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  • iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus to feature faster RAM, iOS 9

    It's January and already the world has its first iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus rumours. The current iPhone range is just over four months old but already this smartphone obsessed planet wants to see their upgrades as soon as possible. The new report, coming from Forbes, suggests that 2GB RAM is par for the "s" models which doubles the temporary storage currently available in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus at present. What's more, it will be LPDDR4 RAM which presents a much broader bandwidth than the current and much cheaper LPDDR3 standard. The phones will allegedly also sport iOS...

  • ‘H1Z1’, ‘Evolve’ beta and Dead Kings DLC: 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? A day late and a dollar short? If you're wondering why out TGIF roundup is falling on a Monday this week, we blame CES 2015. But that doesn't mean Monday shouldn't at least get some of the fun. Get your week off to a good note by watching last week's most wonderful and weirdest tech and gaming videos. First and foremost, Evolve beta is finally live on Xbox One with the technical previews ripe for...

  • ‘Sid Meier’s Starships’ breaks cover in epic announcement trailer

    If you ever wanted to know what managing your own fleet of intergalactic space craft would be like, now's your chance. A new trailer for Sid Meier's Starships -- a new turn-based game developed by 2K Games and Firaxis Games -- has been outed (thanks to the chaps over at GameSpot) and the world's strategy game lovers are getting excited. The player commands a gaggle of interstellar ships as the gamer flies to various galaxies to complete various tasks (we image scrubbing floors or sweeping decks isn't quite in the job description). Essentially, it's the gamer's prerogative to build one...

  • SteamLeft calculates how much life you’ll need to beat your Steam library

    Since the advent of Steam in the early 2000s, gamers have racked up game after game like a squirrel with an acorn addiction. If you're one of those gamers with too many titles to count or too many to comprehend, you probably wish you knew how long it would take to conquer your massive library. Well, now you can. SteamLeft is a nifty little service that plugs into How Long to Beat's playtime averages to calculate how much of your life you could (and really should) spend racking up killstreaks and looting lesser individuals. Insanely enough, the most extensive Steam library tested...

  • HTC One M9 ‘Hima’ arriving in March with company’s first smartwatch

    While all the smartphone launch hype is surrounding the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Sony Xperia Z4, there are other companies due to out momentous models in the coming months too. Remember the HTC One M8? Well, its successor is coming in March, at least according to Bloomberg. The HTC One M9 is probably one of the most eagerly anticipated launches of the year and seeing that March is the month for mobile launches, HTC will duly unveil its phone as well as its first smartwatch around the same time as MWC in Barcelona. It would take a fair effort to...

  • CES 2015 roundup part two: from Nvidia to ZTE

    In case you missed it: CES 2015 roundup part one: from Acer to MSI The earliest and (arguably) most important technology extravaganza of the year has come and gone, and while the theme of CES 2015 seemed to be wider, thinner and shinier is better, there were some genuinely exiting technologies that left our mouths agape. Arguably, the latter half of the alphabet holds companies that have really set the bar high at CES 2015, but the customary onslaught of TV screens with more than a necessary quota of pixels were also abundant. Apart from this annoyance, powering those screens also seemed an...

  • CES 2015: future of home automation and the internet of things

    The annual Consumer Electronics Show has grown massively since its inception in 1967 becoming one of the most eagerly anticipated and followed expos in the world. Held in Las Vegas, it's a showcase for new technologies that can be expected to hit the market in the foreseeable future. In the past, now-mainstream products like VCRs, DVDs, and HDTV were first shown to the world at CES. In recent years, home automation systems have had a growing presence at the show. CES 2015, in fact, featured a dedicated room solely for new home automation products. We round up some of the best...

  • Wii U, PS4 and Xbox One celebrate respective sales victories

    Here's some heart-warming news if you're a non-biased console gamer. Nintendo has announced that December 2014 was a big sales month for the Wii U console, with a 29% improvement in console sales and a massive 75% increase in games sales compared to the same period last year. That's some great news, especially since the company has announced some big things for the year ahead, including the introduction of the new Nintendo 3DS XL to the US and European markets on 13 February. Read more: Nintendo Direct: 3DS XL confirmed, games galore coming this year In terms of current games, Mario Kart...

  • Nintendo Direct: 3DS XL confirmed, games galore coming this year

    In the first Nintendo Direct of 2015, the company from the land of the rising sun revealed some awesome games for the US and UK coming this northern spring. Thanks to an earlier leak by GameStop and Ars Technica, we had an inkling that the Nintendo 3DS XL would be launched in North America on 13 February, but after Nintendo Direct's announcements, it has been emphatically confirmed. Star-Spangled Banner-singing Nintendo 3DS XL is official The handheld features beefier hardware, boating "a number of new enhancements designed to offer the newest and most engrossing games possible," noted Reggie Fils-Aime, President and COO of...

  • Xiaomi Mi Note is the phablet-killer Apple and Samsung were dreading

    Xiaomi is undoubtedly wearing the coolest shades in the tech playground, even cooler than Apple, its role model, if you're being facetious. It's widely known as the world's most valuable startup too, at around US$45-billion, and at the rate its expanding it could take Apple's crown as most valuable tech company away too. For now, its competing in the phablet arena, and the iPhone 6 Plus is its first victim. Today we see the arrival of the 6.95 mm thick Xiaomi Mi Note, a 5.7-inch Samsung Galaxy Note 4 slayer with a rather smug air of sophistication. It's mostly glass but features...