Mango Will Bring A New Games Hub To Windows Phone 7

A mighty huzzah for the mobile gamers out there, Microsoft is preparing a new Games Hub for Windows Phone 7 Mango. Details on it are explained here by the official Microsoft Windows Phone Blog.

So, what do you think of the new look? Snazzy, huh? It turns out the new Games Hub offers full customization of your avatar (on a better scale than before), implements all the features previously put in the Xbox Live Extras app for Windows Phone 7, and also well — looks and work better than before.

Pentax’s Q Debuts As The World’s Tiniest Interchangeable Lens Camera

It may be cute and cuddly, priced at $800 and have a world-record of the smallest interchangeable lens camera, but the 12.4 megapixel 1/2.3-inch backlit CMOS image sensor with 1080p HD video recording at 30 FPS makes the Pentax Q a hard buy against other small Micro Four Thirds cameras on the market. Anyways, it’s your call on what camera you buy, so the press release with full details on the tiny Pentax Q is available, after the break.

Nokia’s First Windows Phone 7 Device, Dubbed “Sea Ray” Leaked (video)

When Nokia CEO Stephen Elop instructed all employees present to put away their phones and cameras because he was going to show off something and didn’t want it leaked on the “blogosphere”, but that’s exactly what happened. Introducing the Nokia Sea Ray (codename), their first Windows Phone 7 device. It has a Gorilla Glass display, 8 or 12 megapixel camera as according to most reports, Windows Phone 7 Mango and more (meaning the rest that we don’t know about). Check out the video of Elop and the “Sea Ray” after the break.

PENTAX K-r Review: Better Than The K-x, For Sure

This is the Pentax K-r. It’s the more expensive and improved version of the Pentax K-x, which in its own right, was one of the best cameras of 2010. Since mostly the changes between the K-r and K-x have to do with the autofocusing system, power source, and some cosmetic changes, this review will be shorter than my usual DSLR reviews, as the device in question is more of an update rather than a completely new DSLR. But does that take away from the K-r at all? Not a bit. Check out the review past the break to see why.

Notch, Incapable Of Keeping A Secret, Outs A Screenshot From Minecraft Beta 1.7

This is more of a roundup post than anything else, but it shows just how bad Notch, Minecraft’s creator, is at keeping close to his own NDAs. Whenever a new version of Minecraft is in development, he’d release little snippets of screenshots and text about that particular release. Him and his team already spilled out that Minecraft beta 1.7 will contain a new mob, pistons, a new block, shears (can be used on TNT and sheep), Adventure mode, new lighting system, improved performance, and now underground ravines, which as seen above (click to embiggen), looks absolutely fantastic.

And the wait for Minecraft Beta 1.7 continues. Via: PCGamer

Apple Has A New Time Capsule With 3TB Of Space


While Apple’s new update to their existing wireless backup hard drive, the Time Capsule, does not add a teleportation through time feature, there is now a 3TB (terabyte) version for $499, meaning that all 3,000 gigabytes worth of backups and files you have were rather pricey to employ, but you’d pay any price to make sure your data is safe, right? Oh wait, 3TB is a bit much. Or maybe not — nevermind.  It also features 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi with WPA/WPA2 along with 40/128-bit WEP encryption, all managed through OS X’s Time Machine.

Via: Apple