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  • Lego Worlds launching 24 February in South Africa

    The recently announced (at least for console) Lego Worlds will be making its way over to South Africa on 24 February. While Minecraft has been popular for years and is often thought of as the open-world Lego game, it seems the Danish brick company has other plans. The new title is their own answer to Minecraft and will allow users to build almost anything they can imagine (as long as Lego manufactures the specific pieces, of course). It is currently in early access on Steam for R159. Once the final game is released, users will be able to upgrade to the full version for...

  • Scalebound: Xbox One exclusive has been cancelled

    In news that has taken the industry by surprise, Microsoft has cancelled Xbox One exclusive Scalebound. The open-world action/RPG had been in development for at least four years, having made a major appearance at E3 2016 as a big-hitting Xbox title. Now, in a statement first sent to Kotaku obtained by Gearburn as well, Microsoft has confirmed the game's cancellation. "After careful deliberation, Microsoft Studios has come to the decision to end production for Scalebound," the company wrote. Scalebound, in development by Platinum Games as a Microsoft exclusive, has been cancelled Microsoft added that it still had a variety of exclusives planned for the year. "We're...

  • Xbox One crimson limited edition controller review: a bloody piece of kit

    With Gears of War 4 being an exceptional entry into the Gears of War franchise -- and Microsft loving its themed controllers -- it was obvious that the Xbox One would receive a GoW4 themed controller. The question is, is this a controller for the fans or just a bloody mess? Right off the bat, the controllers comes with little fanfare. Included in the box are two AA batteries for first-time use -- you're still going to need additional batteries or a rechargeable pack -- and the usual pile of manuals and safety leaflets that absolutely no one reads. It does include a download...

  • CES 2017: Razer’s triple-display laptop prototypes stolen

    One of the coolest products at CES 2017 was Razer's Project Valerie laptop, being a gaming notebook with three displays that automatically fold out. In fact, the three displays are all 4K-quality, giving users a truckload of pixels to play with. The laptop is powered by a GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card and supports Nvidia's Surround View tech for gaming at 11 520 x 2160. Now, Razer co-founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan has confirmed that two prototypes were stolen from the show floor. It's unclear whether this was a case of simple theft or espionage, but Razer definitely wants its laptops back "I've just been informed that...

  • Xiaomi-backed Yi Cam 4K+ offers 4K/60fps video [Update]

    Update: Yi Technology's Facebook page said that a South African release is in the pipeline, as the Yi Cam 4K+ is set to be a global release. But it might still take a while for the device to make its way here, a local representative told Gearburn in an emailed statement. "At the moment, the YI 4K+ is not available on the market yet and we are just planning to develop our sales in the South African market, so stay tuned!" Original: Xiaomi-backed Yi Technology has gained a cult following thanks to its Yi Cam range, being solid alternatives to GoPro....

  • Changhong H2: this phone can sense materials

    Ever wanted a smartphone that could identify materials with a quick scan? It's not science fiction, as the Changhong H2, on show at CES 2017, claims to do exactly that. The Chinese phone packs a molecular scanner of sorts, allowing users to scan and identify materials/objects. "Every object has a unique molecular fingerprint. The H2 is the only phone that can read it," the company said in a promo video for the device. The company touts the device for a variety of functions, such as measuring body fat, figuring out the sweetness of fruit or identifying fake pills. That last one might be handy...

  • Nokia 6 announced: what to know about Android phone?

    The first Nokia-branded smartphone under a licensing deal between Nokia and HMD Global has been launched in China this weekend. The Nokia 6 looks like a decent device from an aesthetic perspective, but what else should you know about it? It's not quite a flagship, power-wise It features 4GB of RAM and a very welcome 64GB of expandable storage, but the Nokia 6 isn't quite cutting edge in the power department. This is due to the fact that it has a budget-minded Snapdragon 430 processor, delivering an octacore A53 chip. By comparison, many flagships sport the Snapdragon 820 (or the upcoming Snapdragon 835) processor,...

  • 10K video and more: what does HDMI 2.1 bring to table?

    The HDMI Forum, behind the HDMI cable specification, has revealed HDMI 2.1, being a rather notable upgrade over previous standards. If you thought 4K at 60 frames per second was the holy grail, then prepare to change your underwear, because HDMI 2.1 tops out at a ridiculous 10K resolution and 120fps. Otherwise, expect supported resolutions of 8K, 5K and 4K -- all at 50, 60, 100 and 120fps. Another big addition is dynamic HDR, effectively allowing HDR effects to be turned up or down on a more granular basis. "Dynamic HDR ensures every moment of a video is displayed at its ideal values for depth, detail, brightness, contrast,...

  • CES 2017: Xiaomi Mi TV 4 is thinner than iPhone 7

    We've seen several TVs shown off at CES 2017 this week, but Xiaomi's Mi TV 4 might just be the most visually impressive set yet. The Mi TV 4 is 37% thinner than the iPhone 7, the Chinese colossus claimed, being 4.98mm thin with a "frameless" display to boot. To be fair, it's not of uniform thickness, with the bottom third of the TV being almost 40mm thick. In a rather interesting move, the motherboard, ports and sound system are in a separate "TV bar" that's attached to the actual display by a single cable. If it sounds familiar, it's because...

  • Watch: First contact with aliens in Elite: Dangerous

    Elite: Dangerous has captured the imagination of scores of players around the world since its release. Featuring the Milky Way Galaxy (with hundreds of thousands of real stars, systems and objects), the title is one of the more impressive space-faring games around. Now, the first player has encountered the franchise's mysterious Thargoid alien race, making for rather intriguing contact. Xbox One gamer DP Sayre was engaged in a hyperspace jump when they got pulled out of it by a mysterious force. The player's video shows their craft tumbling through space helplessly, eventually righting itself but with systems temporarily down. A gigantic, flower-shaped spacecraft then...