Microsoft Launches HelpBridge Disaster Relief App (video)

Microsoft has launched a new Disaster Relief application this week called HelpBridge, which has been created to simplify the process of notifying loved ones by simultaneously sending an e-mail and SMS to the communities you select & posting a message to your Facebook wall.  Watch the video by Microsoft after the jump to learn more about the HelpBridge project and see it in action.


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Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition Launches On Steam For $20 (video)

Baldurs Gate fans patiently waiting for the launch of the new Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition to arrive on Valve’s Steam network will be pleased to learn that the new release is now available to purchase for $19.99.

Baldur’s Gate was first released back in 1998 winning a number of awards and winning over millions of fans worldwide. Now running an upgraded and improved version of the Infinity Engine, Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition™ includes the entire Baldur’s Gate adventure.

Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition

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Genius Gila Professional 12 Button, 72 Macro Gaming Mouse

Genius have this week taken the wraps off their new Genius Gila Professional gaming mouse, which they have equipped with a massive 12 buttons, allowing you to make sure all your most important commands are within easy reach.

The Genius Gila gaming mouse is also equipped with LED lighting and features a metallic finish, together with the ability to create 72 macro combinations using its 12 buttons.

Genius Gila gaming mouse

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Skype To Replace Xbox Live Chat

Back at the beginning of this month Microsoft announced that its would be replacing its Messenger service with Skype on March 15th 2013. Now it looks like Microsoft has similar plans for replacing Xbox Live with Skype.

Sources close to the Microsoft have informed the CVG gaming website of the news explaining that Microsoft is looking to “consolidating all their communications technology”.

Skype To Replace Xbox Live Chat

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IK Multimedia Lightning Port Equipped iRig HD iOS Adapter

During CES 2013 last week IK Multimedia unveiled a new range of devices it had launched with Android support included allowing Android device owners to enjoy devices from the IK Multimedia including the  IK Multimedia iRig and iKlip.

This week IK Multimedia have announced the release of their iRig HD iOS Adapter which is now equipped with a Apple Lightning port connection, allowing owners of the latest Apple devices to enjoy it.

IK Multimedia Lightning Port

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343 Industries Unveils New Real Life Halo Warthog Vehicle

Microsoft have commissioned the Aria Group who specialise in created replica cars for Hollywood movies to create a new Halo Warthog vehicle as used in the newly released Halo game created by 343 Industries.

Its not the first time Microsoft has commissioned a Warthog to be made and a few years ago asked special effects company WETA to create and build a fully working replica Warthog vehicle from the Halo universe.

Halo Warthog

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Fix It Sticks Bicycle Multitool Hits Kickstarter (video)

If yu enjoy riding your bike but would prefer not to carry bulky tools to adjust and repair your bike when the unexpected happens, you might be interested in a new gadget which is currently looking for funding over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website, called Fix It Sticks.

Fix It Sticks is a unique  Bicycle Multitool which has been designed by cyclist Brian Davis, and has been designed to be light, versatile and as “tough as nails” . Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the Fix It Sticks project and see it in action.

Fix It Sticks Bicycle Multitool

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Ainol Novo 7 Venus Android 4.1 Tablet Launches For $140

Ainol has this week added a new addition to their range of Android tablets, in the form of the newly launched Ainol Novo 7 Venus, which is available to purchase for around $140.

The Ainol Novo 7 Venus tablet id equipped with a 7 inch capacitive multitouch IPS display sporting a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, powered by a quad-core ATM7029 processor , supported by 1GB of RAM.

Ainol Novo 7 Venus Tablet

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AirDroid v2 Beta Browser Android Device Manager Now Available To All (video)

After being in closed beta developed a  new update has rolled out to the handy browser based application AirDroid, taking it to version two and bringing with it a number of new features and enhancements, as well as opening the beta up to all.

AirDroid v2 Beta has been designed to provide Android users with a free app that allows you to manage your Android device by logging into your account via a web browser. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.

AirDroid v2 Beta

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Beatoven Cooking Pot Midi Music Maker (video)

Interaction artist Viktor Jan has created a unique way to create music, transforming a cooking pot into a Midi DJ interface, using a little Arduino magic.

When electrified objects go into the cooking pot, they send current through the pot to an onboard Arduino, which then creates tones and beats for that object, that can be further manipulated using the extra dials and knobs on the side. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the Beatoven project and see it in action.


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Leap Motion Partners With Best Buy For Exclusive Retail Launch (video)

Leap Motion the creators of the small Leap motion gesture controller that is 200 times more accurate than Microsoft’s Kinect gesture controller. Has this week announced that they are partnering with Best Buy to offer customers an exclusive package.

The new Best Buy Exclusive Leap Motion package is expected to be available to pre-order from next month and will finally be available from both the Best Buy website and high street stores, throughout the US.

Leap Motion

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Lego Castlevania Fan Film Released After 7 Years Of Work (video)

We have featured a number of fan made films and that have been created using Lego, but the KastleVania 4, Castlevania fan film has to be the most epic, spanning a massive 2 hours and 26 minutes.

The Castlevania fan film has been constructed and filmed by three brothers from Finland, and is based on Konami’s Castlevania series of games, which centred around fighting vampires and the undead and usually leading up to an epic confrontation with Count Dracula himself.

KastleVania 4

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