Acer, Mobile Phones, News

Dual core Intel smartphones to be showcased at Mobile World Congress

Just a week after news of the Intel Yolo smartphone for the African market hit the internet, Intel has announced that it will be displaying Intel Android devices with a new dual core, dual graphics platform at the Mobile World Congress (MWC). The mobile showpiece takes place between 25 and 28 February in Barcelona, Spain. The company said in a release: "Specifically, Intel will showcase its latest smartphone technologies and devices running the Android platform, including a new dual core, dual ...

unboxing, Videos

Unboxing the Microsoft Surface [Video]

surface unboxing It was a very exciting day when we received the Microsoft Surface tablet for review in the Gearburn office. Editor of Gearburn, Steven Norris, wasted no time and an unboxing was done on the spot. With its change over to more hardware related products, Microsoft tends to tackle Apple head-on in the battle for dominance since the move to more mobile computing has taken pace. It was inevitable for the software giant to make the change. Featuring an HD-ready screen ...

BlackBerry, News

BlackBerry 10 launches, RIM is renamed to BlackBerry

bb10 Welcome back, RIM, or shall we say BlackBerry. CEO Thorstein Heins confirmed the rumours. Research In Motion has been renamed and will now be known as BlackBerry. We had a front-row seat to arguably one of the most anticipated mobile industry product launches in recent times. BlackBerry unleashed BlackBerry 10 today. BlackBerry held simultaneous launch events in Dubai, Toronto, London, Paris and Johannesburg with video being streamed live from New York. Although the Canadian smartphone maker had a hard time keeping ...

Applications, News

Speaktoit assistant comes to Windows Phone

Speaktoit is one of the top assistant apps on Android and a more than viable competitor to Siri (and in many cases better some would say). Now it's available on Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 for tablets. The app has direct integration with most of the key web services and sites, like Google, Wikipedia, Facebook, Twitter, Evernote, Yelp and TripAdvisor to name just a few. Just a few other functions include calendar reminders, reading the news, taking notes, sending/reading ...

News, Nokia, Windows

Windows Phone 7.8 turns Lumia phones into so much more

A multitude of new features have been added to Lumia phones running on Windows 7.5, as an updated Windows Phone OS started rolling out yesterday to certain Nokia Lumia phones. As reported by Conversations by Nokia, Lumia 510, 610, 710, 800 and 900 owners will now have a host of features added that will include various camera features and imaging enhancements, and the release of apps like Contact Share, Play To and Nokia City Lens. The first change has been to ...

Games, News, Sony

‘Killzone Mercenary’ on PS Vita set for September release

According to the official PlayStation website, Killzone Mercenary has been set for release on 17 September in the US. A new gameplay trailer and more details about the Vita first-person shooter (FPS) are also available on the site. The game is built on the same engine as Killzone 3 and is developed by Guerrilla Cambridge, which has taken over from previous developers Guerrilla Games. The PS Vita's rear touch panel will be utilised to some extent together with the main touchscreen. ...

Games, News

New ’7 Wonders of Crysis 3′ video released

Leading up to the release of Crysis 3 this February, the fifth instalment of the 7 Wonders of Crysis 3 teaser videos has been posted, showing off "The Perfect Weapon". This time Prophet dons the Nanosuit, turning a man into the ultimate weapon... or the ultimate weapon into a man... the ultimate weapon man into the suit... the ultimate suit into the weapon man... Actually just watch the video. The graphics and gameplay are super smooth, the bad ass factor is ...

Car Tech

Is autonomous car tech driving us around the bend?

image of auto audi TT Are we ready for a future not too dissimilar to that portrayed in Minority Report? I’m not referring to bald people predicting murders before they occur, but rather to cars that don’t need us -- the drivers. Being a big fan of driving myself, this is a question that naturally presented itself when I read news of Audi’s new autonomous car system. It beats the bendz Audi itself prefers to call it a “piloted” system, reinforcing the idea that these cars should ...

BlackBerry, News

BlackBerry 10 launch event [Live blog]

blackberry 10 The day has finally arrived. After waiting months to see what BlackBerry has in store for the smartphone market it once dominated, we will finally have something more than claims about the number of apps, a few Dev Alpha models and some gorgeous leaked snapshots to show us what BlackBerry's latest operating system and devices will really be like. Gearburn's Steven Norris and Martin Carstens will be blogging live from the much-anticipated launch of what may or may not signal ...

Cameras, News

Pentax announces rugged waterproof point-and-shoot cameras

Pentax wg3 Two new cameras, the WG-3 and WG-3 GPS, have arrived in the Pentax collection. Both cameras feature the highest depth rating in the WG series, with a waterproof depth of 14 meters (which is very impressive for a point-and-shoot camera), and the specs are damn good as well for such a compact package. As would be expected, the WG-3 GPS adds GPS positioning and travel log data to photos, and also features wireless recharging, a digital compass, and a gauge ...

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