Apple, iPhone

Is this the new budget iPhone? [Rumour]

The biggest oxymoron in tech world is "cheap iPhone". Or "budget iPhone". A set of words that just don't gel. Yet rumours persist. And if Patent Number 8 364 032, filed February last year by Apple and approved last month by the US Patent Office is anything to go by, then a budget iPhone is on the cards. The patent displays a rectangle with round corners which has become an Apple trademark, a front-facing screen, plastic body and a rear ...

Cameras, HTC, Mobile Phones, News

HTC will go ‘ultra pixel’ for new smartphone. Megapixel is so last year

HTC A new camera sensor, or should that be sensors, are the next big change in smartphone cameras if HTC's plans are anything to go by. Instead of having one 13 megapixel sensor, HTC plans to use three 4.3 megapixel sensors combined to give a much higher resolution sensor that will capture images in astounding detail and colour, according to Pocket-Lint. This is similar to Sigma's Foveon X3 sensor, and a very similar technology to the U.S. military spy drone that can ...

Microsoft, News

Huawei and Microsoft bring Windows Phone 8 to Africa

huawei ascend windows phone 1 Huawei and Microsoft have teamed up to produce a Windows-run smartphone exclusively available in Africa, reports the BBC. Launched today, the modified smartphone is part of the Microsoft 4Afrika initiative for what is considered one of the fastest growing technology markets in the world. The smartphone is a modified derivative of the Huawei Ascend W1 handset displayed at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last month, and sports a display of 4-inches with a resolution of 480 x 800, a ...

Car Tech

8 of the geekiest and most exciting supercars of 2013

Stingray The state of the global economy has had the entire world shaken up. People have been saying horrific things like, "The day of the supercar is over." Well I can tell you that a day may come when the world has no more eccentric, adrenaline pumping cars, but it is not this day. This year will see some of the most highly anticipated cars in some time, as well as something gangster from the East. Here is a taste of ...

Acer, Computers, Reviews, Tablets

Acer Iconia W510 review: more tablet than ultrabook

Acer_Iconia_W510_04-900-75 Don't let the Acer Iconia W510 and its hearty hinge confuse you. It's a tablet, not one of those convertible laptops you've been seeing lately. It may transform into three different modes, but it's a Windows 8 slate with a keyboard dock, pure and simple. Why? Because its 10.2-inch form factor and low-wattage Atom processor make it less than functional for all but the most basic computing tasks. Despite running the full version of Windows 8, it has more in common with the Microsoft ...

Apple, iPad, iPhone, News

Team evasi0n’s iOS 6.x Jailbreak 95% ready to roll out

image from jailbreak website Today is the day. Today is the glorious day iOS owners have waited for ever since the release of the iPhone 5 all those long months ago. The evasi0n iOS 6.0 and 6.1 Jailbreak is 95% ready to go, so at the very latest, we may be looking at an early Tuesday morning or late Monday release. The process will seemingly be a one-click ordeal, much like Absinthe was for the iPhone 4 and 4S. The process will apparently take “Five ...

HP, News

HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook arrives with a large screen and a small battery

Hewlett-Packard (HP) has just stifled the rumours by releasing the HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook, its first Chrome OS laptop. Is it big news? Yeah well sort of... it could be... it should be... if it were not for a joke of a battery. According to the Google Chrome Blog, the only real change from what is already available in the Samsung, Acer, and Lenovo Chromebooks, is the larger screen, sporting a LED-backlit 14-inch 1366 x 768 panel in what most would ...

HTC, News, Nokia

Vodafone show commitment to Windows Phone 8

vodafone windows phone Windows Phone 8 devices will be available from 6 February in the UK via Vodafone. The Nokia Lumia 920, 820 and 620, as well as the HTC 8X and 8S (Vodafone calls it the 'new Windows Phone 8 army'), will be the new models that will take the move forward. With the Nokia Lumia 920 and the HTC 8X, Vodafone and Microsoft have two smartphones that can compete with the best in the high scale. The Lumia has the edge slightly ...

Computers, News

Childproof your computer with the Ubuntu based StormFly

StormFly, a 16GB USB 3.0 flash drive with a bootable version of Ubuntu, is a computer "safety" device aimed at the much younger computer savvy generation. While you could snigger a little at the description that it "is basically a PC on your wrist" (well it's not really is it), what it does could just be the stuff of dreams for parents and teachers and IT administrators. One thing that has always been a prevalent fear with letting the young'uns use ...

BlackBerry, hands on, Reviews

BlackBerry Z10 hands on review: guess who’s back?

blackberry-z10-2-xl The BB Z10, RIM’s, excuse me, BlackBerry’s new flagship phone, the other being the touch and type Q10, is exactly what BlackBerry needs to pull itself out of the deep, dark hole it’s currently positioned in. Not in sales of course, as BlackBerrys still sell by the millions. But the geek-elite and those “in the know” have all but abandoned this stale and wholly outdated platform. The Z10 is going to change this of course, for better or for worse. ...


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