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  • Court reveals 11.8 inch Samsung Tablet with retina-like screen

    Maybe there is something in the allegations that Apple has thrown at Samsung. Documents during a court case between the two have shown a new 11.8 inch tablet that Samsung is planning to release with a screen close to the resolution of Apple's retina. Naughty Samsung. There is so much hype surrounding the court case between Apple and Samsung that it's quite easy to get confused as to the exact reason why Apple is throwing a hissy-fit. This though looks like a perfect example of what Apple is going on about. Unveiled in court documents shows Samsung's plans to release...

  • The gadgets and gear of The Dark Knight Rises

    Batman’s toys haven’t always been well advised. Who remembers the infamous credit card from Batman and Robin? Or the ridiculous ice skates that miraculously appear during an encounter with Mr Freeze? Hell, let’s not dwell on the nipples the Batsuit sports during Joel Schumacher’s films. With Christopher Nolan at the helm however, Batman was introduced as an icon we might actually believe in: a trained samurai who adopts theatricality and disguise to defeat his foes. His gadgets were similarly immersed in the real world. Seven years on from Batman Begins, Nolan concludes his trilogy with The Dark Knight Rises. Rises is...

  • Kickstarter-funded 1Q wooden Bluetooth speakers: class, audio in equal volumes

    Plastic is out, and wood is in. These new speakers, named 1Q, are looking to enter the audiophile world with their powerful 'natural' sound. It is just such a nice material to have around, wood. The texture is great, and for the most part, there is no better material for speakers to be housed in. These new speakers are looking at entry into the world via Kickstarter. Looks like they're going to make it too, with a estimated US$10 000 needed, they are already past US$57 000 with over two weeks to go. The 1Q is a 2-inch speaker...

  • 10-inch BlackBerry PlayBook creeps into view

    No really, why Rim? The magic of the 7-inch PlayBook is its portability, desirability and outright Audi-style sex appeal. This 10-inch bastard, leaked by this site is all sorts of wrong. We like the look of this though: A 4G PlayBook, and a 10-incher at that could knock the iPad 3 off the shelf. Big words, but the PlayBook is the better-looking, and faster tablet. The 7-inch PlayBook was already ahead of its time, just crippled by poor device incompatibility and a price steeper than Mount Olympus. Even if the 10-incher is just a slight upgrade on its little sister, it would be...

  • Microsoft Surface to drop 26 October

    If you were looking forward to Windows 8 dropping in late October, Microsoft's got an extra treat for you. In the annual statement it makes to the US Securities and Exchange commission, the Redmond-based tech giant confirmed that its stab at tablet computing will land on 26 October, along with the latest iteration of its OS: The next version of our operating system, Windows 8, will be generally available on October 26, 2012. At that time, we will begin selling the Surface, a series of Microsoft-designed and manufactured hardware devices. It's worth bearing in mind that it'll only be the...

  • HTC One X, a cut above the rest [Video]

    This is it, one of the best smartphones we've ever seen. From the screen, to the CPU to the camera, every inch of the HTC One X screams perfection. It's not the Samsung Galaxy S III but then, it doesn't need to or want to be. The HTC One X is the embodiment of what makes a smartphone smart. Ace tech journo Lauren "gear it" Granger lends her charms to this review and shows us exactly how the HTC One X captured her heart, as well as her mobile life.

  • Samsung outdates Apple’s Retina Display with new 350ppi OLED screens

    The constant battle between tech giants ensures that the user is always the victor. Case in point, Samsung versus Apple in the screen war of the century. Samsung's smashed out a 350ppi display, a full 20ppi better than the iPhone 4S' 330ppi screen. Oooh, burn. Here's the facts. By using a fine metal mask (FMM) over laser-induced thermal imaging, Samsung's gone and created one of the highest specced displays known to geek-kind. . AM OLED, or active-matrix displays have an issue, that it's always been one step behind Apple's Retina Display technology. This is the genius behind FMM tech, that pixels...

  • Will the new iPhone be released on 12 September?

    These rumours won't stop until the iPhone is actually released. Here is the latest rumor of the iPhone and iPad Mini release dates. An apparently accurate source has told iMore that the release date of the new iPhone will in fact be September 12. This isn't the first time we've heard a September release date mentioned. It is said that the iPhone along with a new iPod Nano and a new iPod Touch will be released on that date, with sales beginning on 21 September. The much rumored, but unconfirmed, iPad Mini might also feature, but no one can say...

  • This is the next-gen iPhone 5, maybe

    Breaking point has been reached. Thanks to this site, the most complete image of the iPhone 5, next-gen iPhone, whatever has been released. Great photo's though, and the images are pretty close to the billions of rumours bubbling on the surface of the internet. Such as the redesigned, smaller connecting port and a larger, 4.95-inch screen. It's not the easiest thing to tell from these shots, but the phone looks huge and without whipping out a pixel-by-pixel comparison chart, these images of the next-gen iPhone are most definitively larger than 4-inches. The next-gen iPhone was fully broken down, with...

  • TomTom Go Live 1005 World, a GPS bar none

    Who needs a GPS when you have a smartphone, right? Wrong. The TomTom Go Live 1005 showed me a different world where you can watch the road and know where you’re going at the same time. It is an amazing world where dogs don’t have to worry about being run over by distracted motorists following directions on their phones. Where hidden speed cameras are hidden no more. The TomTom Go Live 1005 opened up a world of new opportunities for me; of time gained; of money saved. Design It has a 5-inch screen, and that is just right. Any smaller and...