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  • Register here for Titanfall Beta, now open for PC and Xbox One

    It's a superlative day for gamers. Especially those whose itch can only be scratched by the FPS bug. For them, we offer the Titanfall beta which begins today. Signing up takes place now for either Xbox One or PC (if your rig can handle it, the specs are quite high), but it's apply first, to potentially qualify for beta entry later. If and when you've been selected for the beta, EA's promised to shoot you an email with detailed instructions on how to sign up for what is surely the most potent-looking FPS of 2014. "Seats are limited" and signups end...

  • Sony launches flexible, lightweight VAIO Flip 11A hybrid PC

    Sony recently introduced the VAIO Flip 11A, a smaller lightweight hybrid PC. This adds to the existing Flip PC lineup of 13", 14" and 15" flexible sizes. The Flip 11A is now available in the US and is hopefully making its way to Europe and other parts of the world in the coming months. Recognized by Lenovo's Yoga-like design, when in laptop mode the 11.6" Flip features a backlit keyboard and a touchpad. Given its "lightweight, innovative design", you flip the keyboard to the back to convert it into tablet mode. Sony also added its Active Pen which is accompanied...

  • Xbox One March update bolsters multiplayer ahead of ‘Titanfall’ launch

    Microsoft's second software update for the Xbox One is on its way with a bunch of multiplayer and social improvements. The March update has recently been announced and is coming just in time before the release of the highly-anticipated Titanfall 11 March. A few key updates include the following: In order to find your online friends faster, the friends list will be front and center on the homepage of your Xbox One Friends app. You can click the Social tile on Home, or say "Xbox, go to Friends" to see who’s online and see their statuses. Party chat will be turned...

  • iPad Air vs Xperia Z Tablet vs Galaxy Note 10.1: the sign of three

    In the spirit of good faith, I’ll make a disclosure. I’m an Apple fanboy. I’ve used the iPad since the introduction of the iPad 2, and I’ve recently just upgraded to the frankly awesome iPad Air. Despite my love for the fruits of 1 Infinite Loop, however, I don’t dislike Android. In fact, I feel that the OS is a novel system that has made impressive gains not only in marketshare, but in both usability and customizability to boot. There’s something to be said for an operating system that can exist across multiple devices yet still feel intuitive and fresh. In...

  • Motorola’s Moto G sells out in India, will return in ’10 to 20 days’

    Customers in India eager to buy Motorola's cheap but cheerful Moto G will have to put their Android ambitions on the back-burner for a while, 10 to 20 days longer reports The Times of India. The Moto G sells for Rs 12 499 (8GB) or Rs 13 999 (16GB)  exclusively from Indian eStore FlipKart which has invited potential buyers to reserve a 16GB Moto G when it eventually goes on sale again. Motorola's new Android phone sold out within the first four days of going on sale; when we checked the site, the 8GB model was said to be in stock,...

  • Nokia launching Android smartphone ‘Normandy’ at MWC

    According to recent reports, Nokia is planning on releasing its Android smartphone later this month at the Mobile World Congress in Spain. Codenamed Normandy, the smartphone marks an interesting shift. The Finnish tech company's most popular operating system is Nokia and will soon be bought by Microsoft. Wouldn't an Android smartphone complicate matters between Nokia and Microsoft? Apparently not. According to the Wall Street Journal, this peculiar move plays a part in Microsoft's greater scheme of things. We've heard rumours and seen pictures of Nokia's Android phone, dubbed project Normandy. Apart from the claim that it will have a 4" 480×854...

  • Updated HTC One ‘M8’ leaked, set for release end of this month

    Every new month calls for a new HTC One. If it's not a brand new colour then its a new size. It's a pattern one can expect: the HTC One is a brilliant smartphone and its maker should capitalize on that. New leaks detail an update to HTC One called the HTC M8, which is a way better name than HTC One 2. Besides subtle design changes, one striking difference of this update is the M8's small bezel. The pictures suggest that the HTC M8 will have on-screen navigational buttons with a 5" display rather than its predecessor's physical buttons....

  • Microsoft announces Xbox 360 Special Edition Chrome Series Controller

    In our opinion, the Xbox 360 is still the preferred Microsoft console for 2014. Dark Souls 2, Castlevania 2 and Destiny are just three of the excellent titles coming this year. So it makes sense to pick up a new controller for the aged Xbox 360 before it's put out to pasture. Enter Microsoft's Major Nelson, who's just announced the availability of the Special Edition Chrome Series Controllers, which dazzle in dragon purple or void black. Here's what the Major has to say: Today we are announcing additional colors to the Xbox 360 Special Edition Chrome Series Wireless Controllers: black and purple....

  • Nokia Lumia 525 review: a thoughtful upgrade

    The Nokia Lumia 525 is a thoughtful upgrade to the cheapest Windows Phone 8 device, the Lumia 520. The Lumia 520 was the best-selling Windows Phone device ever, mostly due to the great value for money it offered. The Lumia 525 is already raking up sales, at least in India and some other developing countries. After just a couple of weeks of official availability, the Lumia 525 is among the best-selling smartphones in the country. Nokia has upped the RAM from 512MB to 1GB which was the biggest quirk of Lumia 520. But how does it fare? Design & Build...

  • Is Windows Phone 8.1 turning ‘Blue’?

    Is it all but confirmed that Windows Phone 8.1 will be called "Windows Phone Blue"? The screenshot above is reportedly part of an internal memo sent to teams within Microsoft, outlining the name of the new mobile OS says WinPhollers. The site says "it is confirmed." but it's going to take more than a rumour to convince us. As most of us know, Windows 8.1 was rumoured to be called "Windows Blue" (after a Microsoft employee listed it as a separate OS on his resume) as well, so this could merely be a predictive naming convention dreamed...