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Black Diamond has this week unveiled their new next generation auto locking carabiner the Black Diamond Magnetron, which no longer relies on springs but magnetic fields. The magnetron carabiner uses the magnets to make the carabiner easy to use and lock in either your left or right hand. Magnetic attraction to a steel insert in the carabiner nose keeps two independent arms securely locked in place locking the carabiner.

Watch the video after the break to see Bill Belcourt Black Diamond’s Climbing Hardgoods Category Director explain the new magnetron technology and the way it works without the need for traditional springs.

Black Diamond Magnetron

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Category: Techno News | Views: 934 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2011-08-04 | Comments (0)

So for $24.95 you get a plate whose bottom is magnetized thereby allowing the owner to stick trinkets on it. That, boys and girls, is the sum and totality of this particular semi-gadget. If it had blinky lights we’d honor it as a ‘whole’  gadget, but it’s just a metal plate.

If you’re wondering about the genius who ‘invented’ this, why, ’twas an industrial design student named Jake Frey. Bravo, Mr. Fray. You now have a commercially distributed product to your credit.

Magnetic Light Switch

Of course, it’s unclear at this point if a magnetized light switch cover will become the cornerstone of Mr. Fray’s ... Read more »

Category: Techno News | Views: 818 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2011-08-04 | Comments (0)

If you like creating and building your own gizmos and gadgets, you might be interested to know that SparkFun has launched a new range of kits called Protosnap. Designed to help the novice electronics enthusiast easily move into the world of Arduino programming, prototyping and design.

Each product in the new ProtoSnap line are equipped with various input and output boards linked together, complete with traces, to form a multi-use prototyping platform. The new boards have been designed to allow users to experiment with embedded electronics without having to soldering, wires or other typical prototyping limitations. Watch the video after the jump to see a run through of the new ProtoSnap Kits.


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Category: Techno News | Views: 721 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2011-08-04 | Comments (0)

We have featured a few strange creations using the Apple iPad here at Geeky Gadgets, the latest one is the work of Thinkmodo who have created the iPad Head Girl in an attempt to get people interested in the new Cosmo for guys magazine.

In the video below you will see a young woman walking around a New York park with four iPads attached to her head, this is definitely one of the strangest uses of the iPad we have seen.

iPad Head Girl

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Category: Techno News | Views: 685 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2011-08-02 | Comments (0)

Fancy your own real mechanical exoskeleton suit? The next generation XOS 2 Exoskeleton has been unveiled and is lighter and stronger than its previous design. Its even quicker and light enough to now play soccer in. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.

XOS 2 Exoskeleton

The suit is fitted with sensors that track the users movements providing extra support and strength when required. Using XOS the user can run, walk, cope with stairs and ramps and move heavy objects.

The XOS 2 Exoskeleton has been designed to help the military move ammunition and supplies easily in the field.

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Category: Techno News | Views: 763 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2011-08-02 | Comments (0)

Some of our readers will remember the Sarcos XOS 2 Exoskeleton suit that we featured on the site last year, the manufacturers of the suit have now said that they should be putting it into production within the next five years.

The video belows Actor Clark Gregg who starred in Iron Man 2 as Agent Coulson testing out the Sarcos XOS 2 suit and from the looks of the video the suit has improved since the last time we saw it.

Sarcos XOS 2 Exoskeleton

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Category: Techno News | Views: 830 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2011-08-02 | Comments (0)

The Samsung Galaxy S II have been a great success for Samsung it is due to hit the US next month, and now it looks like Samsung will also be releasing a white version of the S II in the UK next month.

The white Samsung Galaxy S II will be available SIM free from a number of UK retailers, and it looks like it will retail for around £492 SIM free including taxes.

Samsung Galaxy S II

Unfortunately there are no photos of it as yet, so you will have to make do with the standard one above, UK retailer Clove as well as some other retailers will start selling the white Samsung Galaxy S II from the 15th of August in the UK.

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Category: Techno News | Views: 703 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2011-08-01 | Comments (0)

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