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  • Tennis app ‘Game On’ smashing records in Australia, is weirdly fun to play

    Li Na and Roger Federer are two of the world's top tennis champions, sports stars part of the 2014 Australian Open. Now Tennis has millions fans across the world, it's a combination of drama and sporting excellence that draws viewers into its net. So this tennis app named Game On, from car makers Kia, seems to be the ideal companion piece for any fan. According to CarGuides, the app's already racqueted up over 125 000 downloads in Australia alone. We promise, that's the last tennis pun for now. Game On is a fun slice of entertainment and works like this:...

  • After 30 years of Mac design and innovation, these are our favorites [gallery]

    Apple's Mac team reunited after 30 years (since 1984), celebrating a mostly successful line of innovative engineering and design. We've taken this opportunity to round-up some of our favourite designs so far. We all know that Steve Jobs was a perfectionist and almost tyrannical when it came to the Apple design process. But, there is also no "i" in team, or Steve Jobs. In a CNET article Apple's vice president of software technology Bud Tribble spoke about his experiences in contributing to the Mac's design evolution over the years. "We really tried to bring aesthetics into it. We had a...

  • Oculus Rift nemesis Glyph projects images directly onto your retina

    The Avegant Glyph at first looks like a humble pair of gaming headphones. It's actually an incredibly subtle-looking virtual reality gadget that's managed to shoot pass its funding goal on Kickstarter recently and currently raised more than half a million dollars. Instead of having a tiny display that's most commonly used by other virtual reality gear such as Oculus Rift, Google Glass or Sony's HUD, the Glyph uses what is called Virtual Retinal Display -- projecting images directly onto your retina, creating sharp, stark images. The campaign page details the technicalities of the visual tech: "The Glyph's Virtual Retinal Display...

  • Apple planning bigger iPhones with metal chassis in 2014, says report

    The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple is currently planning "an iPhone model with a screen larger than 4.5-inches measured diagonally," as well as another model with a post 5-inch display. The anonymous sources also told the Wall Street Journal that Apple has finally decided to throw out the plastic chassis design for all its future iPhones. These iPhone phablets are meant to directly measure up against competitors who have, for the most of last year, been releasing popular flagships with post 5-inch displays. Samsung is the main culprit, riding on the success of both its so-called phablets namely...

  • Why we still need the iPod

    Time hasn’t been kind to the iPod. Back in the early Noughties, Apple’s white brick of musical power was the fuel that essentially ignited a still ongoing space race in mobile computing and media consumption. There was a whiff of rebellion in the air; the bold new kid on the block had just taken the world by storm, and its followers were marked by the shine of sterling white earphones in a world otherwise dominated by the now-geeky Sony Walkman. Nowadays, the iPod is really just old news. Let’s think about it -- the top end model is essentially an...

  • EZTV, The Pirate Bay part of world’s top 10 most popular torrent sites

    Software piracy remains the bane of film, music, TV and game producers with sites such as Kickass Torrents and 1337x part of 2014's most popular piracy sites, said TorrentFreak recently. But the number one piracy site is The Pirate Bay, one of the oldest and most controversial Torrent repositories contained within the internet. Torrent software users are loyal to their piracy sites, with most users having consistently stuck to one site for their torrent needs for over half a decade, continues the article. Well, the top three torrent sites are the same as 2013's, the list has seen a few...

  • Motorola hints at future lineup: customisable screens, dirt cheap phones

    Motorola has revealed it's planning on working on an extremely competitive low-cost smartphone as well as a smartphone with customisable screens. In an interview with Trusted Reviews, Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside teased the company's future plans. Motorola is all about disruption. Since being acquired by Google, the once struggling tech company has boldly broadened its horizons, focusing on creating quality products with budget prices and an emerging market agenda. "In much of the world US$179 is a lot of money so there’s a big market at a price point of less than US$179," Woodside said. "We’re going to look...

  • uArm is an Arduino-powered robot arm for your desk

    Ever wondered what it would be like to have Tony Stark's robot arm assistant? The uArm is one of those real world inventions trying to make your geeky dreams come true, with probably less clumsy AI. The miniature industrial robot arm for your desk has been engineered by Chinese company uFactory and has recently managed to rocket pass its funding goal on Kickstarter. Made up of laser cut acrylic or wood parts, uArm is an Arduino-powered desktop 4-axis parallel-mechanism robot arm, modeled after the ABB industrial PalletPack robot -- those things you'll see looming over conveyor belts in...

  • Cooler Master Pulse-R, Reaper, Ceres-300 review: ready for battle

    Additional reporting by Jacques Coetzee and Ronan Steyn. Right now we're speaking to you, the core gamer, the one who demands the best headsets and controllers. Gaming is serious business, and a good mouse, plus a quality headset that immerses you in the action, is a must-have. We've got three sturdy, cost-friendly gizmos from Cooler Master, which is pretty much the nirvana of PC modding. They are The Reaper gaming mouse and two impressive headsets, the Pulse-R and Ceres-300, which were reviewed by Gearburn's trio of gaming geeks - Steven, Ronan and Jacques. What's groovy about all three products, part of the CM...

  • Meet Swedish designed ‘R-Kaid-Revelation’, the ultimate retro gaming PC

    The R Kaid (geddit?) Revelation is just that, a "PC Computer" with transparent LCD and two wireless joysticks, all beautifully created in walnut and copper. The PC, designed by Love Hulten has over 10 000 arcade games, all emulated, 8GB RAM and a GTX 600 GPU. But this time it's not about what's inside, but what's outside that counts, as this is the best looking custom PC we've ever clapped eyes on. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Da8c2uauncA It has a rotating foot stand, a volume dial with stereo speakers lovingly built into the front panel under the display, drawers underneath for two USB joypads (which looks...