Skype has released a new version of Skype for OS X, and the latest versions adds in support for the new OS X Lion and also brings a range of new features to Skype for the Mac.
Skype 5.3 for OS X now has support for HD video calls, using the Mac’s built in HD web camera, or any compatible HD web camera.
The latest version of Skype for Mac
offers sharper video calls than ever before. If you have an HD webcam,
your friends and colleagues will see you in High Definition. If they
have the latest version and an HD webcam, you’ll see them in HD too.
If you are the Ghostbusters movie fan you might be pleased to know
that Mattel will be launching an official Ghostbusters ghost trap, that
will be arriving in stores during October for $135.
The highly detailed Ghostbusters trap features two different modes
‘prop’ and ‘movie’, that use lighting and special sound effects to
provide ghosts catching routines. Even after the imaginary ghost is
caught the trap will continue to vibrating and light up.
Watch the video after the jump for a run through the special modes and features of the Ghostbusters trap.
The $135 price tag seems
fairly reasonable considering what you get, as Mattel seemed to have
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A new innovative concept, for DSLR cameras
called the Hoodcap Flower has been designed to provide a solution for 2
problems that DLSR camera owners experience. Where to put the lens cap
once you’ve removed it from your camera, and also the problem of
fitting your camera hood every time you need to take a photo.
The Hoodcap Flower has been designed
by Rhie Hyi Joong & Lee Sang Hwa and combines both a lens cap and
lens hood into one convenient device. By simply twisting
the Hoodcap Flower either clockwise or anticlockwise the lens cap will
either open or close. Removing the problem of storing your lens cap once
removed from your camera a
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In what appears to be the most bizarre title for a Geeky Gadgets
post, news is currently circulating about a recent find at the edge of
space. Two teams of astronomers have located a huge floating body of
water—so huge, it’s almost immeasurable—that’s being consumed by a black
hole. The awesome part is the water being sucked by the endless void is
coming out the other end as energy.
The actual size of the ‘reservoir’, if calculations are correct, is
140 trillion times greater than our planet’s oceans combined. That’s
unimaginable, so leave it’s size at ‘really, really immense’. Though
photographs of it are non-existent (the above is an illustrator’s
concept), the massive quasar named APM 08279+5255 is reportedly 20
billion times the size of ou
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We are having a bit of a stop motion day here on Geeky Gadgets with my previous article covering the Worlds largest stop-motion movie using Post-it notes, this one has been created using the 11,000 square-foot Pendine Beach in South Wales
(UK) and a Nokia N8 smartphone is also an amazing feat to pull off.
Again after the break is stop animation movie together with the making
of movie. Enjoy!
Creating the worlds largest Post-it note stop motion animation can’t
be any easy feat, especially when you have to use and reposition 350,000
of those little notes outdoors.
This amazing and the worlds largest Post-it note animation to date,
has been created as as an advertising campaign for a new Melissa shoe
store in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and took 25 animators over five months to
create. Watch the video of both the animation and how they did it after
Once the animation was complete the
public were then invited to come and write on the Post-it notes by
adding their messages of love on the notes. As the video’s theme is "the
power of love,” based on the n
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Yesterday we saw the new TouchWiz UX
user interface for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, which is the first
custom UI for an Android Honeycomb tablet, and Samsung have now released
the TouchWiz UX user interface as an over the air update.
The new TouchWiz UX upadet brings a range of new features to the
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, icnluding new widgets, and a range of preloaded
applications which include Amazon Music Cloud Player, Amazon Kindle,
and Words With Friends from Zynga, and Samsung has also added in some
enterprise solutions and services.
The update also adds in enterprise support for the Gal
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Sapphire has announced the launch of their new Sapphire HD 6950 Toxic
Edition graphics card, which Sapphire say is the fastest production
card in its class. The Sapphire HD 6950 Toxic Edition is equipped
with clock speeds of 880MHz for the core and 1300Mhz (5.2 Gb/sec
effective) for the memory.
Like the standard HD 6950, the Sapphire HD 6950 Toxic Edition boasts
true DX 11 capability and the powerful configuration of 1408 stream
processors and 88 texture processing units. Together with a Dual BIOS
feature allowing you to experiment with alternative BIOS profiles and
settings for different setups and performance tweaks.
Smart Modular Technologies has unveiled a new addition to their range
of solid state drives this week with the launch of their new Smart
Optimus SSD. The new Optimus SSD range is available in 200GB, 400GB,
800GB, and 1.6TB storage capacities and features read/write speeds of
100K/50K random IOPS and 500/500MB/s sustained transfer rates. Together
with support for wide-port SAS capability, providing up to 1GB/s
sustained read performance.
"A product that combines enhanced endurance, high capacity, and
high performance at a good value would cause a dramatic shift in how
storage is deployed, and it would help to drive the adoption of SSDs in
Qbo the cute open source robot created by the Thecorpora, which was
created around six years ago, to provide a low cost, open-source robot
enabling anyone to enter the robotics and the artificial intelligence
world. Has now been updated to recognise hand gestures to control the
playback of music.
Qbo has been programmed to use its stereoscopic vision and only pay
attention to hands that are nearby, successfully distinguish, in
real-time, among several hand gestures associated with several commands
including: play/pause, stop, volume up/down, next/previous song. Watch
the video after the jump to see it in action.