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  • You can now test beta PlayStation 4 firmware for Sony

    Microsoft has allowed what it calls Insiders to test Windows 10 for a good while before it was released earlier this month, and now it seems that Sony is following in its stead. The company will be allowing itchy-fingered gamers to test beta versions of its PlayStation 4 firmware, much like what Microsoft does to those in its Dashboard Preview Program. Read more: Windows 10 Insiders will get Windows 10 for free, according to blog post It's a simple affair signing up too. You fill out this application, purchase a PlayStation 4 if you don't have one, and wait for those beta...

  • 49 reasons why the LG G4 is one of the best smartphone cameras around [Gallery]

    We often publish our review with images taken by the device's camera, but for larger launches, we don't think it quite does the snaps or the camera any justice. As is the case with the Huawei P8, LG marketed it's LG G4 as a camera attached to a smartphone, more than a smartphone with a camera bolted to it. It makes sense too, because it's easily within the top three best smartphone cameras to purchase right now. I'm not going to say that it's better than the Samsung Galaxy S6's snapper, which was brilliant on automatic mode and ghastly as everything...

  • BlackBerry’s Android-powered smartphone GIFs leak on Twitter

    We love a good GIF, and even more so when its of BlackBerry's purported Android phone. That's right, the BlackBerry Venice has been spotted yet again, this time in video, thanks to @evleaks, or Evan Blass. The leaker extraordinare posted twin GIFs of the phone's button layout, sliding mechanism and camera composition, among others, which lends credence to previous leaks that this is, in fact, something BlackBerry is definitely working on. Back at CES 2015, BlackBerry CEO John Chen did reveal a sliding phone, but the real question is: is this it? Another pertinent query is: will it really run a version of...

  • Android One arrives in Africa with the $90 Infinix Hot 2

    Google is bringing it's Android One programme to Africa, finally. Jumia, one of Africa's biggest ecommerce players, has announced that it will be retailing a phone molded under the guise of Google's Android One scheme to African markets this year. The device in question is the Infinix Hot 2. "Google’s Android One is testament to Google’s customer centric efforts. Android One smartphones are poised to be customer favorite and I foresee a great demand for them. Jumia is thrilled to be in the forefront of this revolution," noted Fatoumata Ba, MD of Jumia Nigeria. Android One was announced alongside Android Lollipop...

  • ‘Kholat’ and ‘Her Story’ dual review: prepare to sit up all night

    Kholat and Her Story are two games that made it utterly clear to me how the gaming world craves new and fresh ideas. Both have very different approaches to game play but are connected by their mission to expand the horizons of our currently stagnating gaming landscape. Too long have we suffered and endured reboots and carbon copies. In an industry where the word saturated is only ringing more and more true, these two titles are our champions in creating unique and innovative gaming experiences. Her Story Her Story is a unique and innovative detective style game brought to you by the...

  • Chinese OUYE console is a $70 Frankenstein PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

    Here's a thought: what would happen if Sony and Microsoft ever joined forces to create a console in this current generation? A Chinese company is hoping to make this a reality, in a somewhat convoluted way. It's creation is called the OUYE, and its about as blatant a ripoff as ripoffs come, even in the history of Chinese products we've seen over the years. Boasting the distinctive grate from the Xbox One's enormous exhaust fan and the slanting dual pillar design of the PlayStation 4, it's essentially the unwanted bastard child of two companies that had a little too much wine...

  • Garmin Fenix 3 review: worth the money

    As a (relatively) young tech journalist, you often find yourself reviewing gadgets that you could never feasibly afford on your salary. It's something you try not to think too much about -- you'd go mad if you did. Despite my best efforts though, it's something I couldn't stop thinking about during my two weeks with the Garmin Fenix 3. And for the most part, that's because I also couldn't stop thinking about how much I want this device to be a permanent part of my life. From a purely technological point of view, there's no reason why that should be...

  • Boston Dynamic’s creepy humanoid robot spectacularly slouches through forest

    US-based engineering and robotics design company Boston Dynamics continues to turn heads with yet another showcase of its robotic prowess. This time round, it's not a robotic dog that can easily withstand a kick to its side. It's a humanoid, slouching around in a forest. It's even creepier than MIT's cheetah-like machine that can autonomously run and jump. At a FAB 11 Conference at MIT, the founder of Boston Dynamics, Marc Raibert, demonstrated the latest of what the company is up to these days. For starters, Spot -- the famous four-legged canine-like robot -- has undergone some modifications. It now has a...

  • Monday morning rant: a childhood lost, thanks Konami

    Over the past few months, there has been a lot of buzz around Konami. A giant in the Japanese video gaming industry, the company started restructuring itself and has been slowly changing the Konami we know and love. It all started with rumours that Hideo Kojima -- creator and mind behind the Metal Gear series -- had been fired, his studio, Kojima Productions, closed down, and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain would be his last game with the company. Well, all of it is true, and not to mention removing Kojima's name from the MGS V: TPP box art. Oh...

  • 5 seriously addictive and free Android games

    We all spend an inordinately large amount of time on our phones. I won't deny that I'm a big culprit here, if I'm not answering emails or browsing social media, I'm playing games on my phone. Yes I might have a problem, but it's undoubtedly exacerbated by games such as these. They're fun and incredibly addictive! While I have used iOS devices in the past, I've stuck to five seriously playable Android games for free in this piece. Some games are free for Android and other OSes, while other OS versions may include a small fee. I've been sure to note that little detail...