Amazon Turns To Twitter To Promote The Amazon Appstore

Yesterday we heard that Amazon’s Android appstore was available outside the US, this has still to be confirmed by Amazon, and now that Amazon has found a new way to promote the Amazon Appstore by using Twitter.

Amazon is running a promotion that will give anyone $2.00 in Amazon appstore credit to anyone who follows the @amazonappstore account on Twitter, and lets Amazon tweet a message about the appstore on their behalf.

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Kindle eBook Library Lending Scheme Now Live

Today Amazon has announced that their new Kindle eBook Library lending scheme is now live and available at more than 11,000 local libraries around the US. The new lending scheme is powered by Overdrive and allows you to simply borrow Kindle books from your local library’s website and, with the click of a button, have them delivered to your Kindle app or device ready to read.

When check out a Kindle book (using a valid library card) you will also have access to real page numbers, and Whispersync technology from your Kindle device or applications. The same as you would if you had purchased or downloaded a Kindle ebook.

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LG Optimus EX Dual Core Android Smartphone Leaked

It looks like LG is planning on launching a new dual core Android smartphone, the LG Optimus EX, which is reported to feature a 1.2GHz dual core processor and also come with Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

Other specifications on the LG Optimus EX include a 4 inch multi-touch touchscreen display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, plus a five megapixel camera on the back.

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Kawasaki Power Assist Robot Suit Provides Extra Lift (video)

Kawasaki has unveiled details of a new Power Assist Robot Suit it has been developing that will provide extra support allowing you to carry weighs of around 30-40kg without any effort from your muscles.

Kawasaki has designed the suit to provide extra support and assistance using four motors located around hips and knees. The suit can be altered to fit an leg length and has a control unit and lithium battery pack located around the lower back section. Watch the video after the jump to see the Kawasaki Power Assist Robot Suit in action.

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Asus Eee Pad Transformer 2 TF201 Spotted In Benchmarks

We have been hearing for a while that Asus are working on a second generation of the Asus Eee Pad Transformer, it is rumored to feature NVIDIA’s new quad core Kal-El Tegra processor.

The existence of the Asus Eee pad Transformer 2 was recently confirmed by Asus’s chairman, and now a device called the Asus Transformer T201 has appeared in some benchmarks over at GLBenchmark.

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LG Enlighten Arriving On Verizon Wireless September 22nd

Verizon Wireless has today announced that the LG Enlighten smartphone will be arriving on their network from September 22nd onwards for $79.99.

The LG Enlighten will be shipped running Andorid 2.3 Gingerbread and is equipped with a  3.2-inch touchscreen display with a low 480 x 320 resolution and powered by a 800MHz processor. Its also equipped with a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 3.2-megapixel autofocus camera/camcorder and ships with a 2GB microSD card.

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Eco-Retro Desk Clock Looks Like And Old School Radio

We have featured a number of different clocks here at Geeky Gadgets, the latest one is designed to look like and old school radio, the Eco-Retro Desk Clock, and it is also made from eco friendly material.

The Eco-Retro Desk Clock  is made from bamboo and it measures 8 inches wide by 5.25 inches tall by 3.25 inches deep, and it comes in the form of a kit which you have to assemble yourself.

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Star Wars Lightsaber Room Light

If you are a fan of all things Star Wars, these great Star Wars Lightsaber rooms lights might well be worth adding to your gift list for the holiday season. The Star Wars Lightsaber lights can be turned on and off via remote control and can be set using a choice of 8 different colour effects plus a auto-spectrum mode. Allowing you to choose your allegiance to either the dark side or Jedi forces, red Darth Vadar, green Luke Skywalker, or the blue Obi-Wan Kenobi.

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Sony PSP And PS Vita Can Communicate Via Ad-Hoc Mode

If you are thinking of upgrading to a Sony PS Vita gaming console but were worried that you might not be able to join in the fun with your other friends if they stick with their PSP consoles. You will be pleased to know that the Sony PSP and PS Vita consoles will be able to play and talk together with out a problem via the Ad-Hoc mode.


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RIM Slows Down BlackBerry PlayBook Production

We recently heard that RIM had decided to drop he price of their BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, due to the lack of demand for the device, after RIM announced they only sold 200,000 PlayBook tablets in the last quarter.

Now it would appear that RIM has decided to slow down the production of the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, as obviously there isn’t as much demand for the tablet as RIM had hoped.

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Google Voice Shortly Launching Internationally, Currently Being Tested Internally In Europe

Google Voice is currently being tested internally within Europe ahead of an International launch The Next Web is reporting. After  Google’s European Director of Business Development, Jens Redmer made a surprise  appearance at the European Pirate Summit event in Cologne and was able to be questioned on the Google Voice rollout.

After being asked the question when the Google Voice service currently in the US, would be more widely available. Remer replied saying that Google is taking “concrete action” on bringing Voice to Europe. Remner was unable to provide an exact launch date for Google Voice but explained that it was currently being internal tested in Europe.

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HTC Raider 4G Android Smartphone Announced

HTC has added another Android smartphone to its range with the launch of the HTC Raider 4G, and it will come with Android Gingerbread and will feature a 4.5 inch qHD display with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels.

The HTC Raider 4G also come with an 8 megapixel camera which features a back illuminated sensor, which is capable of recording HD video in 1080pm plus a front facing 1.3 megapixel camera.

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