Geek Directory News Keeping you up to date with the most important gadget news, reviews and offers. Geek Directory News 48 49 Targeting the news that matters for the gadgets you use. 3D Nintendo on it's way Nintendo has announced it will be launching a new 3D capable console which is expected to be called the 3DS. It will be released on March 31 next year and will have a 3D gaming experience without special glasses. The console will not be a upgrade of the existing DS Lite or the DSi but will be an all new console. However it will sti... 23 Mar 2010 10:15:00 GMT US "Underground" Operations in Iran, Cuba and Sudan Despite the current sanctions on business dealing with Iran, Cuba and Sudan, the Government has agreed that technology companies may export Internet services to these countries. The feeling behind the move is to allow the people of the countries access to the Internet to promote free speech and expression, according to an unnamed o... 16 Mar 2010 10:15:00 GMT Anyone got a good idea for criminal control gadgets? A recent report in the Boston Globe has shown that despite criminals wearing electronic monitoring devices, they are still managing to commit crimes. One criminal who had been convicted of rape and was out on parole, had cut off his tag with a pair of scissors before allegedly going on to rape another woman. This case and ot... 09 Mar 2010 10:15:00 GMT Greener Gadgets Conference Falling on Deaf Ears? A recent survey carried out by Pew Internet and the American Life Project has found that of the 524 Internet users and 371 experts questioned, more than 75% believe that the the web will make people more intelligent. 21% believed that it will have the opposite effect and could even lower IQ. The study was prompted by a recent artic... 02 Mar 2010 10:15:00 GMT Save the world by sitting on your ass A new chair designed by Ryan Klinger and known as the Empower chair will harness the body's movements to power up gadgets. The Empower will convert the users energy into electricity through a generator in the hinges, this is stored in lithium batteries, which can then be used for small gadgets. The chair, which has a rocking motion... 23 Feb 2010 10:15:00 GMT It seems technology really does save lives! An Ohio woman survived a gunshot wound thanks to her Blackberry which was in her pocket. She was in a restaurant when another diner put on his coat and accidentally fired his gun which was in the coat pocket. The bullet ripped a hole in the womans jeans, but did not go through her smartphone. This follows on from the recent story o... 16 Feb 2010 10:15:00 GMT The most Technologically Advanced Superbowl Yet as experts warn of technology injuries Experts in the field of muscle and joint injuries have begun to question the wisdom of using handheld gadgets, as injuries related to those gadgets soar. The San Francisco Chronicle has spoken to experts in the field who are concerned each time a new type of gadget is released and what that might mean for their patients. They ha... 09 Feb 2010 10:15:00 GMT The iPad, the 80 Port USB Charger and Google Health Bathroom Scales ... a pointless gadget week it seems The new Apple iPad was unveiled this week by CEO Steve Jobs, something which he described as "the most important thing I have done". The hype surrounding the release has been intense and it is boasted as having capabilities beyond what were expected ... so why is everyone disappointed? Jobs said that the device was aimed at bein... 02 Feb 2010 10:15:00 GMT Gadgets: Kids spend too much time with them and women carry too many A report from The Kaiser Family Foundation has revealed that children aged 8 to 18 spend more than 7 hours a day playing with or using gadgets. This is broken down as 2.5 hours of music each day, 5 hours of TV and movies, three hours on the Internet and just 38 minutes reading. Add to this the 1.5 hours messaging and 30 minutes ... 26 Jan 2010 10:15:00 GMT Top Gadgets of the Consumer Electronics Show and the Last Decade didn't include X-Ray Vision?! A Santa Fe man is suing his neighbor for $500,000 after he claimed that the waves from her iPhone, Wi Fi, cell phone, laptops and other gadgets were playing havoc with his electromagnetic allergies. Arthur Firstenburg claims that the radiation emitted by these devices give him nausea, vertigo, headaches and insomnia along with a... 19 Jan 2010 10:15:00 GMT Consumer Electronics Show Round-up ... Who Can forget the sex robot .. With the Consumer Electronics Show happening last week, the inevitable round-up of the best gadgets on display has been hitting websites and newspapers. Several items have stood out as being the most popular with technology journalists. One of these is the Samsung LED 9000 series TV. This 3D TV is encased in brushed m... 12 Jan 2010 10:15:00 GMT New Apple Tablet, the Zomm and the Auto-Finder The Annual Consumer Electronics Show is due to be held this week in Las Vegas and the top trends for the coming year are expected to include such items as 3D TV, E-Readers, netbooks, Internet connected cars and green technology. The show is likely to highlight many of the new technologies available from the major manufacturers i... 05 Jan 2010 10:15:00 GMT