Apple’s iTunes To Get New Design This Year?

According to a recent report by 9 to 5 Mac, Apple plans to launch a newly designed iTunes store and new versions of iTunes for both the Mac and PC, later this year, this will be the first major design overhaul for iTunes since 2009.

The re-design of the iTunes store is apparently a top priority for Apple, and the design is reported to be even simpler and more user friendly than the current version of iTunes.

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DrawBraille Ultimate Braille Smartphone Concept

Earlier this week we brought you an unique design which was app called the BrailleTouch which had been designed for smartphones to aid the visually impaired. In a separate vein to the application featured, a unique braille smartphone has been conceptualised in the form of the DrawBraille, which has been created as a natural solution for braille users.


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Google Signs Deal With London Stock Exchange To Publish Real-time Share Prices

Google has today announced that it has signed a deal with the London Stock Exchange to distribute real-time “last trade price” data free of charge. Previously the data was only available with a 15 minute delay, bout the new deals now enables Google to publish the real-time live share prices, as part of LSEG’s on-going commitment to making core real-time data as accessible as possible to retail investors worldwide.

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Artifact LED Watch Concept

TokyoFlash is showcasing a new concept watch design called the Artifact which has been submitted too their website in the hope of gaining enough votes to help it make the jump from concept to productions. The very unique Artifact watch design has been submitted by Peter from the UK and consists of a LED watch face split into two triangular shaped screens, and at first glance looks like a pair of goggles.

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iPhone 4S Macro Lens Gives 8X Magnification

The camera on the iPhone 4S does a great job at taking photos, and we have already seen a wide range of add on lenses that let you be a little more creative with your iPhone 4S camera.

The latest add on lens for your iPhone 4S was developed by Chris Ferguson, and it will help you take macro shot with up to 8x magnification on your iPhone’s camera, and the lens is compatible with both the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S.

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Barnes & Noble 8GB Nook Tablet Officially Launches For $199

As expected Barnes & Noble have today launched their new larger 8GB Nook Tablet for $199. Cutting the prices of their existing Nook Color down to $169. The new Nook 8GB Tablet is fastest and lightest tablet in Barnes & Noble range and is equipped with a 7″ ultra-responsive colour touchscreen.

Powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor, supported by 512MB of RAM. Together with a new battery which has been designed to provide the new 8GB Nook with enough juice to keep it going for unto 11.5 hours, without needing a charge.

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Microsoft Office For The iPad To Launch Soon?

Back in November of last year we heard a rumor that Microsoft would be releasing Office for Apple’s iPad, and now it would appear that Microsoft are getting closer to the launch of Office for Apple’s iPad.

The Daily recently got their hands on a working prototype of Office for the iPad, which you can see in the second photo below, and the UI is apparently similar to that of Microsoft’s OneNote iPad app.

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Samsung Galaxy S III To Be Announced March 15th?

Samsung announced earlier this month that the Samsung Galaxy S III would not be launching at MWC 2012, which takes place next week, instead Samsung said the device would be launched later in the year at a separate event.

Samsung has now sent out invites to an event on the 15th of March, and whilst it doesn’t specifically mention the Galaxy S II, the invite, which you can see below says that Samsung will announced their line up of 2012 devices, so we suspect that will include the Galaxy S III.

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D-Shape 3D Printer Creates Complex Buildings From Sand (video)

We have featured a number of different 3D printers here on Geeky Gadgets which are sure to change the way we create object in our homes in the years to come. Enabling us to create small devices from printed plastic pieces up to the size of a loaf of bread.

But on the other end of scale Enrico Dini and Monolite UK has created a 3D printer called the D-Shape that is capable of producing 3D structures using sand, and the same principles as the smaller 3D plastic printers. Building the structures just one layer at a time.


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Moneto NFC Enabled microSD Cards For Android Go On Sale

Last month we heard about a new service called Moneto, that would bring NFC payments to non NFC enabled smartphones, the service uses an NFC enabled microSD card and Moneto is being released for Android, and also Apple’s iOS device with an NFC enabled case.

Moneto has just launched the Android version, and the NFC enabled microSD card will set you back $30, with that you get a 1GB microSD card, an NFC signal boosting sticker, a prepaid debit card and $10 credit.

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Sony’s Google TV Gets Rooted

It looks like the guys from GTV Hacker have finally managed to root the Sony Google TV, which will give owners of Sony Google TV devices access to a range of new features on rooted devices.

In order to root your Sony Google TV, the device will need to be flashed to an earlier version of the software, and then upgraded to the current version with a new kernel and toot access.

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