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  • Sony PS4, Vita handheld arriving in China 20 April

    The Sony PlayStation 4 will officially go on sale in China 20 April, nearly three months later than the scheduled 11 January penciling and nearly seven months after the Xbox One arrived in the country. Following the move of Microsoft and its Xbox One console into the southeast Asian market, the Japanese manufacturer has priced the consoles at around US$460, and the handheld Vita console, just under US210. A controller, for those interested, will ship at around US$65 a pop. This is quite a big deal for Sony, considering that the company has already moved over 20.2-million PS4 consoles since its...

  • Microsoft Lumia 435 available in South Africa [update]

    Update: Microsoft has just clarified that the device shipping to South Africa will be the single SIM Lumia 435 only, which is a tad disappointing. Microsoft has announced that its first 400 Series Lumia, the Lumia 435, is now available in South Africa at a retail price of R1149. Staying true to the Lumia formula in general, the 435 features the bright pastel colours we have come to know from the 535, Windows Phone OS and an emphasis on imaging. The Microsoft Lumia 435 boasts Windows Phone 8.1 with the Lumia Denim update, a 4-inch 800x480 screen, a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200...

  • LaCie launches new USB Type-C external drive for 12-inch MacBook

    LaCie (Seagate's fancy pants division) is the first company to jump on the USB Type-C external storage bandwagon when it launched its new Porsche Design Mobile Drive to complement the new Apple MacBook. Following the news that Apple's newly launched 12-inch MacBook features just one input/output port in the form of a USB Type-C number, the company has duly obliged, crafting an external drive that will work with the multi-purpose port out of the box. Read more: 6 sleek Apple MacBook features that are making fans go ape LaCie notes that the drive supports the "the user–friendly connector of the future" and...

  • Apple Watch: all you need to know about Apple’s digital ticker

    In a typically stylish Apple event held in downtown San Francisco, Apple finally launched its Apple Watch to the world after spending the past six months teasing the general public. The Apple Watch, which will be available in two sizes (1.5-inches and 1.65-inches), three guises (average Joe, Sport and "Watch Edition") and a plethora of strap options, will likely put a cat amongst the Huawei, Samsung and LG pigeons of the wearable world. The device, however will start at a base price of US$349 and climb to a ridiculous US$17 000 for the overly-flashy, obnoxious gold "Edition". Read more: Huawei Watch...

  • 6 sleek Apple MacBook features that are making fans go ape

    The new Apple MacBook stole the so-called Apple Watch show last night. And rightly so, the latest Mac has introduced some really revolutionary features that are making Apple fans drool all over their now-old-and-dull MacBooks. The 12-inch Retina MacBook is the thinnest so far. Apple has therefor taken the less is more mantra to heart and equipped the device with less ports, less hardware and less fat. The less you have though, the more you have to give up. Which means that the new MacBook has slightly poorer hardware and only one port for an external drive. There's also no space...

  • Apple Watch ‘Spring Forward’ live blog: Watches, MacBooks and ResearchKit

    No, it's not quite yet time for the iPhone 6s launch, nor that much-hyped self-driving Apple car, but tonight's launch could be the company's most important device unveiling since the iPad back in 2010. We're quite used to Apple making a big move in industries previously ploughed by other tech companies, and wearables isn't an exception either. The smartwatch market especially is one of those final frontiers for Apple, but will the company crack the esoteric smartwatch formula? Those time-keeping wrist-cuffs remain fairly useless to their wearers, with their functional immaturity (especially speaking of the Android Wear platform) a big hindrance....

  • HTC Vive, The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario 64: this week’s TGIF Video Roundup

    TGIF, and we really shouldn’t be at work, but that won’t stop us from gandering through the week’s best tech, gadget and gaming videos, now will it? If you missed last week's roundup, catch it below. Read more: The Gizmondo, ‘Battlefield Hardline’ and LG Watch Urbane: this week’s TGIF Video Roundup With MWC 2015 and GDC 2015 both taking up too much of our time here at the Gearburn office this week, we haven't exactly been procrastinating as much as we should've been. Nevertheless, we've put together a sound and solid batch of flicks to help you get over the final...

  • Huawei Watch is probably the prettiest smartwatch ever made [update]

    Update: There's an Amazon.de employee about to have his wrist slapped rather firmly after a rather steep price tag was posted alongside the Huawei Watch listing. Any guess of what the number alongside it was? 999 Euros, or US$1080. Yep, that's about three times more than the entry level Apple Watch if rumours are to be believed. Although the price could be an error prior to the device's availability and price announcements, it could very well be an inflated sense of grandeur by those price-setters at Huawei. Of course, the watch is supremely gorgeous, but does it warrant such a steep...

  • Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge top 20-million pre-orders since reveal

    If the latest report from the Korea Times is anything to go by, then Samsung executives must be high-fiving themselves behind closed doors back in Seoul. The company has allegedly garnered over 20-million pre-orders for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge combined since the duos announcement just over a week ago in Barcelona. That's a massive win in any company's books, and makes a serious dent in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus's sales figure of 75-million since Apple's launch back in September 2014. The Samsung Galaxy S6 received 15-million pre-order requests, while the slightly more expensive and...

  • ‘Stranded Deep’ narrative review, part two: today is the day I die

    If you thought survival games were boring, think again. Wiehahn navigates the treacherous island world of Stranded Deep with the finesse of Daniel Defoe. This is the final article in a two-part series. Read more: ‘Stranded Deep’ narrative review, part one: scavenge, discover, survive A few days ago I was sitting comfortably at home, hypnotized by the television that was filling my mind with exploding cars and the latest celebrity scandals. It was not much of a life but I was safe and well-fed. Now I’m stranded on some god-forsaken island somewhere deep in the vast lonely expanse of the Pacific. I’ve...