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  • Firefox for Android hits Beta 23, loves sharing

    It's Firefox for Android (Beta 23) and its even cooler than before, because today Mozilla has released a slew of updates for this very promising yet young mobile OS. Even better, it's ready for download and testing right bloody now. Can't ask for better than that. Beta 23 of Firefox for Android helps us to "share content quickly and easily" with the new updates. There's support for more languages, such as Catalan-Spanish, British-English and Swedish. Sharing is front and center, especially with updates like "Quickshare" which creates that social sharing/shortcut menu seen on the other OS'. NFC brings the sharing home with...

  • Exclusive: we interview ‘Snailboy’ creators Thoopid

    Cape Town-based mobile gaming developers Thoopid are onto something special with Snailboy. Clearly there's heart and passion behind the project and in this exclusive video, we've interviewed two of the brainy snail-lovers behind Snailboy. Snailboy is a charming little platform/puzzle game with an interesting control scheme and incredible graphics. Truly, the work put behind the presentation of Snailboy is something else. We interviewed Rw Liebenberg and Luqman Achmat, the creative geniuses who, alongside their equally talented team, spun Snailboy into life in under a year. This is their story. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPvYghEDIyo

  • Snailboy review: visually stunning, but needs to come out of its shell

    Snailboy: an epic adventure (beta version), a platform-puzzler from Cape Town-based mobile company Thoopid is mediocre fun. It has issues, like every other game out there (well, except for Infinity Blade II, that sucker's perfect) but that didn't stop me from having a fairly relaxed time as I flicked the game's snail protagonist across the screen, collecting lumo-balls of slime and eventually, one of Snailboy's many shells. The graphics are world-class for a mobile game, the sound is decent and the controls could be better. Also, the story is horribly presented and seems disconnected from the game. Over the two to four...

  • Koush does Chromecasts… the right way

    When Google announced Chromecast, the first thing I read about online was “how few services are supported”, but once again, the custom community is fixing all that. Before I tell you how, I am going to give you a little history of the developer making these fantastic new things, Koushik Dutta. Koush, as he is known in the Android world is best known for the recoveries that he makes, I’m sure you've heard of it, ClockworkMod Recovery. Koush time Koush is part of the CyanogenMod development team and from his recoveries, and open sourced super-user (which is practically fixed for...

  • Xbox One Live Gold needed for DVR, Skype, NFL, OneGuide and Smartmatch

    Microsoft's DVR feature for Xbox One which allows users to record up to five minutes of in-game footage, is restricted to Xbox Live members only, which costs US$60 (R600) yearly. DVR, alongside a host of other cloud-based features will not work without an Xbox Live membership confirms Microsoft. "I can confirm that Game DVR features will be available to Xbox Live Gold members only.” said a Microsoft representative to Onehitpixel. This chart below outlines the differences between the online features of Xbox One and 360. Besides DVR, features like NFL, OneGuide, Skype and Smartmatch will also be disabled unless users...

  • LG makes its G2 flagship official, drops ‘Optimus’, adds rear buttons

    Yesterday LG launched its new flagship -- the G2. It's official and unlike its previous models, the "Optimus" has been dropped. While cutting the name might not be its major selling-point, adding some impressive features might just as well be. The G2 offers top-notch hardware features and focuses heavily on one-handed use and multitasking. Down to the hardware specs, LG confirmed its a 5.2-inch Full HD display that covers up more than 70% of the front surface area. This means that the super-thin 0.1-inch bezel, as you can see, is quite sexy. The front camera is a 2.1 MP while,...

  • Misfit’s elegant wearable tech Shine, will get sold in Apple stores

    After a very successful crowdfunding campaign, ex-Apple CEO John Scully's startup company Misfit launched its new product -- Shine that will this week become available in Apple stores. This elegant little activity monitor will tempt to give companies such as Google, Samsung, Sony and many others a run for their money. Shine -- the wearable computer armband looks like a pebble (not the E-ink crowdfunding watch) meets wristband. Yup, it looks like an actual pebble you'll find in one of those meditation gardens. It's a matte aluminium wristband that tracks and monitors your activities and it's as small as...

  • The god of shooters, John Carmack joins Oculus VR as CTO

    The godfather of shooters, John Carmack has joined Oculus VR as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). The official Oculus VR blog announced the news earlier this week and the company is predictably happy about it. It's John flipping Carmack. He invented Doom. What more is there to say? This apparently: "John is one of the brightest minds of our generation — pioneer, visionary, and industry legend. There are very few people in the world that can contribute to the Oculus Rift and the future of virtual reality like John can." There's truth in those words. Carmack also took a...

  • MakerBot and Microsoft team-up to bring 3D-printing to the masses

    MakerBot Industries as well as Microsoft are upping the ante in the 3D printing world. The popular company responsible for easy-to-use desktop 3D printers recently teamed up with Microsoft to sell its popular "Replicator 2" 3D printer at Microsoft stores. The Replicator 2 desktop 3D printer together with MakerBot PLA Filament are now available both online and offline through Microsoft. Microsoft stores across the US will be stocking 3D printers together with a MakerBot service plan called MakerCare. The stores will sell this package for US$2 550 (R25 500) and will offer demos that will familiarize themselves with the 3D...

  • 12 of the most astonishingly beautiful games of all time

    What makes a game beautiful? Is it the art, the sound, the gameplay or the character design? Maybe it's all of the above, but it takes an almost magical combination of the aforementioned to create a truly beautiful game. However, some games stand out on their own as pure art dripped straight from the master's paintbrush. These games represent beauty in the digital form and below you'll find 12 I've chosen that make our eyeballs scream "more!" Zork (1980) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1bLBy7gQPI Look at that yummy text set against a jet-black background. Feast your eyes on the DOS lettering. Welcome to Zork, a game...