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  • PS4 Pro Boost Mode: which games benefit most?

    The 4.50 firmware for the PlayStation 4 finally brings external hard drive support, but PS4 Pro users in the beta programme also got Boost Mode. The feature uses the extra grunt of the Pro model to deliver smoother performance in vanilla PS4 games (that aren't patched for the Pro). So which games benefit most? Eurogamer has done a preliminary round of testing, putting the likes of Project CARS, F1 2016, Knack and Assassin's Creed Unity to the test. It found that Project CARS saw the biggest framerate improvement, "in the region of 35-38 percent". In other words, a full race at Le...

  • Humble Bundle and Spiraloid: this week’s top mobile games

    We've got a solid selection of mobile games for your viewing listening playing (?) pleasure this week, starting with a Humble Bundle for Android. Otherwise, A Normal Lost Phone and Spiraloid are two other notable titles this week. Check out the full rundown below. Spiral (free - Android, iOS) It seems like you can't go a week without a super tough, borderline-unfair game coming to mobile platforms, with Ketchapp's Spiral being the latest. The title sees you controlling a ball rolling down a (what else?) spiral, tapping the screen to hop over obstacles. The one big problem is that the obstacles come before...

  • Hands on: Ghost Recon Wildlands beta

    After a good few hours of playing the Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands beta, playing both single-player and multiplayer modes, I still seem to have mixed feelings about the game. I decided to play the single-player mode before even touching the multiplayer, and what I found was that I was either annoyed or completely chuffed at the way the AI teammates responded. When I was critically wounded, the AI managed to come to my aid incredibly fast, almost abandoning the mission objective and providing cover fire of sorts. However, sending your AI counterparts into specific locations wasn't particularly effective, especially when...

  • New Chrome OS update available, brings material design and more

    Today, Google announced the release of a new update for Chrome OS. While it doesn't bring any major changes, such as the ability to install and use Android apps, it does include a few interesting ones. According to a Google blog post, the 56.0.2924.87 (Platform version: 9000.82.0) update contains a new Material Design for the shelf and system menu and Flash Component updater. Additionally, a "new version of the ChromeVox screen reader is now the default across all Chromebooks". The Asus Chromebook Flip C100PA, Google Chromebook Pixel (2015), and Acer Chromebook R11 will not receive the update. These devices support the Google...

  • PlayStation Network is down: here’s what we know

    Anyone looking to enjoy some online gaming fun on any of the PlayStation consoles tonight will be in for some unwelcome news. The PlayStation Network, for the second time this week, is down. Sony confirmed the issues on its status page, flagging the PlayStation Networks social, gaming and sign in systems in red. Checking connections on consoles also suggests that PSN is undergoing maintenance. DownDetector largely suggests that most users seemed to suffer connection issues around midnight Thursday SAST, pretty much exactly when we were kicked out of our gaming session. A vast majority of its users are reporting issues with...

  • Android Wear 2.0, SA-bound watches revealed

    We've already known that Android Wear 2.0 was due for a release, but Google has finally made it official. The latest version of Google's smartwatch platform offers a variety of features, starting with the watchfaces. Android Wear 2.0 now lets you personalise the always-on aspect of the watchface with desired actions/information. "Simply glance at your wrist to check your next appointment, stock performance, progress on fitness goals, or whatever is important to you. A quick tap on your watch face lets you instantly order an Uber ride, start a workout, or get in touch with your significant other," Google wrote on...

  • This Star Wars Humble Bundle offers bang for your buck

    Missed out on the previous two Stars Wars-themed Humble Bundles? Well, you're in luck, as the Star Wars Humble Bundle 3 is now available -- so what are you getting for your cash? The pay-what-you-want tier (minimum of US$1) includes Knights of the Old Republic, X-Wing Alliance, X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter Balance of Power Campaigns and Galactic Battlegrounds Saga. Beat the average, currently set at US$10.35, and you get Battlefront 2, Jedi Knight 2, Starfighter, Knights of the Old Republic 2 and Rebel Assault 1 and 2. The third tier (with a US$14 price) delivers The Force Unleashed 1 and 2, Rogue...

  • Sony smartphone camera sensor shoots at 1000fps

    Apple, Google's phones and Samsung have long ruled the roost when it comes to slow-motion video, offering smooth 240fps support. Sure, we've seen the likes of Lenovo claim 960fps as a standard, but this was via ineffective software trickery. Now, Sony has laid the foundation down for super slow-motion, announcing a new smartphone sensor capable of shooting at 1000fps. "This newly developed sensor with DRAM delivers fast data readout speeds, making it possible to capture still images of fast-moving subjects with minimal focal plane distortion as well as super slow motion movies at up to 1000 frames per second (approximately 8x faster...

  • Moto Mod hackathons yield solar charger, breathalyser

    Lenovo's Moto Z goes a long way to realising the dream of Project Ara, thanks to the presence of Moto Mod hardware add-ons. These mods included batteries, speakers and projectors at launch, but creative types have been making their own mods at Lenovo-backed hackathons. Some of the coolest creations at these hackathons include an audio attachment for enthusiasts and a slideout game controller. Now, two hackathons (one in Argentina and one in San Francisco) have yielded even more cool Moto Mods. The first mod, called Baby Care, delivers "automatic alerts when conditions aren't ideal for a child". The developer cited room temperature as one...

  • Moto Z Play, G4 Play hit Cellucity

    It's been quite a few months since we saw Lenovo's Moto brand relaunch in the country, with the Moto Z leading the pack. Now, the G4 Play and the Moto Z Play have popped up on Cellucity. The G4 Play is a mid-range device, being the latest in the Moto brand's budget-minded G series. The G4 Play packs a 5-inch 720p display, nigh-on entry level Snapdragon 410 chip and either 1GB RAM/8GB storage or 2GB RAM/16GB storage. Otherwise, a 2800mAh battery, 8MP main camera and 5MP selfie shooter round out the package. Smartphone enthusiasts might want to pick up the Moto Z Play...