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  • Fujifilm X70 brief review: small in stature, expensive in industry

    Petite and durable are two words you can use to describe the Fujifilm x70. It's small but is fitted with an all-metal body with a tilting LCD that allows for users to take high quality selfies. The x70 forms part of Fuji's X series. As such the camera offers nothing new excerpt the petite body and the new function, touch screen, Fujifilm's first, and a tilting screen. The Fujifilm X70 has fixed-lens APS-C compact camera that has a 16.3MP X-Trans sensor and a fixed 18.5mm lens. The X70 supports the digital tele-converter mode and users can select mount either a...

  • Big surprise (not really): Bioshock collection is now official

    After numerous leaks, 2K Games has finally let the oxygen-deprived cat out of the bag. The Bioshock games are coming to current-generation consoles in the form of remastered titles. Bioshock: The Collection features remastered versions of Bioshock 1, Bioshock 2 and Bioshock: Infinite, as well as all the single-player downloadable content, for $60. The collection will also play host to a new video series, called "Director's Commentary: Imagining BioShock", which features insights from team members Shawn Robertson and Ken Levine. Can't wait to get your hands on it? Well, you'll need to wait until 13 September in the USA (or 16 September internationally) to...

  • Her Story, LEGO Star Wars & more: 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. It's mid-week (kind of), which means we've rounded up a few noteworthy mobile games for you. What stands out this week though? Our top picks in this edition are Satellite Command and popular PC title Her Story coming to Android. Pocket Arcade Story (paid - Android, iOS) Kairosoft made a name for itself with Game Dev Story, being a title about managing a fledgling video game studio. Now, the company has gone back to its...

  • One less app: Steam hits Windows 10 Mobile

    In a week that has seen Microsoft support tease Snapchat on Windows Phone (although I'm a bit skeptical still), we can officially cross one big-name app off the list. It's taken a few years, but Valve has finally released a Steam app for the platform. The app means that Microsoft fans don't have to rely on third-party offerings to authenticate their accounts anymore. On Memeburn: Snapchat is coming to Windows 10 phones… soon As for other features, the app lets users send and accept trades with friends, sell virtual items via the Steam community and browse the storefront. In a cool touch,...

  • Review round-up: is Inside a lock for Game of the Year?

    Playdead established itself as a studio to watch when it released the critically acclaimed platformer Limbo back in 2010. Now, the company has unleashed a new game in the form of Inside, for Xbox One and Windows. It follows a similar puzzle/platformer formula to Limbo, complete with black and white visuals and side-scrolling perspective. So what are reviewers saying about the title then? That ending? Ryan McCaffrey of IGN gave the title a 10/10, saying it manages to be "beautiful, haunting and terrifying", occasionally at the same time. He also praised the game's level of detail, using dust particles suspended in the air, raindrops and rays of sunlight...

  • OnePlus, ASUS & Lenovo: 6 new smartphones that pack 6GB of RAM

    Thought 3GB of RAM was a ridiculous amount? Then you might not want to hear that 6GB of RAM is actually a thing this year. Believe it or not, but these handsets are out in the wild already. What would you do with this much memory though? Who knows, but here are a few phones that deliver in this regard. OnePlus 3 The most recent entry on the list, the follow-up to last year's disappointing OnePlus 2 is looking like a very capable smartphone. There's a Snapdragon 820 processor, 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, so you shouldn't be wont for more horsepower then. Otherwise,...

  • SPACE VR app turns the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift into a productivity hub

    Virtual reality's marketing tune so far has hummed around the gaming and entertainment advantages, but there are a few nifty productivity uses too. SPACE, launching in beta today, is one of these. It's a Windows-based program that allows the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive to double as a productivity hub. It effectively turns these headsets into virtual multi-monitors, mimicking a traditional multi-monitor setup but without the need for more physical screens. The press release explains that "SPACE allows users to open and work among six pages of content (for the beta version) displayed as large screens which can be viewed at...

  • LEGO Dimensions is officially coming to South Africa (finally)

    That's right, Lego's minifig video game is finally (and officially) hitting SA shores on 26 August. Make sure your credit cards aren't maxed out for this ever expanding series. Confirmed in a press release from Ster Kinekor, the company will be distributing LEGO Dimensions in SA. "Building on TT Games’ track record for exceptionally popular, engaging games, LEGO Dimensions expands our LEGO videogame franchise with a breakthrough, immersive interactive entertainment experience that will redefine the toys to life games category," writes senior vice president of TT Games, Jeff Junge. The game is an amalgamation of different properties, such as Back to the Future, Dr....

  • Huawei Mate 8 conversational review: a fat, phat phablet

    Review by Hadlee Simons with additional words by Andy Walker. We really liked the Huawei Mate 7, offering a massive battery, solid performance and that slick fingerprint scanner. The Huawei Mate S, on the other hand, felt like a bad compromise between the Mate range and the premium P series -- essentially being a bigger P8 with none of the Mate line's battery benefits. So then, we were glad to see the Huawei Mate 8 launched earlier this year, being a proper follow-up to the polished Mate 7. Is it a worthy successor though? Well, Gearburn stalwarts Andy Walker and Hadlee Simons...

  • Samsung to supply Xiaomi, LeEco with dual-camera modules?

    A new report claims that Samsung's Electro Mechanics unit will be supplying several Chinese manufacturers, including Xiaomi and LeEco, with dual-camera modules. "The South Korean firm will be begin supplying the modules to Xiaomi and LeEco beginning in July," an "industry source" told the Korea Herald. The publication noted that Samsung already sells single camera modules to Xiaomi, but said that the dual camera module would likely be fitted to the upcoming Xiaomi Mi 5S smartphone. Little is known about the new Xiaomi handset, although some rumours claim it will feature a pressure-sensitive display (similar to Apple's Force Touch) and an ultrasonic fingerprint...