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  • Nokia Lumia 1020 specs and details finally revealed

    No gadget release is safe from the hungry press techies. Nokia’s Lumia 1020, the one we’ve written a few leaks about already, is expected to be taking center stage this Thursday. Stealing Nokia’s thunder, pictures and some saucy deets have been released by WPCentral today. The 1020 doesn’t have too many surprises but does, however, have a bunch of confirmed rumours. So first off, the 41 mp camera is a yes. This would probably be the center focus of the device. And thus, the event goes by the catchphrase “41-million reasons you should sneak a peak.” Some other camera features include...

  • Corning develops anti-germ and glare glass displays

    The same company that brought us Gorilla Glass, Corning, is now aiming to up the ante yet again. So apart from producing super strong glass, the company announced at this year’s MIT Technology Review Mobile Summit that its producing anti-reflective and anti-bacterial glass. Just imagine actually being able to use your phone outside on a sunny summer’s day while knowing that your its most likely Ebola-free. Although having glass covering your phone is great and all for protection of the device, what about your own health? For those of your who didn’t know, using your sleeve every now and...

  • Sony Xperia J review: no small wonder

    Sony’s Xperia J is getting on a bit, but it’s still a part of the new Xperia family, some of which I really like. The Xperia J isn’t a good phone though, and it’s pretty costly for what it offers. For US$209, you’re saddled with a plastic lump that’s as ugly to look at, as it is awful to interact with. I dunno, sometimes this job just feels like a job when I have to waste my time with phones like the Xperia J. I think it’s made for one specific market, those with money to burn and who...

  • THL releases ‘Monkey King’ with dual 13 mp camera for the perfect selfies

    The Chinese company THL unveiled the W11 — its take on the self-involved market. Also known as the Monkey King, this dual 13 mp camera phone hosts a decent package of specs and will seamlessly double up as a personal compact sans powder. The THL smartphone looks pretty impressive based on the pictures. The company is usually known for its knock-off releases that obviously enjoy treading close to copyright borders of HTC and the likes. This one though, easily caught our notice. Officially launched today, the Monkey King — as it’s called, hosts a dual 13-mp camera. So those...

  • Windows 8.1 ready for OEMs ‘late August’ says Microsoft

    Windows 8.1 will be ready to be loaded onto PCs by late August, says Microsoft on its official Windows blog. “This means OEMs will be able to get the RTM bits and begin preparing devices with Windows 8.1 just in time for the holidays!” the blog excitingly continues. The blog recounts Microsoft executives Tami Reller and Jensen Harris who took to the stage at the company’s Worldwide Partner Conference earlier  today to explain how Windows 8.1 will integrate with OEM devices. Onstage, features we already know of like an optimized small-form-factor view, the Reading List app and SkyDrive compatibility were mentioned alongside...

  • Nightspade turns your smartphone into a PC game controller

    Nightspade wants to turn your mobile phone and tablet into a game controller, and your computer into a gaming system. At Rock Star Dev 2013, the company pitched Fun Points, a prototype gaming platform that runs on PCs and laptops but is controlled exclusively using mobile devices that connect to the PC via wi-fi. In short, it’s kind of like a game console that uses only hardware you already own. Basically, you install a Fun Points game on your PC (when this eventually launches). You would also install a Fun Points app on your mobile phone that turns it into...

  • Mystery 7 August LG event probably about the Optimus G2

    LG’s sending out invites as we speak for the (rumoured) launch of its latest flagship phone, the Optimus G2.  The invite is clad in black silk and reads “Great 2 have you! Place_New York City Date_August 7 2013.” The text at the bottom are invite specific details blurred out to protect the identity of each guest. The invite is easy to decipher, leaving only the teaser video to keep us motivated until next month August. To me, you are perfect — from G There’s not too much known about the upcoming LG Optimus G2, besides the fact that the original G...

  • GlassBattle lets you game on the go with friends via Google Glass

    We know this is not Battlefield on Google Glass but we believe that Battleships has a place in everyone’s hearts. Games and apps are slowly but surely starting to creep onto your face due to better internet connectivity and hardware modifications. Google Glass’ headgear tech opens up a whole new world for us to reign supreme over the seas of war. Venturing very close to trademark boundaries, developer Brick Simple shows GlassBattle as a two-player Battleship-style game that uses turn-based strategies for you to bomb your enemy’s futile warships out of the virtual seas. The video...

  • BOLT is ‘world’s smallest charger’ with enough power for two phones

    Kickstarter’s got a lot of cool tech to fund, but some deserve your time more than others, such as BOLT, a tiny little USB phone charger that stores enough juice to power two phones. BOLT’s been “built to replace your standard wall charger” and is a 3000mAh rechargeable battery (a Samsung battery) that’s a mere 70mm in length. As it’s a USB charger, it’ll power practically any modern device, provided it has the compatible USB power cord, which most devices seem to currently including as default. Fluxmob, creators of BOLT say that the device was built from the ground...

  • From HDMI to HTPC: how to setup a home media center

    I’m getting old. Not in the sense that I battle with my hearing or that I have to start wearing glasses though. No, I’m talking about that point in your life when you’d much rather stay in and smash an entire season of Mad Men on a Friday night than go out and spend your monthly salary on tequila. Sure, tequila still features now and again in my life but not as much as Don Draper and the team from Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. It’s great isn’t it? The fact that you can legitimately get hold of HD episodes right after they’ve...

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