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  • The Nexus 5 predictably sold moments after it hit Google Play

    The Nexus 5 sold out in seconds and is now out of stock (we've checked, and it's still AWOL) on the Google Play store. It happened with the Nexus 4 as well, which was made available almost exactly a year ago, 13 November 2013. Shortly after Google's Android 4.4 (Kit Kat) and Nexus 5 announcement, the device went live on Google Play in both a 16 and 32GB flavour. Demand was intense and now we're left without any phones for now, or Android 4.4 - for now Kit Kat is tied to the Nexus 5, but you can root...

  • ‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’ lower resolution on Xbox One defended by Microsoft

    Want your 1080p Call of Duty: Ghosts fix? If you're going to get an Xbox One, then you're plum out of luck. As reported earlier last week by Gearnuke, COD: Ghosts developer Activision wanted to harness the full powers of the Xbox One by eating into an extra 10% of the GPU. That extra 10% is reserved for the new Kinect so of course, Microsoft is allegedly having none of that and one tipster, who says his info "comes from a source who I trust without fail" may have found out the reason for that. Activision asked MS to use the...

  • Surface Pro 2 firmware update bolsters battery by 25%

    When Microsoft launched the Surface Pro 2 last month there was much talk concerning the life span of its battery. A new software update now increases the overall battery life of the tablet-slash-laptop-hybrid significantly. The tests span from web browsing to video playback. The tests show that after the new firmware update, the battery life has increased by a maximum of 25%. Anandtech took the Surface Pro 2 for a spin and by browsing the web with Wi-Fi, Microsoft's tablet managed a total of 8.3 hours. This pegs it right in between the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) and...

  • Apple iPad Air vs. Microsoft Surface 2: battle of the bulge

    Apple and Microsoft are renowned for being rivals in the personal computer realm and as both companies introduce new products to the market, the quiet feud between both hardware makers is set to explode. Or deflate, if Surface 1 sales are anything to go by. If you’re into tech, no doubt you heard Apple making noise about their new iPad Air, and it’s sitting in direct competition to Microsoft’s new Surface 2 which on paper is a big improvement from their previous Surface tablet. There are a number of factors to consider here, and the first of these is display. The iPad...

  • Android 4.4 KitKat detailed: a smart, wafery unified OS

    Kit Kat is only a "0.1" update, but it seems to bring us a world of new features and wafery goodness. While Google unveiled its latest flagship the Nexus 5 on Halloween, it also unleashed a flood of details of what to expect from its updated mobile operating system today. First off, KitKat's official page is dribbled with little asterisk symbols indicating that many of the feature are "currently only available on Nexus 5." As such, Android 4.4 KitKat is currently only available on the new Nexus 5 and will be rolling out to the rest of the world over...

  • The 3 best keyboards for hardcore PC gamers

    Building a gaming PC is an art. It's a fine balance between power, cost and aesthetics, and if done correctly, it's more rewarding than any console on the market. Certain online directories give builders the tools to design, customise and order any gaming rig imaginable, and countless blogs give counsel on the hottest hardware and best deals around. From CPUs to GPUs, no detail is too small when assembling a thousand-dollar or more machine. And then there's the accessories: mice, keyboards and speakers. They're an afterthought. And it's a shame, because when it comes to gaming, hardware as seemingly simple...

  • The iPad Air is online and on sale now from $499

    Apple's iPad Air is available to purchase online right now on the US Apple Store and later on 42 countries in total would have joined the iPad party. Prices start at R5000 (US$499) for the 16GB WiFi-only model, or you can splash out for the US$929 model with 128GB with Wifi and a SIM-slot. This is Apple's latest iPad and replaces the current fourth-gen device which launched 366 days ago, 2 November 2012. In case you don't already know, the iPad Air is a 9.7" tablet from Apple with lettuce-crisp Retina Display, an A7 CPU (same as iPhone 5S), two-times-faster-than-usual...

  • 6 creepy but cool games for iOS and Android

    Flesh-eating walking dead, Cthulhu, creepy ghosts and annoying demons: that's how we roll on Halloween. We've rounded up some of the must-have mobile games that will hopefully fulfil your need to be scared or horrified this month. The Eyes: The Horror Game "Experience fear and the deep horrifying atmosphere" that is The Eyes. The game seems to have taken inspiration from the popular PC title Slender Man and lets players search an old mansion for money in first-person mode. As you'd expect, you'll encounter various puzzles, creepy things and all kinds of evil. http://youtu.be/4Qy_HtfWiPE The Eyes: The Horror Game is available on Google...

  • Kit Kat’s grand plans: universal remotes, death of cards and Android 4.4 for all

    With the upcoming release of Android 4.4 (Kit Kat), Google's aiming for markets it has barely dipped its toes in. Namely TVs, budget smartphones and wearable PCs, said Jessicalessin.com which gleaned this information from "a confidential file from Google." We've reviewed the details, and if it's true, Google's plans are very much in line with Apple's, and it's nothing short of a global Android unification scheme. A slice of Kit Kat for everyone Inside the confidential documents is a plan to place Kit Kat on every Android device, not just the high-end ones from Samsung, Sony and HTC. The documents say...

  • PS4 launch games and features detailed

    A few weeks before the official launch of the PlayStation 4, Sony published a thorough Q&A detailing the do's and don't of the awaited next-gen console. The company also made a list of 21 games to be available on the launch date. One of the things that stands out in the Q&A is the fact that the PS4 won't be supporting external hardrives which means you'll be limited to 500GB. But that won't be too much of a problem as it was also made clear that it's not possible to play audio CDs or listen to MP3s through the PS4....