BBC News Android App Now Includes Screen Widgets

The BBC have just rolled out a new update to their BBC News Android application which has brought with it home screen widgets.  You can now choose between large and small widgets and select which news categories you would like to view on the homepage for an at-a-glance look at the headlines.

Other features added in this latest update also include improved personalisation enabling you to now reorder the news categories to suit your preferences and the ability to store the app on the SD card.

BBC News Android App

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Apple Release’s iPhone 4S Camera Sample Photos

Apple’s iPhone 4S features a new camera over the existing iPhone 4, and it gets quite a specification bump from the original 5 megapixel sensor that is found on the iPhone 4.

The iPhone 4S camera features an 8 megapixel camera which features a CMOS backside illuminated sensor and a five element lens with an f/2.4 aperture, and it will be capable of recording full HD video in 1080p, and features built in image stabilization, plus temporal noise reduction.

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Sparrow Mac Email Client Now Provides Cloudapp Integration To Handle Large Files (video)

The fantastic Sparrow email application designed for Mac systems has today rolled out a new version taking the software to version 1.4. In the latest release Sparrow has worked hard to improve the user interface and performance of their application.

Together with a new integrated Cloudapp feature designed to help you manage larger files. CloudApp allows you to share images, links, music, videos and files. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.


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Need For Speed Run Demo, Arriving In October (video)

EA has announced a new demo for their upcoming new racing game title Need for Speed : The Run that will be arriving towards the year. If you fancy putting the new demo through its paces before that its going to be available to download from October 18th to November 1st in the US and October 19th to November 1st in Europe.

Watch a video after the jump to whet your appetite before the demo’s released. Enjoy!

The Run Demo

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3M Develops Film That Will Turn Your Windows Into Solar Panels

3M has developed a new solar film that can be used with existing windows, and the transparent film will then turn your existing windows into solar panels, and the film is expected to go on sale in 2012.

The film is rumored to cost around half as much traditional solar panels, but at the moment the film is only capable of generating about 20 percent of the electricity that is generated by current solar panels.

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Diablo 3 Beta Graphics Settings Comparison (video)

If you are thinking of purchasing the highly anticipated Diablo 3 game or even playing the beta which currently available to play. Gamespot have put together a quick video comparing the graphic settings within the new Diablo 3 game and showing what the setting will enable or disable and their effects no gaming.

Together with suggestions for old machines which should still be capable of running the new Diablo 3 game when it arrives. Watch the video after the jump to see the graphics setting comparison.

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Fujifilm To Launch New Interchangeable Mirrorless Camera System In 2012

According to the guys over at 43 Rumors, Fujifilm will be the latest company to announce a new mirrorless camera system with interchangeable lens, and the new camera system is expected to launch some time in 2012.

It isn’t clear as yet what type of system Fujifilm will use, it hasn’t been confirmed as yet whether the Fujifilm system will be based on Micro Four Thirds or something different.

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India’s $50 Budget Tablet Gets Detailed

Earlier in the year we heard that India was working on a budget tablet which was designed to be sold for less than $50, and it is now expected to retail for around the $45 mark and it will be called the Akash.

The Akash, which means Sky, is a government project in India, and we finally get to find out some details and specifications on this ultra cheap budget tablet, and it looks like it will run Google’s Android OS in the form of Android 2.2 Froyo.

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Toshiba Launches Camileo x416, x400 and x200 Camcorders

This week Toshiba has priced and officially launched its new range of Camileo x416, x400 and x200 camcorders. All three camcorders are equipped with built-in Camileo Uploader software that has been designed to enable videos and still photos to be easily and quickly uploaded on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Picasa.

The Camileo X416, Toshiba’s top-of-the line Camileo camcorder offers 23x optical zoom and 120x digital zoom to maximise shot range. Its equipped with 16GB memory which can store up to three hours of Full HD video. Which can be expanded to 128GB of additional storage using memory cards.

Toshiba Camileo X416

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Star Wars Lightsaber Candelstick (video)

We love anything to do with Star Wars here at Geeky Gadgets, and the latest Star Wars themed gadget would be ideal if you want to treat your other half to a romantic meal, as long as they are a Star Wars fan, the Star Wars Lightsaber Candlestick.

This fun geeky candlestick has been modeled after Darth Vader’s Lightsaber and it is made from cast zinc alloy and has been chrome plated, and it should be available just before Christmas.

Star Wars Lightsaber Candlestick

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Quirky Ray Suction Cup Solar Charger

Quirky has unveiled a new suction cup solar charger called the Ray which has been designed to provide you with a convenient pocket solar powered charger for electronic gadgets. The Quirky Ray is equipped with a powerful suction cup that enables it to be attached to glass windows providing the perfect position to gain as much power from the suns rays as it can.

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