Consoles, News, Sony

PS4 launches November and will cost US$429 [rumour]

playstation-4-controller Reliable sources, Kotaku has them. According to the site, Sony’s Playstation 4 will launch State-side November 2013 for US$429 and US$529, depending on internal memory size but as rumours go, this is a doozy. While pricing is still up in the air, the sources seem pretty confident about the above-mentioned prices. In fact, it’s widely expected that Sony will announce the PS4 20 February in New York. We’ll then be able to shed some light on this next-gen madness. Here’s some ...

Car Tech, News

Acura invents space-age car welding techniques ‘3D Lock Seam’

Acura RLX Sometimes it's the small things that make big waves, like a small meteor smashing into an ocean. Acura has developed a new welding technique for its cars that, while seemingly insignificant, has major implications towards how it will build and develop its cars in the future. Hopefully it will also transfer to Acura's dad, Honda, in the years to come. If you've never heard of Acura, that's no real surprise. As Lexus is to Toyota, Acura is to Honda, acting as ...

Android, hands on, HTC, Reviews

HTC One hands-on review: losing letters but leveraging lustre

HTC-One_Silver_3V-900-75 The HTC One is the firm's new attempt at a market-leading handset, and with an all-aluminium body, super-high-res 4.7-inch HD screen and futuristic camera technology hint that this could be something of a winner. It's well-documented that HTC hasn't had the best of it recently, with the profits slumping and market share down. The firm rode a heady wave just two years ago with the success of the HTC Desire and friends, but it seems since then the trend has been ...

Consoles, News, Xbox

Leaked Durango Kinect specs hint at dramatically higher motion detection

Kinect The specs for the Kinect 2.0, the next generation depth camera and motion sensor to be coupled with the new Xbox, have been leaked according to a lengthy report on VGLeaks, a trusted source of hardware tips on the internet. Running on a dedicated Durango system, the next-generation Kinect sensor will apparently have a much wider field of view, and quash the need for a tilt motor to catch movement if more than two players are present. A greater field of ...

Android, HTC, News

HTC One: ‘looks stunning & stays that way’

7Announce_BottomSpeaker_Blink HTC’s launched the HTC One, live from New York and London. But who cares about the venue, here’s everything you need to know about the phone, HTC’s newest flagship device: The skinny on the HTC One Jason MacKenzie, president of HTC presents the One. It’s an aluminum device with a massive screen and thankfully a new HTC UI, called “New Sense”. Nuisance, punny. It has dual stereo speakers and two capacitive buttons. HTC has blessed us with a 4.7-inch display, with a ...

Android, Applications, Reviews

Dashclock Widget for Android review: change is good

Dashclock If you’ve spoken to me (or more likely I’d have spoken to you about Android 4.2) I’d have undoubtedly mentioned how ridiculous I found the lockscreen widgets to be. Little did I know that a couple of months down the line an Android developer, Roman Nurik, would release an app which would instantly changed the way I use my device. It’s called Dashclock Widget. Widget the world warrior Firstly, what is a widget? This is for the benefit of other OS users ...

Android, Mobile Phones, News, Samsung

Samsung to announce Galaxy S IV 14 March in New York

nice looking samsung logo "Sources familiar with Samsung’s plans” have outright confirmed that 14 March is the launch date for a few devices from one of Korea’s most successful companies and one of the devices is widely expected to be the Samsung Galaxy S IV, says The Verge. The announcement was further cemented by Eldar Murtazin, editor-in-chief for Mobile-review (one of Russia, and perhaps the world’s largest and most reliable mobile phone sites). Save the date for a big announcement - March 14 :) And keep silence ...

Android, Cameras, News, Samsung

Samsung reveals Wi-Fi Galaxy Camera minus the 3G

Android back of GC-110 The camera performs well, and is an exceptionally desirable piece of tech Here’s the link to the full press release from Uncle Sammy, but we’ve covered the best parts. Clicking is for completionists only. No release date, but as it’s Samsung, we expect it launch by the end of this quarter at the very latest.

Games, News, PS3, Xbox

No ‘Destiny’ in 2013 says Activision

Destiny shot 1 Care of and a sneaky Activision press release, we’ve learned that Bungie’s next “ten year project”, Destiny won’t launch in 2013. Boo. We all know the story. Destiny is a planned FPS/MMO hybrid, set in a “epic, sci-fi universe and introduces innovative persistent, online world filled with sweeping adventures”. The press release speaks of grand scope, visceral first-person gaming and a living, vibrant world. But most telling is the single sentence Activision sneaks in: Activision reiterated that although Bungie's amazing new ...

Computers, Reviews

Fractal Design Node 304 review: the best ITX-supporting cases we’ve seen

PC case One area that has seen substantial growth over the past 18 months is the mini-ITX case market. The realisation that these mini-motherboards can be the basis for some pretty powerful PCs has started to dawn on people, not least the chassis manufacturers. Swedish case designer Fractal Design's Node 304 is aimed solely at the mini-ITX market, but boasts hard drive support that could have it being used as a file server or a large multi-disk NAS unit. It also has the serious ...


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