Maingear Updates Vybe Gaming Desktops

Maingear is a small computer builder that tends to focus on enthusiast gaming machines. The company has been selling a series of more compact gaming rigs for a long time now called Vybe. Those Vybe gaming machines have now been updated with a new chassis and new hardware on the inside.

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Life Size Starship Troopers Battlesuit Is Really Impressive

No, what’s seen below isn’t a badly executed tribute to Metroid and if you’re thinking Paul Verhoeven, wrong too. Apparently Bandai (of Gundam fame) adapted Robert A Heinlein’s classic Starship Troopers into a six-part anime miniseries titled Starship Troopers OVA. It aired in the 1980s but has generally been forgotten. A few episodes are on YouTube, however. In it, the ape suits in the novel were given serious Japanese mecha treatment. Now an otaku sculptor is rebuilding the suits based on the OVA.

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Ant Farm Revolution Lights Up Your Ceiling

The whole point of the Ant Farm Revolution is there is no revolution to speak of. It’s not like the ants are going to pull off a Tahrir Square and overthrow their master (you). The Ant Farm Revolution is a strange new spin on a regular ant farm. This time around the ants are encased in a container of soft edible gel derived from seaweed. When their colony is teeming with fellow ants, a built-in LED lamp projects them onto a surface.

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Velocity Micro Cruz T408 -T410 Android Tablets Unveiled And Under $300 (video)

Velocity has unveiled a couple of new Android tablets its added to its range in the form of the T408 and T410 tablets running Android 2.3. The larger of the two the T410 is equipped with a 10 inch capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of  1024 x 600 16:9 and powered by a 1GHz Cortex A8 processor.

The smaller 8 inch T408 model is also equipped with a capacitive touch screen, and the same as the T410 is fitted with a front facing camera, Android 2.3, 802.11n wifi, and powered by the same 1GHz Cortex A8 processor.

Both tablets are supported by 512MB of RAM and 4GB of onboard storage. Watch a promo video for the new tablets after the jump.

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Google Offers Rolls Out To 5 More US Cities

Google’s announced its new Google Offers beta service has now rolled out to 5 more cities across the US including Austin, Boston, D.C., Denver and Seattle.

If you have not heard of Google Offers before its a new service that enables Google to publish deals that are localised to US geographic locations. The service currently in its beta development stage was started after Google’s attempt to purchase Groupon an existing offer and deal service failed.

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Netflix Clamps Down On Multiple Movie Streaming

If you are a Netflix user and have been enjoying the ability to stream multiple films at a time from your Netflix account without being charged extra. Netflix has now wised up and started enforcing the words in its terms of use and started restricting movie streams to only the ones purchased on your account.


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The Steampunk MP3 Player

We just got an email from steampunk designer Will Rockwell, to let us know about his latest project, the Steampunk MP3/ Video Player, and will has apparently been working on a number of designs for a steampunk themed music player over the last few years.

The Steampunk MP3 Player is based on an Archos Vision, and Will intends to build a series of MP3 players with a steampunk theme based on this design.

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AT&T Huawei Impulse 4G Announced

AT&T has announced its latest Android smartphone, the AT&T Huawei Impulse 4G which features a 3.8 inch multi-touch capacitive touchscreen display with a WVGA resolution of 800 x 480 pixels.

The Huawei Impulse 4G comes with Android 2.2 Froyo, and features a 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus and a built in flash that is capable of recording HD video in 720p.

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Dead Island Steam Download Fixed

Yesterday we reported on the apparent problems many users where experiencing after downloading the recently launched new game Dead Island. After a little digging around a number of gamers discovered that either the development version of the game had been uploaded to Steam or even an Xbox 360 copy of the game by mistake.

Today developer Techland and publisher Deep Silver have corrected the problem and the download is now the intended software the companies hoped you would play on launch.

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Big Big Cursor Adds A Cursor To Your iPad And Android Tablets (Video)

We have featured a few fun accessories for the iPad and Android tablets here at Geeky Gadgets, the latest one is called the Big Big Cursor, and it is a fun way to add a cursor to touchscreen devices.

As you can see from the photos, and video below there are two different versions available, the Big Big Arrow and the Big Big Pointer, and each one is magnetic so you could attach them to your fridge or the back of your tablet when they are not in use.

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Sonos Release Update To Support OS X Lion

If you upgraded to Apple OS X Lion and started experiencing problems with your Sonos whole house audio devices you will be pleased to know that Sonos has today released a new update bringing the much needed support for the new Apple OS X Lion operating system.

Before todays new update if you had your music stored on a Mac system running OS X Lion you wouldn’t have been unable to stream your audio through your Sonos gear. The problem apparently existed because Apple changed the protocol used to share iTunes libraries over a network.

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