• BURN MEDIA
    • Memeburn
      Tech-savvy insight and analysis
    • Ventureburn
      Startup news for emerging markets
    • Motorburn
      Because cars are gadgets
    • Jobsburn
      Digital industry jobs for the anti 9 to 5!
  • Intel Braswell is the new lightweight SoC for ultramobiles, budget PCs

    Without any fanfare, Intel has launched the Bay Trail upgrade, Braswell, to market, boasting a reduced die size and lower power consumption. Intel Braswell is an entry-level chipset, and intended for use on ultraportable machines, low-cost laptops and cheap, compact PCs, with Gen 8 series graphics and up to four cores. That’s pretty spiffy for low cost chips then, ranging between US$107 to US$161. The Intel Braswell line will initially offer four chips, with three labeled as Celeron and one as Pentium, as per Intel’s new naming tradition. All SoCs will boast the new Airmont cores, but the latter will feature...

  • ‘Bloodborne’, ‘Uncharted 4′ coming to PC, Xbox One in the future

    Note: This is an April Fools’ Day piece, and is in no way intended to be accurate, although we’re sure that some gamers wish this to be true. Exclusive games are big business in the console world, with Microsoft and Sony parading around with their exclusive peacock feathers high in the sky, but this (rather suddenly) is about to change. One of the best PS4 games of 2015 Bloodborne (so says some critics) and one of the most eagerly anticipated, Uncharted 4, will be ported to the PC and the Xbox One console in the next few months, developers From Software...

  • BlackBerry Classic review: expensive nostalgia

    Ah BlackBerry. Probably the most misunderstood technology companies on the planet was once a tour de force on the mobile device world stage. Since its massive decline of a few years back, Waterloo has slowly clawed itself back on the map, and in other segments like network backends and security. At present, the company is thriving. It’s easy to get nostalgic when pondering the days of BBM, BIS and all sorts of B-related acronyms, but it seems BlackBerry has a harder time letting go than the rest of the world. The BlackBerry Classic, for all intents and purposes, is probably the...

  • LG G4 coming 28 April, company confirms

    LG has formally announced that its next flagship device, the LG G4, will debut on 28 April. Save The Dates have been sent out by the Korean company, asking journalists to “See the Great, Feel the Great,” which of course, places emphasis on the “G”. The device will be an upgrade of the rather brilliant LG G3. Read more: LG G3 review: third time’s the charm The LG G4 has been a long time coming, with LG launching its Q1 flagship, the LG G Flex 2 nearly two months ago at CES 2015. Specifications of the device are not as concrete as the...

  • COUGAR Archon gaming case launches in South Africa

    COUGAR, the German PC gaming peripheral brand, has continued its onslaught on the budget market with its latest gaming chassis, the Archon. The attractive midi-tower features some spiffy orange and black accents with an emphasis on cooling. The front of the case supports up to two 120mm fans up front, one at the rear and another on the case’s side panel, which also features a hardware window, a nice touch for a budget case. There are also a number of dust filters surrounding the case — a welcome added extra. The interior is perhaps the most interesting with some bring orange splashes shrouding...

  • Spartan arrives alongside new Windows 10 preview build

    As suggested in previous weeks, a new build of Windows 10 has appeared on the eve of the new month and it brings the long-awaited Spartan browser with it. Build 10049, the fourth technical preview build since November 2014, has been pushed to users in the “fast ring” rapid release cycle. It should come to slow ring customers in the coming days too. What’s interesting about the new build is Spartan’s new prominent position on the Windows task bar, which was previously reserved for Internet Explorer. As we’ve explained in previous articles, both Project Spartan and Internet Explorer will feature in Windows...

  • Canon EOS 70D review: a DSLR with few faults

    The Canon EOS 70D is the younger sister of the 60D geared towards enthusiast users, and it definitely does well in that respect. There are obvious improvements over the Canon EOS 60D, including the live view/video optimized autofocus system that works across all lenses, WiFi support and a slimmer body. And then there are some indistinct differences, like the knob instead of the button that activates the lock. Speaking of buttons, there is also a slight change with the Canon EOS 70D in terms of the location of some. Canon places the menu button on the left and not the...

  • Festo’s butterfly drones will set your heart aflutter

    Not only do most drones get a bad rap for being buzzing contraptions of death that can easily invade our privacy, they are also not the most attractive by design. While our perception of drone technology remains suspicious, explorers, artists and researchers are beginning to use them for more creative and educational purposes. From capturing sweeping panoramic views of exotic locales around the world to uses in space exploration, drones are finally getting the acceptance (provided they are used for good) they deserve. And now, thanks to a German engineering firm called Festo, drones are also beginning to mimic nature in a variety...

  • Hello Barbie talks to children using WiFi, cloud of learned responses

    If you believe a new New York Times report, then your child’s next Barbie will be possessed by the spirit of WiFi. Mattel, Barbie’s rights owner and one of the largest toy companies on the planet, has plans to debut the WiFi-enabled “Hello Barbie” that’s inspired by Apple’s Siri voice assistant. It will use a system developed by ToyTalk, a company specialising in crafting interactive toys, allowing the Barbie’s owners to converse with the human-shaped hunk of plastic. The company’s technology was originally created for on-screen characters, notes the Times, but the technology has been proven to be quite a hit...

  • Apple Store trolls, ‘Life Is Strange’ and Twitch defeats Pokemon: the TGIF Video Roundup

    TGIF, and we really shouldn’t be at work, but that won’t stop us from gandering through the week’s best tech, gadget and gaming videos, now will it? If you missed last week’s roundup, catch it below. Read more: ‘Pixels’, ‘Final Fantasy XV’ and GearVR babies: the TGIF Video Roundup Finally, the long, dreary week has spat out its fair number of glorious videos for us Friday fellows to indulge. Videos this week range from the influence of David Lynch in video games to the latest The Evil Within DLC trailer (which is ridiculously short, mind). Of course, in between all of this...

More in Games, Nintendo

'Bloodborne', 'Uncharted 4' coming to PC, Xbox One in the future

Read More »