Computers, Hardware, News

Seagate debuts 8TB drive, ideal for storing trillions of cat pictures

seagate macro Just like RAM and RRAM manufacturers, hard disk makers are hellbent on providing faster, larger, stronger storage media for consumers' endless data storage need. As a result, Seagate has announced its (and the world's first) 8TB consumer drive. Yep, 8TB -- 16 times what the world was introduced to in 2005. It's a lot of space, and would take a few months of downloading to fill its boots. Seven years prior, the world's first 1TB hard drive was launched by ...

Galaxy, News, Samsung

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 trailer paints S Pen as second coming of gadget accessories

Ready to note Samsung, stop trying to make the S Pen a thing, really. After four versions of this enormous phone, you either hate it or use the S Pen so often your finger never touches the screen. In this new teaser trailer for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 4, the S Pen is front and center, and is the second coming of gadget accessories, according to Samsung. Samsung calls it a tool for the way we live today, and then proceeds to show us ...

Apple, iPhone, Videos

The most definitive iPhone 6 ‘leak’ is here, and it’s scrumptious

iphone vienna leak We've been covering the iPhone 6's barrage of rumours and leaks for a good while now, documenting the phone's transformation from concept, to dummy to (hopefully) the real thing in a few weeks time. But we can safely say that all the rumours of the iPhone's purported sleek new body has been wrong thus far, at least judging by the latest video. The Gimli-bearded @Doldo411, YouTuber humorist extraordinaire, unveils the first live action shots of the iPhone 6, and what results ...

Games, News

GTA V makers say Lindsay Lohan sued them for ‘publicity purposes’, calls legal action ‘frivolous’

Sue me In what must be the most unsurprising yet satisfying news yet, Grand Theft Auto V developer Rockstar has finally commented on its impending character defamation case championed by ex-child star actress and current human train-wreck, Lindsay Lohan, reports the Associated Press. Rockstar says that Lohan only moved forward with legal action once she figured out that a certain NPC (Lacey Jonas) in Grand Theft Auto V resembled her in both appearance and actions. The court papers were made public earlier this ...

Reviews

Nespresso Gran Maestria review: excellent coffee, at a price

IMG_3952 Now for something completely different. Nespresso's Gran Maestria is a rare treat. It's a coffee machine so incredibly well designed, it looks bespoke (but isn't) and makes coffee so quickly that... it doesn't make it slow. Turn it on, lift the lid, pop in a coffee capsule, press a button and hey presto. Instant, delicious coffee that tastes exactly the same, every time. Every single day, you can wake up to the same cup of coffee you love. And I can guarantee, ...

Offbeat, Xbox One

Redesigned Xbox One “Slim” quite tiny and less shiny

Xbox One Slim lead The design of the Xbox One is rather sharp and oppressive but at least it's square, unlike the slanted PlayStation 4. As the consoles age, newer, slimmer versions will replace the older models -- yet for now, we're stuck with hard angled machines. Not so, says designer Retovona who's whipped up a concept shot of the new-look Xbox One "Slim". This is of course, a fan-made concept render and will never materialise from the Microsoft production line. Click for the Full ...

Offbeat

Special edition Transformers Optimus Prime, Megatron can morph into retro consoles

Trans lead Earlier this month, Radio Kaikan reported on two special edition Transformer toys on display at Akihabara's UDX Summer Festival Conference. Now, we don't usually cover toys here on the 'Burn, but these two are indeed special. On display is Autobot leader Optimus Prime who transforms into a PlayStation 1, while Decepticon boss Megatron morphs into a Sega Mega Drive. Megatron, Mega Drive. These nifty toys are being made to mark the 20th year of PlayStation and the 30th anniversary of Transformers, says International Business ...

News, Virtual reality, Wearable technology

Pinlight Display technology acts like Star Wars holo-projectors

Pinlight Display VR Virtual (VR) and augmented reality (AR) is all the rage, with major corporations researching their possible advantages and implementations. But no current apparatus can totally immerse the wearer into the virtual world, without taking a little out of the experience. A PhD student, Andrew Maimone, at the University of North Carolina is developing new technology, that will take on the likes of Google and Samsung in the VR race. Maimone notes that Samsung's Gear VR implementation of using a smartphone screen ...

smartwatches, Wearable technology

From Apple to Timex: the A to Z smartwatch guide

huawei talkband b1 Sick of smartwatches yet? Unfortunately, they're here for the foreseeable future to enslave the wrists of the countless masses. While the technology is debatably still a relatively new breed, there is no shortage of confusing and overwhelming options on the market. From the stylish round-faced traditionalist, to the square button-laden wrist wrecker -- there's essentially a smartwatch suited for everyone, for all styles and all needs. With Microsoft and Apple yet to launch their contenders however, there'll be even more options ...

News, PS3, PS4

Petty DDos attack forces PSN servers to give up on life

PS-Plus Your PSN account was hacked earlier today, did you even realise? I woke up to the news that (again) my precious PSN account, of which I pay R59 per month was apparently subjected to a DDos attack. A "radical" group of hackers on twitter named Lizard Squad. A DDos attack, which is more of a minor nuisance than a true hack, is a large amount of requests sent into a server --the Sony PSN server in this case-- which overloads ...

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