Geeky Gizmos, News

The Kuratas mega robot: Mechwarrior revisited

kuratas robot Bringing back memories of the popular Mechwarrior PC game and the cargo loader from Aliens, the Kuratas is a 4 tonne mech robot designed by Kogoro Kurata who got tired of Asimo and the tiny politically correct robots we have today. "When I was a kid, I thought there were going to be giant robots in the future. But no matter how long I waited, people were only able to make small robots, like Asimo. Eventually, I thought 'I can’t wait ...

Computers, HP, Microsoft, News, Windows

HP Elitebook Revolve is a Windows 8 laptop with a twist

HP Elitebook Revolve-1 HP has pulled the covers off its latest Windows 8 laptop offering, the Elitebook Revolve. This new Elitebook features a 180-degree rotating touch display to convert it from laptop to tablet. It's described by HP as a product specifically designed for the business orientated user. This is not the first time we've seen such an offering from HP, with the Elitebook series of laptops having been around since 2008. The Revolve does however pack a host of new internal components. It's ...

Applications, Microsoft, News, Windows

Windows Phone Store sits at 120k apps as WP8 deemed ‘success’

Windows Phone App Store Windows Phone Store has seen steady growth in the amount of published apps available for WP users. Windows Phone Senior Platform Designer, credited this to the release of Windows 8 in November this year. He went on to tweet that the Store has experienced over 100% increase in both developer revenue and app download rate. If you build it, they will come. 100%+ increase in WP developer revenue & app downloads since WP8 launch in Nov. #wpdev, #windowsPhone — Todd Brix (@toddbrix) ...

printers, Reviews

Brother MFC review: an innovative A3 printer

Brother MFC lead This new multifunction printer has a twist. Specifically, it has a 90-degree twist. Instead of feeding the paper through the printer in portrait mode, with the short edge emerging first, the Brother MFC-J4510DW turns it sideways so it prints in landscape orientation. This offers several advantages over the more traditional setup. It can print on A3-sized (11 x 17-inch) paper by taking the page through the printer short end first. A3 pages have to be hand-fed, one at a time through ...

Computers, Microsoft, News, Windows

Edge AIO is a 100% American-made Windows 8 all-in-one PC

Edge AIO Wave that flag proudly, USA. Although Windows 8 has been touted as a touch-centric OS best experienced on a tablet, Velocity Micro believes that its Edge All-in-one desktop PC is the perfect companion for Microsoft's new OS. Velocity Micro proudly flaunts the Edge's fully configurable features as well as being 100% American-made. Each and every Edge AIO is designed and assembled in the US. Let's see what the Edge AIO is packing. It features a 23.6-inch 1080p backlit LED display, consumers will ...

Geeky Gizmos, News, projectors, Samsung

Samsung Mobile Beam projector: a little novelty, not much else

Samsung pocket projector The Samsung EAD-R10 Mobile Beam Projector is a nifty new device that compliments the Galaxy line of devices and is only compatible with devices that support MHL/HDMI . Displaying video and images at a resolution of 640x360 and with a brightness of 20 lumens will probably not get you ooh's and aah's, but imagine if you had to carry around the usual building brick sized projectors we're all used to. Some might say that it's a novelty item, and for ...

Games, News

Steam’s Big Picture mode now live and kicking globally

For gamers, this is important news. Steam’s console-like experience, Big Picture, is now available in all countries. Steam is a content delivery platform for gamers, and Big Picture mode turns the interface into a TV-friendly experience. Big Picture has been in Beta for ages now, and today it enters the proving ground as gamers globally switch over to a console-like experience. With Big Picture, a console becomes the primary form of input, with the keyboard and mouse relegated to the ...

Apple, iPhone, News

iPhone 5 set to hit SA, China, UAE and others 14 December

iPhone 5 screen Behold, it beckons to thee Here’s the news the rest of the world was waiting for: Apple’s iPhone 5 will launch (again) globally from 14 December. We’ve listed the countries that are lucky enough to get Apple’s super-slim and ultra-sexy iPhone 5, below. December 14 Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Ecuador, Grenada, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kuwait, Macedonia, Malaysia, Moldova, Montenegro, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab ...

Microsoft, Windows

Windows 8: an awkward transition

Win 8 lead proper Windows 8 is fantastic, in my opinion. The Metro interface is by far the best change I’ve seen in an operating system. It feels current and really bridges the gap between desktop and mobile computing. What it’s really missing are the Metro versions of proprietary software packages. In my last article I noted how amazing using the Metro interface was and what a big change it is from desktop view. I even thought that it was better to just forget everything ...

HTC, Microsoft, Mobile Phones, News, Windows

HTC’s Titan III rumoured to be new WP8 flagship

HTC Titan II Update According to reports on WP Central, Microsoft has officially stated that the listing of the HTC Titan III seen by Xbox Live users was a typo. The post was intended to say Titan II. We'll take Microsoft at its word for now, but the question still begs. Why list the Titan II? which runs WP 7.5, when HTC have released the 8X, which runs WP8. Doesn't quite make sense, we'll be sure to keep all readers of the Gear updated ...


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