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  • Windows 10 updates, ‘Mad Max’ mayhem and ‘GTA V’ wildlife: the TGIF Video Roundup

    TGIF, and we really shouldn’t be at work, but that won’t stop us from gandering through the week’s best tech, gadget and gaming videos, now will it? If you missed last week’s roundup, catch it below. Read more: Samsung Galaxy S6 bendgate and ‘Game of Hyrule’ trailer: the TGIF Video Roundup We’ve been shirking our Friday duties of bringing you the best videos from around the web, and you know what, we’re bad. Bad Gearburn! But the TGIF Video Roundup is back this week, and we have a few new trailers, gameplays and flashbacks for your enjoyment. As a taste, we have a...

  • iPhone 7 rumour roundup: Apple gets flexible

    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 is planning an iPhone 6...

  • Possible Microsoft Lumia flagship hinted with 5.7-inch 1080p screen

    We’re not too sure what to make of AdDuplex‘s most recent blog post. The company’s monthly Phone Statistics Report — which garners information taken from Windows Phone devices — sheds some light on a new Microsoft Lumia device boasting a 1080p 5.7-inch screen, which may or may not be the Lumia flagship we’ve been waiting for. Such a large 1080p screen isn’t unheard of in a mid-range device — just ask Huawei or Samsung — but it does seem a bit weak, considering that it is the first Microsoft-branded Lumia flagship we’ll see launched. The timing of the news, however, is extremely...

  • Nintendo to offer black ‘Splatoon’ Premium Pack bundle come 19 June

    We’re all waiting patiently for Splatoon coming a little later next month, but Nintendo South Africa has plans to bolster sales of the game and its Wii U console well after its 29 May release date. Nintendo has announced that it will be offering a Nintendo Wii U Splatoon Premium Pack bundle, available from 19 June. “This inkredible bundle includes a disc copy of Splatoon alongside a black premium Wii U console with 32GB* of storage, plus a black Wii U GamePad controller,” jovially notes the presser. If you’re not quite sure what Splatoon is, or what it’s a big deal...

  • LG G4 preview: all you need to know [update]

    20 April: The Verge is reporting that it has somehow acquired a video of the LG G4’s camera in action. If you fancy a gander, check it out here. 13 April: There have been a spate of new leaks coming from the LG camp, including news on the phone’s rear, the camera sensors and the internal specifications. Find updates below. Another day, another device flagship soon to be ushered through the production doors to greet the big, wide world. What am I talking about? Well, there has been a manufacturer keeping its cards rather close to its chest since its curved...

  • Huawei Ascend Mate 7 has a superb set of cameras [Gallery]

    If you’ve perused our review of the Huawei Ascend Mate 7, you would’ve realised that we quite enjoyed the device. Even if it was enormous in comparison to most devices, the Huawei Ascend Mate 7 exhibited the type of usability and practicality we’ve only really seen on tablets twice its size. With that said, it should also be mentioned that its cameras are pretty damn impressive too. Read more: Huawei Ascend Mate 7 review: beautifully balanced With the device firmly glued to his hand, Andy took the Huawei Ascend Mate 7 on a tour around the Western Cape of South Africa, to...

  • We’d definitely buy this 3D ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ game, if it was a game

    Can Sonic the Hedgehog be put in the same “iconic character” category as the likes of Mario and Link? Well, we believe so, and so do these chaps it seems. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Paper Mario, a production team going by the name of pipocaVFX has made every gamer giddy with excitement. While Mario and Link have seen their respective series gain entertaining high-definition 3D remasterings and re-imaginings, SEGA‘s Sonic hasn’t really been that privileged. The last Sonic game (Sonic Boom) if anyone dares to remember, was pretty damn terrible, but pipocaVFX’s dream of a 2D Sonic game with...

  • Patch Tuesday April 2015: 4 critical updates, ‘Redirect to SMB’ unpatched

    How time flies. It was just a year ago when Microsoft pushed its final updates to Windows XP, once its crowned jewel. This year though, and this month’s Patch Tuesday, saw a host of updates for its newer operating systems, Windows 7 and Windows 8, and a few for Microsoft Office as well. This doesn’t quite tell the entire story though. Prior to Patch Tuesday (this month falling on 14 April), a near-twenty-year-old vulnerability was found to be lurking in practically all of Microsoft’s OSes, and a number of software packages from various other vendors. But first, let’s talk about what...

  • Houdt flaunts snazzy, exclusive custom covers for iPhone range [Gallery]

    Houdt, a local device accessories and lifestyle brand, has announced a collaboration with South African artists and designers to launch an exclusive range of swanky iPhone 5, iPhone 5s and iPhone 6 covers. Houdt’s usually known for crafting unique device covers from wood (among other peripherals), and the limited edition range is no exception to this earthy rule. The covers feature works from the following local artists: Kronk Marchant KimVV Liza-Marie AmIcollective Clement Hanno “Each artist has produced 50 beautiful handcrafted handsets available in Rosewood,” notes the presser. The covers can be found on Houdt’s official site ranging in price from R499 for the iPhone 5 range, and R599...

  • Sharp reveals 4K IGZO smartphone screen with 806 pixels per inch

    Don’t you dare tell Sharp‘s employees that something’s ludicrous, because sure enough, they will go ahead and do it anyway. What on earth am I talking about? Try a 5.5-inch 4K screen with a pixel density of over 800ppi. Right, still not over 9000, sure, but it absolutely destroys the current pixel density leader — the Samsung Galaxy S6 — with a measly 500-odd pixels per inch. The IZGO technology is also claimed to increase contrast ration and colour quality while drawing less power overall. It’s the “world’s first” 4K (2160×3840) display and will likely see the light of production day sometime...

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