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  • Meet the TF-X: The world’s first family-friendly flying car

    The idea of flying cars has been around for years. The ingenious solution of providing a new definition of personal freedom to motorists -- skipping traffic congestion for one thing, would be amazing. The TF-X, designed by Terrafugia, turns this sci-fi into reality. You'll be able to use your car/helicopter hybrid as long as you have a parking space. This is the main feature that sets it apart from its competition -- being able to take off and land vertically. While in car-mode, the TF-X's power relies on electric motors and battery packs which could be recharged by plugging...

  • The complete WWDC 2013 keynote round-up

    Apple's hotly anticipated four-day WWDC conference kicked off today and we finally got to see what the men and women of Cupertino have been working on since the last major updates of iOS and OS X. It's an interesting time for the world's most valuable technology company that has seen its stock price take a beating in the wake of slowing growth, Android's rise and the lack of an innovative new product that can still the insatiable hunger of Apple fans and investors. Today, CEO Tim Cook revealed (confirmed) new versions of its desktop and mobile software arsenal, iTunes Radio,...

  • Missed the PS4 announcement? Here’s everything you need to know (and see)

    Sony took the wraps off its PlayStation 3 successor at E3 today. The PlayStation 4 will be priced at US$399 and will arrive in time for the holiday season. While Sony touted its media catalogue, the PlayStation 4 announcement sharply contrasted the that of its arch nemesis, the Xbox One. Instead, Sony came out guns blazing with a sharp focus on upcoming PS4 titles, indie games and its cloud-based game streaming service powered by Gaikai. Vita Jack Tretton President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America said that PlayStation Vita's catalogue had grown to 125 games and that another 85,...

  • Xbox One E3 games roundup: a collection of assured hits

    It was amazing how many of the new launch games for Microsoft’s Xbox One use online to power their best features. At this year's Microsoft Press Conference at E3 in troubled Las Vegas, we get to see the future of games. It isn’t as rosy as we want it to be, and the Xbox 360 truly gets the short end of the stick this year, but there are gems to be found and Microsoft’s vision of always connected titles with a solid multiplayer foundation will ultimately win out the hearts of the core gamers. Its investments in casual titles...

  • Apple ditches the cats, launches OS X Mavericks

    Apple has ditched the cat theme for its operating system for some California dreamin' with the launch of OS X Mavericks. The new OS takes its name from the famous surf spot and its inspiration from Apple's home state of California, as will any other new operating systems to come out of the Cupertino-based giant in the next few years. Announced at Apple's annual WWDC developers' conference, Mavericks doesn't really represent a complete direction shift for Apple. Instead, it seems like the natural evolution of Mountain Lion. Rather than making a desktop version of iOS, Apple has upped...

  • Surprise Playstation Plus account needed to play multiplayer on PS4

    So, initially drowned out by the over-enthusiasm and dedication of PlayStation's gamers and fans, some restrictions are hidden in the fine print. Apparently, you'll need a PlayStation Plus account in order to enjoy multiplayer features. This comes after Sony announced the PlayStation 4 yesterday at E3-- the cheaper option to the Xbox One seemed to have been the melody of Sony's tune. This means that you'd have to pay US$49.99 a year to enjoy PlayStation exclusive titles like Destiny. The new open-platform sci-fi MMO by developed by the same guys behind Halo. Developers Bungie seems to aiming at a cross...

  • 5 of the biggest improvements in mobile camera technology

    Mobile phone cameras thoroughly justify the saying "The best camera is the one that's with you". No mobile phone camera is still even comparable to proper digital cameras but the scene has changed a lot in terms of image quality. Mobile phone brands and manufacturers are employing some of the imaging techniques that were used only in dedicated digital cameras or DSLRs. Let us have a look at some of the most impressive mobile phone cameras and what technology is being implemented in them to increase their performance. 1.   Use Of Larger Camera Sensors Starting with the Nokia N8 (1/1.83 Inch...

  • Here are 58 screenshots from the alpha version of ‘Battlefield 4′

    Battlefield 4 is developer DICE and publisher EA’s stab at defending the first-person shooter crown. Activision’s Call of Duty: Ghosts aims for the top spot with a new gameplay trailer and a November release date but Battlefield 4 is a completely different beast to the arcade-style action of COD: Ghosts. The leaked pictures below are taken from the Alpha Xbox 360 version of Battlefield 4. Along with the leaked images, Reddit user Gridoverflow includes a laundry list of changes thanks to the detailed screenshots. Outside of the watermark on each image, there was very little known as to where the...

  • iOS7 icons and ‘iRadio’ revealed

    Apple’s WWDC starts today and one of the most highly anticipated announcements is iOS7. It’s said to be cleaner and flatter and now, thanks to 9to5mac.com, we’ve got the first decent-looking images of iOS 7, care of a site that’s mostly spot on with any Mac-related rumor. The look of these new apps are mockups based on the icon information taken from the Alpha version of iOS 7. The new iOS 7 icons look very similar to Windows 8. Flat colours with very subtle gradients. No more photorealistic sheen, just icons made plain and simple. 9to5mac also has this (very)...

  • COD: Ghosts video reveals Riley the dog, underwater levels

    Call of Duty: Ghosts is not expected to hit shelves until November this year, but already there's lots fans can get excited about for what will almost certainly be the flagship for next-generation first-person shooters. Two new gameplay videos shows-off not only the next-generation graphics with all its dynamic lighting effects, tessellation and high-resolution textures, but the much-anticipated gameplay mechanic: Riley the canine hound who accompanies the player through most of the game. The first video, set in a rather gorgeous forest, shows how the player can control Riley like they might have done a drone in previous COD titles. Riley...