Author Archives: Julian Horsey

Julian is passionate about design and technology and in his career as a Creative Director worked on projects for BMW, Cadburys, Harrods Land Rover and Bose to name a few. He is a published author and is now heavily involved in web technology and multimedia. You can follow him on Google+.

Virgin Media TV Anywhere App Launches On Kindle Fire Tablets

Virgin Media TV Anywhere

Subscribers to Virgin Media that also own Kindle Fire tablets can now download a new application released this week to provide access to the Virgin Media TV Anywhere application from their Kindle Fire tablets.

The Virgin Media TV Anywhere Android app was launched at the end of last year and the latest edition to the app line-up can now be found over on the Amazon app store for Kindle Fire tablets.

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New PS4 Styx Master of Shadows Trailer Released (video)

Styx Master of Shadows

Gamers patiently waiting for the new Styx Master of Shadows game to launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC might enjoy this new teaser trailer released showing PS4 gameplay footage.

Styx Master of Shadows is currently under development by Cyanide Studios and will be published by Focus Home Interactive, to be released sometime later this year and has been built using the Unreal Engine 3 games engine.

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Elder Scrolls Online Reportedly Has 775,000 Subscribers


If you are thinking of taking advantage of the reduction in price for the Elder Scrolls Online game over on the Steam network. Thanks to the Quake Con Summer special currently in progress on Steam offering the online RPG for half its recommended selling price.

You might also be interested to know that a report published by SuperData Research via GamesIndustry International claims that the Elder Scrolls Online game was currently 772,374 subscribers in June of this year.

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Raspberry Pi Model B+ Explained By Raspberry Pi Founder Eben Upton (video)


At the beginning of this week the Raspberry Pi foundation launched a new addition to their range of mini PCs with the launch of the Raspberry Pi Model B+ which brings with it a number of new refinements building on the technology that was implemented in the original Raspberry Pi Model B launched back in 2011.

Eben Upton founder of the Raspberry Pi Foundation and creator of the iconic Raspberry Pi mini PC has this week released an interview explaining what you can expect from the new hardware as far as enhancements and changes.

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Nanoleaf Bloom Bulb Doesn’t Need A Dimmer Switch To Save Energy

Dimmer Switch

If you are looking to save money and thinking of installing a dimmer switch to save energy, you might be interested in a new revolutionary new light bulb called the Nanoleaf Bloom, which does not require a dimmer switch to be dimmed.

The Nanoleaf Bloom is fitted with a microprocessor that is capable of registering the number of time you flick the switch to then adapt its brightness to match without the need for a dimmer switch. Check out the video after the jump to learn more.

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New ZYYX 3D Printer Includes Unique Air Filtration System (video)

ZYYX 3D Printer

A new 3D printer has been unveiled this week called the ZYYX 3D Printer which has been designed in Sweden by Magicfirm Europe and brings with a unique built-in air filtration system to the market.

The ZYYX 3D Printer offers a printing size of 270 x 230 x 195 mm and uses Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) taking filament measuring 1.75mm in size and printing at a rate of 150mm/s using PLA, Flexible PLA, ABS, Laywood, Laybrick, T-glase, Nylon, PLA and TPU.

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Areal First Person Shooter Prototype Trailer Unveiled By West Games (video)


A quick teaser trailer has been released for the new first-person shooter (FPS) video game called Areal that is currently under development by the game studio responsible for the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series, West Games.

West Games are currently running a Kickstarter crowd funding campaign to help fund the development of a new Areal game. Check out the early prototype footage which is not representative of Areal’s final quality after the jump.

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First Acer Chromebox CXI2610 Spotted Before Official Launch

Acer Chromebox CXI2610

It seems that Acer may have inadvertently leaked details of their very first Chromebox system in the form of the new and as yet unannounced Acer Chromebox CXI2610.

Details of the new Acer Chromebox CXI2610 were spotted by Brad Linder from the Liliputing tech site, over on the Acer website, in a brochure of the company’s 2014 business products, which has since been removed.

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Acer Chromebooks Unveiled With Bay Trail And NVIDA Tegra Processing

Acer Chromebooks

Acer has this week unveiled two new Acer Chromebooks they have added to their range in the form of the new Acer C730 and CB5-311 laptops which come supplied running Google’s latest Chrome OS operating system.

The Acer Chromebook CB5-311 is fitted with a NVIDIA’s ARM Cortex-A15 quad-core processor with 192-core graphics, that can be supported by either 2 or 4 GB of RAM and fitted with either 16 or 32 GB of SSD storage.

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Valve Announces Dota 2 Championships 2014 Will Broadcast On ESPN Networks

Dota 2 Championships

Valve has today announced that the International Dota 2 Championships will be broadcast on ESPN Networks for the first time. With Dota 2 Championships to be aired Live on ESPN3, and exclusive Final Match Preview Show on ESPN2.

This years International Dota 2 Championships has a Compendium driven prize pool totalling over $10 million and will see players of the free-to-play, online action strategy game created by Valve battle it out for a share of the prize money.

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Giada D2308U Mini Gaming PC Now Available For $1,099

Giada D2308U

As well as launching their new Giada D2308 mini PC desktop system last month, gamers looking for a new mini gaming rig might be pleased to know that the Giada D2308U s now available to purchase and is priced around $1,099.

The Giada D2308U is fitted with a Intel Core i7-4500U 2C/4T 1.8GHz, Turbo Boost to 3.0GHz, processor supported by 2 x 4GB SO-DIMM DDR3L-1600MHz RAM.

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Pentax XG-1 Offer Massive 24 to 1,248 mm Equivalent Focal Length Zoom

Pentax XG-1

Ricoh has this week unveiled their new Pentax XG-1 DSLR style camera which is equipped with a massive 52-times optical zoom lens capable of reproducing an equivalent 24 to 1,248-mm focal length range.

The Pentax XG-1 is fitted with a 16-megapixel 1/2.33-inch CMOS sensor and can capture 9 frames per second when required as well as sporting a permanently attached 4.3-223.6-mm F2.8-F5.6 lens.

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