Google+ API Not Arriving Any Time Soon

If you are a developer waiting to get your hands on the new Google+ API which has been promised by Google, unfortunately you will need to wait a few months more according to the Tech Crunch website.

The news comes from a Google+ developer (who would prefer to remain anonymous) who recently asked the question to a Google+ project manager, with the reply that the API is still “months” away from an official release to developers.

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BookTrack App Brings Soundtracks To Books (video)

An innovative new application has been developed called BookTrack that has been designed to enable soundtracks to accompany books. It seems a little strange at first, but the BookTrack application uses custom built soundtracks that have been synchronised with e-books text to dramatically boost the reader’s imagination and engagement as they read.

Watch the demo video after the jump to see how the new application works and can make your book reading more engaging.


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Sony Nex-5N Goes On Sale For $699

Sony’s latest camera in its NEX range, the Sony NEX-5N was announced last month, and it looks like it is now available in the US for $699.99 from the Sony store online.

The Sony NEX-5N features a 16.1 megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor, with an ISO range up to 25600, and it features Sony’s interchangeable E-mount lens system.

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Google Releases Android Platform Usage Statistics, With Froyo On Top

Google has this week released the latest usage statistics for its Android operating system which shows that the Android OS is still fragmented with Froyo (Android 2.2) at the top of the user stats with an impressive 51.2 percent usage share. Followed by Gingerbread (Android 2.3) with 30.7 percent share.

However when you compare the results to last months Gingerbread is making the largest gains and has jumped from 24.3 percent last month, with Froyo falling from 55.9 percent.

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Sprint Samsung Epic 4G Touch Goes Up For Pre-Order

The Samsung Galaxy S II was announced for the US recently, and it will be called different names with each of the mobile carriers, the Sprint version is called the Samsung Epic 4G Touch and it is now available to pre-order for $149.99 if you sign up to a new two year agreement.

The Samsung Epic 4G Touch features a slightly larger display than the Galaxy S II, with a 4.52 inch Super AMOLED Plus display, processing is provided by a dual core 1.2GHz processor.

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Softshelter Is An Incredible Housing Revolution

It could also trigger a new era of vagrancy, homelessness, and squatting. Our misgivings aside, the Softshelter designed by Molo is a quick solution for the usual aftermath of natural disasters and other calamities: an enclosed place to stay in. To demonstarte how useful it is, a member of the firm is going to live within a Softshelter for a number of weeks. Good luck to him.

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Ultrabook Manufacturers Cautiously Limiting Initial Launch To Less Than 50,000 Units

With a number of manufactures looking to launch Ultrabooks over the coming months, the DigiTimes website is reporting that a number of insiders are suggesting manufactures will be taking a cautious approach when initially rolling out their new Ultrabooks. Which have been deigned to compete with the ultra slim form factor of Apples Mac Air.

According to close sources to the manufacturers its thought that manufactures will start initial shipments in quantities of 50,000 units or less to gauge the market.


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Anonymous Genius Builds Own Pip-Boy 3000 (Video)

It’s a mighty fine piece of work. Last time a Pip-Boy 3000 was featured here at Geeky Gadgets, it was basically a modded iPod Touch. This is different though. A semi-instructional vid is available on Youtube (watch it after the jump) and the mad skills it took to build a knock off like this is commendable. User MyMagicPudding, we salute you! If only there was a wasteland where you could actually take the real life Pip Boy 3000.

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HTC Holiday Poses For The Camera, Again

This isn’t the first time we have seen photos of the new HTC Holiday, back in August we saw some initial photos of the Holiday, and then some more later in the month, but these are probably the clearest photos we have seen so far.

The guys over at the BGR have obtained a new bunch of photos of the HTC Holiday, and we get a good look at the device as well as some more information on its specifications.

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The Worlds Largest Angry Birds Game

Angry Birds is one of the most popular mobile games of all time, and it would appear that the game is also very popular in China, as one amusement park has created a giant version of the Angry Birds game that visitors can play.

As you will see from the photos below, giant catapults are used to launch the Angry Birds at the green pigs, it doesn’t look like this game is authorized by the guys from Rovio Mobile.

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Pocketbook A10 Android Tablet Arriving In November For $299 (video)

This week at the IFA PocketBook announced the launch of its new Pocketbook A10 Android tablet equipped with a capacitive multitouch TFT LCD 10.1 inch screen sporting a resolution of 1024 x 768.

The Pocketbook A10 is powered by a Texas Instruments 1GHz TI OMAP 3621 single-core processor, supported by 512MB RAM and 4GB of internal memory for your applications and files. However the memory can be increased with the use of SD cards to a maximum of 64GB. Watch the video after the jump to see a demo of the Pocketbook A10 at the IFA.

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