Wild MinIon DNA Sequencer Needs a USB Port for Power

DNA sequencing sounds like something that needs a multimillion dollar machine and a major laboratory of a University or a government think tank lab. There might be some truth to that statement me, but later this year what may be the world’s smallest DNA sequencer is set to launch from a company called Oxford Nanopore.

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LG X3 To be Called Optimus 4X HD

We have been hearing quite a lot about LG’s first quad core Android smartphone, the LG X3, and now according to a recent report from the guys over at Pocket Now the device will launch as the LG Optimus 4X HD.

The LG Optimus 4X HD is rumored to feature a 4.7 inch HD touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, processing is reported to come from a quad core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor and it is also expected to feature the latest version of Google’s mobile OS, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

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SanDisk Announces Worlds Smallest 128-gigabit Flash Chip

SanDisk is claiming to have created the world smallest 128-gigabit, 16GB memory chip. The tiny chip measuring just 170mm square or 0.26in square uses 19 nanometer, three-bit-per-cell storage.

The SanDisk mini storage chip is also fairly fast provided users with 144Mbps around 18MB per second, and can be stacked or positioned next to others to increase the required storage capacity.

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Apple And Proview Battle It Out in Shanghai Court Over iPad Trademark

Yesterday we heard that Proview, the company who originally owned the trademark for the iPad, but sold it to Apple for around $55,000, although they claim this didn’t include the trademark for China, were ready to negotiate with Apple on the Chinese iPad trademark.

Now Apple and Proview are in court in Shanghai in China, which is China’s most populated city, and also Apple’s most popular market for the iPad and other devices.

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Flickr Launching New Grid Site Design Next Week

Since its launch the photo sharing website Flickr has made very few changes to its site design. But now to give the site a refresh and help it compete with other photo sharing sites, Flickr will soon be receiving a new website deigns together with a few other new features. The new Flickr interface design will be arriving on the site next week on February 28th.

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Starhawk PS3 Beta Opens To All (video)

PS3 gamers that didn’t make the Starhawk beta will be pleased to know that the beta has now been opened up to all, and is now available to play on the PS3. Watch the just released Starhawk four minute trailer after the jump to get a glimpse at what you can expect from the new Starhawk game currently being developed by LightBox Interactive.

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Fujitsu To Launch Tegra 3 Android 4.0 Smartphone With 13.1MP Camera At MWC?

Fujistu has launched a number of interesting smartphones recently, unfortunately they have only been available in Japan, and now according to a recent report by Unwired View, we may see a new high end Fujitsu device at MWC 2012, which is intended to be sold outside of Japan.

According to the report, this new Fujitsu Android smartphone will come with a 4.6 inch touchscreen display and it will be powered by NVIDIA’s quad core Tegra 3 processor.

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Retro Record Amp and Speaker

We have featured a number of speaker docking devices here on Geeky Gadgets. But Etsy maker “Hesslerk” has created a unique funky retro style speaker and amp which is supported by the iPod, iPhone, and other MP3 players, using an old record.

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Android Is Now The Most Popular Smartphone OS In The UK

According to a recent report by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, Google’s Android OS in now the most popular smartphone OS in the UK, with a 36.9 percent share of smartphones in use for the four weeks to the 23rd of January 2012.

In second place is Apple’s iOS with a 28.5 percent share of the market, and in third place is RIM’s BlackBerry OS with an 18.1 percent share, with Apple still being the most popular single brand for devices.

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ZBoard Electric Skateboard (video)

If you are looking for a new mode of transport this electric skateboard named the ZBoard might be just the thing. The ZBoard which was unveiled at CES this year, is equipped with a powerful 400w motor that is capable of powering you along the street at up to 17 mph.

Even though electric skateboards have been around for some time, some of which we have featured here on Geeky Gadgets the beauty of the ZBoard is in its drive system. That enables you to control the board with your feet rather than a control pad as with others.

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