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  • Meet SA’s most-played games and downloadable titles [Report]

    According to MWEB, a South African ISP, gaming has "quietly mushroomed" under gamers feet. Its first ever gaming report tells us what the top online games are, and which digital downloads both globally and internationally are making its mark on the South African gaming scene. And its games in the top spots below that have pushed the online gaming industry in South Africa to R1.29-billion. An African tale The first statistics come from digital download platform GamersGate, based in Scandinavia, with MWEB having a local mirror of the content server in South Africa. GamersGate is as local as Steam, as MWEB hosts two...

  • Amazon starts shipping 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD

    Amazon has begun delivery of online orders for its new Kindle Fire HD tablet a full week ahead of the original date. Amazons flagship tablet is now available in a 8.9-inch variant. It is believed early delivery to customers is Amazon's attempt to persuade other users to purchase this new product amid the frenzied release of Apple and Google's new tablet lineups, the fourth generation iPad, iPad mini, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10. The new Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch is listed on Amazon's website in four flavors. It is broken up into two models, a Wi-Fi and...

  • With Windows 8 Embedded, Microsoft’s new OS could be in your fridge

    Microsoft recently unveiled plans to expand its new OS to areas outside the tech industry with its Windows 8 Embedded road map. This means that Windows 8 will make its way from our PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones into virtually every piece of tech that we interact with on a daily basis. This notion shouldn't be that surprising. Prior to the launch of Microsoft's Windows 8 OS, it setup various display points for users to interact with the new touch-centric interface. Displays included touch enabled tables that patrons at restaurants could play with. Closer to the date, Microsoft set up...

  • The Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190, ‘World’s smallest full function PC’

    Amid the trend of ultrabooks and tablet-hybrids, is there still a place for mini PCs? Lenovo certainly believes so. The Chinese based manufacturer is going all in with its latest range of peripheral hubs. The most envy-inducing of which is the Q190. According to Lenovo, it holds the title as "World's smallest full function PC" measuring just 2.2 centimeters thick. Size aside, Lenovo has shoved as much tech as this diminutive Q190 can handle and features an Intel Core i3 processor. As far as storage and memory go, the Q190 has you sorted, with a 1TB hard...

  • Win FIFA Manager 13 for PC

    Competition closed. The winner is Manny, congrats! FIFA Manager 13 is the most authentic football management simulator currently available. It's a desktop companion designed for wannabe managers who know they can do better job than those who get paid to do it. Featuring more than 80 international leagues, it allows users to ta

  • Elliptic Labs design touchless gestures for Windows 8

    Elliptic Labs has expanded its Touchless Gesture technology to function with Microsoft's new Windows 8 OS. This development mirrors a similar project in which the company's ultrasound technology was integrated into the iPad. Elliptic Labs uses "sound waves and microphones to detect movement, the same way that radars detect objects". The technology has not been integrated into every aspect of the OS , but has been fully enabled to support the majority of gesture commands in the Windows 8 Live Tile Menu. Different gestures include: users being able to select specific apps and bringing up the charms and application menus. Scrolling...

  • Huawei’s Windows Phone 8 powered W1 will showcase at CES 2013

    Huawei has been a little slow to the Windows Phone 8 party. It has finally set a date to unveil its Ascend W1 smartphone at CES 2013 in Las Vegas from 8 to 11 January, according to Unwired View. The three day conference boasts the title of the largest app event in the world and is an opportunity for developers to showcase their latest products. This is not the first time that the Ascend W1 has made an appearance, as phone spoiler specialists EV Leaks released images of the smartphone in mid October. From then on rumors...

  • iPhone 5S, already? [Rumour]

    The iPhone 5 has been on sale for a scant two months and rumours are floating around on the web that Apple is working on a new iPhone 5S, set for release middle of next year. According to DigiTimes (a sometimes unreliable source of rumours), the certification process for materials and parts have been accelerated after production problems with the 5. Yet there could be some value to this rumour if the...

  • ASUS release first Windows 8 gaming laptop and the name’s a mouthful

    According to Asia One, ASUS is set to unveil its latest Windows 8 enabled gaming laptop, the G55VW-S1216H. Yes, quite the mouthful. This laptop is the first of its kind to feature the new Windows 8 OS. ASUS is looking to challenge the notion that Windows 8's touch-centric functionality is not fully optimised for a high paced gaming experience. This latest offering from ASUS is essentially a revamp of its Windows 7 version. That does not make it an inferior product however, ASUS has crammed plenty of tech into the G55VW-S1216H. It features an Intel Core i7...