Apple, News

Cut-price iPhone planned for 2013 [rumour]

iPhone 5 01 aa Sources. You just gotta love the mysterious entities that thrive off the good nature of tech journalists. The latest rumour from Apple supply chain sources is that a low-cost iPhone is planned for the latter half of 2013. Low cost and Apple in the same sentence? We thought the apocalypse was supposed to happen last year? Please be cheaper Here’s the skinny: sources say that they’ve seen the low-cost iPhone and it’s going to have a five-inch screen and a new exterior. ...

CES, Geeky Gizmos, News

Oculus Rift: a DIY project that became so much more

Virtual reality gaming (VR), the type we would see in sci-fi movies of old, never really hit consumer lever. Whether it was too pricey, or just never was incorporated correctly into games is up for discussion, but the fact is it's like electric cars. They are out there. But you never see them on the street. At CES 2013 the Oculus Rift, developed by VR aficionado Palmer Luckey, raised a few eyebrows and promises for the future. What started out almost ...

CES, LG, News, TV

LG to roll out super high-def mobile displays [CES]

LG Display is the world's largest LCD panel maker, producing not just televisions but also displays for various mobile manufacturers like Apple. At CES 2013 it showed some of the new displays in its line, with a 12.9-inch display that holds a resolution of 2560 x 1700, a 7-inch crammed with 1920 x 1200 pixels, and a 5.5-inch model with full HD that delivers at 1920 x 1080 resolution. Using Advanced High Performance IPS, a technology used in most of Apple's ...

Microsoft, Reviews, Tablets, Windows

Microsoft Surface Windows 8 Pro hands on review

surface 01 a Microsoft isn't ready to talk about the exact launch date for the Surface Windows 8 Pro, as the Windows 8 version of Surface is going to be called, but we have had a chance to use the Surface Pro and to try out the new pen. Microsoft also wouldn't let us take any images of the new device during our preview here at CES 2013 and it isn't giving any additional details about price, battery life or the internal components beyond what we ...

Car Tech, CES, News

Ford launches developer programme to bring more apps to Sync [CES]

Ford is taking its car tech quite seriously and the Detroit-based motoring giant wants you to have more fun in your vehicle. At CES, the company announced its new initiative, a developer programme for its in-car system Sync. This programme will allow developers to build apps for its Sync enable cars, currently the car-maker has added apps like Pandora and Google maps but it wants to expand the scope of the system, which was launched in 2007. "The Ford Developer Program ...

LG, projectors, Reviews

LG BX327 projector review: the TV killer

LG projector Plug your Xbox 360 or PC into a projector and you’re treated to a spectacle no television can rival. As the projector roars to life, funneling hot air through its innumerable vents, your lounge wall is transformed into a visual playground, home to a picture both bigger and more mesmerising than you could ever have imagined. For sheer size and spectacle, no television can contend against a machine that projects an image upwards of 200 inches. But projectors have never been ...

CES, Geeky Gizmos, News

A 1TB flash drive from Kingston? Yours for US$3 500 [CES]

The 4K TV seems to have dominated a CES that is very much run-of-the-mill. Outside of Nvidia’s astonishing Project Shield and the frankly mind-blowing morphing touchscreen for Tactus, there’s very little to be excited about. Would a 1TB USB 3.0 flash drive from Kingston change our miserly outlook? Perhaps. Then again, the US$3 500 price tag makes our teeth ache.

Android, Geeky Gizmos, News

6 reasons why Alcatel is relevant again [CES]

alcatel one touch scribe X With CES 2013 starting today in Vegas, manufacturers have been pushing the envelope with new products since the new year. Funny enough, the major players have been rather quiet, probably because most chose the end of 2012, just before the silly season, to launch something new. But Nvidia, Visio and specifically Alcatel have been rolling out new products like hot, sticky candy. Alcatel have no fewer than six brand new smartphones and tablets it will display at CES 2013 and ...

CES, News, Ultrabooks

Intel promises touch-enabled US$599 Ultrabooks before 2014 [CES]

Here’s what Intel has promised the Ultrabook hungry public at CES today: US$599 Ultrabooks by the end of 2013 All Ultrabooks will support touch-based displays “All day battery life” (a promised 13-hours) will now be standard It all points to one answer, namely allowing the budget conscious user to get in on the Ultrabook action. The Next Web has an excellent statement in this regard, saying that "the line between the two devices will be blurred.” And indeed it will. Intel’s CES 2013 Ultrabook presentation ...

CES, Innovation, Mobile Phones, News

Tactus’ Mighty morphing screen is the best idea to ever hit our smartphones [CES]

bumpy screen Here’s the best thing to come out of CES 2013 so far. A screen called the “Morphing tactile surface” from Tactus is the physical married with what was once a 2D experience. And it’s blown us away. Watch this vide, right now. We can’t believe it eitherThe science of it all Tactus is against “feedback” tech, such as the haptic vibration found in mostly every smartphone. Push a button, the phone vibrates. Tactus is having none of that. We’re going to try ...

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