Interview with the dev: Crossbones’ custom Nexus OS

nexus 7 I’ve used Crossbones ROMs on both my Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus and I have to admit, they’re as stable as you’re likely to find. They offer some very useful additions to Google’s stock offering, while also giving you a little more control over your device. If you’re looking for something that looks like stock, but feels and reacts quicker, then this is certainly worth a look. CPU controls and unique notification toggles are two of the most important features to ...

Geeky Gizmos

New Microsoft motion-tracking venture project ‘Digit’ is all about the wrist

digits Kinect, it fills our stomachs with bile. Here was potentially the greatest controller to ever hit consoles, but was and is sorely underutilised. Is it down to the cumbersome tech, a hefty price or lack of innovative software? Whatever's cock-blocking motion-technology isn't getting Microsoft down and today, news of a new motion-tracking technology, namely a wearable wrist sensor is making us whole once more. A Microsoft research team have created a wrist-mounted array of sensors which accurately tracks hand and ...

Gadget News

New iPod Touch and iPod Nano start shipping — boast impressive specs

20121009_ipodships Shipping has begun on Apple's two new iPod products, the Touch and Nano. This confirms reports from MacRumors whose sources reported the release last week. The major changes for the Touch are "back casing" colorway options along with a 4" retina display screen. It has also been fitted with a 5MP camera and runs iOS 6 with the help of Apple's impressive Dual core A5 chip. [caption id="attachment_46832" align="aligncenter" width="580"] Geekbench diagnostic review of fifth Gen iPod Touch[/caption] The Nano has ...

Mobile Phones, Nokia, Windows

Nokia’s new mid-range Lumia series, now powered by Windows 8

nokia_lumia-810-front-640 Nokia will announce a new range of Lumia smartphones: the 800 series. The range has two offerings, the 810 and 820 both scheduled for release later this year. The 810 is currently doing the rounds and sources at The Verge say it will be unveiled at a Nokia event 29 October. The event will also reveal further information on Windows 8 as it makes its way onto both the 800 and 900 series. Early specs show that this version will feature ...


FIFA 13 smashing records with rocketing sales

fifa2013 According to Electronic Arts Inc FIFA 13 is selling like hot cakes! In just five days the 2013 version of the football game has sold more than 4.5-million copies across all platforms worldwide. FIFA 13, which launched on 25 September in key countries, sold more than 1.23-million games in the first 48 hours in the United Kingdom making it the second video game franchise ever to sell more than one million units in the UK within a day. "FIFA ...

Android, Reviews, Tablets

Kogan Agora ICS tablet review: How does Ice Cream Sandwich taste in a bargain tablet?

Lead techradar Australian technology company Kogan has built its success on creating cheap but functional products that offer an alternative to premium priced brand names. The Agora 10-inch tablet is no exception. At AUD$199 (£129), it is by far one of the most affordable tablets on the market, especially for a device running the Ice Cream Sandwich build of Android. The question is whether or not the sacrifices made to hit that sub AUD$200 price point are too great to justify spending your hard-earned money on it. With ...

Computers, Consoles, Games

PC vs. console gaming: who’s the big winner? [Infographic]

20120927_25_01 The greatest debate of all time has a name: PC vs. console. Since the advent of first console, geeks have locked horns, dissecting what many would consider arbitrary in attempt to elevate their chosen platform above the muck and mire. This is a holy battle, fought on the front line with frame rates and CPU speeds as the weapon of choice. There is a difference, of course, but it's this difference that drives the production of well-optimised games. That though, ...


Mass killings in two major World cities… World of Warcraft that is.

preview An intensive worldwide investigation is currently running after mass murders in two of the major cities of World Of Warcraft. Unprecedented attacks occurred in the cities of Stormwind and Orgrimmar, leaving residents and visitors to the cities dead, dying or missing in the streets. According to a BBC report, an anonymous resident who goes by the pseudonym Nethaera said that "Earlier today, certain realms were affected by an in-game exploit, resulting in the deaths of player characters and non-player characters in ...


Samsung wireless audio dock review: sounding off

Samsung Audio dock When I walked into the office and saw the black box sitting on the desk, I thought to myself that it seemed like a cool centre speaker and started looking around for the other speakers of a 5.1 or 7.1 sound system. But I was mistaken; it’s not a centre speaker and most definitely is not part of a 5.1 or 7.1 sound system. It’s what Samsung claims to be the first dual-docking station. Well, I’ve never been much of a ...

Applications, Reviews

4 apps for finding your dream job

job-apps1 The path to success As with everything else that has changed over the last couple of years due to improvements in technology and the widespread adoption of the internet, finding the perfect job that takes advantage of your personal skill set, pays the bills and leaves you with a sense of satisfaction, is becoming increasingly harder day by day. This is not to say that you’re never going to find it, just that you might not be looking in the right ...


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