Android, Reviews

OnePlus One vs. Xiaomi Mi 3: the budget flagship battle

SONY DSC Chinese smartphone brands like Xiaomi and OnePlus are giving a hard time to well-known international brands like Samsung, LG and Sony by pushing out some really great smartphones at half the cost. We’ve managed to source two such smartphones: OnePlus One and Xiaomi Mi 3 for a detailed performance comparison. Both the devices come with a groundbreaking price tag. Let’s see which one is capable of providing you with the best performance. Design, appearance and build quality The One is a really large and ...

Microsoft, News, Nokia

Meet the new 3310: $25 Nokia 130 plays music and video, lasts full month on single charge

Nokia-130-Dual-SIM-hero-1-jpg This is a strange move from Microsoft if there ever was one. After scrapping the Asha and X ranges from Nokia's fleet, the company has decided that it should remain in the low-cost phone market after all. Its latest offering? The cheapest-of-the-cheap Nokia 130, costing just US$25. Yes, it's a ridiculously low price and that usually means skimping on a few options, but for a feature phone, the 130 flaunts some smartphone-like potential. Yet buyers won't get a touchscreen, camera, or ...

Apple, iPhone, News

Leaked iPhone 6 packaging uglier than Chinese knock-offs

iphone 6 package leak Apart from screen-on leaks, there aren't more definitive images than a product in its retail packaging. TechRadar has reportedly pictured the device in its shop-ready shell, thanks to an "Apple beta tester" who's snapped these pics a month prior to the speculated launch. There's been a steady stream of rumours eminating from Apple's usually water-tight pre-release programmes. Either there's a breach inside its secret lair, or someone just wasted a weekend constructing a fake iPhone 6 box for laughs. Regardless of the ...

PS4

Sony’s PlayStation 5 plans could include blazing-fast 3D stacked RAM

PS5 Warning: the following article contains intense speculations which may or may not anger the fanboy/girl within you. It's a little early, give or take five years, to be predicting what RAM will be inside the PlayStation 5. But one site says it could be ultra-fast ReRAM, otherwise knowns as RRAM, resistive RAM or most interestingly, 3D stacked RAM. Insiderp speculates that Sony will team up with chip-makers Micron to add RRAM to the quite-obviously-will-be-made-one-day PlayStation 5. The PS4 uses 8GB GDDR5 as well as ...

Games

5 epic weapons from our favourite games

Death Violence is an integral part of modern gaming. I don’t know why gamers are so infatuated with violence but it is one of the most alluring aspects when it comes to considering what title to buy next. Maybe it's because the art of gaming is mostly indulged in by the male half of the human race (I can already see sexist activists cringing in their seats)? Perhaps it’s because it's a hyper-vivid reality in the world we live in today? Or ...

Games, News

No surprises here: Grand Theft Auto V looks terrible on a monochrome TV

watchdogs classic Nostalgia cuts a fine line between want and need. Gamers want the latest titles to evoke memories of their favourite games, but what they need are the latest, hottest graphics. Reddit user awesomedan24 (found via gaming site Gamepur) hacked a 1973 black and white TV to play  Grand Theft Auto V, Saints Row IV and Watch Dogs. Unsurprisingly, the results are some muddy, ugly videos twinned with heaps of golden nostalgia. It's a cute and cool experiment, and will ensure that you never ...

Innovation, News

Today’s WTF moment: IBM’s TrueNorth superprocessor copies human brain, ushers in robot apocalypse

SyNAPSE_jellyfish Creating a synthetic brain has long been the stuff of engineering fantasy and steep scientific challenge, but IBM has developed what could be an important breakthrough in brain-mimicking processing. It's called TrueNorth, and it's about to change AI forever. Developed by Cornell Tech, honed by IBM and funded by DARPA, TrueNorth was developed in the hope of bridging the gulf between human brain's efficiency, processing power and today's silicon-based CPUs comparative weakness. The "neurosynaptic" chip draws inspiration from the human brain's cerebral ...

Games

50 reasons why Skyrim is, and will always be, the most beautiful game of all time

OhKay 5 I already know what you're thinking, that there are better-looking games than Skyrim. You would be wrong, though. After releasing on PC back in November 2011, Skyrim became more then an open-world RPG, it became an easel for digital artists to paint their pictures on. And the best of the best post their efforts on the ENBSeries forum, a website dedicated to graphics modifications for the most popular games (GTA IV, Dark Souls, Fallout are also on that list). Skyrim though, ...

Games, Videos

Grayson the fighting fish is Twitch’s latest Pokémon-playing star

Grayson the Pokemon fish 1 Usually cats are the creatures that makes the internet tick, but this time, all honours go to a fish -- a Pokémon Red/Blue playing fish called Grayson Hopper. Get ready, it's Fish Plays Pokemon. Two students, perhaps distressed at the thought that their beloved fighter fish would spend its life aimlessly swimming around its tank, have mapped the controls of the game to Grayson's tank, using a symphony of motion sensing tech, allowing him to effectively play the game. And it turns ...

Games, News, Xbox One

No Sunset Overdrive for PS4, only Xbox One has the online muscle says Insomniac CEO

SO PS4 owners who watched the trailers or were lucky enough to play Insomniac's Sunset Overdrive at E3 are surely lamenting the fact that it's an Xbox One exclusive. Why Xbox One and not PS4, though? Gamer Revolution asked Insomniac CEO Ted Price exactly why. The answer's fairly pedestrian as you'll soon discover. We have a long history and great relationship with Sony and we will continue to work closely with them moving forward. However when Microsoft announced the Xbox One we ...

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