iPhone 4 Prototype Suspects Plead No Contest

It looks liker the case against the two individual who allegedly found the original iPhone 4 prototype last year, and then sold it to Gizmodo is coming to an end, as the to individual have pleaded ‘No Contest’ in the case against them.

Brian Hogan, who allegedly found the iPhone 4 prototype and his friend, Sage Wallower, who allegedly helped Hogan sell the iPhone 4 prototype have pleased ‘No Contest’, wand the judge has sentenced the pair to 40 hours of public service, 1 years probation and each has to pay a $250 fine.

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iPhone 4S Gets Reviewed

Apple’s iPhone 4S will go on sale this Friday the 14th of October, and it looks like some of our fellow technology sites have already got their hands on the new iPhone 4S, and the reviews have started to appear online.

The iPhone 4s shares the same design as last years iPhone 4, the internals of the device have changed and it now uses the same a5 processor that can be found in the iPad 2, plus there is a new 8 megapixel camera which can record full HD video in 1080p, plus Siri, which we saw a video of yesterday.

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Android Market Back Online In China

The other day we reported that the Android Market was inaccessible to anyone in China, and it was reported that the Chinese Government had blocked access to the Android Market in China.

It would appear that the Android Market it now back online in China, and according to Google, the reason it was offline was due to a technical issue during a software update, which has now been fixed.

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Sony Locks Down 93,000 Online Accounts After They Were Compromised

It looks like there is more trouble for Sony, after the various hacks on their PSN and other services earlier in the year, yesterday Sony has announced that around 93,000 of their online accounts may have been compromised.

According to a recent blog post, Sony has said that they have detected attempts to gain access to the SEN, PSN and SOE services, and they have now locked down a total of 93,000 individual accounts and users of the accounts will have to do a secure password reset.

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Apple Releases iTunes 10.5 Ahead Of iCloud And iOS 5 Launch

Apple has released the latest version of iTunes, iTunes 10.5, which was released yesterday ahead of todays launch of their new iCloud service and the latest version of their mobile OS, iOS 5.

If you are upgrading to iOS 5 you will need to download iTunes 10.5, which will allow you sync your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch over WiFi with iTunes, it will also store all your purchases in the cloud.

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Forget McMansions! Futuristic Roll House Is The New Standard

If the past few years are anything to go by, real estate sucks. The idea that anyone can live bigger, larger, and more affluent even if they couldn’t afford it was an awful myth that duped a lot of people. The worst of it happened in the United States, of course, but the shockwaves reverberated around the world. A new standard for human habitation is badly needed. One that’s both aesthetically sensible and an inspiration for moderate lifestyles.

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BizzTrust Virtualization Software Might Soon Be Available For Smartphones

A lot of cool stuff goes on at the Fraunhofer Institute. No wonder the lab has been a fixture here at Geeky Gadgets for ages, whether it’s some super strong material or futuristic medical tool. But their latest innovation seems to have all the trappings of a hit. The whizzes over at Fraunhofer have just developed a virtualization Android  app that splits a smartphone in two different OSes. This is supposed to address the growing trend in corporate circles of maintaining information security on smartphones.

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Blizzard Selling World of Warcraft Gold Through Guardian Cub

If you thought the backlash following Blizzard’s announcement that Diablo 3 loot will be salable for actual currency has done anything to curb its experiments with turning 1s and 0s into real life cash or the other way around, then this will come as a bit of a shock. Despite sustained efforts to stop gold sellers in World of Warcraft over the years, the company has just turned around and revealed the first official way to buy and sell gold with its blessing. Kind of.

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Apple Sends MacBook 3G Buyer Parts Back

Remember a few months back when that dude bought a prototype MacBook with a 3G antenna off Craigslist? The guy put the machine on eBay and saw bids go up to $70,000 before Apple crashed his dreams and wanted the machine back. The person that sold it originally on Craigslist claims he was an Apple Engineer and was given the machine as for doing some programming work.

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Best Buy Oversells Forza 4: Limited Collector’s Edition, Crushes Gamers’ Dreams

The worst thing that can happen to a gamer isn’t not remembering to pre-order one of the hottest titles of the season. The worst thing for a gamer is remembering to order the game and then having your order cancelled after it’s too late to get one elsewhere. This is what Best Buy has done to a bunch of gamers with Forza 4: Limited Collector’s Edition.

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