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  • Hollywood-inspired US Military project developing ‘Iron Man’ supersuit

    In a move that'll make Marvel fanboys squeal with delight and others sigh in utter disbelief, the US government is reportedly recruiting the help of Hollywood special effects masters to build a fully functioning Iron Man-like suit. Legacy Effects, the special effects team that brought the world cinematic marvels like Pacific Rim, Life of Pi and Iron Man among others, has been hired by the US Military to co-develop what is dubbed Project TALOS (or Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit). It doesn't sound quite as cool as Iron Man, unfortunately. A measly budget of US$80-million has been allocated -- which...

  • What these kids say of the 1989 Game Boy is priceless, funny and a bit sad

    Yes, we know it's yet another "people react" video, but the nostalgia is strong with this one. Remember the original Nintendo Game Boy and its non-touch green 'n white screen? These kids don't. We watched this yesterday, but the kids reactions are only sinking in now, and we feel old. The Fine Bros. places an original 1989 Game Boy in the hands of various pre-teen kids as they try to figure out what exactly the hell it is. The commentator walks the kids through what the Game Boy is as they attempt to play a rousing game of Tetris on...

  • Sony makes duckfacing official with Xperia C3, the first selfie smartphone

    The (Oxford-approved) word "selfie" is a dirty one here at Gearburn, and conjures up images of tweens duck-facing and older people posing as they attempt to squeeze out the last remnants of their youth, and self-respect. Selfies are now also a marketable gimmick as Sony's Xperia C3 demonstrates its powers as the worlds most powerful selfie-phone. Sony's just launched the Xperia C3, its first PROselfie smartphone with a 5MP front-facing camera and loads of apps aimed at the posing majority. It comes in white, black, turquoise (Sony's calling it "mint") and is a damn fine phone, minus the silly selfie gimmicks. Let's discuss...

  • Arrow’s spywatch has 360-degree rotating 8MP camera, wireless charging

    Arrow Technologies has joined Motorola, Samsung and LG in the premium smartwatch fight, announcing their iteration of the now ubiquitous connected wristwear. But it's differentiating feature is a crafty 8MP 360° rotating snapper. Concentrating more on exuding a classic, understated aesthetic, the Arrow smartwatch does look more like a traditional timepiece than its current Android Wear-based counterparts. It has a round face, much like the Moto360, but it lacks the metallic rim bordering the face itself. Initial images would suggest that the smartwatch may run on Android Wear, but the manufacturer has yet to confirm this. Although, running Android Wear would...

  • BlackBerry Passport the ‘IMAX of productivity’ says ever-hopeful company

    BlackBerry may be onto something square, according to company blog Inside BlackBerry. The company, which has long since been scrubbed from relevancy, is hoping that its latest phone, the BlackBerry Passport, will reignite buyers once more. With a "unique 4.5 inch square screen", can the BlackBerry Passport make us actually want to own a BlackBerry phone again? BlackBerry naturally says "yes" and according to them, we've been stuck in a rectangular world without even realising it. The BlackBerry Passport is "a union of form and function" and because of the screens width, viewing is better on 4.5-inches than it is...

  • Philips E-line and P-line monitor review: widescreen gaming wonders

    Interestingly, I’ve never given much thought towards purchasing a Philips monitor. Not because I wasn’t aware of the fact that they made them, but because I normally tend to go for brands that I have experience with, and which I know give me good quality and performance. Samsung, Acer and Sony are my go-to brands and while I know that there are other monitors, I've just never given them the time of day. Luckily, I was given the chance to review not one, but two Philips widescreen monitors. Being able to keep them for a month also gave me a...

  • WiFi-controlled drug delivery microchip could be ultimate morning-after pill

    The future of female contraception, diabetes and practically any condition that requires timed injections is a no-nonsense, automated injection system embedded in a tiny WiFi microchip no bigger or thicker than a MicroSD card. It's installed under the skin and, once active, eliminates many of the worries associated with chronic medications. It's not a far-flung future gadget either, and is coming 2018 reports CNET, which also mentions that its first use will be for contraceptives, and is being championed by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's Family Planning unit for FDA approval next year. MicroCHIPS, a tech company based in Lexington, Massachusetts had...

  • ‘Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture’ screenshots are next-gen goodness

    The Chinese Room, maker of indie darling Dear Esther and Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, has tweeted a new image of its upcoming stunner, Everybody's Gone to the Rapture. These images have been captured from a PS4 game running the CryEngine, evidently. "This story begins with the end of the world," says the official site. Gamepur also reports that Everybody's Gone to the Rapture will feature six characters based in the village of Shropshire, each with a unique storyline which unfolds "during the apocalypse". The game will also be set 6 June 1984, as listed on the official site. There's a predicted 2015 launch...

  • Nokia Lumia 1525 could release on T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon

    The Lumia family's about to get a lot bigger, in potentially more ways than one. Nokia's upcoming Lumia 1525 will be launching on T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon, according to @evleaks. Unlike the recent rumours suggesting a "Nokia by Microsoft" Android-powered phone's imminent arrival, this particular model will be loaded with Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1. It will also sport an upgraded Snapdragon 801 SoC, and will likely slot ahead of the 1520 in the Lumia pecking order. The Lumia 1525 from Nokia by Microsoft is a Windows Phone 8.1-powered 1520 with the SoC ... - http://t.co/xUFm3Ekwcx — @evleaks (@evleaks) July 7, 2014   Its older...

  • Spark, the non-smartwatch that keeps you awake

    Smartwatches are supposed to be our phone's accountable companion, serving notifications and alerts to the wrist when applicable. but Spark's semi-smartwatch doesn't seem to use this philosophy. Instead, the Spark is a pseudo-smartwatch that "makes sure you never fall asleep during anything important in life." And that's about all it does, other than display the time. This simple Cambridge-based Kickstarter project is practically a large alarm watch with an LED screen and LG G Watch-like form factor, without the latter's gizmos. Instead, the US$40 watch is equipped with two smart motion sensors that keep track of normative day to day activities....