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  • Samsung Galaxy Note launches in South Africa

    The Samsung Note has been officially unveiled across the world and in South Africa. George Ferreira, Head of Mobile, for Samsung launched the Galaxy Note calling it "a new product category which fits between tablet and smartphone". The Samsung Galaxy Note is a behemoth of a smartphone, 5.3 inches of HD Super AMOLED screen which is begging to be explored. The 1.4GHZ dual core processor ensures that the Note is the fastest mobile phone in the world. 21MBS HSDPA support delivers lightening fast internet and the 8MP camera provides pixel perfect shots. Samsung is proud of features such as the embedded...

  • The Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard: A tactile joy

    You are now reading the best keyboard review ever written, bar none. Welcome to the world of the Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard, the K750. Deep in the recesses of my mind, I mused on the possibilities of such a device. No batteries, no wires, oodles of comfort. Impossible. But this review hinges on the impossible notion of true, infinitely charged wireless power, flipping it on its head to create the K750. Almost too comfortable Firstly, the keyboard's levels of comfort in terms of speed, responsiveness and weight are spot on. Its 7.5MM thin, weighs in at just over a kilogram and...

  • Uncharted 3 drops for eager PS3 players

    Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is the third and final chapter in the Playstation 3's Uncharted series, ending the trilogy off on a high note. For US$60, a globetrotting adventure awaits the PS3 console owner and reviews are already exceptionally positive. Sony Computer Entertainment VP of marketing Scott Steinberg noted the leaps Uncharted 3 takes. "Naughty Dog once again takes a leap forward in cinematic gaming. Not only does Uncharted 3 deliver an impressive blend of interactive game play and stunning graphics, Naughty Dog has weaved an inspiring and personal story with genuinely relatable characters". For the plot of the latest Uncharted, treasure...

  • iPhone 4S to land in more countries come 11 November

    Apple says that the latest iteration of its smash-hit smartphone, the iPhone 4S, will go on sale in more countries later in Asia, Europe and Central America later in November. The Cupertiono-based tech giant says the phone will be available in Albania, Armenia, Bulgaria, El Salvador, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Malta, Montenegro, New Zealand, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Romania and South Korea from 11 November. The 4S will be available for pre-order a week before then in these same countries with the exceptions of Albania, El Salvador, Guatemala, Malta, Montenegro and Panama. It is Apple's intention that the phone be available...

  • Making the iPad keyboard relevant with the TouchFire

    Typing on the iPad is not without its faults. An onscreen keyboard minus the tactical feedback of each keystroke has never been ideal, but is workable after a few days of trial and error. Why bother with the hassles of Apple's virtual keyboard when a hardware solution works so well? Options are sparse though, and costly. Why bother with a complicated, foldout nightmare when the TouchFire can ease your pains with its hassle-free, lightweight solution. The design is simplicity itself. TouchFire slips over the iPad (any version), magnetically connects itself to the sides of the device and claims to deliver a...

  • Battlefield 3 conquers charts, sells five million copies

    War has a new face. Battlefield 3, the online multiplayer orientated follow-up to Battlefield: Bad Company 2 has become Electronic Arts' fastest selling title of all time, with over five-million copies being sold since its October launch. According to EA, Battlefield 3 has generated well over US$500 million in revenue. Single player, co-op online and an evolutionary multiplayer mode has rocketed Battlefield 3 up the charts, eclipsing popular stalwarts Batman: Arkham Asylum and Just Dance 2. EA vice president, Patrick Soderlund lauded Battlefield 3’s success, saying: "From Tokyo to Los Angeles, Sydney to London, millions of fans have been playing all...

  • Help! My console’s a PC

    The first game I can remember playing was Pong on a console of some description, whose name escapes me, that my favourite Aunt bought in Saudi Arabia, of all places. It was a fun distraction, but I wouldn’t say it was the tipping point that led me into a life of pixels and midi audio. The hook that got me gaming regularly was the Atari_2600 that my parents bought me and my brother -- oddly enough again bought in Saudi Arabia -- and that consumed large portions of the summer of 1985. I still wouldn't consciously identify my self...

  • Samsung to introduce flexible smartphones, tablets by 2012

    Flexible screens have been knocking around trade shows and gadget events for ages now. It took Samsung, one of the world's most successful electronic developers to make it a palatable reality. Last week, Samsung said that it is aiming to have tablets and mobile phones with flexible displays by 2012. Following on the monumental success of the Galaxy S II, which has sold well over ten million phones in half a year, Samsung is now well on its way to manufacturing a flexible screen for the masses and is spurred on by its own success. Despite its operational profit soaring almost...

  • Foxconn to mass produce robots

    Controversial Taiwanese tech giant Foxconn has announced plans to mass produce industrial robots as part of its efforts to cope with labour shortages and rising wages. The project, which is initially forecast to cost the Taiwan-based Hon Hai Precision Industry Tw$6.7-billion (US$223-million), was unveiled Saturday when Terry Gou, chairman of the conglomerate, broke ground for the construction of a research and development unit in Taichung, central Taiwan. "The investment marks the beginning of Hon Hai's bid to build an empire of robots," the Central Taiwan Science Park authorities said in a statement. Foxconn plans to make the investment through Hon Hai's subsidiary...

  • PES 2012: Off the pitch winner or on the pitch failure?

    How does Konami's latest football title fare against its arch-rival, and will it convert new followers to the long-running series? If you are a soccer fan, and you like video games, even just a little bit, you’ve probably heard of the EA Sports FIFA series and Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) series. Five years ago it was easy to differentiate between the two. Fifa was always the Britney Spears of soccer games; easy to pick up and play, easy on the eye, and catered to adolescents. PES on the other hand, was a soccer simulation. It was slower, more realistic and...