Samsung Galaxy R Gets Official, Again (Video)

Samsung announced the new Galaxy R smartphone over a week ago, and now the company has released another press release which gives us some more details on the Samsung Galaxy R.

We already knew that the Samsung Galaxy R would come with Android 2.3 Gingerbread and it features a 4.19 inch Super Clear LCD display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels and processing is provided by a dual core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, NVIDIA has released a hands on video which you can see below.

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Data Sandals, Geek Chic Footwear

If you have a few old computers lying around you could put them to good use and create some geeky footwear or clothing like the Data Sandals pictured below.  They have been created from a multitude of unwanted electronic components including data wire, motherboards and batteries, by Etsy member and artist Steven Rodrig.

Rodrig uses the printed circuit boards from discarded computers and other electronic items to create weird and wonderful creations, some of which are available to purchase on Etsy.

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Motorola Wants To Release Windows Phone 7 Devices

It looks like Motorola is interested in developing some Windows Phone 7 smartphones, according to the companies CEO Sanjay Jah, who recently announced that Motorola would be interested in a similar deal with Microsoft that Nokia has.

Although we can’t see Microsoft offering a similar deal, I am sure they will be willing to discuss some sort of deal that would get Motorola into producing Windows Phone 7 smartphones.

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PS3 3.7 Update Brings Auto Online Game Saves & Trophy Sync

Sony has today rolled out a new firmware update for its  PlayStation 3 console, that is already live and available  for owners to download. The new update brings with it a few new features including trophy synchronisation together with auto online game saves.

The new auto online game saves feature allows users to choose which of their games, save uploads automatically to the PlayStation Plus service. Making it much easier for users to gain access and easily backup their game data automatically.

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Sony PS Vita Coming 30th March 2012?

We were expecting the new Sony PS Vita console to launch before Christmas, the other day Sony announced that it wouldn’t launch in the US and Europe until 2012, although they did not mention an exact launch date.

Now it would appear that the Sony PS Vita will launch in the US on the 30th of March 2012, according to the guys over at Xbit Labs, this is quite a delay from the original December release we had heard and we would have thought that the early 2012 that Sony mentioned would have been around January.

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Nokia Confirms Nokia N9 Not Launching In The UK

Yesterday we heard that Nokia would not be releasing their Nokia N9 MeeGo smartphone in the US, at the time we had heard rumors that it would also not be available in the UK.

Unfortunately it looks like Nokia as decided not to release the N9 here in the UK, and Nokia has now confirmed this, Nokia told the guys over at Paid Content that the N9 would not be available in the UK, you can see the full statement below.

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Netflix Streaming Arrives On ChromeOS

Netflix has this week announced via Twitter the launch of their new application on the Chrome web store, finally enabling users of ChromeOS to stream Netflix media. The new Netflix ChromeOS application allows users to stream media to their ChromeOS devices Google CR-48 or Acer Series 5 and resume watching where you left off on your TV or another computer.

As the Netflix application is available in the Chrome web store  you can also install it into your Chrome web browser on either your Mac or Windows computer.  Essentially adding a bookmark within the browser to the Netflix website.

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ePillow, A Pillow For Your iPad

We have featured quite a few different iPad accessories here at Geeky Gadgets, the latest one is the ePillow, and as the name suggests it is a pillow for the iPad, although we are not quite sure why you would need one, as you could just use any standard pillow to rest your iPad on if you really needed to use one with your iPad.

The manufacturer of the ePillow, claims it will allow you to use your iPad comfortably anywhere, anytime, even sitting in bed, personally I didn’t realise using the iPad without a pillow was such a problem.

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Samsung Galaxy Xcover Rugged Android Smartphone Announced

It looks like Samsung has just added a new Android device it its Galaxy range, with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Xcover which is designed to be a rugged Android smartphone.

The Samsung Galaxy Xcover is certified by the iP7 standard, which means it is protected from dust, water up to one meter and drops and knocks, and it will come with Android Gingerbread.

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Leaked Video Shows Nokia’s First Windows Phone 7 Smartphone?

We have already seen some photos and a brief video of Nokia’s first Windows Phone 7 device, and now a new video has been leaked, which is reported to be one of the first adverts for Nokia’s first Windows Phone 7 smartphone.

The video below looks like someone has recorded it whilst it is being display on either a TV or a computer monitor, so the video is a bit blurry, but we get a good look at the device.

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Add Google+ To Your Menubar For Easy Access With Tab For Google+

If you are one of the lucky 25 millions that has already started using Google+ and use a Mac system, there is a new Mac application available that can add a quick access drop down to your menubar.

Tab for Google+ is a new Mac application that can be downloaded for free ( for a limited time) from the Apple Mac App Store. once installed you have easy access to Google+ streams, photos, circles, profile and of course your notifications.

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Video Chat Found In Facebook Messenger App

Earlier today Facebook launched a new messenger app for Apple’s iOS devices and Google’s Android devices, Facebook Messenger, and it looks like something interesting has been discovered within the app.

According to the guys over at 9 To 5 Mac, it looks like Facebook also intends to bring video chat to their Android and iPhone apps as it has been found inside the new Facebook Messenger app.

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