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  • Hewlett Packard Announces Child-Friendly Laptop

    by PYB James
    Laptops are ubiquitous gadgets and they are now becoming an essential item for lots of students. In fact, manufacturers are looking to capitalise on this, and the latest firm to do so is Hewlett Packard, which has unveiled a child friendly laptop in the shape of the Mini 100e. They are aiming the laptop at […]
  • Leaked Apple document shows antenna troubleshooting guidelines

    by PYB James
    Apple’s fourth generation iPhone has been the subject of much bad press over an issue regarding its antenna. In short, new users found that their signal was dropping if they held the phone in such a way that the antenna on the bottom left hand corner of the handset was covered by their hand. Now, […]
  • Is the Steam service from Valve the future of PC gaming?

    by Administrator
    In recent times, downloadable games have become one of the biggest growth areas in the gaming industry, with every major games console including a download service: for the Xbox 360 users are able to access Xbox Live, for the PlayStation 3 there is the PlayStation Network and for the Nintendo Wii users are able to […]
  • Will camera phones ever replace the standalone camera?

    by Administrator
    One of the most ubiquitous features in modern mobile phones is the camera. The vast majority of modern mobile phones include a camera and it is hard to think of any phones, excluding low-end budget mobile phones that do not currently include one. The Executive Vice President of Nokia has now gone on record to […]
  • Palm - can they weather the financial storm ahead of them?

    by Administrator
    When listing the names of some of the pioneers of the smartphone world, the name Palm must surely be included in that list, as that company was one of the first to offer many of the features that are now commonplace in modern smartphones. This happened in 2002, when their PalmOS operating system was used […]
  • Celebrating the 10th birthday of Microsoft's Pocket PC

    by Administrator
    Last week marked the tenth anniversary of an operating system by Microsoft and first foray into the mobile marketplace. That operating system was Pocket PC and it represented a turning point for the Windows brand: no longer was Windows constrained to being used on PCs and bulky laptops, it could now be used on PDAs […]
  • Will we be wearing our gadgets as clothes in the future?

    by Administrator
    There is a category of gadgets which, while just beginning to appear, may give a hint as to what the future holds and it arguably began with a class of mobile phone known as the ‘watch-phone’. These are gadgets which, instead of being hand-held by the user, are worn about the body. However, until now, […]
  • Adobe Flash in the world of mobile phones

    by Administrator
    When talking about the various technologies a user runs into when surfing the web, no conversation would be complete without a mention of Adobe Flash. It is practically ubiquitous and it is undoubtedly the case that the majority of internet users around the world will have a Flash plug-in installed on their PC. Given how […]
  • Alienware Gaming Laptops

    by Administrator
    Laptops have evolved over the years, going from a tool for businessmen, to becoming something that consumers demand. As they have changed markets, new types of laptop have emerged, such as netbooks, which fill a particular niche. When discussing the evolution of laptops, many people will focus on those aforesaid netbooks, as proof of people […]
  • The iPhone 4 - Purportedly genuine prototype appears online

    by Administrator
    Apple recently unveiled their newest mobile phone operating system, the iPhone OS 4.0, and although it will be available to download and install in previous models of the iPhone there is undoubtedly one phone in which it is guaranteed to make a bigger stir: in the newest version of the iPhone set to be announced […]
  • Why the Courier could be one of the most important gadgets Microsoft make

    by Administrator
    Microsoft have surprised many people recently with some fundamental changes to how they make operating systems for devices other than PCs. Windows 7 gave people a solid idea of what Microsoft expect to see from a PC but their other new operating system, Windows Phone 7, showed that they have taken a radically new approach […]
  • iPhone OS 4.0

    by Administrator
    It has now become a tradition that Apple announces a new version of the iPhone every year, and they do so in June. However, as part of the announcement schedule, they also announce the new version of the iPhone OS, a couple of months earlier, in April. This year has been no different, as Apple […]
  • Microsoft announces the Kin range of mobile phones

    by Administrator
    There have been persistent rumours, for many months, which stated that Microsoft were preparing to release an ‘own-brand’ phone, in much the same way that Google released the Nexus One. Speculation has been rife with regards to what the phone would be like, and how it would affect the already existing Windows phone market. Many […]
  • 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

    by Administrator
    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?

    by Administrator
    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?

    by Administrator
    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

    by Administrator
    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

    by Administrator
    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 […]

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