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  • The world’s first bionic eye to enter US market soon

    The Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System, the world’s first bionic eye, will see its US debut this year pending the approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA),according to DiscoveryNews. Second Sight Medical Products have developed the eye over a period of time and tests have so far proven to restore partial sight to more than 60 patients, with some delivering better results than others. Brian Mech, Second Sight’s vice president of business development, said: “It’s the first bionic eye to go on the market in the world, the first in Europe and the first one in the U.S.”...

  • The GTA V delay: explaining the inevitable

    At any time, the player can swap between the three central characters Next-gen bound? One theory is that GTA V will soon be the jewel in the crown of Sony and Microsoft’s new consoles. The Playstation 4 and Xbox… 720 are both expected to be released at the end of the year. Smart folks on the internet made the connection between September and the end of the year and thought, hey presto! GTA V must be destined for a “next-gen” release! Doug Creutz does a good job of hedging his bets when he says that he “suspect Take-Two may have...

  • Logitech Washable Keyboard review: squeaky clean

    Plug and Play has a new word added to it: washable. The Logitech k310 Washable Keyboard (WK) delivers the promise of a clean and washable waterproof keyboard that will keep OCD users safe from dust and dead bugs. Because for those of you who don’t know, the humble keyboard can actually be a festering sump of nasty germs, and has even been rated as dirtier than a toilet seat. Anyone who knows me will know that, even though I can be the most disorganised gadget freak on earth, I am quite anal about a few things. A clean PC and...

  • Sneaky snaps of iPhone 5S show a device rolling into production [rumour]

    Care of Zol.com.cn, we have what may be the very first images of the iPhone 5S. It’s a quick blog post with a short blurb accompanying it. “Is said to be the next generation of Apple’s iPhone Foxconn employees seemingly candid.” (translated from Chinese). It would be incredible if this was the actual iPhone 5S, but we’ve been fooled before It’s a safe bet that the 5S will come in black and white. As is Apple standard Precious little is known of the iPhone 5S, and what has been said, was negated by Apple. When we emailed the Cupertino giant for...

  • MSI HD 7850 1GB review: best buy at budget price

    We have to admit this was a bit of a surprise. We wanted to get the 1GB version of the HD 7850 to test it against the HD 7770 more than anything else – assuming this would be the card it’d be going up against. After all, the 2GB frame buffer of the stock HD 7850 must be partly responsible for its impressive showing at hi-res, right? And that’s putting post-processing such as anti-aliasing in the mix. How wrong we were. It seems that the bottleneck to the Pitcairn Pro’s performance is not the memory at all – the GPU...

  • Nokia announces the dual-SIM Asha 310

    Nokia has announced a new addition to its feature phone line-up. The Nokia Asha 310 runs on the Series 40 platform and can be considered an upgrade of the 309 and 308, released last year. Considered to be more of a budget smartphone, the 310 still sports enough features to make the price-conscious buyer happy. A 3-inch 400 x 240 capacitive touchscreen amounts to a 155ppi (pixels per inch) density, and internal storage is 64MB that can be expanded to 32GB with a microSD card. Nokia’s Xpress Browser for surfing the internet is included, as is Nokia Maps. 3G is...

  • Tesla releases app for its Models S electric car on iOS and Android

    Tesla has announced an app for its Tesla Model S that will monitor aspects of the car, change settings and honk the horn if you can’t find it. Electric cars, especially the Tesla models, are technological marvels, perfectly suited for the gadget-obsessed and the addition of an app that lets you remote control your car adds to that. The app has various features that will allow owners to fully communicate with the car, allowing them to precondition the temperature while not in the car, check the battery level and switch charging on or off. Owners literally “sign in” to their...

  • 5 mobile apps perfect for the new Pope

    Memeburn’s Stuart Thomas covered some pretty hilarious tweets regarding the Pope’s resignation, but what about the new Pope? How will he cope in a world filled with digital believers? Here are five apps ideal for the new Pope’s phone, which we bet is an iPhone 5. Simply because it looks like a holy artefact. But to be fair, we’ve mixed the list with both Android and iPhone apps. Just remember to set your phone to silent if downloading apps in church.

  • Razer Chimaera 5.1 headset review: aural pleasures

    The Razer Chimaera 5.1 gaming headphones are pure auditory nirvana. I’m rarely blown away by sound, as the 2.1 stereo mix of my 40″ flat screen is passable at best. So nothing could prepare me for the deep, rich 5.1 sound coming from the Razer wireless headset. Setup was a bitch though, endless cords that had to be plugged into my left and right audio jack and then synced and re-synced endlessly until eventual success. There’s an option for any sound system though. The wireless receiver plugs directly into a TV, Xbox, Mac or PC for pin-sharp sound. And as it...

  • Highlights from the 2013 Chicago Auto Show

    In the windy city of Chicago, muscle car crazed Americans had their chance to show off some new metal to the world this weekend. Now, bearing in mind that most of the cars produced in America never see the light in any other country, let’s find out what kind of vehicles we could be driving around in, should we be so fortunate. “Turbo” Camaro Coupe