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  • When can you get your hands on a Huawei P9 in SA?

    Huawei has confirmed a release date and tentative price window for the upcoming P9 and P9 Plus smartphones. The company revealed the P9 and P9 Plus on Wednesday in London, showing off phones with dual 12-megapixel cameras on the rear. South Africans will need to wait until June to get their hands on the P9 though, said Charlene Munilal, general manager for Huawei's Consumer Business Group in SA. "P9 Plus might be slightly later - the early part of July," Munilal said. "We're looking at targeting a R499 contract price point," Munilal said of the P9, adding that it was targeting an R11 999...

  • Apple iPhone SE available to preorder in SA from R8999

    Desperate to get your iPhone SE? Digicape -- one of Apple's premium resellers in South Africa -- has announced that users can now preorder the iPhone SE. The phone, which was launched late March, boasts a combination of iPhone 6S and iPhone 5S internals, in the form factor of the latter. It appeals to those reluctant to upgrade to Apple's larger iPhone 6 series, but even though it measures just 4.0-inches from screen corner to corner, it'll still leave quite a hole in prospective buyers' pockets. Digicape is pricing the 16GB version at R8999, while the 64GB version will fetch a...

  • Rocket League, Her Story win big at BAFTA awards

    The 2016 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BATFA) video game awards have come and gone with some interesting winners. Even John Carmack was given the Fellowship Award, the Academy's highest honor. One of the biggest surprises of the evening was Fallout 4 winning the Best Game award. This Bethesda title launched to mixed reviews from both audiences and critics alike and was up against Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Rocket League, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt among others. The game currently holds an average of 86/100 on Metacritic across PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Another surprise came...

  • Nintendo 2DS and New Nintendo 3DS: the cheapest consoles in SA right now

    Update 7 April: added new pricing and units The Nintendo DS range of gaming consoles has been popular since its initial launch in 2004. While the 3DS got off to a rocky start, popularity for the devices has been steadily growing with the likes of Pokemon, Mario, and RPG titles bringing players back for more. Not to mention its use of readily-available microSD memory cards for game saves and downloads, unlike its rival. For anyone wanting to purchase a 'New' Nintendo 3DS or its slimmed-down 2DS counterpart, here's a list of the cheapest consoles in South Africa right now. New Nintendo 3DS console...

  • Here are 5 things to keep in mind with the Huawei P9

    Huawei peeled the curtain back on its latest flagship phones this week, making for quite the impression. Whether it's the innovative dual-camera trickery or the powerful processor, the P9 phones are shaping up to be something special. What else should you know about them though? It doesn't do 4K recording Ultra HD recording, or the lack thereof, is the Achilles' Heel of Huawei's processors right now. The Kirin 955 processor is a slightly upgraded version of the Kirin 950 chip in the Mate 8, which didn't support 4K either. So if you must have 4K recording on a phone, you'll want to look elsewhere. The...

  • Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games 3DS review: as forgettable as the Olympics

    For a fifth time, Mario and Sonic are heading off to the Olympic Games to see who's the best at running, jumping, and wearing medals. Yes, it's Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, which means another bout of minigames for your Nintendo 3DS. Question is, should you go for gold and score this tie-in title, or dash at the first sight of it? Off the bat, Rio 2016 is a mixed bag of sweets and sours for all players. This particular offering contains chocolates and raisins, pizzas and stale bread, and puddings with parsley instead of mint....

  • The Chinese mobile march continues with the Meizu M3 Note

    Everyone knows about Xiaomi and Huawei, but Meizu is another Chinese firm that's quietly been making a name for itself. In fact, South African consumers can get Meizu phones from the Orange Store in the form of the capable M2 Note handset. Now, the Chinese firm has revealed a successor to this budget phablet, in the form of the (surprise!) M3 Note. When it comes to the all-important specs, we don't see too many significant changes though. There's a capable but budget-minded octa-core processor (MediaTek P10) and 2GB of RAM for starters, just like the M2 Note. Then there's a similar...

  • Watch 100 minutes of Mortal Kombat fatalities over the years [NSFW]

    Whether it was the digitised sprites or the puddles of blood, Mortal Kombat made quite the impact upon its release in 1992. It's the gruesome fatalities that kept the franchise in the limelight over the years though, differentiating the series from Street Fighter 2 and other properties. Just how many fatalities are there though? Well, YouTube channel IZUNIY has done the legwork, creating a Fatality compilation that lasts for almost two hours. The 100 minute compilation covers everything from the 2D Mortal Kombat games to the latest current-generation titles. Watch it below, but do bear in mind that it's NSFW.

  • Yep, Huawei announced the P9 and P9 Plus flagships

    Were you expecting something else? Huawei announced the P9 and P9 Plus at an event in London on Wednesday. True to the leaks, the P9 line offers a dual-camera setup with Leica lenses (two 12-megapixel sensors with F2.2 aperture), a front-facing 8MP/F2.4 shooter and a rear-mounted "3D" fingerprint scanner. A big focus (hah!) on the cameras Huawei is claiming a world first for the dual-cameras, as one camera features an RGB sensor and the other features a "monochrome sensor". The company says that this will go a long way to improving low-light performance and producing richer colours. Huawei also touted the P9's autofocus technology, revealing that the...

  • Here are your mobile gaming picks of the week

    Welcome to a new feature here at Gearburn, where we pick some of the more notable mobile games to be released in recent days. Say what you will about mobile gaming, but maybe some of these picks will change your mind. Flipped Out: The Powerpuff Girls Match 3 Puzzle/Fighting Action Game Yes, it's another match-three puzzle game, but The Powerpuff Girls' new mobile title has received plenty of love from critics and mobile gamers. The new game manages to innovate by delivering a match-three game when in portrait mode and a beat 'em up game when in landscape mode. I'm not sure if any...