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  • Samsung Galaxy S8 may use LG batteries

    If you know your Korean tech space fairly well, Samsung and LG almost never see eye-to-eye. After the two companies' television spat earlier this year, it seemed that the two giants would never ever kiss and make up. But that's about to change, according to a Korean media report. Following the Samsung Galaxy Note 7's battery woes, the company might be looking elsewhere, and LG is on its radar. And this move could be made in time for the Samsung Galaxy S8. "We are looking at diverse suppliers, including LG Chem," a Samsung rep was quoted by Maeil Business Newspaper. The upcoming Samsung...

  • Better Late Than Never: we review Stardew Valley, Inside & Stellaris

    It’s Better Late Than Never time again, the review series that takes a look at the gaming titles we have unforgivably overlooked in recent months. In this instalment we will be looking at three very distinct and vastly different titles: the light-hearted and addictive Stardew Valley, the beautifully sinister Inside and Stellaris, an immersive and remarkably thorough space adventure. Stellaris Stellaris is a 4X grand strategy game that takes place in the year 2200, developed by Paradox Developent Studios, who are well known for their work in the grand strategy sphere. This is their first title that takes place in a futuristic ...

  • Moto Z in South Africa: price and more revealed

    Lenovo has launched the Moto Z and other Moto-branded smartphones in South Africa on Thursday evening. The Moto Z stands out by being one of the first phones to ditch the 3.5mm earphone jack, but also packs a variety of Moto Mod add-ons. These mods include a JBL speaker with battery pack, a projector and Hasselblad camera - all magnetically being attached to the smartphone. Otherwise, the Moto Z packs a Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of expandable storage, fingerprint scanner, 2600mAh battery and a 5.5-inch 2560x1440 display. In the camera department, the Moto Z packs a 13MP camera with...

  • Nintendo Switch powered by Nvidia Tegra, custom APIs

    A few months ago, we wrote a piece speculating that Nintendo could rope in Nvidia to help power its upcoming console. Today, Nvidia revealed that it is in fact the brains behind the Nintendo Switch. The Switch will use a custom Nvidia Tegra processor running on the Pascal architecture. This will also make it pretty simple to develop games on the console. That, and the new API the console employs. "The Nintendo Switch’s gaming experience is also supported by fully custom software, including a revamped physics engine, new libraries, advanced game tools and libraries," Nvidia claims on its blog. "NVIDIA additionally created...

  • 5 things we learned from Nintendo Switch’s reveal

    We thought this day would never arrive, but Nintendo's eight-and-a-half generation console is finally here. No, it's not called the Nintendo NX, but rather the Nintendo Switch, which is pretty apt to say the least. If you haven't yet seen the trailer, here are five things we've learned from the relatively brief clip. Update: For more information on the hardware powering the Switch, Nvidia has announced that its Tegra chip will be its heart and brains. Read more about that here. It will be modular Likely the first modular console we've seen for quite some time, the Nintendo Switch can be plugged into...

  • Nintendo NX is Nintendo Switch: new console debuts on YouTube

    Update: It's actually here, and it's called the Nintendo Switch. That's right, the Nintendo NX isn't quite the name that Nintendo wanted, but Switch makes a lot of sense. According to the video below, the Switch is indeed a modular gaming console, jumping between handheld and traditional gaming console. There's a nifty slide-in-slide-out system, that houses the gaming controller itself and the main console body. Sliding the controller into the console allows both to be carted together, turning the Switch into a hybrid console for the plane, train or car. It's remarkably quirky. The Nintendo NX is the Nintendo Switch: a modular...

  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild trailer drops before NX reveal

    Oh Nintendo, you big tease. A mere hour before the big Nintendo NX reveal on YouTube, the company posted its latest trailer of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild -- the company's upcoming NX and Nintendo Wii U title -- on its Japanese YouTube channel. Breath of the Wild will be Nintendo's final Wii U Zelda title, and first for the Nintendo NX The game, which was showcased in depth at E3 2016, uses a quite gorgeous animation style, alongside new physics-based mechanics and what seems like a Ubisoft-like radio tower system (that last one was a joke, but...

  • Guerilla explains Horizon Zero Dawn’s epic monsters in new clip

    Although it's only due in February 2017, the PlayStation 4 and PS4 Pro exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn is probably one of the platform's most eagerly anticipated titles of the year. For Guerilla Games, this is the studio's first real shot at an adventure title, and the game itself melds elements of Monster Hunter, Xenoblade Chronicles, Far Cry Primal and shades of Rise of the Tomb Raider all into one future prehistoric adventure title. Horizon Zero Dawn will launch on 28 February 2016 for the PlayStation 4 and PS4 Pro Of course, what would a game like that be without its monsters? In the...

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 7 now exchangeable at SA’s major airports

    Following the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 kiosks popping up at airports in Australia and Korea, Samsung South Africa has today announced users can also exchange their Note 7 for another Samsung device at local airports. This move comes just a day after South African Airways announced a complete ban of the Note 7 on all of its flights. "As a precautionary measure Samsung South Africa is setting up these exchange kiosks at the departure points at OR Tambo, Cape Town and Durban international airports, to help with the smooth exchange of affected devices," the company explains. Users will be given another Samsung...

  • Google Pixel review roundup: an iPhone running Android

    The Google Pixel smartphone marks a rather notable moment for the company, as Google sheds the Nexus label (temporarily or otherwise) and takes a bigger role in the hardware department. Now that many reviews are out, what do experts think of the new smartphone? The camera is the star here Almost all reviewers had nothing but praise for the Google Pixel camera, going so far as to call it the best mobile camera around. David Pierce of Wired wrote that the Pixel didn't have the iPhone 7 Plus's 2x zoom or depth-of-field trickery, but it produced "killer" snaps anyway. "The iPhone faithfully reproduces the...