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EA makes U-turn on its move to use micro transactions in every game

EA makes U-turn on its move to use micro transactions in every game

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EA has changed its mind about a controversial recent decision to include a micro transactions system in every game.Blake Jorgensen, chief financial officer of EA Games made the U-turn statement: "I made a statement in the conference along the lines of... >>

Dove creates covert Photoshop action that catches airbrushing out

Dove creates covert Photoshop action that catches airbrushing out

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Dove has designed a clever "trojan horse" Photoshop action which removes retouching performed on an image, with the goal of reverting models back to their original, natural state.The action was seeded out through the internet as a "beautify" filter, which... >>

Microsoft Research Kinect tweak lets you grab to click

Microsoft Research Kinect tweak lets you grab to click

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Microsoft Research has unveiled a subtle tweak to Kinect which could funamentally alter the way the system works.Essentially, Kinect can now detect when you open and close your hand, allowing you to grab and drag and drop objects using the sensor. Think... >>

Volvo develops cyclist detection system that can brake before you

Volvo develops cyclist detection system that can brake before you

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It's full steam ahead at Volvo today. First, it's announcement that Spotify will be incorporated into its cars' dashes and now a clever system which will automatically detect and brake for cyclists.Called the Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection with full... >>

Lotus Evora Sports Racer pictures and hands-on

Lotus Evora Sports Racer pictures and hands-on

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The Lotus Evora has received numerous accolades since its launch. Using a combination of value for money, good looks and impressive performance, it has become the sports car that every motoring enthusiast can aspire to.The Evora exists in two different... >>

Volvo and Spotify pair up to bring streaming to in-car audio systems

Volvo and Spotify pair up to bring streaming to in-car audio systems

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Spotify will be coming to Volvo cars fitted with the Sensus Connected Touch in-car entertainment system. Announced at the Geneva Motor Show, the Spotify streaming tech will be the first fully integrated voice-controlled Spotify set-up in a car dashboard.Not... >>

Nokia and Burton launch Windows Phone 8 exclusive app (video)

Nokia and Burton launch Windows Phone 8 exclusive app (video)

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Nokia has teamed up with Burton to launch a one-stop shop snowboarding app for extreme sports fans. The new Windows Phone 8 exclusive allows you to browse maps of the local area and even see weather reports for the slopes.It also incorporates a sequence-maker... >>

Microsoft reveals its vision for the connected home of the future (video)

Microsoft reveals its vision for the connected home of the future (video)

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Microsoft has posted a video which shows fairly ambitious plans for its connected home technology in the future. The company hopes to have a wide range of products, all interconnected throughout the house and controllable via one central touch-sensitive... >>

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag preview

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag preview

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Without spoiling things, the end of Assassin’s Creed 3 was fairly definitive in the way it closed down the whole series, so when Ubisoft invited us to take a look at a new Assassin’s game, you can imagine our surprise.First up lets get the truly exciting... >>

The Hunger Games launches as Netflix UK streaming exclusive from 3 March

The Hunger Games launches as Netflix UK streaming exclusive from 3 March

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Netflix will have the UK exclusive rights to stream The Hunger Games from its 3 March launch. Unusually for Netflix, the movie will hit the US version of the service later.Netflix has topped Lovefilm this month in the never-ending content battle in which the two... >>

Sky, BT, Virgin Media and other UK ISPs ordered to block further torrent sites

Sky, BT, Virgin Media and other UK ISPs ordered to block further torrent sites

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The UK government clampdown on torrent sites continues, this time in the form of a new court order which will force BT, Sky, Virgin Media, TalkTalk, EE and O2 to block websites Kickass Torrents (kat.ph), H33T and Fenopy.High court judge Mr Justice Arnold said... >>

Scientists link two rats' brains over web to create remote control rodents

Scientists link two rats' brains over web to create remote control rodents

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In a sort of bizarre high-tech version of the Shining, scientists have successfully linked a pair of rats' brains over the internet, allowing one to control the other remotely.The experiment, carried out by Duke University in North Carolina, sees electrodes... >>

Sony MDR-X05 headphones get a yes from Simon Cowell

Sony MDR-X05 headphones get a yes from Simon Cowell

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Sony and Simon Cowell have collaborated over a new set of headphones - the MDR-X05 - in bringing what they think will be the best portable pop music listening experience yet."When Sony teamed up with Simon Cowell, our goal was to create the best-sounding... >>

PS4 user interface pictures show the future of gaming

PS4 user interface pictures show the future of gaming

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Those wondering what the menu system on the PS4 might look like need worry no further, as Sony has published pics of it in action. Admittedly, they are subject to change, but they appear to be in line with the brief glimpses of UI we saw at Sony's New... >>

Casio G-Shock GB-6900AA
3.5 stars

Casio G-Shock GB-6900AA

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Casio has taken a leap into the world of the smart watch with its new Bluetooth range of G-Shock watches. Coupling the company's expertise in building desirable tech-filled time pieces with the email and messaging capabilities of the iPhone, the GB-6900aa... >>

EA to bring micro transactions to every console and PC game

EA to bring micro transactions to every console and PC game

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Gamers the world over are going to be fairly cheesed off about Electronic Arts' latest decision to bring micro transactions to console and PC games. The controversial move was announced by Blake Jorgensen, the games developer's CFO, at a Morgan Stanley... >>

Sony Xperia Z: Where can I get it?

Sony Xperia Z: Where can I get it?

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The Sony Xperia Z pre-orders are starting to go out and we thought it might be handy to give you a round-up of everywhere you can buy one, should you be considering it.The Xperia Z is promising to be quite a phone, being the latest and greatest piece... >>

SpaceTop 3D makes see-through computing a reality

SpaceTop 3D makes see-through computing a reality

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We've heard of transparent smartphones but what about see-through desktops? The SpaceTop 3D system, developed in collaboration with Microsoft, promises to let you "feel" your computer by using your hands to reach inside and interact with it.The computer... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Real Racing 3 review (iPhone and Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Real Racing 3 review (iPhone and Android)

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Real Racing 3 represents a significant leap in the world of smartphone gaming. Some apps, such as Horn and Modern Combat, all manage near console-like graphics but under closer scrutiny, give themselves away.Real Racing 3 is closer to an Xbox 360 game... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Artfinder review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Artfinder review (iPhone)

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Normally we wouldn't really consider an app like Artfinder for App of the Day, simply because it involves so much shopping. Artfinder gets itself a free pass simply because it is so well designed and offers such a great way to discover and learn about... >>

Crysis 3
3.5 stars

Crysis 3

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There is a reason why our Crysis 3 review is a touch late: we weren’t happy putting pen to paper before we had set eyes on the PC version of the game. It took a little longer, but we've finally had the game ticking along on our rig for a few days now.As... >>

Google Chrome improves spell check, fixes grammar so you don't have to

Google Chrome improves spell check, fixes grammar so you don't have to

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Google has updated the spell check in Chrome to help the less grammatically savvy among us. The current Chrome Beta release updates the dictionary in Chrome's default spell checker as well as adding support for languages in Korean, Tamil and Albanian.... >>

Pure pairs up with designer Orla Kiely over new Evoke Mio design

Pure pairs up with designer Orla Kiely over new Evoke Mio design

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Pure has launched another special-edition version of its Evoke Mio radio designed by Orla Kiely. It isn't the first time Pure has worked with the designer, releasing another version of the Mio back in 2010 with a floral print.This Mio features a buttercup... >>

Orange to launch smartphones powered by new Tizen OS 2.0

Orange to launch smartphones powered by new Tizen OS 2.0

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Smartphones running Tizen OS 2.0 could be arriving by the end of this year on Orange. The mobile network has put its weight behind the Samsung-backed operating system which could provide a decent alternative to the likes of Android.For those who don't... >>

Photoshop Touch updated with new version just for phones

Photoshop Touch updated with new version just for phones

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The much-loved Photoshop Touch app for iPad has just been given a handset-specific update for iOS and Android. The application now runs on your smartphone and brings with it a large number of the desktop functions you can expect from Photoshop.This means... >>

Twitter for Windows Phone updated, brings proper live tile

Twitter for Windows Phone updated, brings proper live tile

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Twitter for Windows Phone has been updated to bring it in line with the design language of all other Twitter apps. The UI on Windows Phone now closely matches that of iOS and Android, with a simple and easy to follow tab-based user interface.On the top... >>

Angry Birds Toons animated series confirmed

Angry Birds Toons animated series confirmed

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Angry Birds has long been rumoured to have an animated series in the works. Those rumours just got real in the form of Angry Birds Toons, which will be premiering on 16 March over at the Angry Birds website.The series promises to bring fans "deep into... >>

MYO Armband brings gesture control to your Mac and PC

MYO Armband brings gesture control to your Mac and PC

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Plenty of gadget promise gesture control in new and innovative ways, but few end up delivering. Kinect certainly entertains and the PS Move has its moments, but there isn't really too much else out there that consumers can pick up.Enter the MYO Armband,... >>

Internet Explorer 10 comes to Windows 7

Internet Explorer 10 comes to Windows 7

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Internet Explorer 10 is now available to download for Windows 7. The browser, which has been running on Windows 8 since its launch in October 2012, is a significant improvement over what Windows 7 currently offers.The update will launch in 95 different... >>

Wii Mini to launch in the UK on 22 March

Wii Mini to launch in the UK on 22 March

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Nintendo has confirmed that the Wii Mini, an affordable version of its Wii console, is coming to the UK on 22 March.The Wii Mini is slightly different from conventional Wii consoles in that it lacks an internet connection, SD card slot or GameCube game... >>

LG launches world's smallest wireless charger

LG launches world's smallest wireless charger

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LG has rolled out what it says is the world's smallest wireless charger at MWC. Sized at 6.9cm in diameter, it's about as big as a normal drinks coaster. It uses a standard 5-pin micro USB charger to bring juice to the wireless pad. LG is calling the... >>

Apple may refund angry parents over accidental in app purchases by kids

Apple may refund angry parents over accidental in app purchases by kids

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Apple could offer refunds to the parents of children who have downloaded in-app purchases without realising they cost money.The move should appease parents who have lost out on cash because of kids splurging on in-game items which cost real world cash.Called... >>

Google Chrome may get audio animations to show noisy tabs

Google Chrome may get audio animations to show noisy tabs

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Google Chrome could implement a clever animation into its tabs system to show which tab is playing back audio.The icon will sit on top of a website's favicon and show a set of EQ bars moving up and down. The idea is that it makes it easier to see exactly... >>

Asus MeMO Pad set for UK launch

Asus MeMO Pad set for UK launch

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Asus's value-for-money MeMO Pad tablet is to launch in the UK on 7 March in both 7 and 10-inch variants. The tablet uses a Tegra 3 processor and runs Android 4.1. It ships in two versions: the 10-inch screened 1280 x 800 resolution MeMO Pad ME301T and... >>

Samsung and Visa pair up over mobile payments

Samsung and Visa pair up over mobile payments

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Samsung and Visa have launched a global partnership over mobile payments in order to increase the use of NFC and smartphones as payment devices.Called the Visa Mobile Provisioning Service, it is a means for financial institutions planning to use mobile... >>

iTap keeps your gadgets charged and your hands dirty

iTap keeps your gadgets charged and your hands dirty

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The iTap promises to be the most exciting plug ever produced. Plug it into any socket, twist the top and then power will start flowing from its USB slot to whatever device you choose - simple as that.On the top of the tap is a ring of light which when... >>

New Shazam app for Android and iPad unveiled

New Shazam app for Android and iPad unveiled

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Shazam for iPad and Android has been updated. The new-look app has a totally redesigned home screen which makes navigating the whole Shazam experience that much easier.It also looks a lot slicker than previous Shazam offerings on tablets, with a better... >>

LG buys WebOS from HP to power its smart TVs

LG buys WebOS from HP to power its smart TVs

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LG has reportedly bought WebOS from HP with the intention of using the operating system to power its new range of smart TVs. The operating system comes from the now-extinct Palm smartphones and was purchased by HP to use on tablets and phones. Apart... >>

Alcatel One Touch Scribe Easy and Scribe HD go big on screens

Alcatel One Touch Scribe Easy and Scribe HD go big on screens

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Alcatel hopes to break away from its tradition of budget handsets with the flagship One Touch Scribe Easy and One Touch Scribe HD.The new Scribe range mimics Samsung's Note handsets with big 5-inch screens and a removable pen with which you can write... >>

PS4 won't support PS3 controllers

PS4 won't support PS3 controllers

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The PlayStation 4 won't support PlayStation 3 DualShock 3 controllers, further removing its backwards compatibility with Sony's current-gen system.The PS4 will however make use of the PlayStation Move controller, as Media Molecule demoed at the console's... >>

Nissan Safety Shield gives you 360-degree driver vision

Nissan Safety Shield gives you 360-degree driver vision

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Nissan hopes to transform in-vehicle safety with its newly launched Safety Shield package. The technology, which will ship with the new Nissan Note, brings a package of top of the line safety features to an affordable car.Safety Shield comprises three... >>

Samsung Orb camera technology rumoured for Galaxy S IV

Samsung Orb camera technology rumoured for Galaxy S IV

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Samsung's Galaxy S IV could sport a camera to rival that of the just-announced HTC One. A major part of the Android 4.2 update was the inclusion of Photosphere, which lets you snap 360-degree shots.Rumours are that Samsung is going to take advantage of... >>

Jimmy Fallon given first PS4 hands-on with Killzone: Shadow Fall (video)

Jimmy Fallon given first PS4 hands-on with Killzone: Shadow Fall (video)

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Jimmy Fallon has just become the envy of gamers the world over with the first televised proper hands-on of the PS4.Killzone: Shadow Fall was being demoed on his Late Night with Jimmy Fallon by developers when the US talk show host was handed the controller... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Asphalt 7: Heat review (iOS and Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Asphalt 7: Heat review (iOS and Android)

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The smartphone and tablet really do now rival the home console for graphical prowess. Just recently we had a play with Real Racing 3, which wowed us with its looks and game quality. It is currently only available in certain International iTunes stores... >>

Mini completes world's first backflip (video)

Mini completes world's first backflip (video)

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There really isn't too much else we can say about this one. The title is pretty self-explanatory. It's a Mini, it does a backflip, it is amazing. This is the first time a car has ever managed to do a backflip, we're told. Obviously backflipping cars... >>

LG Optimus F7 and Optimus F5 pictures leaked

LG Optimus F7 and Optimus F5 pictures leaked

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Pictures of the new LG Optimus F7 and Optimus F5 have been leaked. LG's MWC teaser last night left us wondering what exactly the new F-line handsets could be - it looks like we now know.LG is planning on announcing four new handsets at MWC, two of which,... >>

Medion Erazer X7819 brings plenty of power for the price

Medion Erazer X7819 brings plenty of power for the price

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Medion has announced the Erazer X7819 laptop. Priced at £899, it has to be one of the most powerful laptops we have seen for the money.For just under a grand you get a 2.4 GHz Intel Core i7-3630QM processor, 16GB of RAM, 750 GB of hard drive space and,... >>

Google launches Google Glass 'competition' so you can grab a pair early

Google launches Google Glass 'competition' so you can grab a pair early

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Google has launched a special Google Glass competition, so non-developers can grab a set of the futuristic glasses. We say competition, but there's a catch, as you'll see.Google wants to know, via Google+ or Twitter, what you would do if you had a set... >>

Android home automation appears in 4.2.2 update

Android home automation appears in 4.2.2 update

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Android's long-rumoured home automation capabilities may have been revealed in the inner workings of the latest 4.2.2 update.The system configuration files within the update mention both mesh networking and Android@home, both of which in theory relate... >>

Acer Liquid E1 and Z2 official - European launch confirmed

Acer Liquid E1 and Z2 official - European launch confirmed

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Acer's Liquid E1 has been confirmed for European launch, while the as yet unannounced Liquid Z2 has also been revealed.We first saw the Liquid E1 in January. The phone runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, uses a dual-core 1 GHz processor and features 1GB of RAM... >>