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Android 4.0: Soft buttons vs. software buttons

3 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gearlog

Android users are being faced with an interesting dilemma in their next phone purchase. For some, the decision could make or break their next phone purchase. For others, it’s a fairly trivial thing that no one notices. Before Android 4.0, every Android phone had these four buttons just under the screen that were used for [...]

Samsung Galaxy S3 officially getting quad-core Exynos power

3 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gearlog

Amidst a slew of prototype leaks and benchmark app revelations, Samsung has finally decided to offer up something official about the upcoming Galaxy S3. Although some sources had pegged a dual-core chip as its powerplant, Samsung now says that the quad-core Exynos 4212 will drive the company’s next hero phone. Samsung’s Taehoo Kim cleared the [...]

Forget benchmarks, is Intel’s Medfield good for Android?

3 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gearlog

Intel is the undisputed king of processors on the desktop, but has shown an almost willful disinterest in mobile phones over the years. The company even sold off its ARM licensee subsidiary, XScale back in 2006 just as the mobile revolution was about to take off. Since then, various Intel chips based on the x86 [...]

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS now available

3 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gearlog

Today sees the launch of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, with the LTS part standing for Long Term Support. That means anyone choosing to install and use Canonical’s latest operating system is guaranteed that it will be supported for the next 5 years. 12.04 is more about fine tuning what’s already there rather than introducing any major [...]

Cryptic Studios discovers its user database was hacked in 2010

3 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gearlog

Successful hacks that end in user account information being stolen seem like a commonplace event nowadays. They are usually followed by the service that was hacked issuing a statement, ensuring everything is being done to catch the hacker, and that your account password needs changing. Cryptic Studios, the developer behind games such as City of [...]

Dragon Quest X launches August 2, requires 16GB memory card

3 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gearlog

Whenever a new game in the Dragon Quest series launches the whole of Japan seems to come to a standstill for a few days. Millions of copies are bought and several days are spent completing it. But with the release of Dragon Quest X, more than just a few days will be lost to the [...]

Would you spot this skimmer on an ATM?

3 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gearlog

We’ve all heard the warnings about ATMs being “modified” with card skimmers in order to steal your details and siphon money from your account. But that doesn’t mean they are easy to spot, or in fact how much trouble criminals go to so as to ensure your details and PIN are logged. Brian Krebs from [...]

Onion Browser brings encrypted mobile browsing to the iPhone

3 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gearlog

In an era when security is at the top of our minds, mobile web browsers seem to be lagging behind. There are few options for secure web sessions on smartphones, but a new iPhone app called Onion Browser is changing that. Onion Browser connects to the Tor network to encrypt all your data. The Tor [...]

More than meets the eye: Netflix has every original Transformers episode

3 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gearlog

80?s cartoon fans are rejoicing as Netflix has begun offering every single episode of the Transformers “Generation 1? series to its customers for instant streaming. As part of a multi-year deal with Hasbro, the DVD rental and streaming video company has secured the rights not only to everyone’s favorite transforming robot show, but also G.I. [...]

Google reveals 2006 Android prototype phone in courtroom

3 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gearlog

You might be familiar with the early concept Android phones that Google showed off on video back in 2007, but an earlier prototype device has come to light in the court battle between Google and Oracle. In a slide deck from 2006, Google pitched a “Google Phone” to T-Mobile, where the G1 would eventually find its home [...]

Crossbow constructed that shoots spinning saw blades

3 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gearlog

German inventor Patrick Priebe is known for his outlandish weapon designs that consist of things like a handheld flamethrower and a foldable mini-laser gun, but he may have outdone himself this time with his newest “toy” called the Blade Driver. Depicted in the video above, the handmade crossbow is capable of shooting spinning blades at [...]

Bullet time camera rig creates stunning video

3 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gearlog

You’re probably familiar with the iconic “bullet time” shots from The Matrix movies. What you may not know is that the filmmakers produced most of those shots with a circular rig of dozens of cameras. It was an ingeniously straightforward solution, and it’s a piece of movie magic that can be reproduced and even improved [...]

Greenpeace protests dirty energy use at Apple Stores

3 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gearlog

Greenpeace has decided to demonstrate outside a number of Apple Stores around the world today. It’s a protest against what the environmental organization is referring to as dirty energy. With our growing reliance on data centers to power the cloud, the big tech companies have a responsibility to use as much clean and renewable energy [...]

Diablo III servers handled 300,000 concurrent users during open beta

3 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gearlog

Last weekend was one that many Diablo fans spent glued to their PCs. The reason being Blizzard decided to open up the beta for Diablo III to anyone and everyone, as long as you had a Battle.net account in good standing. The reason for the free-for-all was to test the limits of the system, and [...]

Samsung Galaxy S3 prototype shows TouchWiz tweaks to ICS

3 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gearlog

Yet another Samsung Galaxy S3 prototype has been spotted, and like the last one we saw this model seems to be sporting a disguise. This time, however, there’s a throwback home button tucked below the on-screen Android 4.0 controls  – reminiscent of the one found on the good old Galaxy S2. But since the design [...]

3DS firmware update now available, adds folders, game patches

3 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gearlog

A few days ago Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata announced that a new firmware update was about to be released for the 3DS. That update has become available today. For anyone who is part of the early adopter’s Ambassadors Program, or any gamer that downloads a lot of games to their handheld, this is an update [...]

5 games like Angry Birds

3 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gearlog

If you simply cannot get enough of slaying evil, egg-stealing pigs  and you have finished all of the Angry Birds titles, we’ve found five games that will tide you over until Rovio decides to publish the next installment. While playing something else might feel strange at first, don’t worry, these aren’t low-budget, ersatz versions of [...]

HTC Facebook phone rumored for late 2012 launch

3 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gearlog

That $50 Facebook phone you could pay for with Facebook credit never happened, but according to sources in Asia the social networking juggernaut hasn’t given up hopes of releasing their very own device. DigiTimes’ usual supply chain insiders say that HTC will build the phone — and that it could launch before the end of [...]

Valve is porting Steam and the Source engine to Linux

3 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gearlog

Valve’s digital distribution service Steam has been offering up games for almost 9 years now, and yet until May last year it remained a Windows-only service. Then Valve made Mac gamers happy by porting not only the service, but its back catalog of games to Apple’s platform. Now, it looks as though the long rumored [...]

Skype for PS Vita released, one-ups Windows Phone version

3 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gearlog

Just days after Windows Phone users got their hands on a non-beta Skype app, it has arrived for PS Vita owners, too. And in what must come as an unpleasant shock to the WinPho crowd, Skype for the PS Vita can actually run in the background. Yes, you can play Lego Batman 2 and Skype [...]

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