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  • Sony Xperia C3 review: more than just a selfie phone

    Sony’s been making some great hardware recently. Its devices’ build quality is always exemplary and never seems to disappoint, at least not in the mobile phone department. There’s a good reason why the Xperia range is a household name nowadays, and we have the latest phone from the Xperia stable on our testing table — the Sony Xperia C3, or the, ahem, PROselfie phone. Yep. Even Sony is pandering to the Instagram generation all too ready to sport those ridiculous duckbills without thought of how peculiar they look. Sure, we’re living in the age of the selfie, but should a...

  • Jolla Tablet sets Indiegogo alight with Intel processor, custom Sailfish OS

    Nokia’s making all the headlines this week with the unveiling of its gorgeous N1 Android Lollipop tablet. And although those two (along with Intel) make a dream partnership in many minds, it’s not the only Finnish manufacturer making waves on the tablet scene. In just over 120 minutes, Finnish smartphone manufacturer Jolla has smashed an Indiegogo target to pieces with its Sailfish OS, Intel-inside, Jolla Tablet or “the world’s first crowdsourced tablet”. Read more: Nokia N1 is the company’s swanky $249 Android Lollipop tablet That’s right — Android’s nowhere to be seen on this device. Sailfish is Jolla’s OS based on a Linux...

  • Far Cry 4 pirates mistakenly reveal themselves through FOV feature complaints

    Game developers (unlike the music industry) have tackled the issue of piracy through sneakily intelligent means, often stripping games of essential features. One recalls Batman’s inability to glide bug in Arkham Asylum, that filled many players’ favourite superhero with crippling acrophobia. With that said, are you one of those dishonest few who’ve pirated Far Cry 4? Chances are, if you don’t have any Field Of View options and you’ve complained about it online (especially on Reddit), Ubisoft’s watching you. Note just how many deleted comments are in the thread. The feature, which allows players to see more of the game’s majestic landscapes...

  • Acer C720P Chromebook review: a hero of practicality

    Besides my trusty toaster, the Acer C720P Chromebook has been one of the most practical things I’ve used to date. To be fair, it’s also the very first Chromebook I’ve come across. Either way, it’s managed to convince me that internet-based devices are the way of the future. What a lasting impression it’s made. While the design doesn’t really resemble anything of a Macbook Air or a Lenovo Thinkpad, that stops being much of a problem when you start to enjoy its practicality and ease of use. Then again, the low-cost Chrome OS notebook isn’t meant to be a graphic-intensive,...

  • Microsoft issues emergency update for Windows desktop and Server systems

    If you just got to work and Windows Update hasn’t been buzzing away in the background, you should probably check on it immediately. Microsoft has published an emergency update for users of all Windows systems from Vista and Server 2003 upwards, addressing a critical security hole. Even though November’s Patch Tuesday — Microsoft’s usual round of monthly updates addressing operating system (OS) holes — has come and gone, Microsoft is constantly looking for potential exploitation opportunities within its OS framework. The “Out-of-Band” patch addresses a Keberos (a network authentication protocol) flaw which could allow “an attacker to elevate unprivileged domain user...

  • Nokia N1 is the company’s swanky $249 Android Lollipop tablet

    “They say Nokia is dead. They say Nokia is no more. They even say rest in peace Nokia. Look, I say they couldn’t be more wrong.” That was what Sebastian Nyström, Head of Product Business at Nokia Technologies, had to say about those bad-mouthing his company. Yesterday on its Facebook account, the company unveiled a strange looking black box with the caption “Guess what? We’re up to something.” Apple levels of coyness displayed there. Nevertheless, what looks strangely like a first generation Apple TV box could well hold the future of the company. Today at SLUSH 2014, the world got a glimpse...

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare review: a glorious assault on the senses

    For over 10 years now the Call of Duty (COD) franchise has been the dominant force in war gaming and the FPS (first person shooter) genre. What started back in 2003 has now become a record breaking and award-winning gaming series and one of the most popular games on the face of the planet. But in recent times the COD recipe has become somewhat stale and stagnant and the last few titles seemed like a mere repackaging of their predecessors. It was clear that Activision needed to rethink the future of its increasingly less original brain child. It was time...

  • Cougar’s PC gaming peripherals coming to South Africa in December

    Cougar, the German based PC peripheral outfit, has been prowling the gaming markets of Europe and the States for a good while now, but finally the company is coming to South Africa and not a moment too soon. After becoming something of an eSports specialist, the company plans to bring its range of peripherals and hardware to Africa’s southern tip, competing against the established likes of Razer and Logitech. One such peripheral arriving soon is the bonkers 700M gaming mouse. If you’re familar with the famous R.A.T. line of gaming mouses from Cyborg, you’ll know exactly just how crazy we’re talking. The...

  • Apple’s OS X Yosemite update does nothing to solve WiFi issues

    Citing users’ complaints about the rubbish WiFi connectivity, Apple has issued an update to OS X Yosemite. Labeled as update 10.10.1, the patch hoped to fix a host of issues, but primarily a bug that killed any established WiFi connection every few minutes. But has the patch done anything to solve this issue? Apparently not. We hope Apple has checked its forums today, because they are awash with users’ frustrations. The pick of the bunch by RichardX720 reads as follows: What kills me is that apple doesn’t seem to be giving ANY information out, no acknowledgement, and certainly no fix yet. I feel...

  • 7 things we know about The Order: 1886 so far

    A huge part of the traditional console war is the list of exclusives each console can boast. Microsoft’s Xbox One can attest to titles like Forza Horizon 2 and the hilariously fun Sunset Overdrive. Some will say Redmond’s console shades it going into the new year, but those in love with Sony’s PS4 will obviously say otherwise. And they should, especially with a title like The Order: 1886 coming up (and let me not get started on Bloodborne too). Set in 18th century alternative history England, the game follows a linear story line of The Order — a group of powerful...

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