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  • HP Elitepad 900 review: average tablet, crazy price

    It’s difficult to make sense of HP’s Elitepad 900. This 10.1” tablet runs Windows 8 and offers the portability that makes any tablet a smart buy, yet it carries an asking price that puts it in competition with laptops that offer far more operating power. Hewlett Packard has taken a form factor that started as an affordable consumer device, and has turned it into an expensive business machine. When you consider the history of computing generally, it’s going backwards. Money’s no object But what if money is no object to you? What if you don’t mind paying the R10 000 (US$1000) asking...

  • 18 of the most awesome geeky gadget cases and skins we found on Society 6

    Over in the awesome corner of the web, populated with things like Grumpy cat and videos of dancing robots, lives a site called Society 6. If you’re looking to give your iSomething or Galaxy S4 a little more personality, it’s a good place to start. The site accepts contributions from hundreds of thousands of artists around the world, who submit their designs and photographs which are then transformed into everything from t-shirts to pillow cases to framed prints and gadget cases. The crowdsourced art portal / online store takes care of the production and distribution of the product, the artists...

  • Gigabyte unleashes 4th-gen P25W and P27K gaming laptops

    At Computex this week, Gigabyte unveiled two 4th-gen gaming laptops. While both laptops, the P25W and P27K, host Intel’s new generation “Haswell” quad-core CPU and will go for the same price, the smaller model P25 is more powerful in specs and design. First off, we have the P25. This more feisty model carries a 15.6-inch 1080p LCD and features a Nvidia’s new GTX 770M graphics card. Given these state-of-the-art specs, it leaves room for yet more improvements. It carries space for up to a mind-boggling 24GB of RAM. It also has space for up to two 256GB SSDs or one...

  • Rondo Motion ‘brings life to headphones’, is only for iOS devices

    The company that’s attempting to bring the live concert experience to your ears has successfully reached its funding goal. It’s called Rondo Motion and has just raised over US$60 000 on Kickstarter this week. It’s a small device that uses motion sensing technology to bring the live and natural experience of a concert to your ears. The company responsible for this idea, Dysonics, claims that usual headphones create a “big ‘open’ sound,” and that the sounds are unnatural, uncomfortable and sometimes overwhelming. Put simply, the music is “stuck” inside your head. Rondo Motion wants to change that. Dysonics says that it’s...

  • ‘Diablo III’ coming 3 September for PS3 and Xbox 360

    Blizzard’s seminal hack and slash RPG, Diablo III makes its way to the Xbox 360 and PS3 3 September 2013. Diablo III will be available in the US, Canada, Latin America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. There’s even a suggested retail price of €59.99 (US$79.99) which seems a little pricey for a re-released PC game from last year, but this is Diablo III we’re talking about, so there’s plenty of lean meat on the bone for gamers to consume. For those worried about how the mouse-driven action of Diablo III will translate into smooth console experience, cast all doubt aside....

  • Top 6 best gaming phones of 2013

    Gamers enjoy playing on the go and that means using a smartphone with features that enhance gameplay. Screens have become enormous, and mobile processors have leaped from single-core to octa-core. There’s nothing really holding back mobile games, but it takes a powerful smartphone to produce titles such as Infinity Blade II for iOS. Here’s a lineup of the top six mobile phones all packed with must-have features for gamers everywhere. If you just can’t stand going a day without a good game of Bug Village, Tower of Saviors or Candy Crush Saga, one of these six smartphones standout for 2013....

  • First Lumia with Pureview, Nokia EOS leaks images and specs

    The heat from Nokia’s Lumia 925 hasn’t even had time to cool off and we’re already being pummeled with a new Nokia device: sneaky images of a smartphone which will most likely be called the Nokia EOS have emerged care of mega-smartphone site, GSMarena and WPCentral. The images were taken by a twitter user Vizileaks who started the party with this tweet: Nokia Lumia PureView EOS XX Megapixel#nokia #lumia #pureview #betterthanacase @engadget @gizmodo @evleaks @theverge twitter.com/vizileaks/stat… — ViziLeaks (@vizileaks) June 5, 2013   The Nokia EOS is said to have a 41-megapixel PureView camera and a Xenon flash, but the exact megapixel count...

  • Fifa 14 gameplay trailer is officially awesome

    EA is giving fans of its long-standing FIFA series a taste of things to come in the 2014 edition of massively popular football title FIFA with a brand new gameplay trailer. Scheduled to come out later this year, FIFA 14 will no doubt introduce new gameplay mechanics while refining those from previous renditions. This year Precision Movement will be the flagship addition, which EA claims “recreates the dynamic movement of real-world players” based on something EA call locomotion technology. Every aspect of gameplay should be improved with Precision Movement, but especially the manner in which players move on the field: allowing...

  • MYO gesture control armband gains 30k preorders

    Gesture technology has come a long way. Just far enough to leave room for more improvement. Since the Wii’s Remote and the Xbox Kinect, the idea of using body movements to make your gaming experience more immersible is still pretty awesome. Thalmic Labs, though, are taking things to the next level it seems and has raised more than US$14.5-million. The MYO is a stylish, light armband that “let’s you add gesture control to everything.” You can posses devices can ranging from desktop computers, smartphones and tablets to other robotic devices such as drones or the very lovable Sphero robot ball. On...

  • Google Glass gets updated: improved camera with voice-captions

    Although Google Glass is only limited to a lucky handful of people, it’s already rolling out updates on a monthly basis. The newest patches include better software for its camera quality and usage. Seeing as you’ll probably want to share most of your daily routine using this computer stylishly strapped to your face, its camera is probably an important feature. The software has been tweaked to give users sharper pictures as well as a better light/dark awareness. Glass takes a sequence of snaps which are then combined into a single photo that has better light and dynamic range. For example...

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