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  • Huawei Mate 9 images leak, to possibly introduce Kirin 960

    Great news, phablet fans. New images and fresh specs have leaked detailing what could be the Huawei Mate 9. Chinese publication Juggly obtained two interesting snaps from Weibo that look a lot like a Huawei device in sheep's clothing, fit with typical Mate-like lines and dimensions. Specs suggest that a 5.9-inch screen will front the device boasting a swathe of 1920x1080 pixels. There's also the rumoured inclusion of the HiSilicon Kirin 960 chipset, boasting a choice of 4GB or 6GB of RAM, with 64GB of internal storage. Beyond that, the phone will sport a 16MP rear camera, and not dual-lenses like...

  • No Man’s Sky ‘not worth $60’, in messy state on PC

    Steam users have taken to negatively reviewing No Man's Sky after the game's release on PC. The company launched the game on Steam on Friday, but users have been complaining about crashes, glitches and the game in general. Consequently, the game is sitting at "mixed" overall user reviews. "This game is not worth US$60. Props to the small dev team for making something as clever as they did, but it's not US$60 clever," wrote Steam user gehsekky in a review. User jlm4us criticised the lack of depth for the price point as well. "Even if the game didn’t constantly crash, even if the FPS...

  • Reigns and Train Conductor World: 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. Just put down Pokemon Go if you aren't sick of it already, because we've got some good mobile gaming picks this week. Our favourite games this time are Reigns and Train Conductor World, with four titles in total to be had. The Manga Works (Android, iOS) Prolific mobile game developer Kairosoft is back with another management game, this time, taking place in the world of manga comics. The game has you starting out as a...

  • AMD Zen initial benchmarks crush FX-8300, embarrass Core i5 4670K

    Good news, everyone: the first real-world benchmarks of AMD's upcoming Zen CPU range have made an appearance online. The benches appeared on Ashes of the Singularity's benchmark database this week, and seem to originate from the engineering sample. While not indicative of AMD Zen's final form, they give a good indication of where the company is headed prior to the platform's reported 2017 launch. According to WCCFTech (who snagged a few screens of the benches before they were taken down), there are two engineering samples being tested here. One is a hyper-threaded octa-core, with 16 total threads and a base clock...

  • Dead Rising shambles its way onto PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 this September

    From 13 September 2016 you'll be able to kill zombies once more while wearing a MegaMan helmet. Yup, the Dead Rising series is making its way to current-generation systems. While the original Dead Rising will be available on Steam, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, while Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record will only be re-released on consoles. Capcom will be releasing the games with all of their previously released DLC, as well as updated visuals which will run at 1080p/60fps. Related: Dead Rising 3 (PC) review: hyper-addictive zombie bashing muddied by console nonsense Released in 2006, Dead Rising was...

  • 5 biggest No Man’s Sky complaints from the gaming community

    No Man's Sky is finally out in many parts of the world, and scores of gamers are taking to Hello Games's labour of love. Between the near-infinite number of randomly generated worlds, space combat and planetary exploration, it's hard not to be captivated by the title. It's really something that the small team of developers can be proud of, at least on a technical level. In saying so, there have been a few complaints levelled against the game... The inventory system is problematic One of the biggest complaints we've seen was that the size of both the player and ship inventory was far...

  • This Singaporean company will pay Pokemon Go masters to play the game

    Ash might've been living his best life, catching pet monsters, running around the world with friends and saving the day with minimal effort, but we doubt he was paid for his exploits. A Singaporean company wants to change that, at least for real world Pokemon masters. The company dubbed Funzing posted a new job listing on Facebook Wednesday, looking for Pokemon Go trainers to catch and train these virtual Pokemon. And yes, it's an actual job. "We're looking for an enthusiastic Pokemon Master for the FIRST EVER Pokemon Job in the world. If you're a Pokemon fanatic, and you're always out on...

  • Rumour: PlayStation 4 Neo could debut on the same day as iPhone 7

    Whether it'll be called the PlayStation 4 Neo, the PlayStation 4.5 or the PlayStation 4K, Sony's latest console could be detailed on 7 September. According to various reports, the console may be the main event at an official Sony PlayStation meeting in New York City in a month's time. Although the console might be revealed (not simply announced), there's no imminent global launch date scheduled. Related: PlayStation 4 Neo vs Xbox Project Scorpio: which is more powerful? Previous rumours suggest that the PlayStation 4 Neo will sport enough power to run games in 4K resolution, much like Microsoft's upcoming Project Scorpio console....

  • 5 more decent Android & Windows smartphones under R1000

    About a year ago, we took a look at seven decent smartphones available for under R1000, but have times changed since then? We decided to revisit the topic, listing some capable smartphones that don't breach the one grand barrier. Vodacom Smart Kicka 2 Last month saw the red network introduce the Smart Kicka 2, the sequel to 2015's cheapest and most capable smartphone in South Africa. It's still unclear exactly what kind of specs we're getting with the new handset. If it's anything like the Smart First again, expect a budget Spreadtrum quad-core A7 processor, 1400mAh battery, 512MB of RAM, 2MP camera and 4GB...

  • Sony kills Henkaku with new PlayStation Vita firmware 3.61

    Sony has issued a firmware update for the Vita and PlayStation TV, killing the landmark Henkaku exploit. Firmware 3.61 was pushed out to Sony's handheld console and streaming box over the weekend, wololo.net reported, so those wanting to keep Henkaku will need to decline the update. "Again, to make it clear: if you want to use HENkaku, do not update to 3.61. The hack is patched in this firmware, and there is no downgrade possible, no 'trick' to make it come back for you," the website wrote. The Henkaku exploit was a pivotal moment for the Vita homebrew scene, granting full access...