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Avis, the car rental company has made another acquisition, this time it is the car sharing network Zipcar, in a deal which is reported to be worth $500 million, and the purchase, according to Avis is at a 50 percent premium over the closing price of Zipcar in December.

Zipcar was founded back in 2000, and has around 767,000 members and 11,000 vehicles throughout the US and Canada, the UK, Spain and Austria, obviously Avis will be looking to expand the service to more countries.

"By combining with Zipcar, we will significantly increase our growth potential, both in the United States and internationally, and will position our Company to better serve a greater variety of consumer and commercial transportation needs.

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Category: Techno News | Views: 636 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2013-01-03 | Comments (0)

If you are looking for an Android media player that is a little different to the traditional black rectangular shaped set-top boxes, the new Tronsmart Prometheus Android Media Player might be worth a little more investigation.

The Tronsmart Prometheus Android Media Player has been designed to run Google’s latest Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system and is powered by a AMLogic AML8726-M6 dual core Cortex A9 processor, supported by 1GB of RAM and includes 4GB of internal Flash storage.

The Tronsmart Prometheus Android Media Player is now available to purchase for around $99, and is equipped with an Ethernet connection together with HDMI connection and wireless connectivity provided by 802.11b/g/n support, ... Read more »

Category: Techno News | Views: 1060 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2013-01-03 | Comments (0)

We have not featured many hovercraft here on Geeky Gadgets, but the new design created by the engineers at Mercier-Jones looks more like something that Batman would driver, rather than a traditional hovercraft.

The new Mercier-Jones Hovercraft has taken design cues from a number of supercars and Mercier-Jones have equipped the new vehicle with a new directional control system which has been designed to make driving a hovercraft as easy to drive as a car.



"Mercier-Jones has brought modern design to the hovercraft in order to bring the most advanced recreational vehicle to everyone. This is the future of hovercraft. Explo ... Read more »

Category: Techno News | Views: 796 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2013-01-03 | Comments (0)

Tomb Raider fans looking forward to the latest reboot of the franchise of the action-adventure platform video game currently being developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by Square Enix. Will be pleased to learn that a Tomb Raider multiplayer mode within the game has been confirmed by Eidos Montreal this week via a post on the official Edios forums by Eidos community manager Meagan Marie. Tomb-Raider   Meagan Marie explained on the Eidos forum : “Very exciting news to ... Read more »
Category: Gaming News | Views: 614 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2013-01-03 | Comments (0)

Ahead of CES next week Samsung has announced two new monitors which have been designed to provide users with touchscreen technology optimised for Microsoft’s new Windows 8 operating system.

The two new additions include the Series 7 Touch (SC770) and the Series 7 (SC750). The Series 7 Touch (SC770) is 24 inch in size, and the first Samsung has created specifically for Windows 8 touch gestures, supporting up to 10 points of simultaneous multi-touch.

The touchscreen monitor provide users with a resolution of 1,920 x 1080 together with 178 degree viewing angles, and an adjustable stand for perfect positioning up to 60 degrees.

The Series 7 (SC750) does not support touch but has the same resolution and prov ... Read more »

Category: Techno News | Views: 637 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2013-01-03 | Comments (0)