Nook Tablet Limits Internal Storage To 1GB For Non Barnes & Noble Purchased Content

The new Barnes & Noble Nook tablet comes with 16GB of built in storage, which is twice as much as the new Amazon Kindle Fire, something which Barnes & Noble has been pointing out since the Nook Tablet was announced.

And whilst it may come with 16GB of built in storage, it would appear that you can only store content which hasn’t been purchased from Barnes & Noble on 1GB of that space, the rest is reserved for B&N content.

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Portal Bookends

If you are a fan of Valve’s Portal game these Portal bookends could be the perfect gift for you and would be the perfect thing to keep your science manuals in order. They are constructed from aluminium and have been given a shiny finish and have non-slip rubber padding on the base.

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Spotify Lands In Austria, Belgium And Switzerland, But Loses ST Holdings Content

Spotify has this week arrived in three new European countries Austria, Belgium And Switzerland which now pushes it total to 12, 11 countries in Europe together with the US. All the new countries will receive the same service that  includes on-demand streaming of over 15 million tracks, to both your computer and your mobile devices.

Unfortunately though for Spotify and other services such as Napster, Simfy and Rdio Dance music distribution, manufacture and management company ST Holdings has announced it will withdrawn all of the content from the subscriptions services.


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Nokia 900 Windows Phone Appears On Nokia Promo (Video)

We have heard a few rumors about another Windows Phone smartphone from Nokia, the Nokia Ace, which is expected to be called the Nokia 900 when it is officially announced, and now a mystery Windows Phone smartphone has turned up in an official Nokia video.

The video below clearly shows a new Nokia Windows Phone device, and it is possible that it could come with either a 4 inch display or possibly a 4.3 inch display.

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Boxee Box Confirms Live TV Dongle

Further to the discovery of the Live TV code within an unreleased Boxee 1.5 software update Boxee has now confirmed that a new Boxee Live Tv dongle is soon to be released that will provide users with access to live over-the-air broadcast TV via the Boxee Box.

The new dongle is being manufactured by Hauppauge and will come complete with an antenna capable of receiving free HD TV signals. Boxee’s software will also support the device with a dedicated EPG for live TV.

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New Battery Technology With 10 Times Longer Batteries In The Works

Researchers at the Northwestern University are working on a new battery technology that could see major improvements in battery life for smartphones, tablets and other devices.

The new batteries would be able to hold a charge up to 10 time greater than existing mobile phone and tablet devices and it would also be able to recharge up to 10 times faster than existing batteries.

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Awesome Steam Powered Remote Controlled Trike (video)

We have featured a number of amazing remote controlled vehicles and aircraft here on Geek Gadgets but never one that has been powered by steam. This awesome steam powered remote controlled trike has been built by YouTube user ‘prallplatte’.

The trike weighs in at 19 lbs and is powered by two large boilers and is equipped with all terrain wheel and shocks to match. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action, as well as details on its construction. Enjoy!

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Google Signs Last Minute Deals With Record Companies For Google Music

Google is expected to announce its new Google Music Store, at a special event being held later today, and it would appear that Google may have managed to get the record companies to agree deals with them at the last minute.

According to a recent report by the WSJ, Google has signed deals with Sony Music Entertainment, EMI and Universal Music Group, which would see the Google Music Store launch with a wide range of music.

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Holga Lens Filter iPhone Case Kit

If you own an iPhone 4 or 4S and enjoy taking photographs a new novelty case has been designed by Holga that will allow you to add filters to your photos as you take them, rather than after wards using a application.

The Holga Lens Filter iPhone case kit simply slips onto your iPhone 4 or 4S and enables you to then use 9 different special effects and filters without the need for any software or app.

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Vintage Cameras Night Lights

If you have a few old vintage camera in the attic gathering dust, that aren’t worth a fortune you could give them a new lease of life like Flickr user Jason Hull. Jason has taken a number of vintage cameras from the 1950s and 1960s and transformed them into retro nightlights.

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Barnes And Noble’s Nook Tablet Ships Early

The official launch date for the Barnes & Noble’s Nook Tablet was expected to be Friday but today Barnes & Noble have announced that their new Nook Tablet will be shipping early and customers who pre-ordered the device you will receive it today. If you have pre-ordered the Barnes & Noble’s Nook Tablet to be picked up from a store you will also be able to do this today.

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SwitchEasy Sculptural Design iPhone Cases

If you are looking for something a little more original to protect your iPhone from knocks and bumps theses Avant-garde series sculptural design cases by SwitchEasy might well be worth a look.

The new Avant-garde series by SwitchEasy is made up of four textured case designs which include a reinforced frame protector made of polycarbonate to provide impact protection to the most vulnerable areas. Apart from providing a unique look for your iPhone case the sculptured finish also provides extra grip and a tactile finish.


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