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  • The new Sony Xperia Tablet Z: lo and behold it’s thinner than the iPad

    Steve Jobs may have coined the "thinner and lighter" idea and pushed extensively for it in the quest for perfection, but Sony it seems has decided to take it a little further. The new Xperia Tablet Z is the thinnest 10 inch tablet yet at 6.9mm thick (or lack thereof), according to Sony mobile's Japan-based blog (translated) dealing with mobile communications-related topics. That tops the previous catwalk anorexic tablet, the iPad mini, by just 0.3mm. Another first Sony is trying to strengthen the tablet with is the 8.1 megapixel camera, the first backside-illuminated sensor it’s put in a tablet. While...

  • This could be the HTC M7

    Rumours abound of HTC’s latest flagship smartphone, the M7. This site (and this one) were some of the first to publish pictures of the mystery 5-inch device and after much bickering between the sites, tipsters can now agree that is most likely the famed HTC M7. FCC free

  • Sony’s DualShock controller set to change after 16 years

    The old faithful Sony PlayStation DualShock controller, synonymous with PS consoles, could be at the end of its day. What has over the last 16 years become the iconic, almost worldwide, picture and design of a game console controller, could be changed for the upcoming PlayStation 4. Shock and horror. Yes that does sound a little over-the-top-romantic, but this game controller has been the only one of its kind to not change...

  • Almost affordable: Apple sells $1 439 refurbished Retina Display MacPros

    Yessir, Apple’s refurbished computer section at the Apple store now sells refurbished 13.3 inch Retina Display MacPro’s for US$1 439. Not only that, but two other 13.3 inch models as well. Here are the three computers now on sale. You may wonder, “is this news?” but yeah, this price range now places a Retina Display MacPro into a price range for us mere mortals.

  • Asus WL-330NUL is ‘world’s smallest USB wireless router’

    It was mentioned (albeit very briefly) in the official Asus press release (translated) for CES 2013, and during the show it went almost unnoticed. With such a small size, it was bound to. But the Asus WL-330NUL is the smallest wireless router yet at 65mm in length, weighs less than an ounce, is pocket-sized and allows you to use it on-the-go without power and plugs and wires lying around. Looking a lot like...

  • CST-01: a watch so thin you won’t even feel it on your arm

    Started as a Kickstarter concept, the CST-01 has amassed more than US$500 000 in funding since 8 January. At just 0.8mm thick and weighing in at just 12 grams, the watch is made from stainless steel. It has no buttons or knobs as it displays just the time. It charges in about 10 minutes with the accompanying base station and will last for about a month on a single charge. This...

  • Next-gen console madness from Sony and Microsoft

    How many years have we been speculating about the release of Sony and Microsoft’s next-gen consoles? Five years? Ten? How long have the rumours been flying around not only about their specs, but their names? PS4, Orbis, Xbox 720, Infinity, Durango, Loop -- we’ve heard them all. Let's be honest, we really don’t know much about these consoles at all, but we can speculate 'til the cows come home based on bits of information we gleaned while scouring the internet for official press releases. Let us begin with the PS4. Codename: Orbis The Latin name Orbis means “ring” or “circle” and coupled...

  • Further Exynos security updates being pushed OTA to Galaxy owners

    Just two weeks ago Gearburn reported on the security issue that affected Galaxy owners with Exynos processors (and probably other devices with the same processor) causing the device to open itself up to hacking. Samsung was quick to respond to users fears and delivered a patch to fix the problem, and today another patch is rolling out for the Galaxy Note II. The fix promises to "improves security and provides bug fixes". The...

  • Asus looks to Windows Phone OS for the next-gen Padfone

    Taiwanese PC maker Asustek Computer Inc. is apparently in talks with Microsoft could become the latest Asian manufacturer build a Windows Phone device. At this point it looks like the Padfone is the most likely device to get the Microsoft treatment. according to a Wall Street Journal report, vice president of mobile communication products at Asus Benson Lin said that Asus is "interested in making Windows Phones." While we can not really...

  • ZTE’s U956 phablet exposed

    Pictures of a possible bang-for-your-buck phablet from ZTE, called the U956, has been leaked on Sina Weibo. If an illustrious smartphone is not in your price range, this could be the more affordable option. It is not yet confirmed, but rumour has it that the device would sell for around US$240 when released. According to certain reports, the smartphone will pack a lot of the features that most of its well-known counterparts have....