Apple, iPhone, News

Leaked ‘iPhone 5S’ images show possible internal redesign

iPhone 5S The iPhone 5 was first announced September 2012, since then the flagship device from the Cupertino manufacturer has become a polarising smartphone among consumers. Just a couple of months later, leaked images from French site, Nowhere Else, seem to suggest a new iteration may be in the works. This may be great news for potential users as the 4S still holds more sway than the latest iPhone 5. For those who've been frustrated by the build quality of the 5, the "5S" ...

Geeky Gizmos, News

‘World’s largest’ SSD from Mushkin is 480GB, costs $500

480GB SSD It may look big in the image, but don’t be fooled For owners of ultra-thin and super-fast laptops, the news of a close to 500GB SSD is something of a coup. Mushkin has announced the “world's largest capacity mSATA Solid-State Drive”, a 480GB SSD for US$500. The info provided by Mushkin offers much to chew on, but we’ll break down the most important features for you. Cause you know, we think you’re special like that. The drive has unthrottled IOPS, which ...

Lumia, Microsoft, Nokia, Reviews, Windows

Nokia Lumia 620 review: a new baby in the family

Nokia Lumia 620-6 The Nokia Lumia 620 is the newest and smallest member of the Finnish firm's Windows Phone 8 line up, sporting a colourful curved chassis and relatively attractive price tag. Expected to land early next year, the UK price has yet to be announced but we do know the Lumia 620 will cost €190 on the continent, meaning we could be looking at around £155 SIM-free – or free on contracts starting at around £15 per month. At that price the Nokia Lumia 620 would ...

Apple, Applications, iOS, News

iPhone 5 gets full-screen update to Xbox SmartGlass app

Xbox smartglass app Microsoft’s SmartGlass app, a cross-platform Xbox 360 controller that works through a smartphone, has been updated to take full advantage of the iPhone 5’s ultra-sexy 16:9 screen format. The older version of SmartGlass had those niggling black bars on the top and bottom of the app, at it is with most apps that aren’t optimized for this stretched display. But that’s not all. iTunes also states that version 2.1 also contains “bug fixes”. The biggest bug we had is that app ...

Applications, Microsoft, News, Windows, Xbox

Xbox LIVE launches new apps in US, UK and Europe

fall_2011_xbox_dashboard Yesterday, Xbox LIVE Director of Programming Larry Hryb, announced via his pseudo blog Major Nelson that the company had launched new entertainment apps in the US, UK and parts of Europe. This latest batch comes part of Microsoft's concerted effort to make Xbox the go-to device for users in terms of media streaming and viewing. Full details on Major Nelson's blog post reveal the US will receive Rhapsody and Blip.TV. Rhapsody is a music database app that allows users to ...

Microsoft, Mobile Phones, News, Nokia, Windows

Meet the Lumia 620: Nokia’s $249 WP8 powered smartphone

Nokia Lumia 620-Colour Range Nokia unveiled its latest Windows Phone 8 offering at Le Web in Paris earlier today. The Finnish manufacturer says this newest addition to its smartphone lineup is designed to appeal to younger consumers. Key aspects in the 620's design has seen Nokia "softening the roundness and radius of the product" in an attempt to create a more tactile and organic feel, according to the company's Executive Vice President of Design, Marko Ahtisaari. Specs for the Lumia 620 include a 3.8-inch WVGA display ...

Apple, Reviews

Apple Mac mini review: a step forward, but not a giant one

another lead The Apple Mac mini has long been the cheapest way to own a Mac. Since its introduction in January 2005, the small form factor desktop Mac has offered a low-cost alternative to the all-in-one iMac or the high-end Mac Pro. Although it's sold without a keyboard, mouse or screen, everything else you need is in the box. It's internet-ready, through Ethernet or wireless N, and comes with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and all its bundled apps pre-installed. The 2012 generation Mac mini is based on an ...

Lumia, Microsoft, News, Nokia, Windows

Lumia 920T now finally available for sale in China

lumia920T After some rumours and speculation earlier in the year, Nokia announced that the new Lumia 920T will be available in China before the end of the year. Spec wise, users can expect the same as its predecessor, with a 4.5-inch 1280x768-pixel PureMotion HD+ display, optical image-stabilising 8.7-megapixel Carl Zeiss autofocus camera, 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor and 1GB RAM. Where it will differ however is network support for TD-SCDMA, China Mobile’s unique 3G standard, as well as TD-LTE, the protocol that ...

News, Nintendo, Wii U

Wii U gets second system update, offers ‘further improvements’

System Update Icon Today, Nintendo’s Wii U gets its second system update since launch. This is update 2.1.0 U. What’s the update for? "Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.” says Nintendo.

Geeky Gizmos, News

The Kuratas mega robot: Mechwarrior revisited

kuratas robot Bringing back memories of the popular Mechwarrior PC game and the cargo loader from Aliens, the Kuratas is a 4 tonne mech robot designed by Kogoro Kurata who got tired of Asimo and the tiny politically correct robots we have today. "When I was a kid, I thought there were going to be giant robots in the future. But no matter how long I waited, people were only able to make small robots, like Asimo. Eventually, I thought 'I can’t wait ...

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