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  • Windows Phone 8 devices randomly reboot, customer complaints flooding in

    Since Microsoft unveiled its Windows Phone 8 OS and device lineup on 30 October, consumers in the US and parts of Europe are clambering to get their hands on a piece of the Live Tile action. It's rather disconcerting for potential customers to hear that a random rebooting phenomenon is currently plaguing WP 8 users. A valid complaint The HTC 8X has bared the brunt of complaints, as frustrated users take to the forums to voice their concerns. The majority of posts seem cautiously optimistic surrounding the reboot issue, with many users hoping the cause of the...

  • Leak indicates Windows Phone 7.8 may not be end of the line for WP 7 users

    In a leaked image courtesy of German site WP Area, WP 7 users may be offered a slight reprieve before biting the bullet and making the jump to Windows Phone 8. The leak, made possible by an anonymous source details the current road map of Windows Phone 7 OS. The most interesting feature details an update set to release after the current Windows Phone 7.8 OS ominously titled 7X. We guess that 7.9 was already taken. The German site also highlighted the origin of the document as Finnish communication giant, Nokia. The reason for the continued road map is unknown, but...

  • LG and Samsung team up to create gaming TVs

    LG and Samsung have announced new smart TVs that integrate gaming into the sets, making consoles such as the Xbox and PS3 an optional extra. LG seems to be leading this gaming TV idea with the "Smart TV with Google TV" giving you access to the streaming game service OnLive. OnLive, an on-demand cloud gaming service, has more than 200 games with FIA World Rally Championship, Sleeping Dogs and Assassin's Creed Revelations being...

  • Nintendo Wii U launches today

    Nintendo's Wii U, an HD version of the monstrously popular Wii, launched today. With the launch of the Wii U, priced at either US$300 or US$350 for the Deluxe package, Nintendo officially enters the world of sparkly graphics with a console capable of 1080p HD. The Wii U launches alongside 22 games and a day one software update, that gives users access to not only its online capabilities, but to Nintendo TVii. The main draw of the Wii U outside of the 1080p graphics? Nintendo's new touch-screen controller, the Wii U GamePad. We've used it and it's ultra-responsive TVii, in conjunction...

  • Meet SA’s most-played games and downloadable titles [Report]

    According to MWEB, a South African ISP, gaming has "quietly mushroomed" under gamers feet. Its first ever gaming report tells us what the top online games are, and which digital downloads both globally and internationally are making its mark on the South African gaming scene. And its games in the top spots below that have pushed the online gaming industry in South Africa to R1.29-billion. An African tale The first statistics come from digital download platform GamersGate, based in Scandinavia, with MWEB having a local mirror of the content server in South Africa. GamersGate is as local as Steam, as MWEB hosts two...

  • Amazon starts shipping 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD

    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 8.9-inch is listed on Amazon's website in four flavors. It is broken up into two models, a Wi-Fi and...

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

    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. Displays included touch enabled tables that patrons at restaurants could play with. Closer to the date, Microsoft set up...

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

    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 Core i3 processor. As far as storage and memory go, the Q190 has you sorted, with a 1TB hard...

  • Win FIFA Manager 13 for PC

    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

  • Elliptic Labs design touchless gestures for Windows 8

    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 Menu. Different gestures include: users being able to select specific apps and bringing up the charms and application menus. Scrolling...