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  • LG G5 burnt, scratched and bent in gruesome torture test [video]

    There are some things you really shouldn't do to your smartphone, and that includes deliberately scratching it with a knife, burning its screen with a lighter, and bending it to death with the raw strength of human fury. But that doesn't mean it isn't funny to watch other people doing it to their phones. While this probably isn't his smartphone, YouTuber and phone tester JerryRigEverything decides to take his anger and curiousity out on a defenceless LG G5, because well... some body has to do it. The phone is subject to severe physical scrutiny, and largely stands up to the torture...

  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Active is coming, S7 Mini also in the works

    Samsung fans who loved the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active can rejoice, because it seems that the S7 is getting the rugged treatment too. Keeping with tradition, the phone will be bear the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active badge, and will carry all the S7 internals, from the camera to the chipset in a sturdier, drop-resistant body. Last year, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active was also launched after the standard S6's announcement, so there's no real surprise there. However, the company has yet to pen a release date for the device. Samsung's also planning to cover the lower spectrum of the smartphone market too....

  • Windows 10 is now the most popular OS for Steam users

    There's no doubting the fact that Windows 10 is seeing some big numbers - even if Microsoft is taking an aggressive stance in pushing the update to users. Gamers are taking to the update in a big way as well, according to the latest Steam Hardware and Software Survey. As of March 2016, the 64-bit flavour of Windows 10 is the most popular operating system on Steam, gaining 2.96% compared to the previous month. This leaves it with 36.97% of total OS marketshare on Steam. The jump came primarily at the expense of Windows 7 64-bit (sitting at 32.99%), having lost 1.22% compared to...

  • A critical close-up of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty [video]

    YouTuber Super Bunnyhop, or known by his real name George Weidman, showcases interesting critical views of different video games. For this video, he tackles one of the most convoluted video games on the PlayStation 2-era, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty. Some of the breakdowns in this video include a post-modernist perspective of the title, how Kojima fooled and perhaps even poked fun at fans, as well as design philosophies. It's an excellent watch, but make sure you're not busy with something else while watching this heavy-worded video. You can watch the full video below. Be sure to catch his review...

  • Watch Microsoft’s cancelled take on 3D Touch in ‘leaked’ video

    A new video has emerged, purportedly showing some fancy "3D Hover Touch" functionality on Microsoft's cancelled McLaren smartphone. The handset, which was supposed to be released in Q4 2014, was cancelled earlier that year for unknown reasons. The cancellation meant that Microsoft was left without a high-end smartphone for almost two years, until the Lumia 950 and 950XL were released late last year. The phone was widely tipped to be packing some innovative display technology, allowing users to hover their fingers over the screen for certain features. Now, a video has emerged out of China, claiming to show this function on a prototype device. The video...

  • The last official PS2 servers have been shut down

    It's the end of an era for the gaming industry, as Square Enix turns off the last PS2 servers for Final Fantasy XI. The first Final Fantasy MMO was released over a decade ago, in 2002, later seeing a release on Xbox 360 too. The Xbox servers are to be turned off in conjunction with the PS2's. To put the shutdown in perspective, Final Fantasy XI had been running for longer than EVE Online (2003), World of Warcraft (2004), the Guild Wars franchise (2005) and Star Wars: The Old Republic (2011). Not bad for a console that wasn't originally designed with online gaming...

  • Quantum Break review: a fractured experiment in storytelling

    Billed as the next blockbuster title on Xbox One, Quantum Break comes from the developers of Alan Wake and Max Payne. It certainly has all of the makings of not only a great game, but a new and brilliant IP. Quantum Break experiments with the video gaming formula, has guns, time-travel, and well-known actors in key roles. Even with all of this, why do I find it so hard to recommend the game to anyone in particular? As with many a science-fiction story, the game starts with an experiment gone awry. Our hero Jack Joyce is caught up in a...

  • 5 last minute April Fools Day pranks for the office

    Here's a scenario: you get to office late after spending the entire morning in the office, and plop down on your chair to hear that all too familiar fart cushion noise emanate across the entire office floor. Embarrassing, I know, because I've been a victim of that before. But laughing it off just isn't enough when revenge is so much sweeter. So to prank the pranksters, we've put together a list of the best last minute April Fools Day sneak attacks to play on the offending office jester, or perhaps even your boss. The dead desktop: screenshot the desktop, set as...

  • Miitomo app, My Nintendo launched – but what about SA?

    Nintendo's first smartphone app was launched in Japan last month, but it's now available outside Nintendo's home country too. Before you get your hopes up though, you need to know that the Android and iOS app isn't officially available in South Africa. Supported countries are: the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, Australia and New Zealand. What's it all about? Miitomo is a rather offbeat social app that sees you dressing your Mii avatar in a variety of unlockable items, for starters. Users are able to purchase items for their Mii (hello, real-world cash) or earn items by...

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops III ‘Eclipse’ DLC to hit PlayStation 4 first

    PlayStation 4 gamers who enjoy shooting undead pixels are in for a treat this month, as Treyarch announced that the console will be the first to receive the Call of Duty: Black Ops III Eclipse DLC. The DLC, scheduled for release on 19 April, includes four new multiplayer maps. And of course, what would a CoD DLC be without the obligatory zombie content too. Treyarch notes that the zombie experience in Eclipse "immerses players in an undead World War II Pacific theater." This DLC also sees the Zetsubou No Shima mission included in the game, which will span the four DLC Map...