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  • Bethesda confirms Fallout 4 and here’s the trailer to prove it [video]

    We all knew it was coming, but we just didn't quite know when. Bethesda recently launched a countdown ticker on its site to warn visitors of an impending announcement, and thankfully, after long last the company has announced that it is indeed readying Fallout 4 for a current-gen and PC launch. Although not much is known about the game at this point, we have a fairly good idea of what we could find. Rumour has it that it's set a little north of the Maryland setting of Fallout 3, around the Boston city area, based on a slew of landmarks...

  • Microsoft’s relaunched Nokia Lumia 105 can last 25 days on one charge

    Smartphone launches are more common than Sundays in this day and age, but we almost never hear of big companies launching new feature phones. Microsoft thinks that this should change, at least based on its latest phone launch -- the simple Nokia Lumia 105. Arriving in single and dual SIM variants, it's feature phone through and through which isn't all bad news. Microsoft notes that it's price range should enable "more people around the world to have a voice, and bringing new mobile opportunities to their fingertips." That's largely what prospective clients will get. It's built like the Nokias of yore...

  • ‘Pro Evolution Soccer’ Finals to be held before UEFA Champions League final in Berlin

    Konami has announced that the greatest Pro Evolution Soccer players will gather in front of Berlin’s iconic Brandenburg Gate where the grand virtual PES Finals will be held, incidentally a few hours before the actual UEFA Champions League final between Juventus and Barcelona. Starting with group stages (just like the Champions League proper) the tournament will then move onto knock-out rounds and all will be played on the PlayStation 4 version. A constant stream of results will be reported live via the official PES League Twitter account while select matches, including the Grand Final, will be streamed live via the PES...

  • Nintendroid dreams: will the Nintendo NX console run on Android? [update]

    Update: Quoted by the Wall Street Journal, a Nintendo representative has rubbished yesterday's rumour suggesting that the Nintendo NX, the company's upcoming console, will use Android as its OS. The spokesperson was fairly adamant but concise, suggesting that "There is no truth to the report saying that we are planning to adopt Android for NX." I guess that's that then. Or is it? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. There's a massive rumour floating around the internet this Monday. A report from Japanese publication Nikkei suggests that Nintendo could use a more open and tweakable operating system for...

  • ‘Puzzle & Dragons Z’ review: puzzling at first, addictive soon after

    I've never been a Candy Crush fan in any guise. In fact, Tetris for me was always horrifically boring. Gasp and gawk all you want because puzzle games are generally two-dimensional snore fests for those too afraid of commitment. Of course, that's generalisation to the umpteenth degree because GungHo Entertainment's new take on Puzzle & Dragons Z is a bit more up my alley. You start life as a prospective Dragon Tamer, essentially what the Pokemon Trailer is to Dracomancia -- the world you find yourself in. All seems well, until the evil Paradox group, rather inconveniently, decides to destroy...

  • ‘PlayBox 4 One’ XL boasts 24-inch screen, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in one body [video]

    If you're a seasoned YouTube surfer and you don't know who Ed Zarick is, shame on you. The man has been crafting truly epic devices inspired by the world of tech (and what we imagine is his own insane imagination) for quite a while now. We last reported on Ed's previous creation, which boasted an Xbox One and a PlayStation 4 sharing the same shell, which the world thought was the end. Since then, he's refined the design, and now, he's selling them. But that's only half the story. The first chap standing in line for one is none other than Wayne...

  • Vodacom Smart 6 is the company’s latest R799 budget smartphone

    It has been a while since we've seen a new smartphone from Vodacom, one of South Africa's largest cellular providers, but the silence has been broken by a new entry into the budget smartphone world. The company has today announced the availability of the Vodacom Smart 6 smartphone, which comes with a few added extras courtesy of the company's telecom's prowess. In terms of hardware, the Vodacom Smart 6 seems like every other 4.0-inch budget handset making the rounds at the moment -- it doesn't sound all that interesting. It runs on Android KitKat and boasts a 800x400 WVGA display....

  • Two new PlayStation 4 models are coming, according to FCC report

    Okay, so Sony won't be revamping the PlayStation 4 anytime soon, nor will we see a PS5. It'll be the same old console, but Sony, at least according to the FCC, will be bringing two new variants to the international market. The report comes courtesy of DualShockers, who happened to get hold of the full FCC leaflet, suggests that there will be two variants of the world's best selling console emerging sometime soon. One seems to feature a 1TB drive and the other a traditional 500GB, but the interesting part is this. DualShockers reports: The fact that only the second digit has been...

  • New Macbook Pro, 5K iMac Retina now available in South Africa

    Apple's new 15-inch MacBook Pro Retina and iMac 27-inch Retina models are now available in South Africa, today revealed the company's primary South African importer, Core Group. The updated MacBook Pro boasts a 15-inch Retina-grade screen and boasts new features we've seen revealed by Apple earlier this year. These include Force Touch enabled track pad, "longer battery life and faster discrete graphics" which should make it a more attractive proposition for content creators. Flash storage speed also gets a bump, with Apple claiming that it's now 2.5 times swifter than before. The iMac on the other hand is a stately behemoth. It's...

  • MIT builds ‘first ever’ cheetah-like running, jumping four-legged robot

    This week MIT researchers released a video featuring the first ever four-legged robot that can identify and jump over obstacles while running. Thanks to a new three-part algorithm, MIT’s cheetah robot can size up the height and distance of an approaching obstacle and estimate the best placement of its feet right before jumping. The robot is also able to assess how much force it has to exert to clear the obstacle and land safely. "A running jump is a truly dynamic behavior. You have to manage balance and energy, and be able to handle impact after landing. Our robot is specifically...