Google Pulls More Game Console Emulators From Android Market

According to reports Yong Zhang a third party Android developers account has been closed and all his Android console emulators removed from the Android Market, with apparently no warning from Google.

Google seems to be taking a dislike to game emulator apps as another developer who also created console emulators for the Android Market was also removed last month. However the reasons behind the take downs are still unknown.

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RevoDrive Hybrid Combines HDD And SSD On A Single PCIe Card

OCZ has unveiled a new innovative way to combine both a HDD and an SSD onto a single PCIe card providing a caching scheme that is so effective that a 5,400-RPM drive can be used without sacrificing much performance.

The SSD on the card can use multiple SandForce controllers arranged in a RAID 0 array to serve as a cache for the HDD and to control the split OCZ relies on Dataplex software from Nvelo.

 

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HP’s TouchPad Tablet in Action (Video)

HP’s first webOS tablet, the HP TouchPad is due to go on sale this month, and now it has turned up at this years Computex, at the Sandisk booth, in the video below we get a good idea of the TouchPad in action, along with HP’s new tablet version of webOS, webOS 3.0.

As a reminder the HP TouchPad features a 9.7 inch touchscreen display, there is also a dual core 1.2GHz processor and 512MB of RAM, plus a 1.3 megapixel camera on the front for video chat.

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Kinect Head Tracking Coming To Motorsport Games (video)

If you are a fan of motorsport games you might be interested to hear that the developers of Forza Motorsport 4 are looking to use Microsoft’s Kinect device to enhance gameplay with head tracking.

Kinect head tracking will allow the game to recognise and tilt the gamers view when a player is leaning into corners and provide quick feedback if a players need to look left or right to check a for competitors cars. Watch the Inside Xbox video after the break for an insight into the new feature thats coming with Forza Motorsport 4.

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MSi Unveils Compact Wind Box DC540 And DC100

MSi has unveiled its new MSI Wind Box DC540 and DC100 compact PC’s at Computex 2011 this week joining their new G Series gaming notebooks.

The new MSi Wind Box DC100 features an AMD E-350 dual-core accelerated processing unit (APU) 1.6 GHz and Radeon HD 6310 graphics, and is able to run from just 18 Watts of power. Providing a 70% power savings, compared with conventional desktop computers, making it possible to reduce annual carbon dioxide emissions by over 810 kilos and save 180 trees in the process.

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ECS Tablet Dock Transforms Your iOS, Android And WP7 Smartphone Into A Tablet

An new innovative concept has been unveiled at Computex 2011 this week in the form of the EDS ICE smartphone tablet dock. Which allows you to dock your smartphone with a brainless tablet/screen device to then create a working tablet, using your smartphone for processing power.

The early prototype on show at Computex is demonstrated below using an iPhone 4 but the dock is capable of transforming iOS, Android or Windows Phone 7 mobile phones into tablets. Watch the video after the jump for a run through of the devices features.

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Roku, Rovio Partnership Brings Angry Birds Game To TV

Roku and Rovio the creators of the popular Angry Birds game have joined forces to enable the game on the Roku’s streaming service.

The new service will now allow you to play Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons, and Angry Birds Rio games all from your Roku streaming box. There will also be an extra Angry Birds video channel containing short animated Angry Bird stories and the ability for users to purchase Angry Birds merchandise via the Roku Channel Store.

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Asus Eee Pad Transformer UK Android 3.1 Honeycomb Update Coming Today

We recently heard that the new Asus Eee Pad Transformer would be getting updated to Android 3.1 Honeycomb, and Asus has now announced on Twitter that the update will rolled out today as an over the air (OTA) update.

Yesterday we heard that the update would bring a range of new features and functions to the Eee Pad Transformer, which includes the ability to use both Xbox and PS3 controllers with the Transformer.

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Google Releases Developer WebRTC Voice/Chat Browser Preview

Google has today rolled out a new developer preview of its WebRTC a voice and chat browser and is currently working with Mozilla as well as the IETF and W3C to build a set of open standards with WebRTC at their core. The new Google WebRTC technology is looking to compete with Skype and Apple’s FaceTime application head on.

The open real-time voice and video chat system that uses HTML and JavaScript and has been created by Google to provide an easy way for developers to add video and voice chat to their products. Watch a video of the new WebRTC technology after the jump.

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Android Themed USB Robot microSDHC Card Reader

We have featured quite a few different USB gadgets here at Geeky Gadgets, and whilst a microSDHC card reader is nothing new, I think this is the first one that is designed to look like Google’s Android mascot.

The USB microSDHC card reader is compatible with SD, microSD cards, and it will work with Windows, mac OS X and Linux.

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Opera Releases 11.50 Beta With Password Sync And More

Opera has just rolled out its new Opera 11.50 beta version, of its browser codenamed  Swordfish, which is now equipped with password syncing and a new speed dial feature.

Opera’s new Speed Dial feature, enables you to quickly access your favorite sites when you open a new tab and now has the added benefit of extensions allowing you to customise your favourites with more than just static links.

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Facebook Close To 700 Million Users

Back in July of 2010, Facebook announced that they had reached a massive 500 million users, and almost 12 months on it looks like Facebook is close to the 700 million users mark, according to research carried out by Social Bakers.

That would mean that in just under a year Facebook has added another 200 million users to their ranks, an increase of 40 percent in 12 month is pretty impressive, if Facebook continues to grow at the same rate over the next year that would take them close to 1 billion users.

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