Xbox Live Arcade games headed to Windows 8 PC, phone and tablet devices

Microsoft have announced the launch of Play for Windows 8, a new initiative that looks to put Xbox Live Arcade games from the Xbox 360 console onto computers, smartphones and tablets running their latest operating system. Promoting the cross-device smarts…

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Gerald LynchXbox Live Arcade games headed to Windows 8 PC, phone and tablet devices

23% of Britons use the net to take a sneak peek at their Christmas presents

A recent survey of 1,000 people conducted by web analytic specialists Webtrends has revealed that one-in-four of us will take a sneaky peek at what our partners have bought for us online this Christmas. No present-shaking guessing games for us…

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Gerald Lynch23% of Britons use the net to take a sneak peek at their Christmas presents

PureSolo is Karaoke 2.0, and great for learning instruments, too

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PureSolo is a new application designed for people to sing, or play, along with backing tracks. It’s great for drunken Karaoke after lunch on Christmas day, but it’s also good for any aspiring musicians – classical or rock & pop – to play along as if they were in a real band.

Each song offered by the service is missing a particular track, be that vocals, guitar, or even oboe or alto sax. When you join you get one free download, but beyond that, each track costs £1 to £2. You can record your efforts with a microphone, and use headphones, too.

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Duncan GeerePureSolo is Karaoke 2.0, and great for learning instruments, too