Smartphone, laptop demands will lead to future metal shortages
Geologists are warning of major shortages of certain types of metals as an "inexorable demand for consumer goods" such as smartphones and laptops is meaning that gadget manufacturers are using up the resources far more quickly than they can be…
Xbox Live Gold subscription prices getting a hike
If you've been holding out on renewing your Xbox Live Gold subscription, you should probably think about getting on with it sooner rather than later. Microsoft have announced that the cost of accessing the Gold tier of their online network…
The Samsung Steel – exclusively on Vodafone this June
Another shiny metal slider, kind of similar to the old (three months is a lifetime in the phone world) Samsung Soul – but changing the specs to give it a slightly more obvious multimedia angle.
On the HARD FACTS side of things, the Steel has a 2.2″ screen, does HSDPA for better web speeds if you’re facing in the right direction and standing on something high enough to get a good reception, plus there’s a 3megapixel…
LEXON fire first shot in The Great Calculator War with the 'Jet'
I found one of these in a friend’s drawer last week, (and one of these in a box at home actually, you can kiss my feet and get my autograph later) and came to the conclusion ‘pocket’ calculator design reached its zenith in the early 80’s.
LEXON have since taken umbrage at my comments and announced an aluminum alloy sliding-phone style calculator which hides the screen when closed. It is available from April at KRW 42,000 (£21) for the silver version and KRW 52,000 (£26) for the gold.
LG Chocolate goes silver and lilac for Christmas
Who in God’s name wants a lilac-coloured LG Chocolate phone? Really, they might as well have made a tigerskin edition. I’d buy that. But no, LG has announced that the Choc will be available in new silver and lilac versions this Christmas in the UK.
Silver DS Lite coming to Europe
Does the world want silver handheld gaming devices? I’ve always been quite pleased that Nintendo and Sony have shunned traditional gadget hues in favour of sleek black or white devices (or, in recent times, multicoloured ones).
Nevertheless, Nintendo has announced that its silver DS Lite will go on sale in Europe on 12th October for £99, which the company optimistically claims is “the perfect accessory whatever you’re wearing!” What if you’re clad entirely in gold?