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  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 hands-on review: supersize me

    Fed up with the likes of Apple and Google stealing its tablet thunder, Samsung has launched the latest in its stylus-powered range. TechRadar nabbed a decent chunk of hands on time with the new device, and it's clear that the tablet is different from the rest of the larger devices Samsung has on offer, taking most of its design cues from the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2. Clad in the familiarly light polycarbonate, the device brings a smaller form factor that's designed to be held in one hand. But like the iPad mini before it, the...

  • Sony UK boss says PS4 console ‘not the most important thing’

    Anyone who watched the live-stream of the PS4 launch last week, may have noticed a lack of what we deem important. Namely the PS4 console itself. While games, the new controller and the UI were on full show, the PS4 was absent. Sony UK president Fergal Gara calls this "not the most important thing”. Here’s what else Gara said, and what we think of his statement. Videogamer.com tracked Gara down and discussed his issue regarding the lack of a PS4 console. There was a bit of cynicism over 'we didn’t see the box' and that kind of stuff, 'we don't know quite...

  • Audi sheds light with Matrix LED headlamps

    Picture this: you're driving at night on a long and rather pleasant section of deserted road, and all of a sudden some character drives past thinking you have super vision and won't be blinded by their car's brights. Happens all the time, right? Audi has set about to put an end to this... although it has to get past America to do it. The LED headlight is practically Audi's trademark. Each of its cars have their own signature design, which shows up at night when the lights are on. If you're a car nerd, you can probably spot whatever vehicle...

  • Huawei Ascend P2 hands-on review: possibly the world’s fastest phone

    Last year Huawei gave us the world's slimmest and the world's most powerful smartphones in the form of the Ascend P1 S and Ascend D Quad, and now the Huawei Ascend P2 has stolen the "world's fastest smartphone" crown. In short, Huawei loves a good record breaker (which means it willabsolutely love TechRadar), probably due to the fact it generates additional hype around its smartphone launches. The Chinese firm is firmly setting its sights on the mid- and high-end of the mobile market as it tries to shake off the budget tag it's developed for itself over recent years. It all started at CES 2013 when the Ascend...

  • Samsung to unveil Galaxy S IV 14 March [updated]

    Update: It’s official, this is the invite for the Samsung Unpacked event. It starts at 19:00 EST, which is 02:00pm for everyone in South Africa. Join us live as we blog what will be the launch of yet another excellent Samsung device. Samsung has said it will release the Galaxy S IV in New York 14 March, according to a Reuters report. The launch will take place in New York, at a “Samsung Unpacked” event as Sammy is now dubbing it. Samsung Electronics' mobile division chief JK Shin says that the company has been inundated with requests from US mobile...

  • Samsung HomeSync is the Apple TV we craved [MWC]

    This is perfect: Apple TV can suck on some fear with the introduction of Samsung’s HomeSync, a JellyBean-powered media centre unveiled today, only hours before its “official” launch at Mobile World Congress 2013. As usual, here’s all you need to know about this new media hub. Thanks to Cnet, we know that the HomeSync is a media center, with HDMI out and a neat party trick: it’ll connect with other (Samsung) products via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. This trick also works in reverse and Samsung mobile device owners can beam content from their phones to the big screen. HomeSync is powered by...

  • McLaren reveals the dangerously powerful P1 engine

    High horsepower outputs are all the rage these days; with hatchbacks boasting 300bhp and saloons 500bhp; hearing about supercars with astronomical power outputs is not new. But when you hear the power figure McLaren says its P1 will have, you can’t help but smile. McLaren isn't messing about with this car, it’s out for blood. Nine-hundred and three. That’s how many. And if you have to ask ‘what’, then you shouldn't know. Sure, there are cars with more power, like the all-conquering Bugatti Veyron, but there’s something about a McLaren with 903bhp that tickles my senses. It’s probably because of...

  • Google launches Chromebook Pixel, a $1 300 curiosity

    It was rumored that Google would bring out another Chromebook, and it has. Google’s launched the Pixel, a US$1 300 laptop with a 12.85-inch display,  a 2560×1700 touchscreen, an i5 CPU and a free terabyte of cloud storage for three years, care of Google Drive. The price above is for WiFi only, lord knows how much the LTE version will cost. Techcrunch reports that the Pixel will soon launch with LTE , and partnered with Verizon users will get an astonishing 100Mb a month for a two-year period. Pity there isn't a sarcastic font for astonishing, as it’s a pathetic amount. It’s...

  • PIXEL is interactive LED art lovingly controlled by Android devices

    Pixel art is making a coming back with this neat little frame created by Al Linke called  PIXEL. This creation is an interactive picture frame that displays pixel art and animations via LED’s hidden behind a two way mirror. The idea formed on Kickstarter and has far surpassed it’s initial goal of US$8000. PIXEL is on US$43 779. With different models, the basic display is made up of 512 or 1024 LEDs. The images are created by the brightness and colours of each LED changing, almost like Lite Brites. The pictures and animations are controlled by Free Android apps...

  • PS4 exposed: red-hot next-gen action

    Recap Sony did not show the PS4 console, demoed the new touch controller, an “always on” interface, a quick look at the new UI, a bunch of games, confirmed Diablo 3 for PS4 (wow) and slated a “Holiday 2013” release date. "The most personalized gaming experience available today... the most powerful platform ever,” said Andrew House, CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment. These were his final words before he revealed the Playstation 4 (but not the console). The future of gaming First up, the leaks were correct as usual. The new Dualshock controller has a touchpad and is now smaller than the PS3 controller,...