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  • ‘Assassin’s Creed Unity’ Patch 4 is huge, even larger for Xbox One users

    Assassin’s Creed Unity is one of the buggiest games in recent memory. When I first played it back in September, I thought it was a PS4 glitch that caused the console to choke. After playing the game on Xbox One though, it clearly wasn’t just a Sony problem. Unity‘s essentially a termite mound of pop-in issues, frame-rate hitches and poorly finished graphics on anything lower than ultra (I’m talking PC now, of course), but Ubisoft has released a shiny new patch today that will hopefully fix everyone’s moans and groans. At least we hope so. Hilariously though, and perhaps the most...

  • Christmas decorator uses the Force for epic ‘Star Wars’ light show [Video]

    Getting into the holiday spirit? We sure are, and this guy definitely is too. Around this time of year, we usually see the overzealous few put on spectacular lighting shows to annoy their sleeping neighbours and drive their electricity bills skyward, but this is taking it to the awesome extreme. Instead of the customary Santa, Rudolph and company we expect to see in December, this bloke has gone with a more interesting theme — Star Wars. That’s right, even the Sith is allowed to celebrate Christmas. Covering his house and front garden in over 100 000 lights and using 12 500 lighting channels...

  • Sony’s developing a Google Glass-like wearable to make dumb glasses smart

    Sony has today announced that it’s developing a detachable single-lens display module, or in layman’s terms, a competitor to Google Glass. Google’s Glass smart wearable has proven to be a failure for the Mountain View company but Sony seems to think it can venture into the territory, make an alternative and can make it popular with consumers. Sony describes the awkwardly named “SmartEyeglass Attach!” as a “Compact, Lightweight Single-Lens Display Module with OLED Technology”. The device clips onto your existing pair of glasses and “can turn eyewear of varying designs into smart devices”. The compact display tech consists of a 0.23″ High-Resolution...

  • Huawei launches twin-camera Honor 6 Plus, does iPhones better than Apple

    Huawei makes some good handsets without copying any of its rivals, so when the company launches a phone that’s pretty much an iPhone 6 Plus imitator — from its name to it’s physical appearance — you’re inclined to scratch your head. At least I am. The Huawei Honor 6 Plus is a gorgeous phone in its own right though (don’t get me wrong) and hilariously, is probably a better bargain than the phone it takes its name from. Unveiled to the world this week in Beijing, the Honor 6 Plus may sound like it’s rival and look like it’s rival, but...

  • 6 gadgets and tips to save power and beat loadshedding this festive season

    “Loadshedding” is fast becoming a vulgarity in South African vocabulary. While it’s a necessary evil, it’s a massive annoyance for those who need electricity for work and other essential activities. Considering that Eskom — South Africa’s national electricity provider — has mentioned that this energy crisis might go on for a good while yet (possibly another year), it’s time for citizens to hunker down and brace for the worst. We here at Gearburn have formulated a little cheat sheet, featuring devices, tips, tricks and hacks that might help you through the problems. Purchase a powerbank and ensure that it’s always juiced Right, the...

  • Tonino Lamborghini 88 Tauri is the $6000 iPhone 6-killer from Italy

    We’ve seen some stupidly beautiful smartphones this year from the likes of British luxury brand Vertu and BlackBerry‘s Porsche partnership but another marque has joined the fray — Tonino Lamborghini. Although it might seem like car manufacturers are now getting in on the mobile devices game, Tonino Lamborghini has been around for quite a while. The great Ferruccio Lamborghini — the founder of the bull-inspired car marque — can thank his son for the luxury accessories brand. Although the company’s latest phone, dubbed the 88 Tauri — won’t cost the same as a Lamborghini with four wheels, it’s sure goes like...

  • DARPA creates first ever self-guiding bullets

    Camouflaged snipers are some of the most feared soldiers on any battlefield. From great distances and behind unseen barriers, sniper units can take their time targeting and picking off soldiers, delivering not only death but also an enormous psychological toll on the well-being of soldiers who can never be too careful on the ground. Unfortunately, the job of advancing infantry just got worse. Thanks to DARPA‘s Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO) program, snipers will soon have the benefit of using self-guiding bullets, adding even greater accuracy to their intended targets. After a series of successful tests conducted this year, the EXACTO program is...

  • Fails, sharks and Minecraft mazes: this week’s greatest gaming and gadget videos

    It’s Friday, 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? People are always doing great, stupid and simply dumbfounding things on the internet. More often than not, the good folk with recording devices capture these priceless moments and upload them to video libraries across the web, giving us a chance to view them. This week, we venture into the block-brained fun of Minecraft to build a truly unique and rather organic game within a game, then it’s a trip through gamer infamy with this...

  • ‘Final Fantasy XV’ demo will reward hardcore fans, be super exclusive

    Is it safe to say that Final Fantasy XV is one of the most eagerly anticipated games ever made? I think so. The game was announced by Square Enix back in the Victorian Era, and since then there’s been a lot of speculation and hearsay regarding this title. “Will it be made?” was one common thread, but all sources seem to indicate that it’s still a very tangible prospect. Frustratingly though, most fans won’t be able to play the demo if they don’t jump a few hurdles first. Purchasing Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Collector’s Edition will guarantee those lucky few a...

  • Hemingwrite is the typewriter for the modern age

    The Hemingwrite is a portable typewriter that features a large e-ink display and the ability to upload your work to the cloud via WiFi. It’s also a unique device whose Kickstarter campaign has been getting considerable buzz. And here’s why. The Hemingwrite’s aluminum body, retro mechanical navigation switches and big red power button will certainly grab your attention, and suggest a “futuristic” typewriter imagined by a 1950s science fiction writer. There is no paper to feed and no ink ribbon required. Think of it as a paperless word processor. The 6″ e-ink display includes a front light to help illuminate the screen when...

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