Notebooks, Reviews

Toshiba Satellite P855-32G review: great performance for this 15-incher

laptop lead story The Toshiba P855-32G is an updated version of the Toshiba P850 home entertainment laptop released earlier this year, featuring more power for the masses. What this upgrade does is put the P855 on a competitive standing with current laptops, which are featuring powerful third-generation Ivy Bridge chips as standard. If you didn't know about the differences under the hood, you'd think the two Toshibas were identical and, well, that wouldn't be too far from the truth. Top laptops: 20 best laptops in the world The mid-range ...

Applications, Microsoft, Nokia

Nokia HERE review: a mapping app Apple would die for

nokiamaps Nokia HERE is reviewed on a Lumia 920. Much has been said lately about the importance of mapping technology in the wake of Apple's catastrophic failure with the iPhone 5 launch. As of late we've all taken for granted that our smartphones will not only have mapping software built-in, but that the mapping technology will also work and be comprehensive and…well…good. With its latest mapping technology, Here, Nokia has given users of the Nokia Lumia 920 a deep and comprehensive mapping solution the likes of which ...

Gadget News, News, Tablets

Amazon starts shipping 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch Amazon has begun delivery of online orders for its new Kindle Fire HD tablet a full week ahead of the original date. Amazons flagship tablet is now available in a 8.9-inch variant. It is believed early delivery to customers is Amazon's attempt to persuade other users to purchase this new product amid the frenzied release of Apple and Google's new tablet lineups, the fourth generation iPad, iPad mini, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10. The new Kindle Fire HD ...

Innovation, Microsoft, News, Windows

With Windows 8 Embedded, Microsoft’s new OS could be in your fridge

Windows 8-In Car Microsoft recently unveiled plans to expand its new OS to areas outside the tech industry with its Windows 8 Embedded road map. This means that Windows 8 will make its way from our PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones into virtually every piece of tech that we interact with on a daily basis. This notion shouldn't be that surprising. Prior to the launch of Microsoft's Windows 8 OS, it setup various display points for users to interact with the new touch-centric interface. ...

Games

We dissect the new GTA V trailer

gta v 1 Have you been hankering for a look at GTA V? Well the wait for a new trailer is finally over. Last night, Rockstar released a two-minute snippet of the game to celebrate the news GTA V would involve Michael, Trevor and Franklin. So what does the new trailer tell us? Besides introducing the playable characters themselves, it hints at glorious misadventure, explosions aplenty and the unabashed good humour we’ve come to love from the series. Below we explore its finer points in-depth. Michael ...

Geeky Gizmos, Kickstarter

3 great gadget Kickstarter projects for the geek at heart

Form lead image Crowd funding site Kickstarter has produced some great products, all funded by the people for the people, and there just so happens to be one sector in which the platform shines – technology. While there might not be a cut and dry formula to having a successful Kickstarter campaign, these top three most funded technology campaigns give us a clue as to what does well on the crowd-funding platform. Let’s take a look. #3: SmartThings: Make your world smarter Imagine an interactive ...

News, Peripherals

The Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190, ‘World’s smallest full function PC’

Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190-5 Amid the trend of ultrabooks and tablet-hybrids, is there still a place for mini PCs? Lenovo certainly believes so. The Chinese based manufacturer is going all in with its latest range of peripheral hubs. The most envy-inducing of which is the Q190. According to Lenovo, it holds the title as "World's smallest full function PC" measuring just 2.2 centimeters thick. Size aside, Lenovo has shoved as much tech as this diminutive Q190 can handle and features an Intel ...

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 ...

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