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  • Pompous Samsung ad induces nausea

    Samsung says it has officially designed the Galaxy S III for humans. Mark it on your calendars folks; we get a genuine human oriented product here. What were it's other products designed for? Chimps and tortoises? Its first advertisement for the Galaxy S III is just plain awful. Targeted at the mentally handicapped is the only way I can think of to describe it. There’s no actual information, other than you will get married, have a child and the phone will wait for you to fall asleep. Then what? Does it sneak photos of your family sleeping to send...

  • iPhone 5: The ultimate rumour roundup

    We can taste the iPhone 5 now. It's been a long time coming, but 2012 could be the year of Apple's latest masterpiece. The Gear favours the iPhone 5 and has long been reporting on rumours that have leaked from camp Apple. Below is everything you need to know about the upcoming iPhone 5. iPhone 5 Next-gen iPhone ripped open, pictured, shamed -- 10 August It can only be speculated whether these parts are real, but they all fit together very nicely, don't they? Possible thinner battery for next iPhone could mean big things -- 10 August A thinner battery could mean a slimmer...

  • Ultra-fake jailbreak activator app sneaks into App Store, we say ‘avoid’

    Legal jailbreaking. Let that word roll off your tongue. Sadly, there ain't no such thing. Even this fake Cydia and Activator app which recently popped up in the ol' App Store aren't enough to convince us. Put plainly, these apps are scams, so avoid. What the hell were the apps doing on the App Store in the first place? A legal fake The Activator app, which promises: "How to use multitouch gestures in iPhone/iPod touch; How to change the way of accessing IPhone/iPod touch and How to assume custom buttons or custom gestures for original buttons," is nothing short of utter...

  • Reviewed: Acer Aspire S3 – beefy but boring

    The progress of technology is astounding. Every couple of years, computing power doubles. We keep packing more features into mobile devices. Features such as GPS, Accelerometers, Quad Core Graphics and resolutions so high you cannot distinguish the pixels anymore. My cellphone now has a faster processor than the Windows 7 machine I'm typing this review on. Notebook computers are getting lighter, faster and have more battery life than ever before. So you'd think that these days PC manufacturers would have figured out how not to f**k up the small things. Small things such as a basic build quality, input devices, speakers,...

  • Dream phone edition: The Swiss Army iPhone 5

    In a perfect world, what would you want on your iPhone? I’m not saying how much memory, or what size screen. I’m talking about perfect world outrageousness. Let’s get a bit unrealistic. 1. Zippo lighter For all those times when you need a lighter, a Zippo always works best. 2. Shockproof Quite an obvious and not too far-fetched feature; and one that everyone will want. Taking the cumbersome out of the usual shockproof designs would be key though. Apple could take a leaf out of Sony’s book with its Cybershot. I’m thinking titanium and polycarbonate. 3. Laser pointer Because, let’s face it,...

  • Rumoured: a US$199 Google Nexus 7 tablet to hit stores in July?

    We love a juicy piece of leaked info. And Google's possible Nexus 7 tablet is the juiciest fruit we've tasted in a long, long time. A "leaked" training document provides us with the deets: Rumour has it Here we go. First off, it'll be super cheap. At US$200, it's priced pretty much in line with other 7-inchers of it's ilk, such as the Kindle Fire. And of course, it'll run the latest Android 4.1, called Jelly Bean. Asus is the manufacturer, and the company plans to squeeze in a 1.3Ghz CPU, a GeForce GPU, a 1GB RAM and either 8GB (US$200)...

  • Stabbing beats touching with the Samsung Galaxy S III

    Anyone who can watch this video of the Galaxy S III being sliced without cringing deserves massive respect. Thanks Gorilla Glass. On iPhones, Nokias and most new Android phones, Corning's Gorilla Glass is the bastion of broken screens. This video though cuts deep, real deep. Magically, nary a scratch is left behind. This is probably the best ad for the Galaxy S III ever made. So yeah, try this at home kids but maybe stop when the phone is in more than one piece.

  • BlackBerry 10 series revealed: meet: L-Series, N-Series and the UI that keeps it together

    A teeny, tiny internal document has revealed the L and N-Series Blackberrys, code-named London and Nevada respectively. So here's Mr. L-Series: There's a 768x1280 screen res, 55mm wide and a 356 PPI screen. Shit! That beats the iPhone's Retina Display and HTC's One X. And here's Ms. N-Series: A 720x720 screen res, 52–53mm wide with a 330 PPI. Double shit, that still beats the iPhone. Interestingly, the N-series is the first BB 10 OS device to come with a QWERTY keyboard, it looks very Curve/Bold like as well. Anyway, L-Series is scheduled for some time in September, with N-Series rolling...

  • Things we dig: old-school Snake on Nokia’s Lumia

    Complete with green screen and everything, Snake is back! Developed by Willem Middelkoop for Nokia's Lumia smartphone range; it can be downloaded from Windows Phone Marketplace. The Lumia touch screen is transformed back to the early 2000s with an image of a 3310 on the screen to play on. For those that grew up in the ‘90s, it’s right in the childhood. Just like with the 3310, you use the 2, 4, 6 and 8 keys to move up, down, left and right. There is the option to play with a blank screen, or for those well rehearsed in Snake, there...

  • Google TV gets global launch

    Google TV, the bastion of internet players, lands in July. For users in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Netherlands, Brazil and Mexico, Google TV drops at the shit-hot price of US$200. So what is this precious gem? Google TV lets any boob-tube become an online-enabled wunderkind. Sony's teamed up with the internet giant to develop a set-top box that lets users browse the web, watch streaming videos and predictably, enjoy all the free porn our dirty minds can handle. But it's the remote that piques our interest. Dual-sided It's like a normal remote on one side, but flip it...