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  • Nokia Lumia 1520 Review: big, bold and beautiful shooter

    The Nokia Lumia 1520 signifies the increasing importance of large screen phablets in the market. Although Windows Phone is comparatively hardware efficient, a lot of people want their devices to feature fastest hardware. It is bigger and faster than any other Windows Phone till date. Based on hardware specifications, it can easily compete with any other high-end Android phablet in the world right now. It comes with a 6-inch display, Snapdragon 800 processor and a top-notch 20MP PureView camera. But are on-paper hardware specifications enough to win the smartphone race? Let’s find out. Design & build quality The Lumia 1520 looks...

  • Nintendo shuttering online services for Wii, DS from 20 May

    Nintendo's killing all online services for two of its most popular consoles: the DS, and its former best-selling console, the Wii as from 20 May. In an official blog post, the Japanese gaming giant says that services such as leaderboards, YouTube streaming and multiplayer gaming for both consoles will end. The termination of online services is worldwide. What will remain, according to Nintendo Australia is the money-making branch, namely the online stores for both the DS (including the DSi) and Wii. The following is a list of all services that will remain unaffected: Internet Channel Nintendo DS Browser Nintendo DSi Browser Nintendo DSi Shop Nintendo Wi-Fi...

  • Want the Galaxy S5? Wait until May and get it for 24% less

    We all like to save money on our expensive tech goodies. The latest gadget to catch our eye is the shiny upgrade to the Galaxy S4, namely Samsung's Galaxy S5. While it's not the most exciting upgrade, it sure is desirable, and destined to be expensive. But, you don't have to spend an estimated US$700 on the new phone (says a report from the IB Times). According to PricePanda, a price comparison site which services the South Asian markets, if we wait until May 2014, the price of the Galaxy S5 will drop by nearly a quarter. The site...

  • Boeing’s ‘Black’ super-security phone stops hackers, destroys data

    When it comes to secure phones, we're pretty much in love. We've covered the Blackphone extensively and can't wait to test its apparent "ultra-secure" services. It comes as no surprise then that competitors, once the market has been tested by others, are keen to jump on the more-secure-than-secure bandwagon. First to the bat, it's Boeing with its take simply called the "Black" phone. Top marks to the marketing guru's for coming up with that imaginative name. It's unique selling point? When the Black phone is physically broken in to, it "blows up" data. Here's what else the Android-running Black...

  • Flappy Bird lives again as coding eduction tool

    Finally, Flappy Bird has a use outside of causing phones to be smashed. Coding site Code.org has taken the skeleton of Flappy Bird - an endless runner which was unusually popular -- and turned it into a simplified coding education tool. Suddenly, the opportunity to create your own Game of Thrones-themed Flappy Bird becomes a palatable reality. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=VQ4lo6Huylc "Anybody can learn" says Code.org's blog post. It's also the sites one-year anniversary so a dose of popular gaming can't go amiss with coders eager to learn. It takes the form of a drag-n'-drop tutorial, comprising eight steps. Once finished, you...

  • Win ‘Thief’ for Xbox 360 [competition closed]

    Update: We've awarded Samu with our Thief gift! Well done. To everyone else, there's been a few good reads and thanks for entering. Better luck next time! Don't steal Thief, win it. Garret, master thief is keen on you getting your sticky paws around his latest game, aptly named Thief. It's the fourth game in the series and a rollicking round of fun, based on our day or so of playing. But sharing is caring, and we've got the Xbox 360 version of Thief up for grabs. Want to win it? Here's what you have to do. In the comments below,...

  • Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Galaxy S4: a marginal upgrade

    Samsung's Galaxy S5 is not an impressive phone. When the South Korean tech giant unveiled the S5 during an overly showy presentation earlier this week, tech journalists like myself groaned heavily after the pixie dust had settled. What we're left with is a phone almost identical to the S4, and one that fails to impress on only but a few levels. Because of where I live, I have to wait for a local network approved version of the S5 before I can get my hands on it, but this will only confirm the odd feel of the golf-ball like...

  • Unleash your kid’s inner geek with these 7 awesome gadgets

    We all hear the naysayers tell modern parents that kids should spend less time indoors and more time outside playing with traditional toys such as a football or some such. I certainly encourage my son to spend time playing outside but with the integration of modern technology into our daily lives it would be foolish of us to try and completely alienate our children from the wealth of high-tech gadgetry available to them as they grow. But what exactly is on offer? Luckily there are a plethora of high-tech gadgets aimed at children that aren’t all branded and gimmicky. I’m...

  • Google Watch pictured, Motorola smartwatch confirmed

    Motorola has confirmed recently that it's developing a smartwatch. Whether this could be the rumoured Google Watch, we're not sure. Although details about the wearable is scant, we did find some leaked images of the much-anticipated Google Watch. As reported in a live blog of Motorola's stage appearance at the MWC by AnandTech, Rick Osterloh of Motorola Mobility simply said, "We are developing a watch in 2014". When asked whether or not the watch will run Android, Osterloh said, "All I can comment is stay tuned, it won't be running Tizen." AnandTech further mentions that the focus for the...

  • Xbox One scores Twitch streaming service as ‘Titanfall’ launches 11 March

    It's been announced that the Xbox One will be getting the popular game broadcasting slash streaming service 11 March. Twitch is home to a massive 45 million visitors per month, with popular events such as League of Legends, Dota and, more recently, the TwitchPlaysPokemon experiment. The live streaming service hopes to see ratings spike even further when Twitch aptly opens up its servers to Xbox One gamers on the same day the much-anticipated Titanfall launches. PlayStation 4 gamers have been able to use Twitch services since the console's official launch last year November. Xbox notes that its Twitch experience will...