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  • ‘Mortal Kombat X’, Conan’s ‘Minecraft’ and Freddy’s pizza: this week’s 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? It has been a long, long week and the best way to bring it to a close is with a round of your favourite beverage and our TGIF video roundup. Don’t you agree? This week we’ve got a new teaser trailer for Mortal Kombat X‘s slimiest character, Reptile. For the small reason that is Minecraft, Conan O’Brien of all people unleashed a portion of his show made within Mojang‘s block world. We also have gameplay...

  • Samsung Galaxy S6 rumour roundup: TouchWiz bloat be gone

    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...

  • Microsoft Office for Android is now live, Outlook available for ‘preview’

    Well, that didn’t take long at all. After Microsoft unveiled an Office preview for Android just a few weeks ago, Microsoft has officially released a final version of Word, Excel and PowerPoint for Google’s highly successful Android mobile platform. It’s clear that Microsoft’s dreaming big with a drive towards placing its products on every device imaginable. This will be made possible on the OS level thanks to Windows 10, but what about its other software offerings? Microsoft Office for Android is pretty much a move in the same vein and will give millions of tablet users access to the company’s...

  • It’s official: the Apple Watch will be unleashed in April

    While Apple revealed its latest earnings today, celebrating a huge milestone for its iPhone sales, CEO Tim Cook amped up the event by announcing that the long-awaited Apple Watch launch would happen in April. The launch date debunks previous rumours that the watch would be released in March, with production issues getting in the way of everyone’s party. As heard via the grapevine, production was delayed due to issues relating to the Apple Watch’s battery life. Earlier this week, reports suggested that the smartwatch would carry an average (unimpressive) battery life of around two days — something the Cupertino giant really wanted fixed. Read more: Apple Watch...

  • ‘Gat Out of Hell’, ‘Fable Legends’ and Kirby’s rainbows: this week’s 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? Once again, Monday has romped around the corner faster than we could put together a delicious TGIF roundup. And that’s okay. Mondays are terrible, but they needn’t be. For some though, things just can’t get any worse. Like the chaps failing hard in this past week’s video fails roundup. We have a look at the latest in the Saints Row series Gat Out of Hell. Yes, although it’s a standalone expansion pack for Saints Row...

  • Mouse Box is a computer in mouse’s clothing

    Microcomputing is a trend that’ll make massive waves in the future. Unlike smartphones, downsizing otherwise large and cumbersome computing devices like laptops and all-in-ones, seems to be the formula for manufacturers trying to hitch onto the next big thing. Now a Polish company has taken this one step further, and probably as far as many would want to go. Introducing Mouse Box. It’s a mouse with a computer housed beneath its clickers. Boasting a a 1.4GHz ARM CPU, 128GB flash storage, HDMI out, Wi-Fi and USB 3.0 support, its more impressive than some actual laptops on the market. And it’s...

  • Leatherman’s stylish and clever Tread bracelet has 25 DIY features

    Leatherman, the company that’s responsible for those multitool pocket knives and tools your dad give you on your birthday, has unveiled another pretty awesome tool — a multifunctional bracelet. The stylish wearable marks the first move for the company to go into the wearable — and thus fashion — scene. Although not as smart in the tech sense of the term, the device is clever nonetheless. The stainless steel bracelet, dubbed the Tread, carries 25 different features, from box wrenches to screwdrivers. Leatherman’s president Ben Rivera explains that the idea came to him while he was on a trip to...

  • Xbox One to Windows 10 device streaming coming in 2015

    There’s a lot of Windows 10 related news clogging up the internet’s veins this morning, but one piece of news stands out for PC gamers and users of the Xbox One console. Last night, Xbox chief Phil Spenser announced that Windows 10 devices will benefit from game streaming directly from the Xbox One console, practically allowing gamers to play Xbox One titles from the comfort of their tablets or any other Windows 10 device. As we noted last night, it’s a feature that Microsoft really should’ve taken by the scruff of the neck before but at least moving into the...

  • This ‘Destiny’ player automagically levels up his Titan while he sleeps

    Hmm, we love the smell of a good hack in the morning. Whether it be the solder vapour wafting around or the elated feeling you get when you realise you haven’t botched it all up, there’s something life-changing about tweaking something to suit your will. We bet this Destiny player is pretty chuffed with himself right about now too. 2014’s most eagerly anticipated game turned out to be a massive let down for all who love an exciting, ravishing and instantly gratifying game. Hours of slogging and grafting are required to level up in the game, which makes it a...

  • Microsoft’s ‘Spartan’ browser may support Google Chrome extensions

    It’s no secret that Microsoft’s Internet Explorer was a massive flop this decade, taking a beating from the likes of Chrome and Firefox in the power user stakes. Realising this, Microsoft has been developing its next-gen browser behind closed doors to form part of its Windows 10 ecosystem. Codenamed “Spartan“, piece of code will likely go a long way to rectifying IE’s terrible street cred, and news has surfaced of Microsoft’s cunning plan. Read more: 10 things you should know before Microsoft’s Windows 10 mobile event Neowin has today reported that Spartan and Google Chrome extensions may hold hands in the future,...

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