Microsoft Registers Domain Names, But Why?

It has come to light that Microsoft has seemingly registered a few strange domain names over the past couple of days, which include the domains: and

The intriguing domains have been registered on the July 13th but no details as to why or what the two companies might be planning is known as yet. Could it be a new line of smartphones powered by Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 operating system?


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Spazzi Dancebot Robot (Video)

We have featured quite a few different robots here at Geeky Gadgets in the past, now we have a new fun robot which will dance along to you favourite tunes on a table or your desk, the Spazzi Dancebot robot.

Have a look at the video of the Spazzi Dancebot robot in action below, this cool little robot was created by Marek Michalowski and uses Arduino.

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Android Market Hits 250,000 Apps

Earlier today we heard some impressive figures on Google’s Android OS, Google announced yesterday during their earnings call that there are now more than 135 million Android devices, and that Google are activating more than 550,000 devices per day.

They also announced that the Android Market had reached a massive 6 billion download, which was up 1.5 billion from the end of June, and they have also announced that the Android Market now has more than 250,000 applications available to download.

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PS3 Call Of Duty: Black Ops Annihilation, Finally Arriving On July 28th (video)

If you own a PS3 and have been waiting patiently for the release of the latest DLC content to arrive on your console, you are going to be delighted to learn that the new Call Of Duty: Black Ops Annihilation will be arriving on Sony’s Playstation 3 on July 28th. One full month after the same DLC arrived on the Xbox 360.

If you have already forgot what the DLC even contains, Black Ops Annihilation is made up of five new maps, 4 regular maps along with a zombie special map. The maps are called Drive-In, Hangar 18, Hazard, and Silo, together with a new zombie map, Shangri-La. Watch a brief run through of the maps in the video after the jump.

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Acer TravelMate 8481 Notebook Announced

Acer has added another notebook to its range in the UK with the launch of the Acer TravelMate 8481 notebook, and it features a slim and light design with a range of powerful specifications.

The Acer TravelMate 8481 notebook features a 14 inch LCD display with a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels, it also comes with the latest Intel core processors, and up to 8GB of RAM and a 320GB hard drive as standard, and you can also add in a 64GB SSD as well.

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Otterbox Unveil 3 New HTC EVO 3D Cases

Otterbox has unveiled three new cases it has just launched to help HTC EVO 3D owners keep their device safe, with the introduction of the Defender, Commuter and Impact cases. All three offer slightly different levels of protection and style to your HTC EVO 3D smartphone.

The Defender Series for HTC EVO 3D is perfect for people who need hardcore protection, while the Commuter Series for HTC EVO 3D is a slim case that offers a high quality safeguard against harmful bumps and shocks.


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Microsoft Leaks New Social Networking Site

It looks like Microsoft has a new social network in the works, called Tulalip, which the company has just leaked on, a website which was registered by Microsoft back in 1998.

Microsoft has since removed the details on their new social networking site from Socl, and replace the details with the following statement.

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Google Docs Now Supports RAR & ZIP Files

If you are a user of Google Docs you will be pleased to know that Google has now added support for both RAR and ZIP files. The new compression support now enables you to receive RAR and ZIP files in to your Gmail account and view the contents within your browser without the need to completely download the files to your desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet device.

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Verizon Motorola Xoom Android 3.2 Honycomb Update Coming In The Next Few Weeks

It looks like owners of the Verizon Motorola Xoom with be getting the Android 3.2 Honeycomb update within the next few weeks according to a recent tweet from Motorola.

All we know from the tweet is that the Verizon Motorola Xoom will start to get Honeycomb 3.2 in the coming weeks, and Motorola will probably roll out the update in stages as they have done with the WiFi only version.

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New Google News Badges Service Launches In The US (video)

Google has this week introduced a new service called “Badges” for US Google account holders, which now allows them to earn badges as they read articles on Google News. If you’re signed-in to a Google account and have web history enabled, you will earn badges as you click on articles in Google News. Both desktop and mobile clicks earn you badges.

The new Google News badges feature is private by default, but you can configure settings to share his badges with friends via social networking sites, if desired and when Google+ goes main stream expect Badges to play a part within Google’s new social network as well. Watch the promotional video from Google after the jump.

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Android Fan Builds RC Android Mascot From Trash Can (Video)

This isn’t the first DIY Android mascot that we have featured here at Geeky Gadgets, but it might just be the coolest, created by a Taiwanese Android fan, this fun radio controlled Android mascot was made from a trash can.

This fun Android mascot is based on Arduino, have a look at the photos of it below as well as the videos of this fun Android mascot in action.

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gScreen Dual Screen Spacebook Finally Reaches Pre-Order Status

Some of you might remember the dual screened gScreen Spacebook notebook we featured here on Geeky Gadgets back in February 2009. Well gScreen has now finally moved their dual screen Spacebook into pre-ordering status after more than two years of development.

Over the last two years the specifications and screen sizes have increased as you might expect to bring the systems more in-line with power notebooks currently on the market, all-be-it with single screens. The Spacebook is now equipped with 17” full HD dual screens with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 , and their are two models to choose from either an Intel i5 4G or i7 8G.

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