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  • Windows 10’s new Blue Screen of Death features handy QR code

    Microsoft's updating its most infamous Windows feature; no, not the Start button, but the Blue Screen of Death. The harbinger of hardware failure, the BSoD is a general alert issued when the Windows OS runs into a terminal problem. It's like a digital white flag, except, you know, it's blue. But an eagle-eyed and unfortunate Redditor noticed that Microsoft's now including a QR code on the screen as well, after his VM running the OS crashed. "The first thing the new build did in my VM was crash, but instead of just the usual smiley I was greeted by a QR code...

  • Titanfall 2 teaser trailer released, but will the game be coming to SA?

    Titanfall is one of this generation's better multiplayer games, offering an equal dose of fast-paced, parkour-style gameplay and heavy-duty mech combat. The title was originally released on PC and Xbox One, being a multiplayer-only game from Respawn Entertainment. The game received critical acclaim and would go on to sell over 10 million units -- not bad for an online only title, right? Now, EA and Respawn have released a teaser trailer for the sequel, complete with what sounds like a South African voice-over artist. Don't expect gameplay in this clip though, as EA will be revealing the gameplay trailer at E3 on June 12. Titanfall 2...

  • What can you buy instead of an Apple Pencil or an iPad Pro?

    Local Apple retailer Digicape has released pricing for the latest range of iPad Pro 9.7-inch tablets. All of them will more than likely cost you several years of credit card debt to have one of these new devices. Here at Gearburn, we've put together a handy guide of alternative items you can purchase for the same price as the 256GB WiFi and cellular model, as well as the Apple Pencil. Prepare to be shocked, amazed, and rethink your life choices. Apple's iPad Pro 9.7-inch was shown off a few weeks ago to much farfare, we think. The device is the latest...

  • The SA pricing for the iPad Pro 9.7 is ludicrous

    Digicape has revealed pricing for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, but you might want to swallow your coffee first. The Apple reseller announced a price of R11 899 for the entry-level model (32GB/WiFi-only), which has a US price of US$599 (R8885 as a straight conversion). Have more money than sense? Then the top-end iPad Pro (256GB/LTE) is for you, with a R20 499 price tag. Apple sells the top-end model for US$1029 (R15 244) on its US website. Don't forget the extras! Adding salt to the wound is the fact that you still have to splash out R2199 on an Apple Pencil - which has...

  • Raru offers Final Fantasy XV Ultimate Collector’s Edition for R4799 [update]

    Update: The Ultimate Collector's Edition on PS4 is now sold out. After the Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV event, fans were not only excited about the game, but the special editions launching with it. The one that caught everyone's eye was the Ultimate Collector's Edition, but it was limited print-run and exclusive to the Square Enix online store. Local online retail Raru has just put the version up for pre-order, but at a hefty price. The Ultimate Collector's Edition includes two exclusive steelbook cases, the game, Kingsglave movie and the Brotherhood anime, in-game content, as well as a Play Arts Kai figure of Noctis....

  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 review: a near perfect mid-range smartphone

    Choosing a phone is difficult. Consumers are inundated with the latest S-this and numeric-that. It’s all a lot to grasp. Digging a little deeper, sometimes it’s the phones without million-dollar marketing budgets that really make an impact. Enter the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2. This 5.5-inch smartphone recently launched with little fanfare in South Africa, but it’s a device that deserves all of the recognition and praise that it can muster. Packaged in a very unassuming box, the Redmi Note 2 comes bundled with a USB cable, wall charger, battery, and some instruction manuals. That’s it. Some may be disappointed with the fact...

  • Here’s what you should know about HTC’s new flagship

    HTC hasn't had a great time in recent years, as it went from Samsung's chief Android rival to relative obscurity. The One M9 smartphone (review) didn't help matters either, owing to its lack of any real standout features. Still, the Taiwanese company is hoping to right the ship with its newest high-end phone, which will be unveiled tomorrow. What do we know about this new handset though? HTC might drop 'M' from the phone name Starting with 2013's One M7, all HTC flagships have had an 'M' in their name, such as the M8 and last year's M9. But reports and HTC's own teases indicate that we...

  • What’s the point of LG G5’s two rear cameras?

    Using two rear cameras on a single smartphone might seem excessive, but it's nothing new. HTC dallied with this idea back in 2014, but arguably didn't quite crack the big time. But camera technology has never been better, and smartphone makers are trying this whole thing again. LG is first to get its LG G5 out the door and into consumer hands, with the handset available in South Africa from 15 April. Its camera technology is a little different to the Huawei P9's, which is a blessing and a curse. While Huawei uses its two 12MP cameras in tandem (simulating one...

  • BlackBerry to launch two mid-range Android phones in 2016

    For BlackBerry, 2016 is still young especially since its PRIV sales have been less than spectacular. The company sold 600 000 phones in its last fiscal quarter, indicating that its R14 000 flagship barely made a scratch on its overall sales decline. Now, CEO John Chen has announced that his company will launch two mid-range smartphones running on Android this year to prop up the PRIV, and provide some much needed respite. Speaking to Abu Dhabi's The National, Chen notes that launching the "too high-end" PRIV before its mid-range phones wasn't "as wise as it should have been." "A lot of enterprise...

  • You can now 3D print a wooden Xbox One controller (if you really want to)

    How could Microsoft make the Xbox One even better? That's a question we all have answers for, but Imgur user BobsYurUncle has a very rustic solution. Sick and tired of the Xbox One controller's plastic facade, he decided to 3D print a wooden controller case, using a wood-based filament and a US$350 printer. And yes, you can actually 3D print objects using wood. For a gander through the process, including 25 images, have a look at the embed below. I 3D printed with wood for a new look on my XBONE controller Feature image: BobsYurUncle via Imgur