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Is the world ready for 4K gaming

Unless you have been living under a rock since 2012, you will have probably heard the words “ultra HD” and “4K” banded around like it’s the greatest thing since sliced bread. This new tech is slowly and gradually adapting its way across the screen world and that includes everything 32 inch up and PC monitors. So currently, your 1080p TV sits at a resolution of 1920 x 1080. 1080 lines of horizontal and vertical resolution respectively. Your UHD TV or Monitor (which officially is just shy of 4k) is 3840 x 2160, four times the horizontal lines of full...

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The Rise of Hip Hop Headphones

For the past six years hip hop celebrity endorsed headphones have promised a better listening experience for the consumer. There’s some debate among music fans about whether the sound quality is there, or whether they’re more of a fashion statement than anything else, but one thing is certainly true: they continue to dominate the headphone industry. It All Started with Dr. Dre Teaming up with Monster in 2008, Dr. Dre set out to change the sound of hip hop music for fans everywhere with the release of Beats headphones. Since then, many other hip hop acts have teamed up...

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Most Anticipated Online Games for 2014

2014 is set to be a great year for the video gaming world, with the release of the next generation of video-gaming consoles being released in December: the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. Along with the vast improvements and leaps forward in performance, graphics and overall gameplay experience, gaming development companies will be aiming to create the ultimate online experience for most of their flagship video games. Broadband providers will want to extend their fibre optic cabling for next year, given that gamers across the country will be needing ultra-high speed internet for the ultimate online gaming experience....

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AirPlay Compatible iPod/iPhone/iPad Speakers

When iOS 4.2 came out to update your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch it opened the ability for AirPlay functionality. Basically AirPlay was Apple re-branding its AirTunes feature allowing compatible products to stream your media from iTunes through your home network whether it be photos, video or your music from any thing running the supporting operating system. There hasn’t been a mass amount of supporting products but today we have two new docking stations. One is the probably “reasonably priced” JBL On Air and the other a rather odd-looking and expensive Philips Fidelio Soundphere. The JBL is ring shaped to distribute sound and the AirPlay tech allows you to stream your goods to it directly from your iPod/iPad/iPhone or any computer on your network running iTunes. It also has the traditional docking port for people without the AirPlay function and a colour LCD to tell you what’s going on as well as showing Album art too. It also has an FM radio Tuner and alarm clock options too. Sadly JBL haven’t put any release dates or prices as of yet but most of their other products are reasonably priced.   Yes they’re speakers. Looking like something out of a sci-fi movie these certainly are the future of iPod docking stations. Again using the AirPlay function you can hook up your compatible device and stream away. The odd shape isn’t...

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Couple of Budget Phones for you

Ok their not smartphones by any means but Samsung and Nokia have two new budget phones for the pay as you go market, the cheapskates and the technophobes. Smartphones they are not but they certainly do the job of ringing people and texting with the added bonus of some basic features. Firstly we have the Samsung Corby II. 3.14” Touchscreen EDGE connectivity microSD up to 16GB Bluetooth 3.0 WiFi Samsung TouchWiz UI Social Networking Functions As you can see it is pretty basic but obviously the price will reflect it’s lack of “smartness”. Available first in Germany of all places first we should see it appear on our shores soon afterwards although we don’t have a retail price for it just yet. Secondly there’s the Nokia X1-00. Nokia are really good at making the ultra-budget phones and have made some in the past cheaper than anyone else but still with that Nokia build quality you expect from the Finnish mobile makers. This is even more basic than the previous phone however. It doesn’t even have a touchscreen It does have its own stand out features though although i think the market they’re aiming for are the annoying kind that make public transport unbearable Colour screen Series 30 software microSD support to 16GB Speaker on the reverse (increased frequency range so the sound quality is better than your average phone...

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