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  • Next-gen Xbox event at Microsoft HQ 21 May

    Come 21 May 2013, Microsoft will announce the next Xbox 720/Durango. At 10am in Microsofts headquarters located at Redmond, Washington the next great console will hopefully be revealed on stage, unlike the PS4 hardware which remains in the shadows. The invite reads “A new generation revealed. Don Mattrick and the Xbox team invite you to the Xbox campus for a special unveiling.” Mattrick is Microsoft’s president of Interactive Entertainment Business. Microsoft will broadcast this event on Xbox Live, as well as the US cable channel, Spike TV. Here’s Microsoft announcing it on Twitter: Tune in for the live reveal, May 21...

  • Next Call of Duty ‘Ghosts’ to debut with PS4?

    Call of Duty: Ghosts is suspected to be Activision’s next big title in an already popular franchise. Yesterday the massive British retailer Tesco had “Call of Duty: Ghosts” on its product listing. This came after rumours in March were drifting around the internet when YouTube subscriber, Drift0r, claimed an “inside source” leaked COD info. Could it be a PS4? The first-person warfare shooter series, Call of Duty has been extremely successful. Modern Warfare 3 has topped the record for making over US$400-million in the first 24 hours of its launch. Meanwhile Black Ops 2 boasted sales of over 11-million copies in its first...

  • DualShock 4: position tracking, multi-touch pad, speaker and share button

    We know it’s hard waiting for the PS4 to arrive, but to hold us over, Sony today released a brand new video that reveals more about its upcoming DualShock 4 controller. Sony’s Toshimasha Aoki says that developers played a big role in dictating the new features of DualShock 4. The console maker approached gaming studios like Media Molecule, Santa Monica Studios and Sucker Punch Productions for input on what the controller should be to make DualShock 4 “truly evolutionary.” While everything has been fine tuned, Sony promises that the basic feel has not been compromised, especially in light of newly added...

  • Clean File Manager for Android review

    I have always unlocked, rooted and tired out custom software on my devices. That all changed when I got my Nexus 4 though. This has had quite an effect on the apps I use, have installed and purchased in the past. Root enabled apps are no longer required and I’m undertaking a mini quest of sorts, to use only holo themed apps. Root Explorer has been my file manager of choice, basically since I can remember. But when I had no need for a root enabled file manager anymore, and its design had stayed the same for as long as...

  • It’s Mine Bluetooth Bracelet review: protect your mobile devices

    The more portable our mobiles devices become, the easier they are to lose. And the more powerful they get, the more desirable they are to thieves. Perhaps what you need is some of knowing if your prized gadget has wandered off, and that’s what the It’s Mine Bluetooth bracelet wants to be. It’s Mine links up to your mobile device and vibrates if the link is broken by either the bracelet or the device going out of range. The idea is that if you leave the device behind or someone tries to walk off with it, you’ll know before it’s...

  • Nokia Asha 210 pulls a HTC, launches with WhatsApp button

    Nokia recently announced the Asha 210, a featurephone with a QWERTY keyboard and dedicated WhatsApp Key. For phones in Africa, Middle East and Asia-Pacific, WhatsApp is the special feature. For Latin America and Europe, it’s a Facebook key. The single or dual-SIM Asha 210 costs a paltry US$72, is 2G only and has a standby time of up to 46 days. This is cheap phone, with plenty to offer and it’s perfectly priced. Moreover, it could be Nokia’s answer to the BlackBerry Curve range: a cheap phone, with free WhatsApp for life and a battery life that seems practically...

  • CryEngine 3 pushes the limits in this almost photorealistic demo

    French firm ENODO designed this incredible video of urban life by using CryEngine 3, software used to create games such as Crysis 3. ENODO doesn’t seem to keen on actually creating a workable game from this demo, judging by its YouTube description: “Enodo bridges two worlds, with only one purpose: to level up our client’s business by questioning cutting edge Real Time 3D technologies, to show that the mechanisms governing the world of video games are powerful and will revolutionize the way to understand urban or industrial projects, their development, and their communication.” Sounds like a load of PR...

  • Swype exits beta, enters Google Play

    While Nokia’s moving towards Blackberry-inspired QWERTY keyboards and Samsung is starting to experiment with innovative gestures, Swype is now out of Beta and comes to the public with new and improved features. A third-party app competitor to Google-acquired SwiftKey or Google Voice, Swype, is now available for Android on the Google Play store for US$0.99. Previously, this innovative keyboard was only available on pre-installed devices and has now finally came out of beta. How fast do you care to type on a touchscreen device, or is it more about comfort and personality than productivity? Users have the choice to buy...

  • 10 games that deserve to be made into films

    If there are two things I love, it’s games and stories. Luckily for me, these two aren’t that far apart. Most games feature narratives that admirably compete with my favourite books and movies. Most of the popular games (Tomb Raider, Resident Evil, Silent Hill) have already been made into films, but here are ten games that actually deserve to be made into feature films. And has anyone noticed that most of the game-to-film abortions have been horror-focused? Why is Hollywood so intent on creating a spooky narrative from a non-linear narrative? Enjoy the list.

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 hands on review: the new king of mobile

    Update: We’ve had the Samsung Galaxy S4 in our testing labs for a few days now, and we’re putting it through our rigorous testing process as you read this to bring you a fully in-depth analysis of the handset. In the meantime, check out our updated hands on shots and check back as we’ll be bringing the full review with star rating any time soon. The Samsung Galaxy S4 brings a huge Full HD screen, an improved camera and faster innards, and fits it all in a chassis the same size as theGalaxy S3. However, many will struggle to tell the difference between...