Batman: Arkham City Latest Villain Revealed (video)

It look like Batman will have his work cut out in the new Batman game reading for release. As Rocksteady has revealed yet another villain that will in the new Batman: Arkham City game joining the likes of Penguin, Solomon Grundy, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, The Riddler and Two Face naming just a few.

The latest villain to be unveiled is Deadshot who is equipped with a mask with eyeholes and a targeting system over his right eye, together with wrist-mounted guns and two sidearms, as well as a sniper rifle. View the video after the jump to reveal a little more insight into the character.

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Windows 8 To Feature The Ability To Make Phone Calls?

We have already had a good look at some of the new functions as well as the new apps in Microsoft’s Windows 8, and now it would appear that there will be another new feature in Windows 8 when it launches.

The guys over at I Started Something spotted something interesting in Windows 8, as you can see in the photo below there is something called ‘Missed Calls’, which would indicate that Windows 8 tablets could have the ability to make and receive calls.

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Gear of War 3 Weapon And Character Videos Leaked (video)

Gears of War 3 is set to be launched tomorrow, however new videos have been leaked a little early showing the games new weapons and characters.Whetting your appetite a little more before the big day.

The videos after the jump reveals how the weapon skins will look in game together with a three minute gameplay preview of Gears of War 3 Blood Drive (bottom). Enjoy!

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Korea’s KT Telecom Announces NFC Enabled iPhone Case

We have heard that Apple may be looking to bring NFC (Near Field Communications) payment to the new iPhone 5, but now it would appear that Korean mobile carrier KT Telecom could be the first company to bring NFC payments to the iPhone in the form of an NFC enabled case for the iPhone 4.

The company has just launched its own NFC payment system for the iPhone 4, and it comes in the form of the iCarte 420K NFC case, that can be used for purchases with retailers, restaurants, cinemas an more.

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Awesome Daft Punk Replica Helmet Complete With Programmable LED Faceplate (video)

If you are a fan of Thomas Bangalter’s helmet from the Daft Punk music duo. Harrison Krix of Volpin Props has created his very own awesome replica helmet which took around 4 months to build from scratch and even includes its very own programmable LED faceplate. Watch the video after the jump to see the construction process and the helmet in action.

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“Its Playing” iOS Video Player With AC3 And Open In Support

If you are looking for an iOS media player with AC3 support you might be interested to learn that a new application has been released called “Its Playing” that supports AC3 audio and is equipped with a volume boost feature and plenty of other useful enhancements.

Other features on the new iOS player includes the ability to open files from other iOS applications on your iPad or iPhone which support “Open In..” commands such as Dropbox and Mail making it even easier to play media files.

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Google Wallet Payment Terminal Spotted Ahead Of Official Launch

We heard earlier that Google is expected to roll out its new Google Wallet service some time today, this has yet to be confirmed by Google, but more evidence has appeared which points to the imminent launch of Google Wallet.

The photo below was taken by Ian Kennedy from GigaOm at a Peet’s Coffee shop in San Francisco, and you can clearly see that one of the payment options is Google Wallet.

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Windows 8 Metro Apps Will Only Be Available From Microsoft’s Windows Store

Microsoft has announced that its Windows 8 Metro applications will only be available from their own Windows Store, the official name given to Microsoft’s apps store.

Following in Apple’s footsteps and taking full control over what will an won’t be sold in their store. Microsoft director Ted Dworkin explained that the Windows Store will be used to restrict Metro app distribution to ensure the software applications are secure and appropriate.

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Sony Confirms PS Vita Will Be Region-Free

Over the weekend Sony has officially confirmed that their new PS Vita gaming console will indeed by region-free enabling it to play any game released in any country worldwide.

The announcement was made by Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida via a Tweet confirming the statement made by Sony’s Michael Denny back in June who explained that to the best of his knowledge the PS Vita was going to be region-free unlocked on arrival.

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Samsung Galaxy S III Specifications Leaked?

The Samsung Galaxy S II just went on sale in the US with a range of mobile carriers, and now some reported specifications on the next generation Galaxy S smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S III have appeared online.

An anonymous member of 4Chan has reportedly received some information from a Samsung rep on the new Samsung Galaxy S II and if these specifications turn out to be correct it is going to be a very interesting Android smartphone.

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Facebook Enabling Twitter Updates From Your Facebook Pages

Following on from the announcement from Facebook last week unveiling their new Subscribe button Facebook have now unveiled that they will integrating a little closer with Twitter as well. Enabling Facebook users to update their Twitter accounts without the need for third party applications.

You will now be able to send your public Facebook status updates to a linked Twitter account, before linking to Twitter was only possible from Facebook pages that had been created for businesses, bands or public figures.

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HTC To Announce New UK Smartphones October 6th

HTC is holding a special press event tomorrow the 20th of September, where we are expecting them to unveil a new range of smartphones, one of those was thought to be the new HTC Vigor.

Now it would appear that HTC has another press event planned for the UK for the 6th of October, where they are also expected to unveil a new range of devices, and according to Slashgear we may have to wait until then to see the new Vigor.

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