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  • Apple’s WWDC invite suddenly makes sense

    Last week, 9To5Mac posted a revealing story about Apple’s upcoming iOS 7 software, describing the all-new, flat design championed by lead designer Jony Ive. Interestingly, the story mentioned a unique color scheme for each app in iOS: Additionally, the iPhone’s Notes app has replaced the yellow notepad design for a flat white look. Apps such as Mail, Calendar, and Maps have also gained a more uniformed look with flat white textures. While the core elements of those apps are mostly white, each app has been given a unique button color. Essentially, each app has a white base with a respective color theme. For...

  • Win double tickets to this year’s Top Gear Festival in Durban

    Power your way to victory in the best Top Gear competition… in the world. Some say it’s the most amazing motoring show in existence. All we know is that we’re giving away a set of two classic tickets to this year’s Top Gear Festival in Durban, South Africa to one Gearburn reader. The two-day motoring craziness with the crew from Top Gear takes place on 15 and 16 June at the Moses Mabhida Stadium, and includes a live stadium show, a street circuit packed with stunts and iconic cars, as well as an exhibition of gadgets and some of...

  • ‘Google Glass Human’ is so bad, it’s good

    From the makers of iPod Human comes the worst possible gadget of all time: Google Glass Human. Google Glass Human is the mad idea of Ryan Higa, who likes “learning big words like ‘Euphonious.’” Higa’s YouTube page is filled with random madness such as Fruit Ninja FAIL and Most Annoying People On the Internet, but Google Glass Human is his crowning achievement. The videos are pretty cheesy, but Google Glass Human hits us right in heart-muscle usually reserved for new iPhone launches. It ventures on hilarious sometimes, but it’s a very American video with an insanely slapstick ending. More...

  • Samsung premiere to announce new Galaxy and ATIV devices

    Samsung is set to announce new devices for both the ATIV and Galaxy series at the “Premier 2013″ event which has just been announced. Rumors and leaks about what is to be expected points at two new Galaxy phones as well as mobile devices for Windows 8. “GALAXY & ATIV” reads the slogan together with three mysterious pictures to tease. Although speculation, the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini shouldn’t be far off. As the name suggests, this could simply be a smaller version of the Galaxy S4. Another device, the Galaxy Active, is also expected not...

  • New white Nexus 4 photos revealed

    The new and upcoming white Nexus 4 has given us a taste of what is to come. New press photos, showing off the ivory re-make of Google’s popular Nexus 4, indicates that it might get here sooner than we think. These images (as always) are coupled with rumors and speculations, giving us an idea of what this mobile might hold in store for us. We first got wind of the rumored Nexus white, earlier this year. It was later then confirmed and made publicly official at Google’s I/O earlier this month. These photos were originally made available by the popular...

  • 2013: an Xbox One Odyssey

    Software and services no longer, it’s all about devices and services for Microsoft and the new Xbox One from Microsoft showcases the future of computing. The red glowing eye and the dulcet tones of HAL in 2001 a Space Odyssey has finally come to life in the latest console from Microsoft. To call the Xbox One a gaming console is a massive understatement of its abilities as well as being a small reflection of its true power and purpose.

  • New Destiny trailer ‘Law of the Jungle’ crams epic fairytale down our throats

    Activision and Bungie together with Iron Man 2 director Jon Favreau are expected to release this prelude trailer of the highly anticipated Destiny console game. We’re expecting to see gameplay 10 June during Sony’s PlayStation E3 press conference. Until then though, we can only dream. But from the creators who brought us Halo and the publishers of Call of Duty, this title is expected to be tear apart the very fabric of the gaming universe… hopefully. The Law of the Jungle, as the trailer is called, opens with actor Giancarlo Esposito (or “Gus” from Breaking Bad). He teaches his son an important...

  • ‘Forza 5′ Xbox One box art revealed in crisp, clear detail

    We know how important aesthetics are to the gamer, so it’s an exciting day as racing title Forza 5 becomes the second Xbox One box art we’ve laid our eyes on. The first box art was for EA’s upcoming shooter, Battlefield 4. The Forza 5 box art is just a hell of a lot clearer than the Battlefield 4 one. The box art comes from Amazon.com’s German site, as Computerandvideogames.com reports. Forza 5 was one of the only non-sport titles to be demoed at the Xbox One launch and the trailer neatly displays the insane new processing power of Microsoft’s upcoming...

  • Google Play Services is the golden child of Android apps

    As I mentioned in my previous post, there was no new version of Android announced at Google I/O this year. I speculated, and suggested why I think they waited with the release of it, but since then I’ve been watching the keynote videos, checking what Android authorities are saying and I must admit, I think I got it slightly wrong previously. I don’t think my reasoning was wrong, but I completely underplayed how important what we got instead of a new version of Android is. The newly announced Google Play Services tackles Android’s biggest criticism, fragmentation, and gives power over...

  • Enter the Dragon: MSI Dragon Edition 2 laptop is the ultimate gaming machine

    MSI is set to launch a new series of gaming laptops. The flagship is called the GT70 Dragon Edition 2 and, as the rumor mill has it, will support Intel’s fourth-gen Haswell processor. As these notebooks are expected to launch right after Computex this June, Intel’s new Haswell processor is reckoned to be their key selling point. Engadget has gone as far as saying the new GT70 is “the first Haswell gaming laptop.” Of this, we can only speculate. The other specs are officially available though, giving the 17.3-inch GT70 Dragon the latest Nvidia GeForce GTX780M. The moola, will already make gamers think twice...

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