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  • Humble Bundle and Rooms of Doom: 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. Looking for something meatier than Pokemon Go? Or maybe you just want a change of pace? Either way, we've got some picks for you. My favourite game this week? I'll have to say Rooms of Doom, but only because I own some of the Humble Bundle titles already. Rooms of Doom - Minion Madness (free - Android, iOS) The latest game from the people behind Crossy Road is another endless-runner - so how...

  • Nintendo NX leaks: how powerful is the Nvidia Tegra X1?

    Eurogamer has published a rather massive story this week, revealing more about the mysterious Nintendo NX console. We already heard murmurings of a hybrid home/portable console, but the publication has received confirmation from its own sources. The confirmation is that it's a portable console with detachable controllers and the ability to dock for home usage. Another very big reveal was Eurogamer's claim that the device would be powered by an Nvidia Tegra processor, most likely being the Tegra X1 or perhaps the new Tegra X2. Finally, the publication corroborated earlier rumours that the device will feature memory cards in lieu of discs, making for...

  • BlackBerry DTEK50: a secure Android phone for $300?

    Secure Android smartphones, such as the BlackPhone range, haven't had much success in the market. Still, that hasn't deterred BlackBerry from releasing the DTEK50, being a full-touch Android smartphone with no physical keyboard. The new phone features a number of security and privacy features, such as the DTEK security software (to track permissions and when apps access certain functions) and modifications to Android Marshmallow 6.0. Aside from Android and a touch-only keyboard, the device also packs in a 5.2-inch full HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor, 16GB of expandable storage, a 2610mAh battery and 3GB of RAM. In an interesting move,...

  • Nintendo NX will be portable, home console hybrid powered by Nvidia – report

    Big news in the upcoming console war: the Nintendo NX will be a portable-home console hybrid, Eurogamer reports. The media house's sources confirmed that the Japanese company's console will be unlike anything we've seen this decade, and will likely put the cat among the pigeons in the upcoming generation. According to the report, the console will be powered by the Nvidia Tegra X1 SoC, while the screen will be "bookended by two controller sections on either side, which can be attached or detached as required." For those users gaming on the go, "when you get home, the system can connect to...

  • No Man’s Sky: here’s what you should know

    It's been over two years since Hello Games announced No Man's Sky at E3 2014 and has since become one of the most highly-anticipated and hyped titles ever. That comes as no surprise though, as the recipe for this super space exploration sim provides us with all the ingredients a modern gamer seeks, and more. Exploration, discovery, ownership, combat and space… lots and lots of space. Related: Latest No Man’s Sky trailer showcases zany space-fighting mechanics To say that No Man's Sky is an open world game is a severe understatement. The sheer magnitude of its universe almost rivals our own, and...

  • Xbox Games with Gold for August revealed

    It's time for Microsoft to reveal their Games with Gold titles for next month, and we've got decent picks for August. Xbox Live Gold subscribers receive two free games on Xbox One and two free games on Xbox 360. However, the Xbox 360 titles are backwards-compatible with the Xbox One. Anyway, Xbox One fans will receive Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate (1-31 August) and WWE 2K16 (16 August to 15 September). As for the older console, you can expect tough platformer Spelunky (1-15 August) and classic adventure title Beyond Good and Evil HD (16-31 August). It's not too late to pick up a few...

  • Run Android on your iPhone with this MESUIT smartphone case

    We've seen an anti-snooping smartphone case in recent days, now we've got another innovative iPhone case on the horizon. The MESUIT case delivers a customised version of Android to your iPhone, coming with its own battery, processor, RAM, dual-SIM slots and other hardware. But instead of a screen, it simply uses the iPhone's display, connecting via the Lightning port. Jiija, the company behind MESUIT, claims that the case reduces the need for carrying two smartphones. "MESUIT is the world's first and only one smart hardware that runs Android OS on iPhones in the form of an app and supports one-key hot swapping. Users...

  • Huawei P9 review: best camera phone of 2016?

    Dual-camera smartphones excite me. It's a rather unique way to overcome the limitations of traditional mobile cameras, while also offering some interesting novel features. The HTC One M8 (review) for instance (while technically having a depth sensor), showed what dual-camera devices could be capable of, offering the ability to have any image you shoot be refocusable. LG took a different route with its dual-camera LG G5 (review) earlier this year though, delivering two cameras that operated independently of one another. Now, Huawei has joined the party with its Huawei P9 flagship, offering two 12MP rear cameras that work together. So did the Chinese...

  • Xbox One 500GB now $249 ‘while stocks last’

    The Xbox One S is scheduled to hit stores next month, while the formidable Scorpio is set to be revealed next year. So it's no surprise to hear that sales of the standard Xbox One model are slowing down in a big way. Now, Microsoft is hoping to deliver a sales boost and clear out stock before the Xbox One S launch, cutting the cost of the 500GB vanilla console to US$249. "Treat yourself to a great deal this summer! Xbox One 500GB consoles are now only US$249 while supplies last," the company said in a press statement. Microsoft also confirmed that...

  • Add the Meizu MX6 to your list of intriguing Chinese phones

    It's understandable that Xiaomi and Huawei get most of the attention when talking about Chinese smartphones. But there are quite a few other notable manufacturers from the country. Meizu is one of these firms, producing some rather slick handsets -- although the Meizu M2 Note is the only one available in South Africa. Now, the company has revealed its latest flagship, dubbed the Meizu MX6. The new handset is powered by a deca-core MediaTek Helio X20 processor (two A72 cores and eight A53 cores) and 4GB of RAM. Otherwise, a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 32GB of expandable storage, a front-mounted fingerprint scanner and...