Gamescom 2010: Michael Jackson game gets Move and Kinect controls, songs revealed

Gerald Lynch Gamescom 2010, Gaming, Tech Digest news 1 Comment

Ubisoft have just revealed a fresh slew of details on their forthcoming King of Pop game, Michael Jackson: The Experience. Due out on all major platforms and handhelds including the Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii late in November, Ubisoft have…

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Gamescom 2010: Gran Turismo 5 release date confirmed, Blue PS3 races into view

Gerald Lynch Gamescom 2010, Gaming, Tech Digest news Leave a Comment

After literally years and years of waiting, there is now finally a concrete, set-in-stone, real-deal, no-turning-back release date for Gran Turismo 5! The premier driving sim will be hitting PlayStation 3 consoles on November 2nd in the USA and November…

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Blue Microphones unveil the Snowball USB mic

Gerald Lynch Digital Music, Home audio, Musical Instruments, Peripherals, Tech Digest news 2 Comments

Blue Microphones have today announced the release of their Snowball USB mic. Ideal for podcasts, Skype conversations or home recording, the microphone costs £89.95, available from Solutions-Inc. Thanks to a dual capsule design and three-pattern switch (cardioid, cardioid with -10db…

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Sanyo has said it's doing something to make Blu-ray lasers better

Gary Cutlack Blu-ray, Computers, Peripherals Leave a Comment


To this end, Sanyo is promising to boost the capacity of Blu-ray discs to 100GB and maximise write-speed of burners to around 12x.

It’s all thanks to clever and more powerful new blue laser diode technology, which allows up to four data layers – each packing in 25GB of deleted scenes and staggeringly dull interviews with the leading man – to be stuck into a single Blu-ray disc at TWELVE TIMES writing speed…

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The… brace yourselves… TARDIS wardrobe

Gary Cutlack Furnishings & Furniture, Science, Space, Transport, Vehicles 3 Comments

The must-have Christmas gift of 2008 for the 3-11-year-old demographic, it is, and we can hardly believe such an amazing item exists, a TARDIS wardrobe! It is such a great idea. One of the world’s best ideas, alongside automatically slicing bread with a machine and trainers with air in the soles for extra bounciness.

Fashioned out of the finest canvas and non-sustainable pine, the TARDIS wardrobe boasts a “single rail” and “zippable doors.” But it’s not about features. It’s about shape and colour, and saying “POLICE BOX” in the correct font.


It is also the ideal Christmas gift for those in the 33-49-year-old sci-fi fan demographic, along with some Babylon 5 slippers…

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Japan gets three new Eee PC colours – 4G XP model now comes in pink, green and blue

Gary Cutlack Computers, Laptops / Notebooks Leave a Comment

Of course, it’s not just “pink,” “green” and “blue”, though. That would be boring. That would be too easy, too predictable. They need SPECIAL NAMES! The new Japanese XP-packing Eee comes in “Sky Blue,” “Rush Green” and “Brush Pink.”

Here is the Sky Blue variant. It’s a little flash of summer to brighten up your afternoon. I have drawn in the Sun myself, for extra summer realism.


Sky Blue we understand. It’s blue. Like the sky is occasionally. Rush Green we also sort of understand, as, presumably, Asus means it’s as green as some rushes.

But Brush Pink? The phrase “as pink as a brush” doesn’t ring any bells…

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Acer's Gemstone Blue Aspire 6920 notebook features, yep, a Blu-ray drive…

Katherine Hannaford Computers, Laptops / Notebooks Leave a Comment


Acer’s adding to their Gemstone series of laptop, with a cornily-named ‘Gemstone Blue’ model, or the Aspire 6920. Hmm, blue, I wonder why they called it blue…?

Oh, I see. It features a Blu-ray drive. How apt.

Available in 16″ and 18.4″ options, they have 16:9 1080p screens as you’d expect with a Blu-ray drive, 1.5Ghz Penryn processors, 320GB HDD, and 512MB NVIDIA 9650m GS graphics. Not forgetting the 6-in-1…

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Chinese manufacturer Penchan has done it! A 5.5 terapixel camera!

Katherine Hannaford Cameras 13 Comments

Who woulda thunk it? The Chinese company Penchan has developed a camera with a whopping 5.5 Terapixel resolution, or in layman’s terms, 5,500,000 megapixels. Yes, really. We just got off the phone to Canon and Nikon and it’s safe to say, they’re petrified.

When we told Hasselblad about Penchan’s new product, they vowed to get out of the industry as fast as their little Swedish legs could carry them.

But, to obviously soften the blow to their competitors, they encased it in a powder blue cover…

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