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  • The International 2015: 9 facts about the world’s biggest Dota 2 tournament

    Valve's The International Dota 2 Championship is like the Oscars of the gaming world and the Hunger Games of award ceremonies. Sixteen of the world's best eSports teams come together once a year to settle their differences using Dota 2. This year, the event moves to Seattle, Washington State at the Key Arena and it promises to be one of the biggest eSports tournaments ever held. Last year's The International made an appearance on the front page of the New York Times last year for the 2014 championship while the population of a small country tuned in to see the event...

  • Gamescom Awards 2015 nominees: ‘Star Wars: Battlefront’ top scores

    For all related news, views and analysis from the heart of Cologne’s gaming epicenter, have a look at our Gamescom 2015 Hub here. Read more: Gamescom 2015 preview: livestream details, game reveals and more Gamescom 2015 is slowly drawing upon us, and we're just over two days until the expo opens its doors to the public. Even so, we're heard some big news coming from Cologne already, including the likes of Sony not making the trip. Digitale Spielekultur, Gamescom organiser, has also announced its list of candidates for its annual Gamescom Awards, which sees them hand out accolades to some of the...

  • Sony Xperia M5 is a waterproof, pocket camera powerhouse

    There goes Sony again, launching a new device just a few months after its previous round of releases and a few hours prior to a slew of leaks. This time, it's the mid-range M-category that gets a makeover, but it's a rather impressive one at that. The Sony Xperia M5 is the Xperia M4 successor, a device which hasn't seen a stellar global uptake thanks to a few rather odd quirks. The Xperia M5 seems like a more streamlined device, with Sony taking to heart the M-category's real selling points: imaging and affordability. With that in mind, Sony has spent a...

  • Gearburn on Hashtag Radio episode #1: gaming, Windows 10 and OnePlus 2

    Gearburn on Hashtag Radio is a new monthly segment where our editor Andy Walker, Hashtag Radio's Zaid Kriel and another in-studio guest talk gaming, gadgets and all things tech. This week, TFG Tech Magazine editor Gavin Dudley joins the conversation. It's easy to get locked into a pride-fueled gaming debate, but thanks to Windows 10's launch last week, there's an even bigger emphasis on the Xbox One and how the new operating system will affect it. We talk about prospects for Microsoft and how Sony will cope in the new software-based console war (even though its console is selling like...

  • PlayStation 4 streaming, Ethan Hunt’s return and ‘ZOMBI': the TGIF Video Roundup

    Welcome to the TGIF Video Roundup, a weekly series where we explore, highlight and poke fun at some of the videos, trailers and clips that have made the internet a fun place to be this week. If you missed our last roundup, catch it below. Read more: Windows 10, ‘No Man’s Sky’ and ‘Life Is Strange': the TGIF Video Roundup How is everyone feeling? Yes, it has been a long, long week, and even longer for the likes of Microsoft. Now that Windows 10 is out in the wild all the company can hope for is that it doesn't become the...

  • 6 nifty tracking gadgets that’ll help find lost devices

    Keys are pretty important little nubs of metal. Without them, you can't really do much. You can't start a car. You can't get into your house. You get my point. But just because our most essential bits and pieces are easy to lose, doesn't mean that they can never be found again. Technology has helped the human race in many ways before with some of the most seemingly trivial inventions (think of the bread slicer, or the microwave), and now, it's here to help those with three-second memories find their oft forgotten bits and bobs. These seven gadgets, many finding their footing...

  • Sony announces limited edition Xperia ‘Rose’ M4 Aqua for Women’s Month

    Sony has announced that it will be offering its upper mid-range, waterproof handset, the Sony Xperia M4 Aqua, in a limited edition rose finish for August and September in its celebration of Women's Month. The deal will be available at "any Edgars store and you will also receive a R200 Red Square voucher," the press release notes. To redeem the voucher, users can use the Xperia Lounge app which also plays a part in the company's reinvigorated MashLab project. Read more: Sony Mobile, 5FM relaunch Xperia Mashlab project The device itself boasts a rose-coloured finish, which gives the phone a unique and...

  • 14-million devices running Windows 10 within first day, notes Microsoft

    For all Windows 10 related views, breaking stories and deeper analysis, visit our comprehensive Windows 10 Hub before and after Microsoft’s big launch. Setting a target of 1-billion devices running Windows 10 within the first two to three years is no small feat. We've noted that thanks to the free upgrade system, Microsoft might've given itself a head start and that seems to be exactly the case. The company has announced that in its first day on the street, Windows 10 is now running on 14-million devices which is a massively impressive figure, even though many of these are probably upgrades...

  • Windows 10 first impressions: what Gearburn thinks of Microsoft’s new baby

    For all Windows 10 related views, breaking stories and deeper analysis, visit our comprehensive Windows 10 Hub before and after Microsoft’s big launch. We may be soulless journalists, but that doesn't mean a software release has no bearing on our lives. As a squad of Windows users (except for one or two in this office), we expect to receive the best user experience constantly. The operating system we use daily doesn't only affect our productivity, but our sanity. Microsoft's new baby has a lot to live up to especially after the problem children that were Windows 8 and Windows Vista (an...

  • Here’s how to check if you have the ‘public’ version of Windows 10

    For all Windows 10 related views, breaking stories and deeper analysis, visit our comprehensive Windows 10 Hub before and after Microsoft’s big launch. Update: To avoid all the faff and fuss, grab the Windows 10 installation tools here (32-bit) and here (64-bit). Open the tool, and select the "Upgrade the PC" option. Alternatively, you can also download the OS using the same tool and write it to a disc or flash drive. Microsoft's Windows 10 has finally been launched to 190 countries publicly, which means those with Windows 7 and later PCs can install the update. Luckily, if you were part...