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  • 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...

  • It’s official: Droid RAZR is Motorola’s stunning new comeback

    Our predictions for the Motorola Droid RAZR were spot on it seems. Yesterday, Motorola teased a brand new RAZR, a smartphone will hopefully take on the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S II and iPhone 4S' of the world. The Droid RAZR is a beast of a phone, but we already spoke about the internals, so let's highlight the features which Motorola officially released. Not quite bulletproof When we mentioned that the RAZR is Kevlar-coated, dreams of utilising the phone as a makeshift nightstick swam around in our heads. In truth, the threaded Kevlar coating is on the backing plate of the...

  • Google serves up Ice Cream Sandwich, Galaxy Nexus

    Google gave its customers two launches in one when it unveiled its highly anticipated Ice Cream sandwich operating system, along with an all new smartphone, the Galaxy Nexus, which it says "takes the smartphone to beyond smart". The phone, developed in conjunction with South Korean technology giant Samsung, is also the first designed to run Android 4.0. "Beaming a video with a single tap or unlocking a device with only a smile sounds like science fiction. Now, you can actually do these things (and more) with a phone that fits in the palm of your hand", said Andy...

  • PS Vita US launch date confirmed, will ‘redefine traditional gaming’

    The United States and Latin America will receive the coveted PlayStation Vita on 22 February, 2012. That's according to Sony chief executive Jack Tretton. Tretton believes the "PlayStation Vita will redefine traditional boundaries of gaming and blur the lines between entertainment and reality". "Its launch will serve as a pivotal point in the history of portable gaming and create a new fan base of PlayStation gamers for generations to come," he said at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco. Features of the PS Vita include a five-inch multi-touch OLED screen and a pad on the back for "touch, grab,...

  • The Motorola Droid RAZR, now a reality

    Is the new Motorola Droid incoming? According to the video and countdown timer on the Motorola website and the recently released image of the Motorola Droid RAZR, the answer is yes. Expectations are high for this phone, seeing as it is one of the first to be released by the manufacturer since it was bought out by Google in August. Motorola teases that the phone is, "Faster, thinner smarter and stronger." Is this Motorola's answer to the iPhone and top of the range Android phones? Until 8pm tonight (Central African Time) the exact specifications of the Droid RAZR will remain a...

  • Warhammer 40K: Space Marine — A dumb game for smart gamers?

    The Warhammer 40 000 series has a go at a next-generation console title. But what does this mean for diehard fans of the series and Relic Entertainment's direction for the Warhammer Universe? "...We aim to make smart games for smart gamers" is part of Relic Entertainment’s philosophy. The Canadian developer behind the Warhammer 40 000 video games has finally taken a stab at stripping the strategy element the series is so well-known for, and finally put the gamer firmly in the action –-- in the shoes of a Space Marine. But why have Relic taken this direction, and does the...

  • iPhone 4S grey market booming in Hong Kong

    Hong Kong’s iPhone 4S fans eagerly snapped up Apple's latest smartphone offering this weekend, with some paying six times the phone's retail value. Dealers had managed to secure grey imports of the much-anticipated Apple product, as the iPhone 4S is not yet on sale in Hong Kong. Apple released the iPhone 4S in seven countries across the globe. Hong Kong dealers, therefore, had to snag models from countries such as Japan and Australia. The imported iPhone 4S' retail from between HK$10 000 and HK$12 000 or US$1 300 to US$1 500 on the grey market. In the US,...

  • iPhone sales boom as world mourns Steve Jobs

    Following the death Apple founder and visionary Steve Jobs, Apple products are selling in their droves, with opening sales of the iPhone 4S ranking in the millions. Fans have been camping out and stores have been mobbed as eager buyers lined up to purchase Jobs' last iPhone. In Silicon Valley, meanwhile, tech gurus, celebrities and politicians alike arrived on Sunday to pay tribute to the late Steve Jobs at a private memorial service in Stanford University. Security was tight as coordinated teams alongside local police officers ushered invited guests into the main campus hall. Guests who walked the candle-lined path from...

  • Are you ready for some Ice Cream Sandwich?

    As you may have heard, Google is on the verge or releasing its blend of Gingerbread (phone OS) and Honeycomb (tablet OS) and will be the search giant’s most ambitious OS to date. Android, as an OS, is very fragmented and this is Google consolidating. This would've come on 11 October, but out of respect to Steve Jobs and Apple, Google and Samsung (manufacturer of the new Nexus handset) decided to postpone the event indefinitely. We've not lost hope, though; pretty sure we won’t have to wait too long. So, what is Ice Cream Sandwich all about? Let's take...

  • Japan and Australia first to get iPhone 4S

    Australia and Japan were the first countries to receive the new iPhone 4S, with eager fans queuing in their hundreds to get their hands on the latest Apple device. At both Sydney and Japan's biggest iPhone stores a carnival-like atmosphere prevailed, with Apple fans recording and uploading their experiences via various iDevices including iPads and iPod touches. One young customer waited three days to get his hands on the iPhone 4S, saying "It feels amazing, it is one of the greatest feelings in the world so far". Another lamented the passing of Steve Jobs. “I did it...