Gameloft Launches GT Racing: Motor Academy On Google+ (video)

This week Gameloft has started a partnership with Google and launched its new game on to Google’s Google+ Social Network. Gameloft’s new GT Racing: Motor Academy is now available to play via Google+, and is the first 3D HTML5 racing title to offer a fully immersive racing experience on the platform.

GT Racing: Motor Academy includes over 26 manufacturers and 111 licensed cars to buy, drive and upgrade, featuring the Nissan GT-R, Audi R8, and top of the line Ferrari models to name a few. Enabling drivers from all over the world to compete against each other using the game’s multiplayer options. Watch the video after the jump to see GT Racing: Motor Academy in action.


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Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO Game Launches Worldwide (video)

Today is the day many of the worlds MMO and Star Wars fans have been waiting for, and marks the launch of the new Star Wars: The Old Republic game. During its beta phase more than 2 million gamers signed up to test the game before release and enjoy the virtual Star Wars world.

The new Star Wars: The Old Republic game is set thousands of years before the rise of Darth Vader and the movies. In an age where player take part in a brutal war between the Old Republic and the Sith Empire.

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Transformer Bike Allows You To Rise Above Traffic (video)

Here on Geeky Gadgets we have featured a number of weird and wacky concepts and designs, some of which have actually gone in to production. But this transform bike is definitely one gadget that may prove useful for riders that have to battle heavy city traffic.

To help get a better view in dense traffic the transformer bike has been designed to enable you to get a little extra height to see the road ahead. Watch the video after the jump to see the transformer bike in action.

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spnKiX Motorised Skates (video)

If you have been waiting for a pair of motorised skates to be created, your in luck. As a new concept called spnKiX has just made it appearance on the Kickstarter website, looking to make the jump from concept to reality.

The spnKiX designed by Peter Treadway are motorised battery powered skates that strap right on to your shoes and can propel you at 10 mph. They are hand controlled by a wireless remote, and all hardware and electronics are integrated into a frame made of fiber reinforced nylon.Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.


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Sony Sells 300,000 PS Vita Consoles In Two Days

Sony’s new PS Vita portable gaming console went on sale in Japan on Saturday, and Sony has revealed that it has already sold over 300,000 device in just the first two days after launch.

Sony had manufactured a first batch of 700,000 devices to meet demand in Japan during launch. But even selling 321,400 devices, sales are still a little slow for Sony, who was hoping stores would have sold out of their consoles.

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Netlfix Seals Deal For BBC TV Shows In 2012

Netflix has today revealed that it will soon be adding number of classic BBC TV shows to its service including greats such as “Doctor Who,” “Top Gear,” “Little Britain” and more.¬†Netflix has sealed a deal with the BBC to start streaming the TV shows to Netflix Members In The UK And Ireland in early 2012.¬†Financial terms were not disclosed but the deal is non-exclusive.

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Asus Transformer Prime Tablet Starts Shipping

It looks like Asus has started shipping the first Transformer Prime tablets to people who have pre-ordered the device, although it looks like the rest of us may have to wait until January to get out hands on the Transformer Prime.

The majority of online retailers are now out of stock of the Transformer Prime, and Asus has said that they will have more device available in January of 2012.

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AT&T Cancels Bid For T-Mobile

Back in March AT&T announced that they intended to buy T-Mobile in a deal which was worth $39 billion, although the deal has come under scrutiny from the regulators, including the US justice department over the last 9 months.

Now AT&T has announced that they are canceling their bid for T-Mobile, and AT&T will now have to pay T-Mobile a total of $4 billion which was the agreed fee should the deal not go through.

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Batman: Arkham City Developers Say Thank You With A Cheat Code And Free Batman Skin

To express their thanks to players of Batman: Arkham City and provide them with a little holiday gift this year to say thanks. Developers of the Batman: Arkham City game, Rocksteady have released a cheat code that will provide gamers with the ability to unlock skins you have already earned or accrued without needing to finish the game first.

On top of the cheat code Rocksteady are also making available a new Batman skin that will be ready to download for free later today.

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Apple’s Siri Plays The Piano (Video)

We have already seen quite a few cool videos featuring Apple’s Siri, and now the guys over at Yamaha managed to get Siri top play a piano, using the Yamaha Disklavier reproducing piano.

Have a look at the video of it in action below, and the guys from The Loop, explain how Yamaha managed to get Siri to play the piano.

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Verizon Looking Into Galaxy Nexus Signal Problems

The Verizon Galaxy Nexus went on sale last week, and since the launch a number of users of the device have reported signal problems on Verizon’s LTE network.

Now it would appear that Verizon has acknowledged the issue, and are working on a software update which is expected to fix the problems on the Verizon Galaxy Nexus.

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Sony Apologies And Releases PS Vita Update To Correct Early Issues

Sony’s new PS Vita portable gaming console only launched in Japan on Saturday, but already Sony has needed to release a new update and apologise to customers for issues that have been experienced by new owners of the console.

Issues being reported by owners include their consoles freezing, together with touch screen issues preventing gameplay. Reports of issues started trickling in just after the first consoles were sold, but soon became an issue for Sony with users flooding Twitter with problems. You can view a video after the break to see the problem some users have been experiencing.

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