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By Steven Norris: Gearburn Editor
Games

Apple

Apple refreshes 2014 MacBook Pro range with Retina Displays, 3.7Ghz CPUs

new macbook pros Ahead of the iPhone 6's rumoured September launch, Apple has quelled fan's need for new hardware by releasing a refreshed MacBook Pro range, featuring faster processors and Retina displays priced between US$1299 and US$2499. The initial rumour, courtesy of French website MacG, cited information from (what it deemed) were reliable sources. Today, those sources seemed reliable enough. The upgrades see all MacBook Pros receive Retina displays and Intel's new refreshed line of Haswell processors, with a 100MHz clockspeed boost. The 15" models ...

Mobile Phones, News

Smouldering smartphones: a brief history of mobile phone fires and how to avoid them

samsung s4 fire xda Smartphones are a mixture of electronic circuitry and potentially volatile substances, or at least that's what victims of spontaneous cellphone combustion believe. There's a dotted history of sparking, fiery smartphones while simply sitting on a desk or plugged into the wall charging. Most recently, a 13-year-old American girl woke to find her Samsung Galaxy S4 smouldering under her pillow in the middle of the night. Covering the device may not be a good idea in any situation, as all electrical devices require ...

Computers

The flash and the furious: 11 of the internet’s greatest custom computers

custom computer desk peter brands There are few things in this world more entertaining than stripping a device of its guts, just to put it back together again. Building something from scratch also comes pretty close. Fun turns to dread (or in some cases, panicked laughter) when the power button's flick fails to lurch it into life. Failing miserably is, thankfully largely part of the experience. These PC customisers and builders have definitely not failed by any means. From adorning their machines with glowing LEDs and ...

hacking

Sly Stallone should thank you for not downloading ‘The Expendables 3′ DVD screener

E3 Inside each and every one of us is a metaphorical compass that guides our actions. When we perceive something to be rotten, the compass guides us towards a better path. The internet tests us daily with "NSFW" links begging to be clicked but most of the time, it's the illegal game and film downloads that truly test us. Earlier last week, millions of online users failed this moral test when a DVD screener (a promotional copy of a motion picture sent ...

Apple, iPhone

iPhone 6 rumour round-up: i6 motherboard pictured with NFC chip, finally

Apple iPhone The iPhone 6, the phone everyone simultaneously hates and loves, is coming. But when will it launch, what will it look like and will you have the money to afford one? We've rounded up the more interesting iPhone 6 rumours floating in the sticky net of the interwebs, so keep coming back to this page as we update it when a rumour decides to pan out. All news at the top of the post is the latest development the iPhone ...

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Innovation, News

Nanospheres to make lithium batteries four times juicier

vintage battery Batteries are wonderful creatures, powering our digital lives for days at a time. But as thirsty mobile devices' need for power grows, the current generation of lithium ion packs just can't keep up. Researchers have now discovered a novel way to squeeze more juice from the modules, promising up to four times longer lasting charges in the process. Lithium is dubbed the "Holy Grail" substance, but it's traditionally too troublesome to use as a solitary substance in a battery. The negative ...

projectors, Reviews

Smart[Beam] projector review: smart but semi-useless

SmartBeam Projector Home projectors have come a long way over the years. A few decades back, they were bulky things you hired from specialised shops so that you could show off your home movie reels (such things were still a novelty at that stage) and now you get models so small they can slip into your pocket. But what if you don't fancy something rectangular and flat? What if the only kind of miniature projector you can face buying is cube-shaped? Well then, ...

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