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  • Sono Smartwatch has 1.73” E Ink display, costs US$179

    E Ink, a company that is very well-known for making the digital paper in our eBooks, is now suddenly interested in strapping a smartwatch to our wrists. Enter the US$179 Sono Smartwatch from Sonostar, with its 1.73-inch (320×240) gray e-paper display, Android and iPhone compatibility and a whole lot of charm. Just look at this precious gem. It’s freaking desirable. And adorable. Connected via bluetooth, the Sono Smartwatch has a delicately curved touchscreen which is apparently sunlight readable according to the official blurbs on Sonostar’s site. Here’s what the Sono can actually do: It’s an E Ink lifestyle  Sono’s watch is a little...

  • ASUS announces VivoPC: the small, silver, stylish home entertainment unit

    We just can’t get enough of ASUS‘ announcements at Computex 2013. The company curiously announced the VivoPC — a small and stylish home entertainment system. The VivoPC was announced alongside the touchpad/wireless mouse called the VivoMouse yesterday. While some of the inside specs remain behind curtains, ASUS emphasizes the small Windows 8 device will deliver “high quality sound.” VivoPC has SonicMaster audio and accelerated connectivity via 802.11ac Wi-Fi. Based on appearances, the VivoPC almost looks like a MAC Mini. Although it’s sleek metallic body makes it look a bit more aggressive. This mini square computer is only 56mm tall and, as...

  • Sony reveals Xperia M with 4” display and dual-core CPU

    Bear with us, because this is a breaking story (thank you, The Next Web). Sony’s released the Xperia M, a midrange smartphone which joins it’s delicious range of Xperia devices, which currently sits on the top of the smartphone and tablet game, thanks to the Xperia Z and Xperia Tablet Z. Both devices have captured our hearts, so what’s the Xperia M got to offer us? Power under the hood According to The Next Web’s report, the Xperia M will be priced well under the Xperia Z, will have a 4-inch FWVGA (that’s 854×480, between you and me), a 5-megapixel camera which will...

  • 7 apps your creepy stalker could be using right now

    Cyberstalking is an invasion of privacy, a terrible outlet for some desperate individuals and above of all, a crime. Those who use the internet to track and harass others are a cowardly lot, and because of rapid advances in location-based technologies, stalking innocent users online is a scarily easy affair. The most popular apps we use such as Google, Facebook, Twitter and many more can be used by others to follow you. Apps such as the ones listed below. Please note that we are in no way advocating stalking or will teach anyone how to hack into other users devices....

  • Jailbreak any iOS device with ‘Malicious Chargers’ says Black Hat specialist

    There’s one event held every year that we should all be aware of, and that’s the hacker-focused Black Hat conference. This years US conference which kicks off 27 July (there are Black Hat events in Europe and the UAE as well) will expose this gem: that any iOS device can be hacked in minutes with “malicious chargers” called Mactans, which are in turn controlled by a Rasberry Pi-like computer called a BeagleBoard. But again, it’s a plug-and-hack solution for any iPhone, iPod, iPad or iToilet. The malicious charger/Mactans/Beagleboard in question The hacker’s presenting at the iOS Black Hat talk say...

  • Acer announces first phablet: the LTE-free 5.7″ Liquid S1

    From Computex Taipei, Acer drops a bombshell on us with its first officially official phablet, the Liquid S1. And by all standards, this €349 (US$455) smartphone is well worth the money. It’s nicely specced, has a large HD screen and a quad-core CPU. The Liquid S1, destined for Asia and Europe Q3 2013 has a slim look to boot. What else has Acer stuffed into the 5.7” phablet? Engadget reports that the best feature of the S1 is the “near stock Android” bundled with the phablet, but since we haven’t had a hands-on with it like they have, we’ll just...

  • Acer Iconia W3 puts the ‘eight’ in Windows 8

    The “first 8-inch tablet for Windows 8,” as Acer dubs it, is finally here. The Acer Iconia W3, is being launched this week and is available for pre-order tomorrow. Luca Rossi from Acer Europe mentions that the company wants to give students, consumers and professionals “a new and more effective way to take their fun and productivity on the go.” The Iconia W3 weighs 540 grams and is merely 11.35 mm thin. Acer boasts the W3’s battery will keep going for up to eight hours. Although weird-looking, it’s compatible with a dedicated keyboard dock, which could come in handy with...

  • Samsung swings more ‘not-so-next-gen’ 8″ and 10″ tablets

    Samsung just announced two new tablets to add to its growing heap of touch-screen devices. The new Galaxy Tab 3 Android series includes a 8-inch and a 10.1-inch. These two are likely to be part of a more wide-spread series of expected tablets. Also, given their specs, they’d seem to fit the wallet-friendly market category quite comfortably. Both tablets will feature Android Jelly Bean but won’t carry mouth-watering specs. The 8-inch holds a 1.5GHz dual-core processor alongside 1.5GB of RAM. The battery is a 4450 mAh and goes behind the 1280X800 pixels. The 8-inch is available in either a...

  • ASUS announces Zenbook Infinity with 13.3” touchscreen

    ASUS has been fairly busy at Computex 2013. It’s announced new tablets, phones and now the cream of the crop, the Zenbook Infinity is finally here. ASUS’ Zenbook range of laptops are MacBook Air-like with a distinctive style over the competition. The Infinity is one of the few touchscreen ultrabooks to make it into the consumer’s hands. Not only is it a touchscreen device, but it sports a Gorilla Glass 3 lid which is used in the glass that extends around the keyboard. There are also two USB 3.o ports, an SD card reader and the Apple-designed mini DisplayPort. There’s...

  • ASUS surprises us with VivoMouse: touchpad and mouse combined

    From ASUS comes VivoMouse, the “world’s first” combination of a touchpad and mouse. ASUS is a busy bee and has been unveiling products at a rate of knots at this weeks Computex 2013 in Taipei. So about the world first wireless mouse, it comes with an integrated multi-touch touchpad and provides “full desktop and handheld control.” It can be used in two ways: as a default optical mouse and as a Windows 8-compatible touchpad with multi-touch capabilities. ASUS also says that it’s the ideal control for the living room PC, which is ideally the VivoPC. The VivoMouse is launched alongside the...

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