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  • Samsung Olympicises Galaxy S III for select hotels

    Guests of Holiday Inn London Stratford City during the Olympics will be happy to hear that Samsung has made life a little bit easier for them. Each guest will be given a Samsung Galaxy S III to use during their stay, with added benefits. Partnering up with Fingi Inc, Samsung has developed an app that allows residents of Holiday Inn London Stratford City to use their S III as a completely interactive device for their rooms. Each guest will be provided with an S III whilst at the hotel. Guests can use their S III as a remote control for...

  • Brutal mountain race Pikes Peak and its craziest cars

    The legend that is the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb goes hand in hand with the legend of its race cars. It is one of the few races left that teams can go absolutely ape shit developing their cars. There is a range of classes of cars that take place, but one class that takes the cake: the Unlimited Class. This is the class that has no shame; huge wings and frankly revolting bodywork mark these cars as the ones to beat, and the ones to drool over. Watch last year's record breaking lap here. The Electric Class of cars...

  • New Microsoft patent deal is a Linux loving venture

    The latest Patent deal between Microsoft and Amdocs might be a window that gives us a glimpse of what Microsoft is up to. Microsoft licensed its patents to Amdocs because it runs Linux-based servers in its data centres. Amdocs will pay it an undisclosed amount of money to have the ‘right’ to use the free Linux software. By now you need to pinch yourself because this is real. Pretty soon Microsoft will knock on ‘Big enough to notice’ companies' doors and demand royalties and fees for using Linux. Since Linux is free Microsoft can’t knock on one of the hundreds...

  • Mountain Lion unleashed, here’s how to get it

    The much anticipated update to Apple's OS, Mountain Lion 10.8, was released today. We at Gearburn want to help you along the way to setting up your Mac. Filled with updates and new features galore, Apple claims that Mountain Lion is the most advance operating system on the market. If you need this in your life, as you surely do, here's how to get it. Also, it's US$19.99 but with these added extras, we saw "worth it." Firstly, find out if your Mac is able to run Mountain Lion. It's quite an upgrade and needs a beefy system to run it....

  • Focus – The List App, honed to perfection

    I'm impressed. Focus -- The List App is a streamlined, comprehensive task manager which cuts out the bullshit, replacing it with laser-focused precision. It's that good, here's why: Cutting the clutter We have busy lives. The cycle of work, pleasure and indulgence spins around us in dizzying circles of happy chaos. Keeping the dots connected means writing shit down, making shit up and keeping shit together. Some of us don't have the capacity for cohesive organisation and it's an app like Focus that grounds us once more. Obviously Focus is minimal in its approach. The app opens and a Home screen...

  • Droid X360 is the $114 retro-gaming tablet you always wanted

    Now we're proper excited. Android's free right? So the only thing holding the world back from an ultra cheap Ice Cream Sandwich tablet is the price of the hardware, right? The Droid X360 is a US$115 tablet running Android 4.0, a 1Ghz CPU, 512MB RAM and 8GB internal memory. The best part, it looks almost exactly like the PS Vita and plays emulated games like a dream. Read on! Budget tablets be damned, this thing practically channels the dirt bin. But ah, it's got a touch of Chinese ultra-cheapy love which waxes our candles the right way. We love the...

  • OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion drops today

    Apples third quarter earnings report for 2012 was filled with large numbers and congratulatory back-patting. What interests us though is the fact that OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion is being released today, 25 July. Thanks for dropping that, Q3 2012 earnings report. Users can visit the Mac app store right now and download the update for a paltry US$20. In OS X 10.8, users can now get iCloud functionality, Messages (as in the exact same service available on iOS), Reminders, Notes, access to a notification center and a shit load more. In fact, every update simply takes the best part...

  • 5 cooking apps that’ll turn you into a Masterchef

    I’ll start this article off with some complete honesty: besides toasted sandwiches and the occasional omelette here and there, I’m not much of cook. Sure, I can braai (South African term for BBQ) with the best of them, but when it comes to the kitchen, I am absolutely hopeless. I’ve always had some sort of interest in getting into cooking, but because my lovely wife is such a good cook (and is scared of contracting something fatal from my undercooked attempts), I’ve never really tried my hand at it. Recently though, I decided that I needed to at least learn...

  • iOS in-app purchase hack smacked down by Apple

    The in-app purchase hack which let users snag paid-for content for free is officially dead in the water thanks to new protection surrounding iOS 6. "The game is over for now," says Russian hacker Alexey Borodin who instrumented this pretty ingenious hack. "Currently, there is no way to bypass updated API's," and for those of us not in the know, an application-programming interface (API) is a set of programming instructions which makes calls to online functionality. Apple now supplies new iOS developers tools to combat this scourge. Hacked into oblivion is a great way of summing up Apple...

  • 13-inch Retina Macbook set for September release

    With the release of the 15-inch Macbook Pro Retina display, most of the world was wondering where its 13-inch little brother was. According to Appleinsider it may be on its way. A smaller, cheaper Macbook Pro Retina will surely get the Apple crowd jumping for joy. With a rumoured release date of some time in September, it coincides with rumours about the iPhone 5's potential release date. The 15-inch is quite expensive, especially with any added optional hardware. Hopefully a 13-inch would be priced cheaper than the normal screened 15-inch, fitting nicely between the price brackets. It would need to be...