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  • Nissan’s E3 smartglasses may usher in the future of driving

    Nissan will introduce its very own set of smartglasses to the world, the 3E, said CNET. The ad, spotted way back in September at the Frankfurt autoshow is awful, the gadget looks like a little bulky and Nissan hasn't released even a single detail about the specifications or capabilities of the 3E. There is the advert, but all you'll find out is that the 3E is going to be enormous and make you look like a crazy techno-warrior from bad eighties sci-fi. There is one line of info at the end though: "Introducing at the 43rd Tokyo Motorshow". That's...

  • iPad mini with Retina display on sale today despite ‘supply issues’

    The iPad Mini with Retina display was announced last month and is today available on Apple's online store. However, there is a chance that you might miss out though as there has been reports of supply issues. There are two colour options, namely Space Grey and Silver, as well as different models ranging between US$400 to US$830. To further refresh your memory, the Mini has a storage option of 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, or 128GB. As well as LTE-capable models. Together with your iPad mini, you'll get a Lightning to USB Cable and a 10W USB Power Adapter. Its bigger brother, the iPad...

  • If you want to, the EX¹ 3D printer will embed circuit boards into your jeans

    Here's something out of this world. A trending Kickstarter project dedicated to the EX¹ 3D printer allows you to rapidly produce circuit boards on almost any material. Since its launch yesterday, it has reached and almost doubled its funding goal. Two years ago, Wired published an article stating that 3-D Printers will build circuit boards ‘In 2 Years’. As such, exactly two years later to the day, Cartesian Co. announced that it's doing exactly that. Now, the complexities that go into wiring one's own circuit board limits the audience to a few committed geeks and technicians. These engineering students want to...

  • 4 technologies in cheaper phones we’ll see by 2014

    We have already seen the year-end flagship smartphones from most of the popular brands (iPhone 5S, Nokia 1520). Some of these smartphones will most likely become the best-selling devices till the new wave of flagship smartphones that will be launched by Christmas 2014. Even though there is a lot of hype around these flagship smartphones, a lot of brands actually make money by selling smartphones in the mid-price range, especially in countries like India where carrier subsidised plans don’t exist. After MediaTek resurrected the low-end and mid-end smartphones with its Qualcomm-beating System on a Chip (SoC), 2014 will be...

  • ‘Greatness awaits’ with Sony’s new PS4 ad parody of Daft Punk

    Leather gloves. Colourful lights. Mystery man. Action! A recent Sony add showing the unboxing of the PlayStation 4 parodies the music group Daft Punk's Random Access Memories LP video. Random, right? The setting's almost Mass Effect-ish, with a control rooms' colourful lights contrasting shadowy features of a man wearing leather gloves. It's tense and, when it peaks, there's the PS4 -- in a box. The man (still wearing a pair of leather gloves) goes through a dramatic unboxing of Sony's latest invention -- all show and no tell. Inside the box there's the Network Voucher, a quick start guide, Dual Shock...

  • Goophone smartwatch runs Android 4.0, but looks like Windows Phone 8

    Smartwatches, while a neat idea lack the confidence to stand by their own. What we mean by this, is that mostly all smartwatches are tethered to a smartphone so that they can sync information. That is one of the primary reason why sales are so poor, so when will we see true, autonomous smartwatch technology? Today, it seems. Meet the R3000 (US$300) Goophone Smartwatch, an oddly named device with an even odder operating system. You'll see what we mean by gazing at the pictures. That's Android 4.0, by the wayFrom the makers of the Goophone i5S and the Goophone S4 Mega,...

  • Apple allegedly working on iPhablets with curved display

    As reported by Bloomberg News and a person familiar with Apple's mysterious inner-workings, two new cutting-edge iPhone models are planned for next year. These smartphones will have "larger displays with glass that curves downward at the edges." The two models will carry a 4.7" and a 5.5" display, making them dwarf the current 4" iPhone 5s. This shouldn't come as too much of a surprise as rumours have been milling since July that these iPhone phablets are being experimented with. Word of a curved display iPhablet is interesting though. Another interesting point to note is that these iPhones will have...

  • Blizzard’s upcoming Warcraft film based on first game ‘Orcs & Humans’

    Blizzard's annual event this week is offering a ton of new news and further details about the movie adaptation of its popular game franchise, Warcraft . At BlizzCon 2013, a Warcraft film panel has been set up to divulge information about the upcoming Warcraft movie. As reported in a liveblog by Joystiq, the director behind movies such as Moon and Source Code, Duncan Jones, is in charge of the Warcraft film. Blizzard's Warcraft franchise has been exceptionally popular with its attention to art, story-telling and epic cinematography. Jones says that it's going to be an "origin story" focusing on the conflict...

  • LG G2 review: this is the Android you’re looking for

    As a phone, as a video player and as a social media machine, the LG G2 is a success. It's also the closest most of us will get to the Nexus 5, as the G2 is Google's Android 4.4 phone in all but name and slight design changes. The big question though, is why should anyone spend R7 340 on it? Because it's the best Android phone you can get and does something that almost no other phone can: actually surprise me. The battery life is amazing, the design is slick and the 5.2" screen is the best I've...

  • SA telecom Vodacom now taking iPhone 5C, 5S bookings from R399

    It's so close now we can taste it. It's also funny that whenever there's a new iPhone, the world loses its mind. You'd never see people queuing for a Lumia (except in maybe, China that is). South Africans are no different, as we're positively mad for all things Apple. So when news dropped of a 15 November launch for the iPhone 5C and 5S, the internet almost fell over. Today, South Africa's largest mobile telecom, Vodacom, is letting us preorder (it's calling it "booking" but we all know what that means) either the iPhone 5C or 5S, starting from R399...