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  • Acer Iconia W510 unboxing

    The Acer Iconia W510 is two parts of a juicy whole. The screen is sharp, the tech specs are decent and the price is just right for a product that is easily worth US$800. In reality, it costs US$650 and it’s worth every cent of that. You’re essentially getting two devices in one: a great Windows 8 tablet and a laptop when docked into the very responsive keyboard. This is just an unboxing of the Iconia W510, but our review went live a few weeks back. We loved it and said that it’s one of the best hybrid laptops you...

  • 5 Games for iOS you need to own

    Being born in the mid-80s means that, like you, I am part of what is now known as the Nintendo generation: a generation of people who grew up with video games, and who will actually enjoy playing video games with our kids one day. I personally started on an 8-bit machine brought back from China by friends of my parents, before moving onto a 16-bit SEGA Mega Drive generously donated to me by my older cousin when he moved onto the first PlayStation console. Since the introduction of memory cards and built-in hard drives though, gaming has become a...

  • All the games that matter at E3 2013

    E3 2013 is a landmark year for the once mighty gaming event. Both next-gen consoles, Sony’s PS4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One will debut a stable of new games, sequels and add-ons for the “next big things” in gaming. Care of IGN.com, we’ve listed the possibly and definitely confirmed games of this years E3: Game Developer Platforms Confirmed 1954: Alcatraz Daedalic Entertainment PC No Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Ubisoft PS4, Xbox One, PS3, PC, Wii U No Batman: Arkham Origins Warner Bros Games Montreal PC, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U Yes Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate Armature Studio 3DS, Vita No Battlefield 4 EA DICE PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS3, 360 Yes Beyond Two Souls Quantic Dream PS3 No Bayonetta 2 Platinum Games Wii U No Beyond Two Souls Quantic Dream PS3 No Black Guards Daedalic Entertainment PC No Black Gold Snail Games PC Yes Blood...

  • FLOOME smartphone breathalyzer saves lives one app at a time

    Personal breathalyzers are on its way to your smartphone. We all know drunk driving is very dangerous and a frustrating issue in this spinning globe of ours. Even more common, though, is being caught drunk driving. The Italian-based 2045Tech company wants to change this. The company is launching a breathalyzer that you can seamlessly plug into your mobile. This device lets you know whether or not your alcohol-level is over the legal limit so you could drive after some partying. It’s called the FLOOME and promises to be the first reliable smartphone breathalyzer. The company is currently running a IndieGoGo...

  • Twitter rage over PS4’s rumoured used games DRM policy

    The crowds have spoken. The hashtag topic #PS4noDRM has recently been rocking Sony’s policy-making machine on Twitter. As fans hang on every word uttered, rumored and leaked about the upcoming PlayStation 4, it’s difficult for Sony to slip unpopular policies by. The #PS4noDRM or #PS4UsedGames campaign started yesterday after rumors of both Xbox One and PS4 became public. It was rumored that a DRM system was considered and as rumours go, this one was pure gasoline for twitter flame wars. Twitter users pleaded and protested with Sony, urging the company not to go down the notorious path that Microsoft was expected...

  • Xbox One versus PS4: Sony’s onto something special

    Microsoft must have been laughing all along. While journalists prophesied the next Xbox would be called the “720”, or perhaps “Durango”, Microsoft coolly lifted the veil on their latest machine and its new moniker and proved us all wrong. Welcome to the Xbox One, your all in-one entertainment system. So now that we know what it’s called, let’s compare it to Sony’s PlayStation 4. They’re both due out around the holiday period and they both run on near-identical CPUs. Fortunately that’s where the similarities end. As anyone who enjoys a heated debate well knows, differences breed conflict, and this generation’s console...

  • Meet Mataerial: the ‘anti-gravity’ 3D printer

    3D printing from any surface, at any angle, without fail. While 3D printing has yet to become a household gadget, it’s far from reaching its creative zenith and Mataerial, a prototype 3D printer that can extrude shapes from any surface, creates new possibilities for an extremely young medium. Saša Jokić and Petr Novikov (from the Spain-based Institute for advanced architecture of Catalonia), together with the Joris Laarman Studio, have developed a printing arm called Mataerial that can form surfaces and objects without support material. Standard 3D printers use sandwiched 2D layers to create a three-dimensional form. What Mataerial does...

  • Revamped Droid RAZR M, HD: are Smurf-coloured phones the new thing?

    Is blue the new thing again? The US-based telecom giant, Motorola just revamped both the mid-level Droid RAZR M and the higher-end Droid RAZR HD smartphones with newer, flashier design schemes. If bought in cash, you’ll have to pay US$549 for the RAZR M and US$599 for the RAZR HD. The RAZR M (shown above) has been given a total makeover. Its back and the metal surrounding of the screen have received a major blue paint job. The flagship RAZR HD (shown below), however, has only undergone a slight trimming. The band surrounding the screen is blue while the power...

  • Firefox OS devices coming 3 June as Foxconn and Mozilla join forces

    A product running the upcoming Firefox OS will launch 3 June, reports FocusTaiwan. Hon Hai Precision Industry Co (who trades as Foxconn) will join with Mozilla Corp as it unveils a device running Firefox OS at a press event in Taiwan. The press event will not only cement the partnership between the two companies, but will introduce a new Firefox OS device, rumoured to a be a tablet says an “industry insider”. Developers who want to get their hands on an early preview version of Firefox OS can visit Geeksphone.com and purchase either the €91 Keon or the €149 Peak, which...

  • Metro Last Light review: nuclear powered terror

    Welcome to the Russian underground dystopia of Metro: Last Light. Enter the vast crumbling Metro system where the last of humanity survives as you uncover a horrifying and complex puzzle. Even now, where the world is at its end, the divided factions of man still wages war. The bloodshed is all in the name of ultimate power, a doomsday device located somewhere in the military vaults of D6. Last Light is the sequel to Metro 2033 that is based on a book by the same name, written by Dmitry Glukhovsky. You play as Artyom, a young man who was born...