Microsoft, Windows

Windows 8: an awkward transition

Win 8 lead proper Windows 8 is fantastic, in my opinion. The Metro interface is by far the best change I’ve seen in an operating system. It feels current and really bridges the gap between desktop and mobile computing. What it’s really missing are the Metro versions of proprietary software packages. In my last article I noted how amazing using the Metro interface was and what a big change it is from desktop view. I even thought that it was better to just forget everything ...

HTC, Microsoft, Mobile Phones, News, Windows

HTC’s Titan III rumoured to be new WP8 flagship

HTC Titan II Update According to reports on WP Central, Microsoft has officially stated that the listing of the HTC Titan III seen by Xbox Live users was a typo. The post was intended to say Titan II. We'll take Microsoft at its word for now, but the question still begs. Why list the Titan II? which runs WP 7.5, when HTC have released the 8X, which runs WP8. Doesn't quite make sense, we'll be sure to keep all readers of the Gear updated ...

Applications, Microsoft, News, Windows

Windows stores hit 42 new countries as Microsoft aims for emerging markets

Windows Phone App Store In an effort to make Windows Phone the go-to device in emerging markets, Microsoft's Developer Blog has announced that the company will be opening up online stores in 42 new countries. These countries cover most of the globe, with a specific focus on emerging markets. A pretty smart move considering Apple, Samsung and Android have the markets in first world counties cornered at the moment. This development will see the Microsoft lock horns with RIM, as BlackBerry is still the favoured ...

Computers, Windows

Toshiba LX830-10F review: a Windows 7 all-in-one PC

Toshiba LX830 set-580-90 Somehow the Toshiba LX830-10F feels both current and out of date at the same time. The idea of an all-in-one PC that sits in the front room and handles media, games and even office programs with ease, all packaged up with an interface that's easy and intuitive to use on a touchscreen, is an attractive one. But for years they've been lumbered with operating systems that might be fine with a keyboard and mouse, but just don't work well with ...

Games

Gearburn game news: A new Wii, Bungie’s next project and Nintendo says sorry

Nintendo's Wii U launched last week, so that's all people want to hear about, but there was a few other things that happened as well. Here’s a breakdown of all the news that matters over the past week. Monday 26 November - Wii U shortages In its first week on sale in the US, the Wii U has moved some 400 000 units. Nintendo president Reggie Fils-Aime has assured potential shoppers that the Wii U won't suffer from the same shortages the Wii ...

Gadget News, News

i’m Watch is Dick Tracy inspired, poorly named but a shit-hot Christmas gift

i'm a watch "i'm Watch" (yes that is its name) is the kind of Christmas gift that should be in everyones basket. Well I wish it was in mine. Your smartphone in a watch? Yes please. i’m Watch connects to your smartphone through Bluetooth and delivers calls, text messages, emails, notifications, music, weather forecasts, pictures and any other app you desire. Working on Android OS, it will give you access to the internet by piggybacking on your smartphone's internet connection. Even if your smartphone ...

Innovation, News

Brave Robotics develops 3D printed Transformer-like toy car

Brave Robotics-Robot mode Japanese developer group Brave Robotics recently showcased its latest endeavor, a 1/12 scale transformable robot car that walks, turns and even shoots darts. This iteration is the company's latest development, coming full circle in a process that began in 2002. After 10 years of failure and frustration, Brave Robotics finally have something to offer the public, on the proviso you have two million yen, which roughly translates to US$24 000. Not exactly within everyone's tax bracket. The robot is currently ...

Games

Best games of 2012

It was a good year for games. No, scratch that it was a superlative year for games. The year 2012 saw the launch of the Wii U, the eventual release of Diablo III and a follow-up to Microsoft’s flagship gaming series, Halo. We also got dozens of games that will go down in history as “best-of-breed”. The games of 2012 we loved the most are therefore, presented below: Diablo III Let's begin with the decade's most anticipated game. Diablo III wasn't a ...

Mobile Phones

Best smartphones of 2012

The average lifespan of most smartphones for the tech obsessed is 18 to 24 months. It's reaching that time again, when we need a fix for our mobile addiction. The festive season presents a better excuse than any to get our hands on the latest and greatest. We've put together a list of the top smartphones currently available to keep users satisfied for the year to come... we hope. HTC One X+ The HTC One X+ kicks off our list. This smartphone ...

Geeky Gizmos

Best gadgets of 2012

Gadgets come and go. The really good ones are the ones you keep for a long time, fiddling with again and again. In today's world it's easy to buy a gadget as a present, but the really good ones are hard to find. Here is a list of the gadgets we know will be fantastic gifts, that will keep you busy for hours and make you the talk of the camping site... Audiomotion Mighty Dwarf DW-5W Resonating Speakers For a selling price ...

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