Mozilla Boot To Gecko Mobile OS Arriving On Android Devices

Mozilla has unveiled a few more details this week about its new mobile OS Boot To Gecko which is currently under development. The new Boot To Gecko operating system is being designed to run on Android powered smartphones and is currently being tested by Mozilla.

Boot To Gecko (B2G) is being developed with the goal of web apps playing a major roll in the new OS together with device integration thats on a par with native applications. As well as providing other operating systems manufactures the ability to use the Mozilla Boot To Gecko technology within their own browsers in the future.

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Samsung Galaxy Nexus Lands On Verizon 21st November?

Yesterday we heard that the new Samsung Galaxy Nexus is expected to cost $289 on Verizon Wireless, the device will launch in Europe on the 17th of November, but Verizon has not confirmed a launch date for the Galaxy Nexus on their network in the US.

Now according to a leaked Verizon roadmap, it looks like the Samsung Galaxy Nexus will be available from Verizon in the US from the 21st of November 2011, of course this date has not yet been confirmed by Verizon.

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HTC Edge Quad Core Tegra 3 Android Smartphone Leaked

It looks like HTC is planning on releasing a new Android smartphone, tipped to launch in the early part of 2012, the HTC Edge will be the companies first quad core smartphone and is reported to come with a quad core 1.5GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor.

The HTC Edge is also expected to launch with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and feature a 4.7 inch HD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixel, plus also come with 1GB of RAM.

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Apple Developer Who Found iOS Security Flaw Removed From iOS Dev Program

Developer Charlie Miller has discovered a security flaw in Apple’s iOS devices, he did this by submitting an application to Apple’s app store, the app was then able to exploit a Javascript exception in apple’s mobile Safari.

The exception allowed the download of malicious code after the application was installed on iOS devices, and Apple has now removed him from their iOS developer program.

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Hidden Panorama Mode Discovered In iOS Camera

It looks like Apple may have some plans to upgrade the camera in iOS 5 in the future, as a new feature has been discovered hidden inside the iOS SDK, Panorama Mode, which was discovered by Conradev.

Conradev was able to activate the Panorama mode by changing a key value in the iOS 5 SDK, and the Panorama Mode then worked letting you take panoramic photos with your iOS devices camera.

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German Lab Creates Silicone Super Tape

It’s allegedly so tough and adhesive it can be used thousands of times. The sad part is the unnamed and unbranded tape remains a lab-developed oddity, still quite far from making it to a nearby office supplies store. But the possibilities! Oh the possibilities! The inspiration for this so-called ‘bioadhesive’ tape that was developed in the University of Kiel came from the lizard kind. Since the slimy cold-blooded creatures (at least the ones that have limbs) have an uncanny ability to scale vertical surfaces, the team tried to replicate this with tape.

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French Thieves Steal Lots Of Modern Warfare 3 Discs Over The Weekend

Sorry for the bad news on the BIG day (oh yeah!) but reports have just surfaced that some 10,000 Modern Warfare 3 discs were stolen in France. The perpetrators are still unknown, but the scale of the crime is so alarming and was executed with such precision that Activision has another major headache coming. Turns out on Saturday two delivery vans were jacked in two separate locations. The perpetrators then looted their contents, making off with a good number of MW3 discs. Anybody smell a big screen adaptation?

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REV360 Case for iPad Breaks Cover

A new iPad case has launched that has version for the iPad and iPad 2 tablets. The new case is called the REV360 and has a spinning part on the back with a hand strap to keep you from dropping your tablet. The part that rotates is also raised so it can lift the screen of your iPad up.


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Small Swann Freestyle HD Camcorder Debuts

I like motorsports and spend a fair bit of time racing on road courses, autox tracks, and the drag strip. When I go out it’s always nice to record the runs so I can compare them in the future to see if I am getting better or if any changes to the car made a difference in track times. I use a GoPro camera and have lamented the missing LCD on that tiny wearable camcorder on more than one occasion.

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Cable Gone iPad Stand

We have featured a number of different iPad stands here at Geeky Gadgets, the latest one is called Cable Gone and it is the work of Ryan McNab and David Lazar, as well as being a useful stand for your iPad it can also be used to hide cables on your desk.

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Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet Gets Official

Barnes & Noble has officially announced their new tablet that we heard about last week, the Nook Tablet and it comes with a 7 inch touchscreen VividView IPS LCD display, processing is provided by a dual core TI OMAP4 1GHZ processor.

The Nook Tablet comes with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of built in storage, there is also a microSD card slot for expansion which can take up to 32GB microSD cards and it will come with a range of pre-loaded apps, which include Netflix.

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