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  • Is 3D technology set to revolutionise the way we view our gadgets?

    by Administrator
    In recent times, cinema has seen the resurgence of a something that many commentators had said reached its heyday (and mostly died out) in the fifties: 3D. The modern 3D revival is stated by many to have begun in 2003, with the release of James Cameron’s Ghosts Of The Abyss, so it seems fitting that […]
  • Bioware backlash shows what serious business DLC has become

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    Downloadable content is something of a hot topic in the gaming world of late, and events of the last couple of days have highlighted the fact that downloadable content, or DLC, is a very important part of the modern gaming world, both for publishers and gamers. The story has centred around a new piece of […]
  • Apple iPad goes on sale - high sales, but hardware problems reported?

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    Over the past few weeks, there has been one device which must surely have become one of the most discussed and talked about gadgets in recent memory. That device is the Apple iPad, and commentary on it has ranged from praise to harsh criticism, with a lot of famous commentators (notably Stephen Fry) calling it […]
  • HTC Desire - people call it the iPhone Killer, but are they right?

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    There have been many mobile phone operating systems over the years, and many platforms have been used to power smartphones. One of the most powerful, and one which is currently taking the mobile world by storm, is Android. The Android OS, from Google, has created a vibrant ecosystem for itself, and proved to be a […]
  • Is Apple intent on dominating the world of handheld gaming?

    by Administrator
    The world of handheld gaming is a very lucrative business indeed. With gadgets such as the Sony PSP attracting more ‘hardcore’ gamers, and the Nintendo DS attracting scores of both serious and casual gamers, it is very clear that there is a large market for handheld video games. In recent years, this is an industry […]
  • New Android version, Froyo, aims to end platform fragmentation

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    One of the big obstacles to the success of any software platform is a phenomenon known as fragmentation. There can be many reasons for this phenomenon to occur, such as having multiple versions of one software product on the market, which can lead to the consumer being confused by the choice, and thus, on to […]
  • The iPhone is still the most used phone for internet access

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    Since the first unveiling of the 3G data standard, the level of mobile internet usage has gone up consistently, and there is one mobile phone in particular which has invigorated the mobile internet more than any other device: the iPhone. After the release of the first iPhone (which did not even feature 3G), mobile internet […]
  • Top iPhone apps that you cannot live without

    by PYB James
    Apple unveiled details of its operating system (OS) 4 software upgrade for iPhone in California on April 8. According to the Guardian, the upgrade will enable iPhone users to run multiple programmes on the handset much more easily, while its user interface will also be significantly improved. It may feature a higher resolution display at […]
  • Protecting yourself from redundancy and unemployment

    by PYB James
    As reported by BBC news, even MI5 is subjecting its staff to a programme of compulsory and voluntary redundancies because they lack computer skills. Similar to many organisations in the public sector, MI5 is now faced with funding cuts and the need to control costs. Director of MI5, Jonathan Evans, said: “I think some of […]
  • iPhone apps to streamline busy lifestyles and make them more healthy and wholesome

    by PYB James
    Despite the sensation created by the iPad lately, the iPhone still enjoys overwhelming popularity and growth and users continue to benefit from the ever-growing library of appealing iPhone apps. For those with busy lifestyles it can take a great deal of time effort to keep up with both work life and personal life. Keeping their […]
  • The Sony PSP brand celebrates its fifth birthday

    by Administrator
    The past week has marked a significant time for one of the most recent entries into the handheld gaming market, as it has marked the fifth anniversary of the American launch of the Sony PSP (although, of course, it should be noted that the European launch didn’t follow until September of the same year). While […]
  • Multitasking - is it really a vital feature for mobile phones?

    by Administrator
    Windows Phone 7 Series, the brand new mobile operating system from Microsoft, has been generating a considerable amount of interest since it was first unveiled at the 2010 Mobile World Congress, and one of the key questions many users have been asking is whether the new OS would support multitasking. At the recent MIX developer […]
  • Nintendo DS - is this Nintendo's most important games console?

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    Gamers of a certain age will undoubtedly remember the original Nintendo Gameboy. This handheld console was one of Nintendo’s most successful gaming systems, thanks to a combination of low price and high desirability. As a cheaper alternative to home consoles (which had the added benefit of letting gamers play their games on the move), it […]
  • Windows Phone 7 Series - lack of key features prompts an online backlash

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    When Microsoft unveiled their newest mobile operating system at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, it came as a shock to everyone who saw it, because it was so unlike anything Microsoft had done before. Despite knowing that Microsoft wanted to break away from their old Windows Mobile heritage, few people were prepared for how […]
  • Carbon nanotubes and self-assembling chips - the future of gadget technology?

    by Administrator
    One of the constant themes of technology has always been innovation; even when a particular technology was working well, researchers would be working on some new innovation to replace it. This stretches back for as long as humanity has been using tools, with notable recent examples being the development of the car (from early, steam-powered […]
  • There's an app for that

    by Administrator
    The iPhone is, by any measure, a success for Apple. It has gone from being a newcomer in the industry, to being one of the most well-regarded mobile phones in the public consciousness, garnering a large army of fans along the way. While many view it as an inferior mobile phone to others on the […]
  • Xbox Live - the key to success with Windows Phone 7 Series?

    by Administrator
    The recent launch of Windows Phone 7 Series surprised a lot of people. It is not unreasonable to say that most commentators expected Microsoft’s new mobile phone OS to be broadly similar to previous versions of Windows Mobile, but with changes made to make it more intuitive to use without a stylus. In essence, people […]
  • Microsoft Courier - a potential rival to the Apple iPad?

    by Administrator
    (Please note, this article is based on leaked information, and speculative rumours. As such, final details of the Microsoft Courier can and possibly will change.) Afteit seemed the world was firmly divided into two camps. There were many people who claimed that the iPad was the ultimate portable internet device, and that by encompassing things […]
  • iPhone and rich multimedia experience

    by Corinne Webb
    For the savvy multimedia user, the iPhone is the most user-friendly and indispensable platform for work, online experiences and mobile entertainment. The below is a list of the latest and upcoming features aimed to offer a more seamless and powerful multimedia and game experience for iPhone users: 1. Metamenus : as a remote iPhone app developed […]
  • Will fragmentation of Android harm the software platform?

    by Administrator
    It’s no secret that Google have big plans for the mobile industry, as they have gone on record as saying that see the mobile phone as more important than the desktop PC, and as such, that is where their focus lies. However, they face a potential problem with their mobile operating system, as Engadget columnist […]

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