• Memeburn
      Tech-savvy insight and analysis
    • Motorburn
      Because cars are gadgets
    • Ventureburn
      Startup news for emerging markets
    • Jobsburn
      Digital industry jobs for the anti 9 to 5!
  • Your October gaming news roundup

    After multiple reconnaissance missions, back-alley bribes, and a string of other unmentionable activities, we've managed to acquire all gaming intelligence that took place within the month of October 2017. The list that follows contains all information our Lord Editor has deemed fit for public consumption. If you feel there is something that needs to be addressed or lacking from this list, please let us know in the comments section below and we’ll be sure to deal with you… I mean, your issue. Epic Games sues Fortnite Cheaters Earlier this month Epic Games sued two cheaters in Fortnite's recently-released battle royale mode. The...

  • PUBG gets Xbox One release date, just before end of year

    PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) has undoubtedly been the smash hit of 2017, offering a battle royale formula that's become a phenomenon. We already knew that the game was coming to Xbox One, but what about a release date? "Xbox fans, we know you've been waiting and we're so excited to finally be able to say it -- PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is coming to Xbox One as a console launch exclusive through the Xbox Game Preview programme on December 12, 2017!" read a post by the developer on Major Nelson's website. The developer added that it was on track to launch version 1.0 of the PC...

  • Samsung DeX conversational review: a look at the future?

    For the past six or seven years, smartphone brands have dabbled with mobile/desktop convergence. There was Motorola and the lapdock, Alcatel and its own effort and, of course, Microsoft and Continuum for Phones. This year though, we've seen Samsung take a stab at the "your phone is a PC... kinda" trend, launching the DeX dock alongside the Galaxy S8 (review). And at first appearance, it's pretty similar to Microsoft's effort in terms of hardware setup. Andy Walker and Hadlee Simons put the DeX through its paces -- read the conversational review below. Hardware Hadlee Simons: Take a look at the dock itself...

  • LG V30+ set for November release in SA, pricing revealed

    The LG V30 is poised to be a huge upgrade over the V20, offering a water-resistant design, much-improved camera setup and more. LG South Africa has confirmed on its website that we'll be getting the LG V30+ (which doubles the storage to 128GB) in November. But what about pricing? Expect a prepaid tag of R15 499, a Cellucity representative told Gearburn in response to a query. The representative added that the smartphone would be launched on 7 November. When asked to corroborate the price, LG South Africa told Gearburn that the V30+ retail price starts "from R15 469". However, the Korean brand also revealed...

  • 6 smartphone trends that need to be stopped right now

    Smartphones have evolved at an amazing pace, going from single-core Symbian devices with 2MP cameras to today's octacore, dual-camera-toting superphones. Despite this rapid evolution, we also see a few trends that really don't need to happen. We look at a few that just need to stop. Removing the headphone jack Okay, look... we get it. You prefer Bluetooth anyway. Or maybe you don't mind the switch to Lighting/USB Type-C wired accessories. Whatever the case may be, you can still use Bluetooth or USB Type-C/Lightning headphones if your phone has a 3.5mm jack. They are not mutually exclusive. Firms claim that it's one less...

  • Nokia 2 official: a new entry-level champ? [Update: SA-bound]

    We've known about the Nokia 2 for some time now, but HMD Global has made it official today. So what should you expect? As the name implies, this is positioned as a low-end smartphone, packing an entry-level Snapdragon 212 quad-core chipset, 8GB of expandable storage and 1GB of RAM. Other noteworthy specs include a 5-inch 720p display, hybrid SIM slot and a large 4100mAh battery. In the case of the latter, HMD is promising two days of usage as a result. In the camera department, you're getting an 8MP main camera and a 5MP front-facing snapper. You're also getting Android 7.1.1, but...

  • Razer Phone ‘leaked’ on UK retailer’s website, packing 120Hz display

    The Razer Phone has been teased by the eponymous company for several weeks now, but it would appear that some of the phone's specs have leaked. Yep, redditors spotted a listing for the phone on online retailer 3G's website (being an affiliate of the Three network), so what should you know? Well, for starters, the retailer claims that the Razer Phone will have a 5.72-inch IGZO LCD display with a very slick 120Hz refresh rate and wide colour gamut. Otherwise, the listing also claims Dolby Atmos sound via dual front-facing speakers and a 4000mAh battery with Quick Charge 4+. Meanwhile, in the camera department,...

  • Watch: all the PSVR trailers from Paris Games Week

    We've already covered some of the big-hitting PS4 titles coming out of Paris Games Week, but what about PSVR? Well, the headset needn't gather dust for much longer, as we saw quite a few PSVR titles being announced or shown off. Check them out below.

  • Watch: all the new PlayStation reveals from Paris Games Week

    Paris Games Week has kicked off and, while it's not as massive as E3 and the like, it still plays host to some noteworthy reveals and trailers. Sony used the event to reveal a few new games, such as Spelunky 2 (coming first to PlayStation and PC) and Ghost of Tsushima. Check them out below.

  • Watch: how is Hitler censored in German version of Wolfenstein 2?

    Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus is finally out worldwide, bringing Nazi-killing action to gamers everywhere. And that includes Germany too. Of course, true to German law, the game is censored on account of the whole Nazism thing. But how exactly do the developers censor Adolf Hitler? Check out the clip below, courtesy of Censored Gaming (skip to 2:15 for the German version of the cut-scene).