Blizzard Lays Off 600 People, Mostly Non-Development Personnel

World of Warcraft developer Blizzard has announced massive lay-offs, letting about 600 people go. The company says this is the result of shifting “resources” and “overstaffing”. 90%  of departing staff is said to be non-development personnel and the World of Warcraft team seems to have remained unaffected.

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Warpia Debuts StreamEZ SWP700

Warpia has unveiled a new solution for making it easier to stream content from your PC to your TV. The new device is called the StreamEZ and plugs into the HDMI port on your notebook, desktop, or other device and streams content out to your TV. You can use the wireless streaming to shoot video from your Blu-ray player or game console out your TV as well.

StreamEZ

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Spiral Watch Design

TokyoFlash has another weird and wonderful concept watch design on show, looking to make the jump from concept to production over on its website, called the Spiral.

The Spiral watch, as you would think has a spiral design on its face which shows the current hours of minutes. Its been designed by Ignacio from Spain, and is an analogue watch rather the more popular LED or electronic watches normally showcased by TokyoFlash.

Spiral Watch

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Desktop Chair iPad And MacBook Stand

We have featured a number of different stands for the iPad and MacBook here at Geeky Gadgets, the latest one is from Japanese designer Moku Woodware, and it is called the Desktop Chair.

The Desktop Chair is a simple design,and it can be used to hold your iPad, your MacBook Pro or MacBook Air, and each one is hand made from natural basswood.

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PS3 Killzone 3 Multiplayer Goes Free-to-play (video)

As featured last week Killzone 3 on the PlayStation Entertainment Network has today gone free-to-play allowing you to experience the Killzone 3 gameplay without the need to part with any of your hard earned cash.

Named Killzone 3 Multiplayer, the new free standalone product features three game modes to enjoy: Guerrilla Warfare, Warzone and Operations. Watch the video after the jump to see PS3 Killzone 3 in action.

Killzone 3 Multiplayer

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A-Solar iOS Solar Power Dock

A-Solar has launched a new addition to their range of products this week in the form of the A-Solar iOS Power Dock. Which has been fitted with a powerful 6000mAh battery that can be charged using the integrated solar panel.

The A-Solar iOS Power Dock will charge an Apple iOS device equipped with a 30 pin connector, and is fitted with a LED status indicator and test button so you can keep updated on just how much battery power is remaining in the dock.

A-Solar iOS Power Dock

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PS Vita Fight Stick Mod For Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 (video)

If you are lucky enough to already own one of the new Sony PS Vita portable gaming consoles recently launched worldwide, and enjoy fighting games such as Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3.

This interesting fight stick mod might be worth a little more investigation. Its been designed to transform a humble PS Vita console in to a fully blown arcade cabinet style fighting controller. Letting you hammer out your moves in comfort. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.

PS Vita Fight Stick

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Canon 5D Mark III To Be Announced March 2nd?

Yesterday we saw some leaked photos of the new Canon 5D Mark III, and now it looks like Canon’s latest DSLR will be announced this Friday, the second of March.

The guys over at Canon Rumors have just received an invite, which you can see below to a Canon event which takes place on the 2nd of March, so it looks like we will know more about the new Canon 5D Mark III this Friday.

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Microsoft Transparent Kinect 3D PC Concept (video)

Microsoft Applied Sciences researchers have created a concept 3D PC thats has been created to enable uses to manipulate applications within a 3D environment.

The transparent screen on the new 3D PC concept makes it look like a visual trick. But as soon as you start interacting with your hands behind the screen, the illusion is shown in all its glory. Watch a video after the jump showing the concept in action, using bBehind the screen overlay interactions.

Microsoft transparent 3D PC

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Windows 8 Consumer Preview Download Now Available

Microsoft has now released the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, and it is now available to download, the download is around 3GB in size, so it make take a little while to download it.

The Windows 8 Consumer Preview comes with a wide range of new features, including the new Windows Store, with Microsoft’s new Metro Style apps and much more.

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