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  • Samsung Galaxy Note 5 rumour roundup: is this the new Note?

    If a wad of new information is to be believed then the Samsung Galaxy Note 5's launch is just around the corner and not in September as previously understood. 12 August is a date that has been floating around recently, and would suggest that Samsung plans to release its upgraded phablet before Apple announces its iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. But while we've seen an array of leaked spec sheets, benchmarks and renders, it's difficult to pinpoint exactly what we'll see from the world's primary phone manufacturer. So, before the launch -- be it in August or at IFA 2015...

  • OnePlus 2 is the $329 wake up call Samsung and Apple needed

    There are whispers among the industry elite suggesting that the smartphone market is getting about as boring as the first four episodes of a Game of Thrones season, and that has largely been true. Samsung has been chasing Apple. Xiaomi has been largely beating Apple. And Huawei is slowly making its presence felt in the South African market. And speaking of Chinese manufacturers, OnePlus is the latest company to show its 2015 smartphone hand, and my, what a full house it is. The OnePlus 2, due to be launched today but previewed by a select few prior, is quite the evolution...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Xbox One price drops by R800 in South Africa

    Prima Interactive, the prime importer of Microsoft's Xbox One console in South Africa, has announced that it will be dropping the price of the console by R800 from tomorrow, 23 July 2015. "Thursday, 23 July 2015 is D-day. The recommended price on the XboxOne 500G console will drop by R800. Buying the console now also brings with it the promise of access to the world’s best games and the best online gaming experience,” explained Prima CEO Ian Hepplewhite. The previous RRP stood at R6299 but will subsequently drop to R5499, which now means that Microsoft's console undercuts the Sony PlayStation 4...

  • South African retailer Loot reveals ‘Dead Island: Definitive Edition’ is coming

    It's the year of remasters and revived titles it seems, and we can add yet another game to that list if Loot's new set of listings are to be believed. The South African retailer is now listing none other than a game titled Dead Island: Definitive Edition, which will excite anyone who has played Techland's other game, Dying Light or waiting patiently for the former's sequel. Dead Island wasn't a brilliant game, but it's about as whimsical as undead titles go, so a remaster will really add some much needed 1080p lustre to all the gangrenous gore. Loot's currently listing a...

  • Bethesda releases some tasty Fallout 4 footage [video]

    It's perhaps an understatement to suggest that Fallout 4 is the most eagerly anticipated game of the year. With its launch date a bit too far for some (10 November) but fast approaching, Bethesda has given us another little snippet of gameplay that perhaps sheds a little more light on what we're all in for. Yes, most of it is rehashed footage from the company's massive E3 2015 extravaganza, but it does allow us to pick through the pieces at a more subatomic level. For one, it seems that there will be more than just humans you'll have to defeat in...

  • Microsoft Windows 10 will be sold on convenient USB drives

    In a show of how hip and happening Microsoft's new tech outlook is, the company will be offering Windows 10 on USB flash drives for the first time in its OS release history, as well as more traditional means. "Windows 10 will be available on USB drives for purchase in retail channels shortly after launch," the company told VentureBeat. The drives have been available on Amazon for pre-order, starting at US$120 for the Home edition and US$200 for the Pro version, which will pack a few more goodies than the standard breed. It's a suave move from the company considering that many...