XBMC Media Centre Renamed Kodi With Release Of Version 14

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Over the years we have featured the popular XBMC media centre software, (which was originally named the Xbox Media Center back in 2002 when it first launched), plenty of times here on Geeky Gadgets.

With the release of the latest version in the form of version 14, the creators of the awesome XBMC media centre have decided its time for a name change and have dropped the XBMC name and opted for Kodi.

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PlanetSide 2 Directives Progression System Launchces Tomorrow

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A large update is being released by SOE this week for its Planetside 2 MMO game that will bring with it a wealth of new features, tweaks and enhancements to the game as well as new PlanetSide 2 Directives.

The latest update to the Planetside 2 game will also bring with it a brand-new prestige /achievement-style system for player to enjoy in the form of Directives. That will allow you to “Showcase Your Honors: Build up your Directive Score and show off your prowess with others!” says Sony.

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CyanogenMod 11 M9 Supports Xperia Z2 And HTC One M8

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If you already own a new Sony Xperia Z2 smartphone or tablet or HTC One M8 smartphone, you might be interested to know that the latest stable version of CyanogenMod 11 M9 is now available to download.

The latest stable version of CyanogenMod 11 M9 brings with it official support for Sony’s Xperia Z2, Xperia Z2 Tablet and the HTC One M8 and is now available to download.

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HexPi Raspberry Pi Powered Hexapod Robot (video)

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Anyone who enjoys building devices using the awesome Raspberry Pi mini PC might be interested in a new HexPi or Hexapod Pi Robot project which is powered by the tiny single board computer.

The Raspberry Pi Hexapod robot uses an off-the-shelf aluminium hexapod chassis together with TowerPro MG995 servos and uses a Raspberry Pi Model B for inverse kinematics, visual recognition.

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Mimoto SmartPen With Interchangeable Nibs Is Both A Digital Pen And Stylus (video)

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If you are looking for a way to transfer your physical written notes and sketches into digital documents the new Mimoto SmartPen might be worth more investigation.

The Mimoto SmartPen has been designed by Mimoto Tech based in Philadelphia in the US, whip say their device is the first smartpen that has been designed to record your handwriting in real time but also provide you with the ability to use it as a touchscreen stylus.

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Leaked iPad Air 2 Case Photos Reveal Redesigned Layout

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Supposedly leaked images of Apple’s next-generation iPad Air 2 iOS tablet have been published on the Weibo this weekend, which if legitimate, provide an insight into the redesign of the new Apple tablet’s layout and controls.

The new iPad Air 2 case design looks very similar to that of the existing generation of iPad Air tablets however the leaked photographs reveal that Apple may have redesigned the location of the tablets speaker as well as recessing the volume controls.

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New Apple iPhone 5s Advert Reveals Inspiring Ways To Use Your Smartphone (video)

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Apple has this week released a new one minute advert for its iPhone 5S smartphone revealing a variety of inspiring ways that the smartphone can be used to enhance your daily life, accompanied by the music from Jennifer O’Connor’s “When I Grow Up”.

To re-cap the Apple iPhone 5S is equipped with Apple’s new A7 processor and 64-bit architecture, fingerprint identity sensor and runs the iOS operating system which has been specifically tailored to run 64-bit apps and hardware.

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Range Of New Griffin 3D Printers Unveiled (video)

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Griffin 3D has this week taken the wraps off its new range of Griffin Pro Series 3D printers in the form of the Griffin Pro XL 3D Printer together with two smaller Delta desktop printers named the Griffin Mini and Griffin Pro

All three Griffin 3D Delta 3D Printers have been specifically designed to be easy to use at an affordable price, as well as have the ability to be scaled up if required. The main difference between the three 3D printers is their build volumes.

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Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare multiplayer premiere is August 11

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Fans got a special treat at E3. That’s where we saw the first gameplay trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. This latest installment in the franchise takes players decades into the future to fight with sophisticated weaponry. The gameplay trailer was cool, but it only showed off the single player mode.

What we really want to know is what the multiplayer is like. That’s why we all play. And it looks like we’ll find out soon enough.
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Rikomagic MK902 II Android Box Ships Later This Month For $130

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Earlier this year back in May Rikomagic unveil their new Android box in the form of the Rikomagic MK902 II which builds on the technology from their previous device the MK902 mini PC.

The Rikomagic MK902 II is expected to now start shipping later this month, is priced around $130, and will be powered with Rockchip’s new quad-core ARM Cortex-A17 processor together with ARM Mali-T764 graphics, supported by 2GB of RAM

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Flappy Bird is back, but only available on the Amazon Appstore

flappy bird is backDeveloper Dong Nguyen has kept his promise and Flappy Bird is back. Just in case you were on a desert island, Nguyen created a simple, but highly addictive game, where you control Flappy Bird and try to maneuver the through a series of pipes from Mario Brothers. The game was so popular, that it was soon generating $50,000 a day in ad revenue.

Oddly, that’s when Nguyen pulled the game from all of the app stores, claiming that the game was getting too addictive. Basically, the developer was not ready for the success of the game and it seemed like he freaked out. He promised that it would return, along with a message to users warning them that the game could be addictive.
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