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  • Aussie police station issues safety advisory for Pokemon Go players

    Now that Pokemon Go is slowly making its way around the world, players seem to be taking to the game in droves. From the same people behind Ingress, Pokemon Go's location-based gameplay means that players have to get out in the real world though. The game uses real mapping data to plot virtual locations, forcing you to physically visit landmarks in order to gain items or find Pokemon. It turns out that one Australian police station plays host to a PokeStop location in-game, forcing the station to issue a safety advisory on Facebook. "For those budding Pokemon Trainers out there using Pokemon Go -- whilst the Darwin...

  • Apple to ditch 16GB iPhone in favour of 32GB model – report

    If there's been one major complaint from Apple and Google fans alike, it's that the entry-level iPhone lacks storage space. Although 16GB of storage was considered relatively sufficient several years ago, the era of huge apps and high-quality video means that users run out of space in no time flat. In fact, a 16GB iPhone 6s will run out of space after 30 minutes of 4K video recording. It doesn't help that, unlike many Android phones, iPhones lack microSD slots. So you're pretty much stuck with 16GBs for the life of the phone. Yes yes, there are cloud storage services, but these are reliant on large...

  • Here’s how to install Pokemon Go on your Android phone

    Mobile game Pokemon Go has been a long time coming. From its beta earlier this year to its launch in several markets this week, many gamers are rather eager to get their hands on it. Unfortunately, South Africa isn't one of those launch markets this week, but there is a solution at hand. The ever-reliable APK Mirror website has uploaded an APK (install file for Android) and in our testing, we've found that it actually works. Here's how to get and install Pokemon Go First of all, you'll want to visit the settings menu on your phone and enable installations from unknown sources. This is either found...

  • 3 ways flexible glass will enhance tech of the not-too-distant future

    In the game of tech, you innovate or die. Over the past few years, tech companies have struggled to come up with the next exciting advancement in personal computing, hoping to ignite consumer excitement the way the first iPhone did (and the iPod before that). So far, the results have been mostly underwhelming. Many attempts have been made -- both in advancing the form factor of the now traditional “candybar” smartphone and in introducing brand-new device categories. But no company, not even Apple, has managed to create something that has captured consumers’ imaginations as much as the touchscreen smartphone did back in...

  • Red Dead Redemption sales surge 4000% after Xbox One announcement

    Update: Amazon sales for Red Dead Redemption: Game of the Year Edition on Xbox 360 have spiked by an impressive 4200% as of writing, following its announcement as a backwards compatible title on Xbox One. The standard game saw its Amazon sales increase by 1300%. Original article: It's been one of the most requested Xbox 360 games since Microsoft announced backwards compatibility, but gamers will be able to play Red Dead Redemption on their Xbox One soon. Publisher Rockstar Games announced on their website that the Western classic will be released on Xbox One this Friday. "Starting on Friday, every Red Dead Redemption Xbox...

  • Steam June stats: Windows 10 still growing, HTC Vive trumps Oculus Rift

    Four in ten Steam users access the service using Windows 10, Valve's new June statistics survey reveals. "Steam conducts a monthly survey to collect data about what kinds of computer hardware and software our customers are using," Steam explains. Based on its latest survey findings, around 43% of users access Steam using a Windows 10-based machine, while other Windows versions have faced a drop. Around 31% of gamers use Windows 7, while 1.8% still use Windows XP. Windows 10 took over as Steam's most popular OS back in April 2016. All in all, around 95% of all Steam users access the service on...

  • Yep, Vodacom reveals Smart Platinum 7 and six other devices

    True to our story on Monday, Vodacom has revealed the Smart Platinum 7, being the first high-end Vodacom-branded smartphone. The handset features a Snapdragon 652 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage and a 5.5-inch 2560x1440 AMOLED display. In other words, it's several steps above previous Vodacom-branded smartphones and compares favourably to rival devices (Snapdragon 652 aside). The Smart Platinum 7 also packs a 3000mAh battery, rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, 16MP F2.0 main camera (with 4K recording and a dedicated camera button) and an 8MP selfie shooter with flash. In a rather cool move, Vodacom is also tossing in a VR headset with every...

  • Welcome To The Game review: a dark net thriller

    Welcome to the Game is a first person/desktop horror title created by Reflect Studios, the same indie developers responsible for the currently-in-development and equally creepy Rides with Strangers. In this title, your aim is to scour the dark web (aka the shadow web or dark net) in search for the “Red Room”, described by the game as “a hidden service on the Deep Web to see and participate in interactive torture and murder.” Pretty screwed up, right? You will have thirty days to uncover the location of the the Red Room before it expires, after which your opportunity to vent your...

  • LG replaces mobile executives after low G5 sales – report

    LG has replaced several key executives in its mobile division after the G5 (review) failed to meet sales expectations. The company told the Korea Times that it has created a programme management office (PMO) for its mobile business and replaced several senior executives. In fact, the electronics firm wasn't coy about the reason for the shakeup. "Friday's announcement is because LG Electronics' latest flagship G5 smartphone failed to generate sales," LG told the publication. Related: LG X Screen, Stylus 2 now in South African stores In an interesting move, the company said that the overseas business division will have a bigger role at the mobile unit. "The smartphone marketplace is expected...

  • Gorgeous ‘Huawei P9’ image actually taken using R48k Canon DSLR

    Huawei's social media department is under fire today thanks to a rather beautiful photograph. The image of a woman holding her hair in fading sunlight was part of a Huawei P9 pseudo-advertisement posted on Google+. The post read: We managed to catch a beautiful sunrise with Deliciously Ella. The #HuaweiP9’s dual Leica cameras makes taking photos in low light conditions like this a pleasure. Reinvent smartphone photography and share your sunrise pictures with us. #OO Note: Huawei has since removed the post from Google+. With that purple prose, you'd think the camera used was the Huawei P9, right? Well, this wasn't quite the...