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  • New free-to-play MMO War Thunder trailer shows human side of WWII

    World War 2 simulator War Thunder, just got a new CGI trailer. With the WWII backdrop, you'll take on the role of a leather-clad pilot. Developed by Russian Gaijin Entertainment, this free-to-play MMO was given the Greenlight on Steam earlier this year. Although the video's not in-game footage, it's a piece of art and definitely worth a watch. This beautifully put-together video gives you an inside look of your Supermarine Spitfire's cockpit. The sky being riddled with flying bullets, black smoke and bombs being dropped, is balanced by the sad yet soothing melody. The video puts you in touch and...

  • From smartphone to smart car: Nokia launches HERE Auto

    Nokia's latest ambition? That would be to be the companion on your dashboard. The Finnish mobile giant announced today that its HERE navigation system is moving beyond your smart device and into your car with an embedded system called HERE Auto. Targeted at car makers and the manufacturers of in-vehicle systems, HERE Auto is aiming to be the bridge between your devices by allowing you to sync information from your computer or phone to your car, via the cloud. Say for example you're looking up an address on the HERE website or on your phone before climbing in your...

  • iPhone 5S ‘Gold’ digger shows updated specs, dual-LED, graphite shell

    We already rounded-up some of the most favoured rumours of the iPhone 5S earlier this week. Apple seems more and more likely of dipping the iPhone 5S in honey and then roll it around in some updated hardware. There have been rumours floating around about the new coloured iPhone line-up as well as the iPhone 5S 'Gold', 'Champagne', 'Chrome' or even 'Graphite'. You can almost already see CEO Tim Cook presenting the new iPhone 5S in a golden graphite light and then -- for some dramatic contrast effect -- whipping out the neon green and blue plastic iPhones, flinging them...

  • Watch the new ‘official GTA V’ trailer right here

    No, it's still not 17 September. But we're one day closer. If you've stocked up on all the preview write ups, official game play video and every leak you can find, there is something to make the wait for the launch of Grand Theft Auto V less of a chore: another trailer. The good people over at Rockstar are adding to the suspense again with the launch of a new teaser to have you longing for the streets of Los Santos and your chance to play as one of the game's three protagonists. GTA V is all about an immersive experience...

  • Our top 20 games for iPad and Android tablets

    If you own a tablet, chances are you probably have a couple of games installed on it, that is if you're not like me who uses my tablet almost exclusively for gaming. And I love high-quality, intelligent games that really take advantage of the capabilities of the touchscreen. We all know the iPad as the dominant player here, but there are in fact a number of outstanding Android tablet games on the market as well. If you're looking for some games to help pass the time, then look no further. Some of these are paid, others are free, some of them...

  • Nintendo’s 2DS is a flat, 3D-free handheld for youths

    Youths, says Nintendo, is who the new 3D-less 2DS is aimed at. Ages seven and up apparently. Announced earlier today, the all new, US$129 (R1300) Nintendo 2DS was announced and launches 12 October, the same day as Pokemon X and Y, as IGN points out. Now, opinions are meant to be reserved in a news story, but it's hard to hold back on this silly piece of tech. Here's why the Nintendo 2DS is the biggest mistake of the year, for Nintendo. 1. It has all the features of the 3DS, but it's flat and isn't 3D "Imagine a standard 3DS...

  • The 3 biggest fails of Gamescom 2013

    There was much to talk about after this year's Gamescom 2013. Battlefield 4, Titanfall and Fable Legends were some of the successes, the eagerly awaited games demoed at the world's trendiest gaming expo. There were plenty of bland, hand-smacking-against-forehead moments as well, such as the three listed below. Ryse Watching Ryse in action, you can’t help but wonder whether this is Microsoft’s answer to Sony’s God of War. It has the historical setting and the liberal bloodshed, but whereas God of War was a cleverly paced and varied experience, Ryse feels as if it’s resolutely action-orientated. Our first look at Ryse, an...

  • Nokia’s Lumia 1520 ‘Bandit’ 6-inch giant reportedly leaked

    If you've read our review of the Nokia Lumia 920 you'll know it's incredibly chunky. You should also know by now that Nokia isn't scared of announcing fat screen smartphones like the 4.7-inch Lumia 625. Today, the Nokia 1520 which is also known as Nokia's Bandit phablet, has allegedly been photographed -- and it's all kinds of big. Nokia Bandit = Lumia 1520— @evleaks (@evleaks) August 27, 2013 Not only does it have a ridiculously scraping-by-tablet-territory sized display, it's also expected to have impressive high-end specs which is something the Lumia 625 lacks. According to Windows Phone Central, it will host...

  • Blu announces Dash: trio of super-cheap Android phones

    Blu Products recently launched a trio of super-cheap smartphones called Dash. Short and sweet. As you'd expect, these prices are coupled with pretty poor specs but would be well-worth satisfying the feature phone market and other budgeteers. They're also available in a buffet of different colours. Dash Jr. is the cheapest and settles the specs between the two and three range -- a 3.5-inch dual-SIM phone with 2G-only data, a 2-megapixel camera and running Android 2.3. The price? That would be US$50 (R500). You can literally buy four of these instead of the Nexus 4. The other parts of the...

  • CyanogenMod 10.2 review: flash forward

    After my first test of CyanogenMod 10.2 (using Android version 4.3) there have been more than 300 commits added to the nightly builds. This, I thought, was enough to warrant giving the latest build a try, and I am really happy that I did. Let’s dig in. At this point I should state that I am using the Paranoid Android Gapps package with all ROMs I flash. This is for a very simple reason: I like the Google apps, and I like them installed the exact same way as they are on stock ROMs, meaning in the system/app partition, leaving...