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  • Here’s what a membership to Nintendo Switch Online will get you

    Another Nintendo Direct took place on Thursday, revealing all the games and features coming to Nintendo devices over the course of the next year. The spotlight however, was on Nintendo Switch and its upcoming online service. In a fun little trailer, Nintendo revealed five features for those who purchase a Nintendo Switch Online membership. Play Switch games online Naturally, Switch Online gives you the opportunity to play games with your friends from around the world. You’ll also be able to “compete against players the world over” and team up with friends. Play NES games with friends online NES games, the Nintendo Classics from the 80s,...

  • 7 massive PC and console games still coming in 2018

    As the end of August looms, the release of some big-name games approach. Here’s a list of seven upcoming games you can look forward to for the rest of this year. Marvel’s Spider-Man Release Date: 7 September Marvel’s Spider-Man is a Sony Interactive Entertainment release for Play Station 4. The game is action-adventure style, open world and boasts a reimagined version of the comic-classic. “This isn’t the Spider-Man you’ve met or ever seen before. This is an experienced Peter Parker who’s more masterful at fighting big crime in New York City.”, says PlayStation’s official website. A limited edition PS4 Pro bundle will be available...

  • A quick guide to understanding camera jargon

    With the mindbogglingly expensive Nikon Z mount cameras launching last month, and the hipster-esque Instax Square SQ6 also hitting South Africa soon, you’ve probably been seeing a lot of camera jargon lately. If you’re not in the loop it can be a little tricky figuring out what all those terms refer too, and what these cameras can do. So, here’s a quick crash course to help you understand the basics of complicated camera talk. Camera types Digital SLR (or DSLR) A digital single-lens reflex camera is one that has a mirror which reflects the image onto a viewfinder for you to see what you’re...

  • Canon officially launches full-framed mirrorless EOS R range

    The rumours have been confirmed, Canon has launched its first full-frame mirrorless camera system, dubbed the EOS R, along with a range of RF lenses. The EOS R reportedly boasts the world’s fastest autofocus (0.05 seconds) which Canon claims is able to focus quickly even in extremely low light. "The pioneering EOS R System delivers an entirely new level of innovation, enabling richer, more detailed results, with unparalleled levels of sharpness and detail," said Canon in its press release. The camera also features silent shooting "for total discretion in even the most intimate of shooting environments" and is "a highly accomplished filmmaking...

  • Details of Canon’s EOS R full frame mirrorless camera leak

    Just two weeks after Nikon launched its first full-frame mirrorless camera range, rumours suggest that Canon is out to do the same. Nokishita, a Japanese website that covers camera related rumours, leaked information about the camera along with supposed pictures this past weekend. According to the website, Canon’s first full-frame mirrorless camera will be called the EOS R and feature some of the following specs: 30.3MP full-frame sensor Dual Focus CMOS AF Low-light autofocus Touch Screen display (and articulating screen) 4K video Apparently, Canon will also be releasing a range of lenses for the EOS R, including a 35mm, 50mm and 28-70mm....

  • Nikon launches its Z series, its first full frame mirrorless camera range

    Nikon has today officially launched its first full-frame mirrorless camera series in Tokyo, called the Z mount system. The release features two cameras, the Z7 and Z6, along with new Nikkor Z lenses. “This system has been realized through the pursuit of a new dimension in optical performance", said Nikon in its press release. The cameras feature a 17% larger diameter mount, allowing for "more of everything: more light capture, more data sharing between lens and camera and more image quality performance". They further include 4K video, a backside illumination CMOS sensor that allows for a large range of ISO, electronic viewfinders, and...

  • Fitbit Charge 3 to hit South Africa in October

    Fitbit this week added another wearable device to its lineup in form of the Charge 3. A new edition to the Charge series, the Charge 3 "features an elevated, premium swimproof design with a touchscreen display", Fitbit said in its release. The device also features a seven day battery life. "With Charge 3, we are building on the success of our best-selling Charge franchise and delivering our most innovative tracker, offering an extremely slim, comfortable and premium design, along with the advanced health and fitness features our users want", said James Park, the company's co-founder and CEO. More importantly, the Fitbit Charge 3 is...

  • Everything you need to know about Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

    The eleventh major release in the Assassin’s Creed series is coming this October in the form of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Set in the time of the Peloponnesian War in Ancient Greece, the game follows the conflict between Athens and Sparta with its own fictional flair. If you’ve been a fan of the series since the beginning, you’ll know that Assassin’s Creed is famous for its action-role playing in ancient history based on real life legends and myth. Though many say the trope is becoming monotonous since the original story line, this new installment follows the same traditional themes. Developer Ubisoft still seem determined...

  • There’s a new limited edition PlayStation 4 coming soon

    Sony will release a limited edition PlayStation 4 Pro later this month to celebrate the sale of over 500-million systems worldwide. The console itself is a translucent dark blue and features a copper plate with limited edition serial number on the front. “As translucent colours are always a fan-favourite, this is a great opportunity to bring this colour to the PlayStation 4 Pro system as a ‘thank you’ to our fans”, said Sony in its official release. The Limited Edition PS4 Pro also comes with a 2TB hard drive, DualShock 4 wireless controller -- in the same dark blue -- and a...

  • Google releases Android 9 Pie to the world

    This week Google released the ninth major overhaul of its Android mobile OS. You'll know it as Android 9 Pie. As the latest update to Android, the operating system is packed with ease-of-access features and adaptive learning abilities. Google’s official release, posted on its website The Keyword, explained that it has built Android 9 Pie to be a "smarter, simpler experience that adapts to you". “Android 9 adapts to your life and the ways you like to use your phone”, it explained. "We’ve built Android 9 to learn from you -- and work better for you -- the more you use it. From...