Archive for December, 2010

iPad takes Gadget of the Year crown – Top 20 revealed

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

With the year drawing to close, it’s only fitting that a top 20 gadgets list is compiled, and thanks to consumer electronics site gdgt.com – we can reveal the best gizmos of the year and it is no surprise to see Apple’s iPad at the top of the tree.

The revolutionary iPad has seen rival companies scrambling to release their own versions to try and compete in the tablet space – which can only be a good thing for consumers.

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Driving Home For Christmas? Avoid The Queues with Live Sat Navs

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Britain’s roads are a bit of a mess at the minute, making travelling a treacherous issue in many parts of the country. But with the latest Sat Nav technology from the likes of Garmin, TomTom and Navigon, it isn’t all bad news for drivers.

So if you’re like Chris Rea and millions of other festive travellers ‘Driving Home For Christmas’, how does live data on the latest generation Sat Nav devices sound to you?

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The Worst iPad Rivals of 2010

Friday, December 17th, 2010

As it’s that time of year where nostalgic lists are all the rage, it would be rude not to get involved with all those best ofs, worst ofs, top 10s, and so forth.

Our little feature today looks back at three of the worst iPad rivals from 2010. Numerous different brands tried their hand at developing a monster tablet to compete with Apple’s market leader, but, needless to say, these manufacturers didn’t come close…

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Buy for Christmas or wait for the update?

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

We know just how prominent gadgets will be on wish lists this Christmas with hundreds of exciting gizmos jumping out at us in every store and on seemingly every website. But with numerous brands already planning an updated release of a particular product, is Christmas the time to buy?

In the next six to 12 months, all the big manufacturers – such as Apple, Sony and Samsung – will undoubtedly have irons in their fire and some upgrades have already been announced, so maybe we should have a little patience?

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Apple iPhone sweeps aside Xbox 360 in Gadget of the Century poll

Monday, December 13th, 2010

As mentioned here on December 6th, the CNET.com poll to work out the greatest gadget of the 21st century became a straight fight between the last two gadgets standing – the iPhone and the Xbox 360.

And after six weeks of techno-trash talking and gadget gabble, it was the Apple iPhone that reigned supreme.

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Sony PSP2 Graphics Rumours Gathering Pace

Friday, December 10th, 2010

According to the latest internet talk with rumours spreading like wildfire across tech forums, the PSP2 will feature graphics on par with the PlayStation 3.

Popular entertainment and gaming site IGN was the epicentre of the recent rumours and were more than confident in them, as they described the PSP2 as producing graphics ‘comparable to early PlayStation 3 titles’.

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Apple ‘iPad 2’ Just Months Away From UK Stores

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

It only seems like a matter of months since its innovative, original concept hit our shelves but talk is now rife about the iPad 2 being available as early as March 2011.

Mass production is set to take place in the early weeks of next year at Foxconn, the Chinese factory which produces numerous different components for Apple products, and they’re expected to ship an initial 500,000 iPad 2 units according to The DigiTimes.

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iPhone takes on Xbox in Greatest Gadget Poll

Monday, December 6th, 2010

CNET.com is up there with the very best when it comes to tech news, reviews and features and so being gadget freaks ourselves, we like to keep ourselves updated. And the big news in those neck of the woods is the titanic battle between the iPhone and the Xbox 360 to determine the greatest gadget of the 21st Century.

The tournament has been spread over six weeks to find the best gadget of the 21st Century so far and tech fans are being asked to whittle down a list of 32 gadgets until there’s just a single one remaining.

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British Men Prefer Grooming Over Gadgets This Christmas

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Like the snow outside, it seems these surveys are coming thick and fast! The latest one to catch our eye centres around the modern day male who it seems is far more interested in grooming than gadgets.

In fact, a massive 62% of fashion-savvy males have requested clothes on their Christmas list to Santa, with 4% asking for a pair of UGG boots! Deary me.

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Christmas Gadget Demands Leaving Parents Priced Out

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

We do love our surveys… normally because just around the corner, there’s another survey to dispel the one that we just read earlier! Just a few days after one bit of national research suggested gadgets will be THE most sought-after gift this Christmas, another study reckons otherwise…

Apparently, UK shoppers are being priced out of the gadget market with most requests from kids and teenagers sitting in the £429 – £599 bracket. With total gadget gift spend averaging £275 per gift buyer this Christmas, and only half of consumers willing to spend up to £200 on gadget gifts, buyers are unable to fulfil their friends and family’s expensive gadget wishes and are turning to more affordable gadget accessories.

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