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  • Meet the PlayStation Vita VR headset designed by Beatshapers

    Did you happen to buy a PlayStation Vita handheld gaming system when it launched back in the dying days of 2011 to realise that it's not really all that fun? Well, things are looking up for you and your bad purchasing decisions. Ukranian stalwart gaming developer Beatshapers, has created a rather canny contraption which it has duly called the PlayStation Vita VR headset. And yes, it's as cool as it sounds. Although Sony's frantically developing its Project Morpheus VR headset behind the scenes, some people just can't wait for the company to out it. So, the next best thing was strapping...

  • Google’s Project Ara outs new Nvidia Tegra K1, Marvell quad-core modules

    Google's latest venture into the Mariana Trench of the technology world is its Project Ara, it's rather ingenious modular smartphone concept. Although it's no Google Glass (a failure), it certainly needs a bit of a marketing kick to entice the masses to stop and take notice. The latest news outed by the company might just be the kick it needs. The latest modules supported by the smartphone comes courtesy of chip manufacturers Nvidia and Marvell: the Tegra K1 CPU and the 64-bit Marvell quad-core PXA1928 CPU. In other words, loads of horsepower. Outed on a Google+ post over the weekend written by...

  • ‘Dying Light’, ‘Star Wars’ and ‘GTA V’ Heists: 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? Although we're nearing the end of 2014, this week was another blockbuster for YouTube game trailers and people doing the pleasant cocktail of strange and brilliant things. Featuring this week, among others, is the trailer for Rockstar's latest hilarity experiment -- GTA V Online Heists. That's right, now you can finally rob banks as a seagull. Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition also comes under the spotlight in a more gameplay-based trailer, showcasing the ridiculous speed...

  • Microsoft’s Lumia Denim update gives snappers 4K video recording

    Microsoft's Lumia Denim update has arrived just before Christmas, and with good reason, bringing with it improvements to imaging, the introduction of 4K video recording and an all-round faster camera app. Unfortunately the update's only arriving for users of the Lumia 830, 930, 1520 or Icon in India and Europe at the time of writing. What those lucky users do get however is a slew of new camera refinements, including a "faster and more intuitive Lumia Camera app" and "Rich Capture" mode to simplify snapping in HDR, with Dynamic Flash and Dynamic Exposure. Perhaps the most interesting update is the "Moment Capture"...

  • Unboxing the COUGAR 700M Black Edition gaming mouse [Video]

    There are few gaming peripherals that incite more unneeded fanboyism than the mouse. Glowing in an array of colours, with panels, palm rests and weights the gamer can obsessively tinker with, it's probably the most personal part of a gaming rig too. Now COUGAR, a German peripheral company relatively new to the scene, has launched yet another device gamers can argue about. It's called the COUGAR 700M, and it's now available in sunny South Africa. Read more: COUGAR’s PC gaming peripherals coming to South Africa in December Is it something to get excited about? Well, if you're one for numbers you might...

  • Awear debuts Coffee: Android Wear’s ‘first touch-based’ messaging app

    Android Wear is quite an immature OS by any stretch of the imagination, so simple features like typing and sending messages still hasn't been perfected yet. Silicon Valley company Awear, funded by incubator Studio 9+, has largely solved this issue though with a brilliantly simple and free app. It's called Coffee, and it makes replying to message notifications on an Android Wear smartwatch rather simple, involving no typing and no dictation at all. It's the "first touch-based smart messaging app" for Android Wear, that allows the users to send "hundreds of different type of SMS messages". "With Coffee, you can stay in...

  • Slated for stardom: Gearburn’s top 6 tablets for Christmas 2014

    Tablets are an indispensable part of modern day living. We use them for entertainment, for business, for pretty much everything and during the festive period, chances are they'll be one of the top tech stocking fillers this year. Although devices like the iPad are often foremost in our minds, it is certainly not the only way to go when it comes to tablets. There are plenty of devices out there that offer an experience equally as good. But with this in mind, this doesn't mean that the iPad doesn't hold an exceptionally strong position in the market. More often than not it comes...

  • BlackBerry Classic: a reheated Bold for those stuck in the past

    Did BlackBerry just launch a new phone, or have they found a Bold at the back of a fridge, popped it in the microwave and sprinkled some coriander on top? To me, and probably every other human being, it seems that the Canadian company has just relaunched its past. I'm not exaggerating either. The BlackBerry Classic has a full QWERTY keypad, not the abbreviated version we find on the Passport. It even has a track pad. Yes, the iconic track pad that drove Curve users insane when it used to malfunction. Internally it's a little fresher but it still features a...

  • ‘Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End’: what we know so far

    Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is the latest upcoming title to be released by developers, Naughty Dog. Information on this highly anticipated title has been rather scarce. But just like a certain amount of crack-cocaine can send you into a downward-spiraling abyss of addiction, so the snippets of information that has been released in tactically perfect portions has got us undoubtedly hooked, and foaming at the mouth. In the likeness of Nathan Drake, the Uncharted hero, we here at Gearburn have sifted through the various hints and clues to unravel the new titles mysteries. This is what our great expedition has...

  • ‘Assassin’s Creed Unity’ Patch 4 is huge, even larger for Xbox One users

    Assassin's Creed Unity is one of the buggiest games in recent memory. When I first played it back in September, I thought it was a PS4 glitch that caused the console to choke. After playing the game on Xbox One though, it clearly wasn't just a Sony problem. Unity's essentially a termite mound of pop-in issues, frame-rate hitches and poorly finished graphics on anything lower than ultra (I'm talking PC now, of course), but Ubisoft has released a shiny new patch today that will hopefully fix everyone's moans and groans. At least we hope so. Hilariously though, and perhaps the most...