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  • Apple allegedly working on iPhablets with curved display

    As reported by Bloomberg News and a person familiar with Apple's mysterious inner-workings, two new cutting-edge iPhone models are planned for next year. These smartphones will have "larger displays with glass that curves downward at the edges." The two models will carry a 4.7" and a 5.5" display, making them dwarf the current 4" iPhone 5s. This shouldn't come as too much of a surprise as rumours have been milling since July that these iPhone phablets are being experimented with. Word of a curved display iPhablet is interesting though. Another interesting point to note is that these iPhones will have...

  • Blizzard’s upcoming Warcraft film based on first game ‘Orcs & Humans’

    Blizzard's annual event this week is offering a ton of new news and further details about the movie adaptation of its popular game franchise, Warcraft . At BlizzCon 2013, a Warcraft film panel has been set up to divulge information about the upcoming Warcraft movie. As reported in a liveblog by Joystiq, the director behind movies such as Moon and Source Code, Duncan Jones, is in charge of the Warcraft film. Blizzard's Warcraft franchise has been exceptionally popular with its attention to art, story-telling and epic cinematography. Jones says that it's going to be an "origin story" focusing on the conflict...

  • LG G2 review: this is the Android you’re looking for

    As a phone, as a video player and as a social media machine, the LG G2 is a success. It's also the closest most of us will get to the Nexus 5, as the G2 is Google's Android 4.4 phone in all but name and slight design changes. The big question though, is why should anyone spend R7 340 on it? Because it's the best Android phone you can get and does something that almost no other phone can: actually surprise me. The battery life is amazing, the design is slick and the 5.2" screen is the best I've...

  • SA telecom Vodacom now taking iPhone 5C, 5S bookings from R399

    It's so close now we can taste it. It's also funny that whenever there's a new iPhone, the world loses its mind. You'd never see people queuing for a Lumia (except in maybe, China that is). South Africans are no different, as we're positively mad for all things Apple. So when news dropped of a 15 November launch for the iPhone 5C and 5S, the internet almost fell over. Today, South Africa's largest mobile telecom, Vodacom, is letting us preorder (it's calling it "booking" but we all know what that means) either the iPhone 5C or 5S, starting from R399...

  • PS4 teardown reveals its ‘simple and beautiful’ architecture

    This year it's all about next-gen consoles. When it comes to the PlayStation 4, we've seen concept rendering, vague teaser videos and even got a closer look at it during rAge 2013. Until now, what we haven't seen is a complete teardown of Sony's upcoming gaming console. Wired, together with Sony engineer Yasuhiro Ootori, got an exclusive chance to dig around the mysterious underbelly of the PS4. Firstly, the power. The processing power combines an 8-core AMD Jaguar CPU with an AMD next-generation Radeon GPU. Unlike traditional PCs carrying two separate pieces of processing hardware -- the CPU being the brain...

  • Win ‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’ for Xbox 360 [closed]

    Update: Congratulations to Michelle, you've been chosen as the winner of this competition and will be getting an Xbox 360 copy of Call of Duty: Ghosts. Willie Venter, Tom C and MattAv are the runners-up. Thanks to all those who entered -- better luck next time and watch this space. It's difficult to think of a franchise more popular and commercially-successful than Call of Duty, and the latest sequel, Call of Duty: Ghosts is yet another bombastic kill-em-up with Hollywood style explosions and a hyper-addictive multiplayer mode. While Ghosts hasn't exactly set review scores alight, it has gone on...

  • SA adventure crawler Desktop Dungeons lands on Steam

    After a good couple of years in Beta, South African fantasy-based adventure crawler Desktop Dungeons has landed on Steam. In an official blog post, the game's developers QCFDesign acknowledge that its full release "has been a long time coming" but add that building the game "has truly been an unrivalled experience". According to the creators, anyone who's bought the Beta version as a pre-order can access a complimentary Desktop Dungeons Steam key. Once they've done that, they'll be able to link their Steam account to their existing game profile and continue from where they left off. The game is available for...

  • Fitbug Orb: the cute, cheap fitness tracker with serious guts

    Getting fit used to be an endeavour that involved you, a pair of running shoes and an open stretch of road. Perhaps, if you were more into channelling your frustrations into carefully aimed kicks and jabs, you’d need a punching bag. Maybe a small MP3 player if you preferred musical accompaniment while lifting weights, or a giant inflatable ball while you focused on your core. Then came the smart devices and the wearable tech trend. Now, you’re able to check in at the gym on Foursquare, login to RunKeeper to broadcast your route and time to Facebook, monitor your weight...

  • Nokia’s 41MP Lumia 1020 hits South Africa, soon

    It was announced today that Nokia's latest flagship smartphone, the Lumia 1020, has arrived in South Africa. The 1020 was officially revealed back in July and was hailed for potentially replacing your digital camera as it carries a massive 41MP camera on its back. The Lumia 1020's camera features Nokia's PureView technology and optical image stabilisation which Nokia says "produces some of the sharpest images produced by any digital camera." The camera-phone hybrid is meant to make a professional photographer out of any average Joe as the camera delivers "crystal quality" and "blur-free" pictures using ZEISS optics with six...

  • Apple Store could soon be fixing your broken iPhone 5S, 5C while you wait

    Done the unthinkable and cracked your new iPhone 5S or 5C's display? Now, and because of Apple, you won't need to leave your precious phone in the hands of a dodgy, backstreet phone technician. Very soon, Apple will stores will begin to offer an in-house repair service for 5C and 5S owners who've dropped, nicked, scratched or outright messed up their phones, said sources (9to5mac). One example: a broken iPhone 5S screen will only cost R1500 (US$149) to swap out. It's great that Apple is finally offering an in-store servicing option, as even users on the official Apple forums are...