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  • Kindle Fire OS 3.1 Integrates Goodreads, Introduces Chromecast-like Second Screen

    November 21, 2013 7:34 PM 29

    Amazon has launched an update for its Fire OS, which powers the Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HDX tablets. And as noted in the Kindle Fire HDX review, it’s the software experience that makes it different from any other Android tablet. Fire OS 3.1 has deep integration with Goodreads, the community of book lovers for recommendations and reviews. There’s

  • Xbox One midnight launch at Game, not Asda or Tesco

    November 21, 2013 5:23 PM 23

    Whether you are intending to stay up and get hold of your next generation Xbox One at midnight or get up early tomorrow Game offers details of their stores opening times to coincide with the midnight launch. In addition, those of you wanting to get hold of Xbox One titles before anyone else can also check out which branches will be open and at what time. For those

  • Bookies tip PS4 for next-gen dominance this Christmas

    November 21, 2013 2:15 PM 23

    Paddy Power has installed PS4 as its firm favourite to be the best-selling console of 2013. It has shortened odds on Sony’s machine to just 1/8 while odds on Xbox One claiming the crown have, in its words, “tumbled” from 11/4 to 9/2. “It’s been all one way traffic in the betting,” a Paddy Power spokesperson stated. “It looks as though it’s game over for Xbox in the eyes of our punters

  • Amazon Offering 30 Day Free Trial On Kindle Fire HDX

    November 21, 2013 10:14 AM 19

    Amazon is looking to get its latest Android tablet, the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX in the hands of more of its customers, as it is now offering a 30 day free trial on the tablet. Amazon offered a 30 day trial on their devices previously, but you were charged up front, and then refunded if you returned the device within 30 days. The company is now letting

  • Ubisoft: "On PC you don't really care about the performance"

    November 21, 2013 9:29 AM 22

    Publisher Ubisoft is already not at the top of many PC gamers’ Christmas lists and new comments from an Assassin’s Creed producer are unlikely to help. The PC version of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag has irked some quarters of the PC fraternity having been accused of a lack of optimisation – even very powerful gaming machines are struggling to run it at 60fps at 1080p. Now Videogamer

  • Call Of Duty: Ghosts stuttering on PS4 caused by the frame rate jumping above 60fps

    November 20, 2013 6:01 PM 26

    New 1080p patch fixes it for the most part Interesting news has emerged on the stuttering frame rate that Call Of Duty: Ghosts players are experiencing on the PS4. It has been reported that Call Of Duty: Ghosts was experiencing frame-rate issues on the PS4 and Eurogamer's tech boffins Digital Foundry have discovered that the stuttering has been caused

  • Shorter .UK Web Address To Replace Some Sites

    November 20, 2013 4:30 PM 25

    The new domain name can be used instead of addresses from next summer but some are worried it could confuse internet users. New .uk web addresses are to be introduced next summer as an alternative to and domains. Nominet, the non-profit organisation in charge of the naming system, said bringing in the shorter suffix was the biggest

  • LG 'looking into' reports its smart TVs are sharing private data

    November 20, 2013 12:51 PM 22

    LG's smart TVs are sending information on what channels you watch and the names of media files you stream over your network -- even if you turn the setting off. That's according to a UK blogger called Doctor Beet, who details his efforts to track his TV's snooping in a blog post published yesterday. Having noticed ads pop up on the homescreen of his Internet-connected

  • despite her not being able to drive (From Basildon Recorder)

    November 20, 2013 11:06 AM 14

    A MAN tried to avoid a speeding fine by claiming his grandmother had been driving her car - despite her never having been to Britain. Dillon Coker, 26, was caught speeding by a camera on the A127 near Laindon. Coker, of Central Park Avenue, Dagenham, had been travelling at 51mph in a 40mph zone just after 3am on January 6. After receiving a fixed penalty

  • Kano, the modular Raspberry Pi powered DIY computer that ‘anyone can make’

    November 20, 2013 10:37 AM 26

    We’re loving this. Kickstarter-backed Raspberry Pi-project Kano is the latest open-source computing project to make us want to reach into our wallets and back. Developed in part by founders Alex Klein and Yonatan Raz-Fridman, Kano is a the US$99 (targeted price) Raspberry Pi PC that “anyone can build”. For once, a slogan is more than mere marketing