Yahoo Fires CEO Carol Bartz And Maybe Up For Sale?

Beleaguered search engine Yahoo has today fired its CEO Carol Bartz replacing her with Timothy Morse and may now by open for sale. Its been revealed by an email written by Bartz and sent the the AllThingsD website. That Bartz was fired over the telephone, and communicated this to her employees via her last email, which can be viewed after the jump.

In addition to the firing of its CEO, a Yahoo insider contacted the Wall Street Journal suggesting that Yahoo maybe “open to selling itself”. Although no official statement has been made as yet by Yahoo.

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RIM Launches BlackBerry App World 3.0

RIM has now launched the latest version of its BlackBerry App World, version 3.0, which according to RIM makes discovering and downloading apps and games easier.

According to RIM the BlackBerry App World 3.0 features a sleek new design with a range of new features, and it is compatible with BlackBerry devices running BlackBerry OS 5.0 and above.

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PS Vita Games Leaked Ahead Of Tokyo Game Show

Ahead of the Tokyo Game Show where Sony hopes to unveil 40 new games for their yet unreleased PS Vita gaming console.  Japanese game magazine Famitsu has leaked eight new game titles that should be included within the 40 to be announced later this month by Sony.

The games include : Lumines: Electronic Symphony, Raymon Origins, Michael Jackson The Experience HD, Dark Quest, Sumioni, Dream Club Zero Portable, Moe Moe Daisensou, and Ragnorak Odyssey.

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Mobile Carriers Getting iOS 5 For Testing, iPhone 5 Launch Immenent?

On Monday we heard that Apple had started training their store staff on iOS 5 and Apple’s new iCloud service, and now more details have appeared which could mean Apple will shortly announced the new iPhone 5, along with iOS 5 and iCloud.

According to a recent report, Apple has released iOS 5 to its mobile carrier partners who are apparently training their staff on the latest version of Apple’s mobile OS along with its new iCloud service.

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Dell’s Baidu Powered Smartphones And Tablets To Launch In November?

Yesterday we heard that Dell has teamed up with Chinese search engine Baidu to produce a range of smartphones and tablets using the companies new Yi OS, and now according to a recent report we may see the first Baidu powered devices launching in November.

Considering the partnership was only announced yesterday, November seems pretty quick for us to see the new hardware powered by the Yi OS, although Dell could have been working on the devices for some time.

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Photojojo Releases Limited Edition Polaroid SX-70 Camera

If your a fan of retro cameras then you will love this limited edition Polaroid SX-70 camera from the guys over at Photojojo, the Polaroid SX-70 last was on sale back in 1977 and now the guys from Photojojo have restored a number of the cameras and are selling them for $290 each.

Each one of the cameras has been full restored, and hand inspected to make sure that everything is working correctly, have a look at the photo gallery below.

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Yamaha YAS-101 Soundbar With UniVolume Technology

If you are in the market for a soundbar you might be interested to know that Yamaha have unveiled their latest soundbar creation in the form of the Yamaha YAS-101 which is also currently Yamaha’s cheapest.

The 120 watt Yamaha YAS-101 is equipped with a virtual 7.1-channel sound field from two 2.5-inch cone speakers, together with an integrated 60-watt subwoofer consisting two 3-inch drivers and combined with Dolby Digital/DTS 5.1 and DTS ES 6.1 surround-sound decoders.

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The Defusable Alarm Clock (Video)

We have featured a number of DIY and homemade alarm clocks here at Geeky Gadgets, the latest one is the creation of Mike Krumpus from Nootropic Design, the Defusable Alarm Clock.

As you can see from the photo and video below, the Defusable Alarm Clock is designed to look like a bomb, and it is a fully functional alarm clock, the only way to shut it up when it goes off is to correctly diffuse it.

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Google South Korean Offices Raided By Korean Regulators

Google’s South Korean offices based in Seoul have today been raided by the Korean Fair Trade Commission. The exact reasons for the raid are still unknown at the moment but its thought they are linked to alleged antitrust violations.

Complaints were filed back in April by NHN Corp and Daum Communications Corp with antitrust regulators, stating that Android smartphones have Google’s search engine installed as a default navigation tool and are “systematically designed” to make it virtually impossible to switch to another option

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ASRock Unveils Sandy Bridge Vision 3D HTPC

ASRock has unveiled their second-generation Vision 3D HTPC mini system which is now Intel Sandy Bridge based. The new ASRock Vision 3D HTPC measure just 200 x 70 x 200 mm and is packed with powerful processing options including the choice of Intel Core i3, i5, i7 mobile processor, and up to 16GB of memory.

Its also comes equipped with a 500GB (7200 RPM) 2.5-inch hard drive, a DVD writer or Blu-ray combo drive, and Intel HD 3000 graphics backed by a GeForce GT 540M 1GB discrete card , with automatic graphic switching provided by the Virtu Technology.

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Google Nexus Prime Confirmed By Samsung

We know that Samsung is building the next generation Google phone for Google, and we have heard previously that it will be called the Google Nexus Prime, recently we heard that the device had received WiFi certification.

Now it would appear that Samsung has confirmed that the new Google phone will be called the Google Nexus Prime, as the guys over at Android and me have found evidence of the devices name on the Samsung mobile website.

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