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NZ could get a 4G network before Australia and the U.K.

New Zealand could be getting a brand new 4G network before Australia, and even the U.K., when analogue television is switched off in November, 2012, and work is started on building a 4G network for 2013. From that date the only way New Zealanders will be able to watch TV is with FreeView or a […]

Apple’s newest super-laptop

Apple’s newest super-laptop unveiled

Apple unveiled its newest Macbook Pro on Tuesday, to the adoring gasps of millions of fans around the world. Weighing in at 2.03kg (4.46 pounds) and standing at a mere 1.8cm (0.71 inches), the new Macbook Pro is the lightest and thinnest full-scale laptop Apple has ever created. (image credit: Apple.com) Apple proudly totes the […]

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Apple iOS 6 drops support for ‘old-school’ tech

Rumours are floating around the internet that Apple plans to drop iOS 6 support for the old iPad and 3rd-generation iPod Touch. Links posted on Weiphone Forum indicates that the cut-off point for iOS 6 are the iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, and iPhone 3GS, as well as both versions of the Apple T.V. Clicking on […]

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Morphing touchscreen creates physical buttons on demand

Technology is fantastic, and there’s nothing more exciting than seeing the latest futuristic touch-screen gadget burst onto the market. But once in a while it’s nice to hark back to the comforting days of cellphones the size of bricks, DOS, and of course, the humble keyboard. It hasn’t been that long since touchscreens were developed, […]

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Google’s Chromebox hits the ground running

If a hard drive created from the excrement of bacteria isn’t your thing, perhaps the new Chromebox Series 3 is. Along with the Chromebook, Google and Samsung have released a nifty gadget that is a portable desktop. The Chromebox is, as its name implies, a desktop based around the Chrome OS. Its specs are reasonable […]

Photos of iPhone 5 leaked

Photos of iPhone 5 leaked

Photos of the next generation iPhone have been leaked to the internet from a Chinese parts supplier. Two Apple-trackers, 9to5Mac and iFixyouri, have unveiled what appears to be a sleeker version of the backing plates for an iPhone, made out of aluminium. (Not to be outdone, MacRumors have also published photos that show internal components). […]

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Google Glasses taken for a spin on a trampoline

The latest release on Google Glasses shows them being taken for a spin (quite literally) on a trampoline. (Video: Acrobatics in the comfort of your own home) The dizzying footage demonstrates the Glasses cinematography capabilities, delivering a first-person perspective in decent resolution and focus, to make it seem like you are the acrobat performing flawless […]

Interactive Gaming

Interactive Gaming: it got real

Sitting on the couch, leaning forward with brows furrowed in concentration: gaming is ‘serious business’. For many, shooting the bad guys and saving the damsel in distress can feel so real, it’s like you’re actually there. It can’t get any better than this, right? Wrong. Immersive gaming technology has advanced to the point where you […]

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Bacteria build biological hard drives

Researchers from the University of Leeds have developed a way to build computer storage devices from bacteria. Certain strains of bacteria absorb iron to make magnetic nanoparticles that let them navigate using the Earth’s magnetic field. The team at Leeds have extracted the protein behind this process and used it to create magnetic patterns that […]

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Google cars given the go-ahead

Google has been given the go-ahead to test its prototype driverless cars out on the road in Nevada, U.S.A. The modified Toyota Prius is entirely computer-controlled, and is capable of performing all the functions of a regular car, just without the driver. An array of laser sensors mounted on the roof and in the front […]