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 ...

Computers, HP, Microsoft, News, Windows

HP Elitebook Revolve is a Windows 8 laptop with a twist

HP Elitebook Revolve-1 HP has pulled the covers off its latest Windows 8 laptop offering, the Elitebook Revolve. This new Elitebook features a 180-degree rotating touch display to convert it from laptop to tablet. It's described by HP as a product specifically designed for the business orientated user. This is not the first time we've seen such an offering from HP, with the Elitebook series of laptops having been around since 2008. The Revolve does however pack a host of new internal components. It's ...

Applications, Microsoft, News, Windows

Windows Phone Store sits at 120k apps as WP8 deemed ‘success’

Windows Phone App Store Windows Phone Store has seen steady growth in the amount of published apps available for WP users. Windows Phone Senior Platform Designer, credited this to the release of Windows 8 in November this year. He went on to tweet that the Store has experienced over 100% increase in both developer revenue and app download rate. If you build it, they will come. 100%+ increase in WP developer revenue & app downloads since WP8 launch in Nov. #wpdev, #windowsPhone — Todd Brix (@toddbrix) ...

printers, Reviews

Brother MFC review: an innovative A3 printer

Brother MFC lead This new multifunction printer has a twist. Specifically, it has a 90-degree twist. Instead of feeding the paper through the printer in portrait mode, with the short edge emerging first, the Brother MFC-J4510DW turns it sideways so it prints in landscape orientation. This offers several advantages over the more traditional setup. It can print on A3-sized (11 x 17-inch) paper by taking the page through the printer short end first. A3 pages have to be hand-fed, one at a time through ...

Computers, Microsoft, News, Windows

Edge AIO is a 100% American-made Windows 8 all-in-one PC

Edge AIO Wave that flag proudly, USA. Although Windows 8 has been touted as a touch-centric OS best experienced on a tablet, Velocity Micro believes that its Edge All-in-one desktop PC is the perfect companion for Microsoft's new OS. Velocity Micro proudly flaunts the Edge's fully configurable features as well as being 100% American-made. Each and every Edge AIO is designed and assembled in the US. Let's see what the Edge AIO is packing. It features a 23.6-inch 1080p backlit LED display, consumers will ...

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