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  • Xolo Q900 Review: the best budget Android with ‘Retina Display’

    Xolo's an Indian smartphone brand that became famous when it launched the first-ever smartphone with an Intel system-on-a-chip (SoC) and has been doing quite well in the Indian market for some time now, thanks to its value-for-money devices. Its Xolo Q1000 and Xolo A500S have been great hits in the Indian market. Now meet the Xolo Q900, the only smartphone with iPhone Retina Display-like sharpness, a quad-core processor and full HD video recording ability in its price range. So can Xolo succeed in converting great specs on paper in to actual performance? Questionable Build Quality The body of the Xolo Q900 is built using...

  • ‘Walking Dead’ PS4 coming 17 June and ‘Watch Dogs’ details revealed

    Twitter tipster Shinobi602 is something of a game rumour legend who's today, dropping hints for upcoming console titles. While these tweets are yet to be established, Shinobi602 is a user responsible for confirming and breaking many controversial gaming stories. Let's see what he has in stock for us. The Walking Dead. PS4. June 17th http://t.co/peuSZOBTIp— shinobi602 (@shinobi602) April 22, 2014 The tweet links to this image: So that's the Walking Dead: Game of the Year Edition coming to PS4 17 June for US$29.99. This rumour seems all but confirmed by Sony itself. GRID: Autosport leaked http://t.co/axoYVIdBg1 360/PS3/PC lol— shinobi602 (@shinobi602) April 22, 2014 A sequel...

  • LG debuts G Watch: a coolish all-in-one wearable

    LG has released some additional information regarding its (now) highly anticipated G Watch. The watch, set to be unleashed sometime in the future (LG is yet to reveal a launch date), will utilise Google's Android Wear — a version of the Android OS tailored for wearables. LG has confirmed the G Watch will include voice control, powered by Google Now. So what else is new and nifty about this particular smartwatch? The G Watch will apparently be both dust and water resistant. Hopefully it'll be an extension of your Android phone, and a fitness tracker in one. LG has also launched...

  • Google Glass update adds SMS support for iOS, Glassware Calendar for all

    Good news Apple and Glass fans -- Google has announced that iOS users will soon be able to receive text messages from their friends using Google Glass. After last week's Google Glass Explorer program saw a one day only Glass sale in the US, the company has presumably received a voluminous amount of useful feedback from the lucky few. Intelligently bowing to consumer advice and demand, the text messaging feature already available on Android will now be included on iOS devices as well. A post over on Google's official Glass blog explains: "iOS fans, by popular demand you can now get...

  • Logitech Z200 review: stylish speakers, stifled sound

    I’ve been a happy Logitech customer for a while now. Seven years in fact. Its ever popular X-530s are still in my company, tickling my inner ears with its gorgeous sound delivery. But, the speakers are a hassle to keep organised. Some customers desire quality sound without the complications of a 5.1 setup. Essentially, a compact yet stylish pair of table toppers. This is where the company’s new entry-level Z200 comes into play. The tall, twin-driver desk-standing set is available in white or black with inverse accents. With this, you get solid build quality, a 1.8m corded power brick – which...

  • Imogen Heap’s Mi.Mu music-gesture gloves Kickstarted into reality

    Before we discuss the Mi.Mu Glove, look at what its creator, musician Imogen Heap, can do with it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ne4NZEtjLkg Now, there's a lot of technical terms and money about to be discussed but ultimately, Imogen Heap has created music from nothing but gesture alone. She is, and I loathe to use the word, disrupting the world of audio. Let's get the money out of the way first. The Mi.Mu Glove is a Kickstarter project with a goal of £200 000 and now, on day 16, has raised just shy of £67 000. Mi.Mu (pronounced "Mee Moo") costs £1200 for a single glove...

  • Sony announces 7-million PS4 sales globally and ‘SHAREfactory’ video app

    Sony's gloat over Microsoft is today twofold: firstly, it's announced that well over 7-million PS4s and 20.5-million boxed games have been sold worldwide. Secondly, PS4 owners will gain SHAREfactory, a rich video editing app coming with firmware update 1.70. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxsdLYIYsH8 PlayStation sales have always been stellar for Sony, with the PS2 standing as the best-selling console of all time at 157.68-million sold according to games and console sales tracking site VGChartz. The PS3 sits on 82.69-million and it's 104.25-million sales in total for the original PlayStation. "On behalf of the entire global team at PlayStation, I want to thank...

  • Samsung’s Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner spoofed, PayPal compromised

    The new fingerprint lock system on Samsung's Galaxy S5 has been defeated, a few days after the device's release, thanks to a group of crafty researchers at Germany's Security Research Labs (SRL). This hack comes seven months after the Apple iPhone 5S' Touch ID was spoofed a mere 48 hours after its launch. The recent Samsung spoof now places biometric systems of all phones under the security spotlight. The initial iPhone 5S hacker, known as Starbug from the Chaos Computer Club, fooled the system by using a lifted photograph of the print captured from the phone, using a high-resolution camera. SRL...

  • Data woes? Here are 6 data saving tips for your smartphone [Video]

    Welcome to the third episode of Gearburn's new weekly YouTube show, GearTV. In today's video, editor Steven Norris shows you six must-know tips for saving data on your mobile. This weekly show features gadget and game reviews, tips, how-to's and anything useful that we think can help you improve your connected life. It's a show we've designed for you, our readers, so if there are any specific requests you have -- such as how do I set up my Android device properly, or how do I beat that pesky boss in a certain game you're playing -- send them through and...

  • Google Glass sells out in US after one-day only sale

    Google surprised overeager tech-pioneers last week when it announced that Google Glass would be available for purchase to the general US public for one-day only on 15 April. Up until this point, Glass was only available to a select few "explorers" hand-picked by the digital giant. Anyone could apply for a spot, but Google had the last say on whether or not users were nerdy enough to fashion the illusive frames. On Tuesday, that all changed. By mid-afternoon, Google released a post indicating that it had sold out of the white model of Glass (otherwise known as cotton). Unfortunately, Google is...