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Win a 2GB Walkman with Sony and Gearburn

Stand a chance to win with Gearburn and Sony -- we are giving away a 2GB Sony Walkman B series to one deserving winner. The Sony Walkman Digital Player is a next-gen iteration of the famous Walkman series made popular in the 80s. This model comes with 2GB internal memory, enough space for close to 700 songs. With 18 hours of battery life, the Walkman has enough power to keep you moving throughout the day and long into the night. Other ...

News

Avengers trailer sets new viewership records

If there’s one movie that geeks everywhere are desperately awaiting this year, it’s The Avengers (or, for UK audiences, The Avengers Assemble). If you want to know how desperate they are, the fact that the new trailer was viewed over 13.7 million times in the first 24 hours of its debut should give you some kind of an indication. It also set a new record for the most viewed trailer on iTunes and the iTunes Trailers app for iPhone, iPad and iPod ...

Gearburn

HTC Triumph (Titan) becomes China’s first Windows Phone

China is getting its first official Windows Phone, the HTC Triumph, or the Titan as it is known outside of China. HTC opened its very first Chinese flagship store in Beijing, with the company already taking in pre-orders for the US$700 Titan. Don’t let the naming convention confuse you, the non-Chinese HTC Triumph (known as the HTC Desire) is a totally different mobile to the Chinese Triumph, plus runs Android, not WP 7.5 Slight localisation differences include retrofitting the OS. The ...

Apple

10 Mac only apps I can’t live without

sparrow Mac owns a mere seven percent of the world's desktop operating system market share (Windows has over 92%) and yet, it has some of the most functional and beautifully designed software ever developed by humankind. While some software developers develop for multiple platforms, some develop only for Mac. Here is a list of 10 apps developed exclusively for Mac, apps that I love, apps which, if pried away from me, would make life feel less meaningful. Sparrow It’s difficult ...

Facebook, Google

Privacy? Why you should let Google, Facebook and others track you online

Lock Mainstream news (in fact, all news outlets) will have you believe it's the end of the world. Google's new privacy policy came into effect yesterday. From CBS News: How to remove your Google Web History, from the Washington Post: Google privacy policy changes March 1: How to clear your search history, account information and the obligatory Business Insider impression bait: How to Use Google's New Privacy Tools to Stop Them from Tracking You. Then of course there are the fear mongers. ...

Online media

Tablets and smartphones are heralding a media revolution

Ipad and iphone When the press discovered that Amazon’s US$200 Android tablet (the Kindle Fire) is sold for US$3 less than it costs to manufacture, many people were confused. Why would a technology company sell a gadget at a loss? It all makes sense when you realise that, increasingly, the playing field is no longer about hardware; it’s about content. Tablets and smartphones are the key devices in this new ecosystem of content (although they’re certainly not the only ones), and we all know ...

Video

Greek gods are all the rage — Wrath of the Titans is coming [Video]

Alright, I am writing this. I was taking a leisurely browse through YouTube earlier when I nearly choked on my sandwich because the good folks at Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures decided that Clash of the Titans needed a sequel. You've probably heard of this little movie that's coming soon, it's aptly named Wrath of the Titans. I suppose when I was eight and I watched the original Clash of the Titans with Laurence Olivier, Harry Hamlin and Maggie ...

Infographic, iPhone, Social media, Twitter

Social media, iPhones and the death of photojournalism [Infographic]

Aah, citizen journalism and social media... the trends that have professional photojournalists clutching their Nikons in fear. Well, kinda. The power of social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook to spread news, share photos, and videos of events and organise protest actions (most notably during the Arab Spring) is well documented. Technological convergence has resulted in a device which can tweet, share, film videos, capture images and sound, send messages and communicate news in real time (this magical device is that ...

Mobile

Memeburn’s MWC 2012 wrap up

MWC New If you don't care much for geo-social, NFC enabled, HTML5, mcommerce-ready, open API, LTE, quad core devices you may have not enjoyed it as much as this cloud-based, always on, roaming, multi-tasking, networker. Either way the 2012 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona was a blast. With the final day now over here are a few things that caught our attention: There are thousands of exhibitors but only a handful of megastands: the mobile world players whose moves signal the direction for so ...

Gearburn

Lume lights up the App Store

Game Developer State of Play has finally released iOS versions of one of the cutest and most visually appealing casual puzzlers in recent memory. A Paper Treat The lights are out, and it’s up to Lumi to save the day. This is the premise of the cutesy, cardboard cut-out puzzle adventure Lume, literally. The characters and environments in the game were physically made out of paper and cardboard to create a tiny set lit with miniature lights and filmed with a handheld ...

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