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  • 5 boss battles from gaming history worth remembering

    Boss battles have existed for nearly as long as video games themselves, and once upon a time they stood at the end of levels to test the player's abilities. Well times have changed and so have boss battles. Not every boss battle is there to challenge you. There are those that attempt something different with the concept of a boss battle and take the idea in a new direction. This list focuses on interesting boss battles, and it is not a list of the best battles, the hardest battles or the most entertaining battles. Instead, it is simply a list...

  • BlackBerry Leap review-in-brief: outleapt by the competition

    While its biggest rivals Samsung, Apple, and Huawei are at constant war with each other, BlackBerry just tries to stay relevant in the ever-changing smartphone world. The Leap an example of this struggle. Off the bat, the BlackBerry Leap features a 5.0-inch screen with a 1280x720 resolution, which is housed in a two-part chassis with several external buttons. Like most modern smartphones, the battery cannot be removed, and the SIM and MicroSD cards slot into the side of the device. The Blackberry Leap features a strong, solid design and I feel if I drop it would simply shake it off. It...

  • 7 essential gadgets for the always-on-the-go traveller

    If you happen to be a travel junkie, or are forced to trot across the globe for work, chances are you either have an arsenal of gadgets that accompany you on journeys, or you require an arsenal of gadgets to accompany you on journeys. If you're one of the latter, this piece is for you. The Gearburn crew is often found 30 000 feet in the air, flying from A to B to cover events across South Africa and when we're lucky, the world. It sounds great, but it's awful if you don't bundle along what we deem as essential...

  • 5 awesome holiday gifts for the swanky boardroom professional

    It’s that time of year when hunting for holiday gifts turns into a chore, but it really doesn’t have to be. We’re faced with a barrage of awesome possibilities each and every day, but narrowing them down into definite possibilities is the real challenge. But don’t worry, we’re here to help. Below you’ll find five awesome holiday gift ideas for the swanky boardroom professional in your life. Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro Price: From US$499 COMPETITION: Lenovo has given us an Intel-powered Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro 10 to give away to one lucky reader.  Simply share this post on Twitter including the hashtag...

  • Microsoft adds 16 more backwards compatible games for Xbox One

    Announced today on Major Nelson's blog, Microsoft has added 16 more Xbox 360 backwards compatible titles for the Xbox One. This comes after the first 104 titles were launched on 12 November with the New Xbox One Experience (NXOE). Some of the included titles include the likes of Fable III, Halo: Reach, and Braid. All titles are playable today if you own a digital or physical copy of the game, otherwise they are purchasable through the Xbox website. According to the blog post, over nine million hours have been spent playing Xbox 360 games on Xbox One since 12 November. The...

  • 5 awesome holiday gifts for the design-obsessed

    It's that time of year when hunting for holiday gifts turns into a chore, but it really doesn't have to be. We're faced with a barrage of awesome possibilities each and every day, but narrowing them down into definite possibilities is the real challenge. But don't worry, we're here to help. Below you'll find five awesome holiday gift ideas for the design-conscious human in your life. Canvas by Goodmans Price: £29.99 Available in copper, ruby, steel or a slate finish, Canvas suits a lot of rooms in any house. A good thing too because this DAB digital and FM radio is built to be...

  • 8 signs that you might be addicted to gaming

    Gaming has become a big part of our society in the past two decades. What was once for children and limited audiences is now being designed and oriented towards every conceivable demographic. Whether you are an average person, disadvantaged, or in a different age group, there is likely at least a dozen unique and entertaining games that are available to you. The market is huge and has become an almost guaranteed part of our lives. But how do you know if you're addicted? Here are eight possible signs that it's time you put that wireless controller down, and back away...

  • Oukitel K10000 smartphone launches with enormous 10000mAh battery

    There are two ways manufacturers can improve smartphone battery life. Firstly, they can optimise the software and use thriftier hardware, or two, they can simply increase the battery capacity. I don't think it's difficult to see which route Oukitel chose. The relatively unknown Chinese phone maker has unveiled the Oukitel K10000, which features a battery that's over five times juicier than the iPhone 6S. The company claims that it's the biggest battery currently fitted to a smartphone, and we can't dare argue that, but more impressively is the price: it's just US$199 on pre-order using a special code via GearBest. Other specifications...

  • Yakuza 6 gets the trailer treatment, looks incredible [Video]

    Western audiences haven't had much of a sniff at the Yakuza titles, but the upcoming game will finally make its way across the Atlantic and Pacific. Yakuza 6 will also be a PlayStation 4 exclusive, and the first trailer for the long awaited Sega game has finally been outed. And it looks brilliant. If you fancy your hand as playing a mobster in un-dubbed Japanese dialogue (we sure hope), this is probably the title for you. Yakuza 6 will also feature acting from the legendary Takeshi Kitan0 as well -- that's right, Takeshi's Castle Takeshi. He also starred in the Battle...

  • CES 2016: Huawei Honor 5X heading to US, reports suggest

    For all CES 2016 rumours, breaking news and analysis, follow Gearburn on Twitter and Facebook, and don't forget to bookmark and regularly visit our CES 2016 portal. It's been a long time coming, but Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei will finally being its Honor brand to United States' soil in 2016. The premium brand, largely pegged to Asian markets, will host a press event at Las Vegas' CES 2016 (the Consumer Electronics Show), where many other manufacturers will also show off its wares. 9To5Google has also suggested, thanks to "one source familiar with the company’s plans" that the Huawei Honor 5X will be...