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  • 10 sci-fi gadgets coming sooner than you think

    Ever dreamed of experiencing the technology seen in movies or read in books? Over the years the sci-fi realm has teased us with the prospects of lightsaber battles, galactic exploration, time travel, space whales and so much more. With these advances in science and technology, have you ever wondered how close we are to realising any of these "fictional" gadgets and inventions? You'll be surprised just how close we are to enjoying the sci-fi fruits of the future. Force field A thousand missiles, 300 bullets and a samurai sword (just for good measure) are heading in your direction. All at once....

  • Samsung Note Pro and Tab Pro range hits US 13 February

    Samsung's got an early Valentines Day present for us. It's launching the Galaxy Tab Pro and Note Pro tablets in the US 13 February, says ReCode. The Pro series are beefed up devices first revealed at this years CES. There's four models to choose from: Galaxy Note Pro 12.2, Tab Pro 12.2, 10.1 and 8.4. Pricing is fair, and scales from US$400 for the least-expensive model (Tab Pro 8.4) to US$750 for Samsung's top-of-the-range Galaxy Note Pro 12.2. Even though the tablets are large and well-specced, prices still seem fairly steep what are essentially high-end tablets aimed at the business market these devices...

  • ReROLL: an open-world RPG that turns Earth into the battleground

    The ambitions and imaginations of gamers exceeds all. Some ex-Ubisoft developers are setting out on the bold mission to map the entire world using drones and Google Maps to create the world's first "true open world" online action RPG. The map will eventually be a replica of Earth. ReROLL is ambitious to say the least. "The world, society, order, everything is going down the drain and fast. Flashing your credit card at your groceries cashier will not get you food," goes the plot. You'll have to create your shelter, explore for resources and craft your own weapons. It further reads: "Before...

  • Geek out your fitness and win the smart iHealth wireless scale [competition closed]

    Update: And the winner is... *drum roll*... Adrian Phipps! Well done, he's won himself the iHealth Wireless Body Analysis Scale. Losing weight is a chore, and boring. To make life easier we've decided to give away the iHealth Wireless Body Analysis Scale. It's a scale for fitness geeks (or all geeks, really) in that it connects to your iPhone or any iOS device to make your fitness tracking experience smart. The scale works with Facebook, Twitter and Evernote. Using Bluetooth, the iHealth mobile app connects with the iHealth Wireless Body Analysis Scale that then lets you measure, save, track...

  • Pebble launches appstore for iOS with over 1000 apps, Android app on its way

    Pebble has finally launched version 2.0 of its app store, making it available on iTunes with a beta version for Android users on its way. Last month the Pebble Steel was announced at CES together with a dedicated app store filled with software goodness ranging from new services provided by Pandora, ESPN, and Mercedes-Benz. It was touted as "the very first open platform for sharing apps optimized for wearables," but only available on the web. Ranging from six categories namely Daily, Tools & Utilities, Notifications, Remotes, Fitness, and Games, this new version is an app store within your smartphone's app store...

  • Top 5 worst mobile phones ever made

    Can you remember your first cellphone? I do; it was a Nokia 5110 (okay, this was my first personal cellphone -- we had a family one before that was so obscure its name escapes me). I was able to call people on it, and once I had all the message-centre numbers set up correctly I could text on it too. As there were limited text characters, we had to invent ways of saying as much as possible in a single text message, so we didn't have to pay an additional charge for multiple messages. Yes, I’m ashamed to say...

  • Google Glass gains ‘5 little games’, filled with big ideas

    "Simpsons did it," is what we thought when this news shot past out noses. Google Glass now does gaming. Exceptionally simple gaming, but it has begun. The video below also makes it look kind of neat. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9naxeHGIaRY Are you a developer? Do you have Google Glass? Then you definitely owe it to yourself to snag these four free games, right now. We've Clay Shooter, Balance, Matcher, Shape Splitter and Tennis. All the games are extraordinarily basic in concept and graphics, but seem playable and have a bouncy tune to match. We love our bouncy tunes. Google's Developer page explains: With tons of...

  • Apple tests solar-powered, wireless charging and movement tech for iWatch

    From fitness trackers to Google Glass and smartwatches, each has its own gimmicky allure as well as potential shortfalls. The one issue they all have in common is the lack of adequate battery power. Apple's rumoured iWatch is undergoing tests that would solve this cumbersome tale once and for all, reports The New York Times. Various solutions including solar, wireless magnetic induction, and movement, have been experimented with by Apple for the past few years. Similar to what Nokia has done with its charging dock stations, "for its wristwatch, Apple has been testing a method to charge the battery...

  • Windows 8.1 Update 1 leak shows PC-friendly mouse and keyboard focus

    A leaked version of Microsoft's upcoming update for Windows 8.1 has been out in the wild since late January. Annoyingly referred to as Windows 8.1 Update 1, the leak suggests that Microsoft will focus on improving navigation as well as the startup experience to make it a more PC-friendly OS. There will be a new title bar for the Windows 8 tiles which will enable you to close, minimize, and snap apps side-by-side using your mouse. This means fewer keyboard shortcuts. When you right-click on a tile, the "Metro" app will present a contextual bar which will display more...

  • Why 2014 is the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3’s best year

    The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are shiny and new, but that doesn’t mean you should run out and buy them right away. No, there’s still a lot of life to glean from the old PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. In fact, if you’re new to consoles altogether, there are compelling reasons why you should go for one of these older consoles instead of forking out considerably more for their successors. Outside of the games, the differences between the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 are largely negligible, but there are a few worth mentioning. First, here is what the PS3 has...