Author: Ollie Green

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Mastercard’s New Credit Card has LCD Display

Security flaws and breached accounts are a big issue when it comes to banking, and many banks take sturdy routes to avoid this, but usually ends up with the public using complicated methods to ensure the safety of their bank account.

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Nokia Lumia 920 has finally arrived, how well is it selling on its first day?

The much anticipated Nokia Lumia 920 has now hit store shelves. The flagship Windows Phone 8 device is getting a nice spotlight over at Best Buy, with it showing at the top of its mobile phone page. Walmart is also showing the Lumia 920 on the front of their mobile site. So how well is the Lumia 920 doing so far? From the looks of it, the new Windows Phone 8 device has yet to truly take off.

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Video: iPhone 5 Scrolling Glitch

The iPhone 5’s recent release has not been smooth, with problems with the new maps, and other issues regarding the new iOS 6 such as WiFi connectivity problems, a lot of owners have been severely disappointed with their new Apple device.

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Angry Birds Star Wars Review

Angry Birds is no doubt the most popular game on smartphone markets today, and as the franchise has progressed, some games and remakes have made the series feel a little stale. However, Angry Birds Star Wars has produced a refreshing breath of air onto the Angry Birds line of games and playing it feels like playing Angry Birds for the first time all over again.

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Google Nexus 10 Tablet Spotted at Walmart Ahead of Release

The customer has taken a picture of the 32GB model resting on a shelf with a $499 price tag underneath the item. Apparently, the person who took the picture did not buy it, but instead took a photo and left the store. So far there have been no other reports about possible early releases like this one, so there’s probably quite a small quantity of Nexus 10 tablets in public reach at this point.

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Contract Killer 2 Game Review

A lot has changed on the mobile market since the first Contract Killer was released, and with top notch games like Dead Trigger being available for free download, does the same style gameplay from Contract Killer 1 & 2 have a place on the market? Even with the very restrictive on-rails gameplay, Glu has done a lot of things right to make sure Contract Killer 2 plays more realistically whilst still being able to play on relatively outdated hardware.

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Dragonfly Robotic Insect UAV is Freaking Cool

UAV’s are one of those areas of technology that really opens a lot of doors for creativity, and for designers and manufacturers, there’s no better inspiration than the natural world around us. A team from Georgia Tech has been hard at work on mimicking the natural flying capabilities of a dragonfly, and with their new palm-sized TechJet Dragonfly, their work may have paid off.

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Pinch Interface Connects Phones and Tablets into One Large Display

When using the app between two or more devices, the user can ‘pinch together’ two screens by using their thumb and index fingers both on a separate device, and pinching them together, like you would when zooming in on a web page on a normal touch screen. The screens can be lined up at any angle, whether that is vertically or horizontally, and the pictures will match themselves up automatically if they become misaligned when attached.

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Fear the Salad making Robot

There’s only one thing more worrying than a robot wielding a knife, and that is a robot wielding a knife that it knows how to use it. However in this instance, CIROS, a unit suitably fit for the kitchen, robot knife skills may be more helpful than we may have thought before.

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iPad Mini Tear-Down Reveals $188 Cost

The new iPad Mini has been put under the magnifying glass by research firm IHS, and according to their data, Apple’s Wifi-only 16GB iPad mini, which is selling for $329, only costs Apple $188 to put the device on the shelf.

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iPhone 5 Clone for $200

The iPhone has been the center piece for many Chinese knockoffs over the past few years, but as the Chinese smartphone market has evolved, most of the poor-build products have been left behind. These days we are instead greeted with cheap but durable, reasonably spec’d devices.

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Zombiewood Game Review

Zombiewood is a top-down dual stick zombie shooter. The zombie theme has stretched out so far now that it’s easy to predict what kinds of enemies appeared next in Zombiewood, but even with the clichéd theme, the concept for the game is surprisingly unique.

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The $4500 Titanium Gresso Symbian phone no one will ever buy

When it comes to premium handsets, it may be all about iPhones and Androids these days, but every now and then there’s a product that pops up with a ridiculous price-tag usually made of a precious material like gold or diamond, but here, Gresso have manufactured a phone made of titanium. The phone runs on Symbian S40 and has a simple bar shape that we would have seen on mobiles maybe 5 to 10 years ago, and the innards are of a similar standard. The Gresso has a measly 30MB internal storage and an expandable micro SD slot for an extra 2GB, an FM radio, Bluetooth capability, media playback and a 2 Megapixel camera,

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Real Football 2013 – Android Review

Gameloft have got to be one of the biggest and most well-known developers for mobile gaming right now, as they’re constantly bringing out a variety of games spread throughout many different genres. For all you sports fans out there, Gameloft have now released the new Real Football 2013, which follows on from the 2012 version.

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Flying Squirrel Android Game Review

There’s only a certain amount of times an arcade game can be reproduced, reinvented or emulated by others before the game concept becomes old and boring, but Magma Mobile have managed to squeeze in a title that gamers are still happy to play, and with over 500,000 downloads from Google Play since it’s relatively recent launch, Flying Squirrel has managed to gain a large appeal.

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NFL Pro 2013 Game Review

If you’ve played any of Madden’s games before, you’ll quickly notice the similarities between the console games and NFL Pro, and I was surprised at how similar the game felt to the first Madden game I had played in 2005. The great thing that Madden captured was the simple pick-up-and play gameplay that managed to incorporate useful tools to create your own strategies whilst keeping all the action focused on the player, and Gameloft have managed to emulate this impressively well.

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Death Dome Game Review

Death Dome is an Android action game developed by Griptonite Games, which is now wholly owned by Glu Mobile. Griptonite’s new game has a similar gameplay style to Blood and Glory or the Infinity Blade series, and features Glu’s in-app Glu coin currency.

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Wired Android Puzzle Game Review

Casual Puzzle games are a great way to relax, and being able to play appealing games straight from our phone adds plenty more opportunities to play relaxing content in a comfortable chair or sofa, Wired is a testament to chilling out while playing a puzzle arcade game.

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GT Racing: Hyundai Edition Review

I’ve always turnt away from most touch screen racers. The onscreen controls are often inaccurate, and the accelerometer controls would have to be implemented extremely well before they’d be considered a decent method of control. However, when I first played Asphalt 6 by Gameloft, my perspective changed, and I played the game from head to toe. Will Gameloft’s new free racing game GT Racing: Hyundai Edition be just as good?

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Judge Dredd vs. Zombies Game Review

Judge Dredd vs. Zombies is a top-down shooter developed by Rebellion games, a well-known PC and console developer. It’s no doubt that the game has been released to help promote the new Dredd movie, but with that said, the gameplay is completely apart from the story within the movie, but the game can be enjoyed without any regards to the Judge Dredd story or universe.

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60% Off Pogoplug Series 4 Backup Cloud Device

When it comes to cloud storage, there are those that fully support the idea and think it’s a great way to store and access files, whereas there are just as many who avoid internet storage for the fears of privacy problems.

ROBOTS
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Robotic Bees Capable of Pollination?

Researchers at Harvard are working hard to advance one step closer towards finishing a development project involving a micro air vehicle named the Robobee. The robot, that is smaller than a coin, was already able to lift off using it’s own power source, but now it has added functionalities to help control it’s flight.

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mRobo Dancing Robot Looks Innocent Now, But in 2020?

The robot, which is mainly white in color, starts off looking like an average inanimate speaker until it catches you off guard and begins transforming into a fully-fledged humanoid. The Michael Jackson wannabe then starts grooving its body parts to the music as it plays sound through its rumbling stomach.

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Infrared Wireless Capable of Delivering 1Gbps Data Transfer Rates

1Gbps; that is the data transfer speed Researchers at Fraunhofer say they are capable of achieving by using a new infrared wireless communication module. It sounds a bit far-fetched, especially when infrared was mainly regarded as an ineffective data transfer method back when Bluetooth and wireless came into play. But Fraunhofer researchers believe they can transfer data 46 times faster than Wifi and an outstanding 1,430 times faster than Bluetooth.

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Live TV for UK: FilmOnX for Android

If you’re in the UK and are looking for an all-in-one freeview experience for your Android, FilmOnX provides all the popular channels straight to your device with no sign-up fees and no other equipment. There are premium options to unlock more channels, but the bulk of the TV features are offered for free.

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Upgrade Corner: Five 128GB SSD Drives Priced at Under $100

We’re throwing you a whole load more SSD deals today because we want anyone who hasn’t experienced the blazing speed of an SSD-driven computer, to have absolutely no reason to upgrade.  SSD drives are probably the most affordable way to upgrade your old notebook while increasing it’s speed. You’ll be able to bag yourself  an […]

Science & Tech
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Future Batteries to Run on Sugar

Most kids these days use sugar as a source of super-efficient fuel, over-clocking their supercharged bodies into a short burst of uncontrollable hyperactive brain power. It doesn’t last long, but whilst it’s there, the kids feel almost impenetrable.

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The James Bond 007 iPhone 5 Case

A new product by a start-up business on Indigogo is reshaping the way cases interact with our smart phones. This case isn’t just about protecting your iPhone; it’s also about turning it into something that makes the extra thickness do more than just add an extra layer of padding.

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Game Review: Swing Shot

Com2us is one of my favorite developers, simply because they have a keen ability to create innovative new games for the Android platform, and Swing Shot is a clear example of their talent. This review is for the Android version, but there is an iOS version available as well. Gameplay and Controls Swing Shot starts […]

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Daily Deal: Pyro 120GB Solid State Drive for Under $75

The trade space for SSD’s is becoming a tight competition, and we’re seeing price drops and sales all over the place as a result. Hopefully in the next few years we’ll see prices for Solid state drives going for around the same price as hard disc drives are selling for today. But for now, this is one of the best deals you’re going to find on the net.

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Flying Robots Play Catch

A group of Swiss researchers have created a new video putting their high-tech quadrocopter’s flying efficiency to the test. The three flying robots fly back and forth in recognition with each other, whilst each being attached to a three sided net. The intuitive copters can catch incoming balls by flying in formation to move the net accordingly. Once the ball is in the net, they are then also able to launch it upwards by quickly stretching out the net.

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Go Launcher EX on Android

  If your Android phone is as much as a part of your daily life as mine, then your home screen layout probably means a lot to you. It’s common knowledge that the Android operating system is the most open OS for any mobile device, and Go Launcher EX is one of the reasons why. […]

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Agent Dash Review for Android

There’s times in history where reinventing the wheel has been a huge success, and at other times it’s led to complete failure, and this is very similar to the infrastructure of how many apps and games are being developed.   But when making a game similar to thousands of others, you’re either successful or you […]

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Spotify on Virgin Media Review

Recently Virgin mobile released a plan with Spotify to give you more access to the music you want, when you want. The Spotify subscription includes other mobile features such as data and call, but obviously the main attraction is the built in use of Spotify’s premium features. The biggest and most well-known feature of Spotify […]

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Drive with Zombies 3D for Android Review

Looks like us Android gamers have got our hands on another 3D zombie game! Drive with Zombies reminds me slightly of Mutant Roadkill, the layout and gameplay are easily comparable, but Drive with Zombies gives us an experience unique to its own gameplay as well.

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App Review: Eternity Warriors on Android

If there’s one 3D game genre that we’ve not been short on since the touch generation, it would have to be dungeon crawling games. Over the last year or two we’ve seen games such as Dungeon Hunter, Hero’s Call THD and Soulcraft, to name a few, all of which have sparked a tightly stitched niche for developers and gamers, but do we really need another one on the market? And is Glu mobile’s sequel, Eternity Warriors 2 for Android, really worthy enough amongst the crowd? Let’s take a look.

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App Review: Monster Galaxy for Android

Monster Galaxy is a game that was previously released on Facebook and has been ported over to touch screen devices. The game itself should remind you of Pokémon, gameplay is also similar. It starts by asking you to choose your character, or in this case, tamer, as the game has called it.

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App Review: Punch Hero on Android

It’s not often that you come across a highly-polished free arcade game in the Google Play Store, but when you do, you’re almost always in for a treat. Punch Hero is no exception, with simplistic pick-up-and-play gameplay, and a wide range of upgradable and purchasable equipment, balanced out with a rewarding progression system, Punch Hero offers us a game that can be played lightly for a couple minutes any time of the day, and keeps the gameplay fresh for us to come back to and play whenever we’re feeling a little bored.

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App Review: Zombie Terminator for Android

Zombie Terminator is a side scrolling game developed by FeelingTouch Inc, filled with fast-paced zombie slayin’ action. With upgradeable weapons, and an experience system, Zombie Terminator quickly becomes very addictive. Gameplay and Controls Zombie Terminator has a few on-screen buttons that control your character. The buttons are easy to access and are comfortable to use […]

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App Review: 100 Gates on Android

Earlier this year, 100 floors was released by Tobi Apps, it became exceedingly popular and quickly made a ‘room escape’ niche in the market. A few months later we saw countless clones and remakes of the game, and today, we’re looking at one that has speedily taken a high spot in the Google Play store.