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  • 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...

  • 5 free bacon apps for iOS that will get you licking your chops

    I’m a vegetarian. But the hardest dead animal flesh to resist is bacon. Even browsing for the top results in the Apple App Store, I found myself pining for dead pig at the sight of animated images of bacon. So here’s some bacon madness to whet your appetite: 1. More Bacon! Remember when you saw the first iPhone. It was revolutionary. It, seemingly, could speak to aliens and discipline your children. But all we ended up doing was play with Koi ponds where the fish nibbled your fingers and rolled balls around using the accelerometer. And, cook virtual bacon in a...

  • iPad Mini 2 and iPad 5 set for March launch [rumour]

    Thanks to “industry sources”, the new rumour is that there’s going to be two new iPads by March. Namely a fifth-gen iPad and the iPad Mini 2. Sources tell us that the iPad 5 will run a newer A6X CPU, and be thinner and lighter, which is what Apple aims for with every new iteration of previous models. Those hoping for an iPad Mini 2 with Retina Display may have to wait a bit longer for that coveted screen. The iPad Mini 2 is said to have the same shape but with upgraded internal components. The source also reports...

  • Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 review: the hybrid is back

    Windows RT devices haven’t exactly been flying off the shelves, and with delays besetting the whole market as manufacturers struggle to work out the demand, the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 is here to give RT a much-needed boost. The Yoga 11 is the little brother of last year’s Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13, one of the flagship laptop-tablet hybrids for the launch of Windows 8. At 11 inches, it’s smaller and runs the ARM-powered RT version of Windows, which means it has more in common with an Android tablet than a traditional laptop. While the market has been disappointingly quiet, the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 offers...