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  • Don’t expect iPad ‘Pro’ in 2014, just a newer Air with Touch ID

    Last week, AppleInsider reported on the state of 2014's iPads, namely that we aren't going to see that many this year. The sites insider, Ming-Chi Kuo an analyst from KGI Securities (which has accurately predicted most of the Apple leaks over the years) says that the 2014 iPad Air will snag the Touch ID fingerprint sensor and the brand-new 8X CPU. Anything else? Chances of seeing the rumoured 12.9" iPad "Pro" or a new Mini are "slim" says Kou. According to the analyst, the work on the new Air and larger iPad are priority number one for 2014. More excitingly, Apple...

  • Kickstarter project GoPhone is a GoPro mount and monitor for your iPhone

    There's a horde of iPhone cases roaming the world, each trying to fulfill one of our practical everyday needs. This handy Kickstarter project introduces the GoPhone -- an iPhone case that acts as a GoPro mount and a video monitor. The GoPhone is an extension of your smartphone and said to be "essential to your GoPro kit". It's a nifty iPhone case that acts as a comfortable, grippy handle for your GoPro Camera and allows your phone to become an in-action monitor. The GoPhone wants to better your filming capabilities. This is done by giving you the ability to view...

  • Win ‘Final Fantasy: Lightning Returns: XIII’ for Xbox 360 [closed]

    Update: Congrats to @rty! He's just won a copy of Final Fantasy: Lightning Returns: XIII for Xbox 360. Better luck next time guys! We're giving away another game for one lucky, motivated Xbox 360 gamer! If you don't know it yet, Final Fantasy: Lightning Returns: XIII is the latest third-person action role-playing sequel to Final Fantasy XIII-2 which forms part of the Fabula Nova Crystallis subseries. What makes this game so awesome? Well apart from being the latest Final Fantasy game, Lightning Returns employs a highly revamped version of the gameplay system from the previous two games, with an action-oriented battle...

  • 5 of the worst tablets ever made

    Increasingly, tablets are becoming the dominant form of portable computing. Although only a few currently on the market offer decent processing power sufficient to use in lieu of a laptop, it’s entirely probable that these devices will progress in leaps and bounds to the point of market domination. The high end tablets perform well, but also have a high price tag attached to their brand, which paves the way for cheaper tablets making their way into the market. With the good, comes the bad and the rather ugly. There are tablets that occupy the hideous waste of space category, those...

  • ‘Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2’ preview: What is a Man?

    "...A miserable little pile of secrets." barks Dracula (played by Robert Carlyle of Trainspotting, Once Upon a Time) as the colossal hand of a steampunk god robot smashes into him, ruining his monologue but beautifully setting the stage for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2. The 750MB demo launched for PS3 and Xbox 360 earlier this week (13 February), and I, being an immense fan of the series played it thoroughly. Those who played Castlevania: Lords of Shadow way back in 2010 should have played the demo already, but for those who haven't been so lucky, bear in mind the spoilers aplenty...

  • PS4 doubles Xbox One January sales in US, Xbox leads with games overall

    According to a January report by industry research firm The NPD Group, PlayStation is currently winning the battle of the next-gen console but Xbox is also enjoying its share of the software spoils. In the US, the PlayStation 4 sold the most of all next-gen consoles in January, almost doubling that of the Xbox One. The PS4 also holds the preferred next-gen console when it came to the most popular console games sold. Xbox did, however, manage to sell the most games with the Xbox 360 and Xbox One's sales put together. While exact figures aren't currently public, NDP analyst...

  • 9 Valentine’s Day gifts that will melt your geeky love interest’s heart

    February 14th is fast approaching. That means you're either dreading the day, or are happily in love. For those who fall into the latter, we've hand-picked nine of the geekiest gifts imaginable for the nerd in your life. 1. The 8-bit flower Is this how Mario would have serenaded Princess Peach? ThinkGeek would like to think so: the flowers are 3D printed, beautifully pixellated and never, ever need watering. 2. Droid LTE 14K Ring This is the real deal, a 14 Karat white gold ring with gold, white gold, diamonds, created sapphires and it looks like a bloody R2-D2 unit from Star...

  • South Africa, Serbia, Russia crack global top ten eSport rankings

    eSports, for those of you in the dark about it, is a real thing. Gaming events (Modern Warfare, Starcraft II) organised with military precision and sponsored by billion-dollar franchises is the norm. Players become genuine sport stars, with fans and sponsorships propelling them into the pantheon of the gods. As dramatic as this all sounds, it's also resoundingly true. eSports is a serious business and to this end, even a major Hollywood studio is now sponsoring StarCraft II tournaments in the US. So, where do South Africa, Serbia and Russia fit into this global gaming money-spinner? Into the official...

  • These two ‘Flappy Bird’ tribute games are ridiculous fun

    There are a lot of Flappy Bird clones out there. The popular one-touch control 8-bit bird flew from Google's Play Store and Apple's App Store earlier this week, opening up a can of worms. Inspired by its simplicity, there are a ridiculous amount of developers out there trying to fill the void left by Flappy Bird's departure. Two of these, Maverick Bird and Flappybalt have been created by the same guys behind the popular indie titles Canabalt and Super Hexagon and they are all kinds of fun. If you're having trouble recalling which games we're talking about, Super...

  • LG G Pro 2 official: 5.9″ screen, slow-mo video, 3GB RAM

    It's here, the LG G Pro 2, the "next level" upgrade to one of the best smartphones around, the G Pro. And it's coming to Mobile World Congress (MWC). There's new UX to contend with, and an improved 5.9-inch display on offer. Spoiler alert: everyone seemed to love the G Pro, so there's definitely going to be even more to enjoy with the G Pro 2. The G Pro 2 is only 8.3mm thin, with a 5.9-inch IPS display running at full HD or 1920x1080. The screen and bezel have to be seen to be believed, as the press shots...