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  • 10 reasons why Samsung’s Galaxy Round rocks, and rolls

    Here's a secret: Samsung's latest cutie, the Galaxy Round has quickly grown on us. While it may only be a melted-in S4, the Round is the first original phone any of us have seen in an exceedingly long time. And here's ten reasons why we think that the Round is one of the best phones to come out this year. It's the world's first curved phone! It really is. Can you imagine how nicely this will slide into our pockets, or feel against our ears? 2. A crazy 13MP camera with LED flash Samsung makes some great camera phones, such as the S4...

  • 5 of the best games of rAge 2013

    It’s difficult to make a decision regarding the best games on show this past weekend at rAge, South Africa’s largest gaming and technology expo. Every single distributor brought their A-game, and this year’s expo was most definitely a resounding success! I have however managed to narrow my very, very long list of awesomeness down to a Top 5. It was difficult, but I got there. So in no particular order, here we go: Batman: Arkham Origins I was very worried about this game, primarily because of the change in developer. It’s moved away from Rocksteady Games and in-house to Warner Bros,...

  • iPhone 5S users reporting dreaded ‘Blue Screen of Death’ iWork bug

    Some iPhone 5S users have been reporting the dreaded "Blue Screen of Death" (BSOD) when trying to open iWork or a number of third-party applications recently. The iWork app comes free with all new iOS devices and is reportedly forcing Apple users to reboot when multitasking. Some people who have been experiencing this odd issue have been raising their concerns on Twitter, YouTube, Apple support forums and threads. One of the many users commented "My iphone 5S ( iOS 7 , 32gb) screen turns blue and reboots when I exit the Numbers app made by Apple. Other people seem to...

  • You can now play Super Mario Bros in your browser thanks to HTML5

    If you're a child of the 80s or early 90s, you'll find this ridiculously cool. You can now play the original Super Mario Brothers, as in all of it, in your web browser courtesy of some serious HTML5 wizardry. The project, which is the work of computer science student Josh Goldberg, allows you to play the original levels from the game as well as map your own. In Goldberg's own words: Full Screen Mario is a fully HTML5 remake of the original Super Mario Brothers. You can play the original levels, play through some of literally millions of...

  • Meet FlameStower, the smartphone charger for your campfire

    FlameStower converts fire into electricity to charge your smartphone. As simple as that, what more do you need? The Kickstarter project just surpassed its funding goal by 200% since it started a few weeks ago and is offering a new partnership and reward to encourage innovation in emerging markets. It's great going into the wild. Getting away from it all, you know? In many cases, having a phone near hand is quite important for navigation and emergency purposes. Think GPS navigation, weather updates and of course Instagramming your entire adventure. Like the Kickstarter page reads -- "mobile tech, meet...

  • Sunflex’s ‘unu’ is a three-in-one Android console entertainment hub for $200

    The "unu" (no capital "U" apparently) wants to bring out the most of what Android has to offer. It calls itself a tablet, smart TV and a gaming console. It all sounds amazing and goes for only US$200. While the launch date has been somewhat bumpy because of delays, it is now set to be shipping next month with pre-orders now available. This three-in-one Android 4.2 hybrid tablet hosts three peripheral devices including a docking station, a motion controller remote air mouse and a console controller. The console controller is paired with the Gaming Edition which makes the whole...

  • 20 awesome ways you can use a Raspberry Pi

    The Raspberry Pi is a humble circuit board that opens the door to an endless variety of gadgets. It's sold over a million units and is still going strong. And owners have created some of the weirdest, wackiest and sometimes, useful Pi devices yet seen. Let's get stuck in. 1. Turn it into a content streamer: With the magical, all-singing, all-dancing XMBC, the Pi can go from R400 motherboard to one of the cheapest media streamers in existence. And one with the most potential for playing back any media file. It looks easy enough, even these fine chaps have...

  • 76 reasons to love the new fifth-gen iPad

    Someone's got their hands on the fifth-gen iPad and his name, is Sonny Dickson. Dickson's site deals in leaked prototypes and today, the sites got a barrage of images of the latest iPad that should launch 22 October. The new iPad is pictured with the iPad Mini in some shots to show off the chamfered edges with the "Space Grey" colour. As the site points out, most of the leaks have been low-quality in nature, so these clear shots (from god knows who, a disgruntled Apple employee perhaps) are welcoming indeed. We wrote about the upcoming iPad earlier this week, saying...

  • Acer unveils C720 budget Chromebook powered by Haswell, 16GB SSD

    A R2 500 (US$250) Haswell-powered Chromebook with not-too-shabby specs. Yes please. Acer's C720 Chromebook promises a durable battery, fast performance and is of course pretty darn cheap. Acer's latest release is in direct competition with HP's Chromebook announced by Google earlier this week. The 1366x768 11.6" display carries 4GB RAM with 16GB SSD of space under the hood. Intel's 4th gen processor, Acer claims, will bring you "up to 8.5 hours of battery life." Haswell also allows Acer to slim down the overall design of the Chromebook to make it 30% thinner than its predecessor -- the C710. It's 0.75" thick...

  • ‘Fitbit Force’ health tracker announced today, includes smartphone pairing

    Today the Fitbit announced the Fitbit Force -- a slightly updated and up-to-date version of the older Flex. The Fitbit Flex was released about six months ago as a fitness tracker to compete with the likes of Nike. Will the slightly updated Force have what it takes to compete with the rest of the wearable tech industry? The older Flex comes with a built-on altimeter that can for instance record how many steps you've climbed each day. The Flex also has the so-called "Active Minutes" features that lets you track your cardio exercise. It also doubles as a watch of...