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  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 – A closer look at the quad-core tablet from Korea

    The Galaxy Note 10.1 was unveiled months ago - but it's back with a bigger engine and a slot for your S-Pen. Their strategy is to launch everything, and see what sticks, but there were more than a few raised eyebrows when early risers at Mobile World Congress were greeted by a huge banner for a 10.1-inch version of the Galaxy Note. We had a quick go on the super-sized Note, which you can see in our video: The tablet isn't much different to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, with a sleek thin body, 1280x800 screen, but has the additional S-Pen, the...

  • Israel says yes to internet-enabled donkeys

    In Hoshaya, Israel and as a bid to reel in tourists, a religion-themed amusement park called Kfar Kedem (translated: Village of Yore) has begun to install Wi-Fi access into donkeys. Oh yes. This Jewish-orthodox themed village is like colonial-reenactment tours in the US. Everyone looks and sounds like they come from the middle ages. Unsure if there was uncapped internet in the first century though. The park. No mention of internet donkeys though So why internet then? The manager of Kfar Kedem says that visitors will be able to upload videos and images while at the park, potentially in a...

  • Meet Honda’s robotic lawnmower

    Forget cars, lawnmowers are the next big thing. Honda knows this, and has a range of lawnmowers for your every need. It has just released the Miimo, not to be confused with the ASIMO, the human look-alike. It cuts 2-3mm of grass at a designated time in the week and does so in a random pattern so the grass isn't stressed out. Grass doesn't like routine much, apparently. In order for it to know where to mow, a wire boundary needs to be set up, and uses three bump sensors to navigate. It even has the decency to go...

  • OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion — worth falling in love with

    Over the years I have used and reviewed many operating systems, from Linux to Windows and sometimes MacOS. Well when the latest version of OS X was released I was interested in how Apple could have improved the usability for me, a permanent Windows user (and currently a Windows 8 fan). I've used several MacBooks over the years and found the OS rather unintuitive to say the least. Fast forward to 2012 and Mountain Lion. After installing the operating system and linking all my Apple ID’s for each service (I have many, and I like it that way, to keep...

  • 3 New screenshots emerge for GTA V

    GTA V is coming. We don't know when, but there sure as hell are three more gorgeous photos of the game to print out and lovingly stroke. These images were just released on Rockstar's site under the title "transportation". Fantastic. Bikes, supercars and jets. These are all vehicles that have been front and present since GTA: San Andreas so it's no stretch of the imagination to include these vehicles again. Only this time, in super HD, yo. Regardless, there's gonna be 1000's of vehicles in the game so for now, images of these three beauties will have to satisfy our...

  • Samsung Galaxy S Duo gets European release

    It might look very similar to the S III and you'll be hard pressed to tell them apart, but the new Galaxy S Duo is certainly not the flagship prize-fighter that the S III is, but more of a mixed martial arts all-rounder. It is built for a growing market of people who are sick of using two mobile phones, one for work one for home. The Duo is just that, a mobile phone with two SIM card slots, both being used concurrently. So you don't have to juggle phones, not knowing which one is calling you, nor do you...

  • Sony Xperia S successor released without much fanfare

    It may not be as popular as a Samsung S III or iPhone, but Sony's Xperia S still has style in bundles and an quirky originality that's hard to miss. The not-very-much anticipated successor to the Xperia S has just been released, without as much as a shout. It seems more like an updated version of the S. The plan is possibly to breathe more life into one of the less well-known smartphones out there, and to maybe give the big-guns a run for their money. The processor has been upgraded, from 1.5GHz to 1.7GHz dual-core. It'll also run Android...

  • FNB adds new phones and lower prices to its device lineup

    South African bank FNB, known for these radio ads and well, banking has added the Samsung Galaxy Pocket to its range of smartphones and tablets. And why should we care? Because until now, FNB's list of devices, which it sells on its online banking website, have never been this cheap. Sure, there's the Blackberry Curve 8520 for R70 monthly but it's not really a smartphone we would recommend. The Galaxy Pocket though is a damn decent smartphone which does what it needs to do without breaking the bank. You see what we did there? FNB's also added a bunch of Acer...

  • Droid RAZR HD outed by wild tutorial videos

    The Droid RAZR HD has been teased like a two dollar hooker over the past weeks but now this YouTube user has gone and dumped a few videos detailing the ins and outs of yet another (probably) underwhelming smartphone from Motorola. The videos are all tutorials, but from what we've seen, it's a pretty standard Android 4.0 phone. Watch this: Early and most likely spot on rumours reckon that the phones runs a Snapdragon S4 CPU, rocks 720p screen and comes with LTE, which should be standard by now in all modern smartphones. Here's the funny part. Digging through the videos reveals not...

  • Galaxy Note II barely mentioned in crappy Samsung teaser video

    It's 38 seconds of nonsense. "When magical moments come alive", "such a small and light thing" says the video directed by Wim Wenders, a prolific German documentary maker. Cue happy shots of the sky, inject hipster sex appeal and boom, instant viral smash hit. There's a big door, a small door and then "everything becomes an inspiration". It's as crappy and misleading as Samsung's last teaser for the Galaxy S III. Lord help up. The video gives an inch though and sneaks out a video of a new S-pen, or the old one. Or whatever. We're not mind-readers. Samsung is...