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Andy Walker
Camper by day, run-and-gunner by night, Andy prefers his toast like his coffee -- dark and crunchy. Fuelled by his belief that PvZ: GW2 is 2016's game of the year, Andy also dabbles in the odd hard news story over on Memeburn.
  • Carrying in the Overwatch League: Carpe’s remarkable Widow play on Lijiang

    They say you can't carry in Overwatch League. Carpe would like a quick word. In last night's match between Boston Uprising and Philly Fusion, Lijang Tower stood out at one of the more competitive maps in the series. Scored at 1-1 heading to Night Market, Fusion secured a 99%-0% overtime play, when Striker popped Rocket Barrage wiping out Fusion's supports and tanks on the point. Up stepped Philly's DPS duo of EQO and Carpe. Moments before Uprising retook the point, Fusion's Pharah and Widowmaker wiped out five Boston players in a carry that left Uber speechless. Yes, that's Carpe hitting four headshots...

  • China’s Nokia X6 is official, but it could still come to South Africa

    The first Nokia with a notch is now official. The Finnish company on Thursday announced the Nokia X6's existence in China. For now, it remains a Chinese exclusive. The phone boasts a top notch, a 19:9 5.8-inch 2280x1080 screen, and a big focus on camera performance. At the tear, there's a dual camera combo: one 16MP sensor hiding behind a f/2.0 lens, and a smaller 5MP monochrome camera with a f/2.2 lens. Up front, there's another 16MP f/2.0 camera for more detailed selfies. Internally, the phone will use Qualcomm's Snapdragon 636 chipset, run up to 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal...

  • Nokia X6 specs and price spotted on Chinese retailer’s website

    It seems pretty much official now: the notch bug has bitten Nokia too. It's upcoming device, which will likely receive the Nokia X6 moniker (previously seen on the Nokia X, featured), will reportedly be unveiled on 16 May. Today however, the phone has seemingly been spotted on a Chinese retailers' website Suning. The resultant screenshot was published to China's microblogging site Weibo, including specs, price and a front-back expose. The listed specs includes a 4GB RAM/64GB storage combo, a 19:9 screen, a notch, a fingerprint reader, and a pair of cameras at the rear. As for the price? RMB1499, or around US$235 at...

  • Donald Trump’s trying to save ZTE from complete meltdown

    While a seemingly forlorn ZTE was tweeting about Mother's Day on Sunday, an unlikely saviour of the strickened company emerged. US President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday that he was working to give ZTE "a way to get back into business, fast". President Xi of China, and I, are working together to give massive Chinese phone company, ZTE, a way to get back into business, fast. Too many jobs in China lost. Commerce Department has been instructed to get it done! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 13, 2018 "Too many jobs in China lost. Commerce Department has been instructed to get it done!"...

  • Huawei’s R26k Porsche Design Mate RS now available in South Africa

    It's not often that a smartphone retails for the same price as a second hand family car, but the Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS is the exception. The company today announced that the phone will be available in South Africa, and offered exclusively through MTN. "The Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS represents the pinnacle of technology through features such as the world’s first dual fingerprint design including an innovative in-screen fingerprint sensor, the world’s first Artificial Intelligence (AI) processor and Leica triple camera with 40MP image capture," the company writes in a release. "This device will surpass the performance expectations of even...

  • Huawei’s 4 Y Series phones get South African pricing

    We have the Mate series, the P series, and now Huawei's refreshed Y Series is heading for South Africa too. The company's "youth" range includes four devices, from the Huawei Y3 2018 at the lowest end to the Huawei Y7 2018 heading up the range. But don't expect these devices to cost a fortune. Pricing spans between R999 and R2999, with each of the four devices offering something a little different. Huawei Y3 2018 is the company's first Android Go device, running Android's lightweight version of Android Oreo. It's not wildly exciting otherwise, sporing a 5.0-inch 854x480 screen, a Mediatek MT6737M chipset,...

  • Here’s the Sony Xperia XZ2 contract pricing for South Africa

    It's taken a few weeks, but the the Sony Xperia ZZ2 is now available in South Africa, with contract pricing information in tow. The Japanese manufacturer's latest flagship sports the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset, 6GB of RAM, a 18:9 5.7-inch screen and a 19MP rear camera capable of slow motion video recording at 1080p at 960 frames per second. It's a nice package, and Sony's most exciting flagship on paper for quite some time. But how much will you need to fetch in South Africa to own one? Vodacom: R599 per month for 24 months on a uChoose Flexi 165 Free extras...

  • US export ban kills ZTE’s international operations

    Chinese smartphone manufacturer ZTE may have to shutter its doors for good, this after sanctions placed on the firm by the US has made it extremely difficult to source parts from key US companies. On Wednesday, the firm confirmed that its international operations have been terminated, which means that its devices will no longer retail in the likes of South Africa. This may have a knock on effect for South African companies that rely on ZTE's technology, notably MTN. "Networks that use ZTE equipment include South Africa, Nigeria, and Uganda. Some smaller networks such South Sudan, Republic of Congo Brazzaville, and Republic...

  • Fans petition Blizzard to play Overwatch League Stage 4 on the current patch

    Overwatch League's Stage 4 may be played on a patch that does not include the rework of Hanzo, and fans are pissed. Currently, the game is played on the last stable patch, which Blizzard claims gives teams an adequate amount of time to practice. However this meant that Stage 3 saw an old version of Blizzard World used, not the version currently live on global servers. A quick visit to r/CompetitiveOverwatch today, and you can get a taste of how fans of the game and League are reacting. "Pros should play the same game we all have to play and suffer through....

  • Android P: 3 major features you should know about [I/O 2018]

    It still doesn't have an official name, but Android P is this week available to download and test on a number of devices. In fact, if you happen to have a Sony Xperia XZ2, or Nokia 7 Plus, you may be able to receive an official Android P beta build from your vendor. If not, you're just going to have to see what's brand new in this piece. AI everywhere Google's word of 2018 is AI apparently. From its news product to Android, AI is going to be everywhere in the company's future. And I'm already tired of its countless references to...