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  • Nintendo NX will be portable, home console hybrid powered by Nvidia – report

    Big news in the upcoming console war: the Nintendo NX will be a portable-home console hybrid, Eurogamer reports. The media house's sources confirmed that the Japanese company's console will be unlike anything we've seen this decade, and will likely put the cat among the pigeons in the upcoming generation. According to the report, the console will be powered by the Nvidia Tegra X1 SoC, while the screen will be "bookended by two controller sections on either side, which can be attached or detached as required." For those users gaming on the go, "when you get home, the system can connect to...

  • No Man’s Sky: here’s what you should know

    It's been over two years since Hello Games announced No Man's Sky at E3 2014 and has since become one of the most highly-anticipated and hyped titles ever. That comes as no surprise though, as the recipe for this super space exploration sim provides us with all the ingredients a modern gamer seeks, and more. Exploration, discovery, ownership, combat and space… lots and lots of space. Related: Latest No Man’s Sky trailer showcases zany space-fighting mechanics To say that No Man's Sky is an open world game is a severe understatement. The sheer magnitude of its universe almost rivals our own, and...

  • Xbox Games with Gold for August revealed

    It's time for Microsoft to reveal their Games with Gold titles for next month, and we've got decent picks for August. Xbox Live Gold subscribers receive two free games on Xbox One and two free games on Xbox 360. However, the Xbox 360 titles are backwards-compatible with the Xbox One. Anyway, Xbox One fans will receive Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate (1-31 August) and WWE 2K16 (16 August to 15 September). As for the older console, you can expect tough platformer Spelunky (1-15 August) and classic adventure title Beyond Good and Evil HD (16-31 August). It's not too late to pick up a few...

  • Run Android on your iPhone with this MESUIT smartphone case

    We've seen an anti-snooping smartphone case in recent days, now we've got another innovative iPhone case on the horizon. The MESUIT case delivers a customised version of Android to your iPhone, coming with its own battery, processor, RAM, dual-SIM slots and other hardware. But instead of a screen, it simply uses the iPhone's display, connecting via the Lightning port. Jiija, the company behind MESUIT, claims that the case reduces the need for carrying two smartphones. "MESUIT is the world's first and only one smart hardware that runs Android OS on iPhones in the form of an app and supports one-key hot swapping. Users...

  • Huawei P9 review: best camera phone of 2016?

    Dual-camera smartphones excite me. It's a rather unique way to overcome the limitations of traditional mobile cameras, while also offering some interesting novel features. The HTC One M8 (review) for instance (while technically having a depth sensor), showed what dual-camera devices could be capable of, offering the ability to have any image you shoot be refocusable. LG took a different route with its dual-camera LG G5 (review) earlier this year though, delivering two cameras that operated independently of one another. Now, Huawei has joined the party with its Huawei P9 flagship, offering two 12MP rear cameras that work together. So did the Chinese...

  • Xbox One 500GB now $249 ‘while stocks last’

    The Xbox One S is scheduled to hit stores next month, while the formidable Scorpio is set to be revealed next year. So it's no surprise to hear that sales of the standard Xbox One model are slowing down in a big way. Now, Microsoft is hoping to deliver a sales boost and clear out stock before the Xbox One S launch, cutting the cost of the 500GB vanilla console to US$249. "Treat yourself to a great deal this summer! Xbox One 500GB consoles are now only US$249 while supplies last," the company said in a press statement. Microsoft also confirmed that...

  • Add the Meizu MX6 to your list of intriguing Chinese phones

    It's understandable that Xiaomi and Huawei get most of the attention when talking about Chinese smartphones. But there are quite a few other notable manufacturers from the country. Meizu is one of these firms, producing some rather slick handsets -- although the Meizu M2 Note is the only one available in South Africa. Now, the company has revealed its latest flagship, dubbed the Meizu MX6. The new handset is powered by a deca-core MediaTek Helio X20 processor (two A72 cores and eight A53 cores) and 4GB of RAM. Otherwise, a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 32GB of expandable storage, a front-mounted fingerprint scanner and...

  • These are 7 cool Android apps you can’t get in the Play Store

    Featuring over a million Android apps, it's hard to argue that Google's Play Store doesn't have something for everyone. In fact, we often find that banned iOS apps get released without issue on Google Play. But did you know there are some interesting Android apps even Google doesn't want on its store? We showcase a few prominent examples. TubeMate Google really doesn't want you to download videos off YouTube. Unless it's via their official Android app (even then, it's only viewable via the app and some videos can't be downloaded), but we digress. For those wanting to download a video permanently (i.e. having...

  • Gorilla Glass 5 to save your phone from high drops?

    Chances are good that you've owned a mobile device with Corning's Gorilla Glass on the front. For the past few years, the company has been manufacturing the protective glass used in scores of smartphones and tablets around the world. In fact, Corning says its glass has been used on over 4.5 billion devices, over 1800 product models and by 40 brands. Now, the company has released its new generation Gorilla Glass 5, offering improved resistance against drops, it claims. Corning cited a study which found that over 85% of smartphone owners dropped their device at least once a year, The study also claimed...

  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole special edition pays tribute to the Coon

    South Park: Stick of Truth was one of the most enjoyable games I've played in a long time, albeit basic and full of fart jokes. It did hold true to the South Park style of things. This year's installment of the South Park franchise -- The Fractured But Whole -- will likely continue the fart humour, but reintroduces a few new gameplay mechanics, including turn-based combat. And for those who really love South Park, Ubisoft has announced a Special Edition collector's version of the game. The Amazon special bundle will include a steelbook, a game season pass as well as a...