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  • Garmin Forerunner 25 runners watch now available in South Africa

    Garmin has today announced its new runner's watch, the Garmin Forerunner 25. The watch, which the company is calling a "compact and easy-to-use GPS running watch with connected features" boasts a number of biometric trackers that monitor valuable variables. These include distance, pace, heart rate (when paired with a heart rate monitor addon) and calories burned. Garmin Forerunner 25 also monitors how active the wearer is during the day, and prompt him or her to continue moving if inactive for too long. "Whether you’re preparing for your first 5k or gearing up for a marathon, the Forerunner 25 is a great tool...

  • PlayStation 4 outsells Xbox One on Black Friday according to report

    According to marketing firm InfoScout, Sony's PlayStation 4 benefited from the Black Friday sales rush, at the expense of both Nintendo's Wii U and Microsoft's Xbox One in the States. The firm sampled a group of "2364 people who purchased video game products in October 2015," InfoScout noted on its blog. "We then contrasted their purchases to those of 1,020 Americans who purchased a video game, console or accessory during the 2015 Black Friday promotion period." And what were the results? Well, rather telling. Image via InfoScout It's clear that the PlayStation 4 had the upper hand this Black Friday, but more interestingly was...

  • Black Friday South Africa deals: all the specials you should know about [Update]

    Interested in 2016's Black Friday deals? Follow this year's rolling coverage of all the tech deals and bargains. We will be updating this article throughout the day to reflect new and interesting specials from different stores. If you have any tips or information on Black Friday sales, please email info@memeburn.com. Update 1: We've added Loot as well as some of the Xbox store sale titles. Update 2: Takealot, Wootware were updated, while Incredible Connection's specials were added. Update 3: Raru's second batch of sale items were added, HiFi Corp's specials were updated. Update 4: We've added the Sony PlayStation store's deals. Update 5:...

  • Fallout 4 review: radioactive fun

    As it stands at this very moment, I have put the best part of 61-hours of my life into Fallout 4. During this time, two things have become very clear to me: Firstly, I haven't even come close to unearthing the mid-boggling vastness this monolithic game has to offer and; secondly, nobody does a RPG quite like Bethesda. Almost every aspect of this game, from the very first soundtrack playing in the start menu to the very last cutscene, makes you feel like this is the game you’ve been waiting for. And in many ways it is. So strap on your...

  • Mi-Fone launches low cost Android phone to African markets

    Mi-Fone is perhaps not as well known in South Africa as it is in other parts of the continent, but the company has today announced its new Android smartphone range. The Mi-Fone 3 will retail for just US$35, which will make it Africa's "lowest priced Android smartphone," according to the company. The device, available in Kenya, Angola, Rwanda and Nigeria among other African nations, features dual SIM support, and a 3.5-inch screen. Two feature phones also join the lineup, as well as an additional four smartphones running Android variants. "The range includes features phones and Smartphones and are designed to put...

  • PlayStation 4 remote play app coming to PC, Apple Mac

    Fancy playing PlayStation 4 games using your PC? Don't worry, an app is coming soon for that. Sony PlayStation's president of Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida, revealed on Twitter that the company is "indeed working on an official app for PC/Mac." Following in Microsoft's Xbox One footsteps with the company's Windows 10 platform interchangeability, the app will likely let users blast through titles on the PC and Mac using the PlayStation 4 as the engine. It'll likely function similarly to the PlayStation TV, with that device acting as a proxy for another screen in the home. Some people asked if we plan to...

  • Raspberry Pi Zero’s a $5 computer that’s smaller than a banknote

    Raspberry Pi, the microcomputer that powers of the world's most interesting home projects, was already fairly small. You could easily tote one around in a handbag without much of a weight or size penalty, but it's developers back in Wales thought that even that was too big. Its latest invention, the Raspberry Pi Zero, is even smaller, lighter and cheaper than any Pi before it. How cheap you ask? It retails for just US$5, or the same price as a relatively expensive pair of socks in South Africa. More impressive still are the specs. There's a Broadcom BCM2835 processor, sporting one...

  • Huawei Mate 8 launched with kickass specs, gorgeous body

    Sneaky, sneaky Huawei. The comapany has today announced the launch of its new 6.0-inch flagship phablet, the Huawei Mate 8, which it dubs the "most advanced flaship smartphone" in its history. While this might be the case, there is a school of thought that believes larger phablet smartphones are slowly thinning in popularity. But that doesn't seem to be Huawei's thinking at all. On the exterior front, Huawei has definitely made the phone a lot more visually appealing than the Mate 7, sharing a similar design language with the Huawei Mate S and the P8 smartphones. The fingerprint reader is retained below...

  • Wait Extended review: suspenseful Lovecraftian storytelling

    Earlier this year I had the opportunity to play an Early Access version of Wait Extended, an indie horror game designed by German developers rest.less games. This wasn’t your normal horror game though. Instead of the now prominent polished 3D environments of usual horror titles, this was a simple 2D game created in the RPG Maker game engine. But that didn’t make it any less intriguing. Though still very short and far from finished, the game boasted a tremendously captivating atmosphere for its simple nature and absorbing narrative. In fact, I liked the game so much that I decided to interview...

  • iPad Pro available in South Africa

    The steady stream of Apple devices continue to filter through into South Africa and the latest device on the cards is the iPad Pro. The iStore today announced that Apple's large Microsoft Surface competitor, the iPad Pro, will be available to purchase in all stores across the country tomorrow, 27 November 2015. Launched at Apple's annual September shindig, the iPad Pro was met with mixed receptions thus far, but there's no denying that it's one of the most visually impressive devices to be carted out of Cupertino headquarters in quite some time. The 12.9-inch screen features 5.6-million pixels, and along with the...