Feature: Heavy Rain preview

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

Sony gave a sneak peak of Heavy Rain, a narrative driven game due out next year. We were able to try out a couple of scenes in the game before sitting down with the game’s executive producer Guillaume de Fondaumiere.

The game is due out early next year, by which stage hopefully Sony will release more [...]

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Review: Sony Ericsson T707

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

The Sony Ericsson T707 was put under the microscope over the past few weeks. The device, which comes in three colours, is using its pulsating lights as a key selling point but would that be enough to survive Villa81’s scrutiny?

Verdict: 8 out of 10. It’s more than just a light show, it’s a very good [...]

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Review: iPhone 3Gs

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

Villa81 put the iPhone 3Gs through its paces over the past few weeks. Apple’s baby was given a thorough examination as I went to lengths not normally required of Villa81 staff to see just what this phone could do.

Verdict: 7 out of 10. It’s come on a long way but it can still get better.
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Review: Toshiba NB200

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Toshiba’s latest netbook, the NB200, arrived at Villa81 a couple of weeks back. We gave it a thorough examination to see how it fared against other models currently on the market.

Verdict: 5 out of 10. On balance it’s bang on average.

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Feature: iQ Prize Final

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

The final of the iQ Prize was held in the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin on Wednesday night. The competition, run by iQ Content, recognised good Irish internet business ideas. A top prize of €10,000 was on offer, as well as an audience prize of €1,000.

Blandford is rolling out Decisionsforheroes.com internationally and is currently investigating potential [...]

Feature: Triple Play Lab

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

Villa81 visited the Triple Play Lab in Munich. The operation, focusing on developing technology in the triple play field, focusing on data, voice and video content. We had a look at the work going on at the facility where 16 companies are collaborating.

For more information on the Triple Play Lab, check out the alliance’s website.

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