Smart Unveils Optimus 1.6TB SSD, Reads 1GB Per Second

Smart Modular Technologies has unveiled a new addition to their range of solid state drives this week with the launch of their new Smart Optimus SSD. The new Optimus SSD range is available in 200GB, 400GB, 800GB, and 1.6TB storage capacities and features read/write speeds of 100K/50K random IOPS and 500/500MB/s sustained transfer rates. Together with support for wide-port SAS capability, providing up to 1GB/s sustained read performance.

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Android DSLR Remote Control App (video)

Android App developers Chainfire have created a new remote control Android application allowing users to control a Canon EOS DSLR camera from the comfort of their Android smartphone or tablet.

The new application connects camera and Android device using USB and enables you to take full control of your Canon EOS using a live view. Tap the live view image to perform Auto Focus and tap-and-hold to move the zoom and focus area. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action and the setup required.

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Nokia N9 Launching In 49 Days

We had heard previously that Nokia would be launching the N9 some time in September, and now Nokia has uploaded an officially countdown clock on the Nokia N9 homepage, which currently shows the N9 launching in 49 days, as of today.

That would give the Nokia N9 a launch date of the 23rd of September, and although we still don’t have any official pricing from Nokia, we have heard rumors previously that it may cost around $660 SIM free.

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Gmail Receives Long Awaited Preview Pain In Labs

If you are a Gmail user you might be pleased to know that Google has just added a new Preview Pane feature to its Gmail Labs. The newly added preview pane allows you to view whole messages rather than just small snippets in a similar way to layouts in Outlook’s Preview Pain and also Gmail when viewed on a tablet device.

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Some US Internet Providers Are Hijacking Users Search Results

According to two researchers at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkley, California, some of the US Internet providers are hijacking users search queries and redirecting them.

The two researchers, Christian Kreibich and Nicholas Weaver discovered that certain ISP’s were using a technology by Paxfire which redirects a users search results when they type in a certain keyword to their search engine of choice.

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Motorola Droid Bionic Full Specifications Revealed

We have been hearing about the Motorola Droid Bionic since it was first show off at CES in January, the device was scheduled to launch earlier in the year and it has been delayed a number of times and there had even been rumors that it would be canceled.

The last thing we heard was that the Droid Bionic would go on sale in September, and now it has been spotted on Motorola’s support site along with full specifications, the page has now been pulled but the cached version is still available here.

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Cut The Rope: Experiments Lands On The App Store

Fans of the popular iOS game Cut the Rop will be pleased to know that ZeptoLab, the makers of the game have released a new version, Cut the Rope: Experiments, and it is now available for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

The new Cut the Rope: Experiments features many similarities with teh otiginal game, although according to the creators it requires a different kind of strategy to plain the game.

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HP Drops 16GB TouchPad By $100

On Wednesday we heard that HP had dropped the price of both the 16GB and 32GB TouchPad by $50, now it looks like HP is attempting to increase sales and generate more interest in the TouchPad as they are reducing the price of the 16GB TouchPad this weekend, starting today by $100 so it will now cost $399.

The deal is only available from today the 5th of August until the 7th of August, but we suspect the $399 price may appeal to quite a few webOS fans who have held off purchasing HP’s first webOS based tablet.

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Nendo Elecom Faucet iPhone And iPad Stand

We have featured quite a few different stands and docks for the iPhone and iPad here at Geeky Gadgets, the latest one is designed to look like a faucet, the Nendo Elecom faucet iPad Stand.

As you can see from the photos below the stand is designed to look like a running faucet, and it will be available in a range of different colors, including, black, blue and white.

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Microsoft Says They Asked Google To Bid On Novell Patents

Yesterday Google’s David Drummond, who is Google’s Chief Legal Officer and also the companies Senior Vice President posted an article on the Google Blog, with the title ‘When patents’ attack Android’.

The article criticized, Microsoft, Apple and Oracle over the recent patents which were purchased by the consortium of companies from Nortel Networks relating to mobile technology, the article also said that the patents were purchased in an attempt to block Google’s Android OS.

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Google’s Chrome OS Hacked By Security Researchers

It looks like Google’s Chrome OS has been hacked by two security researchers who demonstrated the hack at the Black Hat security conference yesterday, and according to a report they used a web based attack to compromise the security of Google’s Chrome OS.

Matt Johanson and Kyle Osborn two researchers from White Hat Security’s Threat Research Center,were able to access a number of things within Google’s Chrome OS, which included contacts, emails, Google Docs and even Google Voice messages.

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