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  • Scandinavians invent ‘No More Woof’, a mind-reader for dogs

    In a nutshell: "No More Woof" wants to pimp out your dog with a Raspberry Pi so that it can finally speak its mind. No More Woof (NMW) is a product designed by a team of Scandinavian researchers called NSID (Nordic Society for Invention and Discovery) who brought us things like the iRock -- a rocking chair that charges your iPad and the indoor cloud, Nebula 12. This time around, NMW claims to be the first device to "translate animal thoughts into human language." No More Woof is a small gadget that uses the wonderful power of a RaspBerry Pi and Electroencephalogram...

  • Enter Chromebase: LG’s iMac lookalike running Chrome OS

    Yes, that's LG's Chromebase on top, a full PC mashed up into a monitor, kind of like Apple's iMac. Okay, exactly like the iMac except Chromebase runs the online-only Chrome OS, not OS X. It's also not aimed at normal customers, but we'll explain this below. Chromebase is coming to CES 2014, said LG, and it's the first all-in-one Chrome OS PC we've seen yet. The specifications are exceptionally tasty: the full HD, 1920x1080 monitor is 21.5", with the processor a yet-to-be-announced fourth-gen Intel Celeron CPU. Chromebase will also ship with an embedded 1.3MP camera for improved Chatroulette sessions, we...

  • UbiSlate 7Ci could be cheapest Android tablet yet

    The UbiSlate 7Ci comes from the UK, is made by Datawind, and sells for £30, sorry that's actually £40 if you add a delivery charge, said CNET. It's also a re-skinned, commercial model of India's insanely popular Aakash 2. While it is a 7" tablet, it's no Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire HD. Take a gander at the extremely humble specifications: A 800x600 display, 512MB RAM, 4GB storage, WiFi, a Cortex A8 1GHz CPU and Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich). For those keen on a UbiSlate with a little more power, there's the 7C+ for £70, and it comes with a...

  • Sharp Mebius Pad with impressive 10.1″ IGZO display coming early 2014

    Though the tablet was introduced earlier this year in September, the Mebius Pad from Sharp has now been announced and launches end of January 2014. Besides the powerful display, considering its design, the Mebius Pad can be used as both a durable tablet and a in-house desktop monitor. The 10.1" tablet running Windows 8.1, has an incredible 2560×1600 IGZO LCD display. Compared to the iPad Air's Retina 9.7" 1024x768, this is a real contender and is one of the highest resolutions you'll find on a Windows 8 tablet. Even Microsoft's Surface 2 which was released in October, has a lesser 10.1"...

  • Running Windows on Mac: a simple setup

    There’s a great legend which has been lost to history, of a war between two colossi: one was a behemoth – a titan known as the Windows PC – and the other, the distinctive underdog known simply, and efficiently, as Mac. Time has been far less kind to this legend: in 2013, a quick glance at any tertiary-level institution sees an abundance of trademark white-glowing Apple logos, and a minimum of varied Windows computers. Unglamorously, the underdog won out between the young and hip - and a long and protracted battle of wits quickly gave way to boring court-case mudslinging...

  • Steam Machine beta unboxed, torn down

    The time has finally come. At the start of this weekend, Valve shipped out 300 units of its much anticipated gaming console -- Steam Machine (beta version) -- to developers to give them a taste of the hottest beta of the year. Luckily for us, those 300 developers have been busy: testing, unboxing, tearing down, and of course, playing. Even luckier for us those 300 developers have filmed their antics as reported by BGR, and we've compiled a collection of videos showcasing the Steam Machine (beta) in all its glory. So let's see what we've got. The box, which was wooden for some...

  • Getac’s F110 rugged Windows tablet launches, is apocalypse compatible

    Getac, who is known for creating rugged tech products for "demanding" environments, has just launched the F110 -- an 11" Windows tablet "built to survive harsh terrain." Underneath the 1366x768 11.6" display, you'll find Intel's 4th gen Core I7 vPro CPU together with Intel's HD Graphics 4400. Furthermore, it has either an impressive 128GB or 256GB SSDs with 4GB RAM. It has an optional HD webcam on the front and a 5MP camera at the back. It has a USB 3.0 port, headphone jack and a HDMI slot. You can even customize the ports to fit in an Ethernet port or...

  • Samsung introduces Smartphone GamePad peripheral for Android

    Logitech last month released the PowerShell that turns your iPhone into an uber gaming gadget. Now, Samsung announced its own. It's called the Smartphone GamePad and promises Galaxy users a fun, convenient, and advanced gaming experience anytime, anywhere. Games are accessed via the Mobile Console application which currently holds titles such as Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour and Prince of Persia: The Shadow and the Flame. Overall, it offers 35 dedicated titles at launch with more to come in 2014. The fact that the controls are all off-screen means that your whole viewing experience will be...

  • It’s a woman’s (virtual) world: how girl gamers are dealt a rough hand

    With the nearly simultaneous launches of the PS4 and the Xbox One, the gaming world is abuzz. Internet pictures abound with young men hugging their new gaming console. The PS4 commercial shows two guys fighting it out in armor, sports cars, and tac gear. The Xbox One commercial has four men and one woman being called out of their real life into the Xbox world. The woman in the commercial only uses the console to watch movies, whereas the men are playing the first-person-shooter and racing games. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1mfIg1I3zE That ad...The marketing execs for these two video game giants may be missing the...

  • Shots fired: ‘COD: Ghosts, Battlefield 4’ November’s best-selling game in US

    November's best-selling games in the US have been revealed by NDP group, and could be titled the "no surprises" edition. Call of Duty: Ghosts, Battlefield 4 and Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag lead the charge according to IGN. In our opinion, this list will remain largely unchanged when the December sales figures materialise. Call Of Duty: Ghosts (360, PS3, PS4, XBO, PC, NWU)** Battlefield 4 (360, PS3, PS4, XBO, PC) Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (360, PS4, PS3, XBO, PC, NWU)** Madden NFL 25 (360, PS3, PS4, XBO) Grand Theft Auto V (360, PS3)** NBA 2K14 (360, PS4, PS3, XBO, PC)** Skylanders SWAP Force (WII, 360,...