Android, Mobile Phones, Reviews

Alcatel One Touch Pixi review: cheap, cheery and useful

Alc lead There’s something refreshing about the Alcatel One Touch Pixi. It’s a feature-rich phone that packs a great deal into its small frame, and by skimping on bells and whistles, it costs about as much as a trip to the supermarket. Indeed, at R550, this is one of the best value buys I can remember reviewing. There’s definitely a market for this sort of smartphone too. For instance, an elderly grandparent – one who’s scared of spending money on technology (ooh, what ...

Gadget News, News

Hollywood-inspired US Military project developing ‘Iron Man’ supersuit

iron man In a move that'll make Marvel fanboys squeal with delight and others sigh in utter disbelief, the US government is reportedly recruiting the help of Hollywood special effects masters to build a fully functioning Iron Man-like suit. Legacy Effects, the special effects team that brought the world cinematic marvels like Pacific Rim, Life of Pi and Iron Man among others, has been hired by the US Military to co-develop what is dubbed Project TALOS (or Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit). It ...

Games, Nintendo

What these kids say of the 1989 Game Boy is priceless, funny and a bit sad

game boy Yes, we know it's yet another "people react" video, but the nostalgia is strong with this one. Remember the original Nintendo Game Boy and its non-touch green 'n white screen? These kids don't. We watched this yesterday, but the kids reactions are only sinking in now, and we feel old. The Fine Bros. places an original 1989 Game Boy in the hands of various pre-teen kids as they try to figure out what exactly the hell it is. The commentator walks ...


Sony makes duckfacing official with Xperia C3, the first selfie smartphone

xpera c3 2 The (Oxford-approved) word "selfie" is a dirty one here at Gearburn, and conjures up images of tweens duck-facing and older people posing as they attempt to squeeze out the last remnants of their youth, and self-respect. Selfies are now also a marketable gimmick as Sony's Xperia C3 demonstrates its powers as the worlds most powerful selfie-phone. Sony's just launched the Xperia C3, its first PROselfie smartphone with a 5MP front-facing camera and loads of apps aimed at the posing majority. It comes in ...

News, smartwatches, Wearable technology

Arrow’s spywatch has 360-degree rotating 8MP camera, wireless charging

arrow smartwatch Arrow Technologies has joined Motorola, Samsung and LG in the premium smartwatch fight, announcing their iteration of the now ubiquitous connected wristwear. But it's differentiating feature is a crafty 8MP 360° rotating snapper. Concentrating more on exuding a classic, understated aesthetic, the Arrow smartwatch does look more like a traditional timepiece than its current Android Wear-based counterparts. It has a round face, much like the Moto360, but it lacks the metallic rim bordering the face itself. Initial images would suggest that the ...

BlackBerry, News

BlackBerry Passport the ‘IMAX of productivity’ says ever-hopeful company

Passport lead BlackBerry may be onto something square, according to company blog Inside BlackBerry. The company, which has long since been scrubbed from relevancy, is hoping that its latest phone, the BlackBerry Passport, will reignite buyers once more. With a "unique 4.5 inch square screen", can the BlackBerry Passport make us actually want to own a BlackBerry phone again? BlackBerry naturally says "yes" and according to them, we've been stuck in a rectangular world without even realising it. The BlackBerry Passport is "a ...


Philips E-line and P-line monitor review: widescreen gaming wonders

phil small Interestingly, I’ve never given much thought towards purchasing a Philips monitor. Not because I wasn’t aware of the fact that they made them, but because I normally tend to go for brands that I have experience with, and which I know give me good quality and performance. Samsung, Acer and Sony are my go-to brands and while I know that there are other monitors, I've just never given them the time of day. Luckily, I was given the chance to review ...


WiFi-controlled drug delivery microchip could be ultimate morning-after pill

drugs The future of female contraception, diabetes and practically any condition that requires timed injections is a no-nonsense, automated injection system embedded in a tiny WiFi microchip no bigger or thicker than a MicroSD card. It's installed under the skin and, once active, eliminates many of the worries associated with chronic medications. It's not a far-flung future gadget either, and is coming 2018 reports CNET, which also mentions that its first use will be for contraceptives, and is being championed by Bill ...

Games, News

‘Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture’ screenshots are next-gen goodness

EGTTR The Chinese Room, maker of indie darling Dear Esther and Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, has tweeted a new image of its upcoming stunner, Everybody's Gone to the Rapture. These images have been captured from a PS4 game running the CryEngine, evidently. "This story begins with the end of the world," says the official site. Gamepur also reports that Everybody's Gone to the Rapture will feature six characters based in the village of Shropshire, each with a unique storyline which unfolds "during the apocalypse". The ...


Nokia Lumia 1525 could release on T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon

Nokia-Lumia-1520 The Lumia family's about to get a lot bigger, in potentially more ways than one. Nokia's upcoming Lumia 1525 will be launching on T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon, according to @evleaks. Unlike the recent rumours suggesting a "Nokia by Microsoft" Android-powered phone's imminent arrival, this particular model will be loaded with Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1. It will also sport an upgraded Snapdragon 801 SoC, and will likely slot ahead of the 1520 in the Lumia pecking order. The Lumia 1525 from Nokia by ...


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