The iPad Is One Year Old

On April the 3rd 2010, Apple started selling the first generation iPad, one year later we already have the new iPad 2, and the iPad has completely changed mobile computing.

When Apple first announced the iPad, it was met with a lot of criticism and many so called analysts said that the iPad would fail, a lot of people described it as a large iPhone or iPod Touch, one year later the Apple has sold over 15 million iPads, a very impressive number for a new product.

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TDK Life On Record Boomboxes Start Shipping

If you liked the look of TDK Life On Record new line of audio equipment we featured back in December last year. You will be pleased to know that the line has now started shipping and is available to purchase online.

The TDK Life On Record line of premium audio products includes a iPod-docking boomboxes, iPod-docking tabletop audio system, turntables and new headphones.

The three-speaker boombox, the TP-6803, is equipped with  2 x 10-watt plus 1 x 15-watt Class D biamplification, two 6-inch coaxial speakers, and an active subwoofer for the third speaker and measures 15.5 x 5.3  x 23.6 inches and is available for $499.

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Microsoft’s Kinect Used For Video Conferencing (Video)

We have featured quite a few different Microsoft Kinect hacks here at Geeky Gadgets, the latest one is video conferencing using the Microsoft Kinect, and the results are pretty impressive, adding in a range of cool features that you wouldn’t normally see in standard video conferencing.

Researchers at the MIT Media Lab have used the Microsoft Kinect to create video conferencing which has depth and human perception, as well as some cool augmented reality, have a look at the video of it in action below.

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Acer Iconia Tab A100, 7 Inch Android Tablet To Cost £299

Some of our readers will remember the 7 inch version of the Acer Iconia Tab Android tablet, it looks like it will be available in the UK from the 20th of April and will retail for £299.

The guys over at Netbook News spotted the Acer Iconia Tab A100 at Amazon, and this new Android tablet is now available to pre-order from Amazon.

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Angry Birds Rio Hits 10 Million Downloads In 10 Days

Angry Birds is quickly becoming one of the most popular games of all time, and the latest version of the game, Angry Birds Rio, which is based on the new animated movie Rio looks like it might be their most popular to date.

Rovio Mobile announced on Twitter, that Angry Birds Rio has reached a massive 10 million downloads in just 10 days, they tweeted the following message on Twitter.

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The Portable Computer Is 30 Years Old

The first portable computer was unveiled 30 years ago yesterday, it was unveiled by Adam Osborne and was called the Osborne 1, and it became very popular before the company went bankrupt eighteen months after it was launched.

If you look at the photo below, it is hard to believe that this is actually a portable computer, especially when you compare it to today’s portable computers,  tablets, and even smartphone which are capable of doing a lot of the tasks of modern day computers.

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Samsung Galaxy Neo Android Smartphone Announced For Korea

Samsung is adding a new member to its Galaxy family of smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy Neo which will only be available in Korea, and it features a similar design to the Samsung Galaxy Ace we reviewed recently, although the new Galaxy Nneo has some upgraded specifications over the Ace.

The Samsung Galaxy Neo features a 3.5 inch touchscreen display, and the resolution has been upgraded over the Ace as the Neo features an 800 x 480 pixel resolution, it will also come with Android 2.2 Froyo.

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Gmail Motion Becomes Real With Kinect Hack (Video)

Last Friday we showed you one of Google’s April Fools pranks, Gmail Motion, which was basically Gmail controlled by a range of funny hand actions, now the guys over at ICT at the University of Southern California, have created their own version of Gmail Motion using Microsoft’s Kinect.

As you will see in the video below, they are able to create emails and also send them using a range of different motion controls.

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New iPod Nano To Feature A Camera?

When Apple announced the 6th generation last year it featured a much smaller design than the fifth generation, and one thing that was removed from last years model was the camera.

Now it looks like Apple may introduce a camera again to this year iPod Nano, which will be the 7th generation model, and it will feature a similar design to the existing iPod Nano.

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Apple Patent Shows iWeb Is Headed To the iPad

We have already seen a number of Mac apps arrive on the iPad, we have had Keynote, Pages and Numbers, Garage Band and iMovie and now it looks like Apple will be bringing iWeb to the iPad according to a recent patent.

The guys over at Patently Apple discovered a filing for electronic documents authoring on the iPad and the filing describes a number of apps which are designed to work with gestures and touchscreen devices like the iPad.

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Hands Free Laser Activated Faucets Are Teeming With Bacteria

Doctors at Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins were in for a shock when they checked their water systems. Water samples taken from 20 laser activated faucets contained an alarming percentage of Legionella bacteria. The reason why is currently unknown, though the current theory is the engineering of the faucets prove ideal breeding ground for bacteria.

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