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  • ‘Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture’ screenshots are next-gen goodness

    The Chinese Room, maker of indie darling Dear Esther and Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, has tweeted a new image of its upcoming stunner, Everybody's Gone to the Rapture. These images have been captured from a PS4 game running the CryEngine, evidently. "This story begins with the end of the world," says the official site. Gamepur also reports that Everybody's Gone to the Rapture will feature six characters based in the village of Shropshire, each with a unique storyline which unfolds "during the apocalypse". The game will also be set 6 June 1984, as listed on the official site. There's a predicted 2015 launch...

  • Nokia Lumia 1525 could release on T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon

    The Lumia family's about to get a lot bigger, in potentially more ways than one. Nokia's upcoming Lumia 1525 will be launching on T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon, according to @evleaks. Unlike the recent rumours suggesting a "Nokia by Microsoft" Android-powered phone's imminent arrival, this particular model will be loaded with Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1. It will also sport an upgraded Snapdragon 801 SoC, and will likely slot ahead of the 1520 in the Lumia pecking order. The Lumia 1525 from Nokia by Microsoft is a Windows Phone 8.1-powered 1520 with the SoC ... - http://t.co/xUFm3Ekwcx — @evleaks (@evleaks) July 7, 2014   Its older...

  • Spark, the non-smartwatch that keeps you awake

    Smartwatches are supposed to be our phone's accountable companion, serving notifications and alerts to the wrist when applicable. but Spark's semi-smartwatch doesn't seem to use this philosophy. Instead, the Spark is a pseudo-smartwatch that "makes sure you never fall asleep during anything important in life." And that's about all it does, other than display the time. This simple Cambridge-based Kickstarter project is practically a large alarm watch with an LED screen and LG G Watch-like form factor, without the latter's gizmos. Instead, the US$40 watch is equipped with two smart motion sensors that keep track of normative day to day activities....

  • Want to feel American this 4th of July? Try playing these 9 games

    Good old American patriotism is a culture unto itself. While many of us may believe that we love our country, Americans love their's the most, and aren't scared to show it. The opulence of the red, white and blue kicks into top gear with the bastion of explosions and fantasy itself, the video game. To celebrate 4 July and the general love of all things 'merican, we've listed nine of the most patriotic games ever made, that is until the next Call of Duty releases. Duke Nukem The king of ass-kicking, Duke Nukem made hammer meet nail when it came to...

  • 9 gadgets that scream ‘America!’

    When John Hancock signed the Declaration of Independence back in 1776, the term "technology" probably encompassed what was then bourgeoning stream engine technology and the quill used to sign the parchment. Nearly 350 years later though, as Americans gear up for the celebration of this day, technology is an integral part of their and the world society in general. As the homes and streets from New York to Los Angeles are painted red, white and blue, why should techology not follow suit and take part in the celebrations? Here are nine of the most patriotic, America-loving, Fourth of July-celebrating gizmos...

  • GTA V salutes Independence Day with freedom-fueled monster trucks

    From 3-6 July, GTA V celebrates Independence Day. GTA Online players get a flood of free goodies, cheap ammo and for one lucky player, a million bucks in GTA$ for the most "freedom" Snapmatic (GTA's Instagram) shot. Gamers can log into GTA Online right now and access the "Independence Day Special Event" playlist to take part in brand new jobs to earn both double GTA$ and RP, but only in that special playlist. How else does GTA V enjoy freedom? Like this: 75% off airstrikes. 25% off heavy ammunition RPGs, Grenade Launchers and Miniguns "because packing enough personal firepower to wipe out a small...

  • Sony Xperia Z3 Compact has rumoured 20.7MP camera, 4.5″ display

    Sony's next flagship handset, dubbed the Xperia Z3, will likely get a smaller, more compact version as per current mobile manufacturing and sales trends suggest. Thanks to a recent leak from an Indian XDA developer, we may now know exactly what to expect from the so-called "Z3 Compact" when, or if, it launches. Earlier this week, the web was treated to leaked images of the device that showed both the new 1080p, 3GB RAM Xperia Z3 and the smaller variant, called the "Compact." Twitter tipster @DooMLoRD_XDA tweeted some juicy statistics of the smaller iteration. SneakPeak of Z3 mini/compact: D580x 4.5" scrn, S801 2.5...

  • TwoDots review: beautiful frustration

    What do you look for in a casual game? Something quick and sweet to entertain you while you queue? Or something so addictive and potentially frustrating you'll become numb to what's going on around you, miss your bus stop while intensely sliding across your screen or throw your phone across whatever room you're in? Having just come back from making myself a cup of hot chocolate to calm down (after sending the Gearburn editor an eloquent and descriptive message reading "KILL IT"), I can safely attest that TwoDots falls into the later category. The sequel to mega hipster Tetris puzzler...

  • Mystery North American PS Vita shortage revealed: blame consumer demand

    Sony's wunderkind console, the PS Vita, has been surprisingly absent from U.S. store shelves, reports almost every gaming publication ever. Polygon though, delivers a fuzzy answer thanks to a reply from a Sony representative. The lack of physical PS Vita's in the U.S.  -- there's also only limited stock available online -- happened because the machine is such a damn hot property all off a sudden. "We're seeing healthy consumer demand for PS Vita globally, particularly in markets like Japan. The U.S. launch of the slimmer and lighter PS Vita has generated strong interest among gamers, and we're working to...

  • Powerful $45 HummingBoard mini-PC becomes latest Raspberry Pi-eater

    The Raspberry Pi has sat atop the single-board computing throne for a long while now, without so much as a challenger in sight. But an Israeli-led company, SolidRun, is now taking orders for it's Pi-eater -- the HummingBoard. Sparked into creation by Kossay Omary and Rabeeh Khoury in 2010, SolidRun has previous experience in building home media devices, most notably the CuBox series. The HummingBoard takes this philosophy and strips it ever so lightly. Although the single-board, scalable computer is slightly wider than the Pi, it has everything one should expect from its competitor. There are three models currently available, starting...