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  • Pinć is a low-cost VR headset iPhone 6 case that tracks your hands

    Following Google’s virtual reality (VR) headset Cardboard, in June, Canadian developers have taken it onto themselves to bring about an innovative VR gadget for iPhone users called Pinć (or Pinch) — a low-cost augmented media hub. Oculus Rift is pure bad-ass, but it’s expensive and sits on the heads of a few lucky developers and beta testers. Then again there are others like Sony’s Project Morpheus and the Gear VR by Samsung. But they’re all very similar. Pinć promises something new. Whether that be good or bad, we’ll have to wait and see. Read more: Meet Cardboard: Google’s free VR headset...

  • Gearburn’s 2014 Christmas gift guide to trendy gizmos and gadgets

    It’s that time of year again. Unfortunately (or fortunately for those receiving gifts) the Holiday Season comes with its own set of headaches and charms. One of the latter is definitely not gift shopping. So, to help you out on your quest, we here at Gearburn have compiled a Christmas gift guide for you, yours and others. These products may not be for everyone, and some might not be available in your country but it’s a great guide to take heed of what possible gifts are out there. We break the list down into a few categories as well, including gifts for the...

  • FES is the 24-in-one smartwatch the fashion world’s been waiting for

    E-ink isn’t exactly a new technology. Amazon has been using it for ages in its Kindle e-reader range and Pebble has been crafting smartwatches from the peculiar substance for the past few years. Although the latest e-ink watch isn’t exactly a smartwatch in the purest sense, it’s probably the most spectacular. Fashion Entertainment‘s FES e-ink watch is all fashion. The screen essentially extends into the straps, which are also slathered in e-ink. At the touch of a button, the watch can rearrange its face and strap design within a few seconds. 24 of these presets are available, so one for every...

  • Telltale’s ‘Game of Thrones: Iron from Ice’ video game trailer is here [Video]

    Earlier this week, we unveiled screenshots from what looked to be the upcoming Telltale-created Game of Thrones game. And it was. The studio has released a trailer based on the TV series and novels, that looks to have all those characters we simply love to hate. The game will use Telltale’s usual episodic formula, with the first of six episodes dubbed “Iron From Ice”. Read more: Is this the Game of Thrones video game we all so desperately crave? While the trailer doesn’t give too much away in terms of storyline, the animation reveals that the TV cast reprise their roles in the...

  • Sony Xperia C3 review: more than just a selfie phone

    Sony’s been making some great hardware recently. Its devices’ build quality is always exemplary and never seems to disappoint, at least not in the mobile phone department. There’s a good reason why the Xperia range is a household name nowadays, and we have the latest phone from the Xperia stable on our testing table — the Sony Xperia C3, or the, ahem, PROselfie phone. Yep. Even Sony is pandering to the Instagram generation all too ready to sport those ridiculous duckbills without thought of how peculiar they look. Sure, we’re living in the age of the selfie, but should a...

  • Jolla Tablet sets Indiegogo alight with Intel processor, custom Sailfish OS

    Nokia’s making all the headlines this week with the unveiling of its gorgeous N1 Android Lollipop tablet. And although those two (along with Intel) make a dream partnership in many minds, it’s not the only Finnish manufacturer making waves on the tablet scene. In just over 120 minutes, Finnish smartphone manufacturer Jolla has smashed an Indiegogo target to pieces with its Sailfish OS, Intel-inside, Jolla Tablet or “the world’s first crowdsourced tablet”. Read more: Nokia N1 is the company’s swanky $249 Android Lollipop tablet That’s right — Android’s nowhere to be seen on this device. Sailfish is Jolla’s OS based on a Linux...

  • Far Cry 4 pirates mistakenly reveal themselves through FOV feature complaints

    Game developers (unlike the music industry) have tackled the issue of piracy through sneakily intelligent means, often stripping games of essential features. One recalls Batman’s inability to glide bug in Arkham Asylum, that filled many players’ favourite superhero with crippling acrophobia. With that said, are you one of those dishonest few who’ve pirated Far Cry 4? Chances are, if you don’t have any Field Of View options and you’ve complained about it online (especially on Reddit), Ubisoft’s watching you. Note just how many deleted comments are in the thread. The feature, which allows players to see more of the game’s majestic landscapes...

  • Acer C720P Chromebook review: a hero of practicality

    Besides my trusty toaster, the Acer C720P Chromebook has been one of the most practical things I’ve used to date. To be fair, it’s also the very first Chromebook I’ve come across. Either way, it’s managed to convince me that internet-based devices are the way of the future. What a lasting impression it’s made. While the design doesn’t really resemble anything of a Macbook Air or a Lenovo Thinkpad, that stops being much of a problem when you start to enjoy its practicality and ease of use. Then again, the low-cost Chrome OS notebook isn’t meant to be a graphic-intensive,...

  • Microsoft issues emergency update for Windows desktop and Server systems

    If you just got to work and Windows Update hasn’t been buzzing away in the background, you should probably check on it immediately. Microsoft has published an emergency update for users of all Windows systems from Vista and Server 2003 upwards, addressing a critical security hole. Even though November’s Patch Tuesday — Microsoft’s usual round of monthly updates addressing operating system (OS) holes — has come and gone, Microsoft is constantly looking for potential exploitation opportunities within its OS framework. The “Out-of-Band” patch addresses a Keberos (a network authentication protocol) flaw which could allow “an attacker to elevate unprivileged domain user...

  • Nokia N1 is the company’s swanky $249 Android Lollipop tablet

    “They say Nokia is dead. They say Nokia is no more. They even say rest in peace Nokia. Look, I say they couldn’t be more wrong.” That was what Sebastian Nyström, Head of Product Business at Nokia Technologies, had to say about those bad-mouthing his company. Yesterday on its Facebook account, the company unveiled a strange looking black box with the caption “Guess what? We’re up to something.” Apple levels of coyness displayed there. Nevertheless, what looks strangely like a first generation Apple TV box could well hold the future of the company. Today at SLUSH 2014, the world got a glimpse...