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  • Huawei launches twin-camera Honor 6 Plus, does iPhones better than Apple

    Huawei makes some good handsets without copying any of its rivals, so when the company launches a phone that’s pretty much an iPhone 6 Plus imitator — from its name to it’s physical appearance — you’re inclined to scratch your head. At least I am. The Huawei Honor 6 Plus is a gorgeous phone in its own right though (don’t get me wrong) and hilariously, is probably a better bargain than the phone it takes its name from. Unveiled to the world this week in Beijing, the Honor 6 Plus may sound like it’s rival and look like it’s rival, but...

  • Samsung Galaxy S6 rumour roundup: will we see a January unveiling?

    Usually around mid-September, the world gears up for Apple’s annual iDevice announcement. We personally love this time of year as rumour upon rumour surfaces of what is purported to be Cupertino’s latest device. Although it makes us spectacularly giddy, this year’s batch of rumours spoiled the launch for us. Thanks to the hordes of leakers, we knew exactly what to expect, and they weren’t too far off when wrong either. Perhaps the only surprise was the Apple Watch. Come December, and the rumour mill has been churned into life a little later than usual following news that Samsung is about to launch...

  • Fails, sharks and Minecraft mazes: this week’s greatest gaming and gadget videos

    It’s Friday, 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? People are always doing great, stupid and simply dumbfounding things on the internet. More often than not, the good folk with recording devices capture these priceless moments and upload them to video libraries across the web, giving us a chance to view them. This week, we venture into the block-brained fun of Minecraft to build a truly unique and rather organic game within a game, then it’s a trip through gamer infamy with this...

  • Sold-out PlayStation 4 Anniversary Edition selling for up to $20k on eBay

    You know that super-rare, nostalgia-inducing PlayStation 4 Anniversary Edition console that Sony just released, right? Well, it just got even more exclusive. That’s right, all 12 300 of them are sold out and those Sony fans who didn’t get one are throwing an internet fit. Annoyingly, and much to Sony’s discredit, the company decided to distribute many of the consoles at this past weekend’s PlayStation Experience event in Las Vegas. But what happened to the others? It seems that without any warning, the console went live online catching weary-eyed gamers and collectors unaware. All consoles available sold out in under two...

  • Ralph Baer — a tribute to the gaming console’s spirit animal

    It has been a sad week for the gaming, and technology fraternity in general. One of the pioneering fathers of the gaming console as we know it, Ralph Baer, has passed away age 92. For many, Baer isn’t a name that comes up often in most conversations, and even less so when the console war is mentioned, but he was probably the most integral cornerstone of today’s gaming culture. Born in Germany, Rudolf Baer left Europe with his family before World War Two’s Kristallnacht and fled to New York City. He soon changed his name thereafter. Sure, he wasn’t responsible for building...

  • PS4 update 2.03 brings stability improvements, new themes

    If your console was plugged in and connected to the internet last night, you probably would’ve noticed an update had been installed. Version 2.03 for the PS4 system was issued by Sony to address software stability. This update didn’t bring any eye-popping goodies unfortunately, but a more stable and reliable system is an equally good way to a gamer’s heart. A few new themes are also included. Earlier this year, update 2.00 “Masamune” introduced major feature improvements and additions including Share Play, YouTube sharing, a USB music player (finally), custom theme options and a host of other improvements. This 217MB update however,...

  • Xbox Live temporarily knocked on its face thanks to hackers

    After such a good Black Friday showing for the company’s current-gen console, Xbox Live has just about recovered from a DDOS attack earlier today, which led to server downtime for many users on both sides of the Atlantic. Although the service seems to be stable at the time of writing, earlier today the hacker group named Lizard Squad claimed responsibility for plunging the service into darkness. The hacker group seems to enjoy messing with gamers’ livelihoods, having previously taken credit for knocking down PlayStation Network earlier this year, as well as League of Legends and World of Warcraft servers too. Although it...

  • 5 videos that will get you excited about ‘The Crew’ all over again

    The Crew has probably been one of the most eagerly anticipated racing games of recent memory. Sure, it’s not as pure as the Forza or Gran Turismo series, but its new open world, social take on an age-old genre has got many a tongue wagging, and many a right foot tapping. The game has been in my Christmas stocking list for quite a while now and tomorrow it’ll finally be released to a worldwide and extremely patient-up-to-now audience. A new take on driving games will see a more social, open world experience than before. Think of it like GTA V with an...

  • Intel, Google will join forces to craft next version of Google Glass

    According to reports from the Wall Street Journal, Google might dump Texas Instruments in favour of Intel horsepower in the next iteration of Google Glass. Currently, the American chip manufacturer provides the thrust behind Google Glass, but the internet giant may turn its back on America in search of Taiwanese silicon, suggest people familiar with the matter. Intel does have considerable experience in producing lightweight, energy efficient CPUs, but primarily for larger devices. The move should come as no surprise though, especially since Intel has been vying for a larger mobile device market share. Of course, that hasn’t gone particularly swimmingly of...

  • Samsung’s latest patent runs rings, quarters around its smartwatches’ interface

    If you think Apple’s Digital Crown smartwatch navigation system is awesome, wait until you see Samsung’s latest patent. Like those cool Nineties watches of old, Samsung‘s patent involves a rotating ring around the smartwatch‘s face, that allows the user to call up and change menus and other visual gismos on the watch’s interface. It solves the most annoying thing about smartwatches — their inability to be controlled in a cohesive and efficient manner. Touchscreens, although sometimes favorable, leave a lot to be desired in terms of usability for such a small screen. But Samsung’s answer may be the most innovative concept developed...

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