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  • ASUS announces Zenbook Infinity with 13.3” touchscreen

    ASUS has been fairly busy at Computex 2013. It’s announced new tablets, phones and now the cream of the crop, the Zenbook Infinity is finally here. ASUS’ Zenbook range of laptops are MacBook Air-like with a distinctive style over the competition. The Infinity is one of the few touchscreen ultrabooks to make it into the consumer's hands. Not only is it a touchscreen device, but it sports a Gorilla Glass 3 lid which is used in the glass that extends around the keyboard. There are also two USB 3.o ports, an SD card reader and the Apple-designed mini DisplayPort. There’s...

  • ASUS surprises us with VivoMouse: touchpad and mouse combined

    From ASUS comes VivoMouse, the “world’s first” combination of a touchpad and mouse. ASUS is a busy bee and has been unveiling products at a rate of knots at this weeks Computex 2013 in Taipei. So about the world first wireless mouse, it comes with an integrated multi-touch touchpad and provides "full desktop and handheld control.” It can be used in two ways: as a default optical mouse and as a Windows 8-compatible touchpad with multi-touch capabilities. ASUS also says that it’s the ideal control for the living room PC, which is ideally the VivoPC. The VivoMouse is launched alongside the...

  • Xperia Tablet Z hands on: 10.1″, waterproof, desirable

    I was handed Sony’s Xperia Z Tablet yesterday. It’s a great-looking, 10.1-inch tablet that’s waterproof, lightening fast and pretty costly. In this hands on review, I’ll attempt to convince you that despite a very short amount of time spent with the Z Tablet, it’s most likely going to be a contender for tablet of the year. When I’m fully convinced that I’ve spent enough time with the Xperia X Tablet, I’ll post the full review. The look and feel Sony’s Xperia Z smartphone was the template for the tablet version and the rubberized slate of glass I loved as a...

  • Razer cuts deeper with new 14″ Blade

    Razer just launched the Razer Blade and it's "impossibly thin and insanely powerful." This gaming laptop successfully pushes the boundaries of portability and performance. The gaming accessory and hardware company claims the Razer Blade to be the world's thinnest gaming laptop. This 14-inch laptop could easily match this bold claim as it's a staggering 0.66-inches (or 16.8mm) thin. The thin design is complimented by the famous Razer-green over an all-black base. The adjustable backlit Anti-Ghosting keyboard is custom-built for gaming and is Synapse 2.0 enabled. Synapse 2.0 enables you to configure and personalize Razer controls. The design isn't too overpowering and...

  • Sony stabs at Xbox One, says PS4 puts ‘gamers first’

    The hilarity surrounding the Xbox One launch should not be understated. “Tv, tv, tv,” is what most of us heard during the launch of Microsoft’s latest console, and we weren’t impressed. Sony’s picked up on this and its CEO Kazuo Hirai, speaking from the AllThingsD conference in California, promotes the PS4 as a gaming machine first. “I fundamentally believe that the initial market that we need to make sure we appeal to with any new platform… is really the gaming audience. They will be the supporters of your platform and they will help propel the installed base.” When the PS3 launched...

  • PS3-exclusive ‘rain’ drops trailer and release date

    The deceptively simple title, rain, fits the concept of this PlayStation-exclusive nicely. The adventure game follows the story of a boy looking for a girl set in a world where it rains 24/7. The plot's more exciting than that - don't worry. Curiously enough, the boy and other casts of characters are merely silhouettes and are revealed only by the rain. So, the story goes that the invisible-boy spotted a invisible-girl amidst the downpour and the adventure thus commences. But (there's always a but), other ghostly abominations also haunt this simple yet unique love story. As these two innocent souls...

  • Samsung Galaxy Music review: practicable but poorly specced

    Based on price and practicality, the Samsung Galaxy Music GT-S6010 is a decent fit for someone who enjoys listening to music while in the classroom, on a train ride, jogging and not much else. If you're looking for the latest, greatest device to surf the web, play games and watch videos on, please redirect yourself to the nearest exit of this post. These are not the specs you're looking for. However, the Music does have a few friendly functionalities up its sleeve that would surprise your average high-end gadget freak. These include a comfortable navigation experience and a monster battery...

  • Galaxy S4 Mini official: LTE, 1.7Ghz CPU and 4.3” display

    Samsung’s done it again and has announced the Galaxy S4 Mini, a variant of its supremely popular S4 that’s well on it’s way to 15-million units sold. As for the Galaxy S4 Mini, Samsung packed it with all the features you need to compete with your grown up Galaxy S4-owning friends. Earlier today in London, Samsung’s mobile division VP Simon Stanford took the stage to announce the baby S4. "Demand for the Galaxy S4 has been phenomenal since it launched in April and we hope to build on this success with the Galaxy S4 Mini. This new handset is the...

  • Honda seeds 100 ‘Walking Assist Devices’ to Japan hospitals

    Honda is committed to "utilizing technology to help people” and this motto is the key founding principal of one of the world’s largest automobile and technology developers, who’ve now taken a bold step and released 100 "Walking Assist Devices" into the wilds of Japan. By wilds, we mean world-class hospitals. Remember stair-climbing robot ASIMO? Turns out “he” was a test for the Walking Assist Device. If your memory is hazy, heres ASIMO in action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8UeT9r4cmg So, ASIMO climbed stairs and now his legs have become the bionic answer for at least 100 people in Japan. The bionic legs weigh 2.6kg and is...

  • Kickstarted EarSkins fixes Apple’s EarPods with better grip and sound

    For those Apple users out there who love listening to music, Earskinz wants to make your lives easier. They're like cozies for your EarPods. The main point of EarSkinz is to give your EarPods more grip so that they don't fall out of your ears when running or playing sports. These EarSkinz also promise to give you "enhanced sound quality" as well as unique colours. Apple's EarPods were released two years ago and are said to be superior and more comfortable compared to your usual earpieces. The product did however receive mixed reviews -- but that's okay as EarSkinz...