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  • Poll: what was the best version of Microsoft Windows?

    Thirty years ago today, Microsoft debuted what would become the desktop's most used operating system: Microsoft Windows. We often take it for granted, largely because it powers a vast majority of computer-based systems, from ATMs to your gaming rig. But there's one important question that often gets brought up by Microsoft fans: what was the best version of Windows outed by the company? Many would mention Windows XP and Windows 7 as two that stand out, but what about the precursor to all modern Windows systems, Windows 3.1? And more importantly, is new really better than the old in terms of...

  • PlayStation 4 will get PlayStation 2 backward compatibility

    When Sony told media at E3 2015 that it wasn't interested in following Microsoft's backward compatibility drive, it wasn't telling the truth. According to Wired, and an email from a Sony PlayStation representative, the PlayStation 4 console will use "PS2 emulation technology to bring PS2 games forward to the current generation." The representative suggests that the company's currently "working on" achieving this, which suggests that we should see the feature arrive on the PlayStation 4 sometime in the near future. Hopefully. The hint was perhaps dropped by the bundled legacy games that arrive with a particular Star Wars: Battlefront PlayStation 4 bundle....

  • IoT and wearables: 5 devices that hint at the future of healthcare [Native Content]

    About this content. As humans become more and more reliant on technology, technology becomes more and more critical to human being's well-being. Think of all the technological advancements since the Industrial Revolution that have improved the mortality rate, quality of living and birth rate. The MRI, chemotherapy and even laser surgery are just a few we could mention off the bat, but something that's becoming more entrenched in every day society is health consciousness. Thanks to the internet of things, we can now keep track of our health without the need for a trip to the physician every day, and if we...

  • Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash review: smash spread thin

    Where do I start with this one? It's not that I don't like spin-offs, but I do wonder how many times a cow can be milked before it's turned into a new couch. If Nintendo was a farmer, Mario would've been a three-seater ages ago, but thankfully, the Japanese gaming company still knows how to make the most of its aging IP. And yes, once again this year that little Italian plumber returns and brings his entire ensemble along for the ride in Nintendo's portrayal of the Wimbledon Championships. Gone are the dumb white shorts and preppy little tennis shoes, and...

  • Quantic Dream’s Beyond: Two Souls, Heavy Rain coming to PlayStation 4

    Beyond: Two Souls is coming to the PlayStation 4 on 24 November, developer Quantic Dream today confirmed on the PlayStation Blog. The PlayStation 3 title will feature the return of Ellen Page and Willem Defoe as two actors who know how to deliver a line or two, and Jodie Holmes -- one of the more troubled, and creepy, female protagonists in gaming. Although it seems that the PlayStation 4 version of the game is largely a remaster, Quantic Dream's co-CEO Guillaume de Fondaumiere has noted that there will be a few more additions for fans on the newer gen console: Enhanced 1080p...

  • Halo 5: Guardians gets its first big content update

    Released just over a month ago now, Halo 5: Guardians was billed by us as a return to form for the franchise that was growing more stale by the day. In light of this, Microsoft and 343 Industries have been paying avid attention to gamers' wants and needs. The latest update proves this. Battle of Shadow And Light, as the update's named, is a mandatory installation but will add new Big Team Battle maps -- four of them, in fact. Deadlock, Basin, Guillotine and Recurve are now featured. On that note, the BTB is now once again live and makes for...

  • Project Zero: Maiden Of Black Water review: someone get Miu a coat, please

    Known as Fatal Frame in the US, the Project Zero series has been around the Wii platform for a while now (and other platforms long before the turn of this decade), scaring many a kid playing titles not rated for them. Let me just drive this fact home once again: this game series is not for kids. Hell, some adults even find this scary. Case in point: me. At least as far as the Wii U's run of kid-friendly titles go, this time around, Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water is Wii U exclusive developed by Koei Tecmo and is...

  • MIA confirms Xiaomi Mi 4, Redmi 2 prices in South Africa

    Mobiles In Africa (MIA), the company responsible for bringing Xiaomi into South Africa, has today announced pricing information for the two phones that will initially reach our shores: the Xiaomi Mi 4 and the Xiaomi Redmi 2. The former will retail for R3799 -- around R200 off the initial quoted price -- with the Redmi 2 retailing at R1999. More appealing still is the Redmi 2's storage bump. The 16GB version of the phone will ship instead of the smaller 8GB unit initially planned. "In keeping with our promise to provide South Africans with the best possible technology at the most incredible...

  • Alcatel OneTouch debuts new PIXI range at AfricaCom

    Alcatel OneTouch today announced its new PIXI device range at AfricaCom in Cape Town. The new range will be available from December 2015 from Vodacom outlets "across the country." The PIXI 3 smartphone, one of the key launch devices, features a 4.5-inch screen, an 8MP camera at the rear and 2MP selfie camera up front. The snappers let users "capture crisp-looking photos of the moments that matter," notes the press release. Alcatel OneTouch's Southern Africa country manager Ernst Wittmann noted that the phones aim to bring the internet closer to everyone without sacrificing style. "Our vision focuses on ease, convenience and affordability...

  • Erroneous reporting leads to PlayStation 4’s implication in Paris attacks

    This week, after the Paris attacks on 13 November, reports suggested that the attackers used the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation Network communication backend to coordinate the attacks. But this wasn't altogether concrete information. A new report from Kotaku now suggests that the original Forbes article was citing a three-day old interview with a Belgian official as current information. In the interview with Belgian federal home affairs minister Jan Jambon noted that "the PS4 is used by ISIS agents to communicate, and was selected due to the fact that it’s notoriously hard to monitor," the Forbes piece quotes. However, it seems that...