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  • Nokia debuts 2.1, 3.1 and 5.1 budget smartphones

    Nokia on Tuesday unveiled three new phones to compete in the mid-range segment. They're all names you've heard before, but are differentiated from their older counterparts by a "x.1" moniker. The cheapest of the lot, the Nokia 2.1 debuts with the Go version of Android 8.1 Oreo, a 5.5-inch 1280x720 screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset and 1GB of RAM. There's also only 8GB of internal storage, but there's an SD card expansion slot. In terms of cameras, the rear gets a single 8MP snapper with autofocus, while up front selfies are handled by a 5MP camera. Battery life could be this device's...

  • Pokemon Let’s Go coming to Nintendo Switch later this year

    If you thought 2017's madness of Pokemon Go was over, think again. Nintendo has announced a new Pokemon game coming to the Switch in November. Well, it's actually two games, in the same vein as Pokemon Sun and Moon. But Pokemon Let's Go Eevee and Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu will be the first pocket monster titles for the company's new handheld console. Return to the Kanto region and experience a classic Pokémon journey in a whole new way with Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! on the Nintendo Switch! Coming November 16, 2018: https://t.co/kXLdxUMjjA #PokemonLetsGo pic.twitter.com/EKzQsTbDuE — Pokémon (@Pokemon) May...

  • Xbox One S FIFA World Cup bundle now R3999

    You can now purchase a new Xbox One S bundle for R3999, thanks to Prima Interactive and the FIFA World Cup, set to take place in Russia in two weeks. The console's chief importer has dropped the price of the Xbox One S by R1500, and added a few little extras. The bundle includes the 1TB version of the console, a copy of FIFA 18 (because, World Cup), and an extra wireless controller. The deal will be valid until 8 June 2018. Notably, purchasers will also be eligible to download FIFA 18's 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia expansion from 29 May. "This expansion...

  • Wow, YouTube really hates Battlefield V’s official reveal trailer

    It's hard to believe that Battlefield 1 -- a game that looks and plays so brilliantly -- is already two years old. But little remains the same in game development. With that said, EA on Wednesday published the reveal trailer for Battlefield V, or 5, the next title in the franchise. Yeah, not sticking to numerical succession in naming conventions is the latest trend in gaming and smartphones. Bar the name, the game will not be imagining the upcoming World War Five in a futuristic society. Instead, the game is heading back to World War Two. Whether this game's story as authentic...

  • The next iPhone could use beefy 7nm chips now in production

    Apple's not wasting any time shrinking its iPhone processing chips. According to a new report by Bloomberg, the company's next generation of iPhones could sport processors utilising the 7nm process. The chip will likely bear the Apple A12 name tag, but it's not clear what the suffix will be. The A11 received the Bionic moniker, and used the 10nm process. Shrinking processors has a number of benefits for manufacturers and users. For one, Apple could shove more transistors onto the chip itself, bolstering processing power. Additionally, a smaller chip means less heat and lower power consumption. Samsung -- Apple's rival, but also its...

  • Squeeze me: transparent, notchless HTC U12 Plus debuts for $799

    There's a new HTC smartphone that South Africans will have to lust over from a distance. The HTC U12 Plus, as its called, is the company's new smartphone that wants you to wring its neck. Because everyone seemingly loved the HTC U11's squeeze sensor gimmick -- which allowed users to command the phone through pressured grabs of the phone's flanks -- it returns to the U12 Plus. It now comes with new gesture support, what HTC calls the "Edge Launcher" and support for voice assistants. HTC is seemingly platform agnostic in this regard. "Simply squeeze your phone to take photos, launch voice...

  • 5 new games for ancient consoles

    From the NES to the Amstrad CPC, all around the world there are mad programmers still busy developing and releasing brand-new games for bygone consoles. This list explores some of our top picks and why they are titles that could be worth your time. Lizard (NES) Lizard is a brand new game created for PC and, more significantly, the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), a once-popular console that has been discontinued for more than two decades. Developed by one-man indie team Brad Smith, this 2D platformer sets you loose in a quirky but dangerous 8-bit world which you explore, in true Nintendo...

  • Head-to-head: Huawei P20 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S9+ [Sponsored]

    These are the Huawei P20 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy S9+. They're two 2018 flagships from two of the world's biggest smartphone makers, but which should you take home? We take a look at each based on five particular categories that should be on your mind when purchasing your next smartphone: aesthetics, the internal components, the screen, that all important camera setup and finally, the price. Huawei P20 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S9+ - Aesthetics The Huawei P20 Pro is unlike any phone you've ever seen before. It's offered in three distinct colours in South Africa: Twilight, Black and Midnight Blue, all...

  • 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...