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Tim Hanlon

The Thrustmaster T500 RS wheel packaging

One of the many things that Gran Turismo 5 is particularly good at is displaying the many shortcomings of Sony's Sixaxis and DualShock 3 controllers. Logitech's official Driving Force GT wheel is a fantastic solution for gamers on a budget, but the small plastic pedals leave a lot to be desired for many lounge-room racers. The latest racing wheel with official Gran Turismo cred is the Thrustmaster T500 RS, and it looks to set the benchmark for some time.  Read More

PlayStation Move review (PlayStation 3)

Sony's motion controlled gaming setup, PlayStation Move, has arrived in stores, and if you believe the hype, it's everything we wanted the Wii to be...and more. Is this the future of gaming or just another expensive set of peripherals that will be buried in the back of a cupboard by the end of the year? Read on for our review.  Read More

The Magic Trackpad

While news of the Magic Trackpad leaked back in June, and was later confirmed by the FCC, Apple today made things official. The US$69 device might be just the thing for those of you who don't like the Magic Mouse but still crave a little multi-touch action on the desktop.  Read More

The new Mac Pro with the new Cinema Display

A whopping 511 days after the last Mac Pro update, Apple has finally unveiled the latest Mac Pro, which uses the latest quad-core and 6-core Intel Xeon processors in speeds of up to 3.33 GHz.  Read More

Microsoft announces 4GB Xbox 360, gives Kinect a price

Microsoft has just announced the successor to the storage-less Xbox 360 Arcade, the creatively-named Xbox 360 4GB, which features 4GB of internal flash memory, built-in 802.11n WiFi and a casual-friendly price of US$199.99.  Read More

Microsoft Kin gets canned

Microsoft's spiritual successor to the Sidekick, the Kin, has been canned after a mere 48 days on the market, and will not be launched in Europe. The news comes after recent rumors that a mere 500 units had been sold.  Read More

iPhone 4G coming to Verizon in January 2011?

Citing two people familiar with the plans, Bloomberg is reporting that Verizon Wireless will begin selling the iPhone next year for the first time. The iPhone has been available exclusively on AT&T since the first generation device was released in June 2007.  Read More

Apple sells 1.7 million iPhone 4s in three days

Despite a range of well publicized hardware problems, including yellow areas on screens, poor antenna design and an overly fragile shell, Apple moved a whopping 1.7 million units of the new iPhone 4 in just three days after its launch on June 24.  Read More

Jobs: iPhone 4 is the biggest leap since the original

As expected, Apple today pulled the wraps off the fourth generation iPhone at the WWDC conference in San Jose. While the phone didn't receive its expected iPhone HD monicker, it's certainly as HD as a phone is likely to get any time soon, with a 960 x 640 resolution equalling a whopping pixel density of 326 pixels per inch. Read on for the rest of the new features.  Read More

Sonic Charge Patternarium

I've been a registered owner of Sonic Charge's µTonic (pronounced MicroTonic) drum/percussion synthesizer for years - but a new online tool from Sonic Charge called Patternarium is likely to make it one of my most used plugins when I'm looking for some inspiration in the studio. They're calling it a "giant collaborative patch randomizer," and my explanation of that won't fit in this summary.  Read More

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