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All posts by Nur Bremmen: Staff Reporter

Nur Bremmen: Staff Reporter
Nur is an enigma with a passion for creating words. He recently entered a love affair with technology and chorizo sausages. He travels a lot -- you catch him, if you can, at a Silicon Cape event every now and again.
  • Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum features Romer G switches, all the colours

    Logitech is on a bit of a roll this month. The company on Friday announced its new G502 Proteus Spectrum gaming mouse, and now, it's adding a new keyboard to its roster. The Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum is its name, and if it sounds a lot like the G910 that we reviewed last year, you aren't too far off. It boasts the same switches developed extensively by Logitech, dubbed Romer G, and the same 16.8-million colour RGB effects, but it has a much smaller desk footprint. Related: Logitech G910 Orion Spark review: the best keyboard you'll ever use "We met with dozens of...

  • You could’ve played Red Dead Redemption on Xbox One this weekend

    If you're a canny NeoGAF trawler and Xbox One owner, you probably would've stumbled across a post this weekend, suggesting that Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption is available to play on Xbox One as a backwards compatible game. Well, yes, it was. But isn't anymore. Although gamers have downloaded the 2010 classic Western shooter and played the hell out of it this weekend, it wasn't officially released by Microsoft or Rockstar. So the former pulled it from the roster. Microsoft's Larry Major Nelson Hyrb, took to Reddit to explain the move, and noted that the game is currently in a testing phase...

  • Android Wear updates, makes its smartwatches smarter

    For those rolling around with Android Wear smartwatches, listen up, because that ticker's finally getting a software update. And it's a big one. Krystal Higgins, Android Wear's UX designer, took to Google's Official Android Blog to outline the advancements coming to users in the next few weeks, and the set of updates largely seek to improve user-watch interaction. Users can now listen to calls and messages from their wrists. Of course, this only really applies to devices with speakers -- the Huawei Watch and 49mm Asus ZenWatch 2 are the two examples at present. Google's also including gesture support to the system,...

  • Nintendo’s Miitomo will launch in March alongside My Nintendo

    Nintendo has outlined the granular details for its fans interested in its first mobile game, Miitomo. The company announced that the game will arrive on Android and iOS devices in March, but it will not be open to absolutely everyone. Instead, signing up for a new Nintendo Account service will automatically put you in line to pre-order the game. Users can sign up to the service using "their existing email, social media accounts or current Nintendo Network IDs", the company explains. "People who pre-register will be among the first to be notified about the availability of Miitomo when it launches in March....

  • Ubisoft, Humble join forces for latest Humble Bundle

    If this month's Xbox Games for Gold or PlayStation Plus February games haul isn't enough for you, there's a new Humble Bundle available brimming with Ubisoft games. And we aren't just talking about old Ubisoft games either. Tom Clancy's The Division makes an appearance for those keen on the 8 March-debuting shooter. But as Humble's usual "pay what you want" philosophy goes, these games are only available at certain tiers. So let's break it down: Paying US$1 will get you Call of Juarez: Gunslinger, Grow Home and Rayman Origins. Related: Humble Monthly Bundle offers a digital gaming package every month Paying more than...

  • Tom Clancy’s The Division beta extended by 24 hours

    Ubisoft's latest multiplayer shooter-cum-RPG, The Division, is currently in its beta phase, with the developers ironing out online bugs and in game glitches while giving users a taste of what's to come. But due to the positive reception of the title, and the number of beta users currently on the waitlist, the company has decided to extended the beta by another day. The announcement was made by Ubisoft's community manager Natchai Stappers on The Division's official forum: Over the last few days, we’ve seen an incredible amount of excitement for the game, leading to many of you registering on the waitlist...

  • BlackBerry PRIV is heading to South Africa next week

    BlackBerry has today announced that the BlackBerry PRIV -- it's first Android smartphone -- will be on sale in South Africa from next week, beginning 1 February. The handset will be available through Cell C, MTN, and Vodacom. While pricing is yet unconfirmed, Orange Store South Africa is currently selling the device for R14 218. BlackBerry has noted that the price is carrier-dependent. The BlackBerry PRIV will come with Android Lollipop, but also feature some of the company's security software, including DTEK application monitoring, a verified boot sector to prevent OS tampering and full support for BlackBerry's enterprise suite, including BES...

  • Microsoft Surface tablets derp during NFL playoff game, affected team loses

    If you've ever watched an American Football match, you'll understand just how important sideline tactics are. They're frankly the meat and potatoes of the entire sport, and if you're unable to relay instructions to your troops between plays, you're as dead as, well, these Microsoft Surface tablets. In a bid to get more Surfaces in the hands or more people, Microsoft partnered with the NFL to provide tablets to the management of NFL teams, but they aren't the management or players' favourite devices right now. This weekend, during a game between Denver Broncos and New England Patriots (a playoff game, mind),...

  • iPhone 6S hit with battery percentage bug, Apple investigating

    A new iPhone 6S bug has surfaced which disables battery percentage updates in certain cases, according to Apple. While the company is well aware of the bug and are in the process of "investigating the cause and a solution", the bug will affect users of the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus who travel across time zones quite often. According to some Reddit users, the iPhone 6 Plus is also affected. "If you change the time on your iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus manually or change time zones when traveling, you might notice that the battery percentage doesn't update,"...

  • [Update] Tom Clancy’s The Division multiplayer beta scheduled for January 2016

    Update: Ubisoft has confirmed that the planned closed beta will take place between 28 and 31 January 2016. Xbox One users will get in first, followed by PC and PlayStation 4 a day later. If you don't happen to have a code, you can also join a waiting list outlined in the aforementioned link. After a long, long wait, it seems that Ubisoft's The Division is just around the corner, and the multiplayer beta even closer. A UPlay app entry, today spotted by WCCFTech, suggests that the beta's scheduled for January 2016, or literally just a few days from now. There was...