Apple launches $999 iMac For Education

Earlier today we heard a rumor that Apple would be launching a new lower priced iMac, and now according to the BGR this new lower priced iMac is now available on the Apple education store.

It looks like it is only available to education customers, and specifications wise it comes with a 21.5 inch display plus a 3.1GHz Intel Core i3 dual core processor, and 2GB of DDR3 RAM.

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Seagate Unveils GoFlex Turbo External USB 3.0 HDD Complete With SafetyNet

If you are looking for a secure external hard disk drive to store critical data on, the new Seagate GoFlex Turbo announced by Seagate this week might well be worth a look as it comes with 2 years of SafetyNet protection included.

The Seagate GoFlex Turbo drives are equipped with USB 3.0 interfaces providing 40% faster data transfers than current USB 2.0 drives. SafetyNet is also included with all new GoFlex Turbo performance drives and covers the owner for 2 years with one recovery attempt on your drive.

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Left 4 Dead’s Next Map Can Be Unlocked Early By Playing Dead Air

Valve has released details over the weekend for Left 4 Dead fans, detailing they can now unlock the next new Left 4 Dead map early by playing Dead Air. So if you are a fan and would like to unlock the new map a little earlier, finish a complete game of Versus in “Dead Air” and you will receive an achievement.

Once 60,000 players have completed the achievement the beta version of “Blood Harvest,” the next map to be released, will be unlocked the following weekday.

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Hackers Expose Android Design Flaw

Hackers at the DefCon conference have exposed a design flaw in Google’s Android OS that could possibly be used to steal data via phishing and also to bring annoying pop up adverts to Android devices.

According to the guys over at Cnet, if an android smartphone users decided to open a legitimate banking app, a fake pop up could be used with a fake log in page that would collect the users log in information.

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Lumi Sleep Mask Wakes You Gently With A Virtual Sunrise

If you have trouble falling to sleep at night or waking in the morning due to the amount or lack of light in your room. A new sleep regulating device has been created called the Lumi Sleep Mask which provides you with your very own virtual sunrise half an hour before you need to rise, gently waking you.

The Lumi device started it journey from concept to production on the Kickstarter website and just like traditional sleep masks Lumi blocks out light to allow you to fall asleep even during the day. But unlike traditional masks it then uses a light unit inside to simulate a virtual sunrise. Simply sent the alarm on the side of the Lumi mask and wear it to sleep.

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BBC Launches New iPlayer Designed For TV’s

Today the BBC has launched a new iPlayer that they have created specifically for TV’s providing users with more control and a TV-friendly design that is as simple as changing channels when watching TV.

Its the first time the BBC has created such an iPlayer application designed specifically for TV’s devices and has vastly improved the search feature to help you find programmes with little effort, and provide quick access.

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Quadshot, A RC Quadrocopter And Plane In One (Video)

We have featured quite a few of those quadrocopters here at Geeky Gadgets, and now the guys from Quadshot have come up with a new remote controlled flying machine that combines both a plane and a quadrocopter, the Quadshot.

The Quadshot is a Kickstarter project, and they will be selling it in both kit form, so you can build in yourself and also a fully assembled version, have a look at the video of it in action below.

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Skyrim Collector Edition Announced

If you are looking forward to the launch of  The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim but haven’t quite decided on which edition of the game to purchase. Another one has added to your dilemma with the announcement of the new Skyrim Collectors Edition.

The Skyrim Collectors Edition will be available for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC and is available to pre-order now and with a release date of the 11th November 2011.

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Behind The Scene Look At Bungie’s Past, Present, And Future (video)

If you are a fan of the Halo series of games, or others games the Bungie Studio has created since it started back in May 1991. A new documentary has been created which shows an in-depth look behind-the-scenes at Bungie and the teams behind the creation and design of some of its greatest games.

The 55 min documentary called “O Brave New World” also includes insight from the team, including their ever illusive Creative Director, Jason Jones, and interviews from key industry veterans and luminaries. Watch the documentary after the jump.


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Motorola Droid Bionic Hits The FCC

Last week we got to find out some more specifications on the Motorola Droid Bionic, and now the Droid Bionic has appeared at the FCC, and it is now confirmed to feature a 4.3 inch qHD display like the leaked specifications showed last week.

The Motorola Droid Bionic’s 4.3 inch display is a qHD display with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels, and it will also come with a 1GHz TI OMAP 4430 processor plus 1GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, plus a microSD card slot which will bump the storage up to 64GB.

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Stabile Pro iPad 2 Stand (video)

Thoughtout has this week unveiled their new Stabile Pro iPad 2 stand, which has built on their original Stabile stand design. The stand provides an easy way to transform your iPad 2 into a monitor which can be used in conjunction with the Bluetooth Apple keyboard, or view media.

The new Stabile Pro iPad 2 stand is now fitted with a ball joint which allows you to pivot and tilt your iPad 2 while on the stand, either in landscape or portrait orientation and provides 80 degree motion left to right, forward and back.  Watch the video of the Stabile Pro iPad 2 Stand in action after the jump.

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Sprint Samsung Conquer 4G Coming 21st August For $100

Some of our readers will remember the new Samsung Conquer 4G that Samsung and Sprint announced back in June, we now have some more details and it will go on sale from the 21st of August in the US for $100.

To get the Conquer 4G for $100 you will have to sign up for a new two year contract with Sprint, and the device comes with Android 2.3 Gingerbread and features a 3.5 inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels.

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