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  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 review roundup

    Smack dab in the middle of the Samsung/Apple court case where Apple is accusing Samsung of copying its iPad, Samsung has released its successor to the said copy of the iPad: The Galaxy Note 10.1. Perhaps not the best timing, Samsung? Either way, here is a roundup of the reviews from around the web. The Verge - For such a large screen and for the market in which the Note is placed, Samsung really should have upped the ante and given the Note a screen to be proud of. The Verge had this to say: "it’s nowhere close to matching...

  • Kickstarter-funded mPrinter is a pocket-friendly thermal printing dream machine

    This is hot. Printing has most definitively fallen out of favour among the geek crowd. Paper, ink, bulky machines, screw that noise. If it's not convenient, cute of ultra-hipster, it ain't going to fly in this modern world of ours. Enter mPrinter, the palm-sized thermal printer that prints "dynamic snippets of information" or outside of PR-speak, it's a re-purposed receipt printer with the power to print whatever the hell we want. Fully financed This man, Andy Muldowney offered his idea and soul up to Kickstarter and happily for Muldowney, mPrinter's been fully financed well past his humble goal of...

  • Windows Siri alternative Ask Ziggy aims for iOS and Android

    Every OS has its own Siri-like service. Windows has Ask Ziggy, and soon Android and iOS users will be able to ask it questions too. Windows is only the beginning, next, the world. It can answer most questions that you throw at it, besides things like, "what's the meaning of the answer '42'?" But now, sources have found that with a generous injection of US$5 million from an undisclosed multinational corporation, it is looking at expanding into Apple and Android territory within Q3. With the deadline looming, developers will be hard-pressed to produce a product that will work properly in...

  • Brookstones Pocket Projector — a quirky little iPhone toy

    The Brookstones Pocket Projector. I guess if you’ve got money to burn, really need some novelty aspect to your tech life and love only Apple, then this is (almost) the projector you’ve been looking for. That’s if you can find it, literally. It’s so small you could be forgiven for sitting on it, or losing it along with your car keys and the illusive pair of socks that only your wife can find for you. I’m not sure how many people will feel the urge to suddenly whip out the iPhone and start projecting, but for emergency meetings or keeping the kids...

  • 9 Supercars from around the world you’ve never heard of

    When someone says supercar, the first place you think about is Italy. It's simple -- Italy makes the best supercars, and a hell of a lot of them too. So what happens when Poland, or say, Mexico decides to try their hands at building a thrill machine? From Poland: Arrinera Hussarya What a ghastly name, and yet what a beautiful body. It has something of a Lamborghini-cross-Tesla thing going for it. There's more than a touch of Italian in there: the body for one, and the name sounds like the new Pagani Huarya. Now who in their right mind would...

  • HTC One X South African users get Android 4.0.4 update

    "Within a week or so", the Android 4.0.4 update lands for South Africa HTC One X owners.  So what's in store? There's Ice Cream Sandwich, an "improved Sense experience" which delivers a map menu function to the recent app key, beefed-up tab management via a dedicated tab switching button, and new features for the camera such as white balance and continuous auto-focus. What else? There's tweaks to the memory and improved platform stability. Finally, there's now a single sign-in for Facebook which keeps users social details tied across all applications. Kind of like how iOS 5 does it. For the ultra-lord geek developer, SDK...

  • Foldable car from MIT and Spain set for 2013 launch

    Is the Smart Fortwo too big for you? Are you having trouble finding a parking in the heavily congested city you call home? MIT has decided to solve this problem. With help from Basque businesses and the Spanish government, MIT has developed an affordable foldable car to combat city congestion. There are many city-cars about these days to fight the good fight, but none that have the capability to minimise. It's a great trick, and makes parking spaces especially easy to find. Once you're ready to park after a leisurely drive, the back end slides up into the front, making it...

  • Get out of town! SimCity World coming soon

    Ok, I know it's not Uncharted or God of War but I am having an "Ermergerd" moment at the new Simcity World trailer. SimCity the insanely popular city-building simulation video game Maxis has been revamped for architectural awesomeness. The objective of SimCity is simple, build and design a city. You can mark out specific areas such as commercial, industrial, or residential, add buildings, change the tax rate, build a power grid, build transportation systems and take many other actions, in order to enhance the city. SimCity World is something special though, before you built a city now you can build...

  • Next iPhone innards could actually be real

    It's a bit ridiculous how many new iPhone parts have been leaked -- or supposably leaked -- onto the web. And who's to say that they are real, and not just hyped-up fakes just to get the internet community going crazy? iFixYouri has kindly made a diagram of how all the leaked parts fit onto the leaked motherboard. How kind. Most interestingly, though, is that all the parts fit onto the board. This means either that they are in fact real parts, or Apple has leaked out the wrong parts on purpose, in order to keep the real iPhone super...

  • Gamescom 2012 — Sony and Capcom deliver the goods

    Gamescom 2012 is no E3, but it is a decent opportunity for the gaming behemoths to strut its stuff. Most surprisingly, titles usually reserved for E3 will be shown to the public tomorrow, when Gamescom 2012 officially kicks off. We've dug up the most interesting gaming news, so waste not your time and dig up the info below. It begins with Capcom, which outside of Devil May Cry, Lost Planet 6, and Resident Evil 6 announced Remember Me, a bland-looking title that has plenty in common with Assassins Creed and every other game, ever. Have a look at this. Really, Capcom?...