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  • Huawei Ascend G710 could be the middle brother of the Ascend family

    The Huawei Ascend family of smartphones is getting another sibling with the Ascend G710. Although details are scarce (and unconfirmed) it looks like it won’t be the older sibling of the bunch, but more so the middle child due to its display specs. According to Engadget, and their source Evleaks, the G710 will sport a 5-inch display running a 1.5GHz processor, exactly the same as the Ascend D2. Unlike the D2 though, the resolution has been dropped to 720p, an unusual choice for a 5-inch display, which takes it out of the realm of high-end smartphone. A 720p display will...

  • LG Hecto projector pumps out 100 inches of cinematic glory

    The next generation projector is here, as LG introduces one of its latest products: the ‘HECTO’ laser projector. From a distance, this neat offering looks like just another huge TV, but this product is said to perform , with a 100-inch screen the HECTO puts through 1080p images from just 22-inches away. The HECTO has a 1 000 000:1 contrast ratio and accepts video via WiDi or Miracast for wireless streaming from a PC or mobile device, the projector is also said to be eco-friendly with its mercury free design and LG claims it has an extra-long lifetime. Some...

  • Koenigsegg’s crazy new camshaft-free engine tech

    When one of the big car manufacturers comes out with a new technology, you don’t really bat an eye; it happens all the time, and with much accompanying media hype. But Koenigsegg, a small and wonderful Swedish supercar maker, has envisioned something truly revolutionary; and this from a company that builds only a handful of cars each year. You have to love Koenigsegg. The owner, Christian von Koenigsegg first started his venture at the ridiculous age of 22, and now builds some of the most manic and fastest cars every made. Now, though, he is taking the next step to...

  • Adobe launches mobile-friendly Photoshop Touch for Android and iOS

    After more than a year on iOS and Android tablets, Adobe has released a crunched version of Adobe Photoshop Touch for Android and iOS. Photoshop Touch for smartphones incorporates almost all of the image editing tools available on the tablet version, and is available for purchase at Google Play and the App Store for US$10. Available for versions upwards of iOS 6 (iPhone 4S and 5) and Android 4, the app can be synced with Adobe Creative Cloud, which means a user can start a project on the phone and finish it later on a tablet or desktop PC. Projects...

  • Grab Leap for $80 when it launches on 13 May

    Leap from Leap Motion is the innovative, Kinect-like device that costs US$80 and lets PC owners control use pinch-to-zoom functions and other hands-free gestures, all care of Leap’s App store, called Airspace. Users who pre-ordered Leap would only spend US$70 on the device and will have it shipped to them on 13 May. Everyone else only gets it 19 May. There will be two places to purchase Leap online, mainly through Leap Motion’s Web site, and at one of any of the trillion Best Buy stores State-side. According to Cnet, Leap Motion has secured over US$30-million in funding thanks to...

  • The iPhone case that will cost you a minimum of $11 610

    Yes dear reader, that’s correct. An iPhone casing made from solid gold that will cost you US$11 610. Or if you have just a little more spare change lying around, get the platinum case for US$14 325 to add even more of a bling factor to your attire. The casings are made by Brikk, a Los Angeles company specialising in handmade luxury products. You need to be a “Brikk” anyway to fall for this. Luxury (or stupidity) is the keyword here. For that price, you would expect to get a load of features built into the casing, but sadly the...

  • HP Slate 7 hands-on review: welcome to the party [MWC]

    After its aborted efforts with WebOS and the TouchPad two years ago, it appears that HP thinks now is the time to get involved with tablets. Here is the Slate 7 – a 7-inch tablet running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. And why not? After all, though we think of tablets as a market that’s ‘Apple plus others’, it’s worth remembering that it’s actually in its infancy both in terms of the technology itself and the number of people globally that actually have a tablet – think how complex or widespread the PC or a mobile phone were after only a few years. And, of course,...

  • Cadillac ATC: all the smartphone you’ll ever need…in a car

    Although just a concept car at this stage, the Cadillac ATC is a prospective look into the future of mobile communication. But we have mobile computing already don’t we? Yes, but we are talking about a “smartcar”, not a smartphone or tablet. Unveiled at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), the car is basically a smartphone on wheels. And if you think about it, it was always going to happen some or other time. Using the Cadillac ATS as a base model, the car is equipped with a 4G LTE connection from AT&T complete with the 4G AT&T logo on the...

  • Razer TRON Keyboard and Mouse review: typing 2.0

    In the world of PC peripherals, Razer products are just a little different. Razer embraces the idea that practicality and eccentricity can work in harmony. A mouse shouldn’t simply move a cursor across a screen. A keyboard isn’t merely a tool for writing word documents. When Razer has its way, these peripherals become a bombastic extension of your very persona, with a design that overshadows the PC that powers them. Compared to the dime-a-dozen peripherals adorning desks the world over, Razer products sparkle. Furthermore, they’re gadgets catered specifically to the hardcore PC gamer, granting Razer God-like status in these...

  • Sony commits to Firefox OS devices by 2014

    Following in the footsteps of Huawei, ZTE, Alcatel and LG, Sony has announced it too will commit to the HTML5 bandwagon by 2014 with a mobile device running on Firefox, said deputy CEO Bob Ishida (thank you GSMArena). Firefox OS will launch later this year in selected countries, which will make it the third latest OS launched for 2013 together with Blackberry 10 and Ubuntu. This announcement comes after wireless carrier Telefonica plans to offer the Sony Xperia Z and Tablet Z as part of its services, adding that it and Sony have begun exploring the development of a Firefox OS...