LG, News, smartwatches

LG debuts G Watch: a coolish all-in-one wearable

LG G Watch LG has released some additional information regarding its (now) highly anticipated G Watch. The watch, set to be unleashed sometime in the future (LG is yet to reveal a launch date), will utilise Google's Android Wear — a version of the Android OS tailored for wearables. LG has confirmed the G Watch will include voice control, powered by Google Now. So what else is new and nifty about this particular smartwatch? The G Watch will apparently be both dust and water ...

Google Glass, iOS, News

Google Glass update adds SMS support for iOS, Glassware Calendar for all

Oogle Glasses lead Good news Apple and Glass fans -- Google has announced that iOS users will soon be able to receive text messages from their friends using Google Glass. After last week's Google Glass Explorer program saw a one day only Glass sale in the US, the company has presumably received a voluminous amount of useful feedback from the lucky few. Intelligently bowing to consumer advice and demand, the text messaging feature already available on Android will now be included on iOS devices ...


Logitech Z200 review: stylish speakers, stifled sound

z200 lead I’ve been a happy Logitech customer for a while now. Seven years in fact. Its ever popular X-530s are still in my company, tickling my inner ears with its gorgeous sound delivery. But, the speakers are a hassle to keep organised. Some customers desire quality sound without the complications of a 5.1 setup. Essentially, a compact yet stylish pair of table toppers. This is where the company’s new entry-level Z200 comes into play. The tall, twin-driver desk-standing set is available in ...

Innovation, Kickstarter

Imogen Heap’s Mi.Mu music-gesture gloves Kickstarted into reality

Imogen Before we discuss the Mi.Mu Glove, look at what its creator, musician Imogen Heap, can do with it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ne4NZEtjLkg Now, there's a lot of technical terms and money about to be discussed but ultimately, Imogen Heap has created music from nothing but gesture alone. She is, and I loathe to use the word, disrupting the world of audio. Let's get the money out of the way first. The Mi.Mu Glove is a Kickstarter project with a goal of £200 000 and now, on ...

News, Sony

Sony announces 7-million PS4 sales globally and ‘SHAREfactory’ video app

PS4 large Sony's gloat over Microsoft is today twofold: firstly, it's announced that well over 7-million PS4s and 20.5-million boxed games have been sold worldwide. Secondly, PS4 owners will gain SHAREfactory, a rich video editing app coming with firmware update 1.70. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxsdLYIYsH8 PlayStation sales have always been stellar for Sony, with the PS2 standing as the best-selling console of all time at 157.68-million sold according to games and console sales tracking site VGChartz. The PS3 sits on 82.69-million and it's 104.25-million sales in ...

Galaxy, Samsung

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner spoofed, PayPal compromised

Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint The new fingerprint lock system on Samsung's Galaxy S5 has been defeated, a few days after the device's release, thanks to a group of crafty researchers at Germany's Security Research Labs (SRL). This hack comes seven months after the Apple iPhone 5S' Touch ID was spoofed a mere 48 hours after its launch. The recent Samsung spoof now places biometric systems of all phones under the security spotlight. The initial iPhone 5S hacker, known as Starbug from the Chaos Computer Club, ...

BurnMedia TV

Data woes? Here are 6 data saving tips for your smartphone [Video]

geartv snip data saving Welcome to the third episode of Gearburn's new weekly YouTube show, GearTV. In today's video, editor Steven Norris shows you six must-know tips for saving data on your mobile. This weekly show features gadget and game reviews, tips, how-to's and anything useful that we think can help you improve your connected life. It's a show we've designed for you, our readers, so if there are any specific requests you have -- such as how do I set up my Android device properly, ...

Google Glass, News

Google Glass sells out in US after one-day only sale

Google Glass Google surprised overeager tech-pioneers last week when it announced that Google Glass would be available for purchase to the general US public for one-day only on 15 April. Up until this point, Glass was only available to a select few "explorers" hand-picked by the digital giant. Anyone could apply for a spot, but Google had the last say on whether or not users were nerdy enough to fashion the illusive frames. On Tuesday, that all changed. By mid-afternoon, Google released a post ...

Games, News

The new age of storytelling: 6 games with killer writing

Story games lead Most of us, especially non-gamers, do not often look to games as a medium of storytelling. Some of us play them to pass the time or to satisfy our primitive competitive need on a virtual platform. The truth is that games are a brilliant means of conveying a story. Its interactive characteristics make for an extremely immersive experience and because of its creatively free nature, the possibilities are endless. As such, here’s a list of six games whose potent narratives ...

Innovation, News

Supercar maker Bugatti creates $1000 glass toaster

Noun Not content with creating supercars, Bugatti has branched out into breakfast machines with the Noun, a toaster with heated glass walls capable of cooking not only bread, but everything from steak to chicken breasts. The Noun does all this utilising tech which until now, hasn't been used in traditional toasters. Also, it's US$1 000 reports Reviewed. Bugatti says that the secret's in the sauce, so to speak. Layers of semiconductor heating elements sandwiched within the glass controls the temperature and ...


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