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  • This is a picture of the new mini dock cable for iPhone 5

    We're going to go out on a limb here and say that this is a photo of the mini-dock cable for Apple's new iPhone, coming 12 September. It's pretty much in line with what we've come to expect. Slashgear has gone all CSI on the photo and picked out tiny details normal mortals would have otherwise missed. The cord is two-sided, with eight pins on each side. Conclusion: unlike USB, the cord can go in from any direction, as long as it's up or down. That's exactly like the the magnetic pin dock connector for daddy MacBook Pro. Also, and...

  • Nikon Coolpix S800c is world’s chunkiest Android Gingerbread camera

    Look deep into the beating black heart of this beast, the Nikon Coolpix S800c, a happy-snapper with Gingerbread as it's OS: Nikon Coolpix S800c key specifications: 16MP 1/2.3"-type BSI CMOS sensor 25-250mm equivalent F3.2-5.8 lens 3.5" WVGA OLED touchscreen Android v2.3 operating system Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS 2GB of internal memory (690MB of this for Apps) Up to 8fps continuous shooting 1080p video at 30 frames per second It's going to go on sale for US$350. Users can download new apps for the camera from Google's Play Store and upload content direction to social networking sites such as MySpace, Ping and Friendster. That is, if the camera was from...

  • GTA V craps out new ‘leisure’ screenshots

    Last time we had "transport". Today, Rockstar releases three more screenshots, under the the category "leisure". The chances of this running on current-gen consoles drops by the day. Have a look. Parachuting looks fun, and was last seen in the GTA IV add-on "The Ballade of Gay Tony" We see this, and the excitement builds even further Tennis anyone? Still no release date or new videos outside of of the eye-melting preview from last year.

  • Sleeping Dogs: a sprawling, violent sandbox

    Sleeping Dogs bears similarities to Grand Theft Auto. That much is clear. Both operate in a sprawling sandbox world with cars to drive, missions to undertake, and an overarching story lending purpose to you travels. Yet Sleeping Dogs has enough of its own flavour to leave a lasting impression. At times it’s even better than the aforementioned GTA; a surprise indeed for a game Activision canned because they thought it lacked quality. The story is a case of duality: an undercover cop, Wei Shen, infiltrates a triad at the behest of his superiors. It owes much to Asian cinema...

  • South Africa lands dirt-cheap 10Mbps all-you-can-eat ADSL, yours for R496

    Unbelievable. It's moments like these that define a country's internet future. South African ISP Axxess recently launched its new 10Mbps Uncapped ADSL package for R496 monthly, as pictured below. Axess' previous 10Mbps uncapped offer clocked in at a pocket-raping R1096. It's been lowered to R496 now but there's a small catch. We need to add the price of the ADSL line (R349) to the uncapped offering (R496) and the Telkom line (R130) for the grand total of R975. Just under a grand for uncapped is still an excellent offer if we compare prices. Thank you Hellkom. Great price for fast, all you...

  • Windows 7 users offered upgrade for $14.99

    Consumers who have purchased their PCs during a promotional period are being offered a cheaper price to upgrade to Windows 8. The offer is limited to one upgrade per PC and up to five per customer. The promotional period is between 2 June 2012 and 31 January 2013, so you still have time to get your upgrade. The cut off point to cash in on this deal is February 28, 2013. The normal price is US$69.99 if you buy it on its own, US$39.99 if you have an existing Windows product and only US$14.99 with this promotion. Sounds...

  • Ubi, the voice-activated computer from Kickstarter

    Forget the clapper. That thing just takes up valuable wall-socket space and turns on lights. Ubi, short for The Ubiquitous Computer, connects you to all the internet greatness and all through voice activation. No hands needed. It is attempting to get off the ground via the very effective Kickstarter. Ok, so you won't be able to see cool videos or images, but you can still find out as much as you would want to by just speaking into it instead of digging through your apps or Googling the interweb. So it's kind of a Siri that plugs into a wall,...

  • Share a car with BMW’s DriveNow programme

    Attempting to produce a programme where people share cars, BMW has developed an electric 1 Series and a program in which people can book a car and drive it for the day, all for a nominal fee. If you are 21 and have a smartphone, you can book it via an app and a membership card. There will be 14 DriveNow stations all around San Francisco, acting as the initial city for the programme, and BMW wants to expand it to 100 stations after not long. Members only have to book a car online using the app and go...

  • Next iPhone launches 21 September if Verizon’s ‘Vacation Blackout’ has anything to say about it

    Is this it? TechCrunch reports that the iPhone is being announced 12 September, and launching 21 September. Sound like more crap spewed from the gluttonous belly of the internet? It's not, so read on. The confirmation comes from US-based mobile telecoms, Verizon which has outright confirmed that it's going to have an "all-staff vacation blackout from the dates of Friday, September 21 to September 30". When the bigwigs blackout staff time, it's always an iPhone behind the scenes, pulling the strings and tickling the seedy underbelly of US productivity. That or Taco Bell began offering enchiladas in exchange for free iPhones. Firstly,...

  • The life wireless — are we ready to cut the cord?

    I hate wires. For every piece of technology I own, there seems to be at least three cables that come along with it. A work colleague often refers to the daily routine of plugging our laptops into the monitor, keyboard, power source, mouse etc. as putting it on life support. It feels as if wireless technology is still trying to catch up with all the cool gadgets that are created every year. Why isn't everything wireless yet? If I want to make toast outside on the stoep, I shouldn’t need an extension cable to do it (others would argue I...