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  • ‘Metal Gear Solid V’, ‘Metro’ series part of August Xbox Games with Gold

    Microsoft has announced the August line-up for Games with Gold. This program gives subscribers free games for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One as long as they are part of Xbox Live Gold. Unlike Sony's rival PlayStation Plus program, the Xbox game releases are spaced out. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (Xbox One) will be available from 1 August through to 31 August, while the other Xbox One release -- How to Survive: Storm Warning Edition -- will be available from 16 August to 15 September. Both Xbox 360 Metro titles will follow on from each other. Metro 2033 will be...

  • China’s building the world’s largest radio telescope that will search for alien life

    While space enthusiasts revel over the discovery of Kepler-452b (the most Earth-like planet ever discovered) and feast on the visual glory that is Pluto and its many moons, China is quietly constructing the world’s largest radio telescope. The origins of the Universe and the hunt for alien life is on Once China’s half-kilometer-wide radio telescope is complete, it will fulfill the dual purpose of exploring the origins of our Universe and searching for signs of alien life. "A radio telescope is like a sensitive ear, listening to tell meaningful radio messages from white noise in the universe. It is like identifying the sound of...

  • The Grand Tournament: Blizzard readying ‘Hearthstone’ expansion for August arrival

    Blizzard recently announced that a big new expansion is coming to its free-to-play online digital collectible card game, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. It is called “The Grand Tournament” and is based on the “Argent Tournament” you might have seen in the ever-popular MMORPG, World of Warcraft. But as it has been a while since we touched anything Hearthstone at Gearburn (a blasphemous travesty to mankind!), we thought it would be a good idea to give you some background context on its history and where this new expansion fits. If you’re a religious Hearthstone addict like me and just want to get...

  • iPhone 7 rumour roundup: iPhone 6C will not arrive in 2015

    Feature image: Kārlis Dambrāns via Flickr iPhone 6s, iPhone 7, whatever. All we know is that an upgraded iPhone is coming later this year and there are plenty of things flying around about it. The world isn't small enough nor is it big enough to render Apple fan's squeaks inaudible, so while the company ripens in the Cupertino sunshine, the rumours will flow. That's why we've decided to introduce an entirely new iPhone rumour roundup article, encompassing what is likened to be the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Of course, there's no real way to know in all certainty that Apple...

  • MWEB drops prices of its ADSL, FTTH offerings

    Rejoice South African internet users! Another company has decided to reduce the price of its internet offerings. MWEB has reduced the prices of five of its ADSL and nine of its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) deals, while adding six new options to the latter. New prices include drops of R450 for the 100Mbps/500GBs option, which now costs R2399 p/m, and a R100 drop to R899 p/m for the cheapest existing FTTH option, which includes speed of 20Mbps and a 100GB cap. If you're interested in filling your home with fibre, MWEB has noted that it applies to Telkom areas only while an...

  • Bethesda’s ‘Fallout Shelter’ will arrive on Android 13 August

    After E3 2015 and Bethesda's announcement of its two mobile games in development, Android users must've felt a little hard done by when the company announced that it will offer Fallout Shelter only for iOS initially. Well, that's about to change. Bethesda has now made the Android release date public on its Twitter account, and well, it's about two weeks away on 13 August. Very excited for Android users to begin playing #FalloutShelter on August 13th. pic.twitter.com/FYXvyIzaAj — BethesdaGameStudios (@BethesdaStudios) July 24, 2015 The mobile game that reminds quite a bit of The Sims franchise but piggybacks off Fallout's console and PC gaming...

  • ‘Project H.A.M.M.E.R.’ is a Nintendo Wii game that never was [video]

    Nintendo has had a number of flops, but one of its biggest failures is one you've probably not heard of before. Unseen64 has recently posted a ten minute mini-documentary profiling Project H.A.M.M.E.R, a Nintendo Wii game that never quite made it off the ground. The hammer-swing sci-fi brawler was supposed to be done by the time it was first acknowledged in 2005, but there was a culture clash of sorts between the Japanese management and the American staff. The two sides had different ideas about what would possibly fix the mediocre gameplay. However the deadlock was never resolved, but eventually the management's...

  • Windows 10, ‘No Man’s Sky’ and ‘Life Is Strange': the TGIF Video Roundup

    Welcome to the TGIF Video Roundup, a weekly series where we explore, highlight and poke fun at some of the videos, trailers and clips that have made the internet a fun place to be this week. If you missed our last roundup, catch it below. Read more: Windows 10 updates, ‘Mad Max’ mayhem and ‘GTA V’ wildlife: the TGIF Video Roundup The second last week of July is nearly over, which means we're entering the business end of the technology launch cycle. With the Windows 10 reveal, Gamescom, and IFA all coming up, we're seeing some great teasers especially when it...

  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 950 coming in August: here’s what you should know

    Nvidia's 2015 graphics card onslaught is not done by any stretch of the imagination. If anything, it seems that the company is just about to strike its primary rival AMD where it hurts -- the budget GPU segment. While AMD has largely owned this edge of the market in recent years, Nvidia also wants a piece of the action, and it's forthcoming Nvidia GeForce GTX 950 is its answer. Why is this significant? Well, it now forces AMD to either step up or drop prices of its comparative cards, which is pretty damn wonderful for the consumer. Additionally, the new 900...

  • Huawei Mate 8 to launch 2 September, rumours suggest

    The Huawei Mate 7 was one of our favourite phones of last year. The 6.0-inch behemoth was classy, usable and rather reliable capable of handling practically everything thrown at it, but Huawei's an all-new device for launch at the upcoming IFA 2015. Being called the Huawei Mate 8, rumours suggest that the Chinese company will stick with an 6.0-inch screen while upping the resolution to quad HD, or 2560x1440. That'll put it on par with the LG G4 and the Samsung Galaxy S6. More interestingly though, the Mate 8 will keep the Mate 7's brilliant fingerprint scanner while beefing up the...