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  • Nvidia GameStream for Shield exits beta, offically launches 28 October

    This week Nvidia announced GameStream to officially launch 28 October. The feature enables proud Shield owners the ability to stream PC games from a GeForce GTX PC to their handheld console. Another feature was also announced that will enable you to play PC games on a HDTV via WiFi. Impressive technology but one that will cost you a pretty penny. One of the initial selling-points of the Shield is its ability to stream games from your PC to the console. This feature is in beta up until 28 October, the company announced last week. Nvidia says the updated feature is "combining...

  • Apple’s 22 October event will be an iPad-focused affair

    Apple's 22 October iPad event is a big deal, depending on how much you care about Apple or not. You may have a memorial Steve Jobs 3D printed statue on your shelf and a stack of Apple products lining your desk. Or, you're just cash-flush and want the latest Apple hotness. Regardless, Apple is expected to launch new iPads, MacBooks and maybe even an iWatch at its upcoming event. That last gadget is what we call hopeful thinking. So what are the new iPads about then? Based on what we've previously written, the new lineup of iPads is going...

  • Nokia 6″ Lumia 1520 ‘Bandit’ may have 20MP PureView camera, cost $820

    Nokia's been teasing an event, "Nokia World" which will unveil its newest device, believed to be the so-called "Bandit" or Lumia 1520. Tomorrow we'll hopefully see the new Windows Phone 8 smartphone officially in action. Although rumours and leaks have been pinballing throughout the web, a recent leak suggests it's most likely to have a US$800 price tag which is more expensive than most smartphones out there. Apart from the 1520's massive 6"screen, it also carries a 1080p display. On top of that it's said to have a 20MP PureView camera and is powered by the latest Qualcomm processor (Snapdragon...

  • Guardian: the wearable Bluetooth tech that helps you track your kid

    Nearly 8-million children get lost every year. The shocking statistic inspired Taiwanese startup Beluvv to create Guardian, a small wearable device that is able to track a child’s movements. The device (which can be worn as everything from a necklace to a watch) is paired up with a smartphone app using Bluetooth, allowing you to check if your child is wandering outside a safe perimeter and quickly locate them on a map. The app also utilizes the network of users to help each other find a child when the child goes out of the parent’s pre-set radar. For example,...

  • Help fund trippy Portal-like puzzle game ‘Scales’ on Kickstarter

    From a distance the gameplay looks like Valve's Portal -- you wield a similar looking gun but instead of making gateways, you shrink and enlarge things. Pretty cool, right? This "reality manipulation game", namely SCALE, is currently being funded via Kickstarter and is doing pretty damn well. The story concept of the game is very Alice in Wonderland-ish. You play the character of a girl running around in this crazy world where every object is "SCALEable". It’s all about exploring and discovering secrets. The project page on Kickstarter says that inspiration came from games like Portal and The...

  • FIFA 14 vs PES 2014: a midfield clash

    Football, eh. It’s the people’s game. Simplicity incarnate, you need only a spherical ball and a couple of goalposts to play. But what if you’re more of an armchair football aficionado? What if you’re someone who prefers wiggling thumbsticks to kicking a ball around, but still wants to act out the beautiful game? You really only have two choices: EA’s Fifa series or Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer. In recent years the choice has been easy. Fifa has always had glitz and glamour, but by borrowing gameplay ideas from its rival it’s become more realistic too, making it the all-round choice. It...

  • Take that, Xbox: Sony’s PS3 is now the best selling console in the US

    It had to happen, eventually. After two and a half years as the US' best selling console, the Xbox 360 has now been knocked off the number one position by Sony's PS3 according to NDP statistics. The reason? GTA V, said Geekwire. Matter of fact, this is why GTA V made the PS3 sell like proverbial hotcakes: Click the image to see Amazon's deal. It's just so damn cheap... Only R2700 (US$269) for a PS3 and the best game of 2013. Just take our money, please. Need more evidence? For that, we go to VGChartz. It's the console that's seen the most GTA...

  • iTunes games now officially available for South Africa… finally

    Apple has started rolling out games for iTunes South Africa. Yup, it's about time. As a company spokesperson told MyBroadband yesterday, the roll-out is officially underway. The pricing of most games is also well thought out. Angry Birds, for instance, costs R8.00 via South African iTunes. That's a few rand cheaper than if you got it through the US or UK iTunes. Score! Some users experienced errors when trying to access the "Games" section, although the link seems to be working fine now. Initially certain users weren't directed to the local store when searching for titles on their devices. It will...

  • The $150 Samsung Smart Media Player brings apps to ‘any TV’

    Don't have a Samsung Smart TV? Don't want a Samsung Smart TV but still desire the apps and live TV functions it provides? Then the R1 500 (US$150) Samsung Smart Media Player was practically made for you. Yes, you. We know that you have time for games, so why should you buy Samsung's media player? First off, if you'll need to be in a country that has cable. The Media player runs select cable content (which is free, mind you) and video streamed from apps such as Netflix, YouTube and Vudu. There's also the apps like TED talks, Facebook,...

  • RIP TV? 5 new ways we watch our favourite shows

    There is an argument that says that TV is dead. Perhaps this is true. But considering the fact that I work in the TV industry, I sincerely hope not or I’ll be out of a job. That said, the way we consume television shows has evolved considerably, forcing networks to become more creative in order to attract viewers. This includes aiming for an integrated broadcast and digital experience that allows viewers to consume media on more than one platform simultaneously. Gone are the days when millions of viewers around the world tuned in to their televisions for an evening of...