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Star Wars 3D in cinemas February 2012

The Gadget Show  Monday 07 March 2011

Star Wars 3D in cinemas February 2012 All six movies are on their way in glorious 3D

Is there anything that quite matches the light saber for sci-fi movie gadget coolness? Probably not, but that’s just one of the reasons George Lucas’ original trilogy, and the more recent three-movie top-up, has proved so popular over the years.Given that Star Wars is such a feast for the eyes, it was no surprise to hear back in September that the movies are being given a special 3D makeover fo…

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Microsoft's tablet OS only coming late 2012

The Gadget Show  Friday 04 March 2011

Microsoft's tablet OS only coming late 2012 Has Microsoft left it too late to get into the tablet game?

Tablets are all the rage right now, and with Android and Apple’s iOS already well represented, the one name you’d expect to be making serious moves into the slate arena would be Microsoft.After all, there are already a good few tablets running Windows 7 – despite it being designed as a PC operating system – and Windows Phone 7 is enjoying modest success in the mobile phone market.But sadly,...

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Is Nintendo working on a 3D Wii?

The Gadget Show  Friday 04 March 2011

Is Nintendo working on a 3D Wii? The Nintendo Wii - up for a 3D overhaul?

It’s fair to say the Nintendo Wii’s market share has taken a bit of a battering since both Microsoft and Sony introduced their motion-sensing console add-ons.But it looks like Nintendo may have an interesting response lined up: it’s just shown off a demo of the Wii running games in 3D.The demo – which formed part of Nintendo’s keynote at the GDC 2011 gaming expo in San Francisco this week –…

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Pentax Optio S1 – fuss-free compact

The Gadget Show  Friday 04 March 2011

Pentax Optio S1 – fuss-free compact Pentax's new compact contender

Pentax has announced the Optio S1, a no-frills compact camera aimed at budget-conscious snappers who still want a half-decent spec sheet.The stylish aluminium design gets things off to a good start, and the Optio S1 will feel right at home popped into a handbag or pocket on a night out.Take a peek under the hood and you’ll find a respectable 14-megapixel sensor, which is couple with a 5x optica…

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Original iPad gets £100 discount

The Gadget Show  Friday 04 March 2011

Original iPad gets £100 discount Old or new? It's a tough decision

The newly launched iPad 2 is quite rightly getting all that attention, but those looking for a tablet bargain would do well not to write off the original iPad just yet.That’s because Apple has sweetened the deal considerably by lopping off a full £100 from the iPad’s asking price across the board, taking what was already one of the most attractively priced tablets on the market and making it e…

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The Batmobile – at The Gadget Show Live!

The Gadget Show  Thursday 03 March 2011

The Batmobile – at The Gadget Show Live! Yours for a mere £120,000

You shouldn’t still need convincing that The Gadget Show Live is the one event this year you simply can’t afford to miss, but in case you do, how about if we tell you that showgoers will be able to get up close and personal with an officially licenced 1966 Batmobile replica?That’s right – it’s an official remake of the iconic 1966 black steed ridden by Adam West in the classic Batman TV serie…

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Nintendo 3DS to get Super Mario in 3D

The Gadget Show  Thursday 03 March 2011

Nintendo 3DS to get Super Mario in 3D Are you ready for Mario in 3D?

It’s already one of the most popular games in history, and now Nintendo has announced that the Super Mario Bros series is to get a fresh lick of 3D paint and vault its way onto the Nintendo 3DS.The company made the welcome announcement as part of its keynote address at the Games Developer Conference in the US yesterday, saying Mario and co will be making their transition to 3D “later this yea…

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Half the UK population now on Facebook

The Gadget Show  Thursday 03 March 2011

Half the UK population now on Facebook Which half are you in?

New info shows that a full 50 per cent of the UK population is now on Facebook, but the world’s biggest social network isn’t intent on letting moss grow under its digital feet, promising the site would continue to tweak its look and feel on a regular basis.Speaking at digital marketing event TFM&A, Facebook’s commercial director for the UK Stephen Haines reeled off an impressive set of stats il…

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Steve Jobs launches Apple iPad 2

The Gadget Show  Thursday 03 March 2011

Steve Jobs launches Apple iPad 2 The iPad 2 is here at last - and shipping before the end of the month

Apple boss Steve Jobs took to the stage to officially unveil the new thinner, more powerful iPad 2 tablet yesterday, complete with the all-new iOS 4.3.Given all the speculation over what the new Apple slate might have on board, there were essentially no surprises from the big announcement, with the iPad 2 largely an evolution of the existing model, rather than a blockbusting step forward.The bi…

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Crush-proof TG-810 is Olympus' latest Tough guy

The Gadget Show  Wednesday 02 March 2011

Crush-proof TG-810 is Olympus' latest Tough guy The first crush-proof digital camera

If you like your tough gadgets, you’ll be pleased to hear Olympus has just announced a new rugged face at the head of its Tough range of compact cameras – the TG-810.This hard-as-nails customer has all the usual tough gadget credentials – waterproofing to 10m, drop-resistant to heights of 2m and dust- and freeze-proofing – but adds a new level of endurance to the mix: it’s also crush-proo…

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