Archive for November, 2010

eBay Release Figures on Gadget Selling Prices This Month

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Ahead of the festive period, gadgets are truly being bought and sold like proverbial hot cakes! We’ve unearthed a great bit of statistical insight from the world’s monster auction site eBay, which shows just what people are spending on gadgets in time for Christmas.

The top selling gadgets included a number of new bits of tech, plus some household names that have been around for a while.

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Police Cars To Receive £1.5m Gadget Upgrade

Friday, November 26th, 2010

Gadgets aren’t just for entertainment of course – they can catch criminals too! And that’s why Hampshire Police are investing £1.5m to help patrol officers on the go.

The new in-car gadget will provide officers with access to their computers while on the move, with police chiefs approving 159 mobile data terminals to be fitted into patrol vehicles for phase one of the new roll-out.

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Sony PSP2 Rumours Suggest a Late 2011 Release Date

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Rumours are rife in the cyber world about what the potential Sony PSP2 will have in store, and when it will be unveiled.

The latest internet musings seem to point towards a Christmas 2011 release for the next-gen handheld gadget.

Sony have applied for patents which suggest an inclusion of pinch-to-zoom skills, as well as plans to include a trackpad which would handle touchscreen swipes without you having to prod the panel itself. The idea is to give gamers the chance to see the whole screen without obscuring it with their greasy paws.

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More of Us Are Using Portable Gadgets To Surf The Net

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

An increasing number of people are using their portable gadgets to surf the internet when out and about.

According to recent research from 3 Mobile, we’re rarely putting our bits of tech down – instead opting to access the internet at almost every opportunity!

The mobile telecoms provider surveyed 3,000 people and results showed that almost 75% of us use devices such as handheld games consoles, music players and tablets to access the web when in the comfort of our own lounge or bedroom.

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What Does Your Pocket Gadget Say About You?

Friday, November 19th, 2010

In years gone by, it seemed that handshakes, our hairstyles, and our dress sense spoke volumes about us and was what people would instantly pick up on.

Apparently, handshakes needed to be firm but not too firm. Too firm means you’re trying too hard. Seriously, people actually think like this! Studies have even shown that upon meeting someone for the first time, they would form an opinion about you in three seconds.

And so bearing this in mind, a new book has been released which explains how we now mould our perception of others based on the tech of their choice.

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Christmas gadget overload? Let it go! Let it go! Let it go!

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Jingle bells, jingle bells, gadgets all the way! But could Christmas actually end up being too much of a gadget overload?

According to a new YouGov survey that polled nearly 2,000 adults, the answer is a resounding yes.

Gadgets are the most in-demand gifts this festive season yet the study suggests around £1 billion worth of products could end up in a gadget graveyard of unwanted presents.

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Sellers Urged to be Wary of Supermarket Gadget Offers

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Here at Gadget Panda, we’re fully behind eco-friendly procedures and would advise anyone to recycle the worthless stuff they don’t need or want.

However when it comes to gadgets, there is always a happy home waiting for your second-hand piece of tech; that old saying about one man’s junk being another man’s treasure certainly rings true here!

And of course, times are tight around the world in this post-recession period and with Christmas fast approaching, any source of extra income is welcomed by most. So if you’re looking to sell your PSP, iPod or Nintendo DS for example, head to Gadget Panda today and you will receive one of the best offers you’re likely to get – providing some cash just in time for Christmas!

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Nintendo 3DS Launch Will Not Leave DS Neglected

Friday, November 12th, 2010

The much anticipated release of the Nintendo 3DS is gathering pace ahead of its launch in the UK – but the Japanese electronics giant has assured DS users that its commitment to its earlier products will not waver.

The DS has been a big worldwide hit, shifting millions of units since the original launched, with the DS Lite, the DSi and, recently, the DSi XL, following in its footsteps.

But Nintendo have said they have no plan to end the life cycle of the DS family ahead of the 3DS launch in February for Japan and March for the rest of the world next year.

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GameStop Vice President: The Sony PSP is the biggest disappointment of 2010

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Bob McKenzie, GameStop’s senior Vice President of merchandising and marketing, has said the Sony PSP is the biggest disappointment of 2010.

When asked to find a failure in the gaming industry this year, McKenzie, of the videogame retailer, labelled the game console Sony PSP.

Reasons of complaint focused around the lack of quality new releases this year and their inability to compete with the app market.

“If I were to pick a disappointment, the only thing would be looking at the number of titles that launched on the PSP format compared to the prior year,” McKenzie told video game publication Eurogamer in a recent interview.

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Christmas Gift Survey Shows Kids Just Crave A Bit of Apple

Monday, November 8th, 2010

The festive season is nearing ever closer; the reason we can tell is because it’s taking us 15 minutes longer to get out of bed! But Baltic temperatures aside, we love Christmas just as much as the little kids do.

Speaking of kids – the Duracell Toy Report was announced recently which indicated that once again, gadgets are taking over from old fashioned toys on the wish lists of children up and down the country. Move over Lego, toy cars and Barbie; it’s all about the Apple products.

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