Competition

Win The Walking Dead, Survival Instinct for Xbox

The Walking Dead Competition time. Walking Dead Survival Instinct, is a pleasant distraction among the Bioshocks and Tomb Raiders of this world. We won't lie to you and say it's the best game ever, but for fans of the series it's a decent trip down memory lane, and for anyone who enjoys a few hours of walker killing. We're giving this game away. To enter, tell us how you would avoid a walker attack. The craziest/coolest/funniest story wins the game. How to enter: Tweet @gearburn ...

Android, Applications

Todoist app review: ultimate organisation

Todist lead I don’t often use productivity apps, but there’s been such an increase in the quality of these apps that my attitude towards them might be changing. That’s mostly to do with a wonderfully designed and fantastically functional personal organiser, Todoist. The interface of the app is clean, sophisticated and very professional looking. I will start by saying that although I love this app, it might be for people with more intense schedules than mine. I’m by no means a power-user when ...

Consoles, hands on, Reviews

Ouya hands on review: not too bad

OUYA lead "Today I'm going to show you that we have delivered on that promise, and on that dream, of developing an accessible, open game console for gamers and developers." That's how Julie Uhrman, Founder &; CEO of Ouya, began our demonstration of her company's new console. The fact that our demo was taking place in a warehouse a dozen blocks away from the bustle of GDC 2013, the Game Developers Conference, only added to the Ouya's outsider mystique. After an explosive Kickstarter debut that ...

Android

The Galaxy S IV isn’t even out yet, but it’s rooted

galaxy s IV 1 For those lucky enough to own a Galaxy S IV, which would be practically no-one as the phone is only up for preorder, you’ll be happy to know that Samsung’s mammoth phone can now be rooted. XDA-developers.com has released a rooted ROM and instructions for hacking the S IV and, as per usual, any modifications done to your phone are down at your own risk. Do not destroy that which you cannot control. This root will only work on the Exynos 5 ...

Apple, iPhone

Steve Jobs may have approved the designs for both upcoming iPhones

CC Apple Macworld According to the San Francisco Examiner, the next two iPhones may have been approved by the late Steve Jobs. During a talk on mobile phone thefts, San Francisco district attorney George Gascón said that he was told by Apple that the next two iPhones “preceded Tim Cook.” Gascón was in discussions with Apple’s government liaison. So if Jobs had his hand in upcoming iPhones, there’s a lot we can expect, and eliminate. This means that at least two decent phones were introduced ...

Android, Mobile apps, Mobile Phones

China to launch ‘Smartisan’ a new and heavily revamped Android OS

S 1 When it comes to mobile OSes, we’re seemingly stuck in the past. Smartisan wants to shake this all up, with a “more appealing look, enhanced icons, a smaller four-by-three grid and hundreds of other simple modifications,” according to Engadget. There’s a very in-depth look into Smartisan, a two-hour video in fact that can be viewed below: A brief history: Smartisan was developed by Luo Yonghao, a well-known Chinese blogger, entrepreneur and consumer advocate. Yonghao said that Smartisan would “shame all manufacturers ...

Android, Apple, Mobile Phones

The 5 worst fake smartphones

goophone lead I find it difficult to justify the existence of any of these fakes smartphones. I believe in quality products for the money we spend on Android’s, iPhones, BlackBerry’s, HTC’s and others. How many people are tricked into thinking that they’ve just purchased an iPhone 5 or a Galaxy S IV, only to end up with an iPoo 5S in the box? Not many I hope, and these are some of the worst offending fake smartphones I could find, so try ...

Games, Reviews

Bioshock Infinite review: the sky’s the limit

Liz and a book As Bioshock Infinite came to an end and the screen faded to black, I blinked in stunned silence, wiped the drool from the corners of my mouth and, quite literally, checked to see if my jaw was still in place. This is a spoiler-free review, so enjoy. You enter this strange world knowing that it will all end eventually, somehow. But not like this. The manner in which Infinite closes is reminiscent of an operatic symphony complete with visual delights and ...

Peripherals, Reviews

Corsair Vengeance M65 mouse review: super-sensitive

Corsair mouse review Corsair's range of peripherals just gets bigger and bigger, and it's now adding a new raft of updates to its Vengeance line of gaming goodies. We're big fans of the Vengeance range, from its excellent headsets and mech-switch keyboards to its rock solid gaming mice, and now the boards and rodents are getting a five added to their names. Starting with the Vengeance M65, you'd be forgiven for wondering what the fuss was about - Corsair has done nothing to change the ...

Peripherals

Leap Motion Controller now Linux compatible

Leap lead Leap, the Kinect-like motion controller for PC now supports Linux, says Ubuntuvibes. Leap Motion Dev, one of Leap’s twitter accounts sent this message to it’s Linux fans earlier this week. #leapmotion SDK build 0.7.6 is now available. #leapdev's: Linux is now supported, finger tracking has been improved. ow.ly/jrdEL — Leap Motion Dev (@LeapMotionDev) March 26, 2013   Improved finger tracking, always a good thing. The official support log has added details regarding the Linux update: Beta release of the Leap Linux SDK for Ubuntu 12.04 ...

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