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  • Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge now available to pre-order in South Africa

    Samsung‘s starlit duo, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, are now both available to pre-order in South Africa. Both phones will also launch in South Africa on 10 April, through MTN and Vodacom. “For a limited time only,” the company notes, “Samsung is offering those who pre-order the Galaxy S6 or S6 edge, a free wireless charging pad – the ultimate accessory for the handset,” to ultimately boast one of its most promising features. The phones are compatible with two of the most frequently used wireless charging technologies, but wireless charging as a whole, is still in...

  • ‘Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune’, ‘Project Cars’ and HTC Vive demo: 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? If you missed last week’s roundup, catch it below. Read more: HTC Vive, The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario 64: this week’s TGIF Video Roundup With the news that Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is delayed until 2016 announced this week, the gaming world (at least on the blue team) is rather teary-eyed. But not to worry. There are plenty of other titles to satisfy your gaming lust until then, and we have...

  • Microsoft’s Einstein-boosted Cortana coming to Android and iOS too

    This genuinely brings a smile to my face, especially considering Apple‘s staunch closed ecosystem mentality and Android‘s Google Now dependency. Microsoft has announced that its Bing-powered personal digital assistant Cortana is flying the Microsoft coup, and coming to Android and iOS in the near future. In a Reuters exclusive, “people familiar with the matter” noted that Cortana will be rolled out to mobile devices running Apple’s and Google’s prized operating systems. But this doesn’t quite stop there. Microsoft is also working on a more “advanced” version of Cortana to rival Apple’s Siri, dubbed the Einstein Project. The MD of the company’s research division...

  • Verssed W1 review-in-brief: finally, something different

    We’ve been bombarded by a barrage of low-cost smartphones recently and we’re pretty damn bored of them all. As a consumer, it’s a puzzling time to be rummaging through the smartphone marketplace, and as a first-adopter looking for that first handset, it’s even worse. Although Android phones below the R1000 threshold are all unamusing and largely uninspiring, there are a few other devices out there that force us to sit up and take note. On paper, the Edcon exclusive Verssed W1 seems like a predictable cookie-cuter budget device. There’s that familiar 4.0-inch screen with an even more tell-tale 800×480 resolution, a...

  • Google Chromebook Pixel updates with two USB Type-C ports, beefy Intel chipsets

    We all knew the new Google Chomebook Pixel was coming this year, but we didn’t quite know what Google was preparing in terms of hardware, exterior panache and price. Now, the company has finally outed the Pixel, which will be the flagship Chromebook of the fleet. At first glance with the Chromebook’s face shut, it’s clear that there’s a touch of Google in the mix. The strip that runs along the top centre of the screen lid screens ChromeOS, with its now-customary multi-colour scheme. The unit itself is a gun-metal silver, very similar to what you’d find on a new...

  • How does FIFA 15 stack up against real-life football? [infographic]

    There are two things that are perhaps a bit too rare on Gearburn (apart from how we like our steak): FIFA and infographics, but the piece below combines the two into one rather interesting doggy bag. It’s safe to say that FIFA 15 is one of the most popular games on the planet and EA Sports‘ money maker, but just how close to life is the game? We’ve often had this debate with Konami‘s Pro Evolution Soccer, arguing over which is the more realistic football emulator in terms of mechanics, but today, EA’s family favourite goes up against the likes...

  • ‘Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End’ delayed until spring 2016

    Well, here’s some truly horrible news for those looking foward to the next Uncharted game. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End was scheduled to be launched sometime in the middle of the year, will now only be seen in the northern spring 2016. That’s right, more than a year from now. Naughty Dog‘s Bruce Straley and Neil Druckmann broke the news on the PlayStation Blog earlier today, suggesting that the game “is much more ambitious than originally envisioned,” and that they’d hate to do a half-job. After spending so many years with Nathan Drake, he means a lot to the team,...

  • ‘Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate’ review: a marvellous creation

    If you’re new to the Monster Hunter franchise (like I am), jumping into a game as dense and time-consuming as Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is quite an investment. For once, the game demands a fair amount of graft for rather feeble initial rewards, but there’s one thing I should definitely mention from the offset: it’s difficult to put down. Taking off from where the Monster Hunter series ended back in 2013, the Ultimate version adds a dense layer of 3D to the running, slaying, returning, running, slaying, returning methodology. That might sound a bit boring, but it genuinely isn’t. You play...

  • The Evil Within’s ‘The Assignment’ DLC now available

    The Evil Within didn’t exactly receive a swathe of applause when it exited Bethesda‘s doors last year. It could probably be labeled as one of he disappointments of 2014, but its developer is hoping to make everything right in the world with “The Assignment” DLC pack. The DLC is one half of the twin DLC pack arriving this year, with the second piece, dubbed “The Consequence”, coming a little later the northern spring. Essentially, “The Assignment” allows players to experience game writer Shinji Mikami‘s world through the eyes of Judi Kidman — the protagonist Sebastian Castellanos’ partner. As promised are new...

  • Sony PS4, Vita handheld arriving in China 20 April

    The Sony PlayStation 4 will officially go on sale in China 20 April, nearly three months later than the scheduled 11 January penciling and nearly seven months after the Xbox One arrived in the country. Following the move of Microsoft and its Xbox One console into the southeast Asian market, the Japanese manufacturer has priced the consoles at around US$460, and the handheld Vita console, just under US210. A controller, for those interested, will ship at around US$65 a pop. This is quite a big deal for Sony, considering that the company has already moved over 20.2-million PS4 consoles since its...

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