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  • Sony Xperia E4 is fairly phat for a budget device [Gallery]

    A few weeks ago we received a Sony Xperia E3 to use and abuse for a couple of weeks. It wasn't the most interesting phone on the planet, but it was one of Sony's important aimed at the masses, rather than the trendsetters. Roll on 2015, and the company has launched its fourth-generation update -- the Sony Xperia E4. Read more: Sony Xperia E4 is coming to South Africa Q2 2015 And judging by the aesthetics alone, we're already a little more interested. There's now a rather wide 5.0-inch 540x960 screen, a quad-core Mediatek MT6582 SoC under the hood, 8GB of internal...

  • 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...

  • Is there a round Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch in the works?

    Samsung might've revealed an interesting tidbit regarding its next-generation Galaxy Gear smartwatches, in a new press release outed this week. The company, announcing that its new SDK will be available early to global developers before any products are launched (which is also a first), also flaunted an image of a round watch-like depiction in the release. Whether this is sheer graphic designer coincidence or carefully plotted teaser, it certainly has our ears pricked. Previous generations of the Samsung Galaxy Gear range has featured square faces with slightly rounded edges, slightly longer rectangular screens and hell, even slim slivered screens like those...

  • Beautiful destruction: Apple Watch Sport is torn apart by iFixit

    It was bound to happen at some point. The US$349 Apple Watch Sport has been spotted on iFixit's testing table -- legendary pickers apart of devices big and small -- and subsequently stripped component by component to reveals its innards. But is there anything strange to report? It doesn't seem so. The teardown was relatively simple according to the iFixit team, with a few hair-raising moments. "Disconnecting the display isn't easy, as the display cables are trapped under a springy bracket," notes the mad scientist when the rear plate was removed. Apple also adds a few gold embellishments in the Sport, perhaps...

  • Xiaomi Mi 4i boasts high-end specs in a mid-range shell

    The Apple of China, better known in Cupertino as Xiaomi, has today launched its new smartphone in New Delhi, India aimed squarely at the upper echelons of the mid-range smartphone market. The tastefully named Xiaomi Mi 4i boasts a catalog of choice features, including a 13MP rear snapper, an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC and a generous 3120mAh battery. But that's just a sample. This phone sports some serious flagship-spanking features. Delving a little deeper into the device, we find a 5.0-inch 1080p display with a density of around 440 pixels per inch. Joining the Xiaomi Mi 4i's display is the 5MP...

  • 5 features we’d love to see on the Sony Xperia Z5

    "Yes Sony, we know that the Sony Xperia Z4 isn't coming to South Africa, or any other country outside of Japan for that matter. That's okay, because frankly, it's not much of an upgrade anyway." That was my initial impression when perusing the Sony Xperia Z4's spec sheet. After the dense rug of secrecy was finally lifted this winter, I was particularly annoyed at the mild upgrade the company has given the Z3. There are rumours that the Sony Xperia Z4 will be exclusive to Japan though, and won't be sailing to other parts of the world. Outside sources suggest that...

  • Microsoft reintroduces ‘Solitaire’ to latest Windows 10 build

    Procrastinators, listen up. If you were gravely saddened by Microsoft's hasty removal of the much loved Solitaire suite from Windows 8, the company has (finally) felt your pain. A new tweet, initially spotted by The Verge, has revealed that Redmond will be returning Solitaire to its rightful, pre-installed place in the Windows 10 ecosystem. Although the game was previously available for those scouring the Windows Store, not everyone using Windows understood how to access these apps. Spotted by Irish gaming developer on Twitter, Steven Troughton-Smith (who has been giving the internet a run down of new features on the latest Windows 10 build),...

  • 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...

  • ‘Pillars of Eternity’ review: vivid, vast, visceral

    Obsidian Entertainment’s games have always been known for their vividly elaborate plots and immense settings (Fallout: New Vegas, Neverwinter Nights 2). Its latest title, Pillars of Eternity, is every bit as vast and intricate and has a depth that can rival any game. It is the kind of artwork that an artist would consider as one of his most remarkable creations, a work true to his own soul. This real time strategy fantasy RPG is as unforgiving as it is rewarding and it juggles these two concepts like a carnie veteran. In its epic 50-80 hour saga the effects of...

  • Ware of the Week: Button Savior

    In our weekly series, Ware of the Week, we showcase our favourite organised lines of code from the world of mobile and desktop computing. In today’s edition, we profile an app that allowed me to use a phone with broken hardware buttons -- Button Savior. If you missed our previous Ware of the Week winner, catch it below. Read more: Ware of the Week: ShedAlert load shedding alerts I wouldn't really call Button Savior a new app. After prowling the Android landscape for nearly five years, it has garnered a good reputation as one of those apps you definitely don't want...