September 2010 Archives

Sep 30, 2010

10 things Android does better than an iPad

Posted by in Choose My Gadget, Featured, Gadgets, Tablets
Android phones

This Christmas the social gadgeteer has so many exciting bits of tech to choose from, you may not know which way to turn. From 3D HDTVs, Google’s amazing Google TV, new Xboxes, social cameras and more, it’s a tough choice to work out just how to spend the hard earned fruits of your labours. So […]


Sep 29, 2010

Denon RCD-N7: The iPhone-controllable Wi-Fi Hi-Fi with AirPlay support

Posted by in Apple iTunes, Audio, Music Services, Wireless Stereo Systems
Denon RCD-N7 CD receiver

Denon, the Japanese purveyors of fine hi-fi, have just announced the Denon RCD-N7 “Network CD Receiver”, a name which does nothing to reveal the glorious Appley nature that underlies this beast of a music system. At first glance, it seems to be just a normal CD player and amp, albeit with an iPod dock on […]


Sep 28, 2010

Apple TV, Google TV and 6 other Internet TV players compared: which should you buy?

Posted by in Featured, Internet TV, Media Center, Video and TV
Apple TV Internet TV player

There’s a revolution in TV brewing, with Apple, Google, Boxee, Roku, Sony, TiVo and Western Digital all selling new set top boxes that combine the best features of your HDTV (namely, its screen) with the best features of the Web – plus your own pictures and videos thrown in for good measure. But which system […]


Sep 27, 2010

Nvidia tips smartphones to replace set top boxes

Posted by in Coming Soon, News
Nvidia's Jen-Hsun Huang

Nvidia chief Jen-Hsun Huang has been peerin ginto his crystal ball, and one thing he tips is the smartphone of the future replacing your set to box. “It’s a foregone conclusion that the personal computer of the future is this size,” said Huang, holding up his smartphone. “You could add wireless HDMI to it someday, […]


Sep 22, 2010

Microsoft finally brings the Zune HD to the UK

Posted by in MP3 Players, Music Services, Portable Gadgets
Zune HD in black

It’s certainly an announcement many didn’t expect but Microsoft has finally decided to bring to the UK its (admittedly rather good) portable jukebox, Zune HD. Microsoft made the strange decision a while ago to keep the Zune family stateside, but now, after being on sale in the US for over a year, the Zune is […]


Sep 21, 2010

Dual-core Nvidia-powered HTC Tablet on its way

Posted by in Tablets
HTC Tablet

It’s the news many have been waiting for – HTC, possibly Taiwan’s coolest phone maker, are looking to enter the Android tablet race in early 2011. HTC are rightly seen as Android’s quality benchmark device manufacturer, so we can expect any device bearing their name will be of a high standard. So what does the […]


Sep 21, 2010

Cool media phone but no DLNA or HDMI? HTC Tube to the rescue

Posted by in DLNA, Media Receiver
HTC Tube

Got an awesome Android phone with excellent media capabilites like 720p video recording or HD playback? Ever use them? No? Sure you don’t – just who does want to faff around with memory cards or cables and transfers that take ages? Well HTC hears ya loud and clear, and is bringing out the HTC Tube […]


Sep 20, 2010

Google Music goes cloud to cloud with iTunes

Posted by in Google Music, Music, Music Services
Google Music

Further details are emerging about Google’s forthcoming cloud music service, and it makes for interesting reading. A $25 per year ‘locker’ fee will let you store your songs in the cloud, as well as give you full song previews (none of your 30 seconds here) and heavily integrated social interaction. Let’s take a more detailed […]


Sep 20, 2010

Can the Boxee Box compete with Apple TV and Google TV?

Posted by in Internet TV, Media Receiver, Video and TV
Boxee Box review

The long-time coming hardware version of the Boxee software is about to finally be released. Called the Boxee Box, it is what the name hints at – Boxee but in its own box, all ready to go. For those who are unaware, Boxee is a software media centre that is a direct descendant of the […]


Sep 14, 2010

Panasonic adds pearlescent buff to its Viera D28 HDTVs

Posted by in HDTV, Manufacturer, Panasonic, Video and TV
Panasonic Viera HDTVs

Ever open to new ideas, Panasonic’s new Viera Pure line aims for maybe a slightly different demographic to the usual AV buffs. The LCD TVs are to be made available in a selection of different coloured frames from the industry standard black, including purple, silver and ice white. Panasonic have also added a pearlescent buff […]