Gadget News

iPad Mini: leaked screenshot shows big price tag

ipad-mini-first-photo-300x207 With the rumored iPad mini launch event scheduled for 23 October, a leaked screenshot has surfaced detailing model range, storage capacity and price listings courtesy of Mobile Geeks. The screenshot shows that the iPad mini will be released in eight variants, none of which would feature the rumored coloured back-panels, a feature we were looking forward to seeing. The devices range from an entry-level 8GB version to a top of the range 64GB version. Another significant difference is the inclusion of ...

Reviews

Logitech Wireless Boombox review: get the party started

logitech-wireless-boombox After years of the phone-in-a-bowl trick, I think it’s time to upgrade to something a bit classier. Enter the Logitech Wireless Boombox. On first impressions it doesn’t look too bad. And as I’ve recently been in the market for a wireless speaker dock that hasn’t been mass-produced and marked up by a trillion percent, maybe Logitech is the one for me. With a pleasing design ever so slightly resembling those old school boom boxes straight out of the 80s, the ...

Gadget News

iPad Mini rumored to be unveiled on 23 October.

ipad-mini-mock-up Another iPad rumour, We know, but this one looks legit. Sources at All Things D report the new device will be shown at an invite-only event 23 October. It was initially thought to be making its debut to the public around 17 October, but it is believed that due to delays in production at a plant in China, the event is now scheduled for this new date. Details on the device are limited, what can be said for certain is ...

Acer, Notebooks, Windows

Acer Aspire M5 ultrabook and V5 laptops are touch-friendly, Windows 8 ready

acer-logo It's impossible to quantify the potency of 26 October. For one shining day, Microsoft is back on top again as Windows 8 officially launches. With Windows 8, a slew of devices will find its way into the hearts and homes of consumers globally. Products like the newly-released Aspire M5 and V5 ultrabooks and laptops. The M5 is a touchscreen Windows 8 ultrabook, leaving the V5 to be the supermodel-thin baby of the family. Aspire M5, a touch subject The M5 is US$799, ...

Reviews

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite review: the latest Kindle gets a new display

IMG_1830-580-90 Amazon's media-friendly Kindle Fire took off like nobody's business when it was introduced in 2011, but the bookseller isn't abandoning the traditional, books-only Kindle by any stretch of the imagination. Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos took the stage at an event in California to introduce the 6-inch Kindle Paperwhite, the next iteration of the company's iconic brand of e-readers, and TechRadar was on hand to take it for a test drive. The most important factor of any device that you're going to be ...

Cameras, Reviews

Fuji FinePix X10 review: A retro, rangefinder styled compact for enthusiast photographers

FujiFilm_X10_front_angle-580-90 Updated: We've now subjected the Fuji X10 to a long-term test, and have updated our review with the results. Read the 'Second opinion' page to see how we got on. Fuji created quite a stir when it released its FinePix X100 in March 2011. The combination of a retro-styled metal body, APS-C sized sensor, fixed23mm f/2 lens and a unique hybrid viewfinder caused plenty of interest among enthusiast and professional photographers alike. Now Fuji's X10 sits below the X100 in the range, sporting similar retro styling, but ...

Games, Geeky Gizmos

Hack A Day creates replica Portal Gun to levitate objects, kinda’

img_0560 The mad scientists at Hack A Day (HAD) have gone one up on the replica P-body Portal gun from popular puzzle-solving, platform title, Portal 2. These bastions of tech-hacking specialise in pulling apart and putting together all kinds of gadgets, adding unique twists and features, tricking them out to appeal to the hyperactive kid in all of us. This time round, it's taken this NECA designed replica and retro-fitted it with parts from a magnetic floating globe. When coming up ...

Android

Gmail for Android 4.2 will have swipe and pinch to zoom

android-4.2-features Finally the most wanted and frequently requested feature for Android devices, the ability to zoom and swipe on Gmail account content, will be available with the next version of Gmail for Android. For a lengthy period of time, Android users have complained about this lacking feature. Users will now be able to swipe Gmail account emails for more options, like being able to archive or delete. Going through the options will also let users choose the ability to configure and personalise ...

Games, Microsoft, Windows

Upcoming Windows 8 Marketplace won’t have ‘R’ rated games — wise move?

large Update - Microsoft has decided to renege on its initial plan and will now sell "R" rated games on Windows 8 Marketplace. The reason for the change lies with the ambiguity on regional rating systems. The US uses a ESRP-rating system as apposed to the PEGI-rating system adopted by Europe. This difference caused a bit of confusion for developers and users alike and has now been resolved. As far as "R" rated content goes, the Windows 8 marketplace deems it ...

Linux

The Linux survival guide

tux_linux With Windows 8 on the horizon many of you are completely confused with the new operating system and will be looking to alternatives. Most of you will be upgrading from Windows XP to a new operating system and OSX won’t be in your price range. Many of you will stick to Windows 7, but some of you will be moving to something else or looking for a new cheap alternative. Although Windows 8 brings to the forefront a huge array of ...

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