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  • Samsung extends family: adds Galaxy Tab 3 tablet trio

    You know what they say: "Safety in numbers." Samsung is proudly standing by this ancient motto as it announces the pricing and dates for the new Galaxy Tab 3 family, aptly named the 7.0, 8.0 and 10.1. Samsung already has a horde of devices being announced day in and day out it seems. The company's flooding the tablet and smartphone market and filling all possible cracks and niche competition. Needless to say, the company's started to face a naming dilemma. It's manufacturing faster than it would take coming up with catchy product names. Not to confuse you with the...

  • Age of Empires to be released on iOS, Android and Windows 8

    Reminiscing about battling it out with the Aztecs against the Mongols or simply executing idle workers to pass the time? Well, Microsoft will reportedly offer its games up to Android and iOS mobile platforms as well as Windows 8. The most notable of these offerings is of course the very much-loved Age of Empires. This blast from the past comes after a partnership between Microsoft and Japanese smartphone game maker Klab was reported by Japanese website Nikkei on Monday. According to the report, Age of Empires will be the first title to be released. The classic strategy game will make...

  • The budget 4K TVs are here: this is Seiki’s $699 39-incher

    Seiki is not a household name, yet. But when it launches its US$699 4K, 39-inch HD-TV end of June 2013, it will be. Check this hot little number out: It’s a TV, what did you expect?Seiki introduced its first 4K TV to the market April 2013, a 50-incher for the low price of US$1 399. But US$699 is a lot more palatable, you also get a lot less TV sadly. The 39-inch, affordable 4K option (model SE39UY04) has a max resolution of 3840x2160, a refresh rate of 120hz at 1080p, and 30hz -- which will make the images a little choppy...

  • iPad and iPad Mini join the party as Apple seeds iOS 7 beta 2

    When iOS 7 was announced and seeded to developers two weeks ago at Apple’s WWDC, iPad and iPad Mini support was not included. It was an iPhone-only affair, and according to Macrumors.com, Apple’s begun seeding (sending out the installation packages -- SDKs) of iOS 7 beta 2 and anyone with an iOS development center account can possibly update to the latest version of the mobile OS now. To update iOS 7 OTA (over the air), go to settings > general > software update. Here are some of the improvements on offer in iOS 7...

  • The next-gen console cold war: cutting through the crap

    There was a time, when your choice in console wasn’t scrutinised at every turn. There was a time, when it was more about the games than the platform. There was a time, when a gamer’s first question to another gamer wasn’t, “Playstation or Xbox?” Those days are past it seems, and the Great War, which began almost a decade ago, still has the world in its iron grip. And now a new era has begun, more in line with the Cold War, a continuous battle of one-upmanship as the two superpowers that dominate the console world desperately try to compete and come...

  • That’s not Ellen Page in ‘The Last of Us’, it’s a coincidence

    Loving Naughty Dog’s stellar end-of-world adventure, The Last of Us? Enjoyed playing as Ellen Page, the actress from Inception and Juno? Wrong, despite the tiny Canadian's likeness to Ellie, one of the lead protagonists from the near-perfect PS3 exclusive, The Last of Us, it’s not her. Page took to Reddit.com’s AMA section (Ask Me Anything) and lets rip on this case of mistaken identity. Reddit user MozeoSLT opens the floodgates: This has almost certainly been made clear to you several times, but are you aware how much you look like Ellie from "The Last of Us," a video game which came out about a...

  • Kreyos Meteor is first smartwatch with voice and gesture control

    Update: Since the Kreyos Meteor was launched 24 June, this IndieGoGo project has successfully raised its funding goal of US$100 000 while new orders keep on flying in. The campaign runs till 8 August. The Kreyos Meteor claims to be the "only smartwatch with voice and gesture control." The Indiegogo crowdfunding project launched today and has so far received over US$30 000. It uses customisable wrist gestures, gyrometers, voice commands and more for you to control, play around with and access most of your smartphone features. On top of the fact that it can act as an extension to...

  • Yet another vintage Apple I goes on auction for US$300 000

    Another Apple I, one of the world’s first home computers from 1976 no less, is going under the hammer for the starting price of US$300 000 according to Bigstory. Estimations have put the final auction price of the Apple I at over US$500 000. Ted Perry, the owner of the Apple I says "This is a piece of history that made a difference in the world, it's where the computer revolution started." The Apple I originally sold for US$666.66 and it is estimated that only 200 of these computers were produced before they vanished from the face of the earth....

  • Samsung ATIV Smart PC review: halfbreed

    Samsung’s take on the hybrid market has produced the ATIV Smart PC, a US$590 device that uses its idea of novelty to compensate for simple design flaws. Something that has the potential of being an interesting hybrid laptab, is let down by its unique selling point. As a laptop, the ATIV Smart PC is a decent mid-range device. As a tablet, it’s heavy but sturdy and packs a decent set of specs. Together though -- as a hybrid PC -- I’m not sold. Although I quickly grew attached to the idea behind the hybrid concept, it soon worn off...

  • Samsung Premiere 2013: Galaxy NX, ATIV Q and more

    From London at the Samsung Premiere 2013 event, the Samsung giant announced a breezy new line up of Galaxy and ATIV devices that are thinner, lighter and more Samsung-y than before. The updated and new products are all interesting additions to a pretty desirable brand to have in your hand-woven skinny jeans. Tablets, phones and laptops, here’s what The Samsung Premiere 2013 event had to offer. Tablet time The ATIV Q is a dual Windows and Android tablet with an enormous 3200x1800 display. It can also swap to tablet, standing, typing and writing mode. It’s a 13-inch tablet and...