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  • Guitar Souls: or how one man beat Dark Souls with the Rock Band guitar

    I remember Dark Souls. I remember the toughest game I ever played, and how it took over three years to finish (without going online for help, thank you very much). I also remember going through two controllers, as one was thrown out of my window in a fit of rage. What I don't remember though, is completing Dark Souls with a Rock Band guitar. For one Reddit user, it was nothing more than a slight challenge. According to Reddit user GMBAT, "Beating Dark Souls using a guitar controller has been a common joke around the challenge run community, so I figured why...

  • Google Glass finally available on Play Store but remains overpriced

    Google Glass, the wearable everyone loves to hate, is now available to purchase via the Google Play Store. But it should be noted that the US$1500 gadget will only be available for those in the US and a few other countries. South Africans, you'll have to wait a little longer. Previously, Glass hopefuls had to apply for "Explorer" (or beta) status, and were then handed the glorious gadget but now it's available to all, Explorer, developer or not. Those hoping that Google would slash the price to appease the peasants will be unhappy to know that this is not the...

  • iPhone 6 rumour round-up: two days until Apple reveals its secrets

    The iPhone 6, the phone everyone simultaneously hates and loves, is coming. But when will it launch, what will it look like and will you have the money to afford one? We've rounded up the more interesting iPhone 6 rumours floating in the sticky net of the interwebs, so keep coming back to this page as we update it when a rumour decides to pan out. All news at the top of the post is the latest development the iPhone 6. The video we've been waiting for, forever We're just two days away from the iPhone 6's mega launch, when for...

  • AOC 29″ UltraWide Monitor Review: wide, beautiful but expensive

    The Philips 29" P-Line monitor spoiled me in terms of the ultra widescreen experience, so I was delighted to be offered the chance to review a competitive model, the 29" AOC Q2963PM UltraWide. I had only vaguely heard of AOC to be honest, and had never used any of their products, so the opportunity to explore yet another brand I hadn't much experience with was a welcome one. You wouldn't think you would need something as big as a 21:9 widescreen until you've actually used one. While there is still a certain appeal to a dual monitor setup (especially for people...

  • Indie survival horror Among the Sleep might not come to Xbox One

    If there's one console the internet likes to hate on, it's the Xbox One, cheekily referred to as "Xbone" by internet trolls, haters and Buzzfeed readers. These feelings are not baseless, and stem from Microsoft's poor handling of the Xbox One upon launch, as well as hundreds of other gaffs. Now, stringent Xbox One policies (revealed by GamingBolt) has prohibited independent gaming studio Krillbrite Studios from publishing its startlingly good game Among the Sleep on Microsoft's console. Microsoft's policy is as such: for a game to launch on Xbox One, it must launch alongside other platforms (PC, Wii U, PS4, Atari 2600)....

  • Motorola family welcomes Moto X, G, 360 plus ‘near invisible’ Bluetooth earpiece for funsies

    Samsung, Sony and now Motorola is next in the month of continuous launches. The former Google-owned brand has increased its mobile family by three, adding the X, the G and (finally) the Moto 360 to its stable. Alongside the important additions, the company has also unveiled a Bluetooth earpiece (yes, one of those things) and a mini-power brick -- which works like any other external power brick.   But to the interesting hardware we go. The Moto X is by far the most exciting prospect. Slathering the phone in wood or leather is part of the customer's choice, but something one cannot...

  • Samsung launches Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge, Gear S and Gear VR

    Samsung, bless its soul, always puts so much effort into its launches and the arrival of the Note 4 is no different. From the moment the show begun at IFA 2014, there was no doubt in anyone's mind that this was a Samsung event, as a music band played the Samsung jingle with a Note 4 music app. Then, an entire orchestra joined in, all to play that jingle. I fully expect neon covered dancers to appear later on. Samsung's also one for surprises, as it introduced four products today. The Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge, the Gear...

  • Dyson launches robot vacuum cleaner that knows where it needs to clean

    You know too well how the advertorial goes, a new product that thinks highly of itself ridicules an old one and accuses it of being incompetent, outdated and obsolete. The advertorial will show you the product being manufactured by many hands just to make the point that the product is a superior product than its predecessor. But, often, it is all just antics to kick dust into the eyes of the consumer. Dyson 360 inventor James Dyson spews his own such rhetoric following the launch of the company's latest robot vacuum. “Most robotic vacuum cleaners don’t see their environment,...

  • Sony launches sleek smartphone & tablet Z3 series: fat cameras, waterproof, beefy batteries

    Just confirming rumours of old, Sony just launched a fresh duo of sleek smartphones -- the 5.2” flagship Xperia Z3 and the 4.6” Compact. Both phones scream premium with their aluminium frames and snazzy tempered glass panels. There's also the Z3 Tablet Compact which is a slim 8-incher. As presented in the press video (see below), the Z3 series focuses on a couple of key features: the devices are waterproof, have fat cameras, and strong battery life. Before we discuss the specs and features, just look at that design: Unlike most of Sony's earlier devices which were usually water and dust...

  • Intel, Opening Ceremony unveil $1000 smartband for supermodels

    Guess who just crashed the wearable party? Intel, partnering with fashion company Open Ceremony, has finally unveiled the MICA fashion-first smartband that was announced back in January. The microchip maker was largely in charge of the electronics while Open Ceremony's design team took care of aesthetics. The result is something so snazzy that the companies needed a pair of supermodels to showcase it. And what's more -- it'll likely set buyers back a full US$1000 once its released. It seems just as the Guardian Angel pendant was geared towards female buyers, the MICA, or "My Intelligent Communication Accessory" is the same...