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  • Meet the Lumia 620: Nokia’s $249 WP8 powered smartphone

    Nokia unveiled its latest Windows Phone 8 offering at Le Web in Paris earlier today. The Finnish manufacturer says this newest addition to its smartphone lineup is designed to appeal to younger consumers. Key aspects in the 620's design has seen Nokia "softening the roundness and radius of the product" in an attempt to create a more tactile and organic feel, according to the company's Executive Vice President of Design, Marko Ahtisaari. Specs for the Lumia 620 include a 3.8-inch WVGA display supported by a Qualcomm S4 processor clocked at 1Ghz and 512MB RAM. Other features see the Lumia 620 fitted...

  • Lumia 920T now finally available for sale in China

    After some rumours and speculation earlier in the year, Nokia announced that the new Lumia 920T will be available in China before the end of the year. Spec wise, users can expect the same as its predecessor, with a 4.5-inch 1280x768-pixel PureMotion HD+ display, optical image-stabilising 8.7-megapixel Carl Zeiss autofocus camera, 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor and 1GB RAM. Where it will differ however is network support for TD-SCDMA, China Mobile’s unique 3G standard, as well as TD-LTE, the protocol that the country is using for its 4G network. This could put the former leader in mobile phones back on the...

  • Wii U gets second system update, offers ‘further improvements’

    Today, Nintendo’s Wii U gets its second system update since launch. This is update 2.1.0 U. What’s the update for? "Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.” says Nintendo.

  • The Kuratas mega robot: Mechwarrior revisited

    Bringing back memories of the popular Mechwarrior PC game and the cargo loader from Aliens, the Kuratas is a 4 tonne mech robot designed by Kogoro Kurata who got tired of Asimo and the tiny politically correct robots we have today. "When I was a kid, I thought there were going to be giant robots in the future. But no matter how long I waited, people were only able to make small robots, like Asimo. Eventually, I thought 'I can’t wait anymore,' and set out to make one myself," Kurata said. After nearly three years of hammering, welding and coding...

  • HP Elitebook Revolve is a Windows 8 laptop with a twist

    HP has pulled the covers off its latest Windows 8 laptop offering, the Elitebook Revolve. This new Elitebook features a 180-degree rotating touch display to convert it from laptop to tablet. It's described by HP as a product specifically designed for the business orientated user. This is not the first time we've seen such an offering from HP, with the Elitebook series of laptops having been around since 2008. The Revolve does however pack a host of new internal components. It's available in all of Intel's Core processor flavours, supported by a 256GB SSD and 4GB RAM, with an option...

  • Windows Phone Store sits at 120k apps as WP8 deemed ‘success’

    Windows Phone Store has seen steady growth in the amount of published apps available for WP users. Windows Phone Senior Platform Designer, credited this to the release of Windows 8 in November this year. He went on to tweet that the Store has experienced over 100% increase in both developer revenue and app download rate. If you build it, they will come. 100%+ increase in WP developer revenue & app downloads since WP8 launch in Nov. #wpdev, #windowsPhone — Todd Brix (@toddbrix) December 1, 2012   This points to the strong initial showing that WP8 has had, a fact that Microsoft can take...

  • Edge AIO is a 100% American-made Windows 8 all-in-one PC

    Wave that flag proudly, USA. Although Windows 8 has been touted as a touch-centric OS best experienced on a tablet, Velocity Micro believes that its Edge All-in-one desktop PC is the perfect companion for Microsoft's new OS. Velocity Micro proudly flaunts the Edge's fully configurable features as well as being 100% American-made. Each and every Edge AIO is designed and assembled in the US. Let's see what the Edge AIO is packing. It features a 23.6-inch 1080p backlit LED display, consumers will also have the option of Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 processors. The Edge AIO is also fitted with...

  • Samsung Mobile Beam projector: a little novelty, not much else

    The Samsung EAD-R10 Mobile Beam Projector is a nifty new device that compliments the Galaxy line of devices and is only compatible with devices that support MHL/HDMI . Displaying video and images at a resolution of 640x360 and with a brightness of 20 lumens will probably not get you ooh's and aah's, but imagine if you had to carry around the usual building brick sized projectors we're all used to. Some might say that it's a novelty item, and for the most part they would be correct. Yet as a pure accessory it could well just be the thing to...

  • Steam’s Big Picture mode now live and kicking globally

    For gamers, this is important news. Steam’s console-like experience, Big Picture, is now available in all countries. Steam is a content delivery platform for gamers, and Big Picture mode turns the interface into a TV-friendly experience. Big Picture has been in Beta for ages now, and today it enters the proving ground as gamers globally switch over to a console-like experience. With Big Picture, a console becomes the primary form of input,...

  • iPhone 5 set to hit SA, China, UAE and others 14 December

    Behold, it beckons to thee Here’s the news the rest of the world was waiting for: Apple’s iPhone 5 will launch (again) globally from 14 December. We’ve listed the countries that are lucky enough to get Apple’s super-slim and ultra-sexy iPhone 5, below. December 14 Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Ecuador, Grenada, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kuwait, Macedonia, Malaysia, Moldova, Montenegro, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela. December 21 Barbados, Botswana, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Egypt, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Niger,...