Headsets, Reviews

Bowers & Wilkins C5: best in-ear phones for gym ever?

C5_overview_fullscreen_image_03 This is the one article you can safely ignore Betteridge’s Law of Headlines. The answer in this case is, yes. Or mostly yes. But first I have to come clean. I have a shameful secret. I have a kink. It’s not just a kink, it’s an aural kink. I’m not proud of it, that’s just how I'm made. I don’t judge other’s kinks, I’d ask you’re GGG in turn. Since I was a baby I've had this kink, and it’s not ...

Cameras

Panasonic Lumix TZ25 review: the 16x travel zoom that’s fast and fun to use

Cam review The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ25 replaces the Panasonic TZ18 as the affordable camera in the Panasonic's TZ travel zoom range, with a price tag of £269.99/AU$288/US$249.99. Panasonic's TZ compact cameras are known for their big zooms and even bigger feature sets. And the Panasonic TZ25 - also known as the Panasonic ZS15 - doesn't disappoint. What you get here is essentially aPanasonic TZ30 lite - although physically it's chunkier and heavier by a whisker than Panasonic's flagship superzoom. Instead of the Panasonic TZ30's 20x ...

Mobile Phones

Qualcomm and Project Ray team up to develop smartphone for the visually impaired

16fa0__android_phone__project-ray A partnership between US telecom giant Qualcomm and Project Ray looks to integrate smartphone technology and specific user interfaces' to create a mobile device for the visually impaired. This is not Project Ray's first foray into mobile devices, having integrated its touch functionality, voice-command protocol and online audio books for 2G devices in the past. This new device, dubbed "the Ray", will incorporate "eye-free" operating systems and Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors all set to run on a as yet-to-be-specified Android device. Features ...

Microsoft

Xbox delivers ‘new entertainment experience’ for aging console

Xbox-360 Today, there's going to be a major new update to Xbox. Users connected to Xbox Live can logon and update their consoles to the latest OS. Next, and as if we didn't know this already, Xbox Entertainment content is going to come off the Xbox and easily migrate to a Windows 8 phone, tablet and PC, care of SmartGlass. Yusuf Mehdi, chief marketing Officer for Microsoft's interactive entertainment division explains the new features: This is a significant update to the Xbox OS. ...

E-Readers, Gadget News

Amazon discontinue Kindle Touch in favour of Paperwhite

KW-slate-03-lg._V166950133_ Amazon's E-reader culling initiative has claimed its latest victim. Gizmodo reports the online internet retailer will be discontinuing the production and sale of its Kindle Touch device. This follows the recent discontinuation of its larger-screened Kindle DLX last week. The Touch, which retailed for US$99, has been removed from the Kindle product lineup, making way for the US$119 Paperwhite, which made its debut on 1 October. The Kindle Touch is unavailable on Amazon's website, with a link to the new Paperwhite in its ...

Lumia, Microsoft, Nokia

Nokia Lumia 920T ‘confirmed’ by Chinese Mobile

nokia-lumia920tb Nokia seems to have stepped into the fray of rumours, with a newly modified Nokia Lumia 920T, designed to work on China Mobile's (CM) 3G and upcoming 4G network, being "leaked out". As quickly as the rumour started it was stifled by the network. Chinese bloggers did however catch on to it. The rumour apparently stated that the device would have a 4.5-inch 1280x768 screen and a Snapdragon quad-core 1.5GHz processor, similar to the US version 920. But the big difference ...

Mobile Phones, Nokia

Nokia Lumia 510, the $199 budget smartphone powered by Windows

Nokia-Lumia-510-3 The Nokia Lumia 510 is the latest phone to be unveiled by the ailing Finnish mobile giant. This device is specifically aimed at a lower-end consumer price point, placing it slightly above its current Asha range of budget handsets. Full details on the device have not been disclosed, but Engadget report the smartphone as sporting a 4-inch display and 5MP camera (rear only). Other specs include a 800Mhz Qualcomm processor as well as 4GB of "non-expandable" storage, added to an expected US$199 ...

Games, Reviews

Dishonored review: executed to perfection

dishonored cover Designing Perfection There was something special about the first time you played Half-Life. You were immersed into the world of Black Mesa and you really felt as though you were Gordon Freeman, a crowbar-wielding engineer, and not just some guy with a gun. Or what about the first time you loaded up BioShock and Rapture came alive before your very eyes. These games were unlike their contemporaries in that they created an atmosphere that was unique and memorable. No game has ...

Peripherals, Reviews

Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard review: a keyboard designed for Windows 8 tablets

ms keyboard Along with the Microsoft Wedge Touch Mouse, the Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard has been released in preparation for Windows 8. It doesn't have a design as divisive as the Wedge Touch Mouse, but it complements it with the same black and silver colour scheme. It's a small keyboard - not any longer than most tablets, and so typing on it for long periods can be quite uncomfortable. However the buttons feel good, and it's a huge improvement on using an on-screen keyboard on ...

Competition, Games

Win Resident Evil 6 for PS3 [competition closed]

resident-evil-6-characters Competition is now closed. Well done to Darub11 who wins the game. Six Resident Evils later and we get this, a four-player zombie killing outing imaginatively titled Resident Evil 6. Capcom has pulled out all the stops on this one and despite some rough edges to it, this is a blistering game with many memorable head-exploding moments. And we know you wanna get your hands on it. How to enter: In the comments below, tell us which was your favourite Resident Evil. Winners will be ...

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