Innovative LA-EA2 Sony Lens Adapter Specifications Leaked

Over the past week or so a number of leaks have revealed a range of products from Sony’s new NEX 7 range. Well weeks leak is glimpse at Sony’s new LA-EA2 Lens Adapter designed to provide a convenient way for users to use a larger Sony lens on their new NEX cameras.

Rather than simply providing an adapter for the lens, Sony has taken its design a little further and installed a translucent mirror to help skim a little bit of the light from the image traveling to the camera, after which it is then redirected to a phase-detection autofocus sensor in the base.

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Vodafone 555 Facebook Phone Goes On Sale In The UK

Vodafone just dropped us an email to lets us know that their new Vodafone 555 Facebook smartphone has gone on sale in the UK, and the device comes with a 2.4 inch display and a QWERTY keyboard.

The Vodafone 555 comes with a range of features for Facebook, plus a two megapixel camera, Bluetooth and Edge data connectivity.

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Raspberry Pi $25 Computer Readies For Launch (video)

You may remember a little while back in May of this year we featured a super small computer which was being developed by David Braben, a UK game developer. Braden was developing the Raspberry Pi to allow school children to enjoy computer programming in schools with their own PC.

Well the new Raspberry Pi $25 or £15 PC is now entering the final stages of development and is preparing to launch to the public very soon, with alpha boards arriving from the factory this week for testing. Watch a video after the break of Eben talking about the board and some of the hardware on it.

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Citrix Receiver Brings Windows To Chromebooks

If you need to access a Windows desktop from your Chromebook, you might be pleased to know that Citrix has this week launched a new client application called Citrix Receiver on to the Chrome Web Store. That will allow you to access your applications and Windows desktop at your office, home, or on the road.

Citrix Receiver has been available for sometime on Windows, iOS, Mac and BlackBerry and has now arrived on Google’s Chrome OS, and comes along at the same time Google has released a new update to their Chrome OS that brings with it VPN and secure Wi-Fi support (802.1X) features.

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Samsung To Appeal European Galaxy Tab 10.1 Ban 25th Of August

Last week we heard that Apple had won an injunction against Samsung in  Europe, which banned Samsung from importing the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 into all European countries except the Netherlands.

The court in Germany which is dealing with the case between Apple and Samsung has scheduled a court hearing for the 25th of August, and no doubt Samsung will be able to appeal the injunction which was granted to Apple.

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Windows Phone 7 Mango Leaked

The latest version of Microsoft’s new mobile OS, Windows Phone 7 Mango was released to manufacturing a few weeks ago, and now the Windows Phone 7 Mango RTM has been leaked.

The guys over at the XDA Developers have got their hands on the Windows Phone 7 Mango RTM build, and they have made the download available, and also posted details on how to get Windows Phone 7 Mango running on a range of WP7 devices.

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Netflix Unveils New Child Friendly User Interface

Netflix has this week unveiled its new child friendly user interface (UI) that its been developing specifically for smaller users of their service. Currently the new child friendly navigation UI has a prominent scrolling bar at the top, showing favourite children characters such as Shawn the Sheep, Pingu, Hello Kitty and Big Bird to name  juts a few.

After a child clicks a featured character a new page then opens, (providing a similar feel of the BBC’s iPlayer app on the iPad) showing episodes featuring the character along the bottom. Netflix is developing their new UI to make the navigation for children more friendly and fun.

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Nokia’s Windows Phone 7 Devices To Undercut Android Devices?

Nokia announced a while back that they intend for Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 platform to be their major smartphone platform, and the deal between Nokia and Microsoft will enable Nokia to invest heavily in Windows Phone 7.

Now it would appear that Nokia intends to price its Windows Phone 7 devices competitively, particularly against the wide range of Android smartphones produced by a variety of manufacturers.

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Smart Phone Note, Holds Your iPhone While You Take Notes

An interesting accessory has been developed  for Apple’s iPhone 4 which is currently on sale in Japan and called the Smart Phone Note. The design incorporates a writing notebook together with a holder for an iPhone, allowing you to position your iPhone above your writing area for easy viewing when writing notes.

The iPhone cutout within the Smart Phone Note allows you to position your iPhone in either landscape of portrait orientations and even allows you to carry the Notepad with the iPhone in location providing access to the headphone socket, enabling you to listen to tunes as you carry it.

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TableDrum, The Augmented Reality iPhone And IPad Drum Kit (Video)

TableDrum is a new app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch that lets you turn virtually anything into a drum kit, the app syncronizes the sound of any real object and then triggers a response in real time with drum sounds.

The video below shows how TableDrum works, it certainly looks like a lot of fun from the video, and this is certainly different than any of the drum apps we have seen before here at Geeky Gadgets.

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Goodyear Self Inflating Tires

Goodyear has announced a new innovation in tire technology that could soon make the humble tire pump to become obsolete. Goodyear’s new Air Maintenance Technology (AMT) will allow tires to remain inflated at the optimum pressure without the need for any external pumps or electronics, and have been designed to help improve safety and reduce fuel costs for users.

Even slightly under pressure tires can lead to an increase in fuel costs and if Goodyears new self inflating tire technology can help haulage companies and consumers save money its going to be a very welcome new product.


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Electra One, The Solar Powered Electric Plane (Video)

We have featured quite a few green gadgets and solar powered devices here at Geeky Gadgets, including a number of electric powered cars, but I think this is the first electric powered plane we have featured.

The Electra One is an electric plane which can fly for up to three hours at 100mph on one charge, and the plane is charged when it is placed in its hangar that featured solar panels on the roof.

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