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  • Inside and T20 Card Cricket: 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. The end of the year is less than a dozen days away, but we're still seeing some great mobile games being released. Don't believe us? Then scroll down to find some fantastic titles, including the critically acclaimed Inside. Inside (free to start - iOS) Probably the most critically acclaimed game on the list, Inside is the brainchild of Limbo developer Playdead. So what does that mean? This generally equates to a side-scrolling platform/puzzler with...

  • Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 official: it’s basically a cheaper S8

    Samsung's Galaxy S8 (review) brought a great design to the table, even if it does feel a little fragile. Now, the company is bringing some of these features to the Galaxy A8 and A8+2018. The Galaxy A8 2018 series offers the same 18.5:9 screen ratio and tiny borders as the 2017 flagship, being more evidence of these trends coming to cheaper devices. The vanilla A8 offers a 5.6-inch 2220x1080 display while the A8+ offers the same resolution but cranks the size to six inches. Samsung has also slapped a dual-front camera on the device (16MP+8MP f/1.9), capable of portrait selfies and...

  • LG V30: check these camera samples

    The LG V30+ was a rather surprising entrant in the South African smartphone space. We thought we'd be getting the vanilla V30. After all, we received the least exciting LG G6 variant. Between the Snapdragon 835 processor, 3300mAh battery and OLED screen, there's plenty to like about the phone on paper. But what about the camera setup? The phone packs a rather noteworthy 16MP f/1.6 aperture main camera, backed up by a f/1.9 13MP main shooter. These aren't the biggest sensors, nor do they have the biggest pixels (at 1 micron), but do you notice this? We've got a few samples,...

  • Humble Store offers free game as part of Indie Mega Week sale

    The Humble Store has become a haven for bargain deals, including the ever-popular pay-what-you-want bundles. But it's also a full-fledged PC gaming storefront, in case you weren't paying attention. Now, the Humble Store has kicked off its Indie Mega Week sale, offering a variety of discounts. Don't want to spend money? The store is also offering horror title Layers of Fear for free. As for discounted titles? Expect 34% off Stardew Valley (US$9.89), 50% off Undertale (US$4.99), 60% off No Man's Sky (US$23.99), 50% off The Witness (US$19.99) and 67% off Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes (US$4.94). In case you didn't know,...

  • GPD Win 2 specs revealed: what to expect from mini laptop?

    The original GPD Win was a rather unique device, essentially being a Windows laptop in a Nintendo DS-style form factor. It wasn't the most powerful device, featuring an Intel Atom X7 chipset, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. But the integrated gamepad and meant it was ideal for emulation and indie titles. Now, the GPD Win 2 specifications have been revealed (as spotted on reddit), looking like a solid step up from the predecessor. The new mini console, expected to hit Indiegogo on 15 January 2018, packs an Intel Core M3 processor, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, a 6-inch 720p...

  • Huawei confirms store closures, disputes claims [Update]

    Huawei has confirmed a recent TechCentral report that it has closed five of its retail stores in South Africa, following a dispute with a partner. In the report, Nisaar Ally of Fantastic 1 Mobile, claims that he was owed R22-million after building five Huawei stores in the country. The executive says the company was forced into business rescue and had to retrench 50 staff as a result of the dispute. "They were supposed to pay on presentation of invoices. Last November, they said they were sorting it out, but I've had no support whatsoever from Huawei. They haven't been forthcoming and...

  • Spec comparison: Huawei Mate 10 Pro vs iPhone X [Sponsored]

    Huawei's Mate 10 Pro is the definitive Huawei phablet in many ways, offering the same large battery and screen that the Mate series is known for. But Huawei's biggest contender is arguably Apple's iPhone X, packing a number of interesting technologies as well. So how does Huawei's phablet stack up to Apple's device? We take a look. Horsepower Say what you will about Apple, but the company is at the cutting edge of chip manufacturing right now. The firm's A11 Bionic chip is a hexacore design that features two high-powered cores and four lightweight cores. In terms of benchmark scores, the A11 is the...

  • Get these neat sub $100 gadgets for festive season

    You don't have to spend a ton of cash on gadgets, but what if you're looking for something a little more substantial? Well, Paul Armstrong has ten gadgets and doohickeys for under US$100. Check the full rundown below. 1) Cableyoyo Perfect stocking stuffer for the 80% of people who still have the hassle of headphones with wires! Available in multiple colours including Dark Grey, Light Grey, Lime Green and Limited Edition Gold Magnet in Black or Blue. Price: US$9.95 on amazon.com 2) Too Splash-proof Speaker A great little speaker that is available in four colours including cerise red (pictured) or Caribbean Blue....

  • 5 tech gifts you should get for kids this holiday season

    I’m a big believer in educational toys for my kids. Yes, we all know those moments when they're desperate for whatever the latest trend is. But I do feel there needs to be a balance between getting them something they desperately want because it's popular and getting them something that will teach them skills and grow their minds. Sometimes kids tech does this, sometimes it doesn't. For example, I have watched my eldest son's fine motor coordination improve when he began playing video games – this doesn't mean I want him to spend all day playing video games, but I...

  • How do Intel’s new budget chips compare to Qualcomm laptops?

    Last week saw Qualcomm and partners finally peel the curtain back on Snapdragon-powered Windows 10 laptops at the Snapdragon Summit. We saw the Asus NovaGo and the HP Envy X2 devices, packing Snapdragon 835 processors, hybrid designs and touting lengthy battery life. This week has seen Intel strike back in a sense, revealing the Pentium Silver and new Celeron chips. But you have to wonder whether these are viable challengers to Qualcomm's laptops just yet. They'll probably be more powerful... To be fair, the Snapdragon laptops are still a largely unknown quantity at this point in the performance department. We spent a bit of...