Reviews, TV

Toshiba 32RL958 review: The ultimate trickle-down TV?

toshiba_40rl933_front Smart apps have for long been available only on premium TVs, with the likes of BBC iPlayer and YouTube often costing hundreds of pounds extra - usually on TVs with 3D and a high build quality, to boot. That trend ends here, with Toshiba's 32-inch 32RL958, an Edge LED-backlit LCD TV that's as basic in build and all-round spec as a £399 (around AU$615/US$648) should be, but adding some luscious extras. As well as Toshiba Places, a growing online portal that supports ...

Android, Apple, iOS, iPhone, Mobile Phones, Nokia, Samsung

The five top smartphones of 2012

GalaxyS3-04-580-100 As another year draws to a close, you’ll start seeing an incredible amount of “best of” lists popping up and in the modern world, there are few of those lists which can be as relevant as this one, the best smartphones. We’re so attached to our devices that life before smartphones can seem a lifetime away for those lucky enough to have one, and when it comes to significant releases, 2012 has been a bumper year. This year has seen the ...

HTC, Microsoft, Tablets, Windows

HTC rumoured Windows RT tablets in the works for 2013

Windows Phone 8X HTC-1 Bloomberg is reporting that Taiwanese manufacturer HTC is in the process of developing its own Windows RT styled tablets. This news follows rumours that Nokia is also in the process of designing its own range of Windows RT powered tablets. According to the report, HTC will release a 7-inch and 12-inch tablet as Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, looks to flood the market with Windows integrated devices to challenge the tablet lineups of Apple, Google and Amazon. This rumour has gained some traction ...

BlackBerry, Mobile Phones, News

BlackBerry’s flagship maybe christened the ‘Z10′, comes in black and white

BB10 L-Series Leak - 6 With RIM's BlackBerry 10 event a little over a month away, we've been referring to the company's flagship full touch device as the "L-Series". According to a leaked image courtesy of Unwired View, that's no longer the case. The leaked image refers to the new BB10 smartphone as the "Z10". Not groundbreaking news we know, but it does roll off the tongue slightly better than "L-Series". It's also a streamlined shift from the pedantic alpha-numeric handset titles of the past. The far ...

Apple, Geeky Gizmos, iPhone

6 iPhone extensions to get before the world ends

mi suny-2 The world is not ending tomorrow. But for those who have prepared for the fake armageddon, here are six iPhone extensions you’d need if everything spins out of control. Solar Powered Battery Extension by Mi Suny [Image credit] So if the world is about to end and there are no more power outlets for your charger; this guy would probably be your best bet for power. The Mi Suny iPower4 battery extension is probably one that would be the most practical buy as ...

Apple, Computers, Reviews

Apple iMac review: thin is in

21_5_inch Apple iMac late 2012 e-580-90 The iMac is Apple's flagship desktop Mac. Since it was first introduced in 1998, this all-in-one computer has gone through eight significant redesigns, taking it from an egg-shaped, CRT-based machine in a polycarbonate casing to this third-generation thin aluminium-bodied computer. Since 2004, the iMac's processor, graphics, storage, memory and other electronics have been housed behind the screen, and this year's release is no exception. Where the 2012 iMac makes a radical departure from its predecessors is in its size. It retains the ...

Innovation, News

Potatoes used to test ‘WiFi consistency’ on Boeing airplanes

Boeing Wi-Fi flying high-Video Screenshot This is a fairly exciting combination of gadgets and human innovation. Aerospace corp Boeing has employed sacks of potatoes to replicate the effect of WiFi signals onboard live flights. Let us explain. Boeing, along with close to 10 000 kilograms of potatoes in sacks, is testing to see if WiFi signals remain stable and safe throughout a flight. Potatoes were used because these slick spuds apparently “replicate the way human passengers reflect and absorb electronic signals,” says Boeing. Most hilariously, the ...

Mobile Phones, News

ZTE unveils its U887, a new 5-inch entry-level phablet

ZTE U887 ZTE is the latest manufacturer to enter the 5-inch phablet market with the U887. ZTE's newest phablet offering is designed to appeal to the lower-end user, as the company is set to release higher specced devices sometime down the line. The U887 seems aimed at testing the waters, before the company begins releasing a full-range phablet lineup. The ZTE U887 sports some modest specs, but it should be able to handle the needs of most smartphone users. Its 5-inch screen displays ...

Innovation, News, Samsung

Samsung Display to demo 5.5-inch flexible screens at CES 2013

Samsung Flexible Display-1 According to CNET, Samsung Display, a spin-off from Samsung Electronics, is set to showcase a range of 5.5-inch flexible smartphone screens at CES 2013. The development of flexible screens is something that Gearburn has known about for some time, however this demo will be one of the rare occasions where the public would be able to experience these screens first-hand. The demo displays will offer 1280x720 HD resolution, at an impressive 276 PPI. Samsung Display have stated that these screens are ...

Geeky Gizmos, Mobile Phones, Tablets

15 gadgets to put under every geek’s Christmas tree

Firebox Bluetooth Gloves-1 What does every geek need for Christmas? No, not a boyfriend/girlfriend/inflatable love pillow. What they need are the most tricked-out gifts that tap directly into the geek vein. The list below is our pick of the most useful, desirable and plain kooky gadgets of 2012 that should be firmly squeezed into every nerd's Christmas stocking. TRAVEL 1. Pocketcell Rechargeable battery packs are getting more and more common but few are as slim, simple to use or quick to charge as Pocketcell. Sleek ...

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