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  • Award winning Alto’s Odyssey coming to Android for free

    Next week the award-winning game Alto’s Odyssey will be released on Android for free. A tweet by the game’s official Twitter account confirmed that the app will launch on Google Play next Thursday, 26 July. Alto's Odyssey is a sequel to the popular 2015 game Alto’s Adventure, and was released on iOS five months ago. It won an Apple Design Award in June. Now, Android users will be able to play the game for free, while iPhone users will still have to purchase the app at $4.99 (around R66.45). Often described as “beautiful”, this endless adventure game takes you on a scenic journey...

  • Trailer: No Man’s Sky ‘NEXT’ is the game’s biggest update yet

    Nearly two years after its initial launch, No Man's Sky is getting its much-anticipated multiplayer update. Appropriately named "NEXT" the update will add a number of gameplay and visual overhauls to the game. Gamers can now team up, be joined by randos, build colonies together or grief other players. (Finally, Hello Games' director Sean Murray's promises have come true). No Man's Sky NEXT is coming July 24th. New screenshots and lots more info here:https://t.co/eeDwxMC0Mm pic.twitter.com/kml14gQEqw — Sean Murray (@NoMansSky) July 17, 2018 The base building mechanic is a pretty dramatic change, adding the ability to build shelters on any planet and adds a...

  • iFROGZ Coda Bluetooth Speaker review: cheaper than a family dinner

    What can you buy for R229? I recently dropped R212 on ingredients for brownies (they were damn good, thanks for asking). I also managed to pay for around 12 litres of petrol for about the same amount. Thanks South Africa. But if you said "a Bluetooth speaker", you would've guessed right. And perhaps surprisingly so. The iFROGZ Coda Bluetooth speaker is easily the cheapest wireless desk thumper I've ever used or reviewed. And coming in less than a family meal at your neighbourhood steak ranch, it may be one of the better bargains of the year. We've already reviewed the speaker's cousin,...

  • Astrum ST250 review: alarm clocks can still be pretty cool

    Today, we're reviewing one of the most important devices you can own: an alarm clock. Say what you will, but if smartphones didn't have built-in alarm functionality, we'd all still own one or be lost without. But the little devices have come a long way since their days of simply beeping achingly loudly at 5am every morning. They're fast becoming like smartphones: jacks of all trades. The Astrum ST250 is a good example. It's a device that meshes together a number of products -- from alarm clock to Bluetooth radio -- into a 700g package. Visually, it comfortably melds the classic clock...

  • Xiaomi teases Mi A2 on Twitter

    The Xiaomi Mi A2 may be closer than you think. The successor to the Chinese brand's first Android One smartphone is set to be unveiled on 24 July in Spain. "Are you a big fan of #MiA1? You will love this..." the company teased on Twitter. Are you a big fan of #MiA1? You will love this...#Xiaomi #AndroidOne #2isbetterthan1 pic.twitter.com/aLlfothn9g — Mi (@xiaomi) July 16, 2018 Notably, the phone pictured is the Xiaomi Mi A1, hinting that the "next gen" of the device is on its way. Like the Mi A1, the A2 will be run stock Android software instead of the MiUI-laden OS...

  • 5 simple Android games for your boring daily commute

    A long bus ride? Train delayed again? That queue to the taxi moving so slowly you feel like you’re going backwards? Never fear when your app store is near. Here’s a list of five simple and compact Android games you can play on your phone when you need to kill some time on that long, boring journey. Infinity Loop Download size: 12.25MB In this game you match up various shapes and lines to create patterns and loops. The developer, Infinity Games, describes the process as “zen” and is meant to be stress free. There’s definitely a quiet, easy going feel to this app that...

  • Sony Xperia XA2 Plus announced: here are its specs

    Sony's just added another model to its XA2 phablet line. Bearing the Plus moniker, the phone is set to join the XA2 Ultra in the larger screen ultra-mid range space. But what does it offer? For one, it's slightly smaller than its Ultra brother. That's not to say it's compact through. With a 6.0-inch screen, a length of 157mm and a depth of nearly 10mm, it's a large device. It also weighs some 205 grams; not exactly light either. The screen itself holds 2160x1080 pixels, and boasts a longer 18:9 aspect ratio. This means that the Plus has a slightly smaller bottom bezel...

  • Dear 2000s kids, have you played these 3 classic games?

    There’s probably nothing more nostalgic than seeing one of those old fashioned, box-like, gray computers and instantly being reminded of the childhood you spent battling aliens, shooting down bad guys and rescuing precious artifacts to your heart’s content. For me, some of the most memorable classic PC games were all from the 90s, even though I was only born halfway through the era. But what about those of you born after 1999? Have you played some of these classic titles? Duke Nukem 3D It’s the story line everyone loves -- aliens are taking over Earth and only one man can stop them....

  • LG Q7 launches in South Africa: here’s how much it’ll cost

    Gunning for the South African mid-range segment, Korean firm LG has today launched its Q7 smartphone. The phone itself was launched globally in May, but arrives in South Africa just a few weeks after the flagship LG G7. Internally, there's an unnamed 1.5Ghz quad-core CPU paired with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and microSD card support. Up front, there's an 18:9 5.5-inch 2160x1080 display and an 8MP selfie camera. There's a single 13MP sensor around the back. The device is set to debut with Android 8.0 Oreo, and feature LTE support, but not WiFi 802.11 ac support. The LG Q7 does however feature...

  • Huawei Nova 3 ‘debuts’ with two 24MP cameras and Kirin 970

    Be it a mistake or a marketing stunt, the Huawei Nova 3 has been launched before its launch. Listed on Chinese ecommerce site VMall, the latest phone from the Chinese manufacturer has been revealed in all its mid-range glory. At its heart, the device will sport a HiSilicon Kirin 970 chipset, featuring four A73 cores running at 2.4GHz, and four 1.8GHz A53 cores. You'll also get 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, while a 3750mAh battery keeps the lights on. Notably, the phone features a massive 6.3-inch display (with a notch), and a middle-rear fingerprint reader. Above it and slightly to the...