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  • OnePlus 5T revealed, packing tall display, new dual-camera setup

    We sort of knew for the past week or two that OnePlus was working on the OnePlus 5T, following in the footsteps of the OnePlus 3T. Now that the curtain has been peeled back, what do we have then? You'll first notice the 18:9 "optic AMOLED" display (2160x1080), being taller than its predecessor and following the path set by LG and Samsung. The other big change is in the camera department, as the OnePlus 5T eschews the second telephoto camera in favour of a 20MP f/1.7 secondary shooter. The firm says that the change results in better portrait mode shots and improved...

  • EA disables Battlefront 2 micro-transactions… for now

    Star Wars Battlefront 2 might be the most controversial game released this year, following the negative reception to unlocking hero characters and the prevalence of micro-transactions. EA's response to concerns became the most-downvoted comment in reddit history, going a long way to illustrating frustration with the publisher and game. Shortly after the comment, the company opted to reduce the requirements for unlocking the hero characters, but the micro-transactions stayed. Now, in a new update on the Battlefront 2 website, the publisher has revealed that it's putting a hold on these in-game purchases. "We hear you loud and clear, so we're turning off all...

  • You can now print smartphone photos with this Moto Mod [Update]

    Update, 17 November 2017: Lenovo/Moto have come back to us -- looks like you'll have to import the mod. "Motorola is not planning to bring the Polaroid mod to SA," a representative told us via email. Original article: Lenovo's Moto Z smartphones and Moto Mods have done a good job of bringing hardware add-ons to the smartphone world. Sure, the add-ons might be a little pricey, but between power banks, speakers and gamepads, there's a Moto Mod for everyone. Now, the company has revealed its latest add-on, in the form of the Polaroid Insta-Share Printer Moto Mod. And it does exactly what you think,...

  • Got a 1080p TV? 4 reasons to get Xbox One X anyway

    4K displays are seeing much more demand owing to the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X. But what if you've only got a full HD TV? Fear not though, because the Xbox One X brings a few features that 1080p TV owners can appreciate as well. Supersampling Microsoft has already said that the Xbox One X will produce better results on a full HD TV, via the miracle of supersampling. This technique sees the console rendering an Xbox One X game internally at a higher resolution and then outputting it to the full HD screen for a sharper image nonetheless. But does this...

  • Buying a second-hand smartphone? Use these tips [Tech Savvy SA]

    Tech Savvy SA is a series of articles on Gearburn and Memeburn that aims to deliver useful, locally relevant advice to the average South African. This time, we dish out a few tips when buying a second-hand smartphone. We can't all afford the latest and greatest brand-new smartphone. But the second-hand market often has some pretty enticing deals if you take a look. Still, there are certainly a few risks that you take when taking this route. Here are a few tips to keep in mind... Use Gumtree's smartphone price tool The popular second-hand marketplace is usually the first port of call for those...

  • Golf Story review: you should get Switch’s indie treasure

    While big titles like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey have dominated coverage of Nintendo Switch games, the console has a few lesser-known titles that are absolute gems. One such game is Golf Story, an indie RPG by the small studio Sidebar Games. Unlike many indie titles on the console, it was developed solely for Nintendo's platform. The term "console seller" is usually reserved for major exclusives, but Golf Story is an exclusive that will unexpectedly sneak into your heart and make you glad you bought the console. So, after many hours playing this unexpected entry, how did the game measure up? Errr…...

  • Is that Black Friday game deal legit? Use these price trackers

    Black Friday looms large, bringing with it the promise of discounted goodness. But some of these deals might not be as good as you think. Fortunately, there are a number of handy price-tracking tools available for console and PC gaming stores. Xbox One and Xbox 360 Got an Xbox console? Then you should be using Store Parser, delivering price-tracking functionality for Xbox 360 and Xbox One titles. So even if that game is listed at 10% off, a quick visit to the website will show you whether it's been available at a cheaper price. The third-party Xbox service also shows whether other regions have...

  • Watch: How does Skyrim on Switch compare to other ports?

    Set for a 17 November 2017 release on Nintendo Switch, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is the latest big-hitting title to hit Nintendo's portable machine. So how does it fare compared to other versions of the game? YouTube channel ElAnalistaDeBits has compared visuals across all the major ports, including the original PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 games. The remastered versions of the game (PC, Xbox One and PS4) are also compared. All in all, it's clear that the Switch version can't hold a candle to the PC original, while the title also seems to look a little softer than the last-gen console...

  • 5 more great smartphones under R2000

    You don't have to spend R10 000 or R500 a month to get a phone, because there are plenty of cheaper devices on the market right now. In fact, you can get away with spending R2000 or less. We show you a few options... Nokia 2 The Nokia 3 just misses out on the sub-R2000 category, but the new Nokia 2 manages to comfortably fit in over here. Packing a low-end Snapdragon 212 processor, 8GB of expandable storage and 1GB of RAM, it's clear that the phone won't play advanced games or shoot 4K video, but it'll work just fine for social media and...

  • Here are your Black Friday deals on PS4 bundles, games

    Black Friday is around the corner, so Ster-Kinekor Entertainment has decided to jump on the bandwagon, offering cut-price PlayStation hardware and games. The distributor confirmed that all PlayStation VR bundles would receive a R1000 discount from the recommended price, as well as a free copy of Gran Turismo Sport or Skyrim VR from 17-26 November. "For PlayStation 4 consoles, the PS Hits Bundle will be available at R3999.99. Also available at R4999.99 is the 1TB GT Sport Limited edition as well as the Call of Duty World War II Limited edition bundles, from  24-26 November 2017," the distributor continued, noting that...