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  • Dryft makes tablet touch typing possible, or easier at least

    Dryft is a keyboard app with a cool idea behind it. For those who've had to use virtual keyboards on touchscreens, Dryft will come as something of a godsend. Dryft "solves typing on touchscreens" and the site says that users can reach up to 80-words per minute. We hate Bluetooth tablet keyboards. The mere fact that they had to be invented shows how poorly tablet screen keyboards have been implemented. Dryft is possibly the solution to this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9EAi5Hxoovo Look at it go A transparent keyboard hovers over the touch screen and it's fully configurable. It just floats above every app, a barely...

  • FIFA 14 demo ready to download, is globally available

    FIFA 14 is ready to download for Xbox, PS3 and PC.  Oh, you want to read more? Shouldn't you be downloading the demo instead? It's FIFA 14 for goodness sakes, the sports version of Modern Warfare (sequels aplenty with updated graphics and gameplay). The demo has you playing in Camp Nou as FC Barcelona, AC Milan, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Paris Saint-Germain, Borussia Dortmund, Boca Juniors, New York Red Bulls, or as one of the FIFA Ultimate Teams. EA says, "FIFA 14  is the pinnacle in franchise development on the current generation of consoles. Experience the emotion of scoring great goals with innovations to the...

  • Gigabyte’s Brix II is an awesome pocket gaming PC with Iris Pro GPU

    If you want a PC big enough to fit into your pocket look no further. The cute yet powerful Gigabyte Brix II is about the shape of, well, a brick and the size of an Xbox 360 controller. You'll have to supply your own peripheries though including the monitor, memory, mouse and keyboard or controller. Gigabyte recently presented one of its latest compact PCs powered by Intel's latest 4th gen processors, the Iris Pro. These pocket gaming PCs carry the power of a high-end laptop in a rather small cube. According to The Verge, the Iris Pro is capable...

  • Apple’s iPhone 5S event live and cracking from Cupertino [Live blog]

    Apple's event is at 6PM: UK, 7PM: South Africa, 1AM: Hong Kong (it'll be 11 September then), and 1PM: California, where the event is being hosted. Hey Apple fans, the millions upon millions of you. Your favourite phone (the Sony Xperia Z?) is getting a lick of fresh paint. It's been widely rumoured that today, Apple will be launching the update to the iPhone 5, the 5S and a budget iPhone, known by many as the 5C. These names could be wrong, but we're thinking back to when an iDevice wasn't correctly predicted before launch and... nope. We're drawing a blank. Apple...

  • All the iPhone 5C and 5S rumours that matter

    Today at 7PM (South Africa), Apple's going to launch the iPhone 5S and 5C, according to almost everyone, everywhere. Photos have leaked, specs have been revealed and, as for the launch, there won't be much in the way of surprises, unless Apple decides to launch the iWatch, which I don't think it's ready for yet. Let's get the rumours straight though, cut through the swath and present the facts, as much as I can of course. Everything is utter nonsense until the event of course. Gold phones, fingerprint scanners, whatever. With enough digging, anything can be made into fact....

  • The case for Gamestick: is mobile gaming on TV still an attractive feature?

    Let's face it, consoles are expensive. Damn expensive. With the PS4 slated at a projected retail price of R6 299 and the Xbox One price as yet unannounced, gamers everywhere are getting ready to bite the proverbial bullet for the latest next-gen consoles. But what about those people out there who will probably never be able to afford next-gen? What about those people who are tired of playing the mainstream games and are looking for an alternative, are there other options? At the moment there aren’t too many alternatives. Perhaps mobile, portables such as the PSP or 3DS or even maybe...

  • Apple makes iPhone 5S, 5C official

    Yup, it's official. Apple has released two variants of the iPhone 5: the 5C and the 5S. “In the past, when we introduced a new iPhone, we lowered the price of the old iPhone. This year, we’re not going to do that. This year, we’re going to replace the iPhone 5. With not one, but two new designs,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook today. First up the iPhone 5C. It may be budget in price, but it certainly doesn't seem budget in looks. If you've seen what Nokia's been doing with its Lumia range over the last little while,...

  • iPhone 5S pictured with fingerprint sensor

    The Apple event is today boys and girls. So suck down one of the very last rumours before the blessed event. Today, care of French site NoWhereElse, the iPhone 5S is not only pictured, but so is the heavily rumoured fingerprint sensor. What a beauty It's a slight upgrade to the existing iPhone 5 and with all iPhone leaks, it's most likely 100% accurate. Venturebeat managed to sneak out a shot of the iPhone 5S box, which also has the silver fingerprint sensor ring on the packaging. There's only one solid hint that points to the fingerprint sensor being real, namely that...

  • Google releases Nexus 7 with LTE, costs $350

    Google announced today that its Nexus 7 32 GB tablet with LTE is now available through the Google Play store. The Nexus 7 was released at the end of last year followed by a newer version a few months ago. The same way many people were upset about the lack of fast LTE connectivity with the cheap Nexus 4 smartphone, the Nexus 7 tablet is now expected to fill the void. The Nexus 7 LTE-ready tablet is available through the Google Play Store for US$350 (R3 500) and will carry a T-mobile SIM. Although this offer is available in...

  • Microsoft to present the Surface 2 and tablet accessories 23 September

    Microsoft has started sending out invites for the launch of its new Windows 8.1 tablets coming 23 September. We expect to see the Surface 2 and the Surface Pro 2 officially launched with both being updated versions of the Surface RT and Surface Pro released mid-last year. There's no word of any mini Surface though. The Verge notes that the Surface Pro 2 will have a two-stage kickstand with adjustable angles with the main design of both new Surfaces generally staying the same. Inside, the Pro 2 will have Intel's latest Haswell CPU and 8GB RAM. The Surface 2 will...