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  • 15 techy things we’re giving thanks for this Thanksgiving [Gallery]

    It's Thanksgiving again after an exciting but long year in the tech sphere. Although down here in South Africa we love our turkey as much as any North American, we normally wait until 25 December to pop them on the "braais" and enjoy a family meal. However, we also know how to give thanks for the brilliant things and moments in life. This year has been particularly kind to the technology industry -- journalists, consumers and companies alike. There have been landmark gadget releases, like Apple's iPhone 6, Google's next iteration of the Nexus series and Nvidia's range of Tegra-based mobile devices....

  • Oppo N1, our phone of the moment [gallery]

    "Technology that we take for granted has fundamentally changed the way we live. And that’s the way it should be. Technology should innovate and push mankind forward. However, innovation in smartphones has stopped. Every year, smartphones become slightly faster, with slightly larger screens, and get slight design changes. These things have been confused with innovation. With the N1, we threw away all preconceptions. We boldly returned to the core reason to why technology should exist. To improve life, to innovate, and to change things for the better." These words, etched into the homepage of Oppo, marks the introduction of the N1, the...

  • Take a closer look at the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX and new HD 7″ [photos]

    We wrote about Amazon's brand-new Kindle lineup earlier today: the Fire HDX 7" and 8.9" and the revamped Fire HD 7". Right now though, we've got a gallery that outlines some of the hottest and coolest features of each tablet. In our opinion, the fact that the Fire HD only costs R1390 (US$139) is a definite highlight. At this price-point, and with this hardware, it's hard to see how it's not going to fly off the shelves. Enjoy the gallery below, and look forward to these tablets, coming from October. [burngal title = "The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9-inch and 7-inch...

  • These beautiful ‘iPhone Lite’ images would’ve made Steve Jobs smile

    Brains hurt and eyes melt when good, nay great pieces of concept art are crapped onto the internet. We lose out collective minds, especially if the world “iPhone” is attached to it. And that’s today’s story, a bunch of nifty concept renders of Apple’s rumoured "iPhone Lite” as 3D artist Martin Hajek calls it. It’s a better name than “crap and plastic iPhone” we suppose. Hajek created these concept renders based on the latest images, renders and leaked shots that have been doing the rounds over the past couple of months. He’s even gone as far as to release the...

  • Missed the PS4 announcement? Here’s everything you need to know (and see)

    Sony took the wraps off its PlayStation 3 successor at E3 today. The PlayStation 4 will be priced at US$399 and will arrive in time for the holiday season. While Sony touted its media catalogue, the PlayStation 4 announcement sharply contrasted the that of its arch nemesis, the Xbox One. Instead, Sony came out guns blazing with a sharp focus on upcoming PS4 titles, indie games and its cloud-based game streaming service powered by Gaikai. Vita Jack Tretton President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America said that PlayStation Vita's catalogue had grown to 125 games and that another 85,...

  • 18 of the most awesome geeky gadget cases and skins we found on Society 6

    Over in the awesome corner of the web, populated with things like Grumpy cat and videos of dancing robots, lives a site called Society 6. If you're looking to give your iSomething or Galaxy S4 a little more personality, it's a good place to start. The site accepts contributions from hundreds of thousands of artists around the world, who submit their designs and photographs which are then transformed into everything from t-shirts to pillow cases to framed prints and gadget cases. The crowdsourced art portal / online store takes care of the production and distribution of the product, the artists...

  • Top 6 best gaming phones of 2013

    Gamers enjoy playing on the go and that means using a smartphone with features that enhance gameplay. Screens have become enormous, and mobile processors have leaped from single-core to octa-core. There’s nothing really holding back mobile games, but it takes a powerful smartphone to produce titles such as Infinity Blade II for iOS. Here’s a lineup of the top six mobile phones all packed with must-have features for gamers everywhere. If you just can't stand going a day without a good game of Bug Village, Tower of Saviors...

  • 7 apps your creepy stalker could be using right now

    Cyberstalking is an invasion of privacy, a terrible outlet for some desperate individuals and above of all, a crime. Those who use the internet to track and harass others are a cowardly lot, and because of rapid advances in location-based technologies, stalking innocent users online is a scarily easy affair. The most popular apps we use such as Google, Facebook, Twitter and many more can be used by others to follow you. Apps such as the ones listed below. Please note that we are in no way advocating stalking or will teach anyone how to hack into other users devices....

  • 12 classic gadgets that will leave you feeling nostalgic

    With additional reporting by Steven Norris For those of us who grew up in the 80s and 90s, it's sometimes difficult to look back at the gadgets that were hailed as so cutting edge when we were children without thinking, “Holy crap did I really carry that around in my pocket?” Our smartphones, our consoles, our televisions, everything we use today is so much sleeker, slimmer, smarter, that it's difficult to believe that once upon a time, we used to get by without them. And so here is a list. Of awesome, clunky, old-fashioned gadgets that I loved. Once upon a time. [burngal...

  • 10 films that would make incredible games

    If you’re reading this post, chances are you are a big fan of both video games and films. When I was doing research for this article I found that many of my favourite films already have a game version but most of them simply suck. They were either rushed through production to take advantage of the hype of the film or created as merely an add-on to the movie. I think if film-to-game transitions were created to stand on their own two feet, we might have had some more excellent games on our shelf. Here is a list of...