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  • Android Nougat update: here’s when your phone will get it

    As of 1 August 2016, Android Marshmallow had just over 15% of Google's OS market share, with Lollipop holding 35% and Android KitKat 29%. Why is this important? Well, for one it speaks of Android's version fragmentation, and secondly, Android Nougat is now officially available to some smartphones. While those smartphones include the likes of Google's Nexus range -- the LG-made Nexus 5X and the Huawei-made Nexus 6P -- more smartphones should arrive with the OS in due course. Additionally, we could expect to see manufacturers working on updates for your current smartphone. When will Android Nougat head to your phone?...

  • For Honor: what to know before the beta

    Ubisoft's For Honor, an action MMO set to kick-off their many offerings for the year, will see various factions of Samurai, Vikings and Knights battle it out for their taste of glory. Set to be released on 14 February 2017, the For Honor beta will be taking place between 26-29 January 2017 and will have various battlegrounds for you to compete in. The Knights This faction will be played on two maps: the Citadel Gate as well as the Cathedral. Both maps feature some intense close-combat engagement areas, while others will give you a perfect flanking opportunity. The Samurai Making use of high cliffs and dangerous...

  • Samsung reveals final cause of Galaxy Note 7 fires [Infographic]

    Samsung held a press conference in Seoul, South Korea on Monday morning (3am SAST), where it revealed the full results of the investigation into Galaxy Note 7 fires. The company said that its investigation, as well as three independent investigations found the batteries to be the cause of the problem. However, the big takeaway was that two separate issues were experienced -- the battery from the first recall had a different issue to the battery from the second recall. The first battery's negative electrode was "deflected" in the upper-right corner of the battery pack, Samsung explained. The company added that an additional factor...

  • Asus Tinker Board: a 4K-capable rival to Raspberry Pi

    The Raspberry Pi's success has been rather phenomenal, but Asus thinks it can get in on the action too with the Tinker Board. Spotted by Hexus and Liliputing, the Asus Tinker Board offers a 32-bit quad-core A17 CPU (Rockchip RK3288), 2GB of RAM and a Mali T764 GPU for graphically demanding tasks. Otherwise, microSD expansion, WiFi, Bluetooth, a Gigabit LAN port, 3.5mm audio jack, four USB 2.0 ports and HDMI connectivity round out the package. The card-sized computer also touts support for 192Khz/24-bit audio and 4K video, making it ideal for multimedia on paper. As for operating systems, it doesn't have the...

  • iPhone 8 rumour roundup: next iPhone to boast OLED screen?

    The iPhone 7 range has barely been on the market for three months (at the time of writing), being well-received by critics for the most part. Still, there are always murmurings and leaks about the next iPhone -- even when the current one has just been pushed out of Apple's doors. So it's for this reason that we saw it fit to publish an iPhone 8 or iPhone 7S rumour roundup, gathering some of the more notable rumours and reports in one convenient location. We'll only really know what to expect when the phones are actually launched, but die-hard fans starved for...

  • Sky Dancer and WorkeMon: 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. Another week means another look at the world of mobile games -- so what do we have for you this time? Our top picks this week include Sky Dancer and the Pokemon-inspired WorkeMon, but we've got two other nifty titles as well. Sky Dancer (free - Android, iOS) One of the newer and more notable entries this week, Sky Dancer is an endless runner with a rather slick visual style. The title sees you...

  • Breath of the Wild will be last first party Wii U game

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of Wild will be the last first-party title for the Nintendo Wii U, the company reportedly said. "From a first-party standpoint, there's no new development coming after the launch of the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild," Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime told Polygon. "We really are at the end of life for Wii U," he added, while saying they had no immediate plans to end Wii U game sales or online services. "The ongoing activity from an online standpoint on (Mario) Kart and Splatoon is significant. We're going to continue to support that." Of course, you won't...

  • Galaxy Note 7 results to be announced on 23 January

    Samsung will announce the final results of its Galaxy Note 7 investigation on 23 January, the South Korean company confirmed. "Following several months of comprehensive investigations, Samsung executives will announce the cause of the Galaxy Note 7 incidents and quality enhancement plan during a press conference in Seoul, South Korea, on January 23, 2017 at 10am(KST)," the company wrote in a press release. The company will also detail new measures it implemented in response to the saga. What's the cause of the Galaxy Note 7 fires? Samsung will reveal all on Monday Samsung issued a recall for the Galaxy Note 7 late last year,...

  • LG G6: MWC invites sent, but what should you expect?

    The LG G6 is just a few weeks away from being revealed, as the company claims in a YouTube video. But event invites have reportedly been sent as well. According to ZDNet, the South Korean company has sent out invites for an event taking place a day before Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Last year saw the G5 (review) being revealed a day before the exhibition as well. "See more. Play more," was the tagline on the invite, the publication explained, adding that the invite had an 18:9 ratio. LG has already confirmed that the G6 will have a 5.7-inch, 2880x1440, 18:9 display....

  • Kingdom Hearts: play them in this order

    With Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue launching at the end of January, and Kingdom Hearts III coming sometime in the future (maybe?), it's probably time to jump into the series. The problem with the Kingdom Hearts series is that the games aren't released in chronological order. Kingdom Hearts is a series that can be confusing as hell to newcomers and it spans multiple console platforms (as well as smartphones). Sure, when you boil it down you'll be traversing through a number of worlds and meeting all sorts of iconic characters from Disney and Square Enix, but the story really...