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  • Fitbit Alta: a fitness band for trend sweaters

    Update: Fitbit has confirmed that the Alta will be available in South Africa from April 2016. It's safe to say that previous Fitbit products haven't been the most stylish tech accessories, but the company's slowly addressing this. At CES 2016, we saw its first smartwatch, which many compared (some in disdain) to the Apple Watch, and now there's a new fitness band on the block. It's called the Fitbit Alta, and the company's clearly marketing it towards haute couture-aware tech enthusiasts. "Fitness and fashion on display" is one of its marketing quips, which sums up the Alta succinctly. It resembles a slimmer...

  • Ware of the Week: Twilight for Android

    In our weekly series, Ware of the Week, we showcase our favourite organised lines of code from the world of mobile and desktop computing. In today’s edition, we look at an app that claims to give its user peaceful sleep and less blue Mondays -- Twilight. If you missed our previous Ware of the Week, catch it below. Read more: Ware of the Week: Powertime Screens are just everywhere nowadays, aren't they? From smartphones to tablets, to computers and televisions, we're exposed to a lot of artificial light for much of the day. As a result, experts claim that these screens...

  • Samsung Galaxy S7 rumour roundup: S7 Edge mistakenly confirmed?

    Feature image: Kārlis Dambrāns via Flickr Samsung has been enjoying some Apple-like rumour attention in recent years, and we're not too sure if its thriving as a result, or cursing that its phones' specifications are seeping through the cracks before launch. Nevertheless, the latest rumours suggests an exciting prospect that will likely be the Samsung Galaxy S7. Have a look at some conformed news from Samsung HQ's back alley below, and further below, have take a look at all the rumours and potential features we've uncovered thus far. Confirmed news: Samsung will launch the Samsung Galaxy S7 at its Unpacked 2016 event, a day...

  • AG Mobile announces expansion to Nigeria

    AG Mobile, a South African mobile phone company, has announced that it's expanding to Nigeria, initially offering four smartphones for sale. The company notes that it's the first time that it's delving into a completely new territory without any retail partners. Known as an "original design manufacturer", AG Mobile has been operating in South Africa since 2007, but came into the public spotlight last year when the AG Ghost smartphone with its lifetime warranty was launched. The Ghost will make its bow in Nigeria alongside three other smartphones, notably the AG Style, the AG Zoom and lastly the AG Boost. Related: AG Mobile...

  • Ubisoft, Humble join forces for latest Humble Bundle

    If this month's Xbox Games for Gold or PlayStation Plus February games haul isn't enough for you, there's a new Humble Bundle available brimming with Ubisoft games. And we aren't just talking about old Ubisoft games either. Tom Clancy's The Division makes an appearance for those keen on the 8 March-debuting shooter. But as Humble's usual "pay what you want" philosophy goes, these games are only available at certain tiers. So let's break it down: Paying US$1 will get you Call of Juarez: Gunslinger, Grow Home and Rayman Origins. Related: Humble Monthly Bundle offers a digital gaming package every month Paying more than...

  • 5 memorable BlackBerry devices from years gone by

    Before BlackBerry gave in to the giant that is Google and its Android operating system, it was a bit of a mobile device juggernaut. Seeing record profits and sales in 2009, the company (then known as Research in Motion, or RIM) was riding a wave of high numbers, notably with its highest recorded sales figures in a quarter, and revenues of in excess of US$3.4-billion in the third quarter of 2009 alone. Its business was booming, and it came very close to rivaling the iPhone in that regard. But since then, the company's been experiencing a bit of a decline. As...

  • DiRT Rally shows off polished physics in new gameplay trailer

    February promises to be an interesting old month for game releases, but what of April? Well, for rally enthusiasts look no further, because DiRT Rally is finally revving up for its official release. Developed by motorsport game legends Codemasters alongside Koch Media, the two companies have released a new PC gameplay trailer, which showcases the title's motion and destruction physics, alongside the some of the current cars available. And more content promises to be added alongside Steam's Early Access preview. "New Classic Mini and Super 1600 series will introduce the thrills of rallycross racing from the start of the game and 21...

  • You can still run Windows 95 with this nifty browser trick

    We get nostalgic now and again at Gearburn, whether it's chatting about great BlackBerry smartphones of years gone by, or wondering how some savvy individuals get Doom running on Apple Watches. But this time around, we're talking about one of Microsoft's benchmark operating systems, Windows 95. Last year we saw Windows 95 running on the Apple Watch and the New Nintendo 3DS, but this time, we look at a platform a little closer to home. The Windows that I first experienced as a wee little boy can now be run on modern hardware courtesy of a web browser and some nifty...

  • 6 reasons why the PlayStation 3 is better than the PlayStation 4

    The current console generation has been around for a few years now and are starting to come into their own. The problem is, they're still not perfect and their predecessors are still outshining them in some respects. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One still aren't where they should be in terms of functionality and features. I still have a PlayStation 3 and while I have debated selling it off to purchase its younger sibling (the PlayStation 4), I've finally decided it isn't a good idea. Here are six reasons why I'm keeping my PlayStation 3. Backwards compatibility for bygone eras Yes, I'm...

  • Tom Clancy’s The Division beta extended by 24 hours

    Ubisoft's latest multiplayer shooter-cum-RPG, The Division, is currently in its beta phase, with the developers ironing out online bugs and in game glitches while giving users a taste of what's to come. But due to the positive reception of the title, and the number of beta users currently on the waitlist, the company has decided to extended the beta by another day. The announcement was made by Ubisoft's community manager Natchai Stappers on The Division's official forum: Over the last few days, we’ve seen an incredible amount of excitement for the game, leading to many of you registering on the waitlist...