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  • Windows 10: 5 key numbers to know before Microsoft’s big launch

    For all Windows 10 related views, breaking stories and deeper analysis, visit our comprehensive Windows 10 Hub before and after Microsoft’s big launch. If Microsoft ever found itself chin deep in a bog of its failed operating systems, Windows 10 would be the outstretched arm pulling it to safety. At least that's evident from what we've seen while running pre-release versions of the OS. With that said, Windows 10 is by no means a polished product. In fact, Microsoft has a massive list of "must dos" even after the OS is launched globally to consumers on 29 July. But, it's miles...

  • Can you upgrade to Windows 10? Here are 4 key questions

    For all Windows 10 related views, breaking stories and deeper analysis, visit our comprehensive Windows 10 Hub before and after Microsoft's big launch. It's the question everyone with middle-aged PCs are asking: can I upgrade to Windows 10 once it's released? Although the operating system will be available for free to all those running Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and of course, Windows 10 Technical Preview, there's a large chance that computers created earlier than 2010 won't be able to run the latest OS. But don't worry, we've crafted a nifty little check list to help guide you through the new...

  • 10 questions to ask before buying a smartphone

    If you are looking to invest in the latest smartphone, there are some things that you might want to consider before jumping to a hefty payment. Since smartphones are all the rage these days, there are a number of models that might be deceptively appealing without being of much use. In cases like these, it is a prudent decision to wait and ask a few questions before buying a shiny, new smartphone. In this article, we'll over the top 10 questions that one must keep in mind while shopping for the latest coveted mobile phone. 1. Which operating system would I find most...

  • OnePlus 2 is the $329 wake up call Samsung and Apple needed

    There are whispers among the industry elite suggesting that the smartphone market is getting about as boring as the first four episodes of a Game of Thrones season, and that has largely been true. Samsung has been chasing Apple. Xiaomi has been largely beating Apple. And Huawei is slowly making its presence felt in the South African market. And speaking of Chinese manufacturers, OnePlus is the latest company to show its 2015 smartphone hand, and my, what a full house it is. The OnePlus 2, due to be launched today but previewed by a select few prior, is quite the evolution...

  • ‘Metal Gear Solid V’, ‘Metro’ series part of August Xbox Games with Gold

    Microsoft has announced the August line-up for Games with Gold. This program gives subscribers free games for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One as long as they are part of Xbox Live Gold. Unlike Sony's rival PlayStation Plus program, the Xbox game releases are spaced out. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (Xbox One) will be available from 1 August through to 31 August, while the other Xbox One release -- How to Survive: Storm Warning Edition -- will be available from 16 August to 15 September. Both Xbox 360 Metro titles will follow on from each other. Metro 2033 will be...

  • China’s building the world’s largest radio telescope that will search for alien life

    While space enthusiasts revel over the discovery of Kepler-452b (the most Earth-like planet ever discovered) and feast on the visual glory that is Pluto and its many moons, China is quietly constructing the world’s largest radio telescope. The origins of the Universe and the hunt for alien life is on Once China’s half-kilometer-wide radio telescope is complete, it will fulfill the dual purpose of exploring the origins of our Universe and searching for signs of alien life. "A radio telescope is like a sensitive ear, listening to tell meaningful radio messages from white noise in the universe. It is like identifying the sound of...

  • The Grand Tournament: Blizzard readying ‘Hearthstone’ expansion for August arrival

    Blizzard recently announced that a big new expansion is coming to its free-to-play online digital collectible card game, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. It is called “The Grand Tournament” and is based on the “Argent Tournament” you might have seen in the ever-popular MMORPG, World of Warcraft. But as it has been a while since we touched anything Hearthstone at Gearburn (a blasphemous travesty to mankind!), we thought it would be a good idea to give you some background context on its history and where this new expansion fits. If you’re a religious Hearthstone addict like me and just want to get...

  • MWEB drops prices of its ADSL, FTTH offerings

    Rejoice South African internet users! Another company has decided to reduce the price of its internet offerings. MWEB has reduced the prices of five of its ADSL and nine of its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) deals, while adding six new options to the latter. New prices include drops of R450 for the 100Mbps/500GBs option, which now costs R2399 p/m, and a R100 drop to R899 p/m for the cheapest existing FTTH option, which includes speed of 20Mbps and a 100GB cap. If you're interested in filling your home with fibre, MWEB has noted that it applies to Telkom areas only while an...

  • Bethesda’s ‘Fallout Shelter’ will arrive on Android 13 August

    After E3 2015 and Bethesda's announcement of its two mobile games in development, Android users must've felt a little hard done by when the company announced that it will offer Fallout Shelter only for iOS initially. Well, that's about to change. Bethesda has now made the Android release date public on its Twitter account, and well, it's about two weeks away on 13 August. Very excited for Android users to begin playing #FalloutShelter on August 13th. pic.twitter.com/FYXvyIzaAj — BethesdaGameStudios (@BethesdaStudios) July 24, 2015 The mobile game that reminds quite a bit of The Sims franchise but piggybacks off Fallout's console and PC gaming...

  • ‘Project H.A.M.M.E.R.’ is a Nintendo Wii game that never was [video]

    Nintendo has had a number of flops, but one of its biggest failures is one you've probably not heard of before. Unseen64 has recently posted a ten minute mini-documentary profiling Project H.A.M.M.E.R, a Nintendo Wii game that never quite made it off the ground. The hammer-swing sci-fi brawler was supposed to be done by the time it was first acknowledged in 2005, but there was a culture clash of sorts between the Japanese management and the American staff. The two sides had different ideas about what would possibly fix the mediocre gameplay. However the deadlock was never resolved, but eventually the management's...