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  • Huawei Watch is probably the prettiest smartwatch ever made

    You just can’t keep a secret in the world of technology anymore without some sneaky leaker finding out about it. In this case though, Huawei kind of shot itself in the foot by releasing a video of its Huawei Watch mere days before its actual launch. But now that the device has emerged from its secret chamber, we can say for sure that it’s one of the prettiest smartwatches we’ve seen to date. It’s crafted from cold-forged steel, boasts a 42mm completely circular face (there aren’t any bezels here, Motorola and LG) which is slathered in Sapphire Glass too, and...

  • Samsung Galaxy S6 rumour roundup: it’s here [final update]

    Update: To read the full story regarding Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge launch on 1 March, visit our full event round up below. Read more: 10 things you should know about the Samsung Galaxy S6 launch Usually around mid-September, the world gears up for Apple’s annual iDevice announcement. We personally love this time of year as rumour upon rumour surfaces of what is purported to be Cupertino’s latest device. Although it makes us spectacularly giddy, this year’s batch of rumours spoiled the launch for us. Thanks to the hordes of leakers, we knew exactly what to expect, and they weren’t too...

  • Alcatel OneTouch bets on Firefox to bring developing countries online

    When it comes to giving people a smartphone experience for as little money as possible, an increasingly large number of manufacturers are betting on Mozilla’s Firefox OS. A case in point is Alcatel Onetouch, which on Sunday launched the Orange Klif smartphone. Despite being an entry-level device, aimed at Africa, the Middle East and the Caribbean, it looks like Alcatel has tried to trick the phone out as much as possible. According to the company, the new device offers connectivity speeds of up to 21 Mbps, is dual SIM, and includes a two-megapixel camera and micro-SD slot. You are however...

  • Acer Liquid Jade Z, Liquid Leap+ introduced as first devices of MWC 2015

    No, it’s not quite the dawn of MWC 2015 yet, but already companies are launching products to the press before the showroom floors open for all. Acer is the first company to show its hand, releasing a gaggle of new smartphones running on Android and Windows. Perhaps the two most interesting are the Liquid Jade Z and the “Windows 10 ready” Liquid M220. The Liquid Jade Z is billed as a mid-ranger, but really is a sleek-looker with a circular speaker at it’s rear (which should go nicely alongside 24-bit audio support), and a large 5.0-inch IPS screen slathered in Gorilla...

  • MWC 2015 preview: curves, edges and emerging OSes

    It’s Mobile World Congress time again in the sunny but chilly Spanish city of Barcelona. But stop right now if you think football will be the topic on everyone’s lips. Mobile phones, tablets and wearables will be the stars of a conference that usually sees some enormous launches from the likes of LG, Samsung and Huawei. But what are we in for this year? If you’ve been following our Samsung Galaxy S6 rumour roundup as religiously as you should’ve, you would know that the Korean company is due to launch its flagship to the world on 1 March. Preceding it by a...

  • LG G Flex 2 coming to South Africa April 2015, exclusive to Vodacom

    LG South Africa has announced that its first-quarter flagship, the LG G Flex 2, will be available to the South African market from April 2015, which is a long time to wait in all honesty. The phone is definitely one of the more daring additions to the local market though, with its curved body, curved screen and self-healing rear panel. It’s also one of the most powerful phones in the world at the moment, sporting a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset, 3GB of RAM and the Adreno 430 GPU. But perhaps above and beyond the internals, it’s the bowed, banana-inspired exterior that really...

  • The Gizmondo, ‘Battlefield Hardline’ and LG Watch Urbane: this week’s TGIF Video Roundup

    You know, these February weeks are really dragging along this year, but that’s not because there’s a slew of gaming and gadget releases coming in hordes next month, thanks to the MWC and GDC. Considering that it is March in just a few days time, we have a look at one of the most special handheld gaming consoles that launched in March nearly a decade ago. It’s a right shame that Nintendo doesn’t have much competition in the market anymore. Nevertheless, we also have a gander at LG‘s latest smartwatch, the Watch Urbane, paraded in its launch trailer. But not everything...

  • You could soon play the 3D Sonic game that never was

    The mid 1990s were a pretty exciting time in the development of 3D in gaming. Thing is, one of gaming’s most established figures was missing. While Nintendo gave Mario a new lease on life with Super Mario 64 and Sony made Crash Bandicoot a household name, there was no sign of a certain hyperactive hedgehog. Until now that is. You see, Sega had actually built a 3D Sonic game, it just never got around to actually releasing it. The game, which was set to be titled Sonic X-treme, was meant to be a showpiece for SEGA’s new Saturn console and...

  • Apple will launch its watch on 9 March

    If you’ve been eagerly awaiting the official launch of the Apple Watch since it was first announced back in September last year then you’ll be pleased to know that Apple will be bringing it one step closer to reality with a press event scheduled for 9 March. The event, set to take place at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, should give us more details around how Apple intends to price the watch and, more importantly, how it thinks people should use it. As The Verge notes, it’s also a fairly safe bet that there’ll be another run down...

  • ‘Dying Light’ review: errands, Harran and the Zombie Apocalypse

    Dying Light, from developers Techland (Dead Island games) is the first major title to be released in 2015 and is a game that will appeal to a variety of gaming tastes. From fast-paced free-running sessions with added parkour to zombie massacres to vast exploration, it offers a well-rounded and adrenaline pumping style of game play. But when it comes down to narrative, Dying Light severely lacks both the element of immersion and a sense of realism. Story Time: Conspiracies, clichés and budget acting Welcome to the Turkish City of Harran. What once might have been a booming holiday destination has now...

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