Microsoft’s Kinectimals Arrives On The iPad

Microsoft has this week added its first game to Apple’s iTunes App Store, with the arrival of its Kinectimals game ono the iPad. Kinectimals was originally designed for the Xbox 360 and its Kinect motion controller, and has now made the jump to tablet devices.

Kinectimals allows players to interact with virtual animals in a manner akin to pets, gameplay includes activities such as teaching tricks to the animal, guiding the animal around an obstacle course, and free-form play.

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Samsung Galaxy S II Ice Cream Sandwich Build Leaked (Video)

We have already seen a ported version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich running on the Samsung Galaxy S II, and now it would appear that an early build of Ice Cream Sandwich along with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI has been leaked.

You can see it in action in the video below, and it gives us an idea of what Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, along with Samsung’s custom UI will look like on the Galaxy S II.

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Retro Rotary Phone Modded To Control iPhone’s Siri Assistant (video)

We have featured a number of Siri mods here on Geeky Gadgets, since its was launched earlier this year by Apple as its iPhone 4S personal assistant.

Modder Davis Remmel has now created a fun and unique way to interact with Siri on your iPhone, using an old retro dial phone together with a Bluetooth headset, which has been used to create the link. Watch the video to see the Siri hack in nation after the jump.

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Facebook Stores 1,222 PDF Files On A Single User (video)

Have you ever wondered just how much information Facebook has stored about you and your online activities? Facebook user Max Schrems of Vienna was intrigued to know, and requested Facebook send him everything that the company stored about him. All Europeans have a right to do this, because Facebook is based in Dublin, Ireland.

After a few months of waiting Facebook responded and send Max a disc containing 1,222 PDF files, detailing his every move within Facebook. Watch the video after the jump to see just how much Facebook knows about its users.


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Sony Reveals How Their Projection Mapped PlayStation Store Adverts Were Created (video)

You might remember the Sony PlayStation Store adverts we featured here on Geeky Gadgets earlier this month. Which were created with no post-production.┬áThe three adverts used projection mapping, with amazing effects to create the new promotional videos for Sony’s PlayStation Store. Sony has now taken the wraps off how they were created and released a video unveiling how the effects were added and filmed.

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CyanongenMod 7 For Amazon Kindle Fire Released (Video)

We have already seen a video of CyanogenMod 7 running on the Kindle fire, and now a new version of CynaogenMod 7 for the Amazon Kindle Fire has been released, and the latest version now comes with audio support.

You can see CyanogenMod 7 running on the Amazon Kindle Fire in the video below, the video was put together by the guys from Liliputing.

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Nokia Lumia 800 Dark Knight Rises Edition Smartphone Revealed (Video)

It looks like Nokia will be releasing a special edition of their Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone smartphone, called the Nokia Lumia 800 Dark Knight Rises edition, there will only be 40 of this Batman themed handset made.

Have a look at the photos and video below, the handset is being released in conjunction with the new Batman movie, and the photos and video were snapped by Jon Choo.

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Tabstrummer Is Half Keyboard, Half Guitar (video)

A new stand-alone programmable MIDI controller has been created called the Tabstrummer, which is half guitar and half keyboard. Its allows chords to be programmed into it and then played back at the press of a button.

The Tabstrummer has been built using a Atmel microcontroller and features a MIDI output as well as an audio-out jack. Watch the video after the jump to see the Tabstrummer in action.


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iPhone Cases Made Using Real Vinyl Records

Griffin and Third Man Records have joined forces to create a new iPhone case that incorporates real vinyl records in to its design. To help protect your smartphone and add a little retro feel to the case.

The new The Third Man 45 Case case has been designed for Apple’s iPhone 4 and 4S smartphones. Each case uses a real 7-inch single die-cut to cover and protect the back of your iPhone without blocking the camera lens.

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Google Working On Siri Competitor Called Majel?

According to the guys from Android and Me, Google is working on a competitor for Apple’s Siri for its Android devices, called Majel, and the name apparently comes from Majel Barret-Roddenberry, the voice of the Federation Computer from Star Trek.

Majel is apparently an evolution of Google’s current voice offerings on Android, and the service is rumored to be similar to Apple’s Siri and will have the ability to perform many voice activated functions, like ‘send a text’ and more on your Android device.

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