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Electronic Arts has today announced and released a demo of its new Need for Speed: Most Wanted driving game on to the Sony PlayStation Network and Microsoft’s Xbox 360 Xbox Live games network, for you to enjoy.

The newly released Most Wanted demo puts gamers behind the wheel of one of the titles most recognisable, cars, the Aston Martin V12 Vantage. But players also have access to three additional cars placed in different areas of Fairhaven.

Including the awesome Porsche 911 Carrera S, the Audi R8 GT Spyder and the Ford Focus RS500. Electronic Arts explains:

"Since launching on October 30, the game has received numerous press accolades including a perfect 5/5 score from UK’s The Guardian, and 9/10 scores from IGN, Gam ... Read more »

Category: Gaming News | Views: 249 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2012-11-15 | Comments (0)



If you are enjoying playing the latest chapter in the Halo series, Halo 4. Which was developed by 343 Industries and has already announced that in just its first day of release clocked up a massive $220 million in sales.

You might be pleased to learn that YouTube users DefendTheHouse have created a new Halo 4 mythbuster video together with puts some of our most asked halo 4  questions to the test. Watch the video after the jump to see the results in action.

The video below answers important questions in the Halo 4 game, such as "can you actually stack a mech on a tank?”.

Category: Gaming News | Views: 190 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2012-11-15 | Comments (0)

Mint Digital the creators of the Foldable.Me characters you can create and which we featured here in October. Have today launched a new Kickstarter campaign for their latest creation a tiny Instagram project, called Projecteo.


The tiny Projecteo projector allows you to view Instagram photos, using a 35mm slide film you create online, which each one holding nine images. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the Projecteo project and see it in action.

"We’ve developed a process to get your Instagrams onto a single frame of 35mm Kodak film stock, which is cut into a circle and fits snugly inside a wheel. To change wheels, just gently pull it out and place the next one in the slot. You will be able to collect as many wheels as you like.”

... Read more »

Category: Techno News | Views: 911 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2012-11-14 | Comments (0)

If you enjoy using the Avenger controller to help get the edge whilst playing on your PS3 or Xbox 360, you might be interested in a new version which has been deigned, and looking for funding over on the Kickstarter website.


Designed by David Kotkin the Def-Con F4 Avenger controller builds on the previous controllers design adding more features and performance tweaks to help provide you with even more of an edge whilst gaming. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the Def-Con F4 Avenger Controller project and see it in action.

"Kickstarter backers will have exclusive access to features that will not be available to the public for months. Def-Con 4 will be made available only to Kickstarter beta testers. When the Def-Con-4 of ... Read more »

Category: Techno News | Views: 447 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2012-11-14 | Comments (0)

Elliptic Labs has developed a new touchless gesture control system for Microsoft’s latest Windows 8 operating system, which has been designed to enable users to take advantage of natural gesturing to navigate Windows 8.


The new system unveiled by Elliptic Labs uses ultrasonic touchless technology, and uses up to 95% less power than existing camera image-based gestural systems which are currently on the market, says Elliptic Labs. Watch the video after the jump to see the new touchless gesture control system in action.

Elliptic Labs has also developed an "Elliptic Ultrasound Starter Kit for Laptops”, to provide developers with an out-of-the-box solution for them to start integrating the new touchless gesture-based system within their hard ... Read more »

Category: Microsoft News | Views: 200 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2012-11-14 | Comments (0)

We have seen lots of leaked photos of the new HTC Droid DNA over the last few weeks, and now HTC and Verizon have made the device official and we have full details on this new HTC Android smartphone for Verizon Wireless.

The HTC Droid DNA features a 5 inch Full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080p and 440ppi, processing is provided by a quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, clocked at 1.5GHz.


Other specifications on the Droid DNA include 2GB of RAM and 16GB of built in storage, and the device comes with Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean and HTC Sense 4+, there is also Bluetooth and NFC.

The HTC Droid DNA features dual cameras, up front we have a 2.1 megapixel ultra wide angle camera for video chat, on the back we have an 8 megapixel camera with a f2.0 lens.< ... Read more »

Category: Future Mobile | Views: 189 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2012-11-14 | Comments (0)

Now that Google has launched Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, many owners of devices will be wondering if their device will be getting the Android 4.2 update, and it would appear that there are two devices that unfortunately will not get the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update.


Google recently posted the source code of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean to AOSP, and also revealed some information about the Motorola Xoom tablet and the Nexus S smartphone with regards to Android 4.2, which you can see below.

-There is no support for 4.2 on Nexus S and Xoom. Those devices should continue using 4.1.2

So it looks like both the Motorola Xoom and The Google Nexus S will remain on Android 4.1.2 and will not be getting updated to Android 4.2 in the future.

Source ... Read more »

Category: Future Mobile | Views: 198 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2012-11-14 | Comments (0)

On Monday we heard that Motorola had finished the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the Droid RAZR M smartphone on Verizon Wieless, and that the update was being tested on certain devices.

Now it would appear that Verizon has started rolling out the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update to the Droid RAZR M, as a number of owners of the device have reported receiving the update.


If you have received the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update on your Droid RAZR M, leave a comment below and let us know, if you haven’t received it you can check to see if it is available through the settings menu on your device.

Source Android Community

Category: Future Mobile | Views: 223 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2012-11-14 | Comments (0)

Google’s latest Android devices, which come with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean were released yesterday, the list includes the new Google Nexus 4 smartphone, the Google Nexus 10 tablet and the updated Google Nexus 7 tablet.

Now Google has announced the release of the Android 4.2 SDK, which is now available to download for developers, with API level17, you can see some of the highlights below.


Performance
We’ve worked with our partners to run Renderscript computation directly in the GPU on the Nexus 10, a first for any mobile computation platform.

New ways to engage users
Users can now place interactive lock screen widgets directly on their device lock screens, for instant access to favorite apps and content. With just a small update, you can ... Read more »

Category: Google techno | Views: 243 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2012-11-14 | Comments (0)

A new work in progress video has been released by Wing Commander creator Chris Roberts for his latest project "Star Citizen”, which is currently in development and was successfully crowd funded.

Crowd funding secured Roberts with $3.38 million with nearly 50,000 backers helping to make the new space game a go. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the Star Citizen project and see it in action.


"This video isn’t as polished as I would normally put out so please be nice as we’re 24 months away from anything that would be called final, and even 12 months away from just a multiplayer alpha dogfighting build,”- "The laser effects, explosions are all placeholders and there will be significant work done here, as well as some very cool ... Read more »

Category: Gaming News | Views: 189 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2012-11-14 | Comments (0)

Blizzard has today revealed that the new expansion StarCraft 2 Heart of the Swarm will be launching next year on March 12th, 2013, and will span approximately 20 missions.

The new StarCraft II Heart of the Swarm expansion for the PC only exclusive real-time strategy game, will be available to purchase for around £45 for the digital copy, which will include Heart of the Swarm and Wings of Liberty.


Details of the contents for the Digital Deluxe edition, have also been published on the Battle.net website, revealing that the digital copy of the expansion will come with in-game bonus items for use in StarCraft 2, World of Warcraft and Diablo 3.

- Three StarCraft II Swarm-themed Battle.net portr ... Read more »

Category: Gaming News | Views: 178 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2012-11-14 | Comments (0)

Cloud storage specialist SugarSync has today rolled out a new version of their software to SugarSync 2.0, which has been released today in its beta development stage.

The new SugarSync 2.0 software has been developed to create a new redesigned user interface for account holders, which will make the cloud storage service even easier to use across all your computers and mobile devices. Watch the promotional video after the jump to learn more.


New features included in SugarSync 2.0 include a new search facility that enables users to search all their folders across all registered devices in one easy process, together with a new innovative drag-and-drop sharing process enabling you to easily share files with contacts or social media websites. Laura ... Read more »

Category: Techno News | Views: 273 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2012-11-14 | Comments (0)

Vuzix has today taken the wraps off its new Google Glasses style wearable Android computer, in the form of the new Vuzix Smart Glasses M100, which is equipped with 3-axis head tracker, gyroscope, GPS, and a digital compass.

The new Vuzix Smart Glasses M100 are expected to officially launch in early 2013, and will be supplied running a custom version of Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) operating system.


The Vuzix M100 is equipped with a WQVGA resolution display with a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio,that provides the users with the impression of a 4 inch smartphone screen in front of their right eye, viewed from a distance of 14 inches, and is powered by a 1GHz OMAP4430 processor supported by 1GB of RAM with WiFi b/g/n an ... Read more »

Category: Techno News | Views: 186 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2012-11-14 | Comments (0)

This month Cray’s Titan supercomputer has claimed the title for the world’s fastest, beating the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Sequoia supercomputer, which previously held the first place position.

The latest Cray supercomputer named Titan is powered by a combination of CPUs and GPUs, which feature 18,688 nodes, each of which contains an AMD 16-core Opteron and a NVIDIA Tesla K20X GPU accelerator, equating to a massive 560,640 processors in total.


The 560,640 processors are capable of generating 17.59 quadrillion operations per second, beating the Sequoia supercomputer, which was only able to manage a measly 16.32 quadrillion operations a second.

"It’s not practical or affordabl ... Read more »

Category: Techno News | Views: 171 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2012-11-14 | Comments (0)

Luke Ritson has created his own take on the Halo 4 launch trailer and created an exceptional promotional piece for the new Halo 4 game, and especially the singleplayer campaign within 343 Industries new release.




As you might already know Halo 4 made $220 million in global sales in its first 24 hours after launch, which was accompanied by the official 343 Industries launch  trailer. Watch the alternative Halo 4 launch trailer after the jump.

Ritson used captured the footage on Blackmagic Intensity Pro and edited the trailer in Adobe Premier CS6, adding titles with Adobe After Effects CS6. Music throughout the trailer was provided by Epilogue – Halo 2 and Revival – Halo 4. ... Read more »

Category: Gaming News | Views: 199 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2012-11-14 | Comments (0)

We have featured a number of great keyboards here on Geeky gadgets over the years but student Florian Krautli has created an awesome prototype of a Vibrative Virtual Keyboard for Apple’s iPhone smartphone.


The Vibrative Virtual Keyboard uses the iPhone’s accelerometer sensor to "measure the amplitude of tiny vibrations that emerge when a person is ‘typing’ on a hard surface.”  Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the Vibrative Virtual Keyboard project and see it in action.

"The system, dubbed Vibrative, uses the three-dimensional accelerometer in Apple’s smartphone to measure the characteristics of each tap on the table, such as the strength and frequency of the vibrations it causes, and compares them ... Read more »

Category: Future Mobile | Views: 217 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2012-11-14 | Comments (0)

Following on from the leaked details of Acer’s new AC710 Chromebook yesterday, today Google and Acer has announced the launch of the new Acer C7 Chromebook, running Google’s Chrome operating system.

The new Acer C7 Chromebook has been designed to offer users a hassle-free computing experience, together with built-in security. As detailed yesterday the new Acer Chromebook is equipped with 11.6 inch display combined with a battery that is capable of providing over 3.5 hours of use.


Acer’s new C7 Chromebook is powered by an 1.1 GHz Intel Celeron 847 Sandy Bridge processor supported by 2GB of RAM, and includes a 320GB hard drive and 100GB of free storage on Google Drive. Google explains:

"As you’d exp ... Read more »

Category: Google techno | Views: 283 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2012-11-14 | Comments (0)

The HTC One X+ has been available in the UK for a short while, and now the device is headed to the US and will be available with AT&T from the 16th of November, the device is now available to pre-order.

AT&T are offering the HTC One X+ for $199.99 when you sign up to a new two year contract with the carrier, the device will also retail for $549.99 without a contract.


The HTC One X+ comes with a 4.7 inch HD multi-touch display, processing is provided bu a quad core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, and it features Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Other specifications on the HTC One X+ include an 8 megapixel camera on the back plus a 1.6 megapixel camera on the front, there is also 1GB of RAM and a choice of either 32GB of 64GB of storage, you can find out more information about ... Read more »

Category: Future Mobile | Views: 182 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2012-11-14 | Comments (0)

US mobile carrier AT&T will start offering Samsung’s new Android powered camera on the 16th of November, the Samsung Galaxy Camera, and the device will retail for $499.


The Samsung Galaxy Camera is powered a a quad core 1.4GHZ processor and comes with a 16 megapixel sensor and a 4.8 inch touchscreen display, plus a pop up Xenon Flash and 21x optical zoom.

Other specifications on the Samsung Galaxy Camera include 8GB of built in storage, a microSD card slot and 50GB of Dropbox storage for two years, it also comes with a WiFi and 3G data connection, plus a HDMI port and a microUSB port.

Source Android Community

Category: Techno News | Views: 175 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2012-11-14 | Comments (0)

Whenever Apple releases a new gadget, someone always thinks their designs would look better covered in gold and diamonds, and now we have our first gold covered iPad Mini.




The guys from Gold & Co have decided to cover the new iPad Mini in 24kt gold, the device is gold plated with either 24kt gold or rose gold have a look at the photos below.

There are no details as yet on how much these gold covered iPad Minis retail for, you can find out more details about them over at Gold& Co at the link below.


Source Gold & Co

Category: Apple News | Views: 166 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2012-11-14 | Comments (0)

Microsoft has confirmed this week that the new DirectX 11.1 is exclusive to Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system, with Microsoft’s Daniel Moth writing a reply on the Microsoft Answers forum.

Microsoft’s DirectX 11.1 brings with it a wealth of new features and enhancements  including parts of the XNA framework, enhanced cooperation between Direct3D, Direct2D and DirectCompute GPU acceleration models, an a new software rasteriser dubbed WARP.


Answering a developer’s question about the WARP Microsoft’s Daniel Moth explained:

"DirectX 11.1 is part of Windows 8, just like DirectX 11 was part of Windows 7. DirectX 11 was made available for Vista, but at this point there is no plan for DirectX 11.1 to be made availabl ... Read more »

Category: Microsoft News | Views: 188 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2012-11-14 | Comments (0)

After recently launching earlier this month Assassins Creed  3 clocked up sales of more than 3.5 million copies in its first week, showing that the series of games is still welcome and in demand by gamers worldwide.

Following on from this news Ubisoft chief sales and marketing officer Geoffroy Sardin revealed to GamesIndustry International, that a new Assassin’s Creed Movie will be released in "the next coming year”.


Its still a little unclear as to what Sardin exactly meant by ”the next coming year”, could it be 2013 or 2014? What are your thoughts? With work on the screenplay rumoured to only have started last month, its more likely to be released in 2014 but we can always hope.

But the n ... Read more »

Category: Gaming News | Views: 152 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2012-11-14 | Comments (0)