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  • WWDC 2015 live blog: Apple forgot about Dre but reveals Drake, the Weeknd instead

    It's that time of year when Apple talks more about it's software and services than it does its hardware. It's WWDC time, and the 2015 edition is being billed as a big one. The conference, which first kicked off in 1990, wasn't exactly the most eagerly anticipated show of the tech year. But look at it now. Tim Cook has done a stellar job of opening the show since Stevenotes became yet another memory, but what lies behind the curtain this year? When Cupertino descends on San Francisco in a few hours the big news will (likely) be about a new...

  • WWDC 2015: here’s everything Apple announced today

    There was a certain point today where Apple fans the world over stopped what they were doing and flipped switched on the livestream of the Apple keynote from WWDC 2015. Make no mistake though, this isn't a conference for those interested only in the latest hardware. It's a developers conference, meaning that software's in the spotlight. You can be guaranteed therefore that those tuning in are real anoraks (or journalists). If the run up to this year's conference felt a little low-key compared with previous years, Apple did its level best to ensure that it delivered plenty on the night. Here's...

  • Nintendo Wii U update goes live, removes TVii service in Europe

    If you happen to be one of the select few to have a Wii U console beneath your television, you'll be happy to know that Nintendo today pushed a new update that patches a whole host of bugs and sheds a little bit of weight, according to NintendoLife. Update 5.4.0 focuses mainly on stability fixes it seems, so there's nothing major on that front to report. But what's definitely interesting is that Nintendo has finally stripped the TVii feature from consoles in European markets. The service essentially allowed users to browse TV channels on the Wii U GamePad and watch them...

  • Seoul’s getting a new dedicated eSports stadium come March 2016

    If there's one country on the planet who fancies a weekend of eSports more than most, it's South Korea. The country has seen some massive growth in a market that's steadily breaching the falls of popular culture, and that's in other areas of the globe too. In Korea though, things are getting a bit too crowded. Last year, over 40 000 people crammed Seoul's 2002 World Cup stadium (above) to watch the League of Legends World Championships take place. So instead of using football stadiums in the country, the Land of the Morning Calm is building a custom eSports stadium...

  • LoveLinkU is the prettier side of Kickstarter’s internet of things revolution

    Today, the internet of things is very much a fad but tomorrow, it might be the next step in humankind's insatiable need to control its environment. The primary issue is that the space is fragmented, with companies all crafting different devices using different technologies. Luckily, Kickstarter projects are becoming the putty between the cracks, and examples like the LoveLinkU are catching the world's attention. Yes, it's yet another home automation device but it does have one thing going for it -- it's quite an attractive little thing. Like seemingly all technologies of this variety, the LoveLinkU controls your home using your...

  • Lemma, Monstrum and The Spatials: 3 alternative games that you really should be playing

    With the ever-growing list of games available in the market today it is only becoming harder and harder to find and choose the next title to invest and indulge in. With the countless abundance of titles we are provided there are many that don’t live up to their proud boasts of innovation and creativity. But there are some that truly exceed expectations and are testaments to the ever evolving state of the gaming world. So we here at Gearburn want to pay our respect to the following three titles and tell you why they deserve some of your time. Let me...

  • Win one of three Smaak Portable Hampers worth R1100 [competition]

    In case you haven't heard, there are a good few number of South African based peripheral companies plying their trade on our shores, and kicking ass at that. One of the more South African of the lot is Smaak™. That's a pretty South African name, right? It crafts gadgets and gizmos that keep you sane in impending times of insanity, including powerbanks, phone covers, nifty little car chargers and the like. We've had a go at the company's peripherals and loved them to bits, and now, it's your turn. Smaak™ in association with Gearburn is giving away three Smaak™ Portable Hampers...

  • How to watch Apple’s WWDC 2015 keynote live stream on Windows, Android [update]

    Update: Our WWDC live blog is now in progress. Follow it here. Apple's conferences are always special events, but it's a real pity that the company hates alternative platforms. If you happen to be running Windows, Android, Linux or anything that isn't associated with fruit, you'll be fresh out of luck if you fancy watching tonight's WWDC 2015 keynote. Or are you? If you're running iOS or OS X on an Apple product, watching the event, kicking off at 7pm South African Standard time, is as simple as hitting up Apple's site and streaming it there. For streaming to function correctly though,...

  • Change the Champions League Final result on iOS, Android with ‘PES Club Manager’

    Many neutrals wanted the team from Turin to win this weekend's European Champions League football final, but that wasn't quite the case. Barcelona is an unstoppable force, but Konami has given fans a reason to be happy (and a way to actually beat them). Its Pro Evolution Soccer Club Manager is now available on iOS and Android, if you fancy your hand at football management. With the Japanese company ravaged by cancelled titles, Hideo Kojima's recent departure and a move to mobile gaming, it seems that some of Konami's franchises will live on. PES is undoubtedly one of its most...

  • Fallout 4 is not coming to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 confirms Bethesda rep

    Fallout 4 is a game title we thought we wouldn't see this year, but Bethesda has made many, many gamers smile last week with the game's first launch trailer. Of course, pleasing one half of the crowd will always leave others unhappy. In a recent NeoGAF thread, Bethesda community representative Grandstaff confirmed that the follow up to E3 2007's Game of the Year will not be catering for the older consoles. That's right -- if you have an Xbox 360 or a PlayStation 3, tough luck. Read more: Bethesda confirms Fallout 4 and here’s the trailer to prove it There does come...