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  • 5 iconic video game characters that stood the test of time

    What would the world of video games be without its champions, a string of digital personalities that has kept us captivated and immersed in their strange fictional worlds? While most of these characters barely see the light of day and quickly disappear into obscurity, there are a select few that have stood the test of time. And to this day are able to rally us behind their cause. We’ve decided to pay homage to these characters, so that they and all who read this may know that they are loved in all their senseless glory. Each character you see on this list...

  • Donald Trump’s trying to save ZTE from complete meltdown

    While a seemingly forlorn ZTE was tweeting about Mother's Day on Sunday, an unlikely saviour of the strickened company emerged. US President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday that he was working to give ZTE "a way to get back into business, fast". President Xi of China, and I, are working together to give massive Chinese phone company, ZTE, a way to get back into business, fast. Too many jobs in China lost. Commerce Department has been instructed to get it done! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 13, 2018 "Too many jobs in China lost. Commerce Department has been instructed to get it done!"...

  • Huawei’s R26k Porsche Design Mate RS now available in South Africa

    It's not often that a smartphone retails for the same price as a second hand family car, but the Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS is the exception. The company today announced that the phone will be available in South Africa, and offered exclusively through MTN. "The Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS represents the pinnacle of technology through features such as the world’s first dual fingerprint design including an innovative in-screen fingerprint sensor, the world’s first Artificial Intelligence (AI) processor and Leica triple camera with 40MP image capture," the company writes in a release. "This device will surpass the performance expectations of even...

  • Huawei’s 4 Y Series phones get South African pricing

    We have the Mate series, the P series, and now Huawei's refreshed Y Series is heading for South Africa too. The company's "youth" range includes four devices, from the Huawei Y3 2018 at the lowest end to the Huawei Y7 2018 heading up the range. But don't expect these devices to cost a fortune. Pricing spans between R999 and R2999, with each of the four devices offering something a little different. Huawei Y3 2018 is the company's first Android Go device, running Android's lightweight version of Android Oreo. It's not wildly exciting otherwise, sporing a 5.0-inch 854x480 screen, a Mediatek MT6737M chipset,...

  • Here’s the Sony Xperia XZ2 contract pricing for South Africa

    It's taken a few weeks, but the the Sony Xperia ZZ2 is now available in South Africa, with contract pricing information in tow. The Japanese manufacturer's latest flagship sports the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset, 6GB of RAM, a 18:9 5.7-inch screen and a 19MP rear camera capable of slow motion video recording at 1080p at 960 frames per second. It's a nice package, and Sony's most exciting flagship on paper for quite some time. But how much will you need to fetch in South Africa to own one? Vodacom: R599 per month for 24 months on a uChoose Flexi 165 Free extras...

  • US export ban kills ZTE’s international operations

    Chinese smartphone manufacturer ZTE may have to shutter its doors for good, this after sanctions placed on the firm by the US has made it extremely difficult to source parts from key US companies. On Wednesday, the firm confirmed that its international operations have been terminated, which means that its devices will no longer retail in the likes of South Africa. This may have a knock on effect for South African companies that rely on ZTE's technology, notably MTN. "Networks that use ZTE equipment include South Africa, Nigeria, and Uganda. Some smaller networks such South Sudan, Republic of Congo Brazzaville, and Republic...

  • Fans petition Blizzard to play Overwatch League Stage 4 on the current patch

    Overwatch League's Stage 4 may be played on a patch that does not include the rework of Hanzo, and fans are pissed. Currently, the game is played on the last stable patch, which Blizzard claims gives teams an adequate amount of time to practice. However this meant that Stage 3 saw an old version of Blizzard World used, not the version currently live on global servers. A quick visit to r/CompetitiveOverwatch today, and you can get a taste of how fans of the game and League are reacting. "Pros should play the same game we all have to play and suffer through....

  • Android P: 3 major features you should know about [I/O 2018]

    It still doesn't have an official name, but Android P is this week available to download and test on a number of devices. In fact, if you happen to have a Sony Xperia XZ2, or Nokia 7 Plus, you may be able to receive an official Android P beta build from your vendor. If not, you're just going to have to see what's brand new in this piece. AI everywhere Google's word of 2018 is AI apparently. From its news product to Android, AI is going to be everywhere in the company's future. And I'm already tired of its countless references to...

  • 5 must-watch map sets from Overwatch League Stage 3

    Beyond the halfway point of the Overwatch League, teams are beginning to gel. There's practically no "weak" team in the League, even if some still awaited their first win. But it's clear that with some of Stage 1's maps returning, this Stage would be even more tactical and aggressive than ever. And boy, was it. Here are a few matches -- besides the semi-finals and final -- you should watch if you missed the Stage, or just want to relive it. Dallas Fuel vs Seoul Dynasty Day one of week two of stage three (breathe) kicked off with the classic EnVyUs vs Lunatic...

  • Huawei P20 Pro review: not the sum of its cameras

    A certain Gene Jiao, Huawei's president of MEA, once told me that it's not the number of lenses you stick on a smartphone that's important, it's how you use the cameras you have. If this were true the Huawei P20 Pro would still have two lenses, like the P10 before it. Hell, it would have a single lens like the P8. So when the Huawei P20 Pro debuted with three cameras at the back, I raised an eyebrow. When it landed on our bench for review, I was dealing with a mild bout of smartphone fatigue. Nokia just had a local launch....