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  • Inflated Xbox Live beta pricing issues an ‘unintended error’ says Microsoft

    When Xbox Live updates later this month, it’s going to remove Microsoft Points and replace them with local currency options. Some lucky users got to try the currency conversion process via a beta Xbox Live update and reported a serious error: that the conversion process actually made content a hell of a lot more expensive to purchase. Microsoft quickly reached out and responded after the internet went insane. Joystiq was the first to report on Microsoft’s stuff-up. Microsoft’s official statement follows below. "We are aware that select regions experienced some incorrect game title pricing in the Xbox Live beta. This...

  • These beautiful ‘iPhone Lite’ images would’ve made Steve Jobs smile

    Brains hurt and eyes melt when good, nay great pieces of concept art are crapped onto the internet. We lose out collective minds, especially if the world “iPhone” is attached to it. And that’s today’s story, a bunch of nifty concept renders of Apple’s rumoured "iPhone Lite” as 3D artist Martin Hajek calls it. It’s a better name than “crap and plastic iPhone” we suppose. Hajek created these concept renders based on the latest images, renders and leaked shots that have been doing the rounds over the past couple of months. He’s even gone as far as to release the...

  • Watch Nokia’s Lumia 1020 unveiling live now

    As we speak, Nokia is unveiling the Lumia 1020, its latest smartphone play. The device, which has been extensively leaked comes with a 41MP camera and will be available in black, white and yellow. The details which are expected to be announced at Nokia’s ‘Zoom, reinvented’ press event in New York include that the phone has a 4.5-inch AMOLED display, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of onboard storage and an additional wide angled lens on the front-facing camera. Want to know more? Watch the livestream over on the Nokia site.

  • The first Windows Phone with a 41MP camera: Nokia 1020 press pics leak

    Update: Indian tech site Puhelinvertailu has wrangled the leaked spec sheet. We’ve embedded it below. It seems that Nokia just can't keep a secret. From the screen shots and low light test photos to the full specs and the shaky video of the camera, we've been given quite a lot of information on a phone Nokia is only officially launching later today. Windows Phone manager Joe Belfiore was even kind enough to inadvertently confirm that the device will be called the Lumia 1020, by posting photos taken with the phone to his Flickr account. But now there's more: The Verge has...

  • LG slides in ‘world’s thinnest Full HD display’ at 2.2mm

    LG's been hogging the news over the last few months and with good reason too. The company has announced the rolling out flexible screens a few weeks ago as well as its awesome 55-inch Curve tele. Today though it unveiled the "world's thinnest Full HD LCD panel." It's a 2.2mm thin and 5.2 inches long. LG says that it's the narrowest full HD LCD panel to hit the mobile market. The company also takes its hat off to the advances in touch and mobile technology it's made. These advancements will provide larger visible display as well as an improved and...

  • PS3 YouTube app ‘Send to TV’ feature updated for smoother playback

    Time for a bit of controversy: the PS3 is better than the Xbox 360, hands down. From the slick interface to the almost prophetic ability to predict future gaming needs (Blu-ray drive for extra storage, installing games to the PS3 by default), it’s a system that actually gives a shit about the needs of the end-user. So why then has it taken a year for this excellent YouTube app update to appear? The Next Web reports that the app update will roll out this week as part of YouTube’s “channel initiative”. Some users who logon to their PS3s...

  • Turn an iPad into a games console with Joypad iOS app

    As much as I love the current state of technology and the manner in which it has affected video gaming, part of me still longs for simplicity. I'm not sure if it's nostalgia or just the fact that I hardly have time to really get involved with console games anymore. All I'm looking for is a quick fix of entertainment that the cartridge-based consoles used to provide. No being connected to the internet, saved games or bandwidth heavy updates to download, just good ol’ plug-n-play entertainment. I think it was EA Sports which launched the first "console-idation" of iOS devices...

  • Google Maps Android update includes freshly revamped UI

    Google’s latest update for its Maps app, version 7.0, is slowly rolling out to Android devices that are version 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and above. There are a bunch of new features, the most important being the “enhanced navigation including live traffic updates, incident reports and dynamic rerouting” as detailed by the change log for the Maps update. Maps for mobile And Maps for tablets. Slick! The detailed changes for the app are listed below: *This update will be gradually rolling out to Android 4.0.3+ users over the next few weeks. Users with Android versions below 4.0.3 should visit http://goo.gl/5AMJS to find out...

  • Amazon readies 3 new Kindle Fire tablets, one with ‘retina display’

    Amazon is planning not one, but three new Kindles for the “holiday shopping season” according to an exclusive report from BGR. The site's “trusted sources” reveal a refreshed lineup of potential iPad killers. Tip of the day: murder is never the solution. New tablet number one from Amazon is expected to be a replacement for the rather popular Kindle Fire. It’s still going to be a 7-inch tablet, but the resolution is now going from 1024x600 to 1280x800 (same res as Kindle Fire HD). As for the Kindle Fire HD, a new model with a full HD display is in the works....

  • LG’s upcoming Optimus G2 in action with leaked video and pics

    Leaked images and a video of the alleged LG Optimus G2 have been floating around the web today. These came after the Korean tech giant released a teaser video of its upcoming event 7 August that dubbed us all perfect. The video shows LG's new Android flagship in action while 4Leaks fiddles with the usual Android homepage menu and slide-down notifications and then eventually confirms the G2's model number. Everything seems to point at a pretty standard high-end phone besides from the extremely thin bezel which makes the 5.2-inch display pop out substantially. The Android itself is very thin and...