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  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided [PS4] review: that unfinished feeling

    Game developer Eidos Montreal has finally released its latest edition to the Deus Ex franchise titled Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. This widely anticipated game might not be all it's cracked up to be. But, it certainly tries its best. Mankind Divided incorporates the same gameplay mechanics as its predecessor Deus Ex: Human Revolution but doesn’t seem to be as impactful with regards to the story. However, that doesn’t necessarily make it a bad game. The story of augmented apartheid Two years have gone by since the multiple endings to Human Revolution (no matter what ending you received, it doesn’t seem to affect...

  • 4 drone examples that push the boundaries of technology

    In the past two decades, the world has witnessed an immense evolution in the sphere of drone technologies. What use to be the stuff of science-fiction has become one of the fastest growing industries in the world. From commercial camera drones to man-killing hunter drones, this hi-tech gadget with its endless array of possibilities for real-world applications is rapidly integrating itself into human society. In this article, we will explore some of the most interesting drone designs out there so that you can get an idea of what the future might one day look like. Lily Drone: a drone for autonomous selfies,...

  • Xiaomi Mi 5s teased: what should we expect?

    The Mi 5 (review) might just be the most affordable flagship smartphone in South Africa right now, starting out at R7999. By comparison, high-end devices from Samsung, Huawei, Apple and others all breach the R10 000 mark. But rumours have been running rampant for a few months now that Xiaomi was working on a Mi 5s handset, much like the Mi 4 (review) received a Mi 4s model last year. Now, the company has teased the Mi 5s, Chinese publication CC Time reports, with a new image displaying the figure "164 119". This figure is believed to be the Antutu benchmark...

  • iPhone 7: how much does it actually cost?

    Another iPhone has launched in the form of the iPhone 7 range, so that means another teardown to reveal the "true" cost for the smartphone. IHS Markit has conducted a thorough inspection of the 32GB iPhone 7 and its parts, revealing a bill of materials (BOM) cost of US$219.80. This rises to US$224.80 when US$5 in manufacturing costs is added to the total. The new phone also carries a higher bill of materials cost than last year's iPhone 6s had at the time. "This preliminary estimated total is $36.89 higher than the final analysis of the iPhone 6S published by IHS in December 2015," IHS wrote...

  • Don’t Starve beta and Vertigo Racing: this week’s top mobile games

    Welcome to Gearburn's Mobile Game Picks of the Week, a weekly series in which Hadlee takes a look at the latest, most entertaining, or time-consuming mobile games on portable screens. Itching for a new mobile game to play? We've got the goods, featuring four titles this week. Our favourite titles in this edition are Vertigo Racing and the Don't Starve Beta on Android. Scroll down for the entire roundup! Batman - The Telltale Series Episode 1 (R100 - iOS) Telltale has become one of the industry's most prolific developers, churning out oodles of episodic adventure games over the years. Now, it's Batman's time to get...

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 7 now launching in South Africa in November

    The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will launch in South Africa in November, according to a release issued by the company. This comes after the the company's massive international recall operation, after a "small number of reported incidents around the world related to battery cell issues". Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has yet to launch in South Africa after its three-week delay in August These issues lead to some the devices catching fire, and in one case, injured a six-year-old boy. But while the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has been available internationally for a few weeks now, Samsung's local director of integrated mobility, Craige Fleischer,...

  • Update: Destiny servers down as Rise of Iron debuts

    Update #2, 20 September, 1.30pm: According to the latest tweet from Bungie, the company is slowly seeing more players enter the game's servers, as it continues to investigate server issues. Destiny population is rising. We are continuing to investigate issues that may impact player ability to sign in to Destiny. — Bungie Help (@BungieHelp) September 20, 2016 Update #1, 20 September, 12.01pm: According to new reports from users, Destiny gamers are being place in virtual queues, which will likely let users access the game is small batches until server stability is reached. "Due to heavy server traffic, we have temporarily implemented a...

  • WD Red 6TB drives review: seemingly bottomless storage

    Just a few years ago, hard drive capacities topped out at a lofty 2GB. They were about as big and bulky as their contemporaries, but somehow, they just couldn't remember as much. Rolling through the years though, it's 2016, and we have a slew of new tech fads and accessories to fuss over. But perhaps one of the most underrated remains the humble hard drive. Companies like WD still make a living selling these buggers to companies and individuals alike. As luck would have it, we make a living testing said products for companies and individuals. So, with that in mind,...

  • Huawei Nova, Nova Plus to hit South Africa in 2017

    The recently announced Huawei Nova and Huawei Nova Plus smartphones will be coming to South Africa in early 2017, a company representative confirmed. The smartphones, announced at IFA earlier this month, deliver metal designs and a couple of premium features (4K recording and fingerprint scanner) at a lower than flagship price. "We are ranging the product for early next year. So more details about where they'll be positioned, how they'll be positioned will come around early next year," said Hawa Hyath, Huawei's marketing director for sub-Saharan Africa. Hyath added that it was too early for a price just yet. The Huawei Nova and Nova Plus will...

  • F1 2016: 6 features we’d love to see in the next Formula 1 game

    We're quite enjoying F1 2016, being one of the better F1 games in the last couple of years. Still, that doesn't mean there's no room for improvement, right? Here are six features that would make the next F1 title a more complete experience. Where are the lower formulae? Codemasters' TOCA Race Driver series did a fantastic job of taking you through the various disciplines. Starting out in karts, you'd progress to Formula Ford, Formula Palmer Audi, Formula 3, IndyCar and other open-wheel disciplines. And you could even switch to touring cars, trucks and other forms of motorsport. We haven't seen the GP3 and GP2 Series being represented in a...