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  • Rumoured Logitech G29 Driving Force wheel spotted in the wild

    Logitech has been launching mice and keyboards aplenty these past few months but fans have been wondering when its next racing wheel will be launched. Thanks to new photographs and certificates of approval, we could be looking at the company's new racing system. Leaked by MaxConsole, the Logitech G29 Driving Force is the likely replacement for the slightly dated but much loved G27 (pictured above) on PlayStation 4 and, possibly, PC. However, based on the buttons on the wheel, we'd have to say that it looks like an exclusive for-Sony product. In terms of finish as well, it's not the most...

  • Solar-powered Ecocapsules let you live off-the-grid anywhere in the world

    Those days of situating a mobile home or trailer along the coast as the sole alternative to semi off-the-grid living are over. Thanks to an eco-conscious group of green-living pioneers called Nice Architects, a new self-sustaining pod called the Ecocapsule promises a radical rethinking of traditional home design. Based and developed in Bratislava, Slovakia, the Ecoscapsule measures just 14.6-feet long by 7.4-feet wide by 8.4-feet tall. Although the Ecocaspule certainly deserves to be called a “micro home”, its developers insist the egg-shaped structure is big enough for two. And as with most environmentally-friendly homes built on a smaller scale, the interior...

  • Autonomous, flying selfies are here thanks to Lily Throw and Shoot camera

    Lily is a new start-up company that hails from Menlo Park, California. With its new and innovative throw-and-shoot flying drone camera (simply named “Lily” or “Lily Camera”) it aims to change the landscape of visual documentation. Antoine Balaresque and Henry Bradlow co-founded their company, Lily, back in 2013 after they met while studying computer science and working together at the UC Berkeley Robotics Laboratory. The company is currently funded by both private and institutional investors such as SV Angel, High Line Venture Partners, and Upside Partnerships. The basic concept behind the Lily camera is that it will operate totally autonomously from the...

  • Flexible smartphone mount GEKKOPOD funded in 12 hours on Kickstarter

    It's always difficult finding a decent mount for your camera or smartphone. Most of the packed-in ones aren't worth the plastic they're made from while others fall over on any surface. Zuckerim Studio thinks they have the answer with GEKKOPOD. GEKKOPOD has been designed as a flexible and easy-to-use stand. It's five limbs are modeled after a lizard's hand in order to give maximum grip and stability. Due to its flexible design, the GEKKOPOD can wrap around almost any surface, such as a stick or wire fencing -- perfect for those sheep selfies on the farm. Included with the device is...

  • Apple Watch Sport now available in South Africa, will cost R10k

    Takealot has announced that it will be the first retailer in South Africa to stock the Apple Watch, which has been available in major markets for a few weeks now. Joining the likes of the US, UK, Australia and Japan, the Apple Watch will retail on Takealot for a rather hefty R10 000. Considering that the Watch retails for US$349 in the States, early adopters will have to count many many pennies down south. Read more: Apple Watch: all you need to know about Apple’s digital ticker "We are very pleased to be the first retailer in the country to offer the...

  • ‘Need For Speed’ trailer is here, full reveal scheduled for E3 2015

    After Electronic Arts published a teaser image of what could've been a new Need For Speed game, the company has finally spilled the beans. We will indeed see a reboot of the Need For Speed franchise coming later this year. And with the beans, we now have a trailer. Read more: EA teases new ‘Need for Speed’ screen It's possibly the shakiest trailer we've ever seen, but all footage was recorded in-game, which does make it all the more thrilling. Ben Walke, EA's community manager, is also promising "rich customization, authentic urban car culture, a nocturnal open world, and an immersive narrative," which...

  • Mozilla to bring sponsored ‘Suggested Tiles’ to Firefox tab page

    We understand that non-profit internet companies like Mozilla need to accrue funds in as many ways as possible, but its new ploy might be a little too far a step for savvy and loyal Firefox fans. The company is this week debuting its Suggested Tiles feature in the upcoming version of Firefox Beta, which will allow advertisers to claim real estate on the browser's new tab pages. But unlike Directory Pages, Suggested Tiles looks at the browser's history, and cherry picks from those entries. In reality, if you happen to be a fan of LOLCats and browse Wikipedia pages centering on...

  • Mind-controlled prostheses closer to reality thanks to Össur

    Bionic limbs are not all that farfetched, and one company has now brought a workable example into reality. Developed by a company called Össur, its prosthetic technology uses a mesh of myoelectric sensors (IMES) that are inserted into the muscle tissue through a 15 minute operation. The sensor allows the user to move the device with "intuitive actions." Thanks to this advancement Jon Sigurdsson, President & CEO of Össur, suggests that this technology will adapt "not only to the individual’s intentional movements," but become more like an actual part of the body that's "truly integrated with user." When the user wants...

  • One device doesn’t fit all: why multiple devices are part of our future

    There is a school of thought that the future will see us using only one digital device to meet all our needs. However, this is counter-intuitive given the ubiquity of these devices and the many and varied roles they play. Digital devices are an increasingly integral part of our lives and there is an abundance of options offering various functions that improve productivity in some way. In our consumer-centric world, it is not at all uncommon for one individual to have in their possession an array of these devices – from laptop, to tablet, to smartphone, to desktop PC –...

  • 3 key features that will help wearables reach more consumers

    If wearables are going to take off (like the Withings Activité Pop pictured above), they have to be more than just miniature smartphones that strap to the wrist. Consumers don’t want another screen to look at; they want a virtual sidekick to intuitively lead them through the daily grind of the modern world. As the Internet of Things becomes a reality, wearables have found their way onto retail shelves, causing a rush to develop software to pair with them. The wearables market might be growing, but as more and more consumers voice their concerns about product design, usage, security, and...