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The Nokia 3310: An iconic device that defined the reliability of the 2G voice era

For something that is still only a rumour, the much-speculated return of Nokia’s iconic 3310 cellphone caused a not-insubstantial wave of media attention last week. There is a nostalgic for Nokia that belies its current status as fallen giant of the pre-smartphone era, a sad reputation it shares with Motorola (the first dominant phone maker) and BlackBerry (whose CrackBerries mostly invented...[Read More]

5 reasons to be excited about Mass Effect: Andromeda

It’s been delayed several times, but the latest iteration of Mass Effect is finally here. Well, almost. Scheduled to launch on 21 March, it’s safe to say that there’s a heap of anticipation surrounding Mass Effect: Andromeda – and with good reason. See, we’ve been hands-on with Andromeda and, while it’ll take a full review to get to grips with this mammoth title...[Read More]

Artificial intelligence: here’s what you need to know to understand how machines learn

From Jeopardy winners and Go masters to infamous advertising-related racial profiling, it would seem we have entered an era in which artificial intelligence developments are rapidly accelerating. But a fully sentient being whose electronic “brain” can fully engage in complex cognitive tasks using fair moral judgement remains, for now, beyond our capabilities. Unfortunately, current developments ar...[Read More]

Win one of two copies of Kaspersky Internet Security Multi-Device 2017

The internet can be a wonderful place, filled with entertainment and answers to questions like “Where do those little glass bottles of jam come from?” But sometimes it’s a less-than-pleasant place and for those times, it’s a good idea to have something like Kaspersky Internet Security Multi-Device 2017 watching your back. As luck would have it, we’ve got two copies of...[Read More]

Galaxy S8+ specs leaked, Galaxy S8 sighted in the real world

Do you want to know what the specifications of Samsung’s Galaxy S8+ are? Of course you do, otherwise you wouldn’t have moved past the headline and on to this article. As it happens we have that information, thanks to noted mobile phone leaker Evan Blass (@evleaks). Blass revealed in a tweeted image (above) the apparent specifications for Samsung’s Galaxy S8+ handset and the first...[Read More]

Apple’s spaceship campus gets a name and date for people to start working there

We have been keeping an eye on Apple’s new campus, the flying saucer-shaped building that they’ve been constructing with all that iPhone money that people keep giving them, for some time now. It’s almost a relief to know that it’s almost ready for human habitation, as Apple has announced an official name for the spaceship building as well as a time for folks who work there ...[Read More]

LG G6: Everything we know so far

How do you trump a whole new type of smartphone? When LG delivered the G5 last year, it brought to the table the most usable example of a modular mobile to date. With a switchable bumper plate and add-ons that included camera and hi-fi modules, the G5 represented what we thought might just be the future for phones. And, while the modularity didn’t catch on as LG had hoped, it was still an im...[Read More]

If Facebook ruled the world: Mark Zuckerberg’s vision of a digital future

Mark Zuckerberg, the 32-year-old multi-billionaire co-founder and CEO of Facebook has published his manifesto for the future. It’s a comprehensive vision, running at nearly 6,000 words – and the political and media elites have been poring over every word. This epic, sprawling treatise begins with Zuckerberg’s writing of Facebook’s continuing journey to connect the world. In times like these, he st...[Read More]

The 20 best Samsung Gear VR games, apps and experiences

The HTC Vive and Oculus Rift might be battling it out for the upper end of VR, requiring a pricey new PC to even hit minimum specs with either – but Samsung’s Gear VR still delivers a great mobile VR experience at a fraction of the cost. Sure, they’re not all exactly on the same level, but the Gear VR requires a much less expensive overall investment, especially if you already have a r...[Read More]

Game therapy: serious video games can help children with cerebral palsy

Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common childhood physical disability, affecting more than 34,000 Australians, and more than 17 million people worldwide. The condition results when there is an injury to the developing brain that goes on to affect a child’s movement and posture, but can also include the senses (vision, hearing, touch) and cognition (thinking). On average, the incidence of CP means t...[Read More]

The Nokia 6310: A look back at a love affair with an iconic cellphone

“Because it just works,” is the standard, almost verbatim reply from people who still use their old Nokia 6310i cellphones told me in 2007. Despite an ever-advancing industry that pumps out new feature-laden handsets at a rate of furious innovation, there is a large contingent of people who cling faithfully to this iconic handset. The recent rumours of a possible relaunch of the equally iconic Nok...[Read More]

Take an early look at Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S3

It was a slight shock to learn that we were going to be missing out on the Galaxy S8 and getting a tablet instead, likely the Galaxy Tab S3, at this year’s Mobile World Congress. Now that the shock has worn off, we’ve been keeping our eyes peeled for more on Samsung’s first decent Android tablet release in a while. Right now? We’ve got a pretty good idea what it looks like....[Read More]

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