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Xbox cloud service goes live

July 7, 2011 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Xbox cloud service goes live

Console maker Microsoft has launched its cloud service for Xbox Live. Although now only available for a handful of Xbox Live Arcade games, the functionality will allow gamers to save their games in the cloud, as opposed to a memory unit or their Xbox consoles. These saved files can then be accessed from any Xbox [&hellip...

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Tomita suing Nintendo over 3DS patent

July 7, 2011 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Tomita suing Nintendo over 3DS patent

Nintendo successfully launched their glasses-free 3D handheld gaming console a while back, and while the technology used isn’t new, Tomita Technologies saw it fit to sue Nintendo for allegedly infringing on a patent filed in 2003 and issued in 2008. Media...

Microsoft demanding Android payment from Samsung

July 7, 2011 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Microsoft demanding Android payment from Samsung

Microsoft is apparently demanding a payment of $15 USD for every Samsung handset the company makes that uses Google’s Android operating system. Samsung is more than likely going to seek to reduce the payment to around $10, as it would like to improve its...

Square Enix to release Final Fantasy rhythm game

July 7, 2011 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Square Enix to release Final Fantasy rhythm game

Game developer Square Enix will be releasing the latest instalment of the successful Final Fantasy franchise as rhythm-based title for the 3DS. According to reports in Japan, the game will be titled Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, and Japanese magazine Shonen Jump...

RIM joins African scholarship campaign

July 7, 2011 • Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on RIM joins African scholarship campaign

Blackberry maker Research In Motion has become the first company to join the One-for-Many Scholarship campaign, which enables some of the most promising African maths and science graduates to study at the prestigious African Institute for Mathematical...

HP to release upgraded TouchPad

July 6, 2011 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on HP to release upgraded TouchPad

HP’s TouchPad has barely been released in the US, and there are already plans to release an upgraded version later this year. From confidential product briefs, it was revealed that the company will release new webOS devices. A new white TouchPad is due to...

PlayStation Network to get a re-design

July 6, 2011 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on PlayStation Network to get a re-design

There are various rumours that Sony is testing a design upgrade to their online market store, PlayStation Network. The aim of the new design is to de-clutter the screen with what sources are calling “an aesthetic layout with logically marked sections...

Mortal Kombat’s Kenshi now available

July 6, 2011 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Mortal Kombat’s Kenshi now available

Warner Bros. Interactive and NetherRealm Studios announced that Mortal Kombat’s Kenshi is now available for download on PlayStation Network and Microsoft Xbox Live. Joining the recently released downloadable blood-thirsty warrior Skarlet, Kenshi is the...

Apple iPhone more popular than Blackberry

July 6, 2011 • Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and TelecomsComments (2)

comScore, a company that measures the digital world, released data from the comScore MobiLens service, reporting key trends in the U.S. mobile phone industry during the three month average period ending May 2011. The study surveyed more than 30,000 U.S....

BlackBerry Bold 9780 apps make for happy smiles

July 5, 2011 • Gadgets and GamingComments (1)

Are you the proud owner of a new BlackBerry Bold 9780 smartphone which boasts a five megapixel camera that captures sharp and vibrant images? Then head for the BlackBerry App World to download some great apps that will make your happy-snapping even happier....

LG sets 40 million sales goal

July 5, 2011 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on LG sets 40 million sales goal

LG Electronics has set a sales goal of 40 million television sets including Smart TVs, 3D TVs, and LED-backlight TVs in 2011. Even as most African countries are set to beat the 2015 deadline for migrating from analogue to digital terrestrial broadcasting,...

MKi9200 released for wireless in-car calls

July 5, 2011 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on MKi9200 released for wireless in-car calls

Parrot, the manufactures of wireless peripherals for mobile phones, has released the MKi9200 for the South African market. The car kit, with a detachable colour display, has the ability to play music from any Bluetooth stereo (A2DP) compatible devices, as...

Rockstar won’t work with Team Bondi again

July 5, 2011 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Rockstar won’t work with Team Bondi again

L.A Noire developer Team Bondi made the news in Australia, not for being the developer of one of the most realistic detective games, but for their apparent unfair labour practices. It has been claimed by staff members that they were forced to work over-time...

Microsoft confident Gears of War 3 will be a blockbuster

July 5, 2011 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Microsoft confident Gears of War 3 will be a blockbuster

Microsoft is so confident in the third-person shooter Gears of War 3, that the company has stated that it will be the biggest game to be released this year on the Xbox360. The third instalment of the franchise is due to be released in September. “The...

Apple’s iPad outsells laptops

July 5, 2011 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Apple’s iPad outsells laptops

Apple’s iPad has had a massive impact on the local market, so much so, that retailers in South Africa have noted an increase in sales of the device, which has led to the decline in the sale of PCs and laptops. “It appears the sales of iPad and iPad2,...

Nigeria gets Intel’s 2nd generation core processor

July 4, 2011 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Nigeria gets Intel’s 2nd generation core processor

Intel, a global silicon innovation company, has unveiled its second-generation core processor in Nigeria in order to enhance productivity, communication and the use of the Internet. Ozerk Ege Ertem, Intel sales and marketing manager for Middle East, Turkey...