E-Readers, Reviews

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite review: the best ereader yet

paperwhite To say that Amazon has been the single most powerful catalyst in the ebook revolution would not be an exaggeration. Before the introduction of the Kindle, many who adored the printed page universally scoffed at ebook readers, claiming that such devices would never replace the traditional reading experience. But Amazon's hardware has been a real game changer, enough to force even the most ardent ebook critic to admit that Amazon's take was genuinely impressive, perhaps begrudgingly. Yet in the recent years, the competition ...

Competition, News

Win FIFA Manager 13 for PC

Fifa manager 13 Competition closed. The winner is Manny, congrats! FIFA Manager 13 is the most authentic football management simulator currently available. It's a desktop companion designed for wannabe managers who know they can do better job than those who get paid to do it. Featuring more than 80 international leagues, it allows users to ta

Innovation, Microsoft, News, Windows

Elliptic Labs design touchless gestures for Windows 8

Windows 8-Ultrasonic Touchless Gestures Elliptic Labs has expanded its Touchless Gesture technology to function with Microsoft's new Windows 8 OS. This development mirrors a similar project in which the company's ultrasound technology was integrated into the iPad. Elliptic Labs uses "sound waves and microphones to detect movement, the same way that radars detect objects". The technology has not been integrated into every aspect of the OS , but has been fully enabled to support the majority of gesture commands in the Windows 8 Live Tile ...

Microsoft, Mobile Phones, News, Windows

Huawei’s Windows Phone 8 powered W1 will showcase at CES 2013

Huawei Ascend W1-EV Leaks Twitpic Huawei has been a little slow to the Windows Phone 8 party. It has finally set a date to unveil its Ascend W1 smartphone at CES 2013 in Las Vegas from 8 to 11 January, according to Unwired View. The three day conference boasts the title of the largest app event in the world and is an opportunity for developers to showcase their latest products. This is not the first time that the Ascend W1 has made an ...

Applications, iOS, Reviews

5 rocking guitar apps to get you shredding

Fender lead The guitar is one of the most versatile instruments in music today. Used in pretty much every genre of music you can think of, guitars are probably the most widely played instrument on earth (next to piano, I guess), and anyone who plays will tell you why. Learning to play the guitar brings you that much closer to the music that you listen to, and helps you appreciate it that much more. You understand the level of skill, the pure ...

Android, Reviews, Samsung

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini hands on: is smaller always more beautiful?

GalaxyS3Mini-Press-01-580-90 Samsung has decided that it can milk more from the success of the Samsung Galaxy S3 and has punted out a lower-power little brother. Coming in without the quad-core power, the higher-spec battery or the huge screen with the impressive HD resolution, the Samsung Galaxy S3 mini is still a decent phone in its own right, with 1GB of RAM, a microSD card slot and the exact same styling as its predecessor, albeit in a much smaller form factor. However, coupled with a ...

Apple, iPhone, News

iPhone 5S, already? [Rumour]

The iPhone 5 has been on sale for a scant two months and rumours are floating around on the web that Apple is working on a new iPhone 5S, set for release middle of next year. According to DigiTimes (a sometimes unreliable source of rumours), the certification process for materials and parts have been accelerated after production problems with the 5. Yet there could be some value to this rumour if the last year is anything to go by. Editor of ...

Android

Android 4.2 JellyBean: The rundown

Android JellyBean It’s that time of year again, when a select few Android nerds the world over get excited for the latest and greatest from Google, and even though I’ve only been using 4.2 for a short time, I can honestly say that it is fantastic. Sure, there will be battery woes, luckily I have a charger and a USB cable, of course there will be niggles, I’ve already found a few of those too, but is the Android team breaking ground ...

Microsoft, News, Notebooks, Windows

ASUS release first Windows 8 gaming laptop and the name’s a mouthful

ASUS G55VW-S1216H (Front and Back) According to Asia One, ASUS is set to unveil its latest Windows 8 enabled gaming laptop, the G55VW-S1216H. Yes, quite the mouthful. This laptop is the first of its kind to feature the new Windows 8 OS. ASUS is looking to challenge the notion that Windows 8's touch-centric functionality is not fully optimised for a high paced gaming experience. This latest offering from ASUS is essentially a revamp of its Windows 7 version. That does not make it ...

Microsoft, Windows

Microsoft forces gamers to take the plunge: DirectX 11.1 is Windows 8-only

Microsoft DirectX Microsoft has announced its DirectX 11.1 API is only available for Windows 8 users. This development should leave users, specifically gamers, in the lurch long-term. The API comes standard for all Windows 8 and RT users, but those still smitten with Windows 7 will not be able to enjoy any of the new DirectX enhancements. Microsoft's Dev Center details the new features which offer Windows 8 developers the ability to design programs to be fully immersed in the Live Tile ...

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