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  • App of the week: Rise Alarm Clock for iOS

    It’s no secret that the mobile phone has become a replacement for many extra tools that you use everyday. It replaces your GPS in the car, your calculator at the office and pretty soon, the wallet that you keep in your other pocket. The smartphone has pretty quickly developed into a Swiss Army knife for life and there must be hundreds of things it could potentially replace. But I’d have to guess that the very first device it replaced for me was the alarm clock, and I’d go even further to assume that nobody uses those awful 90s-esque clock...

  • PS4 update: Sony will deliver ‘great news’ at E3

    E3 is mere months away, but will we see the PS4 at gamings greatest event? This is what Hiroshi Sakamoto, Sony’s vice president of home entertainment said when he was questioned about the upcoming PS4: That’s still a big secret, but our friends are preparing Sony PlayStation. I can only say that we are focused on the E3 gaming event, scheduled for June. announcement may be in that minute or even earlier in May. The original story (translated) can be found here. So does this confirm a PS4 appearance at E3? No, it’s just Sony slipping up and revealing the...

  • Dead Island: Riptide edition wants you to own a headless torso

    We peeped this yesterday and the odds were that mother internet would kick up a fuss. And so it did. Remain a virgin forever with the purchase of this horrid mess Dead Island: Riptide Zombie Bait edition (the original game wasn’t badly received) costs US$99 and comes with a 31cm tall female torso thankfully wearing a bikini. The special edition also includes a steel game case, a weapon set DLC and artwork cards. But once the image hit the interwebs, escalation was inevitable. Publishers Deep Silver quickly apologized over twitter: A statement on the Zombie Bait Edition: We deeply apologize for any offense...

  • Leaked BB10 training manual totes ‘best in class’ HTML5

    A leaked PowerPoint presentation of the Blackberry 10 (BB10) training manual for Rogers employees (a retail electronics store in the US) has shed light on the new BB10 specs and the promise of about 70 000 QNX apps that will be available in the new re-named Blackberry World. The training manual apparently contains some screenshots of an online course for sales people. A few specs on the BB10 phone also slipped through in the documents, promising a Snapdragon S4 processor, a 1 800mAh battery and the 4.2-inch 720p screen toted to have a 356 pixel density. The subject of the new “best...

  • Archos 97 Titanium hands on review: aiming for the iPad’s crown

    The iPad has been a roaring success so unsurprisingly every manufacturer out there has looked to match Apple’s tablet in terms of style, functionality and most importantly popularity. The next young pretender to the iPad’s crown comes in the form of the Archos 97 Titanium and after all the legal shenanigans with Samsung we’re surprised this tablet bares so much of a resemblance to Apple’s slate. As with the smaller 80 Titanium, Archos has emblazoned the front of the 97 Titanium with its logo and a front facing camera positioned in the top corner in an attempt to give the tablet an...

  • Apple TV lands in South Africa

    Apple has announced that South Africa will be the latest country Apple TV lands in come 18 January. The product, which was launched in its current iteration alongside the third generation iPad, is meant to make it easy to enjoy iTunes video, music and photo libraries from your computer on your HD TV through iCloud. It also allows you to access content purchased on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. iTunes Match customers can meanwhile now play their entire music library from iCloud — even songs they’ve imported from CDs. They can also control Apple TV with their iPhone,...

  • Kite HD super-tablet dual boots Ubuntu and Android

    This year promises to be an explosive time for tablets. From the get-go we have seen a host of new tablets from previously quiet manufacturers, and the latest one is the Kite HD from Italian company Da Vinci Mobile. While not much different from most of the tablets out on the market, it changes things slightly by running two OS’, namely Ubuntu 12.04 and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Ubuntu entered the market just recently and so far have not disappointed with its interface and system. Not much to look at, but schism OS setup will be a treat to...

  • Korean scientists working on bendable battery technology

    While most manufacturers have used the term “lighter and thinner” to death, some have opted to include the word “bend”. We reported last year of Samsung’s idea to delve into the area of flexible phones, and following in its footsteps comes researchers at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology in South Korea who have developed malleable polymer electrolytes that would make the bendable battery a reality. The polymers that they developed behave more like liquefied electrolytes and under high temperatures would create stable and flexible power cells. Even though a battery like this does not exist yet, the polymer...

  • HELLO TOUCH fingertip vibrator is the crazy future of foreplay

    No one can deny the innovations sex gadgets have delivered over the past couple of years. This includes the vagina-in-a-tube, the Fleshlight. And now, Hello Touch the wearable fingertip vibrator wants to play. It’s not smut, but the gadget a true technosexual deserves. Here’s what the US$65 Hello Touch, the iPod of vibrators does: A vibrator is driven by a battery, Hello Touch calls it the “Dock” (which is also a freaky sex term that no human being should search for). Each silicone fingertip vibrator pod has dual motors, with vibration controls located on the Dock. And there’s no need to...

  • Nintendo’s master plan: mashup departments to create next-gen hardware

    Nintendo’s 3DS and Wii U consoles had a steady 2012, and the Wii U has performed better than expected although not quite as well as its predecessor. That is obviously something that Nintendo would like to change, and the latest news is that the Japanese company intends to unify the various departments in its company to produce the next generation of consoles and devices, even touching on the mobile arena of smartphones and tablets, according to a Nikkei report (translated). The various departments of Nintendo have always been separate from each other in development. The move is intended to streamline...