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  • Shadow of Mordor dubbed Game of the Year at Game Choice Awards

    Game Choice Awards has recently dubbed Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor as 2015’s title of the year. The open world action-RPG is brought to us by Monolith Productions and Warner Brother’s Interactive, who throw’s us into the deepest, darkest corners of Middle-earth where you play as an ass-kicking wrath destroying and possessing orcs and goblins along the way. Other favourite gaming titles that caught the eye of the judges are Alien: Isolation for Best Audio, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft for Best Design and Monument Valley for best mobile game. “I continue to be amazed by the diversity of games that we honored...

  • Nokia Lumia 930 review-in-brief: Nokia’s last stand

    From the 3310 to the 930, here’s a toast to Nokia. The Nokia Lumia 930 is the last Lumia that will carry the Nokia name. Just before Microsoft snatched up the Finnish brand’s mobile and services division, the once-mobile phone leader managed to squeeze one last Lumia into the hands of Windows Phone die-hards around the globe. Its 5-inch sculpted Gorilla Glass face is held together by a non-removable shell: metal on the sides and a bright Lumia-esque colour on the back, which comes in your choice of shocking green or orange, or just plain black or white. The colour palette...

  • The LG G Flex 2’s aerial camera tour of Cape Town [Gallery]

    Back in January at CES 2015, there was one phone that really stood out from the rest. It was the first to boast the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset and one of the first to feature 3GB of RAM. It was also one of the most promising curved phones we had seen in a long, long time. The LG G Flex 2 is now officially coming to South Africa in April, as a Vodacom exclusive for R10 499 on prepaid, but that doesn’t really tell the entire story. LG’s a bit curve-mad at the moment, with devices sporting anything other than straight...

  • Nvidia Shield is a $200 Android TV gaming console for fence-sitters

    It has been a long time coming but finally chip maker Nvidia is making firm strides into consumer’s living rooms, with the announcement of the Shield Android TV-powered set-top box console. For around US$200, the users gets a 4K streaming box, a powerful mobile gaming console (powered by Nvidia’s Tegra X1 chip, with 256 Maxwell GPU cores and 3GB of RAM) and a rather small armadillo like footprint. There’s only 16GB of internal storage available but there is a microSD card slot and two USB 3.0 ports for expansion drives. Additionally, there’s an HDMI port at the rear. The console, being...

  • BlackBerry ‘Slider’ announced at MWC 2015, alongside ‘Leap’

    BlackBerry has been lurking around MWC for the past few days now, without revealing so much as a new partnership with Samsung on the Knox encryption tool. Today’s press conference however, the company spread its wings once again, and outed two new phones that are so ridiculously different in thinking that we’re still stumped in the office. The BlackBerry Leap, first of all, seems like just another one of those 5.0-inch full HD smartphones that have taken over this year’s mobile announcements, but a closer inspection shows a bit more drama than that. “The BlackBerry Leap fits nicely into the BlackBerry...

  • Lenovo launches a trio of quirky devices at MWC 2015

    Chinese technology giant Lenovo has launched a slew of new devices at Mobile World Congress, currently underway in Barcelona. While all are signals that the company is on a mission to own the mobile market in the same way as it has the PC space, it launched three devices today which are particularly attention grabbing. Lenovo kicked things off at MWC in fairly sedate fashion — day one saw it launch two Android tablets, the TAB 2 A8 and A10-70, and a Windows tablet, the ideapad MIIX 300. While they all seem to be improvements on its previous tablet...

  • HTC Vive, HTC One M9 and HTC Grip launch at MWC 2015

    The Mobile World Congress (MWC 2015) is not just about smartphones. Huawei’s stunner of a smartwatch alongside its smartband were a refreshing bunch alongside all the smartphone chatter. Though it was HTC that really took the show by the balls, with the announcement of a Virtual Reality (VR) headset that managed to overshadow its latest flagship — the HTC One M9. In partnership with the one and only Valve, HTC just announced its answer to the VR craze that’s quickly trying to shape the way we consume media — from games to movies and simulations. The VR headset is called Vive, and...

  • 10 things you should know about the Samsung Galaxy S6 launch

    Samsung had a massive task in its attempts to out do not only the HTC One M9 launch just hours before it, but Apple’s iPhone 6’s overcast shadow. But the company really did make quite an impact last night with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and it’s Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge variant. Was it muted by the rumours? Yes, definitely. But what are the ten definitive things you should know about Samsung’s new flagship Galaxy duo? 1. There definitely is an Edge variant with a dual-sloping screen The Gorilla Glass 4 screen allegedly needed temperatures of around 800 degrees Celsius...

  • Samsung Galaxy S6 rumour roundup: it’s here [final update]

    Update: To read the full story regarding Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge launch on 1 March, visit our full event round up below. Read more: 10 things you should know about the Samsung Galaxy S6 launch Usually around mid-September, the world gears up for Apple’s annual iDevice announcement. We personally love this time of year as rumour upon rumour surfaces of what is purported to be Cupertino’s latest device. Although it makes us spectacularly giddy, this year’s batch of rumours spoiled the launch for us. Thanks to the hordes of leakers, we knew exactly what to expect, and they weren’t too...

  • Alcatel OneTouch bets on Firefox to bring developing countries online

    When it comes to giving people a smartphone experience for as little money as possible, an increasingly large number of manufacturers are betting on Mozilla’s Firefox OS. A case in point is Alcatel Onetouch, which on Sunday launched the Orange Klif smartphone. Despite being an entry-level device, aimed at Africa, the Middle East and the Caribbean, it looks like Alcatel has tried to trick the phone out as much as possible. According to the company, the new device offers connectivity speeds of up to 21 Mbps, is dual SIM, and includes a two-megapixel camera and micro-SD slot. You are however...

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