Gearburn gaming roundup: November

Keeping up with happenings in the gaming world can be an arduous task, especially when it seems like all people are talking about is Call of Duty. But believe it or not, there is more going on out there and it doesn't all involve shooters. So here's the breakdown of all the news that matters over the past week. Sunday 18 November -- Arrested ArmA III devs facing jail time In September Ivan Buchta and Martin Pezlar, both employees for Bohemia Interactive who were ...

News, Tablets

Google set to manufacture its own tablet with Chrome OS

google tablet According to the Chinese Commercial Times (translated), Google could launch itself into the tablet market as early as the first quarter of 2013. Many pundits have spoken about this before, and now after the search engine giant acquired Motorola Mobility (MMI) the steps seem to be confirmed. After the flop that was the first Chromebook, Google will need to be careful of its plans. Apart from trying to make it in the market, it will have to contend with possible patent ...

Geeky Gizmos

What to buy a geek for Christmas

geek gifts I know it can be hard for non-geeks to buy gifts for geeks at Christmas time. This year I’ve decided to make a little geek wish list so that we can end the reign of bad geek gifts. I’ve put together a list of 20 items that is pretty general so that there will be a gift for everyone in a fair price range too. I’ve left the obvious ones out like PS3 or Xbox and games etc... I'm sure that ...

Mobile Phones, nexus

Nexus 4 hack enables LTE [video]

Nexus 4 Hack-Screenshot When the Nexus 4 was announced, one major drawback cited by potential users was the non-existent 4G/LTE capability on the smartphone. In a video uploaded to YouTube on 23 November, Canadian blog site Tek.Gadg, show a quick workaround for users to make use of the higher speeds that LTE can offer. The video shows a user opening up the smartphones dial pad and typing a short code, *#*#4636#*#*, which automatically brings up a "Phone Info" screen detailing a host of ...

Microsoft, Mobile Phones, News, Windows

Windows Phone 7.8 revealed ahead of Chinese launch

Windows Phone 7.8-Nokia Lumia 510 Although Windows Phone 8 has garnered much of the media's attention, It appears that Microsoft still has more to offer users before 2012 comes to an end. A video posted on YouTube yesterday shows the Lumia 510, Nokia's budget smartphone, sporting Windows Phone 7.8. It shows off a couple of the new features and enhancements that Microsoft has made. This confirms our earlier speculations that Microsoft would release an interim OS in partnership with Nokia. The video showcases the newly integrated aspects that ...

Innovation, News

Fancy 3D printer spits outs ‘replacement parts’ for humans

3D printing 3D printing is getting big. In a recent article, Sorab Ghaswalla listed 3D printing as number one on his list of five things "that will disrupt the world in 2013" and Chris Anderson seems to think that 3D printing will be bigger than the web, even leaving his job as Editor-in-Chief of Wired magazine to, if you read the article's assumptions, concentrate on this as a new endeavour. I am one of those believers. According to The Verge, scientists at the ...

HTC, Mobile Phones, News

HTC Deluxe DLX to join new range of 5-inch smartphones

HTC Deluxe DLX-2 Say hello to the HTC Deluxe DLX. It's is not the first 5-incher from HTC: the Taiwanese manufacturer recently released two region specific five-inch smartphones in the past month. The J Butterfly was the first to make an appearance and is set for an exclusive release to Japan. Then the Droid DNA was revealed as US-only device through carrier Verizon Wireless. HTC will not leave the rest of the globe in the lurch, as the manufacturer is rumoured to announce ...

Cameras, Reviews

Samsung NX1000 review: performs as good as it looks

Samsung NX1000 Mirrorless cameras are the next big thing. They are not completely there yet, but give the technology a chance. The Samsung NX1000 shows a "I’m-a-big-boy" attitude by combining DSLR like picture quality in a smaller less expensive package. And a prettier one as well. You will be hearing that word a lot: pretty. But it’s not just all pretty roses for this pretty camera. Okay, enough now. The NX1000 is an entry-level camera for the budding pro, with the same if ...

Gadget News, Microsoft, News, Xbox

Xbox TV: Microsoft set-top box rumoured for 2013

Xbox TV Rumours currently doing the rounds detail a Microsoft designed TV set-top box for Xbox. This development has gained traction following another rumour describing a next-gen Xbox set for release in 2013. This new device, dubbed "Xbox TV", appears to be a natural extension of Microsoft's gaming product lineup, given the push the company has made in media integration. It would also offer Microsoft a strong competitor in the media streaming market to challenge the Apple TV, Roku Box and Wii ...

Microsoft, News, Windows, Xbox

WP 8 users left frustrated with lack of Xbox Video support

Windows Phone 8-Xbox Video Screenshot Windows Phone 8 users will not be pleased to find out that content downloaded from the newly refined Xbox Video Store has no playback support on their devices. Microsoft has acknowledged the issue, but that's as far as it goes. There is no news on whether the company will release an update to address the problem, but it has definitely left WP 8 users in the lurch as far as loading up on content to get them through the festive ...


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