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Conferences & Expos

  • CES 2017: Nvidia reveals new Shield devices, but…

    Nvidia hasn't refreshed its Shield range of Android gaming gadgets for a while now, but the company has used CES 2017 to finally update its lineup. The company announced the Shield 16GB "streaming media device" and the 500GB Shield Pro box at the Las Vegas expo. But it might not be the leap in power you're expecting... Those hoping for an upgraded chipset will be disappointed with the Tegra X1 processor in both devices, matching the previous Shield device. Otherwise, expect 3GB of RAM, expandable storage, an Android Nougat-based platform, an included remote and 4K HDR support (in addition to 4K, 60fps playback)....

  • LG brings ALL the robots to CES 2017

    CES often sees smartphones, appliances and the like being revealed, but you just know that there'll be a few innovative gadgets around. LG did just that, revealing a slew of robots and its own take on the Google Home speaker. Starting with the speaker, the South Korean firm revealed the Hub Robot, using Amazon's Alexa voice technology as its backbone. Unlike Amazon's Echo speaker and Google Home, the device has a display, allowing users to do things like check the contents of their smart fridge, LG explained on its website. Then there's the robot-like functionality, being able to nod its head...

  • CES 2017: Samsung brings gaming laptops, QLED TV

    Samsung already revealed its 2017 A series of smartphones earlier this week, but what did it have on offer for CES 2017? Well, no more phones, but it did bring some interesting wares anyway. For starters, the company announced its first gaming laptops in the form of the Samsung Notebook Odyssey. Available in 17.3-inch and 15.6-inch variants, the laptops pack full HD screens (why no 1440p or 4K?), up to seventh generation i7 chips and a maximum of 32GB of RAM (or 64GB for the 17.3-inch model). Samsung hasn't disclosed the graphics card of the larger model, but the 15.6-inch version...

  • Canal Walk Gaming Expo returns this October

    The second edition of the Canal Walk Gaming Expo is set to kick off next week, Tuesday, 25 October 2016. The expo, which was a fairly muted affair in 2015, will allow the public to sample some of the industry's latest game. Additionally, it will also host the Cape Town qualifying leg of the Kwese Ace FIFA 17 Football Tournament. Winners of the tournament walk away with a cash prize of R10 000, and the chance to compete in the grand final in November. "Last year we were overwhelmed by the positive reception of the concept," said Canal Walk's marketing manager Vanessa...

  • Sony Xperia XZ, X Compact arriving in South Africa in October

    Keeping track of the Sony Xperia and other launches at IFA 2016? Have a look at our IFA portal right here. If you were confused about which Sony Xperia smartphone to purchase last week, this week presents an entirely new set of problems. The company today at IFA 2016, announced two new devices to its Xperia lineup -- the Sony Xperia XZ and the Sony Xperia X Compact. The devices continue Sony's awkward and confusing naming scheme, but for the most part, these devices replace Sony's Xperia Z5 family. Sony Xperia XZ Let's start with the XZ. It's fairly dull in design, boasting Sony's...

  • Samsung Gear S3 coming to South Africa in November

    Keeping track of the Samsung Gear S3 and other launches at IFA 2016? Have a look at our IFA portal right here. The IFA 2016 announcements continue this week as the Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch was revealed today. Available in outdoor-focused Frontier and more refined Classic variants, the Samsung Gear S3 specs are largely in line with other smartwatches. There's a dual-core 1.0Ghz Exynos processor, 768MB of RAM, 4GB of storage and 1.3-inch 360x360 AMOLED screen (with Gorilla Glass). Additionally, the watch packs IP68 water-resistance, the Tizen-based operating system of prior models and LTE connectivity (in the Frontier version only). Introducing the Samsung #GearS3. https://t.co/WmsJHA2g4P pic.twitter.com/7qNVvfaoZo — Samsung Mobile...

  • Moto Z Play announced, Hasselblad camera mod steals show

    Keeping track of the Moto Z Play and other launches at IFA 2016? Have a look at our IFA portal right here. We saw Lenovo-owned Motorola announce several new devices in the Moto smartphone range earlier this year, but it's time to add another device to the list. The company used IFA 2016 to announce the Moto Z Play, being positioned as an endurance king of note. This is made possible by the 3500mAh battery powering the device. In other words, it's not the biggest battery in a smartphone, but still stands out from the pack. However, it's the budget-minded Snapdragon 625 processor that helps...

  • Acer Predator 21 X: a VR laptop for gamers revealed

    Keeping track of the Acer Predator 21 and other launches at IFA 2016? Have a look at our IFA portal right here. Conventional wisdom says that gaming laptops are overpriced and offer less bang for your buck. But, if anything, Acer is certainly not skimping on the specs with its new Acer Predator 21 X notebook. This monstrosity comes with a curved 2560x1080 display that features integrated eye-tracking technology, making for a rather innovative design, for starters. Then again, many would probably prefer a higher resolution screen, so it probably is skimping on specs in this regard... Anyway, the machine isn't merely running Intel...

  • Gamescom 2016 trailers megalist: all the new trailers you might’ve missed

    It's August in Cologne, Germany. The smell of overheating consoles fills the air. The crunch of a particular brand of corn chip fills the ambience. It must definitely be Gamescom again. The world's largest gaming expo kicked off on Wednesday 15 August, and some of the globe's most-loved companies have already had their say. But often, Gamescom is the most difficult conference to cover and follow simply because so much happens in such a brief period of time. All those unwatched trailers... *sniff* Well, look no further. If you've missed any trailers this week, chances are high that we've included it...

  • Metal Gear Survive is not the Metal Gear you know and love

    Announced today, Konami has revealed its very first Metal Gear game for the post-Hideo Kojima company. Titled Metal Gear Survive, this is not the same Metal Gear you've come to know and love, at least from the initial trailer. The game games place after the events of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. Those who survived the attack on Motherbase and sucked through wormholes and end up in an alternate reality. There they will need to survive an onslaught of zombie-type creatures in what only can be described as a weird zombie mashup. The ending to Survive may explain the wandering...