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Playing by stealth: Twelve gaming headsets to plonk on your noggin

Product roundup After receiving an email with the recommended specs needed to run Witcher 3, I reckoned that if I’m going to have to update my graphics card, then I might as well update my headset too. Experiencing immersive surround sound and can make a huge difference to enjoying high-intensity games where split-second decision-making means …
Lucy Orr, 3 Apr 2015
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Intel pays Creative $50m for ZiiLabs GPU licence, people

Creative Labs is to all sell parts of its graphics chip wing, ZiiLabs, to Intel for $50 million (£31.4 million). The deal involves a $30 million payment for “certain engineering resources and assets” from ZiiLabs' UK operation and a further $2 million for “the licensing of certain technologies... relating to ZiiLabs' high …
Tony Smith, 21 Nov 2012
Astrogaming A50

Ten gaming headsets

Product Round-up Recently, I have battled underwater in Guild Wars 2 and fought through the Temple of the Jade serpent in The Mists of Pandaria. Luckily, during my adventures, I have had the opportunity to test some of the best gaming headsets money can buy, but which headset allowed me to hear every bubble burst and even the quietest Windwalker …
Lucy Orr, 10 Nov 2012
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Adobe announces Creative Cloud, acquires PhoneGap

MAX 2011 Adobe is aquiring Nitobi, creators and sponsors of the open source PhoneGap project that lets you build cross-platform mobile apps using HTML technologies, and has announced a suite of cloud services named, unsurprisingly, Creative Cloud. The announcements were made during a Monday keynote presentation at the company's Adobe …
Tim Anderson, 3 Oct 2011
Creative Sound Blaster Tactic 3D Sigma

Ten... gaming headsets

Product Round-up I wish I had my own flat, but I don’t. Cue Slayer Reign in Blood thundering from upstairs. Six hours into a raid and my housemate comes home and turns the volume up on their shitty boombox above my head and I have completely lost any sense of immersion. Yes I could get into a ‘speaker-off’ with them but luckily I have some of …
Lucy Orr, 30 Aug 2011
Creative Sound Blaster Tactic 3D Sigma

Creative Sound Blaster Tactic 3D Sigma gaming headset

Review Having just played Darkspore, and somewhat underwhelmed by the music and ambient sounds, I am definitely not above lowering games' scores slightly based on sound quality. At times it appears that audio is the developers’ last thought and, likewise, I’ll admit that choosing the latest graphics card or mouse takes precedence over …
Lucy Orr, 20 May 2011
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Creative set to follow Cisco out of camcorders

Creative may be about to follow Cisco's lead and withdraw from the pocket camcorder biz. Cisco announced this week that it is killing off its Flip Video camera line, which it acquired when it bought Flip creator Pure Digital in 2009. Creative has been offering its Vado family of YouTube-centric camcorders for almost as long as …
Tony Smith, 15 Apr 2011
Creative Ziio

Creative Ziio 7in Android tablet

Review The Android tablets that have appeared lately seem to suffer an identity crisis, often unable to decide whether they’re simply big smartphones or genuine tablet-computing devices. Creative Labs has taken a different approach with its new Ziio, producing an ‘entertainment tablet’ that is essentially a larger version of its …
Cliff Joseph, 9 Feb 2011
Samsung YP-R1

Ten... sub-£150 PMPs

Product Round-up Budget PMPs are the missing link between a high-end video job and a standard MP3 player. With modern devices so advanced, some would class these PMPs as cell-phones without the option to call, a view I generally shared. However, without the distraction of ringtones and txt msgs, they have space to focus on getting the rest …
Caleb Cox, 15 Dec 2010
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Creative turns to tablets for big-screen PMPs

Creative is to bring a pair of Android tablets to market next month. One is a seven-incher, the other a 10in machine with 480 x 800 and 600 x 1024 resolutions, respectively. Both are called the ZiiO and - fail? - both use clunky resistive touchscreen tech. They come bundled with a stylus. Creative ZiiO 7 The two run Android …
Tony Smith, 2 Nov 2010
Creative World of Warcraft headphones

Creative World of Warcraft headphones

Review To be honest, I can’t think of anything more embarrassing than wearing a badged set of World of Warcraft headphones. Does it really matter what's stamped on the side when you're sat behind a big monitor anyway? However, Blizzard’s all-conquering MMORPG does have about ten zillion subscribers, and Creative Labs has had …
Cliff Joseph, 20 Jul 2010
Creative Labs ZiiSound D5

Creative ZiiSound D5 wireless speakers

Review The performance of Bluetooth stereo headphones has improved noticeably over the last couple of years and can now give ordinary wired headphones a good run for their money. However, Bluetooth hasn’t achieved the same rate of progress when used in standalone speaker systems. Creative Labs ZiiSound D5 Wireless world: Creative's …
Cliff Joseph, 21 Jun 2010
Creative

Creative back on Apple's case with iPad-style media tablet

Creative Labs, one-time maker of major iPod challengers, is to take on Apple again - if the Mac maker releases its eagerly anticipated 'iPad' tablet, that is. Creative has just held its latest AGM. At the event, Willie Png, the company's head of strategy, revealed that Creative will shortly enter the e-book reader market, …
Tony Smith, 3 Nov 2009
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Creative whips out e-reader at AGM

Creative Labs is hoping to grab a piece of the expanding e-reader pie with a net-enabled device it will also pitch as a social networking and general media tablet. According to the Epizenter blog, Creative Labs unveiled the Mediabook at the Singapore firm's annual general meeting last week. The device will feature a …
Team Register, 2 Nov 2009
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Apple iPhoto gets in your face

Review iLife has arrived. Again. And there are questions to be answered. Is this five-app pack of ease-of-use worth $79? Are the hyper-hyped new capabilities of its two marquee apps, iPhoto '09 and iMovie '09, all they've been cracked up to be? Is the new Learn to Play feature in GarageBand '09 useful for anyone other than a musical …
Rik Myslewski, 5 Feb 2009

APT finds fix for iffy Bluetooth stereo audio

CES APT reckons it can stop Bluetooth stereo sounding - not to put too fine a point on it - ghastly. Announcing the inclusion of its APT-X audio coding technology in JayBirds' Freedom Bluetooth earphones from April, APT was doing a spot of blind 'guess the source' audio testing at its CES stand. Jaybirds' Freedom Jaybirds' …

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi ExpressCard and Wireless Receiver

Review Creative's X-Fi sound cards have been around for a while, but with the Sound Blaster X-Fi Notebook we have the first ExpressCard 34 iteration of the breed. That's not to say laptops with ExpressCard 54 slots have been ignored - the Sound Blaster comes with a suitable adaptor. Whichever of these slots you use, the card's all …
Alun Taylor, 5 Nov 2008

Ten of the Best... MP3 speakers

Round-up Portable loudspeakers are always a tricky proposition. Generally, small speakers produce an equally small sound. If you do try to pump up the volume then the sound tends to become distorted. So there’s a difficult balancing act between the size of the speakers and the quality and volume of the sound that they can produce. …
Cliff Joseph, 19 Sep 2008

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