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  • Samsung Galaxy Round: it’s a prototype and you’ll most likely never own one

    The world's first curved smartphone, Samsung's Galaxy Round is only a prototype and will be made in "limited quantities" inside South Korea, says Sammobile. It's quite a blow to people with high cheekbones for which the Round was seemingly made for. Or those who wanted a phone they could rock back and forth like a sleeping baby. According to the report, Samsung will only produce very limited quantities of the devices as a testing stage for curved displays. Samsung's made prototype devices before that haven't made it into the big time, such as the flexible OLED smartphone last seen back...

  • Anki Drive is a robotic toy car game for your iPhone, available 23 October

    They're not just toys. They're robotic evolution. The Anki Drive goes on sale on 23 October for US$200. Using your iPhone you'll control little robotic cars to race and defeat your opponents on a physical mat. In the starter set you'll find the racing track, two robotic cars and a gadget to clean your tires. These aren't simple toy cars you control with your smartphone. They are "smart" which means they reason their way around the track and figure out how to get ahead of the competitors. As The Verge points out, all of the computational heavy lifting is...

  • Nexus 5 still AWOL as rumours continue to mount

    The Nexus 5 was supposed to be released Tuesday this week, but instead of a launch we get even more rumours such as a R4 000 (US$399) price, says CNET. Android's latest, KitKat (version 4.4) was also supposed to see the light of day earlier this week, but that too did pass. And now the date is a possible 28 October, according to another report from IBTimes. There's also the possibility that we'll see an LTE-enabled Nexus 4 release alongside the Nexus 5 if and when it appears in October or early November. Let's talk price. The Nexus 5 32GB should...

  • Exclusive: we review Android KitKats [video]

    Android KitKat is going to be the sweetest, tastiest mobile OS from Google yet. After months of slaving away in the coding kitchen and feeding ideas with rumours and speculations, KitKat is here. We had the opportunity to get our hands on an actual KitKat device and we're pleased to say that it more than lives up to expectations. Like every delicious device though, KitKat has its limitations. But if you bite into it hard enough, you'll discover that there's more to KitKat then just a thin layer of sugary interface. Inside is hard, crunchy goodness that delivers. Prepare yourself for...

  • 6 easy ways to move from Apple to Android

    Let's say you own an iPhone. A 3GS, a 5, a 4S or maybe you're even lucky enough to own the 5S. It doesn't matter. What does matter is that you're bored with your iPhone, and possibly even tired of being tied down to a phone that locks you into a certain way of behaving. It's not open, per se. Everything is on Apple's terms. The looks of the OS, the way you store your data, everything. So the time has come to move to Android. Well done to you. Android's a great choice for a number of reasons. First,...

  • Sony’s ‘world’s first’ full-frame mirrorless camera: the 36.4MP α7R

    Sony is most likely going to crush the competition with the release of its first-ever full-frame mirrorless cameras, the α7 and α7R. While a mirrorless camera may not mean much to you, perhaps the megapixel count will: the α7 is 23.4MP and the α7R is 36.4MP. Sony's not taking any chances and this is a camera that's going to be very happy in the hands of the professional photographer. The α7R camera has the "highest resolution sensor in the history of the Sony α line" said the exuberant press release. While the α7 may not be as lauded as the...

  • Olloclip’s new four-in-one lens is going to beef up your iPhone’s camera

    When it comes to your smartphone, it's all about the camera these days. Blame selfies. Olloclip's new 4-in-1 quick-connect lens has been unveiled today and promises being a tool to create "great art". For R700 (US$70) the olloclip 4-in-1 camera clip offers fish eye, wide-angle, and two macro lenses that fit in your pocket, oh and on your iPhone as well. That's four lenses to take your Instagramming obsession to the next level. The company says its technology functions similarly to larger DSLR cameras, except for the fact that it's small enough to easily fit inside your pocket and that...

  • Uber review: just about the best damn taxi service ever

    Traveling from South Africa to first world countries always opens my eyes to the vast chasm that exists between the way things are and how they should be. This is not an entirely negative sentiment mind you; I always find that basic things like food and accommodation are a lot more affordable here (and in most countries considered to be third world), as is entertainment and alcohol, which is a very good thing for all of us, first world residents included. One thing that always strikes me though is the public transport systems and infrastructure abroad versus home. There, the...

  • ‘Assassin’s Creed IV’ readies us with new trailer and 29 October release date

    Here's the good news: Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag was going to launch 1 November, but now it gets a 29 October global release date. Hooray for Ubisoft. We haven't discussed Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag for a number of reasons. Firstly, it's the fourth in the series by now and we thought that Ubisoft has run out of steam (it hasn't). Secondly, it's about pirates and we want to stab people in the face, not sail ships into the unknown (we want to sail now though). It could be this new story trailer for AC4 that's got us...

  • First PS4 ‘Perfect Day’ commercial is a cool, action-packed affair

    If we look at the date on our PCs, some of them are saying 15 October. So by that reckoning, we're exactly a month away from the launch of the PS4 and Sony's kind of celebrating this by releasing the first TV ad for its next-gen console. Expect Microsoft to launch its commercial tomorrow, followed by a swift reversal of whatever the ad said. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=s0d9d-cdxhk The ad aired in the US after ESPN's Monday Night Football, so the perfect demographic then. Males between the ages of 18-55 just dying to buy a PS4. The ad is pretty funny, and a quick...