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  • Xbox One disc drive issues fixable, send back for replacment says Microsoft

    As Xbox One customers begin to unbox their US$500 console, one thing is clear: that a small percentage of Xbox One owners are experiencing a disc drive issue or as Kotaku has called it, the "Disc Drive of Doom". This video below will run your blood cold. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7EXYlaDUJY A brand new game, an Xbox One right out of the box and a horrible grinding noise. The user above is "extremely depressed" and there's not much he can do about it outside of contracting Microsoft for a replacement Xbox One. Well over a million Xbox One consoles have been sold since launch...

  • Gearburn’s Great Galaxy Music Giveaway

    In the spirit of giving, Gearburn and Samsung have five GALAXY Musics to give away. The GALAXY Music is a nippy Android smartphone with a star hardware feature, namely built-in stereo speakers. We reviewed it and thought that it was a friendly little phone but above all, the GALAXY Music is an affordable Android phone. But instead of buying one, why not win a GALAXY Music instead? Follow the rules below to stand a chance of winning one of five Samsung GALAXY Music smartphones. Enter, win, smile widely The rules are simple: Tweet @SamsungMobileSA & @Gearburn with the #SamsungSavvy hashtag and tell...

  • 5 concept TVs that showcase the evolution of the silver screen

    I own a 20-year-old television set and I am pretty attached to it. Everyone thinks I should get a new one and I really want to, but in today's society we are quite spoiled for choice and choosing a new TV is daunting. In the last decade, the world of television has evolved so much so that now your TV experience is equivalent to a cinema experience expect that you can pause it and check your mail while watching YouTube. Hisense, a global manufacturer of consumer electronics, agrees and is showcasing a number of concept TV models which demonstrate the evolution...

  • Samsung exposes Galaxy Grand 2, a new 5.25″ dual-SIM phablet

    It's another phablet from Samsung: the 5.25" Samsung Galaxy Grand 2. This one though is apparently a bit special because it "brings meaningful upgrades to its predecessor" says Samsung. Revealed to us today, the Grand 2 will be available in select regions in white, black and pink. We're trying to see what the Grand 2 does differently from every other large-screen Samsung phone on the market, but can't seem to find a unique selling point (USP). Let's go through the hardware quickly and see what Samsung has for us. Inside the Grand 2 is a healthy 1.5GB RAM, a quad-core 1.2Ghz...

  • Apple nabs 3D sensing company PrimeSense

    Apple has officially finalised the much-rumoured (and now verifiably true) acquisition of Israeli-based PrimeSense, a company which focuses on 3D sensor tech, for an undisclosed figure, reportedly around the US$360 million mark. Founded in 2005, PrimeSense's Natural User Interface tech is used in a range of industries, and is most notable for being the motion sensing engine in the Microsoft Kinect. According to Forbes,PrimseSense expanded its offerings into the embedded 3D sensor market, as well as providing "system-on-a-chip" solutions, and now PrimeSense's motion sensor tech powers over 24 million devices worldwide. Apple spokeswoman Kristin Huguet stated about the acquisition (in familiar...

  • Xbox One versus PS4: which has the better exclusive games?

    For months we’ve been hearing about the launch of the upcoming next-gen consoles, indeed we’ve all been discussing them ad nauseam. The Xbox One launches today, a week after the Playstation 4 and well in time for the holiday rush - is the Xbox One a decent lure to pull fans away from the PS4? It's all down the console-exclusive games. Here are a few reasons you might actually want to wait however, or at the very least put some more thought into which console you’re actually going to purchase. For many gamers it comes down to the franchises available, especially...

  • Win ‘LEGO: Marvel Super Heroes’ for Xbox 360 [closed]

    Update: Thanks for entering everyone. FYI -- Invisible Woman does feature in 'LEGO: Marvel Super Heroes so does Nightcrawler. This means the winner of this competition is Kelton Hallo! Well done, as far as we can tell both Quicksilver and the notorious Shuma-Gorath do not feature in the game. Better luck next time guys! Yes, it’s competition time again! Today we’re giving you the chance to win the new LEGO: Marvel Super Heroes for Xbox 360. Take a look at how you could win below. How to enter: Which Marvel super heroes are missing from the games popular cast. Name two...

  • WhatsApp iOS 7 preview shows off flat, clutter-free UI

    WhatsApp for iOS 7 is a mess. For everyone who's upgraded to iOS 7 and is stuck with the old look, you'll know what we mean. The design clashes with the polished proficiency of Apple's clean and merry OS - from the keyboard to the chat bubbles, the current WhatsApp on iOS 7 makes us forget that we have an iPhone 5S or 5C in our hands. Good news though, the updated WhatsApp for iOS 7 is coming soon, as soon as Black Friday, or 29 November. A German YouTube user managed to get his hands on the iOS...

  • Acer announces updated three-in-one ‘Star Trek’ R7 laptop with boosted specs

    Acer has recently unveiled its new, revamped and incredibly sci-fi 15.6" Aspire R7 laptop hybrid. The notebook slash tablet slash table top pad features a more powerful processor, active stylus support and overall beefier specs. The hinge allows the display to flip, reverse, lie flat or float above the keyboard to maximize usability. For extended battery life and overall performance, the R7 carries Intel's 4th-generation Core i5-4200U chip, popularly known as Haswell, together with a full HD touchscreen display. It also has beefed up memory with 8GB RAM and a 1TB hard drive. Furthermore, you'll find three USB ports, a...

  • 20 reasons why you’re going to miss Winamp

    Winamp, one of the world's first MP3 apps, will no longer be available for download as from 20 December 2013. There was no great fanfare, no popping of champagne corks and no press releases. Winamp just popped a banner on top its download section stating that the end is near. Despite Winamp falling out of favour because of streaming music apps such as Spotify, iTunes and Rdio, it'll always remain a firm favourite. Back in the late nineties and early 2000s, Winamp was one of the leanest, quickest and most hassle-free music players around. It also paved the way...