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Tech Week in Photos: Samsung Galaxy Tab, Nissan Leaf, HTC Desire HD, Sony A33, iPhone runs Windows and more!

Posted: 30 Oct 2010 05:00 AM PDT

The week has whizzed by. As usual we’ve had hands-on with plenty of new kit to get excited about. Missed any of it? Don’t worry, you can catch up with it all right here in this week’s edition of Tech Week In Photos, where we round-up all the best hands-on photos to hit Electricpig this week.

This week we got to try out the Nissan Leaf electric car, get hold of the Samsung Galaxy Tab and kidnap a HTC Desire HD for our full review of the much-awaited Desire follow up. It’s not the only phone review this week. Read on for photos of the Orange San Francisco – a budget Android phone as well as the Sony A33 camera and the iPhone 4 running Windows 3.0. Want to see more photos than in that there gallery? Then hit the below links for even more photos.

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Nissan Leaf electric car test driven

Sony A33 reviewed

HTC Desire HD reviewed

Samsung Galaxy Tab versus iPad, in photos!

Orange San Francisco reviewed

iPhone runs Windows 3.0

HTC Desire Z unboxed

Working out with Darth Vader

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Game review: October 2010

Posted: 30 Oct 2010 03:15 AM PDT

Got your pay cheque? A lighter? Great, because we’ve got every game review this month rounded up for you in one place, so it’s time to find out what to burn some of that hard earned on. This month’s seen quirky indie games, the ultimate in downloadable content, and not one, but two of the best RPGS we’ve ever played. Tuck in!

Scroll down, and check out each and every single game review we’ve put up this month, crammed into one post. We’ve broken things down by platform to make things easier for you. Remember, you can see the latest reviews at anytime by clicking over to our gaming reviews page.

Xbox 360

Fable 3 review

Look, just buy this game. Peter Molyneux’s development studio is always good for a laugh, and this action RPG throws some great twists in, and slaps all your decision making with shades of grey.


Wii Party review

We’re not usually fans of mini-game collection titles on the Wii – they’re about as common as an X-Factor reject with a sob story and wearing tracksuit bottoms with the words “Juicy” written on the back of them – but Nintendo’s latest manages to stand out from the crowd.

Cross platform

Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare review (Xbox 360, PS3)

Rockstar’s swan song DLC for its epic Western adventure is a shining example of how extra downloadable content should be done. Hours of great gameplay, and zombies, mean there’s something for everyone.

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 1 review (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, iPhone)

Sonic is back after a decade and a half, if like us you’ve chosen not to acknowledge Sega’s 3D output in the time since. Sonic 4 is fast, fun, and best of all, on every console.

Medal of Honor review (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)

The one with the Taliban in you might have seen somebody making a hoohah over in the paper. Hit the pic and find out if it’s Talibobbins or not in our review.

Fallout: New Vegas review (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)

Fallout: New Vegas isn’t game of the year, but that’s only because the year hasn’t finished yet. A vast, hilarious trawl across post-apocalyptic Nevada, with all the best bit of Fallout 3 – though some of the bugginess as well.

The Sims 3 for console review (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii)

It’s odd to think that such a popular gaming franchise has never been available on consoles before, but EA smelled some green and here we are. Is is better than the PC version? How many polygons are required before virtual women in bikinis become arousing? Some of those questions are answered in our review, so just give the pic a click to see.


Minecraft review

Oh you have free time? Sucks to be you then, because this will get rid of it for you. Ignore the graphics that make Wolfenstein 3D look good: this is the most absorbing sandbox game you could imagine. In fact, your only restriction is said imagination. And $20.

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Top Tech Stories: PSP Phone, Vodafone beats Orange, Kindle sales spanks print books, white iPhone 4 the end of flash and more

Posted: 30 Oct 2010 01:00 AM PDT

With all that went on in this tech week we wouldn’t blame you for missing anything. With that in mind we’ve compiled a list of all the hottest news morsels to appear on Electricpig this week. Read on for the biggest stories you’ve missed.

This week we’ve got the latest developments in the iPhone 4 saga, the success of the Amazon Kindle, a possible end for Flash, word on the London Underground getting Wi-Fi and not forgetting the first shots of the PSP Phone.

Acer Liquid Metal Android Froyo gets all official
It used to be a rumour, now the Acer Liquid Metal has been made official. The smarthphone has a 3.6-inch display, 800MHz processor and 720p video shooting skills.

London Underground getting Wi-Fi
This is big news! But is it good news? A six month trial will at first only include one station – Charing Cross. It won’t work on trains yet though, just on the Northern and Bakerloo line platforms.

Vodafone beats Orange for customer satisfaction
So says a YouGov poll, which asked iPhone users if they’re satisfied. Orange came bottom. The future’s not so bright then.

Kindle eBook sales spanking print books
That’s what Amazon claims. Although Amazon declined to compare sales figures on non-bestselling print books to their Kindle eBook versions.

HTML 5: Is this the end for Flash
Adobe showed off a tool for building HTML 5 graphics and animations. Is Adobe admitting that Flash is dead?

PSP Phone leaked
The web was ablaze this week after photos of the PSP phone landed. They’re supposedly real mock-up shots, though Sony has, as usual issued a ‘no comment.’

Garmin prepping free sat-nav for iPhone and BlackBerry?
Looks like the free Ovi Maps service for Nokia smartphones will have some competition on other handsets.

Farewell white iPhone 4?
The white iPhone 4 was snatched from all Apple online stores. Will we ever see it?

Spotify scotches Apple takeover rumours
"We wouldn't normally comment on this kind of speculation," a spokesman said, "but we want to make it clear that we have absolutely no intention of selling Spotify." That;s that then, for now.

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