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  • Feature: Five tips for tech shopping this Christmas | Teic.ie
    rich device out there so don t aim to buy the one with the most bells and whistles If you do you ll have wasted your money on something you ll never use properly 3 Don t settle on the first price Buying tech is much like buying anything shop around for the best price Certain gadgets like iPods and games consoles tend to have a static price set by the manufacturers but TVs laptops PCs and cameras are much more flexible You ll be amazed just how much of a price difference there is between two shops on the same street Likewise you might find that the cost of travelling to Newry is recouped twice over in the saving made from buying your tech there Don t forget to look online also even if it is just to check prices If you decide to buy from a website be sure you trust it though and at this time of year it s also important to ensure they have it in stock and can get it to you before 25th December 4 Check the warranty Should you buy online or even in the North make sure your tech s warranty is going to cover you Things like laptops and some cameras have an international warranty because they are designed for travel but others will only cover repairs in their country of origin If you bought from a US website that could leave you stranded should anything go wrong so you may need to bear that in mind when you re doing your cost benefit analysis of online shopping 5 Don t forget the batteries OK not many gadgets need to come with a pack of AAs any more although some still do but there are a few extras you may

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  • Microsoft confirm new 360 controller | Teic.ie
    have been made a bit more concave the X Y A B buttons have been made black white and grey which could prove confusing for games that use the old colours on screen when directing users and the body itself has been given a nice silver matte sheen Before the twist and after It is due to hit US shops in early November for 65 and will only be bundled with the play and charge kit According to Nelson it will replace the old wireless controller so expect this to become the de facto 360 controller fairly sharpish When it makes its way to Irish shores is currently unknown but given the company s apparent love of global accessory roll outs there is nothing to stop it getting here before Christmas Microsoft is not a complete stranger to controller re designs in the middle of a console s life cycle A far more significant overhaul of the original Xbox s controller was made after the first proved to be unpopular with users largely due to its significant size At that time the smaller Controller S which was originally designed for the Japanese market only was rolled out internationally This quickly became the standard controller and is the basis of the one still used with the 360 today Related Posts Competition Samsung ST550 winner announced No Comments Feb 24 2010 Opinion HP show they are tuned in to tablets No Comments May 11 2010 Entertainment ie lists its favourite things No Comments Sep 30 2009 BBC programmes to be made into games No Comments Jan 22 2010 Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Name Email Address Website Comment Popular Posts Recent Posts Opinion Will Google s Chrome OS be dead on

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  • E3 2010: MS Kinect’s release date, price & full launch line-up | Teic.ie
    Motionsports Kinect Adventures Microsoft The Biggest Loser Ultimate Workout THQ Kinect Joyride Microsoft Kinect Sports Microsoft Adrenalin Misfits Konami Deca Sports Collection Hudson Dance Central MTV Games Dance Masters Konami Sonic Free Riders Sega Kinectimals Microsoft EA Sports Active 2 0 EA Your Shape Fitness Evolved Ubisoft The Kinect will also work as a video chat peripheral and as a general console controller meaning you can navigate menus in the Xbox 360 itself using the device Related Posts Opinion A Facebook panic button would be pointless No Comments Mar 23 2010 Review Epson P6000 No Comments May 20 2010 Irish stamps honour gaming icons No Comments Oct 16 2014 Carphone Warehouse price Samsung Galaxy Tab at 600 No Comments Oct 18 2010 One Comment Carolee Robilotto 11 11 2010 the initial sales look very promising but the games they are selling doesn t justify it Just goes to show that the Kinect has WOW factor It will quickly dissapear once the buzz wears off Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Name Email Address Website Comment Popular Posts Recent Posts Opinion Will Google s Chrome OS be dead on arrival 26

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  • Opinion: Google TV? How about Google Games | Teic.ie
    but they could easily compete with the Xbox Arcade and WiiWare markets when it comes to cheap small and disposable games In fact the Wii is probably the one to fear most as Android handsets can be used as controllers offering a clear competitor to the WiiMote The Google TV set top box is likely to be more powerful than a phone in some ways at least and has far more potential than a phone to be made even more powerful over time In fact it is likely that we will very quickly see a modified PC running the software with all the power required to allow for high spec gaming The question now is how developers play this hand and how the likes of Sony and Microsoft react Do they see the threat Perhaps they do and this is the reason why Sony has only committed to making a built in version of Google TV so far as opposed one running in a separate set top box If they are at all sensible they will not repeat past mistakes and write this off as too under powered to be a challenge just as they did the Nintendo Wii Related Posts Feature Broadband bone of contention No Comments Feb 23 2010 Apple to hold media event on 20th October No Comments Oct 14 2010 Video Samsung Ping review No Comments Dec 8 2009 A matter of definition No Comments Oct 4 2009 3 Comments Niall 21 05 2010 I m starting to think that a wireless sync between the TVs and Android handsets tablets and the like has an awful amount of multimedia potential Gaming is certainly a big opportunity but so is remote sharing videos pictures and music recorded stored on wireless devices Eric 21 05 2010 This sounds

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  • O2 get exclusivity on HTC Smart’s April launch | Teic.ie
    its HTC Hero smartphone said that the HD mini and Legend phones will get an April launch in Europe The HTC Desire which was also announced at the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona is slated for a Q2 release in Europe No carrier deals have been announced for these handsets however In the past HTC would be known to Irish customers for the re branded phones it made for networks like o2 the most popular of which would be the XDA series In the last few months the company has pushed its own brand however starting with the Hero and Tattoo and continuing this year with its cutting edge HD2 The Hero is currently only available on Meteor but is expected to become available on other networks soon Related Posts Feature Samsung looking to lead in home 3D No Comments May 12 2010 Opinion Catching up with Commodore 2 Comments Apr 26 2010 Windows Phone 7 Irish launch round up No Comments Oct 12 2010 Sony launches new Cyber shot cameras No Comments Jan 27 2010 2 Comments Donal Brady 15 03 2010 Will the Legend be available in Ireland with any carrier I do know Vodafone UK will have it exclusively but this doesnt neccessarily mean it will be launched in Ireland Adam Maguire 12 04 2010 Hey Donal this comment somehow ended up in spam so sorry about that From what I can see Meteor will have exclusivity for the first few months It s likely to be made available on other networks after that Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Name Email Address Website Comment Popular Posts Recent Posts Opinion Will Google s Chrome OS be dead on arrival 26 11 2009 6 Comments IRMA loses in

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  • Video: HTC Hero review | Teic.ie
    That said its flaws are minor and it is well recommended for those looking for a touch based phone Specs 3 2 inch TFT LCD touch sensitive screen with 320 480 HVGA resolution Internal GPS antenna Bluetooth 2 0 with Enhanced Data Rate and A2DP Wi Fi IEEE 802 11 b g 3 5 mm audio jack 5 0 megapixel camera microSD expansion slot hot swappable Click here to see Teic ie s First Impressions video for the HTC Hero Related Posts Gran Turismo 5 delayed again No Comments Oct 14 2010 E3 2010 PS3 to have 20 3D titles by 2011 No Comments Jun 16 2010 Sony launches new Cyber shot cameras No Comments Jan 27 2010 First Impressions Samsung Ping No Comments Nov 4 2009 Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Name Email Address Website Comment Popular Posts Recent Posts Opinion Will Google s Chrome OS be dead on arrival 26 11 2009 6 Comments IRMA loses in bid to force three strikes on UPC 11 10 2010 2 Comments Smart barcodes coming to Ireland from next week 09 04 2010 4 Comments Palm Pre review 30 10

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  • Chorus/NTL to launch VoD this year | Teic.ie
    the cable platform something that so far has not been an option RTE s Player service is an example of VoD albeit a web based one Any VoD service available from the likes of Chorus NTL would likely carry similar content and would also have a cut off point at which aired programming would no longer be available Chorus NTL which is in the process of rebranding to UPC has promised a VoD service for some time but so far this has failed to materialise The remotes for company s latest digiboxes which also carry the UPC logo has a dedicated on demand button which is currently inactive Related Posts Google Intel Sony to announce Smart TV deal No Comments May 17 2010 Opinion The choice presented by the iPad No Comments May 5 2010 Microsoft keyboard mouse giveaway No Comments Oct 12 2009 Microsoft unveils multi device keyboard PC gaming controller No Comments Sep 16 2014 Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Name Email Address Website Comment Popular Posts Recent Posts Opinion Will Google s Chrome OS be dead on arrival 26 11 2009 6 Comments IRMA loses in

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  • Competition: Samsung ST550 winner announced | Teic.ie
    4 6x optical zoom The camera is motion sensitive meaning its Smart Gesture UI will start a slide show with a simple tilt The ST550 also boasts Face Recognition Technology and can remember faces it photographs frequently and prioritises them when focusing on a shot making sure that those most important to you are always seen in crystal clarity The ST550 is available now in black gold orange and purple colours For more information please visit www samsung com ie Related Posts News IRFU PUBLISH i trial rugby match app on iTunes No Comments Nov 23 2009 Chorus NTL plans to move into mobile No Comments Jan 22 2010 Apple s tablet expected today No Comments Jan 27 2010 Why Meteor is going after O2 in its latest ads No Comments Oct 3 2014 Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Name Email Address Website Comment Popular Posts Recent Posts Opinion Will Google s Chrome OS be dead on arrival 26 11 2009 6 Comments IRMA loses in bid to force three strikes on UPC 11 10 2010 2 Comments Smart barcodes coming to Ireland from next week 09 04 2010

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