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  • Samsung gets very hands-on with intense Galaxy Note II preview [video]

    The Galaxy Note II, revealed at IFA 2012 now has a 14-minute long preview video, care of the boffins at Samsung. For the tech-deprived out there, this video's gonna inject some Note into your blood. The Samsung Galaxy Note II is a 5.5-inch behemoth of a device which makes its way into our hands come October (Europe, the Middle East and Asia) and year end for the US. For more Galaxy Note II information, read our hands on review.

  • Toshiba Canvio Personal Cloud allows offline cloud storage

    Cloud storage is supposed to be an online, always-accessible form of data storage that requires no personal hardware. Toshiba, though, thinks that it might be a good idea to indeed have an offline storage place for all your cloud data called the Canvio Personal Cloud. This is a bit of a oxymoron, no? It's not that bad of an idea, actually, but it does defeat the point entirely. It's for people that want to be able to access their cloud data offline, which sounds reasonable. The Cavio starts at US$219.99 for the 2TB version and goes to US$249.99 for...

  • iVIC Vehicle Infotainment Center is the Android-powered heart and soul of your ride

    Most cars nowadays have screens in them, so why not use them to their full extent? Here is the next step of mobile integration: a navigation screen in your car that mirrors your Android phone. The iVIC is an "in Vehicle Infotainment Center for Android smartphone integration", says its website. It allows the user to access almost every app on their Android smartphone. You can use your Android smartphone with the car's screen to play music, use Google Maps for navigation if you prefer it, search the internet for cool restaurants and basically anything else you would on your...

  • 6 one-of-a-kind Ferraris you’ll never own

    So yet another of the ridiculously rich has decided that a standard Ferrari just isn't enough. To commemorate, I have accumulated the best that Ferrari has built, most of which has come out of its fabulous Special Projects division, hence the ever-present SP in some of the names. The beauty above, though -- built by Pininfarina, not Ferrari -- is what started most of the one-off Ferrari dreams. Arya SP The newest project for Ferrari's Special Projects division is for Cheerag Arya, a UAE-based Indian businessman. He already has 7 Ferraris in his garage, but not one with his name on...

  • Trinity, lord of the Nexus Kernel, speaks out

    In the Android world there are a number of developers who help make the user experience even better. They’re the magicians that sit in dark corners and tinker with Google source code to provide users with free to use software, whether it be a kernel, or an entire ROM. If you’ve ever owned a Nexus handset you will know that the development community for these devices is bustling and constantly expanding, and you will also know the name Trinity. I took a shot in the dark by asking Morfic (Trinity kernel developer), Simms22 (Trinity kernel tester) and Rascarlo (RasBeanJelly developer)...

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 2 — a hands-on review

    Now Samsung has given in and called the Note 2 a smartphone, we can dub it the most powerful around. With a wonderfully vivid 5.5-inch Super AMOLED HD screen and meaty innards, there's no doubt that the Note 2 is the top dog when it comes to raw grunt and function. Add to that the S Pen functionality, which has been given a bunch of new fancy tricks, and you can see why there's a lot to coo over with the new device. Let's start with the internals, shall we? The quad core Exynos processor has been cranked up to 1.6GHz, and...

  • HTC Desire X unleashed and destined for South Africa come October

    Big Poppa Pump IFA 2012 pumps out another phone, the HTC Desire X. Does HTC's last flagship "X" phone, the One X warrant an addition to the family? Hell yes, and here's why. The HTC Desire X rocks a dual-core 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 CPU, Beats Audio (which the One X also boasts), Ice Cream Sandwich, a 4-inch super LCD WVGA, a 5MP camera and a bonus feature, 25GB storage for Dropbox. In all, a decent package but what sets it apart from the One X? Turn to the right for me baby Yeah that's right, work the angles Here's what the PR people...

  • Sony releases a 84-inch 4K TV… Retina what?

    Released today from Sony is this enormous and super clear 84-inch 4K TV. HD is done, 4K is in and it's ridiculous. If you don't know what a 4K TV is, let me put it this way: it makes HD look 90s. Full HD comes with a typical resolution of 1920 x 1080. A 4K TV -- this one in particular, the Bravia KD-84X9005 -- has a resolution of of 3840 x 2160. A little different, no? The 4K stands for the 3840 resolution. So, not quite 4000, but as close as makes no difference. It's basically four times the resolution...

  • Sony’s new Xperia Tablet S, a closer look

    Sony seems to be covering all its bases this year. It showed off the Vaio Duo 11 Windows 8 based hybrid tablet/laptop with full keyboard construction at IFA yesterday, and now the Tablet S, its Android based tablet with very Surface-like fabric keyboard. It's the second generation of the Tablet S, renamed the Xperia Tablet S, and is said to be a vast improvement over the previous iteration. The 9.4-inch screen has a resolution of 1280x800, which seems to have become the industry standard for Android tablets. Something that should become the industry standard as well is an anti-fingerprint coating...

  • Samsung ATIV S the ‘impossibly thin’ Windows 8 Phone revealed at IFA 2012

    It's IFA season and the prettiest flower has just bloomed. Samsung revealed the ATIV S, and the world looked on at its first Windows 8 Phone. Here's what we know: Windows says "The ATIV S is a superphone that’s equal parts powerhouse and head turner." Superphone? Why not. The specs alone make our brains bleed blood. Samsung pretty much has the market cornered when it comes to Super-AMOLED displays and the 4.8-inch HD screen is no exception. Combine this with 1GB RAM, a 1.5Ghz Dual-core CPU, two cameras (8MP back, 1.9MP Front), 16 or 32GB of internal memory and wrap it...