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  • 6 questions to ask before buying a gaming console [Tech Savvy SA]

    Tech Savvy SA is a series of articles on Gearburn and Memeburn that aims to deliver useful, locally relevant advice to the average South African. This time we look at the right gaming console for you... Buying a gaming console isn't a mindless endeavour, as they're pricey machines and you don't want to be left regretting your choice of platform. Nevertheless, there are several questions you need to ask yourself before committing to a purchase. What do my friends have? This might be the most important question for socially inclined gamers (and in general). For starters, if you buy an Xbox One and...

  • 5 map sets worth rewatching from Overwatch League Stage 2

    Stage 2 of the Overwatch League is now done and dusted. New York Excelsior, London Spitfire and Philadelphia Fusion stood out at this stage's top teams, but what were some of the map sets that really stood out for us? We take a look at five notable performances from the above, and the Overwatch League's supporting cast. Philadelphia Fusion vs London Spitfire As the stage two semi-final, this was obviously a must watch match. But it's the ridiculous ebb and flow map per map that makes it worth the watch. Fusion is the undoubted underdog against Stage 1 Champions, but this set...

  • 4 interesting ARCore apps you should download

    Google's ARCore is finally available to all -- if you have a compatible device, of course. But for those with the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S8, Google Pixel or OnePlus 5 (among other devices), it means you can check out the firm's improved take on augmented reality. But where do you start though? We've got four interesting ARCore apps to play with. BBC Civilisations AR Ancient history seems like a good match for augmented reality, bringing dusty relics and important artifacts to life in a way few platforms can match. So we're glad to see the BBC release the Civilisations app, being a rather polished, content-rich...

  • Steam Machines relegated from front page, Steam app

    In 2014, we wrote a piece asking if the world really needed Steam Machines. Four years later, and it seems that Valve is finally giving us an answer. According to PC Gamer, Valve has stripped the dedicated Steam Machines section on Steam, fueling speculation that the gaming company will do away with the gaming box concept altogether. Interestingly, the page remains accessible, but it's not longer listed on the Steam app or the Steam home page. But the move was a long time coming. Debuting in 2015, the Steam Machines were Valve's attempt to get big PC players -- like Alienware -- into...

  • Here’s how much you’ll pay for the Huawei P20 Pro on contract

    After South Africa's collective tech ears pricked yesterday at the news of the Huawei P20 Pro's fairly modest prepaid pricing, retailer Cellucity is at it again this time divulging the phone's contract pricing. According to an email sent to Gearburn, Cellucity will offer all three P20 devices -- that is, the Huawei P20 Lite (feature image), the Huawei P20, and the Huawei P20 Pro -- on Vodacom contracts. The damage is as follows: Huawei P20 Lite -- from R299 per month on a uChoose Flexi 120 contract Huawei P20 -- from R579 per month on a Smart S contract Huawei P20...

  • This is your March 2018 gaming news roundup

    After multiple reconnaissance missions, back-alley bribes, and a string of other unmentionable activities, we’ve managed to acquire all gaming intelligence that took place within the month of March 2018. The list that follows contains all information our Lord Editor has deemed fit for public consumption. If you feel there is something that needs to be addressed or lacking from this list, please let us know in the comments section below and we’ll be sure to deal with you… I mean, your issue. Itch.io celebrates its fifth birthday Itch.io, one of the world largest depositories for indie and experimental video games, turned five this...

  • Apple Watch Series 4 may feature a 15% larger screen, more bells and whistles

    Hot on the heels of its refreshed 9.7-inch iPad announcement, rumours abound today suggest that the Apple Watch Series 4 will feature a number of tweaks and buffs over its predecessor. Debuting in September 2017, the third Apple Watch refresh featured LTE connectivity, and Apple Music on your wrist. But the fourth iteration is said to review the current Watch formula entirely. Everyone's favourite Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, cited by 9To5Mac, suggests that the Series 4 will be bigger in some aspects, last longer and boast improved health monitoring. The report isn't very granular, but the analyst does suggest 15% more screen real...

  • Huawei P20 Pro will retail for R15799 in South Africa, says Cellucity

    While Huawei South Africa is still being coy regarding pricing for the newly launched P20 series, local smartphone retailer Cellucity spilled the beans for them last night. And those beans are priced extremely competitively. Read more: Huawei P20 Pro revives the megapixel war with four cameras In a tweet, the retailer detailed that the Huawei P20 Lite will retail for R5499 (including free wireless earphones). But more notable is the P20 and P20 Pro's pricing. The standard Huawei P20 -- with two cameras and a 5.8-inch LCD screen -- will retail for R11499. That slots it in the midst of previous generation flagships,...

  • The new, cheaper 9.7-inch iPad now supports the Apple Pencil

    Surprise, surprise. Those rumours of a new, cheaper, education-aimed Apple iPad rumours were true. At a Chicago event on Tuesday, the Cupertino technology company launched its latest effort to prize students away from Google and Microsoft. The refreshed 9.7-inch iPad still looks like every one of its predecessors, and boasts practically the same specs on paper, just written in a different, curlier font. Its screen size remains a scintilla below 10 inches, with a 2048x1536 Retina panel. It also keeps its TouchID fingerprint reader, and the 1.2MP FaceTime camera up front. But it does have a few notable differences. Apple Pencil support There's no...

  • Just launched: Huawei P20 Pro revives the megapixel war with four cameras

    A protracted rumour mill ground to a halt today after Huawei finally unveiled its badly-kept-secret P20 Pro. It's the company's new flagship replacing February 2017's Huawei P10 series, and features a complete aesthetic rethink. However, it's one that'll probably be familiar at this point. The Huawei P20 Pro now sports a 6.1-inch AMOLED screen with 2244x1080 pixels, and a 18.5:9 aspect ratio. Why 18.5:9, you ask? It has a notch. The awkward black bulge at the phone's crest itself hosts a 24MP f/2.0 selfie camera with autofocus on the right, a clump of sensors in the middle, and a cutesy rounded speaker for...