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  • Alcatel OneTouch bets on Firefox to bring developing countries online

    When it comes to giving people a smartphone experience for as little money as possible, an increasingly large number of manufacturers are betting on Mozilla’s Firefox OS. A case in point is Alcatel Onetouch, which on Sunday launched the Orange Klif smartphone. Despite being an entry-level device, aimed at Africa, the Middle East and the Caribbean, it looks like Alcatel has tried to trick the phone out as much as possible. According to the company, the new device offers connectivity speeds of up to 21 Mbps, is dual SIM, and includes a two-megapixel camera and micro-SD slot. You are however...

  • Acer Liquid Jade Z, Liquid Leap+ introduced as first devices of MWC 2015

    No, it’s not quite the dawn of MWC 2015 yet, but already companies are launching products to the press before the showroom floors open for all. Acer is the first company to show its hand, releasing a gaggle of new smartphones running on Android and Windows. Perhaps the two most interesting are the Liquid Jade Z and the “Windows 10 ready” Liquid M220. The Liquid Jade Z is billed as a mid-ranger, but really is a sleek-looker with a circular speaker at it’s rear (which should go nicely alongside 24-bit audio support), and a large 5.0-inch IPS screen slathered in Gorilla...

  • MWC 2015 preview: curves, edges and emerging OSes

    It’s Mobile World Congress time again in the sunny but chilly Spanish city of Barcelona. But stop right now if you think football will be the topic on everyone’s lips. Mobile phones, tablets and wearables will be the stars of a conference that usually sees some enormous launches from the likes of LG, Samsung and Huawei. But what are we in for this year? If you’ve been following our Samsung Galaxy S6 rumour roundup as religiously as you should’ve, you would know that the Korean company is due to launch its flagship to the world on 1 March. Preceding it by a...

  • LG G Flex 2 coming to South Africa April 2015, exclusive to Vodacom

    LG South Africa has announced that its first-quarter flagship, the LG G Flex 2, will be available to the South African market from April 2015, which is a long time to wait in all honesty. The phone is definitely one of the more daring additions to the local market though, with its curved body, curved screen and self-healing rear panel. It’s also one of the most powerful phones in the world at the moment, sporting a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset, 3GB of RAM and the Adreno 430 GPU. But perhaps above and beyond the internals, it’s the bowed, banana-inspired exterior that really...

  • The Gizmondo, ‘Battlefield Hardline’ and LG Watch Urbane: this week’s TGIF Video Roundup

    TGIF, and we really shouldn’t be at work, but that won’t stop us from gandering through the week’s best tech, gadget and gaming videos, now will it? You know, these February weeks are really dragging along this year, but that’s not because there’s a slew of gaming and gadget releases coming in hordes next month, thanks to the MWC and GDC. Considering that it is March in just a few days time, we have a look at one of the most special handheld gaming consoles that launched in March nearly a decade ago. It’s a right shame that Nintendo doesn’t have...

  • You could soon play the 3D Sonic game that never was

    The mid 1990s were a pretty exciting time in the development of 3D in gaming. Thing is, one of gaming’s most established figures was missing. While Nintendo gave Mario a new lease on life with Super Mario 64 and Sony made Crash Bandicoot a household name, there was no sign of a certain hyperactive hedgehog. Until now that is. You see, Sega had actually built a 3D Sonic game, it just never got around to actually releasing it. The game, which was set to be titled Sonic X-treme, was meant to be a showpiece for SEGA’s new Saturn console and...

  • Apple will launch its watch on 9 March

    If you’ve been eagerly awaiting the official launch of the Apple Watch since it was first announced back in September last year then you’ll be pleased to know that Apple will be bringing it one step closer to reality with a press event scheduled for 9 March. The event, set to take place at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, should give us more details around how Apple intends to price the watch and, more importantly, how it thinks people should use it. As The Verge notes, it’s also a fairly safe bet that there’ll be another run down...

  • ‘Dying Light’ review: errands, Harran and the Zombie Apocalypse

    Dying Light, from developers Techland (Dead Island games) is the first major title to be released in 2015 and is a game that will appeal to a variety of gaming tastes. From fast-paced free-running sessions with added parkour to zombie massacres to vast exploration, it offers a well-rounded and adrenaline pumping style of game play. But when it comes down to narrative, Dying Light severely lacks both the element of immersion and a sense of realism. Story Time: Conspiracies, clichés and budget acting Welcome to the Turkish City of Harran. What once might have been a booming holiday destination has now...

  • LG’s upgraded Watch Urbane LTE boasts mystery OS, VoLTE calling

    We all knew that the LG G Watch R was one of the more beautiful smartwatches on the market, but hell, even LG had to out do itself with this one. The Watch Urbane debuted a few days ago and looked to be one massively stunning Apple Watch slayer, but new details have emerged of a new “LTE” version that makes this line even more attractive to techies and business executives alike. Read more: LG Watch Urbane smartwatch boasts sexy all-metal body, business-class chic Instead of climbing onto the Android Wear bandwagon again, LG has developed a proprietary OS for the...

  • Xbox Live Gold games for March includes ‘Rayman Legends’, ‘Tomb Raider’ and ‘BioShock Infinite’

    There are some seriously great games coming to Xbox Live Gold in March, including the likes of Tomb Raider, BioShock Infinite and Rayman Legends. Not a bad line-up at all if you ask us. For those who have Microsoft’s Xbox One console, you’ll be getting Rayman Legends but Xbox 360 users will be getting the latter two games, that could easily take up a weekend of ravishing couch play. Read more: BioShock Infinite review: the sky’s the limit While online subscriptions are the bane of the gamer’s existence, the Xbox Live Gold subscription definitely has its benefits when taking Games with Gold’s...

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