Will The iPhone 5 Look Like This?

We have seen quite a few different design concepts for the iPhone 5, the latest one comes from the guys over at Mac Rumors, and the design is based on a case from Chinese manufacturers which was reportedly designed on the iPhone 5 specifications.

As you can see from the photos below, the design from the guys as Mac Rumors has many of the features that we have been hearing about over the last few months.

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Sony Unveils WhiteMagic LCD Display With Fourth White Pixel

Sony has unveiled a new 3 inch display designed for use in smartphones that uses it latest WhiteMagic technology, incorporates a fourth white pixel, improving the brightness of the entire screen.

The tiny high resolution LCD display is equipped with a 1.23M-dot full VGA LCD (640 x RGBW x 480) and uses RGBW that has been developed by Sony using new algorithm for image signal processing, improving the brightness of the screen without any deterioration to the image quality.

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Apple Suing Motorola Over Xoom Tablet Design

Earlier today we heard that a court in Germany had granted Apple an injunction against Samsung, which will stop Samsung from importing the new Galaxy Tab 10.1 in to Europe.

Apple has been suing a number of other smartphone manufacturers including HTC, Motorola and also Samsung, but now it would appear that they have started suing other tablet manufacturers as well as Samsung, the latest is Motorola over the Motorola Xoom.

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Apple’s Updates Its Recycling Program Offering Gift Cards For Your Old Hardware

Apple has quietly rolled out  some new changes to its electronics recycling program, which now allows you to recycle computers or displays from any manufacturer for free. Enabling you to recycling your old hardware through and Apple store even if you are not upgrading or purchasing a new Apple product.

The latest updates to Apple’s recycling program also offers Apple gift cards rewards in exchange for your old hardware and will no longer charge you to recycle your goods as it did before, if your hardware is to old to be worth anything and you were not purchasing an Apple product.

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Samsung Galaxy R Gets Official, Again (Video)

Samsung announced the new Galaxy R smartphone over a week ago, and now the company has released another press release which gives us some more details on the Samsung Galaxy R.

We already knew that the Samsung Galaxy R would come with Android 2.3 Gingerbread and it features a 4.19 inch Super Clear LCD display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels and processing is provided by a dual core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, NVIDIA has released a hands on video which you can see below.

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Data Sandals, Geek Chic Footwear

If you have a few old computers lying around you could put them to good use and create some geeky footwear or clothing like the Data Sandals pictured below.  They have been created from a multitude of unwanted electronic components including data wire, motherboards and batteries, by Etsy member and artist Steven Rodrig.

Rodrig uses the printed circuit boards from discarded computers and other electronic items to create weird and wonderful creations, some of which are available to purchase on Etsy.

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Motorola Wants To Release Windows Phone 7 Devices

It looks like Motorola is interested in developing some Windows Phone 7 smartphones, according to the companies CEO Sanjay Jah, who recently announced that Motorola would be interested in a similar deal with Microsoft that Nokia has.

Although we can’t see Microsoft offering a similar deal, I am sure they will be willing to discuss some sort of deal that would get Motorola into producing Windows Phone 7 smartphones.

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PS3 3.7 Update Brings Auto Online Game Saves & Trophy Sync

Sony has today rolled out a new firmware update for its  PlayStation 3 console, that is already live and available  for owners to download. The new update brings with it a few new features including trophy synchronisation together with auto online game saves.

The new auto online game saves feature allows users to choose which of their games, save uploads automatically to the PlayStation Plus service. Making it much easier for users to gain access and easily backup their game data automatically.

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Sony PS Vita Coming 30th March 2012?

We were expecting the new Sony PS Vita console to launch before Christmas, the other day Sony announced that it wouldn’t launch in the US and Europe until 2012, although they did not mention an exact launch date.

Now it would appear that the Sony PS Vita will launch in the US on the 30th of March 2012, according to the guys over at Xbit Labs, this is quite a delay from the original December release we had heard and we would have thought that the early 2012 that Sony mentioned would have been around January.

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Nokia Confirms Nokia N9 Not Launching In The UK

Yesterday we heard that Nokia would not be releasing their Nokia N9 MeeGo smartphone in the US, at the time we had heard rumors that it would also not be available in the UK.

Unfortunately it looks like Nokia as decided not to release the N9 here in the UK, and Nokia has now confirmed this, Nokia told the guys over at Paid Content that the N9 would not be available in the UK, you can see the full statement below.

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Netflix Streaming Arrives On ChromeOS

Netflix has this week announced via Twitter the launch of their new application on the Chrome web store, finally enabling users of ChromeOS to stream Netflix media. The new Netflix ChromeOS application allows users to stream media to their ChromeOS devices Google CR-48 or Acer Series 5 and resume watching where you left off on your TV or another computer.

As the Netflix application is available in the Chrome web store  you can also install it into your Chrome web browser on either your Mac or Windows computer.  Essentially adding a bookmark within the browser to the Netflix website.

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ePillow, A Pillow For Your iPad

We have featured quite a few different iPad accessories here at Geeky Gadgets, the latest one is the ePillow, and as the name suggests it is a pillow for the iPad, although we are not quite sure why you would need one, as you could just use any standard pillow to rest your iPad on if you really needed to use one with your iPad.

The manufacturer of the ePillow, claims it will allow you to use your iPad comfortably anywhere, anytime, even sitting in bed, personally I didn’t realise using the iPad without a pillow was such a problem.

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