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  • 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...

  • Archos shows off $119 Titanium 70 tablet

    The wars between the various tablets have become so furious that pricing of these mobile devices have become an area that can vary between insane to ridiculously cheap. So enter Archos. It’s been toting its 70 Titanium lately as the answer to cheaper tablets, with a selling price of US$119, and it goes on sale in February this year. The tablet has a 1024 x 600 display, 8GB of storage, HDMI output, 1GB RAM, and runs on android 4.1. That sounds a lot like the Kindle Fire, although it trumps the Fire in that it also has a microSD slot. There is...

  • Stomach pump 2.0: AspireAssist sucks the food right out of your belly

    Most gadgets fill superficial needs. Some empty our stomachs and enrich our lives. This is the AspireAssist, and it sucks the food out of your stomach. If you have a transparent stomach, AspireAssist will look like this AspireAssist is the brainchild of Segway Creator Dean Kamen (not the one who rode off the cliff to his death). The gadget is fitted onto the body, with a tube surgically implanted into the stomach. This surgery doesn’t even require a local anesthetic and the procedure is said to take under twenty minutes. The user eats, and half-an-hour later the waste is pumped out...

  • Huawei G520: the smartphone where you get what you pay for

    Huawei, one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies, has introduced the G520 smartphone, which it intends to sell for only US$225 in China (at first). That is not a shabby price at all, and would fall into a lot of users pockets. According to the specs, it’s not looking too bad either. Running on Android 4.0, it will have a 5-megapixel camera on the back, a 4.5-inch In-Plane Switching technology (IPS) touchscreen display and be powered by a 1.2GHz Mediatek MT6589 CPU. So basically you get what you pay for, and the only mildly dodgy aspect would be the 512MB...

  • The 10 most anticipated indie games of 2013

    This time of year has a serious lack of new releases. I’m not sure if people are still playing through the mass of games that are released towards the end of year, but January, even right up until March is a seriously dry gaming period, with perhaps only one or two titles that I find interesting. Luckily, for those of us who love these things, indie games provide a great alternative to AAA titles. And although January still doesn’t offer us much in this arena either, there are some amazing indie games apparently set for release this year that are...

  • Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon Table PC hands on review

    Every year at CES, technology gets bigger. We’ve seen 85-inch televisions, 6-inch phablets, and now Lenovo has upped the ante with an awesome touch-based monstrosity. Too big to be a tablet and too touch oriented to be your average all-in-one PC, the Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon is the first so-called table PC. And it is the size of a table. When we first laid eyes on this 27-inch beast, we imagined a group of architects or engineers using it to study the latest blueprints. However, we were surprised to learn that Lenovo plans to market the Horizon to home users. Armed with Windows 8,...

  • Apple downgrades orders for iPhone 5 displays

    A sales story rarely makes it to Gearburn, but when Apple’s involved we’ll make an exception. Apple has halved its orders for iPhone 5 displays, which means one of two things. But first, the proof. The news was first revealed by The Wall Street Journal. Apple’s orders for screens for the January-March quarter, for example, have dropped to roughly half of what it had previously planned to order, two of the people said. The U.S. company has also cut orders for components other than screens, according to one of the people. As we said, there are two scenarios at work here. The...

  • Asus slips out $150 7-inch MeMO Pad

    There was an abundance of cheap tech garbage at CES 2013, so finding a well-priced tablet amongst the stalls pandering for your attention was a difficult task. Asus has made it easy for us though, with the post-CES launch of the US$150 MeMO Pad, a 7-inch Android 4.1 tablet with a Nexus-like design. Outside of the peppy colour-naming scheme (Sugar White, Titanium Gray and Cherry Pink), the MeMO Pad is more of the same, but it’s well-priced and decently specced. The CPU is a 1Ghz Mali-400, the processor choice of most budget devices. There’s a 1024 x 768 display...