Play N-gage games on your TV

I did now that many Nokia cellphones have TV-out and that you can play games, videoes and use othe application on your TV. But it’s alwayse nice to see a good video of it when you don’t have such a phone. Which I will have this fall, the new Nokia N96.

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In 2006 Nokia released the N93 smartphone, which included a very special feature: the ability to connect it to a television set through something called “TV Out”. It was very simple to use, you just plugged one end of the TV Out cable into the phone, and the other end into a TV, and the phone’s screen appeared on the television screen.

Many of their later phones have had TV Out too, including the N95, N82, 6220 Classic and others. However, Nokia has always promoted it mainly as a way of viewing photos and videos, and many people don’t realise the feature can actually be used with all the phone’s other functions too.

Pre-order: Harry Potter – The Tales of Beedle the Bard (standard and collector’s edition)

Harry Potter fans rejoy, on December 4, 2008 you can get the new book by J.K. Rowling: The Tales of Beedle the Bard. The book comes in both a standard and collectors edition, and can now be pre-ordered from both and


In December 2007, J.K. Rowling unveiled The Tales of Beedle the Bard, a very special book of five fairy tales illustrated by the bard herself, embellished with silver ornaments and mounted moonstones. Amazon was fortunate to come into possession of one of the original copies, and it was our privilege to share images and reviews of this incredible artifact. Now J.K. Rowling is giving millions of Harry Potter fans worldwide cause for celebration with a new edition of The Tales of Beedle the Bard (available December 4, 2008) and Amazon is thrilled to exclusively offer a luxuriously packaged Collector’s Edition designed to evoke the spirit of the handcrafted original.

Tucked in its own case disguised as a wizarding textbook found in the Hogwarts library, the Collector’s Edition includes an exclusive reproduction of J.K. Rowling’s handwritten introduction, as well as 10 additional illustrations not found in the Standard Edition or the original. Opening the case reveals a velvet bag embroidered with J.K. Rowling’s signature, in which sits the piece de resistance: your very own copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard, complete with metal skull, corners, and clasp; replica gemstones; and emerald ribbon.

You can pre-order The Tales of Beedle the Bard from:

Standard edition – $7.59

Collector’s edtion – $100.00

Standard edition – £3.99

Collector’s edtion – £50.00

Xbox 360: New XBLA title – Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2

This week, on Wednesday July 30th, 2008, you can download Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 from Xbox Live Arcade on Xbox 360 for 800 points.

Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2

Experience an unbelievable adrenaline rush from playing the latest version of the frenetic retro shooter Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2. Newcomers and pros alike will be blown away by the screen-melting intensity and insane new features, including six action-packed gameplay modes, new enemies, new scoring strategies, and a diverse list of exciting achievements. If that’s not crazy enough for you, try multiplayer mayhem for up to four players. Use power-ups in versus mode to boost your stats or handicap your opponent, or team up with others in co-op mode. Play it all in razor-sharp 1080p to new pulse-pounding music.

  • Action-packed modes: Unlock all six of these innovative and challenging modes — Deadline, Evolved, King, Pacifism, Waves, and Sequence.
  • Multiplayer mayhem: Step up the intensity with four-player multiplayer. Versus, team, and co-op modes offer different types of challenges and strategies. Pick your ship and pwn the grid.
  • Achievements: Go for 12 entertaining and inventive ways to boost your gamerscore.
  • Geoms: Collect Geoms to increase your multiplier — but act fast, they won’t last forever!
  • New enemies: Shoot down all the usual suspects, then say “Hello” to new enemies that have found additional ways to hunt you down.