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Games, Reviews

‘Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor’ review: my precious

SOM 4 Once more into Mordor we travel, into a cursed land where all that draws breath seeks to be the harbinger of your death. Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor (SOM) is the best Lord of the Rings inspired game yet and something that should have been done years ago. But I’m glad it happened now at the forefront of gaming technology. This magnificent action-RPG is brought to you by Monolith Productions and Warner Brother’s Interactive (Batman: Arkham Games) and is a ...

Microsoft, News, smartwatches

Microsoft’s wearable is coming ‘within weeks’, according to report

microsoft smartwatch behance Great, another wearable. After esteemed technology companies, jewelry designers and even sup-par musicians all jumped on board the promising wearable bandwagon, we've been wondering where Redmond's position is in all of this. While we reported back in April that Microsoft is planning a wearable, it was merely just a rumour. But now, reports suggest that we could see a wrist-wrangler straight out of Redmond "within weeks". But what will Microsoft do differently as opposed to the Android Wear crowd? According to Forbes, ...

Innovation, Offbeat

Ebola-combatting robots under consideration for West African deployment

Ebola robots The world's current Ebola outbreak is quickly turning into the planet's worst nightmare, and a realization of some of Hollywood's scariest post-apocalyptic movies, but an equally futuristic solution might be on the cards if robotics experts get their way. According to Computerworld, scientists are developing a new breed of robot that could act as "rolling interpreters, autonomous vehicles that could deliver food and medicine" and even specialised ones tasked with cleansing equipment and burying those who succumbed. This will remove the ...

Apple, iPad, News

Apple launches iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, 5K Retina Display iMac and new Mac Mini

iPad Air 2 Apple kinda launched this event on us with little notice. Today marks the release of the iPad Mini 3 and iPad Air 2. Their components may not even be that much of a surprise this time, as information regarding both the new Apple tablets have been seemingly leaked by the company itself. Here's an image, as obtained by 9to5mac. It can almost be certain that both will have the TouchID fingerprint recognition sensor, as well as Burst Shot mode. It's not ...

Innovation, News, Software

Firefox Hello brings accountless video chat to browsers, future smartphones

Mozilla Firefox Firefox doesn't get too much love here at Gearburn, even though it's my favourite piece of software by a country mile. It's especially sad considering that the Mozilla-built browser flaunts many bleeding-edge technologies, sometimes weeks before any other browser. Take it's latest innovation, Firefox Hello, for example. It is essentially, a cross-platform HTML5-based WebRTC (an existing web video technology) calling feature, available in Firefox Beta builds from today. But how and why is this relevant? Unlike Skype, FaceTime or Hangouts, users needn't ...

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Apple, iMac, iPad

The next Apple event preview: Gold iPads, skinnier MacBooks and OS X Yosemite

Apple October 16 Launch What's coming from Apple's 16 October event? Wouldn't you like to know? So would we, that's why we dug around for everything that's possibly coming from camp Cupertino. iPads We all know the deal by now. The new iPad Air will be thinner, lighter, faster and most likely feature TouchID. There's also some hope that there will be new colours for the iPad Air 2, especially Champagne Gold. Please let there be Champagne Gold. According to the leaks, the iPad Air 2 ...

Apple, News

Apple leaks details about iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 with Burst Mode, TouchID

iPad-Air-leak As is tradition, before the official release of Apple's latest range of iPads, Macs and its new OS X, details about the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 were leaked. The big guy's just giving us a bite of the apple to whet our appetite for the main event. Well spotted by 9to5Mac, the iPad User Guide for iOS 8.1 temporarily posted in iTunes indicated that the new iPads do in fact have TouchID which was first introduced ...


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