The casual game industry is hauling in $2.25 billion a year and expanding by 20 per cent annually, according to the 2007 market report released by the Casual Games Association (CGA).
The study claims to “shatter” the industry belief that such games appeal mainly to women, but we’re such N00bs we didn’t even know what a casual game was.
Mydeo, a UK company that lets people securely share video clips on the Internet, has today announced a partnership and investment by electronics retailing giant Best Buy.
Best Buy sell 40% of all camcorders sold in the US, a major benefit for Mydeo, putting them right in front of the people who will be shooting video and looking for a place to host it. The deal was kicked off by an introduction by Microsoft’s Emerging Business unit.
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Did you have any idea that 1 in 4 of all Skype calls are video chats? We were stunned that it was so high, we hear that it’s shifted from 1:5 over this summer.
As families spread further around the world, ‘connecting’ to them become even more important – and using high quality video gives the ability to melt those thousands of miles to a matter of inches, as you feel more like that they are just the other side of the screen.
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There are three Logitech cameras to choose from to get Skype HQ video running, each equipped with Carl Zeiss Optics and RightLight – which makes the most of the light available to create the best image – but with different strengths.
The Quickcam Pro 9000 is primarily targeted at desktop machines with the benefit of autofocus and the ability to take 8Mpx photos.
Retail cost £70.
QuickCam Pro for Notebooks also has autofocus, comes with a 2Mpx resolution, not surprisingly is aimed at mobile users and comes with a travel pouch.
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Skype HQ (High Quality) Video officially launches today following its beta release earlier in this month.
It’s a significant increase in the quality of video that Skype can handle.
With looks that only a chemically enhanced mother could love, Packard Bell’s EasyNote XS teensy-weensy ultra-mobile PC has been given a UK launch.
Claiming to offer all the features of a notebook in a really small package, the EasyNote XS packs a 800×480 resolution TFT screen into its cuddly 230x171x29mm dimensions, and weighs in at a bag-untroubling 950g.
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Apple’s well-oiled publicity machine may well have ensured that half the planet knows all about their innovative iPhone, but when it comes to dipping in their pockets and buying the thing, it seems us Brits are distinctly sniffy, with a recent YouGov survey discovering that just one per cent of Britons polled would be buying an iPhone.
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Now available for purchase and ready to take on the Sony PRS-505 is Cybook’s Gen3 e-book reader, an ultra-light reading device based on ‘E ink’ screen technology.
T-Mobile have today announced the Shadow, a low-cost, consumer-focused Windows Mobile 6 smartphone with a slide-out keypad heavily ‘inspired’ by the BlackBerry Pearl.
Just like the one seen on the hugely popular Pearl, the slide-down keypad is five keys wide with each key offering two letters, with the phone using Tegic’s XT9 predictive software for speeding up text input.
Continue reading T-Mobile Shadow Looks To Take On The Blackberry Pearl