News, Peripherals

Amazon Fire TV is a Roku, Chromecast, Apple TV killer

Fire TV Chromecast kicked off the inexpensive TV streaming revolution, but it wasn't the definitive device. Sneaking in under the radar and packed with every feature we'll need and more, Amazon's Fire TV is one of the best streaming devices to emerge yet. From 4 April 2014, or tomorrow, Amazon's 1080p streaming box goes on sale for US$99. It's tiny (115mm x 115mm x 17.5mm), it has 8GB internal memory, a quad-core CPU and it streams music, video, uses intuitive voice control, looks ...


Meet Nokia’s new flagship (and budget) Lumias… and Windows 8.1

Nokia Lumia 930 Boom! There's a new Lumia in the world. Well, three actually. Nokia announced the new phones at Microsoft’s Build Developer Conference, unveiling not only a new flagship device (the Lumia 930), but two new budget options -- the dual-sim Lumia 630 and the 4G capable Lumia 635. It also offered a glimpse of the mystical Windows 8.1, which will run on all three of its new phones, and will also be available to any Lumia currently running Windows 8. So, ...

Games, Reviews

InFamous Second Son review: one giant leap

ss 1 If you’ve played the previous inFamous games you’ll remember electric hero conduit Cole MacGrath. You’ll know that while the first game was amazing and innovative, the second one continued the story, but gameplay was same-same, ho-hum. Infamous: Second Son takes places seven years after inFamous 2. The Department of Unified Protection has been formed to hunt down and capture or destroy conduits by any means possible. Second Son (understandably if you’ve played the others), gives us an entirely new protagonist, Delsin Rowe, ...

Games, News

EA apologises for childish Wii U April Fools’ joke

frostbite Did EA take it a step too far with its Wii U April Fools' twitter prank? Thirteen1 reports that earlier this week on April Fool's Day, EA tweeted these gems about Nintendo's current-gen console, the Wii U (the tweets have summarily been deleted): "Good news, we have finally fixed and optimized our 'netcode'. Uses quantum entanglement for Zero Latency connections. Exclusively on #WiiU." "Frostbite will power #HalfLife 3, coming out summer 2014! #WiiU exclusive." "Frostbite now runs on the #WiiU since it is ...

News, Samsung, Tablets

Samsung intros new 7, 8 and 10.1″ Tab4 tablets

Tab4 10.1 black With every new Samsung Galaxy comes a refresh of its "Tab" tablet line and today, the company announces three new tablets ranging from 7", 8" and 10.1" in size. These tablets look slick, beautiful and are stuffed with the latest Samsung software and UX overhauls says Droid Life, and us, judging by these screenshots. Our only issue is this: Samsung issued this press release 1 April, so are the Tab4's real or not? Most definitely, as the Tab3 range was announced ...

BurnMedia TV

How to improve your iPhone 4 or 4S speed running iOS 7 [Video]

gear tv improve ios7 speed Welcome to the first episode of Gearburn's brand new show, Gear TV. This weekly show (out every Thursday) will feature gadget and game reviews, tips, how-to's and anything useful that we think can help you improve your connected life. It's a show we've designed for you, our readers, so if there are any specific requests you'd like to know -- such as how do I set up my Android device properly, how do I beat that pesky boss in a ...

Games, Reviews

‘South Park: The Stick of Truth’ review: fourth-grade fun

SOT 2 There have been numerous games based on the South Park series. South Park: Tenorman’s Revenge, South Park Let’s go Tower Defense, South Park: Chef’s Luv Shack. None of these can compare to the latest title from South Park Digital Studios: South Park: The Stick of Truth (SPTST). Not only does it outdo the other South Park titles by far, but it firmly holds its own in the larger gaming world. Cartman, Kenny, Stan and Kyle will take you on one of ...

Games, News, PS4

PS4 ‘Watch Dogs’ graphics significantly downgraded, here’s the proof

Watch Dogs When it comes to games, we're not graphics people, we're gameplay lovers. Saying that, we at least expect the PS4 to produce "next-gen" quality graphics, with titles like Ubisoft's Watch Dogs supposedly leading the pack. Since it was first demoed at E3 in 2012, Watch Dogs became the game to watch out for, a title that had PC-quality graphics (also, the first demos ran off a PC). Yet as the months prevailed, the quality of Watch Dogs on PS4 seemed ...

Games, News

Breaking: Nintendo introduces ‘Wii U+’ with added cartridge slot for NES games

Wii U+ Note: this was an April Fool's Day article and is not based on factual events. Emulation is serious business, especially the emulation of long-forgotten titles from Nintendo's vast catalogue of classics. Does it make sense to let Super Mario, Metroid and classic Castlevania rot in ROM-land? Today, Nintendo plans to rectify this with the introduction of the Wii U+ -- a Wii U with a cartridge slot for 1980's era NES cartridges. "When happiness is held in the hand, the feeling of ...

iPhone, News

iPhone 6 leaked images shows protruding camera, slimmer design

iPhone-6 These recent images found on Chinese social site Weibo show what are claimed to be photos of Apple's upcoming iPhone 6. The user who posted the images claims that they're captured directly from a Foxconn employee's computer monitor and shows the alleged iPhone 6 with a bulky camera. The awkward protruding camera lens could indicate that Apple's opting for a slimmer iPhone but sticking to a heftier, slightly bigger camera. Is Apple going for a slimmer iPhone, a more powerful ...


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