When I was given the opportunity to test two different World of Warcraft mouse mats, I’ll be honest with you and admit that I was a little sceptical as to why you would want one given most of us are using various ‘modern hi-tech’ optical mice (perhaps even the WoW Mouse) these days that are supposedly a great improvement on the old-fashioned ball mouse – which I used to associate with the requirement for mouse pads.
One of my main gripes with mouse pads was that historically most of them were usually quite small in terms of surface area and normally quite thick which meant you’d move the mouse and the whole mouse pad would end up moving around your desk as most had very little underside grip…however thankfully this is NOT the case with these modern World of Warcraft mouse mats or “gaming mouse surfaces” as the professionals might call them!Continue reading »
Amazon’s UK MP3 Download Store has been around for a while now, and it has being trading blows with iTunes over the title of best music download store; but with Amazon’s latest update we figured it was a good time to have a good look at the Amazon MP3 Store and whether or not it was worth using.
Using the familiar Amazon layout the MP3 section offers around 5 million tracks that you can download using the ‘Amazon MP3 Downloader’ and then gives you the DRM free songs in MP3 format which you can easily add to both Windows Media Player and iTunes direct from the application; and all at a price substantially cheaper than buying a hard copy (those ‘old-fashioned’ CDs).Continue reading »
We recently reported about the new iPhone 3.0 software that Apple are planning to launch later in the year for existing iPhone/iPod Touch owners and also for a rumoured new 3rd generation iPhone, which from looking into the development specification of the iPhone 3.0 beta software, people are perhaps getting a sneak peek at what can be expected from the next iPhone product.
Wireless radio component specifications contained with the iPhone 3.0 beta software would indicate support for a new Wireless/Bluetooth chip model – the newer and faster Broadcom BCM4329 chip instead of the older BCM4325 found in the iPhone 3G. This would add support for the 802.11n standard and would mean there’d be several benefits to the 3rd generation iPhone.Continue reading »
During this past week on the 1st April, LG held another of their events similar to the previous LG Secret launch event and LG Renoir launch event, but these are no April Fools jokes! – These events give some of us bloggers the opportunity to get some hands-on time and experience of the their latest mobile phone handset which we’ve previously covered with our LG Arena (KM900) preview.
The new LG Arena compares favourably and builds upon the success of the LG Renoir (KC910) which was launched late last year – an interesting difference is that the LG Renoir has an 8 mega-pixel camera while the LG Arena only has a 5 mega-pixel camera – clearly LG are making some differentiation between handsets here. Presumably, the Renoir would be a better choice for someone wanting to take top quality photo and video capturing, while perhaps the Arena would be better as a general “multimedia consumption” mobile phone handset.Continue reading »
Anyone these days can claim their own slice of internet territory, and be the authority figure of that virtual piece of land. No doubt many people reading this are either webmasters, admins, forum moderators, bloggers in their respective niches. Being a good authority figure on the web requires many talents, particularly when it comes to networking with partners, communicating with readerships and developing a community.
The grounds of this is obviously language, yet unaware to most, online communication is by nature destructive and problematic – destined to cause confusion. It’s embedded in the linguistic construction of online communicating and worth talking about if we are to become better authority figures within our community.Continue reading »
Quite a while back MSI released the Wind Top AP1900 which aimed to bring together the style of an Apple iMac and the success of the MSI Wind netbook together – and although it wasn’t unsuccessful it didn’t set the world alight.
But, undeterred, they have tried again and the sum of their efforts is the MSI Wind Top AE1900 which manages to cram in its marketing more of the markets favourite words than the dictionary – phrases like ‘environmentally friendly’ touch screen’ and ‘high efficiency’ all of which make it sound very promising, so we thought it was worth a look.Continue reading »
A little while ago I wrote about the fact that you can get a Windows Mobile iPhone theme for your Microsoft-based smartphone, since then I’ve been running the updated version of this software on my HTC Tytn II and thought I’d let you know how I was finding it to use on a day-to-day basis.
First of all, I should say that the version I got was actually the updated Windows Mobile iPhone theme which meant that it also now has additional features which further improve upon the original version.Continue reading »
Google Street View in the UK is nothing if not controversial: while most see it as a wonderful harmless novelty that allows them to have a better idea of where they are going on trips others see it as an infringement of their privacy (despite the fact that faces and number plates are blurred) and feel that it encourages crime.
But a village called Broughton in Cambridgeshire have decided to take it into their own hands, literally. Evidently agreeing with the second of the two main views they decided to make a human blockade around the Google Street View car when it was spotted cruising around meaning that it could not drive in and take photos of Broughton forcing it to drive away.Continue reading »
I’m really excited!! Really really excited!! I can’t wait to see Jak and Daxter on PS3……huh? What’s that?…Oh!!
It turns out this is only going to be released on the PSP and PS2. Think I might start crying now.
When I did my post on this a few weeks back, I was very hopeful that this would be Jak and Daxter moving into the new world on a next gen console. But I feel like this is such a huge let down for the franchise.Continue reading »
On the 1st April every year we take the opportunity to make fun of people less aware of the date than us, but this has risen from a friendly tradition into a massive event where companies will try and come up with the most outrageous ideas and products, and hope that people will believe them.
This year is no different as the internet has become overloaded with fake news stories aimed to spark a little bit of humour into your day – so we have had a good look through them and have singled out some of the best technology related April Fools stories of this year:Continue reading »
IGN, the gaming website has come up with some great April Fools jokes in the past, my personal favourite is the Legend of Zelda Movie trailer that they created last year, it clearly took a lot of work, whereas this year’s would appear to have taken a simpler twist – the leak of a new Grand Theft Auto game – GTA: Harbour City.
Take a look at the pictures available over at IGN Xbox 360, it looks quite convincing that there would will be a new GTA released by the end of next year.Continue reading »
Remember I was going to recommend a phone that was better that the iPhone? Probably not, but here it is anyway. After pre-emptive action on Apple’s part following recent negotiations with the EU, this is the first, but it certainly won’t be the last phone that incorporates much of Apple’s patented technologies. So let’s have a look at the Nokia A88…
First off, it REALLY looks like an iPhone. It’s a little larger (because of the removable battery, SIM card slot and enhanced camera, I suppose) and you can forget about using it with iTunes (although it does support iPhone apps and purchased iTunes content). Nokia have decided to include a back button (halleluiah!) as well as an analogue volume wheel. This is just the sort of thing that you only appreciate when you have it.Continue reading »
The majority of people between the ages of 20 and 40 have heard of Tetris – the simple building block puzzle game. But many of the kids growing up today won’t of heard of it (or many of the other classics like Pac Man) and wouldn’t have been able to enjoy this game as millions of the older generations have unless they’d had the chance to play the recent Tetris Party WiiWare game on the Nintendo Wii.
So that is why (along with the obvious commercial possibilities) the team behind Tetris in the States and the legend that is Alexey Pajitnov (original designer and creator of the game) have been working on the new “Tetris Friends” portal which will allow users – young and old – to play a variety of different Tetris versions online.Continue reading »
As was mentioned last week at GDC 09, Insomniac officially announced the next chapter in the Ratchet and Clank franchise which will be called “A Crack in Time”.Continue reading »
Three weeks ago to the day we brought you a guide to the new Facebook design which sure enough came to millions of screens on the 11th March, but not to a particularly good reception. People complained that it was too complicated, too simple, too much like twitter, too much like the old Facebook – essentially people didn’t like it.
In fact just the top three anti-new Facebook groups have a total of 2,527,741 (and counting) combined which (for those of you not great at maths) is a lot of people. So Facebook have decided to act, and they have done so by redesigning the new design, and this is your guide to the few little tweaks that have been made.Continue reading »
Cast: Carla Gugino, Patrick Wilson, Jackie Earle Haley, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Malin Akerman
Director: Zack Snyder
Running Time: 158 minutes
I’ve never read the graphic novels so this review is based on that fact. I know a lot of people who have read them and are big fans felt that this Watchmen film didn’t do justice to the novels.
As a non reader, I found this film quite enjoyable for the most part and loved the style of the film.
I was a big fan of ‘300’ which is also directed by Zack Snyder and from the trailers thought this film was going to be full of action and loads of fights, but that wasn’t to be the case.Continue reading »
Of the big names in social networking (including Facebook, MySpace and Bebo) none have had more of a boom in the last couple of years than Twitter which are now the third biggest with over 55 million visits a month. But good as this success has been for the company they haven’t been able to make massive profits as the service is free, until now.
There have been mutters of a profit making scheme for Twitter for a while but we weren’t expecting to see it until next year, but giving the economic climate it comes as no surprise that they have brought their plans forward and are hoping to implement them ASAP.Continue reading »
Up until the last couple of months, I’d been playing World of Warcraft (WoW) for around 18 months, so by that point, it is quite easy to get yourself very immersed into the the concepts, phrases and overall language of this massive online game.Continue reading »
I was always a big fan of the Airwolf TV series as kid, one of my favourites in fact, that coupled with the fact I’ve always liked helicopters meant that as soon as I saw this remote controlled (R/C) Airwolf helicopter, I knew that I just have to get one for old time’s sake alone!
Luckily it actually turns out to be a pretty good R/C helicopter too with some appropriately advanced features…in terms of model helicopters anyway! – Somewhat appropraite when you consider that Airwolf was an advanced helicopter in the TV series!Continue reading »
That’s right folks! Zelda’s back.
I loved Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass and cannot wait for the second Zelda game to hit the little magical gem of the DS.
In Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, you drive a train instead of a boat like in Phantom Hourglass, but you can upgrade your train to add cannons in the same way. Suppose this will be a nice change and keep things a little different and fresh.Continue reading »