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  • Vertu Ti hands-on review: can money buy tech happiness?

    The Vertu Ti is the first Android smartphone from the luxury smartphone maker, although it’s certainly not for everyone. But is it for me, you ask. Honestly, probably not. Unless that is, you’ve got money coming out of your ears and regularly travel the world. For you see Vertu has a very focussed market and although it may be a small one in the grand scheme of things, it’s pretty much unrivalled in what it does. Think of the Vertu Ti as the mobile equivalent to a Mulberry handbag or Rolls Royce Phantom. Its starting price is an eye watering £6,700 (around $10,600/AU$10,300)...

  • The Maserati Ghibli: a finely tuned piece of machinery

    Exciting news from Italy: a new, fast, exclusive saloon to scare the pants off of the Germans. Say hello to the Maserati Ghibli. Frankly, not the prettiest name in the world, but if renderings of the car have anything to say about it, it’s going to be a fine piece of machinery. Ok, it hasn’t actually been released yet. It is however planned to be revealed at the Shanghai Motor Show in April. There have been a couple of renderings of what the car may look like, both of which are glorious. But spy photos have also been taken, especially...

  • ‘Batman Arkham 3′ swoops in sometime during 2013

    Hot news for Batman fans, and gaming fans in general. Batman Arkham “whatever” 3 is scheduled for a 2013 release, says Time Warner’s CFO and CAO John Martin. During an investors conference call, Martin said “We also have a strong games release this year, which will include the next release in the Batman Arkham franchise.” And a strong series Arkham has been. The first in the series, Arkham Asylum launched out of the gates with an average score of 91% on Metacritic.com. The second outing for the Dark Knight, Arkham City ranked even higher on Metacritic, scoring a near-perfect 96%...

  • Uber-expensive Ferrari Enzo gets down and dirty on YouTube

    Tax The Rich, a group of YouTubers who seem to have sprung out from the dirty farming corner of Anonymous, have used a Ferrari Enzo for rallying purposes across a farm in this, its latest posting. A dirty Enzo? Rallying through mud and dirt on a farm road? Sounds like heaven… Although the traditional stuck-up owners of these cars would probably relate that an Enzo was not made for that, the question this group is asking, is why not? Just like Jay Kay, Jamiroquai front man, speed freak and collector of exotic cars, the group seem to say that these cars...

  • The world’s first bionic eye to enter US market soon

    The Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System, the world’s first bionic eye, will see its US debut this year pending the approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA),according to DiscoveryNews. Second Sight Medical Products have developed the eye over a period of time and tests have so far proven to restore partial sight to more than 60 patients, with some delivering better results than others. Brian Mech, Second Sight’s vice president of business development, said: “It’s the first bionic eye to go on the market in the world, the first in Europe and the first one in the U.S.”...

  • The GTA V delay: explaining the inevitable

    At any time, the player can swap between the three central characters Next-gen bound? One theory is that GTA V will soon be the jewel in the crown of Sony and Microsoft’s new consoles. The Playstation 4 and Xbox… 720 are both expected to be released at the end of the year. Smart folks on the internet made the connection between September and the end of the year and thought, hey presto! GTA V must be destined for a “next-gen” release! Doug Creutz does a good job of hedging his bets when he says that he “suspect Take-Two may have...

  • Logitech Washable Keyboard review: squeaky clean

    Plug and Play has a new word added to it: washable. The Logitech k310 Washable Keyboard (WK) delivers the promise of a clean and washable waterproof keyboard that will keep OCD users safe from dust and dead bugs. Because for those of you who don’t know, the humble keyboard can actually be a festering sump of nasty germs, and has even been rated as dirtier than a toilet seat. Anyone who knows me will know that, even though I can be the most disorganised gadget freak on earth, I am quite anal about a few things. A clean PC and...

  • Sneaky snaps of iPhone 5S show a device rolling into production [rumour]

    Care of Zol.com.cn, we have what may be the very first images of the iPhone 5S. It’s a quick blog post with a short blurb accompanying it. “Is said to be the next generation of Apple’s iPhone Foxconn employees seemingly candid.” (translated from Chinese). It would be incredible if this was the actual iPhone 5S, but we’ve been fooled before It’s a safe bet that the 5S will come in black and white. As is Apple standard Precious little is known of the iPhone 5S, and what has been said, was negated by Apple. When we emailed the Cupertino giant for...

  • MSI HD 7850 1GB review: best buy at budget price

    We have to admit this was a bit of a surprise. We wanted to get the 1GB version of the HD 7850 to test it against the HD 7770 more than anything else – assuming this would be the card it’d be going up against. After all, the 2GB frame buffer of the stock HD 7850 must be partly responsible for its impressive showing at hi-res, right? And that’s putting post-processing such as anti-aliasing in the mix. How wrong we were. It seems that the bottleneck to the Pitcairn Pro’s performance is not the memory at all – the GPU...

  • Nokia announces the dual-SIM Asha 310

    Nokia has announced a new addition to its feature phone line-up. The Nokia Asha 310 runs on the Series 40 platform and can be considered an upgrade of the 309 and 308, released last year. Considered to be more of a budget smartphone, the 310 still sports enough features to make the price-conscious buyer happy. A 3-inch 400 x 240 capacitive touchscreen amounts to a 155ppi (pixels per inch) density, and internal storage is 64MB that can be expanded to 32GB with a microSD card. Nokia’s Xpress Browser for surfing the internet is included, as is Nokia Maps. 3G is...

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