RIM To Cut 2,000 Jobs

Research In Motion has announced that they will be cutting 2,000 jobs, around 10 percent of their total workforce, and it is also moving some of its executives around to different positions in the company.

The news comes as part of ‘streamlining at RIM, the company has struggled to compete with the likes of Google’s Android OS and Apple’s iOS devices, and the company has been losing its smartphone sales share.

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Zippo Lighter Gun Fires 6MM Bullets

We have featured a few different firearms here at Geeky Gadgets, including some crazy homemade ones, the latest one is disguised as a Zippo lighter and it even come with tiny 6mm bullets.

The Zippo Lighter Gun is up for auction and expected to fetch between $,000 to $4,000 and as you can see from the photos it even comes with tiny 6mm bullets which are disguised as flints.

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Gamestop Employee Fired For Planking

Unfortunately planking is not a laughing matter for some people and one unfortunate Gamestop employee has been fired after five years of service for planking within a Gamestop store. John Mazzocchi pictured below posted a picture of himself planking between two in-store kisoks and posted it with : When I go #planking I go hardcore..

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Apple Drops Front Row Media Feature From OS X Lion

New features, amendments and the odd issue are still being discovered within Apple’s new OS X Lion operating system and one older feature to have received the chop in OS X Lion is Apple’s Front Row media menu. The Front Row feature under Snow Leopard was accessible by pressing the “Cmd+Esc” keys together.

Front Row was originally added by Apple back in 2005 as an alternative to Microsofts new Windows Media Center, but now with Apple’s TV device the need for a media centre interface on your iMac has now been though as obsolete by Apple who have now removed the feature in OS X Lion.

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WebRunner Converts Web Applications Into Standalone Desktop Apps

If you area a Firefox user a useful Firefox extension has been created called WebRunner that will allowyou to convert almost any web application in to a standalone application you can then run on your desktop. Including web based services such as Gmail, Google Plus, and even the game Angry Birds.

Once installed you can customise your application by tailoring options, including enabling and disabling basic browser-style functions, save locations, removing status bars, and picking out your own icon.


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Plastic Wall-E Toy Transformed Into Working Robot (video)

A Wall-E plastic toy has been given the ultimate make over, transforming it from a lifeless plastic toy in to a working Wall-E Robot complete with camera, voice recognition, and object tracking.

The Wall-E toy was converted by Canadian “DJ Sure” and is built using a EZ-B Bluetooth Robot controller with its functions being handled by the included EZ-builder software. Watch the video after the jump to see the modded Wall-E in action.

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Gerber Steady Multi-Tool Features A Camera Tripod

We have featured quite a few different multi-tools here at Geeky Gadgets, like the fun Space Invaders multi-tool, and now there is a new one which is being released next year, the Gerber Steady multi-tool.

The Gerber Steady multi-tool will come with a range of different tools built in, and it will also feature something that we haven’t seen in a multi-tool before, a built in tripod for compact cameras.

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Wooden iPhone 4 Cases And Stands

We have featured a number of different wooden cases for the iPhone and iPad here at Geeky Gadgets, the latest ones are some of the coolest we have seen so far and they even come with matching wooden stands for your iPhone 4.

There are two different versions available, one made from rosewood and one made from maple, as you can see in the photos below they even feature wooden buttons for the volume and also for the lock button.

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AndyPad Budget Android Tablet in Action (Video)

Last week we finally got to see some semi decent photos of the new AndyPad budget Android tablet which is expected to retail for £129 and now the makers of the device have released an official video, and we can finally see what the AndyPad will be like.

The AndyPad Android tablet will feature a 7 inch touchscreen display, and a 1.2GHz processor, plus a 3D GPU, have a look at the video of it in action below.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab Andoid 2.3 Update Now Available In The UK

Owners of the original 7 inch Samsung Galaxy Tab have been waiting for Samsung to release the Android 2.3 update for the device for some time, and it has now gone live here in the UK.

The Android 2.3 update for the Samsung Galaxy Tab is available to download from the Samsung Kies software tool, although there has been no official announcement from Samsung as yet.

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