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  • Grand Theft Auto V announced

    Open-world series Grand Theft Auto has announced its latest title,Grand Theft Auto V. On its official website, a trailer is promised on 2 November. Outside of this very little information about the new title is available. Fans have only the hastag "#GTAV" to hang on to as they patiently wait for the merest inkling of information. The Grand Theft Auto series is not without its spectacle and every game in the lengthy history of this violent, yet deeply enjoyable open-world extravaganza has sold millions of copies. What will we find in Grand Theft Auto V? Each series has been a touchstone of...

  • Samsung to award US$1 000 000 in prizes to best bada app developers

    Samsung is looking at budding bada 2.0 developers to "develop their best app yet". A global competition will reward the best bada app creator with prizes to the value of one million dollars. The competition is hosted at the bada development site and is now in its second year. The bada Power App Race will be the official launch of bada 2.0 for mobile app developers who are interested in creating software with the new SDK. Ten apps will be chosen, five gaming and five non-gaming. Developers who are willing to participate in this thrilling competition should register directly on the...

  • Never lost again. We review TomTom’s GoLive 1000

    Convergence is the combination of similar devices into a single platform. Digital cameras, books and GPS devices are products which now generally exist on smartphones like the Nokia N9 and the iPhone 4. The GPS in particular is at home on the touchscreen display and long battery life of the modern smartphone. So why then bother with a non-converged device? Why should I spend money on a GPS which only does one thing? You do it because the TomTom GoLive 1000 is one of the best navigation systems on the market and a must for your car. Designed well It's built to...

  • A decade of iPod

    Ten years ago, Apple released the first iPod to an unsuspecting public. It only took a decade for the iPod to become the world's number one media player and this week, the iPod celebrates ten years on top. Despite mixed reactions for Apple products, it is hard to deny the cold hard facts. Over 300-million iPods have been sold worldwide, with rivals such as the Zune, Sony Walkman and the multiple SanDisk players unable to knock the champion off the charts. Proof of its success shows in its design. To this day, the current 160GB iPod remains largely unchanged from...

  • Golden Joystick award winners crowned

    The superlative game of 2011 was awarded to Portal 2 at the Golden Joystick awards. The London Park Plaza was the venue for the glitzy event which saw hundreds of the year's best games competing for the coveted prizes. Portal 2, the mind-bending action-adventure from the creators of Half Life won "Ultimate Game". Creating portals, navigating a dying production plant and combating the hateful AI called "GlaDOS" turned out to be an experience that every gamer could sink their teeth into. While Portal 2 was crowned best game, there were no titles which managed to completely dominate the award show. Other notable...

  • Review: Living with the Motorola XOOM

    What is there left to say about the Motorola XOOM that you don’t already know? Released way back in February of this year in the US, it has finally found its way to African shores. There are literally hundreds of reviews of the Motorola XOOM by now, so instead of boring you with tedious minutiae, I'll try to convey just what it's like to welcome to XOOM into your home. A quick refresher course To recap, the XOOM was Motorola's first tablet, and the world's first tablet to run Google's Honeycomb tablet-specific OS. Even 8 months after its introduction, it still packs...

  • Win a Kindle e-Reader with Gearburn and Wantitall!

    THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. The Kindle is undoubtedly the world's leading eBook reader. Slick, intuitive and lightweight, the Kindle feels like a real book in your hand. The e-ink technology creates the look of a paperback novel and as such, the Kindle can be read in even the most glaring of light. The Kindle with ads can be yours, thanks to Wantitall and Gearburn! WantItAll.co.za is an online shopping site that has been bringing over 14-million products to the South African market, since June 2006. Want to win the Kindle e-Reader, valued at ZAR1500? Follow the instructions below to claim this...

  • Exploring the Tokyo Digital Content Expo

    The Digital Content Expo in Tokyo opened with a round of applause, from a pair of robotic hands clapping. The hands are called the Ondz and are part of one of the thousands of products on show at this awe-inspiring event. What makes the hands so special is that they are coated in organic flesh made from urethane, with the bone and joints casted in aluminium. When the two are combined, an “organic clapping motion” is created. Masato Takahash, creator of the hands said, "I want the audience to enjoy the creepy and surreal feelings this product gives as entertainment". Possible...

  • Lytro lets users shoot now, focus later

    Technology moves at a breakneck pace, with the digital camera seemingly being left behind to lap up the sloppy-seconds of digital innovations. New startup Lytro is hoping to change all that by "focusing" its efforts on creating a camera which lets people snap shots, adding in the focus later. Eight years of hard work has led innovator Ren Ng to the release of his product. His idea of "Shoot now, focus later” will be pushed to the extreme as eager buyers grab this advanced device. The funding for the startup, rumoured to be in the realm of US$50-million came from...

  • Review: The Samsung NP600 middling mid-range workhorse

    The Samsung NP600 is an entirely excellent notebook PC, which is to say about as special as a fried eggs on toast dinner. There's nothing wrong with it, plenty right, and even pretty tasty and filling. This guy is mostly anything you could want in a US$1000 midrange machine, plus top-notch build quality and a magnesium casing to protect the screen, supposedly able to take a small truck driving over it. Great gobs of horsepower, nice bright screen, looks damn snazzy in a matt black way. A massive rant is coming up about the dead end of current PC notebook...