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  • ‘Bloodborne’ free with PS4 for a ‘limited time’, boasts Ster Kinekor

    Fancy a go at Bloodborne but don't want to spend exorbitant amounts of cash on a console? Don't worry, all gamers are facing the same wallet-ruining predicament but Ster Kinekor, South Africa's Sony PlayStation distributor and importer, is looking to ease the damage. As of now, the company is offering the PlayStation 4 with the first real good exclusive of the year, Bloodborne, for R5999. Read more: ‘Bloodborne’ first impressions: you died The bundle includes a Dual Shock 4 controller and the game, which, considering the console's current benchmark R5799 pricetag, isn't a bad deal at all. "This deal is available at all...

  • Huawei gets coy ahead of 15 April launch event

    Huawei is donning its coy cap this morning as it unveiled yet another teaser for the upcoming device launch on 15 April. But what is said "device"? Well, sources are suggesting that it's the Huawei Ascend P8, the company's next considerately-sized flagship phone to boast a sultry mix of aluminium and ceramics in its body. But in a presser we were sent today from of Huawei South Africa, the latest teaser boasts a distinct 7 and nothing quite related to the Huawei Ascend P8. Are you trying to lead us astray, Huawei? While there's no official word on the Ascend P8's specs,...

  • Next Windows 10 build for phones to debut tomorrow

    For anyone mildly interested not running and Android or iOS device, Microsoft is planning to launch the next preview build of Windows 10 for phones tomorrow, Friday 9 April. In case anyone missed the announcement on Windows Weekly: We're targeting Friday @ 10:00AM PST for next phone build. — Gabriel Aul (@GabeAul) April 8, 2015 That's straight from the Windows Insider program head's mouth, so expect a few more features compared to the previous February launch. While Microsoft has broadened the scope of phones supporting Windows 10, it seems strange that flagship devices, including the Nokia Lumia 930, and Lumia Icon won't make...

  • Ware of the Week: Yolify

    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 evolved bucket list app that embraces YOLO like no other — Yolify. If you missed our previous Ware of the Week winner, catch it below. Read more: Ware of the Week: Vivaldi browser It's fairly easy to get stuck in a rut, even with that bucket list quietly sitting untouched in your dressing room cabinet. At some point, you'll have to address those ambitions and dreams and punch them in the...

  • Meld turns your hob into a smart, automated cooking system

    I'm suddenly hungry, and I blame Kickstarter. There seems to be a never-ending line innovators hell-bent on disrupting one of humankind's age old faffs -- cooking. Meld is the next project on the list, but it is one of the most interesting. Perhaps Meld's most advantageous feature is its familiarity. There isn't really anything different when preparing (and catastrophically ruining) your meal without Meld than with, except perhaps when you look down at the stove you're using, or when you completely forget about your dish simmering away. Meld replaces your stove's heat knob and places its own smart unit in its place....

  • Canon EOS C300 Mark II devours 4K cinematic with 48kHz audio

    Canon has today launched its new cinematic-minded video camera, the Canon EOS C300 Mark II, which is geared towards the future of broadcast and cinematic resolutions. Both broadcast and cinematic 4K is compatible, with 3840x2160 and 4096x2160 resolution options offered. In addition to recording internally at high bit-rates, the camera can also spit RAW 4K content onto an external recorder, which makes the filming process more streamlined and the content once recorded easy to access. The camera is able to record "10-bit 4:2:2 files internally at up to 410Mbps in 4K, or 10/12-bit 4:4:4 files in 2K/Full HD," allowing film makers to...

  • Alien: Isolation, The Talos Principle and OlliOlli: the Better Late Than Never roundup

    It's Better Late Than Never time again, the review series that takes a deeper look at the gaming titles we have unforgivably overlooked in recent months. This is the second installment, featuring the likes of the immersive and cinematic Alien: Isolation, the mindbending The Talos Principle and the ever addictive OlliOlli. Alien: Isolation I only got to play Alien: Isolation very recently and, I must admit, it is one of very few truly innovative titles to come from 2014. This statement might be a bit biased as I am a great fan of the Alien film series (and I’m very much...

  • Project Spartan first impressions: buggy but promising

    If you're a Windows Insider and have updated to Windows 10 Build 10049 last week, you'd have noticed a new blue icon alongside the Task View button on the Task Bar. Well, that's Microsoft's shiny new browser Project Spartan which Redmond is finally allowing the public to try. When it was first announced back in November 2014 by Microsoft execs, the company talked it up as being the quintessential browser for the modern age. With Internet Explorer now all-but-culled from Microsoft's future plans, Project Spartan has a lot to live up to. So, as a Firefox user (who sometimes dabbles in...

  • Battery-free exoboot makes hiking a walk in the park

    Let’s face it, walking is a burden many of us in the digital age would love to see disappear. I mean, raising one foot in front of the other for mobility is so, well, yesterday. In truth, the exoboot is designed not for the purposes of alleviating some sort of feigned burden of walking, but rather for those either suffering from a physical disability and need help during their period of rehabilitation or for avid sports enthusiasts and soldiers tasked with being on their feet for extended periods of time. Exoboot: unpowered Researchers at Carnegie Mellon and North Carolina University have designed an...

  • 5 ways smartphone manufacturers can win the budget phone battle

    There has been massive growth in smartphone sales in the past few years. Ever since the introduction of iPhone, Android, and smartphone applications like Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and Viber, even common people are experiencing a strong urge to use smartphones instead of feature phones. Granted, there are still a few number of feature phones being produced by the likes of Microsoft (the Nokia 215, above, is a good example), but smartphones are slowly becoming more affordable and more powerful lower down the economic spectrum. Due the popularity of smartphones among general consumers, efficiency in manufacturing required components, and a cut-throat competition...