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  • Star Trek Online is warping onto PS4, Xbox One soon

    For those of you who want to boldly go where no man (read: console player) has gone before, Star Trek Online is heading to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The console port will include six years' worth of content from patches to content updates, as well as 130 featured episodes. Players can choose to be part of the Federation, Klingon, or Romulan factions. The control scheme has also been redefined for console controllers, which will make away missions and space battles easier to handle. Star Trek Online takes place thirty years after the events of Star Trek Nemesis (which was a good movie,...

  • Angry Birds, sharks and Pokemon: this week’s top mobile games

    Welcome to Gearburn's Mobile Game Picks of the Week, a weekly series in which Hadlee takes a look at the latest, most entertaining, or time-consuming mobile games on portable screens. We're always on the hunt for new mobile video games, and there have been quite a few solid releases in recent days. So let's take a look at some of the more notable titles you should consider downloading this week... Hungry Shark World The Hungry Shark games are one of the more popular mobile franchises out there, so the latest release has quickly shot up the charts. Is it any good though? Hungry Shark World...

  • Garmin Vivosmart HR review: acute fitness tracking for a price

    American company Garmin isn't a stranger to tracking technologies, be it mapping tech or sport science, so when the Vivosmart HR arrived on my desk, I was pretty excited. It's the company's new fitness tracker for the semi-serious outdoor performer, and unlike the standard Garmin Vivosmart, the HR has a heart rate tracker (I'm sure you figured that out by its name). But at R4299, it's not the cheapest fitness tracker on the market, and not even close to the cheapest with a heart rate monitor, like the Fitbit Charge HR. So why should anyone drop this amount of cash on...

  • DOOM is a fever dream of bullets and gore, according to latest footage

    We all knew that Bethesda's reinvention of the iconic Doom franchise was going to be bloodier and quicker than previous titles, but my, this is a bit crazy. While the objective is clear (find things that aren't human, and kill them), the game does look particularly fun, if darting down corridors, jumping on platforms and mowing down everything that moves is your idea of fun. The same sequence was filmed during Nvidia's demo of the GTX 1080 which it launched earlier this week using the OpenGL successor Vulcan API. Related: Nvidia GTX 1080 faster than a Titan X, costs nearly half as...

  • Samsung launches $250 256GB EVO Plus microSD card

    Samsung is pushing the limits of mobile storage cards with the launch of its new 256GB EVO Plus microSD card. The additional 56GB boost in standards comes after SanDisk launched its 200GB card in March. While that jump does seem arbitrary, it now means that this Samsung card is now the highest capacity unit in its class. And speaking of class, transfer speeds are fairly brisk as well. "The EVO Plus 256GB raises the bar for capacity and performance of microSD cards thanks to Samsung’s advanced V-NAND technology, offering high read and write speeds of up to 95MB/s and 90MB/s, respectively," the...

  • Samsung Gear VR now boasts a million users, Oculus reveals

    The Samsung Gear VR now has now hit a million users, Facebook-owned Oculus announced. "It’s been nearly six months since Samsung Gear VR, powered by Oculus launched worldwide," Oculus revealed in a blog post. "Over one million people used Gear VR last month to experience the incredible collection of immersive games, videos, and experiences available on the Oculus platform." The virtual reality headset, co-developed by Oculus, is quite the success story for both Facebook and Samsung. It's indicative of how users of the latter's smartphones are adopting virtual reality experiences. Read our review: Is the R2000 Samsung Gear VR worth buying? Oculus also revealed...

  • Fujifilm XT10 review: analogue aesthetic meets modern muscle

    The Fujifilm XT10 is one of the best mirrorless cameras in the market right now. Released in 2015, after the release of the Fujifilm XT1, its functionality, old-style design and size are without much fault. There are issues with the design, that is namely in terms of button spacing from each other, but this is largely a problem only those with enormous hands will face. Often my thumb accidentally bumped buttons whilst trying to get a good grip on the camera, but once my thumb knew where to rest, this was not an issue. Fujifilm XT10: petite sibling of XT1 The XT10...

  • Garmin Forerunner 735XT is the company’s new fitness flagship

    Garmin has been revealing some really great wearables recently, and that run is set to continue judging by its latest wrist companion. The Garmin Forerunner 735XT -- based on features and price -- is now atop of the company's fitness watch range. And speaking of the latter, you'll need to fork out a good US$450 to own one. It's available in black and while, or "blue and frost blue" and boasts a large circular face, with silicon straps. It's a retro aesthetic but polished for the current decade. I think Garmin nailed the styling. But beyond that, is it worth its steep...

  • Xiaomi Mi Max debuts with 6.4-inch screen, MiUI 8

    Remember the Samsung Galaxy Mega and Xperia Z Ultra monstrosities? Well, it seems like Xiaomi certainly does, as it's decided to launch a 6.0-inch+ phablet in the form of the Mi Max. In fact, the device packs a 6.4-inch full HD screen that brings it closer to small tablets than smartphones, really. It wouldn't be a Xiaomi device without having a reasonable price, so what's the damage? You're looking at 1499RMB (R3504 as a straight conversion) for the 3GB RAM/32GB storage variant, 1699RMB (R3973) for the 3GB/64GB iteration and 1999RMB (R4673) for the 4GB RAM/128GB storage model. What else are you getting for the...

  • 4 apps that’ll make face-swapping adventures even funnier

    The past few months have seen face-swapping applications explode in popularity, making for some entertaining (and freaky) moments. Which ones are worth downloading though? We picked several face-swap apps that are worth a look. Snapchat Okay, so it's not a dedicated face-swap app, but Snapchat's augmented reality effects include a face-swapping option in it. All you have to do is hold anywhere on the screen and then swipe to the face-swap mode - make sure a friend is right next to you, of course. Snapchat is free to download on Android and iOS. Face Swap Live This little app catapulted up the charts a few...