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  • HTC will go ‘ultra pixel’ for new smartphone. Megapixel is so last year

    A new camera sensor, or should that be sensors, are the next big change in smartphone cameras if HTC's plans are anything to go by. Instead of having one 13 megapixel sensor, HTC plans to use three 4.3 megapixel sensors combined to give a much higher resolution sensor that will capture images in astounding detail and colour, according to Pocket-Lint. This is similar to Sigma's Foveon X3 sensor, and a very similar technology to the U.S. military spy drone that can capture images the size of 15 sq/miles in an incredible 1800MP. The camera in mobile phones was a major...

  • Huawei and Microsoft bring Windows Phone 8 to Africa

    Huawei and Microsoft have teamed up to produce a Windows-run smartphone exclusively available in Africa, reports the BBC. Launched today, the modified smartphone is part of the Microsoft 4Afrika initiative for what is considered one of the fastest growing technology markets in the world. The smartphone is a modified derivative of the Huawei Ascend W1 handset displayed at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last month, and sports a display of 4-inches with a resolution of 480 x 800, a dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon CPU, 4GB of internal storage and an exemplary stand by time of 480 hours. Prices have...

  • Team evasi0n’s iOS 6.x Jailbreak 95% ready to roll out

    Today is the day. Today is the glorious day iOS owners have waited for ever since the release of the iPhone 5 all those long months ago. The evasi0n iOS 6.0 and 6.1 Jailbreak is 95% ready to go, so at the very latest, we may be looking at an early Tuesday morning or late Monday release. The process will seemingly be a one-click ordeal, much like Absinthe was for the iPhone 4 and 4S. The process will apparently take “Five minutes of your time” and work on Linux, Mac OS X and Windows. Spoiled for choice, eh? Team evasion has...

  • HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook arrives with a large screen and a small battery

    Hewlett-Packard (HP) has just stifled the rumours by releasing the HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook, its first Chrome OS laptop. Is it big news? Yeah well sort of... it could be... it should be... if it were not for a joke of a battery. According to the Google Chrome Blog, the only real change from what is already available in the Samsung, Acer, and Lenovo Chromebooks, is the larger screen, sporting a LED-backlit 14-inch...

  • Vodafone show commitment to Windows Phone 8

    Windows Phone 8 devices will be available from 6 February in the UK via Vodafone. The Nokia Lumia 920, 820 and 620, as well as the HTC 8X and 8S (Vodafone calls it the 'new Windows Phone 8 army'), will be the new models that will take the move forward. With the Nokia Lumia 920 and the HTC 8X, Vodafone and Microsoft have two smartphones that can compete with the best in the high scale. The Lumia has the edge slightly with Nokia Maps, City lens, and it's PureView camera that "captures images like never seen before", yet the HTC...

  • Childproof your computer with the Ubuntu based StormFly

    StormFly, a 16GB USB 3.0 flash drive with a bootable version of Ubuntu, is a computer "safety" device aimed at the much younger computer savvy generation. While you could snigger a little at the description that it "is basically a PC on your wrist" (well it's not really is it), what it does could just be the stuff of dreams for parents and teachers and IT administrators. One thing that has always been...

  • Sony will reveal PlayStation 4 20 February

    For PlayStation lovers, the latest news from the PlayStation Blog has probably induced some crap-in-the-pants ooh's and aah's. If the YouTube video posted yesterday by Sony is anything to go by, then the new PlayStation 4 will be revealed on 20 February. That's less than 3 weeks away. As usual, Sony does not give much away in the video. It is something we have always seen from Sony, the masters of making...

  • iCade 8-Bitty is the sweetest little gamepad for mobile devices you’ll ever use

    Thinkgeek.com first gave us the iCade Arcade game controller for iPad, one of the coolest products of all time. Now, to sweeten the deal and bring some Nintendo joy back into our lives, we get the iCade 8-Bitty, an NES-styled Bluetooth controller that works for Android and iOS. It’s an excellent idea, as playing games with onscreen touch controls is to put it bluntly, crap. A physical controller is the only way to game. Imagine all those ported and emulated games on a proper controller. The mind boggles. 8-Bitty works on Android without any hacking required, but for iOS...

  • Dual core Intel smartphones to be showcased at Mobile World Congress

    Just a week after news of the Intel Yolo smartphone for the African market hit the internet, Intel has announced that it will be displaying Intel Android devices with a new dual core, dual graphics platform at the Mobile World Congress (MWC). The mobile showpiece takes place between 25 and 28 February in Barcelona, Spain. The company said in a release: "Specifically, Intel will showcase its latest smartphone technologies and devices running the...

  • BlackBerry 10 launches, RIM is renamed to BlackBerry

    Welcome back, RIM, or shall we say BlackBerry. CEO Thorstein Heins confirmed the rumours. Research In Motion has been renamed and will now be known as BlackBerry. We had a front-row seat to arguably one of the most anticipated mobile industry product launches in recent times. BlackBerry unleashed BlackBerry 10 today. BlackBerry held simultaneous launch events in Dubai, Toronto, London, Paris and Johannesburg with video being streamed live from New York. Although the Canadian smartphone maker had a hard time keeping details about its new flagship devices secret in the run-up to launch day, it still managed to reveal a...