen and comes running Windows 7 Starter edition.

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Aeryon Scout Quadrocopter Transforms Into Spycopter Using VideoZoom10x (video)

If you are lucky enough to own an Aeryon Scout, a new VideoZoom10x payload is now available, and has been designed to transform your Aeryon quadrocopter into a James Bond style spycopter.

The VideoZoom10x payload weighs just 200 grams and adds a stabilised ten times optical zoom video capability to the Scout’s family of payloads, with a useful range of around 300m. Watch a video of the new VideoZoom10x payload designed for the Aeryon Scout in action after the jump.


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iFixit Tears Down FBI GPS Tracking Device

iFixit the team that brings us detailed knowledge of the insides of all our favourite gadgets has partnered with Wired to bring you a peek inside an FBI car-tracking device.

The device was loaned to iFixit by an unknown owner and is similar to the one Yasir Afifi found underneath his car. After it was discovered Afifi’s friend Khaled posted photos of the device on reddit, where a reader identified it as an Orion Guardian ST820, which is made by a company that deals exclusively with law enforcement.

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Windows Phone 7 Mango Update, New Features Revealed

We have already heard about some of the features that will be added to Windows Phone 7, in the next major release, version 7.5 Mango, and now we have some more details on some new features.

It looks like Windows Phone 7.5 will feature, Bing Audio, that will let you search for music, you will be able to let your phone listen to a track with the microphone, and then your Windows Phone 7 device will identify which track it is.

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HTC Facebook Phones ChaCha And Salsa, Now Available To Pre-Order

If you are patiently waiting for the launch of the new HTC Salsa and HTC ChaCha Facebook phones, you will be pleased to know they have taken a little step closer to launch and are now available to pre-order.

The official launch date for both phones is June 26th 2011 but the Facebook phones are now listed on Amazon for the following prices, ChaCha at £249.99 and the Salsa at £319.99. The two phones have been labelled the Facebook phones due to the dedicated Facebook button on the front of each and the way Facebook has been integrated into the handsets.


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Apple’s Brand Value Pushes Google In To Second Place

According to the advertising firm WPP’s “BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands” report. Apple has now surpassed the search giant Google and taken number one slot for the worlds most valuable brand. Apple’s brand has undergone outstanding growth, growing 859 percent since 2006, with an increase of 84 percent to $153 billion this year alone.

The BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands study, commissioned by WPP and conducted by Millward Brown Optimor, identifies and ranks the world’s most valuable 100 brands by their dollar value, an analysis based on financial data combined with consumer measures of brand equity.

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iDoorMat Lets You Swipe Your Feet The Apple Way

If you class your self as a little bit of an Apple fan you can now greet your vistiors with the perfect door mat, and make sure they swipe their feet in the correct Apple motion to enter your house with this iDoorMat, printed with “slide to unlock”.

No this ins’t  a quick photoshop trick the mat actually exists and is available to purchase. Its constructed from 100% high quality processed coconut fiber and the has a base made of PVC.


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