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  • ZTE Geek rocks Tegra 4 CPU

    Nvidia's Tegra 4 mobile CPU is primed to be one of those technologies that closes the gap between desktop and portable devices, thanks to its beefy specifications.  ZTE's upcoming smartphone, the Geek U988S has the honour of being the worlds first commercially available Tegra 4 device, when ZTE chooses to disclose its release date, of course. Leaky Chinese gadget site, Tenaa digs up the full specs of this potentially groundbreaking smartphone from the infinitely growing  rumour barrel. The ZTE Geek is jam-packed with goodness, but let's begin with the CPU, which is a 1.8Ghz quad-core monster which carries a full 2GB...

  • HTC One Mini and Max coming real soon

    The HTC One was the best non-iPhone of late 2012, and now there are two new sizes to look forward to. First up is the HTC One Mini, a little 4.3-inch nipper with a 1.4Ghz CPU. The HTC One Max takes size a little bit more seriously though with a six-inch display. The fulls (known) specs for both phones follow below, care of Mobilegeeks: HTC One Mini Specs 4.3-inch 720p LCD display Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Dualcore@1.4Ghz 1GB of RAM 16GB Internal Memory HTC One Max Specs 6-inch 1080p Super LCD display 3 Qualcomm Snapdragon 800@2.3Ghz 2GB of RAM 32/64GB Internal Memory 3200mAh Battery There's even a sneaky snap of the HTC...

  • Apple now ‘aggressively hiring’ for Project iWatch

    The smart watch nonsense continues as Apple is now "aggressively" searching for key players to kick the wearable computer craze into gear. According to a report by The Financial Times (paywall), sources have said that there are "hard engineering problems that they've not been able to solve." The Financial Times report continues below: The company has begun hiring “aggressively” for the project in recent weeks, say people familiar with Apple’s plans for the wearable device, a move that shows it has stepped up development but which raises questions over the ability of its own engineers to develop wearable...

  • Moto X software features leaked: always on voice command and more

    We get a first taste of the mysterious Moto X and its features. A leaked video in the shape of an advertisement for a Canadian communications outlet, showcases Motorola's first new flagship after its acquisition by Google. Some entertaining features include an always on Google Now voice command, nifty camera tricks and a subtle notification system. About two weeks ago we saw the first hints of what to expect from the Google-owned company. Motorola plastered ads all over American newspapers as much as it invoked our curiosities and certainly raised our expectations quite a bit. The video was first posted on...

  • Nokia’s Lumia 1020: a great camera, but is that enough?

    In New York, Nokia’s just launched the Lumia 1020, a massive phone with a 4.5-inch display and a crazy 41-megapixel sensor. It could be Nokia’s most ambitious phone yet, but do you still really care about gimmicky features that you’ll only use every so often? Nokia’s making a play with some serious imaging hardware, but will this be a phone for the everyday user? We posted the specs and hardware earlier, so it’s up to Nokia to wow us with a few surprises at least. Here’s what the Nokia Lumia 1020 is all about: “200 years ago, photography was born,” began...

  • FIDO’s speaking dog tech gives man’s best friend a voice

    Wearable tech has become some kind of wonder for us all. From Google Glass and friends to smartwatches and gesture armbands. They're all being experimented with -- trying to make our lives more efficient or simply just more exciting. FIDO, though, is meant for mankind's faithful hounds. This technology could let your dog communicate specific commands by triggering certain sensors and could help save lives. It just so happens that one of the brains behind Google Glass, Thad Starner, and fellow research scientists Clint Zeagler and Melody Jackson are working on including our much-loved furry friends in this technological leap...

  • ‘Deus Ex: The Fall’ nerfs guns on jailbroken iDevices

    This is just fantastic. Shit-hot iOS game, Deus Ex: The Fall has a random surprise for iThingy gamers who’ve jailbroken their devices. Simply put, none of the in-game weapons will fire on a jailbroken iPhone, iPad or iPod. Here’s the screen of shame that awaits jailbroken iThingy owners, care of Reddit. Gamers who’ve opted not to pay the US$6.99 for Deus Ex: The Fall will see this screen the moment the tutorial section loads. The irony is, that even on the official app store page that hosts Deus Ex, these bloody pirates still complain. Seriously?The argument for jailbreaking (a blanket term...

  • Oculus Rift roots for Xbox One and PS4 compatibility

    Oculus Rift CEO Brendan Iribe stated he's open for Sony and Microsoft to adopt his virtual reality headset. Oculus Rift is popularly known for being compatible with a handful of games including Half Life 2 and Team Fortress 2. Iribe says that while the company's focused on developing titles compatible with PC and Android, he would love to see more such developments coming to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Reported by OXM, Iribe says that they "love consoles," and that "it made more sense" to target PC first because of its openness. If Microsoft and Sony are willing...

  • Steam’s summer sale starts: tips, tricks and juicy titles

    Steam's having its famous summer sale and you're itching to start spending precious moola, right? So, after all the rumours first got people stirring and anxiously patting their wallets looking for change, the Steam Summer sale started today. It seems like a midsummer's Black Friday for gamers. While the Northern hemisphere tests out alternatives to enjoying sunny summers outdoors, read these tips and remember -- patience is a virtue, good things happen to those who wait, etc. People have taken to the forums celebrating games and mid-month pay days. The rumours started in Russia (the best ones always do) when a...

  • Microsoft smartly slashes Surface RT price to $349

    Microsoft’s doing the smart thing and cutting the price of its (fairly dreadful) Window Surface RT tablets by as much as US$150 (R1 500) says The Verge. From 14 July, US-based store, Staples will begin to sell the cut-price RT tablets. Here’s the new price, in print. It’s a brave move, and a needed one. The sales for Windows RT tablets have been dire (1-million during Q1 2013) and analysts have said that poor sales can be attributed to two things: the high price, and “limited hardware options”. Hell, we could have told you that a year ago. Windows RT...