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  • iPhone 6S hit with battery percentage bug, Apple investigating

    A new iPhone 6S bug has surfaced which disables battery percentage updates in certain cases, according to Apple. While the company is well aware of the bug and are in the process of "investigating the cause and a solution", the bug will affect users of the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus who travel across time zones quite often. According to some Reddit users, the iPhone 6 Plus is also affected. "If you change the time on your iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus manually or change time zones when traveling, you might notice that the battery percentage doesn't update,"...

  • New Xbox One bundle to ship with Tom Clancy’s The Division

    Microsoft Xbox has announced that a new Xbox One bundle will begin shipping soon with Ubisoft's Tom Clancy's The Division as the primary game. The cross-genre post-apocalyptic shooter will debut on 8 March on all systems -- Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC -- but plans are already in motion to make the Xbox One The Division's de facto console. "The bundle features a 1TB hard drive, giving you added space to play and store more games than ever, and a full-game download of Tom Clancy’s The Division," notes Xbox's Major Nelson on his blog. "In addition, fans in the U.S. that...

  • Microsoft Lumia 650 to debut on 1 February – report

    We've waited quite a while for Microsoft's own Lumia-branded devices running Windows 10, and now the flood gates have opened so to speak. Hot on the heels of the Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950 XL flagships (pictured above), the 650 is rumoured to launch early February. In a new report published by Windows Central, the company is said to be planning a launch on 1 February, but it won't be as high profile as previous launches. In fact, the announcement of the phone might just be made over a blog post. Clearly the Microsoft Lumia 650 then isn't one of the...

  • LG G4 Quick Circle Case and AirCharge combo review: round and round

    Remember those smartphone covers, or holsters, that hung from nineties Levi's-fitted to kids who thought they were cool? Those enormous pouches are now practically unseen in today's world, and goodness knows how far we've come. In 2016, there's a larger emphasis placed on technology and fashi0n, and these two either coexist or rip one another apart. Phone covers play an important role here.Their primary goal is exuding style without compromising on functionality, and one of the companies that do this better than most is LG. And the LG G4 Quick Circle Case is one of the best examples. The company has...

  • [Update] Tom Clancy’s The Division multiplayer beta scheduled for January 2016

    Update: Ubisoft has confirmed that the planned closed beta will take place between 28 and 31 January 2016. Xbox One users will get in first, followed by PC and PlayStation 4 a day later. If you don't happen to have a code, you can also join a waiting list outlined in the aforementioned link. After a long, long wait, it seems that Ubisoft's The Division is just around the corner, and the multiplayer beta even closer. A UPlay app entry, today spotted by WCCFTech, suggests that the beta's scheduled for January 2016, or literally just a few days from now. There was...

  • Super Mario Maker hits 1-million sales in US

    December 2015 was a good month for Nintendo. Its Wii U console welcomed its fifth game to sell over a million copies in the United States -- Super Mario Maker. Thanks to data released by the NPD Group -- a company that enjoys tracking these sorts of numbers -- suggests that the game-design-slash-nostalgia-fueled-platformer was one of the company's most popular Wii U titles to date. While it might seem like a repackaged rehash of older Mario titles, Super Mario Maker does introduce gamers to game design mechanics previously unappreciated by said gamers. It allows them to design levels that adhere to...

  • Cut through the heretics in Space Hulk: Ascension for PlayStation 4

    PlayStation 4 fans GamesWorkshop's limited edition and very expensive Space Hulk board game can rejoice. Funbox Games, Full Control, and HR Games will be bringing Space Hulk: Ascension to the PlayStation 4 this year. The turn-based strategy game will be available digitally on the PlayStation Network and physical disc. "Being massive fans of the Space Hulk table-top game and Warhammer 40000 universe, we are excited to work with FUNBOX Media to bring Space Hulk: Ascension to consoles", said Manny Granillo, CEO of Hoplite Research, LLC, owner of HR Games. Ascension looks to be a huge improvement over 2015's Space Hulk, which was...

  • 2015 retrospective: was it one of the best years in gaming?

    This past year was either fantastic or utterly terrible depending on your personal preferences, but for those interested in single player games, innovative indie titles and tons of remasters, 2015 was the year for you. It saw an abundance of episodic releases, a fair share of controversy and even GTA fans got what they'd been screaming for: a PC release. 2015 was also of course the year of the tragic passing of long-time Nintendo president Satoru Iwata at the age of 55. This is the past year in retrospective, both the good and the bad. Nostalgia 2015 saw the release of remasters of...

  • Reviewing The Classics: we play Dino Crisis (1999)

    Stand by for retro reviews done right, folks. Reviewing The Classics is a series where Gearburn staff play some of their most loved retro games from bygone consoles and PCs with floppy drives. This week, Graham has a look at Dino Crisis, Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami's twisted dinosaur devastation game. It’s difficult to rate older games by today’s standards. With the advancements in technology, we're spoiled by improved graphics, control methods, and storytelling techniques. Not to mention the temptation to wear nostalgia goggles when reviewing older games. All I can do is try, right? The survival horror genre has been...

  • The Gadget Shop now offering Star Wars flavoured powerbanks

    It's probably a little too late to buy Christmas gifts for 2015, but it's never too early to stockpile for 2016. The Gadget Shop, a South African gadget and geekery retailer, has announced that its now offering Star Wars flavoured powerbanks for those who seriously can't get over how cool The Force Awakens was. To be fair, everyone needs a powerbank in today's battery-torturing device climate. Phones don't last as long as they should thanks to our addictive usage habits, and usually you're left without critical charge at important moments of your day. The powerbanks pack around 2600mAh worth of juice, or...