Nokia, Reviews

Nokia X review: plenty noise, zero x-factor

Nokia X Nokia has released some great smartphones in the past couple of years -- at least hardware wise. Devices like Lumia 1020 and Lumia 1520 taught everyone else how to make smartphones with image quality rivalling that of dedicated digital cameras. When there were rumours of Nokia testing some Android smartphones, heartbeats quickened. But after a couple of leaks, it was evident that Nokia would be releasing an entry-level hardware device with Android. After being officially revealed during MWC 2014, it has been ...

Headsets, News

Is this the future of VR? Facebook buys Oculus Rift for a cool $2bn

Rift Is this a pre-April Fool's joke? The Smurf-blue social media giant Facebook has announced that it will be buying tech startup Oculus VR, makers of Oculus Rift, for US$2-billion. More social games, more social everything We could see the virtual reality headset finally opening up to the world and not just the niche gaming community. We've seen the Rift being used for loads of things. Its potential stretches far beyond the realms of gaming but Oculus always relied on this strong community ...

PS4, Sony

PlayStation loves indie game developers, is ‘supportive’ and ‘easy to work with’

ps4 indie Good news, future game devs. Working with PlayStation to publish your PS4 indie games is "awesome" and "great" says IGameResponsibly as well as many developers interviewed by the site at the 2014 Game Developers Conference. According to the site, which interviewed various developers at this year's GDC, most of the devs praised Sony for welcoming the indie dev community with open arms. Choice quotes include: "They’re awesome partners, it’s been great for us. They’ve been working with us on all of our marketing ...

HTC

Introducing the HTC One (M8): did ‘the best’ just get better?

HTC One M8 The unoriginally named new HTC One, or the HTC One (M8) is the company's best phone since... the old HTC One. Will the M8 draw in new fans? That's a yes. Can it revive HTC's flagging fortunes. Probably not. Still, the M8 is the hottest phone we've seen in an age and when it comes to South Africa, we'll snap it up faster than a gold-plated HTC One. So what's the M8 got in store for us? It's much slicker and ...

Games

The Freemium boom and the games defining it

PVZ2 It might sound like a buzz word... scratch that, it really is a buzz word called "Freemium" and over the last year it’s been the word on everyone’s lips when it comes to mobile gaming. It is of course a portmanteau word combining "free" and "premium", but it’s the direction that many game developers have taken in an effort to attract more customers and earn money at the same time without resorting to constant in-game advertising, and nowhere more so ...

News, PS4

PS4 to get PS1 and PS2 emulation, Blu-ray support, ‘exclusive game stuff’

PS4 large PS4 fans, let's get you excited. There's a bunch of updates coming to Sony's current-gen console if Ashan Rasheed, an "industry insider", has anything to say regarding the matter. According to DualShockers, Rasheed is "quite accurate" when it comes to Sony leaks, but we advise taking this news with a pinch of PS-approved salt. Be excited: 1. Local PS2 / PS1 support on PS4 w/ native 1080p rendering for select titles. 2. Bluray+Media Player updates — Ahsan Rasheed (@thuway) March 25, 2014 3. ...

Apple, Applications

13 easy iTunes tips you ought to know

iTunes lead iTunes is easy to get to grips with, but there are a few tips that new users may not be aware of. So we've compiled a list to get the most out of Apple's shiny music, radio and video player. 1. Backup often Go to file > devices > Back Up. The option you should pick is "add items from last backup" instead of a full backup. 2. Make it mini To make iTunes smaller, click the minimise button next to the full screen ...

Google Glass, News

Google Glass is ugly as sin, can Ray-Ban and Oakley maker save it?

Glasshole What's more important to Google Glass owners -- price or fashion sense? That's the question on my mind as I ponder the deal between Google and Luxottica, maker of Oakley and Ray-Ban, which will possibly give Google Glass added sex appeal. Luxottica, an Italian company  that controls more than 80% of the glasses brands we like to wear, including Prada, Gucci and Versace, has inked a deal with the mighty-G to "develop and distribute new versions of Google's Web-connected eyewear" says ...

Competition

Diablo III reborn: here’s how you could win Reaper of Souls [Closed]

D3ROS Update: Well done to Michelle and her Beam My Valentine ray gun! You've won a copy of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls!! Death awaits! Malthael, the fallen Archangel of Wisdom, is rising once again in Blizzard's epic, dark world of Diablo. The much awaited expansion set to Diablo III has just been launched and we're giving it away. See below for how you could win the Windows and Mac version of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls. In Reaper of Souls you'll get ...

Games

6 online co-op games we can’t stop playing

online coop It’s never as good going at it alone. Console and PC games practically demand to always be connected, and the games have followed suit. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of online co-op games for console, mobile and PC which we’re having a hard time putting down. Console Dead Island: Riptide http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kKZ8MTe7i0 I know what you’re thinking. "Another zombie game, really?" Yes, indeed, another zombie game. But this is one of, if not the, best zombie killing games that can be played presently. Dead ...

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