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  • rAge 2015 Johannesburg tickets available from 1 September

    NAG's Really Awesome Gaming Expo, also known as rAge, is drawing ever nearer. Today, the publisher announced that tickets are now available to purchase from Computicket, from 1 September. The country's biggest gaming, geekery and online entertainment expo will see the madness return to the TicketPro Dome in Northgate, Johannesburg. Day ticket – R100 per person (Tickets available at the door or at Computicket) Weekend ticket – R250 per person (Tickets available at the door or at Computicket) Kids under 6 – Free Shuttle Ticket – R80 per person return trip, Sandton Gautrain Station (Tickets only available at Computicket) "As South Africa’s largest gaming, technology,...

  • iPhone 7 rumour roundup: iPhone 6S poised to destroy wallets everywhere

    Feature image: Anton Porsche 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...

  • Android Marshmallow update roundup: LG G3 to miss out?

    Google just loves confectionery and after the slow adoption rate of Android Lollipop, Google will hope that the softer Android Marshmallow will filter through devices more efficiently. Although many smartphones haven't even received Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, there's already talk from other manufacturers about their move to the latest, bleeding edge version of Android. So, with that said, when will your device receive its Android Marshmallow update? Marshmallow will be officially released in September, so we should expect some degree of chatter about it fairly soon. We'll be updating this piece regularly as more information per manufacturer is made available, so stay tuned...

  • LG Watch Urbane Luxe is a 23-carat gold, limited edition swag-watch

    For more IFA 2015 happenings, live updates and deeper analysis, keep locked onto our IFA 2015 portal. Previously, swagger and street credibility was largely limited to established watchmaker names like Rolex and Hublot. Well, times are clearly changing. In a bid to make its smartwatches a little more attractive to the business and monetary elite, LG has dipped it's Watch Urbane in 23-carat gold, and slapped a US$1200 price tag onto it. It's called the LG Watch Urbane Luxe, and that Luxe modifier is there for a reason. This thing's about as distinguished as smartwatches come, with an alligator leather strap and...

  • Sony Xperia Z5 Premium to be revealed at IFA 2015 with 4K screen, 23MP camera [video]

    For more IFA 2015 happenings, live updates and deeper analysis, keep locked onto our IFA 2015 portal. If you're a Sony fan, particularly a Sony smartphone fan, you're going to want to sit down for this. Gizmodo has spotted another leak of Sony's alleged latest and greatest device -- the Sony Xperia Z5 -- and it looks an absolutely cracker (and blows the Xperia Z4v, pictured above, to bits). There will allegedly be three variants of the device, including the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact, the Sony Xperia Z5 "standard" and the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium, with all three devices boasting some seriously...

  • Gearburn on Hashtag Radio episode #2: mid-range phones, online security and more Windows 10

    Gearburn on Hashtag Radio is a new monthly segment where our editor Andy Walker, Hashtag Radio’s Zaid Kriel and another in-studio guest talk gaming, gadgets and all things tech. This week, TFG Tech Magazine editor Gavin Dudley joins the conversation. It has been another bumper week in technology, and that's without even mentioning IFA 2015 coming up next week. With that as a launch pad, and the recently launched LG G4 Beat as the fuel, we discuss the onslaught of mid-range phones that look to undercut their more expensive flagship siblings. Which mid-range device should you buy? What defines a mid-range smartphone?...

  • Windows 10 now calls 75-million devices home

    Microsoft's on quite a software run of late. After unveiling versions of its Office platform for the likes of iOS and Android earlier this year, it put the cherry on top with Windows 10 -- the OS that was billed to reinvigorate the stagnant Redmond company. Based on new data, it seems that the latter claim was absolutely accurate. Windows 10 has been installed on a notable 75-million devices in just under a month since its worldwide launch. That's insanely impressive, but largely down to the free installation model. To put this number into perspective, according to Ars Technica, Windows 8...

  • ASUS shoves 256GB storage into its ZenFone 2 Deluxe Special Edition

    After shoving a 5000mAh battery in its ZenFone Max, it seems that ASUS is getting the hang of cramming its smartphones with bigger and better things. The latest device in question is a special edition of the ZenFone 2 Deluxe with a quite remarkable trump card: 256GB of internal storage. Eat your heart out, Samsung. Traditionally, 64GB seemed to be the internal storage ceiling with a few manufacturers dipping its paws into the 128GB splash pool, but we definitely haven't come close to seeing 256GB yet, and especially not on a mass produced device. Now, ASUS is overtaking its rivals in...

  • Android One arrives in Africa with the $90 Infinix Hot 2

    Google is bringing it's Android One programme to Africa, finally. Jumia, one of Africa's biggest ecommerce players, has announced that it will be retailing a phone molded under the guise of Google's Android One scheme to African markets this year. The device in question is the Infinix Hot 2. "Google’s Android One is testament to Google’s customer centric efforts. Android One smartphones are poised to be customer favorite and I foresee a great demand for them. Jumia is thrilled to be in the forefront of this revolution," noted Fatoumata Ba, MD of Jumia Nigeria. Android One was announced alongside Android Lollipop...

  • Chinese OUYE console is a $70 Frankenstein PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

    Here's a thought: what would happen if Sony and Microsoft ever joined forces to create a console in this current generation? A Chinese company is hoping to make this a reality, in a somewhat convoluted way. It's creation is called the OUYE, and its about as blatant a ripoff as ripoffs come, even in the history of Chinese products we've seen over the years. Boasting the distinctive grate from the Xbox One's enormous exhaust fan and the slanting dual pillar design of the PlayStation 4, it's essentially the unwanted bastard child of two companies that had a little too much wine...