Geeky Gizmos

10 more Christmas gifts for the geek at heart

geek-gifts-2 I hope you guys know how long this Geek Christmas list took me. Sure I had a little fun screen shopping for all these sexy nerd gadgets but still, I’ve gone above and beyond here so I expect at least one of these gifts from either one of you. Deal? This is the second half of the list, there is so much geeky stuff out there on the net but most of it is from the US or UK. It was ...

Competition, Games, News

Win FIFA 13 and Mass Effect 3 for Wii U

Wii U It's a momentous occasion. We're giving away our first two games for Nintendo's latest console, the Wii U. If you're lucky enough to own one, then read below and enter our exceptionally easy competition. Up for grabs is Mass Effect 3: Special Edition and FIFA 13 for the Wii U. How to enter: Name one function of the Wii U that is exclusive to the console. If you read our past stories, you'll find the answers you're looking for. Write your ...

Notebooks, Reviews

Toshiba Tecra R940 review: a decent business laptop

Tecra review The tagline behind the Toshiba Tecra R940 is designed to be a serious business laptop. More recently, this is an area where Ultrabooks such as the Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A, Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon and Samsung Series 9 have been making waves, with their long battery life and speedy solid-state drives. For the most part, though, Ultrabooks tend to be light on features, and if there's one thing the Tecra R940-1CW has, it's business features. A fingerprint scanner, Intel WiDi, a ThinkPad-style pointer as well as a trackpad, ...

Microsoft, News, Windows

Rumours build for Windows Blue, Microsoft’s budget OS

Windows Having just released Windows 8 in October, a rumour that Microsoft will be rolling out a low-cost OS to users in mid 2013 is doing the rounds. This low-cost alternative is said to be part of Microsoft's plan to release an annually updated OS, in the hopes of competing against the likes of Apple and Google. This latest iteration of Windows is said to be a more standardised OS and set to contain an entirely new user interface. Could there be ...

Mobile Phones, News

Toshiba planning 13 MP phone camera with noiseless low light shooting

toshiba tk437 sensor If you are more than well-informed about digital photography then you'll know that the cameras on most smartphones are actually pretty crap. Toshiba hopes to change that with a new 13MP back-illuminated sensor that will deliver much better results in low light. Using the well-known CMOS-based TK437 sensor, low light performance and colour noise reduction will improve, a problem that affects most phone cameras. The problem has always been size. When it comes to digital image sensors, "bigger is better" really ...

Microsoft, Mobile Phones, News, Samsung, Windows

WP8 powered Ativ S delayed as Samsung prioritise Galaxy S III

Samsung Ativ S Samsung were the first manufacturers to unveil a WP8 device with the Ativ S in August at IFA 2012, but it looks set to be the last to reach consumers. The Ativ S was one the many newly designed Windows Phone 8 smartphones shown off by Steve Ballmer at a WP8 event in October. According to Sam Mobile, the device has suffered another delay, now scheduled for a late December release. Week 52 to be more precise, just in time to ...

Geeky Gizmos, Reviews

Mighty Dwarf Speaker review: good vibrations

mighty dwarf Half the fun of this portable speaker is experimenting with it on various surfaces. Luckily it's a well-built and designed product to boot. On the surface The Mighty Dwarf proves one of mother nature's laws -- that even the smallest of creatures can pack a punch -- especially when it's super colourful. The Mighty Dwarf (MD) isn't made by mother nature though, but rather Audiomotion, a very human company focused on making products that play music using vibrations (rather than the traditional ...

Games, News

What comes after Halo? Bungie leaks and owns up to ‘Destiny’

Destiny From possibly the world's beefiest gaming site, IGN, come leaked images plus a story outline of ex-Halo creator Bungie's latest project, "Destiny". Here's the plot, care of Bungie: Our story begins seven hundred years from now in the Last City on Earth, in a Solar System littered with the ruins of man’s Golden Age. A massive, mysterious alien ship hangs overhead like a second Moon. No one knows where it came from or what it’s here for, but only that it’s ...

Cameras, Reviews

Canon G15 review: a decent upgrade of an old friend

Canon_G1544-580-100 After quite a significant waiting period, the Canon G12 has finally been upgraded in the shape of the 12.1 million pixel Canon PowerShot G15, unveiled at Photokina 2012. At first glance, the Canon G15 looks pretty similar to the Powershot G12, but there are a few significant differences. The most notable of these is the stacked or overlapping dials on the top that enable both the mode dial and the exposure compensation dial to be squeezed on to the right side of the camera's ...

Microsoft, Mobile Phones, News, Windows

WP 8 reboot bug being patched come December

Windows Phone 8 Early adoption is often fraught with peril, in this case for Windows Phone 8 users, it took the guise of devices randomly rebooting on multiple occasions. Disgruntled users took to the forums to voice their displeasure. When we first reported on this issue, Microsoft had done little to address the problem. The company has now stepped up to the plate and acknowledged the rebooting anomaly that many WP8 users experienced in the past few weeks, particularly HTC 8X and Nokia ...

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