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  • Apple HomeKit: Google’s big challenger to your smart home

    A decade after delivering the iPhone to the masses and changing the communications landscape forever, Apple is at it again. This month, at Apple's WWDC 2016, company executives unveiled ambitious plans for Apple’s HomeKit smart home system. According to reports, HomeKit will have an AI component far better than anything in the works at Google and Facebook, Apple’s two principal competitors in the smart home space. This push dovetails with Apple’s long-awaited Siri upgrade. According to previous reports, Apple will allow Siri to interact with apps made by other companies (including Google) and is experimenting with a concept known as differential...

  • Samsung Galaxy S8 rumour roundup: dual-camera and a 4K UHD bendable screen?

    It's mid-year, and that means we're now into the back-end of the device conference scene. And with the solstice gone, news of Samsung's Galaxy S7 replacement is slowly gaining momentum around the internet. That's right -- the S7 is barely six-months old, and already people are talking about its replacement. But even really good devices are at the liberty of marketing, monetisation and the ever-growing need to remain relevant (as both a consumer and manufacturer). Related: Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge review: meaningful evolution So, what has the rumour mill got in store for us this time? Below we take a look at some...

  • 1979 Revolution, PKTBALL & more: this week’s top mobile games

    Welcome to Gearburn's Mobile Game Picks of the Week, a weekly series in which Hadlee takes a look at the latest, most entertaining, or time-consuming mobile games on portable screens. Looking for the next big mobile game? Or maybe you're just bored? Whatever the case may be, this week's mobile gaming picks might scratch that itch. Our picks this week include a game based on the Iranian Revolution and a rather fun tennis game that delivers local multiplayer for up to four players. PRISM (paid - Android, iOS) This polished puzzler finally came to Google devices a few days ago after being launched on Apple gadgets...

  • 10 little details in Zelda: Breath of the Wild you may not have noticed

    I really really really like all we've seen of Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild so far. The latest title in the mega-popular franchise takes Link to a brave new open world, delivering a ton to see and do. We already covered ten things you should know about the game, but Nintendo's E3 2016 coverage also showed off a few cool details you may have missed out on. There's a sound/stealth meter We already told you that the game had improved stealth mechanics, but did you know that there's a sound meter of sorts? Yep, this meter can be found to the left of your minimap,...

  • E3 2016 is torn a new one by this hilarious, scathing video review

    Perhaps we're bucking the trend a bit, but we quite liked E3 2016. Apart from EA's conference, the others were laden with gameplay footage from some great looking games. Horizon Zero Dawn, Dishonored 2, Steep, and the new Legend of Zelda were just four from a great few, but not everyone feels this way. YouTuber Kilian Experience is one of them. Slating this year's E3 as "shit", he runs through each conference and highlights the underlying hilarity of each. "Another Year another E3," he notes on his video description. "I thought E3 2016 was bad. Not a lot of new games...

  • Remix Mini Android PC relaunches in SA, but what about tablet?

    It was briefly available via Takealot earlier this year, but Jide's Remix Mini Android computer is now officially coming to South Africa thanks to Pinnacle. The Chinese firm's tiny Android box is branded as a PC, in no small part due to its Remix OS. The Android Lollipop-based OS is heavily inspired by Windows, offering a taskbar, resizeable windows, a start menu of sorts, full keyboard/mouse support and minimise/maximise options for apps. When and where can you get your hands on one though? "The first Remix Mini stock lands during July and will be available through Pinnacle's reseller channels and at all Makro stores...

  • LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer roundup: BB-8 cuteness warning [updated]

    Update: added more trailers. Ever since the initial announcement of LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens back in March, developer Traveller's Tales and publisher WB Games have released a slew of trailers for the title. We've decided to collect all of those in one place for your viewing pleasure. LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens encompasses the whole of the Star Wars movie by the same name, and a little more. These additional missions add backstory to some of the events you did and didn't wonder about. Related: Graham chats about LEGO Star Wars on SABC’s Expresso Show The game will contain voice...

  • Fire Emblem Fates review: three amazing tales of warfare

    The latest entry in the Fire Emblem series gives gamers three separate and individual story lines. It's a technique we don't see very often in this day and age of first-person and open-world games. But does this latest entry manage to pull off three story lines in an exciting and enjoyable way? Fire Emblem Fates thrusts you into a fantasy world that's divided by warring nations. Your character -- whom you can customise by way of gender, name, and other features -- is born of nobility and kidnapped after birth. Two warring factions consider your character to be part of your...

  • Overwatch review: if Pixar made a first-person shooter…

    Overwatch is an enigma wrapped in a MOBA, wrapped in a Pixar movie, and further wrapped in a first-person shooter (FPS). The easiest way to explain is it is a competitive online multiplayer shooter, but don't dare compare it to the multitude of war-time games out there. Instead, it's a product that's trying to stand out from the crowd. Taking on Blizzard's standalone series signature, Overwatch is a futuristic title starring a multitude of characters from the (highly-requested on PornHub) time shifter, to the I-hate-that-guy self-healing robot that turns into a turret and a tank, to a large and intelligent ape....

  • PlayStation 4 Neo vs Xbox Project Scorpio: which is more powerful?

    It's no secret that the current PlayStation 4 enjoys a notable performance advantage over the Xbox One, but Microsoft is looking to hit back with its Xbox Project Scorpio. The new console, announced at E3 2016, is due for a 2017 release and Microsoft claims it will be the most powerful console available at launch. The company also revealed that the Scorpio would have an octa-core processor, 320GB/s of memory bandwidth and graphics hardware that tops out at six-teraflops of power. By comparison, leaked PlayStation 4 Neo specs peg the upcoming Sony console with an upclocked octa-core processor, 176GB/s of memory bandwidth...