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This week rumours surfaced that the Android Gingerbread release date is imminent as Kinect was hacked to run on hardware other than the Xbox.
Our round-up of the best Kinect games pulled in the hits as did our rumour round-up on Android 3.0
Read on for this week's most popular stories on TechRadar…
Top five news stories
Rumours have surfaced that Android Gingerbread - the eagerly awaited next generation of the popular mobile OS - could be with us in a matter of days.
Gingerbread was expected to be the tablet-friendly Android 3.0 release, but it's looking increasingly likely to be an incremental upgrade and Android 2.3 for smartphones.
That wouldn't rule out some tweaks to make Gingerbread run nicely on the slew of Android tablets that are arriving at the moment - including the Samsung Galaxy Tab.
Leading VoIP-operator Skype is offering Brits UK-wide free Wi-Fi access to celebrate Internet Week Europe.
Skype offered Brits free public Wi-Fi until the 12 November this week.
Eager tinkerers have already managed to hack Microsoft's Kinect motion control camera, following a $2,000 wager to crack the new gaming tech.
A company headed up by two MIT graduates offered the $2,000 prize money to anyone able to hack the Kinect system.
Limor Fried and Phillip Torrone, of Adafruit Industries, think that the tech used in Kinect is too useful to not be adapted for use in non-gaming applications.
SkyFire, the app that lets iPhone users view Flash video on their phones, has managed to generate a cool $1 million in its first weekend on sale.
The SkyFire app for iPhone costs $2.99 in the US and yet is still not officially available on the UK iTunes Store.
The British designer of the world's first laptop has been honoured with a lifetime achievement award by the Duke of Edinburgh.
Bill Moggridge's original designs for the GRID Compass were drawn up way back in 1979, for which he has picked up this year's Prince Philip Designers Prize.
Top five in-depth articles
At its E3 keynote in June, Microsoft talked up a range of games that will work with the Xbox Kinect motion-sensing gaming system, which went on sale in the UK on 10 November.
With these titles, promises Microsoft, "your living room will become a zoo, a stadium, a fitness room or a dance club."
Where the Kinect games have been reviewed by our colleagues on CVG, GamesRadar.com and Official Xbox Magazine we've included their scores in this round-up.
Intel's Core i5 and Core i7 PC processors are as quick as they come. But thanks to Intel's confusing branding scheme, it's not always obvious what the labels Core i5 and i7 really mean.
The long list of models on offer plus two different sockets to choose from only add to the confusion. How do you know which is best for you?
In September, we reported that Orange and T-Mobile were offering roaming across their networks, so T-Mobile users would be able to call and text on the Orange network, and Orange users could do the same on the T-Mobile network.
Here's how you do it...
Windows 7 needs far less of the sleeves-up shuffling about that its predecessors demanded for smooth operation.
It works, and it works well. But that doesn't mean you can't use the Registry to add nifty features or change the settings to your liking.
Here are ten things you can do with the Windows 7 Registry. Just type regedit in the usual search box and hit [Enter], then follow our tips.
Details about the next version of Android – Android 3.0, or Gingerbread – are starting to emerge.
Latest update: Gingerbread might actually be Android 2.3 rather than 3.0. If this is the case, we can expect it to be a much smaller update. If Gingerbread is Android 2.3, then Honeycomb will be Android 3.0.
Top five reviews
You become the controller with Microsoft's new motion-controlled add-on. If you can afford it, and you've got enough space, you might just love it.
The HTC Desire is, in effect, the second in the new Android range from HTC, with its much larger brother, the HTC Desire HD, taking most of the limelight.
The original 21:9 was so nearly a brilliant TV, but was let down by a few issues Philips has addressed those issues and brought full HD 3D into the mix. The result? A brilliant TV.
This is the fastest graphics card around today. No caveats here. There's none of the GTX 480's distraction over the dual-GPU HD 5970: this is as fast as it currently gets.
The Optimus One is a solid phone, but there's little in the way of outstanding features to get excited about. The main selling point here is your chance to get Android 2.2 on a budget. That's it.
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