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 ...

Android

We know what Google’s Android Event will reveal: Nexus 10, LG Nexus 4 and some Key Lime Pie

Google-Android-Event Knowing what's going to be released during a secret launch is standard now. Google's Android Event, scheduled for 29 October is just a formality now. The Next Web found a source and squeezed the info out of them. The Playground is most certainly open, and here's everything we know. Two 32GB Nexus 7's. One with 3G, one without. "Codename Manta", a 10-inch tablet with Android 4.2, or Key Lime Pie. It's going to have a 2560×1600 resolution with a 300PPI display. Possible ...

Games

New trailer for Bioshock Infinite sheds light on latest, greatest shooter

New-Trailer This looking to be one of the best shooters of 2012, or early 2013. Bioshock Infinite is the third Bioshock title and brings much of what we know into the foreground. Skyhooks for transport, burning bloody hands as weaponry and Elizabeth's intense psychic powers. Plus we get glimpses of Infinite's "heavy hitters", the mini-bossess of the title. Isolation, desperation, fear and hatred. It's going to be one to beat.

Videos

Toshiba Satellite P850 review [Video]

video review Did everyone catch the memo? Laptops and tablets are about to enter a renaissance thanks to Microsoft. So where does this leave the other device makers? If it's Toshiba we get the Satellite P850, a laptop designed with entertainment in mind. What do we get for roughly US$800, how about 8GB RAM, some nippy performance and very lush sound? We can deal with that, and so can Stuart Thomas our resident lover of laptops. It's video time.

Geeky Gizmos, Microsoft, Reviews

Microsoft Wedge Touch Mouse review: a unique design for a mouse, but is that a good thing?

Screen Shot 2012-10-22 at 10.55.34 AM With the launch of Windows 8, Microsoft has released some new peripherals that have been designed to complement the new operating system, and its new way of doing things. First up is the Microsoft Wedge Touch Mouse, a rather odd looking Bluetooth-only mouse. In the past, Microsoft has launched a number of ergonomic peripherals that are comfortable to use for long periods of time. As you can guess from one look at this mouse, this isn't one of them. But that's not the ...

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