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  • ‘Mortal Kombat X’ review: bloody brilliant

    In 1992 four programmers with a minimal budget wanted to make a game based on the movie Bloodsport. Fortunately Jean Claude van Damme, the star of the movie, joined the Street Fighter project (which then never happened) and the license deal for the game fell through. Luckily, they did not give up their quest to make a fighting game and out of the ashes of Bloodsport the first Mortal Kombat was born, a game that would send never ending ripples through the landscape of gaming. Now more than a decade later I have the pleasure of reviewing the tenth major...

  • 5 reasons why the gold Samsung Galaxy S6 should be your pocket pal [SPONSORED]

    Samsung South Africa and Vodacom have ushered in a new era of mobile communication with the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Alongside the device's stellar specifications that will look to compete at the very top of the smartphone market, the smartphones also introduces a first for South African consumers -- VoLTE, or voice over LTE. While this is especially exciting, the Samsung Galaxy S6 series is revolutionary in other ways too. The device will look to bolster Samsung's already strong public image and sales figures in South Africa, and with its all-new metal and glass design, it's easy to...

  • Microsoft’s Windows 10 will embrace reworked Android, iOS apps

    Prior to the announcement made at BUILD, long term Windows watcher Paul Thurrott suggested that Windows 10 could be coerced into running the likes of Android apps on its platform. This has now been confirmed at BUILD, but in addition, Microsoft has also announced that iOS apps will also run on the OS. It's a notion that's in stark contrast to previous Microsoft operating systems, but Nadella's new Windows will let its competitors play on its proving grounds. It's transforming into a developer-friendly platform. We've seen the company experimenting with Windows 10 running on Android devices from Xiaomi a few weeks...

  • Android Lollipop ‘Guest Mode’ coming to Samsung Galaxy S6

    Google's Lollipop 5.1 upgrade willbring with it Guest Mode notes an exclusive by SamMobile. The system was also fully demoed on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, and looks quite the feature. It has come after a long wait though. The feature was, strangely enough, removed from Android after Jelly Bean, but will make a return after the next update to Lollipop is pushed. Guest Mode will essentially allow multiple users to log into a smartphone, akin to users of a Windows PC. Multiple user accounts, if you will, can be added to the device to turn a smartphone into a home...

  • Nexpaq is a smart, modular Iron Man suit for your smartphone

    Phones embracing the beauty of modular technology might still seem a big strange to some, and a bit far from consumer reality. This is mainly because consumers are used to choosing a device with a set spec sheet. Modular technology turns this notion on its head, giving consumers the power to choose the features of their phones. It's brilliant, and we're holding thumbs for the likes of Google's Project Ara modular smartphone project, but another company is thinking of the closer future, bringing modular technology to something a little closer to the smartphone, but not quite the smartphone itself. Read more:...

  • Ware of the Week: Nokia Z Launcher

    In our weekly series, Ware of the Week, we showcase our favourite organised lines of code from the world of mobile and desktop computing. In today’s edition, we profile an app that we remembered from its November launch and its creator's recent remarks regarding smartphone hardware -- the Nokia Z Launcher for Android. If you missed our previous Ware of the Week winner, catch it below. Read more: Ware of the Week: Button Savior Nokia has been in the news recently, with sources suggesting that the company is plotting a shock return to the mobile phone market it dominated in the...

  • LG G4 launches with leather back, curved 5.5-inch screen

    LG hasn't done much to quell the stream of leaks spilling from the internet in the weeks leading up to the LG G4 launch, but the phone is finally official, and features practically everything leaks have covered. Hosting simultaneous events in New York, London, Paris, Istanbul, Singapore and Seoul (strange grouping of time zones), the company launched its new figurehead smartphone a few weeks after the Samsung Galaxy S6 was outed at MWC 2015, a just days since the subdued Sony Xperia Z4 announcement. To answer your first question: yes, the LG G4 is in no way like these devices at...

  • 10 movies that predicted and inspired the future of tech

    Since the days of Jules Verne -- author of Around the World in Eighty Days, and the like -- science fiction has been trying to predict the future, from the cars we drive (or fly) to the food (or pills) we eat. Science fiction has also opened doors to the future, even if we couldn't walk through them just yet. Even so, people in the 20th century expected us present folk to be flying around in jet-packs or travelling on air with the latest flying cars as portrayed on some movies. Hollywood took this as a challenge of creating more inventions...

  • PS4, Xbox One price to drop in South Africa come Workers’ Day weekend

    Ster-Kinekor, for the first three days of May at least, will be lowering the recommended retail price (RRP) of the Sony PS4 gaming console by around R700. "For a limited period of 72 hours, take advantage of this deal and grab the most powerful gaming system from your local participating retailer between the 1st and 3rd May 2015," noted the country's PS4 importer. Retailers are jumping at the chance to rack up a few more console sales too, with BT Games, Makro, DionWired, Game, CNA, Incredible Connection and Takealot (to name a few) all joining in on the price reduction. We're not too...

  • DIY ‘Iron Man’ glove boils oranges using lasers, won’t defeat Ultron

    What do you get when you combine a Marvel fanatic with an inventor who has his own YouTube channel with thousands of subscribers? Ladies and gentlemen, nerds and geeks, we present to you the indomitably brilliant Patrick Priebe. Priebe, the same guy who made the James Bond laser watch that can blast through plastic, is the founder of Laser Works, a website dedicated to nothing more than pure DIYer awesomeness that features a variety of Priebe’s laser and missile firing inventions. His latest gadget is a real-life Iron Man (you know, one of The Avengers) glove that fires lasers and aluminum slugs. And while these lasers...