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The Health Benefits Of Gaming

August 4, 2013 |

It seems these days that everyone is playing video games! Operating systems like the new BlackBerry 10 or the iOS 7 make it easy and fun to play games on the move while on your smartphone. But, are there health benefits to gaming?

This article will discuss some of the health benefits of gaming and found by independent research institutions in the USA, Canada, and Europe.

Pain Relief

Studies from the American Pain Society have shown that gaming can provide people with relief from both chronic and acute pain. When an individual becomes fully immersed in a video game, they often experience an analgesic benefit. This occurs due to a change in focus. Rather than focusing on the pain, the individual focuses on the game. While the full reason for this remains unknown, it is likely due to the multi-sensory gaming experience that modern technology … Read More

A Portrait of the Modern Smartphone User

July 19, 2013 |

Singapore has quickly built itself a reputation as one of the most “wired” nations on Earth: there are huge levels of internet usage, social media is a national obsession, and people are generally very ready to embrace new tech, whatever form it may take. It will come as no surprise, then, that both mobile phones and smartphones are near ubiquitous in Singapore, with Black Box research stating the city-state has a mobile penetration rate of 148.7 percent, and Ericsson data indicating that smartphones have a 78 percent penetration rate.

Moreover, according to Black Box, three quarters of Singaporean mobile subscriptions are 3G subscriptions and mobile internet use in the country is booming. The country’s mobile market is increasingly moving towards 4G as – following the introduction of 4G LTE last year – a raft of 4G-enabled phones, like the BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 running BlackBerry 10, have recently been launched.  But while these statistics … Read More

What’s New In BlackBerry 10?

July 17, 2013 |

Available on BlackBerry’s new Q10 and Z10 smartphones, BlackBerry 10 signifies a dramatic change over previous operating systems, being designed with a clear focus on streamlining user activity and maximising productivity. BlackBerry hopes this move will decide not only the future of its devices, but also the overall outlook for mobile OS. In this article, we look at the key features of BlackBerry 10, and analyse how they might appeal to consumers.

Peek and Flow

For BlackBerry 10, BlackBerry has redesigned its mobile OS from the ground up for an emphasis on gesture controls and seamless switching, an approach the company characterises as Flow. It combines this with Peek, a facility that allows users to swipe from the side of the screen to see other apps lying underneath, allowing you to, for example, easily check the content of a new email without having to commit to opening the dedicated email app. As your current … Read More

Remote Storage and Your Data: Risks and Rewards

April 9, 2013 |

Most of you reading this will be aware that cloud storage represents an easy and affordable way to store and back up your files. By outsourcing your storage provision to someone else (either through a free utility like Google Drive or to a more tailored premium service provider), you can ensure that your material is safe and sound in the event that your home computer inexplicably bursts into flames. However, while the Cloud has been trumpeted from the heavens as a kind of omnipotent solution to all the world’s greatest technical problems, its positive qualities frequently come paired with a downside. Here are some of the most important to bear in mind:

1. Outsourced provision removes control from the user

Although relocating your resources to off-site providers can reduce costs and the stresses inherent in creating secure protected server systems, it comes with the immediate disadvantage that control is completely taken away from you. While … Read More

Lenovo Sets its Sights on Notebook Dominance

March 22, 2013 |

It seems strange to think that Lenovo’s notebook division only really entered the global consciousness in 2008, with the company’s purchase of IBM’s laptop division signalling its entry into this market. Now, the Chinese company is slugging it out with HP for notebook dominance, with analysts split on who will emerge victorious in 2013; most, however, expecting Lenovo to lead notebook sales volumes when first quarter results are announced shortly. The rise of Lenovo in this area has been astonishingly rapid, and it’s a success story that’s been built on smart acquisitions, product innovation and the burgeoning power of the Chinese laptop market.

For the root of Lenovo’s success though, we need to go back to that first acquisition from IBM, the purchase of the company’s global PC division. This was a complex deal which was valued at a total of US$1.75 billion and which took the Chinese company from being the world’s ninth-largest PC … Read More

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix Review

March 20, 2013 |

 

“Laptop, Tablet, and everything in between.” That’s Lenovo’s slogan for their high-power premium tablet/ultrabook hybrid. We were lucky enough to get an early preview of the device, which launches in March. Find out all about it in our review.

The hardware

The real blow-away selling point of the Helix is the sheer computational grunt contained within the main laptop body. Ivy Bridge i7 processors push Windows 8 smoothly, and power the bundled graphics software with aplomb. The full HD 1920×1080 LED display is rich and clear, whether you’re using the device in its laptop, tablet or presentation mode.

The display swivels on its hinges and lies flat against the main body, leaving you with a perfectly functional tablet experience. Moving from the docked ‘laptop’ mode to the more mobile-friendly ‘tablet’ mode is seamless – Lenovo have a good reputation for build quality, so those display hinges should be able to take a bit … Read More

The Top 5 Mobile Gaming Graphics Cards

December 27, 2012 |

Nothing will make a bigger difference to playing games on your laptop than your graphics card. In this article, we’ll take a look at the five of the best, rated in reverse order, according to 3DMark06 and Max Payne 3 benchmark tests.

NVidia GeForce GTX 580M. This graphics card really belongs to a previous generation of NVidia’s offerings for mobile gaming; however, it’s still up there with the best of the newer models. There’s an incredible amount of power here.

3DMark06 score: 20,664

Max Payne 3: 30 FPS

 

AMD Radeon 7950M. Released in August, this card is sits at the upper end of the AMD graphics card range. It’s a serious option for consumers that currently have the older 6970M or 6990M sitting in their machines. Rumor has it that the 7950M is comparable to the 6970 desktop card.

3DMark06 score: Just over 21,000

Max Payne 3: 32 FPS at 1920×1080 and full graphics … Read More