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What can be done to halt US video games sales’ dip?

What can be done to halt US video games sales’ dip?

image courtesy of dgoomany (via Flickr)   With the video game industry showing continued signs of turmoil as a weak November adds to pressure for embattled retailers, we take a look at what the industry can do to give its halo a little more lustre.
Nokia maps out strategy to compete with Google

Nokia maps out strategy to compete with Google

image courtesy of pocketnow.com   Nokia is hoping its first foray into digital maps for mobile phones won’t be a rotten Apple like a certain other competitor’s attempts to challenge Google’s map monopoly. The Finnish firm seized on the opportunity provided by the troubled launch of Apple Maps to try and be the best new...
IBM's Bright Idea to Speed Up Internet Services

IBM’s Bright Idea to Speed Up Internet Services

image courtesy of IBM.com   IBM has come up with a novel way to boost the delivery of internet data by using pulses of light instead of electrical signals. The chip giant is hopeful that the technology, which can eventually lead to faster mobile internet services, will one day enable it to shift large levels of...
Exit fight enter light: Metallica ends Spotify feud

Exit fight enter light: Metallica ends Spotify feud

  Metallica has opened its entire back catalogue to the music streaming service Spotify in a move that ends a long-running dispute with Napster co-founder Sean Parker.   In a move that signalled the end to the Holier Than Thou attitudes that kept the two warring sides at arm’s length, drummer Lars Ulrich appeared on...
NFC Contactless Payment Roll Out To London Buses

NFC Contactless Payment Roll Out To London Buses

image courtesy of  Matthew Black (via Flickr)   Starting on Thursday 13 December, 2012 London Buses was the first mode of transport in the UK to accept contactless bank card payments. This means entire fleet of 8,500 buses now accepts these payments, enabling passengers who have a Maestro or Mastercard NFC card to pay their fare using...
Top Star Wars Moments

Top Star Wars Moments

image courtesy of dailyfilmdose.com   Star Wars creator George Lucas has finally sold of the family jewels to Disney in a deal worth over $4 billion. Disney aims to squeeze out as much juice from the franchise as possible by unveiling a new movie every couple of years or so from 2015. As you wait in...
Assassin's Creed 3: Revolution-ary visuals and a Man Called Connor

Assassin’s Creed 3: Revolution-ary visuals and a Man Called Connor

  image courtesy of assassinscreed.wikia.com     Assassin’s Creed 3 is a cut above the rest and worth the hype. It has to be one of 2012’s best ways to spend fifty hours of your existence. Go buy it now. Seriously. The game is everything you would expect from the Ubisoft series: epic in size and...
Top Star Wars Creatures

Top Star Wars Creatures

Star Wars supremo George Lucas has finally sold his golden goose to Disney in a deal worth over $4 billion. Disney plans to put the franchise into hyperdrive by releasing a new movie every couple of years or so from 2015. As you await the old juggernaut to launch its next blockbuster, here is a...
Microsoft Surface - A Worthy Challenger to the iPad?

Microsoft Surface – A Worthy Challenger to the iPad?

Image courtesy of technabob.com   So the Microsoft Surface tablet is finally upon us. After months and years of waiting, a tangible rival to the Apple-flavoured hegemony has arrived. But what does this Windows RT flavoured fruit taste like?