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Qantas and Virgin loosen their in-flight phone rules

Stuart O'Connor Gadgets, Mobile phones, Smartphones, Tablet Leave a Comment

The airlines Qantas and Virgin Australia will now allow passengers to keep phones and other electronic devices powered on during flights. Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority has approved applications from both airlines that will allow passengers to keep their phones, tablets and e-readers on even during take-off and landing. The devices will need to remain…

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Britons still prefer to watch television live – on their TVs

Stuart O'Connor BBC, Computers, Digital set-top boxes, DTR, DVD, HDTV, Home Appliances, Home cinema, Internet, iPad, iPhone, IPTV, media player, Online TV, Personal video players, Satellite TV, Sky, Smartphones, Tablet, TV, TVs Leave a Comment

As our "second" screens get smaller while our TV screens get larger, it seems that the old adage that "bigger is better" just might hold true. Some new research has shown that despite the growth in watching television via a PC, tablet or smartphone, 90 per cent of viewers still regularly use the TV to…

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Microsoft working on a split controller for tablet gaming?

James O'Malley Gaming, Microsoft, Mobile phones, Tablet Leave a Comment

Getting rid of physical buttons on our gadgets has been a massive advantage for phones and tablets - but for gaming... it makes things more difficult. Luckily though, it appears that Microsoft could be working on an interesting solution. Patently Apple has dug up some diagrams filed by Microsoft with the US patent office that…

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Nvidia announces Shield Tablet for mobile gaming

Stuart O'Connor Android, Gaming, Tablet, Video games Leave a Comment

Graphics card-maker Nvidia is expanding its Shield line of handheld Android gaming devices with a new tablet that works with a separate controller. The 8-inch Shield Tablet - which can also stream games from a PC - is powered by a 32-bit Tegra K1 chip with 192 GPU cores. The tablet comes in several different…

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