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The New Ipod Nano With Video Camera Feature

December 28, 2009 By: Geek Category: Geek Gadgets

nano shoots video The New Ipod Nano With Video Camera Feature

Click here to check out the new iPod Nano

We’ve always been fans of the iPod Nano here at YourGeekness, and this latest upgrade to the device may seem frivolous at first, but it’s a great idea that hints at bigger things to come for the player. Now, the iPod nano has gone from being the poor relation of the iPod family to one of Apple’s most popular items.

The redesign of the iPod Nano and the addition of the skew feature were a superb start, and now with the advent of the video camera element, it has become even more fun and useful. Sure, the resolution isn’t perfect but it is certainly much better than you may expect from such a small device.

Plus, the short time limit of those videos may seem restrictive, but it has been made thus so you don’t fill the whole thing with long videos and leave your device without room for the music! The tiny microphone is also capable of some pretty good feats too, which again surprises us in a device so small and thin.

The fifth generation iPod Nano may be behind the iPod Touch in terms of capability and features, but it is far and away the best small mp3/entertainment device on the market right now, and with the addition of this camera, nothing else comes close.

Spider-man 4: delayed or not delayed?

December 18, 2009 By: Geek Category: Movies

51cFvZy9liL. SL160  Spider man 4: delayed or not delayed?There’s been some hoo-ha doing the rounds this past few days about a possible delay to the production of Spider-man 4. It was floated recently that the studio execs at Fox and Sam Raimi were butting heads over who should be the film’s villain. Raimi is apparently wanting to use the Vulture as the main bad guy in the new film, while Fox were said to be wanting him to use bigger, more popular villains (I’m thinking the studio was wanting to use Carnage or something). Then came word that the production had indeed stalled, but only for the Christmas holidays. D’oh! Is this a case of a break being blown out of proportion, or is there genuine tro51BJKOLMtAL. SL160  Spider man 4: delayed or not delayed?uble with Spider-Man 4? After Spider-Man 3‘s critical pounding (although, remember, its opening box office was MASSIVE), I can understand the execs wanting to use a big villain, but I can also understand Raimi wanting to do something different. Me? I’d suggest appearances by Kraven, the Black Cat and, erm, Modok! Every Marvel movie needs Modok icon wink Spider man 4: delayed or not delayed? Whatever happens, we’ll be bringing you the details.

Star Wars Science Toys For Geeks Old and Young This Christmas

December 14, 2009 By: Geek Category: Geek Gifts

41hJuhNpkOL. SL500  Star Wars Science Toys For Geeks Old and Young This ChristmasThe Force is strong with these Christmas gifts. There’s a great range of Star wars related science toys out there under the name of, surprisingly, Star Wars Science, and they’re a cool and quirky idea for older geeks and an awesome idea for kids. Helping kids to learn a few scientific facts via the medium of Star Wars is a great thing, I mean, wouldn’t science classes be much more fun if they involved droids and force trainers? Actually, they’d be even better if everyone had to wear Jedi robes and could learn how to make lighsabers, but I digress. There are some awesome toys available in this range, which would make great Christmas gift ideas for the geeks in your life no matter their age. The most popular right now would be the Star Wars Force Trainer toy, which allows the user to control the Force Trainer WITH THE POWER OF THE MIND. Sorry, that should be MIIIIIIIND. Other awesome toys in this range include the Star Wars Science Jedi Telescope and the equally geektastic Star Wars Science Optical Command Unit. These are sure to have your Star Wars fans yelling ‘Utini’ at the top of their voices this Christmas.

Spykee the spy robot for Christmas – as every home should have a robot

December 10, 2009 By: Geek Category: Geek Gifts

41undjDx4PL. SL160  Spykee the spy robot for Christmas   as every home should have a robotEvery home needs a robot. I mean, come on, it’s 2009 already, and while we don’t have flying cars and teleporters in our homes yet, we can have robots. Spykee the Spy Robot by Meccano is proving to be one of the best selling and most wanted tech toys for this Christmas, and this is a good thing. Come on, who wouldn’t want a robot spy wandering around their home? Spykee the Spy Robot is a serious piece of cool-looking kit, which you build yourself. He features WiFi, a webcam, VOIP, MP3 facilitiees and more, and he will rome around your home like the good little video surveillance robot that he is. Every home needs a robot, and Spykee the Spy Robot is just the bot for the job.

Skullcandy Headphones – Christmas gifts for your ears

December 07, 2009 By: Geek Category: Geek Gadgets, Geek Gifts

41Ib%2BCAX49L. SL500  Skullcandy Headphones   Christmas gifts for your earsSkullcandy headphones have been making their presence felt on the scene for a little while now, and have been building up a reputation as some of the best buds and full-size headphones around. Initially I was put off by the steep price tag on some models, but after bad experiences with cheap ones I thought I’d give some Skullcandy headphones a try. Wow. The hype is justified, as is the price. Remember- in gadgets, you get what you pay for, and thus shelling out a little more scratch for something that will give you awesome results is well worth doing. The second you hear what these things can do to your music for you, you’ll be sold on them. They’re great headphones no matter which model you get- the same attention to detail and performance has been lavished on every one. Sure, they’re not the absolute top of the range when it comes to listening on the go, but they’re the best around for the regular music lover who wants headphones that will perform well and 413BcwU3sEL. SL500  Skullcandy Headphones   Christmas gifts for your earslook good too. Speaking of looks, Skullcandy headphones are available in a range of colours and designs to suit pretty much every taste. There are models right from the regular buds of the INK’D range up to the huge great cans at the other end of the spectrum. There are even artist specific headphones, such as the Metallica edition! It’s the sound itself that made me fall in love with mine though. The bass is huge, along with a string mid and a crisp top end. These things are well worth buying, and are perfect Christmas gifts for your pet geek. Mmm, Skullcandy.

Star Trek Cologne – The Geeky Christmas Gift That Smells Like Kirk

December 04, 2009 By: Geek Category: Geek Gifts

c628 star trek cologne Star Trek Cologne   The Geeky Christmas Gift That Smells Like KirkPardon me, but LOL. The Smart masses over at ThinkGeek are offering one of the coolest ideas I’ve seen in a very long time- STAR TREK COLOGNE! There are Star Trek colognes available for Him and Her, namely the manly TIBERIUS and the elegant PON FARR. So then, if you want your geek to smell like William Shatner/Chris Pine (In a good way), then this is the perfect idea for a Christmas gift. As ever with ThinkGeek, the stuff is of a very high quality and is sure to go down well with the SF-centric fanboys and fangirls in your life. You can find these two Star Trek colognes, Tiberius and Pon Farr, along with tons of other awesomeness, over at ThinkGeek.

7th Son: Descent by JC Hutchins – An awesome Christmas Gift for your geek

December 03, 2009 By: Geek Category: Geek Books

51NaygMQwAL. SL500  7th Son: Descent by JC Hutchins   An awesome Christmas Gift for your geekHere’s something really special. Many of you may already be familiar with JC Hutchins either through his podcasts or the novel/gaming experience Personal Effects: Dark Art, but to those of you that aren’t, this may well be one of the most awesome things around. The background is thus: 7th Son: Descent started off as a podcast series based on a massive manuscript JC had created, which would have been enough to fill three novels. It ended up being one of the most talked about and enjoyed pieces of podcast fiction that had been released since the medium of podcasting began, and eventually a publisher took notice. 7th Son: Descent is the first part of the trilogy, which has been polished and reworked into a new form. St Martin’s Press took a gamble and decided to publish the first book, and now the hi-tech, geek-pleasing, page-turning thriller is out for a whole new audience to discover. Hell, buy two copies so you have one to give as a gift and one for yourself. It’s an excellent read, a thrilling ride, and a bold work from one of the most exciting writers currently making their mark. An essential geek gift.

The Iron Man 2 Teaser Poster Makes Us Very Happy

December 02, 2009 By: Geek Category: Movies

51hso1X0GJL. SL160  The Iron Man 2 Teaser Poster Makes Us Very HappyTis the season to be armoured! Iron Man 2 is coming, and what better to lift us all out of the doldrums of bad weather, terrible colds and trying to find the perfect Christmas presents for mad Uncle Bill than this awesome Iron Man 2 teaser poster featuring our first official look at the War Machine costume? Check this bad boy out:

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Oh yes indeed. Iron Man 2 is looking ever more likely to be just as awesome as the first film. Actually, speaking of Christmas gifts in a similar vein, what about some of these fantastic official high-end, in-stock statues from Sideshow Collectibles (click the images for more info):
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