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    PS4 makes a splash at E3

    Brunch, Published on 23/06/2013

    » The PlayStation 4 kept its appearance _ and price _ under wraps until the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Las Vegas earlier this month.

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    SCI-FI fantasies take on real dimensions with 3D printers

    Brunch, Wanda Sloan, Published on 30/06/2013

    » Just before a premature baby died in their care because his airway collapsed after birth, doctors in the US state of Michigan made a tiny plastic airway splint, inserted it and saved his life.

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    Motorheadphones AMP up the competition

    Brunch, Ezra Kyrill Erker, Published on 17/02/2013

    » Beats by Dr Dre headphones have dominated the market of hip hop listeners over the past year or two. And while these and other hip hop-geared listening devices are normally suitable for general use they can be a little heavy on the bass when you might want to focus instead on the upper ranges or the nuances of guitar solos. So for rock listeners seeking a little more subtlety to their sound, or a brand they can better identify with, come Motorheadphones, made by Swedish-based Krussell and tested and approved by the members of Motorhead, now in their late sixties, to provide an optimal sound and broad range for heavy metal and softer genres.

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    Going all in

    Brunch, Richard Mcleish, Published on 23/12/2012

    » The all-in-one concept has come a long way from its origins with the first Apple Macintosh and similar PCs in the 1980s. Now all serious PC manufacturers have a model on the shelves, and most have a complete range since touchscreen technology recently revamped the genre. These include Acer with two new offerings sporting the new Windows 8 operating system.

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    Bend and Flex

    Brunch, Richard Mcleish, Published on 16/12/2012

    » Two realms of our universe that you thought may never meet have been fused together by Lenovo in its new IdeaPad Yoga 13 ultraportable. The ability to flex is not something you want to associate with your technology too closely, but the Yoga 13 _ Lenovo's little pun _ is very flexible, and the name reflects both the versatility of the screen and indeed the functionality of the device itself.

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    A notable effort

    Brunch, Richard Mcleish, Published on 11/11/2012

    » Much to Apple's fear, Samsung has boomed in the high-end smartphone market this year. It topped smartphone sales last quarter, with more than double Apple's share, with its strong armoury of releases spearheaded by the Galaxy S III.

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    Less is more?

    Brunch, Richard Mcleish, Published on 18/11/2012

    » It was only in 2010 that Apple dropped its iPad bombshell on the world, changing the way people approach and use portable technology. Two-and-a-half years on, and with a new CEO at the helm, the manufacturer has garnered far less hype with its recent release of the iPad mini and iPad with Retina display.

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    Compact and connected

    Brunch, Richard Mcleish, Published on 25/11/2012

    » It's been a tough time for compact cameras of late, with smartphones beginning to fill the photography needs for the bulk of consumers.

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    Bringing back the beat

    Brunch, Richard Mcleish, Published on 09/12/2012

    » It was always only a matter of time before the famous boombox of 1980s New York street corners made a comeback. But since many people carry much of their personal music library around in their pocket on a smartphone or MP3 player, is now the right time to stage a comeback?

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    Lumia 920 _ Luminary or Lummox?

    Brunch, Richard Mcleish, Published on 14/10/2012

    » It's been a big year for the smartphone market. Samsung released its Galaxy S III in May in the US to pre-empt the arrival of Apple's much-anticipated iPhone 5 last month. HTC threw its One X into the ring also in May to keep things interesting (both in and out of the courtroom). So where has Nokia, once the world's leading mobile phone manufacturer, been during all this excitement?

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