MSI GE620DX Core i7 Gaming Laptop Announced

MSI has added another laptop to its range with the launch of the MSI GE620DX laptop, this one is aimed at gamers and it features a 15.6 inch display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and comes with an Intel Core i7-2630QM quad core processor.

The MSI GE620DX also features NVIDIA’s GeForce GT 555-M discrete graphics with 2GB of video RAM, and it supports NVIDIA’s PhysX and Direct X11, on top of that it features MSI’s premium sound with THX TruStudio Pro smart surround sound, plus a 720p web camera.

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Google’s Chrome Browser Overtakes Firefox In The UK

Google’s Chrome web browser has be a great success for Google, and it is becoming more and more popular every day, and now here in the UK Google Chrome has become the second most popular web browser and has overtaken Mozilla’s Firefox.

According to a recent report by Statcounter, Google now has 22 percent of the UK’s browser market share, whilst Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is still in the top slot with around 45 percent, although it continues to lose market share to both Google’s Chrome and Mozilla’s Firefox.

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Leica D-Lux 5 Gets The ColorWare Treatment

If you feel the classic design and lines of your Leica D-Lux 5 need a little spicing up, ColorWare is now offering a number of custom “paint jobs” to transform your Leica D-Lux 5.

ColorWare will either provide you with a Leica already coloured to your specification for $1200 or you can supply your own camera and has it transformed for $400.

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Sony’s PS Vita Coming 28th October?

We know that Sony will release their latest handheld gaming console before Christmas, unfortunately Sony hasn’t announced an exact launch date, but now it looks like it may launch on the 28th of October, the last date we heard was the 4th of November.

The guys over at IGN have received a copy of an avert from Blockbuster here in the UK which shows a launch date of the 28th of October although it does say to be confirmed on the advert.

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Digi Launches Xbee 802.11n Wi-Fi Modules

Digi has unveiled a new range of Xbee modules that now support 802.11n Wi-Fi and allow Arduino developers to easily add 802.11n Wi-Fi support to their creations with the addition of the new modules now available from the Digi website.

The new XBee Wi-Fi embedded RF modules provide simple serial to IEEE 802.11 connectivity, and share a common footprint with other XBee modules allowing different XBee technologies to be drop-in as replacements for each other.

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GooApple Chinese iPhone 4 Clone Runs Android (Video)

The latest iPhone 4 clone from china has the strange name of ‘GooApple’ we presume that is supposed to mean Google and Apple, as you can see from the photos below the GooApple phone is designed to look like an iPhone 4 but it is actually running Google’s Android OS.

In the video below you will see that the GooApple phone is running Android 2.2 Froyo, but its user interface has been modified to make it look like Apple’s iOS.

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Apple Suppliers Foxconn To Replace Workers With 1 Million Robots

Foxconn the manufacturers who build a wide range of products for Apple, including the iPhone and iPod employs 1.2 million people in China has announced that they intend to replace some of their workers with robots.

The company currently has over 10,000 robots, and have said that they will expand to over 300,000 robots next year and over 1 million robots within the next 3 years.

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MIDI Air Drums Created Using Arduino (Video)

We have featured quite a few different cool creations using Arduino here at Geeky Gadgets, the latest one is these cool MIDI air drums which were created using a MIDI device, 3 accelerometers, a light sensor, a USB hub, a pair of sandals and  two hand rakes.

These cool MIDI air drums were created by Maayan Migdal, have a look at the video of them in action below.

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Apple Wins Dispute Over iPods.com Domain Name

Back in May Apple filed a complaint with the WIPO (world Intellectual Property Organization) over the domain name ‘ipods.com’, and now it would appear that Apple will be getting their hands on the domain without having to pay they owner millions of dollars.

The WIPO has ruled in favor of Apple and have ordered for the ipods.com domain name to be transferred to Apple, and we could see similar things happening in the future with other domain names.

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Lego Remote Controlled R2-D2

We love anything to do with Lego here at Geeky Gadgets, especially if it is also related to Star Wars, here we have the Lego remote controlled R2-D2 which was built by Ickelpete for the Lego Space event at the National Space Centre in the UK.

The level of details on this Lego R2-D2 is amazing, and we suspect this took a fair amount of time to build as well as a lot of Lego bricks.

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Google Buys 1,000 Patents From IBM

Google recently lost out to a consortium of companies, which included Apple in the recent sale of various Nortel Patents, Google originally offered around $900 million for the Nortel patents, which eventually sold for $4.5 billion.

Now it would seem that Google has found to some patents to add to their arsenal, and have recently purchased over 1,030 patents form IBM, which cover a wide range of things including the fabrication and architecture of memory and micro processing chips, and much more, the purchase was originally uncovered by SEO by the Sea.

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Adobe Launches HTML5 Adobe Edge Tool

Adobe has launched a new tool for HTML5 called Adobe Edge, and the new software is designed to create animated web content using HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript.

Many companies are moving away from using Adobe’s Flash software for creating content and instead moving to HTML5, so it makes sense for Adobe to release a tool which makes use of HTML5.

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