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  • Windows 10 Insiders will get Windows 10 for free, according to blog post

    We're just over a month away from Microsoft's biggest software launch in many a year, and Windows 10 Insiders have had a substantial role to play in the crafting of the new operating system. For this, Microsoft has announced in a blog post that Windows Insiders, regardless of their Windows 7 or 8 license status, will get the OS for free once its released. The news also suggests that those previously running illegitimate versions of Windows 7 or Windows 8 will get Windows 10 absolutely free, as long as they are Insiders and registered to use Windows 10 with an...

  • Nokia’s planning a smartphone renaissance, according to new report

    After former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop left Microsoft this week, there have been rumours abound suggesting that Nokia might be organising a little reunion, and return to the smartphone business altogether. Even though this was labeled as nonsense just a few weeks ago by the company, an interview published in Germany's Manager Magazin (spotted by Reuters) suggests that it's absolutely a possibility. Nokia (at least according to current CEO Rajeev Suri) is seriously thinking about a smartphone comeback. "We will look for suitable partners," Suri revealed in the interview. "Microsoft makes mobile phones. We would simply design them and then make the...

  • Computex 2015 roundup: 7 products that left us very impressed

    The annual Computex show held in Taipei, Taiwan is one of the most impressive computer and technology expos in the world, and the 2015 edition was no different. We've seen some impressive products at the show. Here are seven products that left us impressed the most, for some reason or the other. Nvidia GTX 980 Ti Nvidia knocked the ball out of the park when it revealed Maxwell 2-based GTX Titan X, the most powerful consumer class GPU in the world. It didn’t become a massive hit just because its raw power. It is one of the most power-efficient high-end GPU....

  • Nintendo Wii U update goes live, removes TVii service in Europe

    If you happen to be one of the select few to have a Wii U console beneath your television, you'll be happy to know that Nintendo today pushed a new update that patches a whole host of bugs and sheds a little bit of weight, according to NintendoLife. Update 5.4.0 focuses mainly on stability fixes it seems, so there's nothing major on that front to report. But what's definitely interesting is that Nintendo has finally stripped the TVii feature from consoles in European markets. The service essentially allowed users to browse TV channels on the Wii U GamePad and watch them...

  • Seoul’s getting a new dedicated eSports stadium come March 2016

    If there's one country on the planet who fancies a weekend of eSports more than most, it's South Korea. The country has seen some massive growth in a market that's steadily breaching the falls of popular culture, and that's in other areas of the globe too. In Korea though, things are getting a bit too crowded. Last year, over 40 000 people crammed Seoul's 2002 World Cup stadium (above) to watch the League of Legends World Championships take place. So instead of using football stadiums in the country, the Land of the Morning Calm is building a custom eSports stadium...

  • Nvidia’s GTX 980 Ti brings 4K gaming to the masses

    After many leaks and sneaks from behind the curtain, Nvidia has finally spilled its beans at Taipei's Computex, unveiling the world's best gap-bridging GPU for those who can't afford a Titan X -- the GTX 980 Ti. The company's promising some big things from this card too, claiming that it will spit out games like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Project CARS in 4K at playable frame rates. We've seen the likes of the GTX 970 struggle with CD Projekt RED's latest title, so there's a claim we'd love to see met. On the hardware front, it's internals boast support...

  • BlackBerry Z3 is South Africa’s most appealing phone, according to Phonefinder

    Yes, yes, we know. We aren't too kind to BlackBerry over in these here parts. The company has been the mainstay in South Africa's mobile phone race since we came to know the beauty of BBM and the wonder of BIS. Come 2015, and miraculously, even if BlackBerry is on the back burner in other corners of the globe, it's still going strong here in South Africa. That's right. According to Phonefinder -- a mobile phone marketplace tool -- and a new report revealed by Fin24, the BlackBerry Z3 is South Africa's most popular phone. Coming in second is the Samsung...

  • Microsoft’s digital assistant Cortana is coming to your iPhone, Android

    Microsoft is on a mission to create the most device-friendly operating system to date. Native Windows 10 apps like Cortana, the Phone Companion App, and Xbox Music are all going to be available to download on iPhones and Android devices. In competition with Apple's Siri and Android's Google Now, Cortana is a digital assistant that helps you set reminders, do search queries, check flights or weather information on your smartphone. In a blog post announcement, Microsoft explains that all changes made in Cortana’s notebook will be reflected across all your devices. These changes include tasks like taking photos, creating playlists, and so...

  • Hold Tony’s Stark in your hand thanks to Samsung

    After much teasing, Samsung recently teased a limited edition variant of their Galaxy S6 Edge phone. The South Korean company is capitalising on Marvel's current popularity and designed the phone around Iron Man, arguably the best Avenger. This limited edition offering is coloured red with gold trims, similar to the MK VII (featured in The Avengers). The phone is packaged in a special Iron Man-themed box, includes a see-through cover, and has a wireless charger modelled after the suit's Arc Reactor power core. It also comes pre-installed with a custom Iron Man theme. Read more: Samsung Galaxy S6 review: rightful leader of the Android...

  • Apple Watch Sport now available in South Africa, will cost R10k

    Takealot has announced that it will be the first retailer in South Africa to stock the Apple Watch, which has been available in major markets for a few weeks now. Joining the likes of the US, UK, Australia and Japan, the Apple Watch will retail on Takealot for a rather hefty R10 000. Considering that the Watch retails for US$349 in the States, early adopters will have to count many many pennies down south. Read more: Apple Watch: all you need to know about Apple’s digital ticker "We are very pleased to be the first retailer in the country to offer the...