Games

Get stuck into the top games of 2013

gta5cover2-1 After a year in which almost no original titles came out, 2013 brings the gaming industry back to good form with a strong mix of sequels, expansions and original titles. Watch Dogs (PC, PS3, Xbox 360) Watch Dogs could get overlooked as a futuristic GTA, and that would be a huge shame. Its core mechanic is hacking -- and the ability to control the city unlike anything you’ve seen before. Tap into cellphones, control traffic lights and bridges, turn off surveillance ...

Android, Mobile Phones

Android no more: Samsung devices get Tizen in 2013

For certain new Samsung phones, 2013 is going to be the year of Tizen, a newish mobile OS developed by Samsung, Linux and Intel. Samsung had very little to say, issuing a lean sliver information for us to work off. “We plan to release new, competitive Tizen devices within this year and will keep expanding the lineup depending on market conditions,” said the South Korean electronic giant. Tizen, like Android and the upcoming Ubuntu mobile, is an open-source OS that’ll run ...

Android, Games, Mobile Phones

25 of the most addictive Android games, old and new

Machinarium Death Rally - Free There's a damn good reason Death Race has been knocking around for so long. It's an intensely addictive title with very little fluff, just good 'ol gameplay. Death Race is an effortless joy to play and on higher-specced Android devices it approaches arcade perfection. Race, shoot, kill, standard stuff but done with a lick of class. Cafeteria Nipponica - US$5 The insane geniuses behind Game Dev Story have popped out Cafeteria Nipponica and guess what? It's as addictive as ...

Computers, Geeky Gizmos

CuBox Pro: The square fit-in-your-pocket computer

Israeli start-up SolidRun has produced the CuBox, a square, cramped version of a “real" PC. An open-source mini computer, it has an 800-megahertz dual-issue ARM PJ4 processor that uses the ARMv7 chip design and codes in 32-bit. Using just three watts of power it can display full high-definition video at 1080p and would be perfect with its small size as a media center, thin client, XBMC console, network attached storage device, or anything else you want, according to the SolidRun ...

Apple, News, TV

Tech predictions for 2013: Apple’s ‘iTV’

Apple 'iTV' With 2012 done and dusted, our attention turns to the upcoming year and what innovation the major players will bring to the table. One of our tech predictions for 2013, may see Apple entering the television manufacturing market with a self-branded TV set. The idea of Apple producing a line of televisions shouldn't seem that foreign a notion, considering the Cupertino based company have all the necessary components to build one. Current Apple CEO Tim Cook hinted at the possibility ...

LG, Mobile Phones, Reviews

LG Optimus L5 review: a mid-range smartphone

LG Optimus L5 The LG Optimus L5 is the second of three LG Optimus smartphones that increase in specs, flanked either side by the LG Optimus L3 and LG Optimus L7. With this middle phone weighing in at around £10 (around AU$15/US$16) per month, or £140/US$190 (around AU$213) SIM-free, does it give enough bang for your buck (or punch for your pound)? You'll note straight away that the LG Optimus L5, or E610, is light, at just 125g (4.4oz) and seemingly slim, with a smooth ...

Android, Mobile Phones, News

Ubuntu’s now a mobile OS and destined for Android phones come 2014

Mark Shuttleworth's legacy will extend to the mobile sphere as Ubuntu looks to release a "full PC" version for Android phones. Memeburn, our big brother has already reported on the story, so you can snag the full details there. But in short, Ubuntu for Android will be the complete OS experience, which will even "run well on entry-level smartphones" according to the site. What we're going to do right now though, is fill you lot in on the hardware side of life. ...

Gadget News, News

Leap Motion motion control tech will come bundled with new Asus PCs

leap motion If you've been drooling over Leap Motion but haven't coughed up the cash to pre-order the device, don't worry -- soon, there will be another way for you to get your hands on the next-gen controller: when you buy your next PC. Leap, the startup behind the tiny Kinect-style controller that lets you control your computer by waving your fingers in front of the screen, announced a partnership with Asus which will see its controller bundled with new All-in-One PCs ...

unboxing, Videos

Nike+ SportWatch GPS unboxing [Video]

nike sportwatch GPS 1 Gearburn editor Steven Norris unboxes the Nike+ SportsWatch GPS, a multitasking fitness freak's dream with USB connectivity and probably more computing power than the capsule that propelled Yuri Gagarin into space. This watch is like having your own personal trainer slapped onto your wrist and keeps track of your location, pace, distance, laps, and calories burned and even reminds you to go take a run. Review your mapped runs, track your progress, view your splits, connect with other runners and ...

Reviews, Videos

iPad Mini review [video]

ipad mini review Apple’s made some missteps during its long tenure as a tech company, but the iPad is certainly not one of them. So now, with the release of the iPad Mini, people ask “Why bother?” Well Gearburn editor Steven Norris is here to tell you that this is one of the finest 7-inch tablets that money can buy. While it may not have a Retina Display, it’s weight, size and speed make it a must-buy. Watch the review to learn more.

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