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  • PS3 will support PlayStation Now service from 12 May

    In about six days time, PS3 gamers will soon be able to enjoy the niceties its early adopter next-gen brethren have for ages. PlayStation Now -- Sony PlayStation's subscription game and content service, is coming to the PS3 console on 12 May in the US and Canada. "Now you’ll be able to play a huge library of more than 100 hit PS3 games on PS4 and PS3, as well as select Sony Blu-ray players and TVs, all for one monthly price," notes Jack Buser, Senior Director of PlayStation Now. The service is US$20 per month, or US$45 for three months, and...

  • Microsoft Build 2015: HoloLens, Windows 10, Microsoft Edge and more

    Build is almost always Microsoft's most important event of the year, not only for developers but consumers too and in an operating system launch year, its especially important as the company woos the public, showing off new features and upcoming technologies based on Windows 10 and other wares, like HoloLens. The only problem? It's extremely hard for consumers to slice the news into legible chunks (hell, even we have a hard time), especially since making heads and tails of it all is pretty important. Now that San Francisco has chased the remaining Microsoft employees back to Redmond, it's time to round...

  • ‘Project CARS’ has the prettiest launch trailer we’ve seen this year [Video]

    Racing- or indeed driving-centric games isn't for everyone, but we imagine Project CARS will likely change this. Slightly Mad Studios' realistic car simulator has kept the world waiting, and waiting, and waiting, but it will finally be released on 7 May. With that said, the download sizes has also been spotted for Xbox One and the PS4, should the purchaser detest optical media. And this is where the real surprise lies. It's a gorgeous game, packing around 110 courses and over 60 cars at launch, but it comes in at a meagre 17GB for the PS4 and just over 18GB for...

  • Next Apple TV to boast swanky remote with touch controls

    The previous Apple TV remote was sleek, simple and managed to give even a remote sex appeal. Now there are whispers online and from institutions like the New York Times, reporting that Apple will launch a new Apple TV complete with a larger, more advanced remote fairly soon. A bit of a reverse on Apple's usual attempts to be thinner than any catwalk could imagine, it's thicker; giving the user a better grip when in use. It's also more difficult to lose. It's a refreshing backtrack when compared to Apple TV's previous release, which clearly suggests that the company's interested in...

  • LG G Watch R review: wristy business

    Smartwatches. What's the point? I can't think of another piece of technology that's more superfluous to its wearer -- perhaps only a shoe made entirely of shark teeth. Or electric can openers. There's just no dire need for them, but hell, they're clearly here to stay. With the likes of Apple jumping aboard the wristpiece train, there's very little chance of the industry slowing down now, but there are companies that have been trudging away in the space hoping for some type of miracle sales breakthrough. LG is one. It has had some glorious smartwatch ideas in the past, like the LG...

  • PS4, PC gamers finally get ‘Evolve’ Broken Hill maps

    For once, the Microsoft Windows and PS4 versions of a game is lagging behind the Xbox One version. Refreshing. What's also refreshing are the two new Evolve maps available for download from today. These maps have been available since March on the Xbox One version of Evolve, a game we certainly thought was seriously fun in short bursts, but they now arrive on PS4 and PC. Read more: 'Evolve' review: a monstrous bite of entertainment Both maps have their equal charms, but let's begin with Broken Hill Mine, which finds players trudging through a bohrium dungeon beneath Shear. It's dark and dank...

  • Vodacom launches new ‘Use & Get’ prepaid promotion

    Vodacom, one of South Africa's largest cellular providers, has announced that it's offering a new prepaid promotion dubbed "Use & Get". Rather refreshingly, the promotion's name actually mirrors what it offers. "Designed to attract new customers and reward loyalty," notes the presser, "Use & Get gives additional airtime tomorrow equivalent to the airtime used today." For instance, if a user purchases a R55 airtime voucher and consumes all R55 during the day, Vodacom will offer that user the same airtime value "back for free tomorrow." There are some clauses though. Bundles like Power Hour and Power Internet do not apply, and the free...

  • Apple’s ‘iPad Pro’ to feature larger screen, Force Touch support

    Although it seems that the time for Apple's sweetheart has long gone, the company hasn't fully given up on its iPad tablet just yet. The device that single-handedly ended the reign of netbooks and thrust the important of tablets in consumers faces has been battered by the tremendous sales figures of the iPhone. Even if the current crop of iPads have sold a paltry collective of 12.2-million units, there might be another device on the cards. AppleInsider has gained word of a new device, boasting a much larger screen, Bluetooth-based accessories and a few features lifted from the company's new...

  • Bipedal robot ATRIAS takes its first outdoor stroll

    Developed by engineers at Oregon State University (OSU), ATRIAS is a bipedal robot that recently took its first ever outdoor stroll, marking a significant milestone in its quest to become the first robot to emulate the true nature of human locomotion. Although there are plenty of exciting bipedal robots currently in development, only ATRIAS mimics “the elastic, energy retention” characteristics of human legs. Why develop bipedal robots that walk like humans? To scare children and expedite the obsolescence of human beings, obviously. I kid. In truth, emulating human walking in robotics serves the purpose of saving energy. Already, ATRIAS expends significantly less energy when walking as compared to other...

  • ‘Mortal Kombat X’ review: bloody brilliant

    In 1992 four programmers with a minimal budget wanted to make a game based on the movie Bloodsport. Fortunately Jean Claude van Damme, the star of the movie, joined the Street Fighter project (which then never happened) and the license deal for the game fell through. Luckily, they did not give up their quest to make a fighting game and out of the ashes of Bloodsport the first Mortal Kombat was born, a game that would send never ending ripples through the landscape of gaming. Now more than a decade later I have the pleasure of reviewing the tenth major...