Applications, BlackBerry, News

RIM release BB10 SDK ‘Gold’ toolkit, devs start your engines

BB10 SDK Gold With the BlackBerry 10 event less than two months away, it appears the Canadian manufacturer is moving full steam ahead with the release of its "Gold" build SDK toolkit for developers. The Gold build includes all the final tools, components and API’s that now allows develops to create applications designed to work hand-in-hand with the BlackBerry 10 OS. The Gold build is touted to feature BlackBerry Cascades to aid developers in creating visually stunning applications according to RIM. HTML developers are ...

News, Notebooks

Schools get $99 Chromebooks brimming with holiday spirit

for_classrooms For US$99, Google’s now offering the Chromebook to qualifying schools. All teachers need do is visit Google’s Chromebook store and request the Samsung Series 5. Google’s working with US-based, an online donations system that let’s donors finance the Chromebooks for public schools. In order to qualify, teachers will need to visit this site and fill in their details. Up to 30 Chromebooks for US$99 can be brought. There’s been “tremendous response” so act now, says Google. For the CHILDREN! Sticking a Chromebook in the ...

Mobile Phones

The Galaxy Note II: inching toward Nirvana

Note lead image "It's gorgeous, can we keep it?" That's what my girlfriend asked when I unboxed the Galaxy Note II. A few days later, the answer I've come up with is "God I hope so". That the beloved was so enamoured with Samsung's newest device is hardly surprising. She's an S III owner, having recently escaped a two-year-old, slightly wonky BlackBerry. It would be mad of her not to love it. I was determined that I wouldn't be so easily impressed. I ...

Computers, Microsoft, News, Windows

ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch, revamped for Windows 8

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch Lenovo has just announced its ThinkPad X1 Carbon is now optimised for Windows 8. It's also undergone a slight name change, with "Touch" suffixed to the end, immediately indicating its touch-enabled enhancement. Pricing for Lenovo's latest Windows 8 Ultrabook offering is set to start at US$1399. The ThinkPad is specifically for the business sect and self-titled as the world's lightest 14-inch laptop, tipping the scales at 1.5Kg. As expected for a higher end business orientated laptop, the Carbon Touch is relatively ...

Cameras, Reviews

Canon EOS 6D review: a 20.2MP monster

Canon EOS 6D As soon as you pick up the 20.2MP Canon EOS 6D you notice that it's quite a bit different from the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. It's smaller for a start, being similar in proportions to the Canon EOS 60D. And although it still feels pretty durable, it doesn't feel quite so tough as the cameras further up Canon's DSLR line. There's also no mini-joystick multi-controller for selecting the AF point, instead there's a navigation pad inside the dial large dial on the ...

Geeky Gizmos, News

Lacoste looks Back to the Future with colour-changing polo shirt

Lacoste Future Shirts René Lacoste built his empire around the enduring tennis shirt, or polo shirt as we know it. But Mr Lacoste was more than just a French tennis player and fashion fundi. The man invented things as well, patenting the first tubular steel tennis racquet used by Jimmy Connors. Now his company is looking towards the future with Back to the Future inspired clothing apparel. Change your shirts colour with the flick of a finger? If the video is anything to go ...

News, Wii U

Wii U hacked to run Homebrew Channel

HB channel Nintendo’s latest, the Wii U, was never expected to escape the wrath of the modding community. Point in case, it’s now been retro-hacked to run the Wii’s Homebrew Channel, an interface that runs unlicensed software and of course, pirated games. We say of course because let’s not kid ourselves, the chief reason we jailbreak/root/mod anything is to run nefarious apps. So to help these industrious hackers along, the Wii U now has a working Wii Homebrew Channel. There’s one issue though: the ...

HTC, Microsoft, Mobile Phones, News, Windows

Windows Phone 8 Portico update begins OTA roll out to HTC 8X

HTC Windows Phone 8X-Colours The rumoured Windows Phone 8 update has begun rolling out to select HTC 8X users according to WP Central. The update which we initially thought to be named Apollo Plus, is now dubbed "Portico", keeping in line with the Windows Phone OS trend of names ending in "O". This update was also believed to be rolling out in early 2013, but it appears 8X users will experience the love before others. The new features seem to extend exclusively to text ...

Games, Geeky Gizmos, Mobile Phones

Gearburn’s best of 2012

front cover Christmas shopping sucks. All those decisions, all those gadgets and you with a credit card burning a hole in your pocket, these are the first-world problems we have to deal with. But not if you have a shopping guide, care of Gearburn. Below, we’ve listed the top games, gadgets and mobile phones of 2012. Click each section and enjoy the ride.        

Cameras, Reviews, Samsung

Samsung Galaxy Camera review: Android magic

GALAXY-Camera_Front With a 4.8-inch Super HD Clear LCD touchscreen, the Samsung Galaxy Camera isn't likely to be the smallest compact camera you'll ever see, but it feels very nicely put together and is both responsive and intuitive. Even better news for many is that the 16 million pixel CMOS sensor inside the camera is a 1/2.3-inch device, the same size as in many compact cameras and considerably bigger than those in the average phone. This should mean that the Samsung Galaxy Camera is ...


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