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  • Call Of Duty Infinite Warfare [Xbox One] campaign review: guns in space

    Over the years, the Call of Duty franchise has become the Michael Bay of video games. Big explosions, large set-pieces, and looked down upon by plenty of "connoisseurs". Upon seeing the trailer for Infinite Warfare and its space-based setting, it seemed like the prevailing opinion was "well, I guess they're running out of ideas". Still, is the campaign enough to bring lapsed fans back into the fold? That space setting though It has to be said that, whether it was meant as a "throw crap against the wall and see what sticks" approach or not, the space setting makes for one of the best settings...

  • Windows: Microsoft bringing x86 emulation to ARM?

    Microsoft's Continuum for Phones feature seems cool on paper, allowing you to run your phone's universal Windows apps on a big screen to give a computer-like experience. The biggest issue is that legacy Windows apps simply don't work via this feature, leaving a big gap then. However, it seems like Microsoft is working on a solution, ZDNet reports, claiming a "fall 2017" launch date. The website's sources say the feature will be coming to Windows 10 as part of the Redstone 3 update next year. So what does the tech entail then? Full fledged Windows apps might make their way to mobile platforms...

  • Watch Dogs 2 [PS4] first impressions: life hacking

    Gone are the days of the cold and sombre tone of Aiden Pearce's Watch Dogs. Ubisoft's latest iteration of the franchise, Watch Dogs 2 is more colourful, in tune with its Millenial appeal and improves a number of facets of the original game. This includes driving machanics, the addition of fast travel, and different ways to play. In Watch Dogs 2, you play as Marcus Holloway, a young talented hacker who is tasked with bringing down San Francisco's intrusive surveillance systems. This after the baddies ctOS framed him as the lead suspect of a crime. The open world map of San Francisco is beautiful...

  • MediaTek’s Finbarr Moynihan on 2017’s smartphones and more

    Chinese mobile chip manufacturer MediaTek has been growing at phenomenal pace, making a name for itself thanks to powering scores of budget smartphones around the world. The company has been targeting industry leaders Qualcomm for the past few years now, with its Helio range of processors being found in higher end phones from Xiaomi, Meizu, Sony, HTC and more. So what does the firm make of its rivals? What about the South Africa and African market? We interviewed Finbarr Moynihan, general manager for international corporate sales at Mediatek. Moynihan didn't have specific marketshare numbers for the continent, but expanded on the market situation. "What...

  • HTC 10 Evo: International version of Bolt coming? [Update]

    The HTC Bolt was revealed earlier this month, being exclusive to the US Sprint network. Now, new information suggests that it will see a wider release in the form of the HTC 10 Evo. According to Taiwanese publication Sogi, the mobile manufacturer has issued press invites to the launch of the "HTC 10 Evo". It's understood that this handset is the international version of the HTC Bolt, so that means a Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage and a 5.5-inch 2560x1440 LCD screen as well. It makes for a rather weird choice of processor, as the Snapdragon 810...

  • My Friend Pedro is a balletic 2D Max Payne, coming soon

    Action franchise Max Payne set the standard for bullet time in videogames all those years ago, the mechanic quickly becoming a fixture of many games in the 2000s. Now, indie title My Friend Pedro is bringing the feature back. A 2D shooter/platformer, the title has you gracefully taking out thugs in slow-motion, as you flip, bounce off walls and use objects in rather inventive ways. Drawing comparisons to Max Payne, Elevator Action and Hotline Miami, My Friend Pedro seems like a game to watch My Friend Pedro is "coming soon" to Windows machines, according to the Steam listing. Take a look at the trailer to...

  • iPhone 8 rumour roundup: next iPhone to boast OLED screen?

    The iPhone 7 range has barely been on the market for three months (at the time of writing), being well-received by critics for the most part. Still, there are always murmurings and leaks about the next iPhone -- even when the current one has just been pushed out of Apple's doors. So it's for this reason that we saw it fit to publish an iPhone 8 or iPhone 7S rumour roundup, gathering some of the more notable rumours and reports in one convenient location. We'll only really know what to expect when the phones are actually launched, but die-hard fans starved for...

  • Snapdragon 835: Qualcomm’s next high-end chip revealed

    Qualcomm chips are found in tons of smartphones around the world, being the de facto choice for many flagship devices. Now, the company has peeled the curtain back on the Snapdragon 835, being its latest high-end chip. The company didn't reveal many details about the processor, so don't expect core count, GPU and other major details here. But what has Qualcomm said about it though? Well, the firm announced that the chip will be designed on a smaller 10nm FinFET process by Samsung, as opposed to the 14nm process of the Snapdragon 820. Generally speaking, the move to a smaller process...

  • Here’s how to kill an Xbox One S and PS4 Pro in less than 10 minutes

    We know exactly what you need just before the weekend: a rage inducing video. Note though, that EverythingApplePro's subscribers asked him to do this, but still, we couldn't help but shed a tear. The video in question, made by the YouTuber, takes a look at the battle between the Xbox One S, the PlayStation 4 Pro, the Apple TV 2016 and -- chief antagonist -- a USB killer stick. If you haven't heard of the latter, it's probably the most evil device ever made by computer nerds. Generally, inserting the stick into any device's USB port almost guarantees a fried...

  • PlayStation 4 update 4.06: ‘quality’ update doesn’t add much

    A new PlayStation 4 OS patched appeared on users' machines today, but don't expect it to shower your console with new, exciting features. Nope. Instead, the 312MB patch 4.06 "improves the quality of the system performance", Sony explains in its usually verbose patch notes. This brief update comes after update 4.05 which improved system stability. PS4 System Software 4.06 released (now with more stability) from PS4 While we've seen a fair share of PlayStation 4 updates in the past few weeks, the last major update debuted in September 2016. This PlayStation 4 update improves the "quality" of system performance Labeled 4.00, it brought a mild...