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  • 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...

  • Darth Vader-inspired PlayStation 4 unleashes the force this November

    In prelude to the release of the Star Wars: Episode VII -- The Force Awakens and Star Wars Battlefront later this year, the force has never really been this strong, and brands know this. PlayStation just revealed a Darth Vader-inspired PlayStation 4 console (CUH-1200 series) which comes with 500GB of memory, a customised DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless Controller as well as a pretty curious bundle of games. The customised console is sold alongside the Star Wars Battlefront Deluxe Edition as well as four digital copies of the old jedi-jammin' classics; Super Star Wars, Star Wars: Racer Revenge, Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter and...

  • Alleged leak shows-off Google’s upcoming Nexus smartphone

    A photo of what's said to be Google's upcoming Nexus smartphone has been released into the wild. Originally posted on an Indonesian Google Plus community by inno yudha, the picture shows-off the white device's back sporting a rather bulky rear camera and a possible fingerprint sensor. The small, red sticker in the bottom-corner of the photo appears to be an LG logo. This would confirm earlier rumours that the internet giant has partnered with the Korean manufacturer to develop its upcoming Nexus device. Whether Chinese manufacturer Huawei is involved remains unclear. Read more: Motorola’s Nexus 6 steals the show as Google launches...

  • Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro review: a jack of all trades

    Design and innovation seems to flow in phases and trends when it comes to popular technology genres, so for certain spells devices just look the same, feel the same and practically are the same. Don't believe us? Have a look at last year's tablet lineup. A company that has been trying to buck this trend though is Lenovo. It has launched some seriously quirky machinery of late, including the Lenovo Yoga Pro 2 ultrabook that crosses and blurs the boundaries between tablet and wafer think laptop. Another device from the same Yoga family is this curious tablet. The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2...

  • This company is bringing the fitness tracker to wheelchair users

    This is pretty cool. Chaotic Moon Studios, an Austin-based tech startup, is developing a fitness tracker for wheelchairs. Called the Freewheel, the tracker was developed by Chaotic Moon’s BASE innovation lab and is the result of a suggestion put forward by Tyler Hively, a content strategist at the company who uses a wheelchair himself. According to TechCrunch, the team continued to consult with Hively during the product's development. The Freewheel reportedly uses Hall Effect Sensors,a barometer, a gyroscope and an accelerometer to measure things such as speed, acceleration, incline, and decline. Read more: 5 useful but fashionable fitness gadgets...

  • Samsung unveils Galaxy Note 5, vast improvement over Note 4

    South Korean electronics company Samsung officially unveiled its latest smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. It's an obligatory yearly hardware upgrade and includes some interesting features. The internals are similar to that of the Galaxy S6. Both devices share the Exynos 7 Octa 7420 CPU, but the Note 5 has been given 4GB of RAM. Bearing in mind Samsung positions the Note range as their top hardware spec smartphone devices, storage will be an issue to some. The device will come pre-packaged with either 32GB or 64GB of storage space. Samsung won't be offering 128GB, which contradicts earlier rumours. Users wanting to...

  • 7 smartphones under R1000 you can buy right now

    Food is expensive. Internet connectivity is expensive. Life is expensive. Frankly, living in South Africa is pretty expensive. Luckily, your smartphone doesn't have to be. While we do love dropping obscenely large wads of cash every six months to purchase Sony's latest and greatest Xperia or Samsung's next Galaxy, there are other, much cheaper devices that can make calls, send messages and play the odd game every so often. These might be basement crawlers, but they're definitely not the bottom of the barrel. So, in a bid to save your wallets from serious abuse (especially before the holiday season arrives in earnest),...

  • Robotic lawn mowers soon to graze US lawns

    Automated lawn mowers are more and more becoming a reality around the globe. While these sheep-replacers have started cropping up all over in Europe within the last few years, iRobot from the US has just received the go-ahead from regulators to release a hands-free, grass-cutting machine on home soil. An NASDAQ-listed company, iRobot is popularly known for its range of Roomba vacuum cleaners, which are flat, automated dust collectors that crawl around your homestead doing what they do best. They are also an excellent source of transportation and play things for cats. The company has also recently received a nice, fat US$9.8-million...

  • Capcom listens and is giving fans a Resident Evil 2 remake

    One of the greatest horror games of all time is getting a remake. Yes, Resident Evil 2 from Capcom will be receiving a makeover and revamp for a new generation of gamers. Fans have been begging for a Resident Evil 2 remake for years. So far Resident Evil 1 received one for the Nintendo GameCube and also a remaster for current and last generation systems. The Resident Evil remake not only updated the visuals, but tweaked gameplay, added in new enemies, and retconned some of the story to fit in with later entries. It was well received by critics and gamers...

  • ‘Cradle’ review: odd, bizarre and ultimately wonderful

    Cradle is a beautifully bizarre experience created by the Ukrainian-based indie game studio Flying Café for Semianimals (its name alone should be an indication of how this strange and creative this game is). Many of the team members have a strong background in the development of the STALKER franchise and you will clearly see the influences. Visually, it has the same desaturated look and a world where and the lines between reality and fantasy are masterfully blurred. It also boasts immersive atmospheric scores that sound like they were written by a Space Cowboy. But most of all, it also has a captivating...