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  • Apple’s next iPhone: before the launch, everything you need to know

    A few months ago, we all wondered what exactly the iPhone 6 would embody, what specifications it would boast, and what new groundbreaking ideas it would bring to life. So the questions floating around the internet for the past few months have been to the tune of this: What could Apple possibly do to improve the iPhone 5s? How could a brand that relied so much on the vision of Steve Jobs build another successful device without him? And, would the iPhone 6 be an evolution or revolution? Well, we’re about to find out. With just over a day before the biggest...

  • Is Destiny for you? Take our extremely scientific quiz to find out

    Today, on Destiny launch day, there’s going to be much said of the most-hyped game of 2014. But how do you know if Destiny is for you? We’ve compiled this ultra-scientific report that will easily answer that question for you. Remember your answers, you’ll need them later. Do you like Peter Dinklage? Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage voice-acts Ghost, an A.I. companion that will predictably follow us throughout the game, doling out advice and moving the story along. His dulcet tones have in fact, been tweaked three times in the lead-up to the final release of Destiny. After fans voiced...

  • CodeSpells combines JavaScript, Blockly to create ‘ultimate spellcrafting sandbox’

    Being a geek and loving the fantasy life go hand-in-hand. That’s why stories like those found in the Discworld series and games like The Witcher appeal to us. Quite simply, they put a spell on us. Now, imagine coding your own spells within a sandbox environment where anything could be possible. It’s happening right now in a game called CodeSpells, a Kickstarter funded game that will allow gamers of any skill level to create spells from drag-and-drop code. Developers ThoughtSTEM are calling it “the ultimate spellcrafting sandbox,” and who are we to argue with this sound logic? The game currently...

  • It’s never enough: Intel releases new 18-core, DDR4-ready Xeon E5 range

    Intel’s promising some enormous performance gains from its new Xeon E5 CPUs. Launched at yesterday’s Developers Forum, the company is claiming “27 new performance records” for the chips and probably another 27 for the price alone. The Xeon range is largely marketed as server or workstation-grade CPUs and is the flagpole atop of Intel’s performance massif, so any refresh or newly released batch of Xeon make some much welcomed noise. In the case of the Core i7 and Core i5 refreshes earlier this year, we received a new manufacturing process and clockspeed boost, but not much else. Haswell-E, of course,...

  • Dead in a flash: 5 of the most difficult Flash games you can play today

    The gaming industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. But not everyone owns the means, such as a proper gaming PC or console, to experience the latest releases in gaming. Thankfully, almost every home has access to the great invention we know as internet, which in turn means that they have access to a form of gaming known as Flash-based web browser games. Even avid and experienced gamers find themselves playing these games. The more experienced you are, the greater the challenge you’re seeking, so in this list we’re looking at some of the most...

  • Guitar Souls: or how one man beat Dark Souls with the Rock Band guitar

    I remember Dark Souls. I remember the toughest game I ever played, and how it took over three years to finish (without going online for help, thank you very much). I also remember going through two controllers, as one was thrown out of my window in a fit of rage. What I don’t remember though, is completing Dark Souls with a Rock Band guitar. For one Reddit user, it was nothing more than a slight challenge. According to Reddit user GMBAT, “Beating Dark Souls using a guitar controller has been a common joke around the challenge run community, so I figured why...

  • Google Glass finally available on Play Store but remains overpriced

    Google Glass, the wearable everyone loves to hate, is now available to purchase via the Google Play Store. But it should be noted that the US$1500 gadget will only be available for those in the US and a few other countries. South Africans, you’ll have to wait a little longer. Previously, Glass hopefuls had to apply for “Explorer” (or beta) status, and were then handed the glorious gadget but now it’s available to all, Explorer, developer or not. Those hoping that Google would slash the price to appease the peasants will be unhappy to know that this is not the...

  • iPhone 6 rumour round-up: two days until Apple reveals its secrets

    The iPhone 6, the phone everyone simultaneously hates and loves, is coming. But when will it launch, what will it look like and will you have the money to afford one? We’ve rounded up the more interesting iPhone 6 rumours floating in the sticky net of the interwebs, so keep coming back to this page as we update it when a rumour decides to pan out. All news at the top of the post is the latest development the iPhone 6. The video we’ve been waiting for, forever We’re just two days away from the iPhone 6’s mega launch, when for...

  • AOC 29″ UltraWide Monitor Review: wide, beautiful but expensive

    The Philips 29″ P-Line monitor spoiled me in terms of the ultra widescreen experience, so I was delighted to be offered the chance to review a competitive model, the 29″ AOC Q2963PM UltraWide. I had only vaguely heard of AOC to be honest, and had never used any of their products, so the opportunity to explore yet another brand I hadn’t much experience with was a welcome one. You wouldn’t think you would need something as big as a 21:9 widescreen until you’ve actually used one. While there is still a certain appeal to a dual monitor setup (especially for people...

  • Indie survival horror Among the Sleep might not come to Xbox One

    If there’s one console the internet likes to hate on, it’s the Xbox One, cheekily referred to as “Xbone” by internet trolls, haters and Buzzfeed readers. These feelings are not baseless, and stem from Microsoft’s poor handling of the Xbox One upon launch, as well as hundreds of other gaffs. Now, stringent Xbox One policies (revealed by GamingBolt) has prohibited independent gaming studio Krillbrite Studios from publishing its startlingly good game Among the Sleep on Microsoft’s console. Microsoft’s policy is as such: for a game to launch on Xbox One, it must launch alongside other platforms (PC, Wii U, PS4, Atari 2600)....