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  • Iperius Backup Free for Windows review: save your system regularly

    If there's something that you just can't do enough of as a techie, it's backing up important data. More often than not, that hard drive that you've relied on for so long will decide to pack its bags and visit hard drive heaven just when you need it the most. Of course, while this sounds brilliant for the old fella, you're left panicking, especially if you didn't have another drive with all our valuable data lying in wait. While many OSes feature native backup programs, like Windows Backup or Mac OS X's Time Machine, usually these are fairly thin and lack...

  • The definitive load shedding survival manual

    Are you prepared for the coming darkness? Many South Africans are no strangers to load shedding, but many are still found wanting when Eskom flips the switch. Might be, most of us deep inside still think it won’t happen. The reality is that power cuts are not likely to stop anytime soon. It’s time to take some initiative, gear up and make the best of the situation. Tap into your inner creative and make sure power outages don’t affect your productivity. We have looked high and low and put together your very own load shedding survival manual. Preparation If I had six hours...

  • Samsung’s trying to remedy Snapdragon 820 heat woes, report suggests

    Poor Qualcomm. It tried its best to disguise how awful its HTC One M9 chip was, the Snapdragon 810, but it seems that its successor is suffering from the same issues all over again. According to Business Korea (picked up by SamMobile), the Snapdragon 820 also gets a little hot under the collar, and unlikely hero Samsung is trying to solve the issue. Of course, the chip uses Samsung's design process, so it does have a certain degree of emotional (if not financial) investment in the chip. More intriguingly though, there have been rumours suggesting that the company wants to use...

  • The Stanley Parable’s William Pugh launches new games studio, teases new game

    It seems that the creators of the eccentric indie title The Stanley Parable have been quite busy lately. Only a few weeks ago David Wreden (The Stanley Parable guy) released his latest title, The Beginner’s Guide, an unconventional narrative driven game that explores Wredey’s relationship with an old developer friend through a series of mini-games. Now, only a few days ago, William Pugh (the other The Stanley Parable guy) announces his new studio, Crows Crows Crows, and with it a very interesting teaser for his apparently soon-to-be-released game (no name yet unfortunately). In this oddball endeavour Pugh is joined by Dominik...

  • Fallout 4 will feature 51 trophies, some sound like hilarious fun

    We knew that Bethesda was going big with Fallout 4. Frankly, it had to, especially after the legendary title that was Fallout 3. But the game's trophy list has now leaked online, revealing just how big Bethesda has gone. There are 51 trophies in total leaked by Exophase, and its clear that most of these will take a good while to achieve. While we can't pin point any favourites right now, the "Unlikely Valentine" trophy feels rather coy in the Fallout sense of the word. It should be noted that many of these trophies are possibly the name of actual missions or...

  • Xbox One’s Windows 10 update penned for 12 November

    Windows 10 is Microsoft's new actuator, which has seen the company reinvent itself in the smartphone and ultraportable tablet segments. But now, the company's looking to push Windows 10's influence into the gaming sphere, with the introduction of the OS to the Xbox One console. The update is coming 12 November for all users and will see a vast UI improvement, a more natural navigation experience with the controller and the introduction of DirectX 12. The news comes courtesy of a tweet from the Xbox account. Get ready to #JumpAhead again. The new #XboxOne Experience arrives 11/12: https://t.co/JYzIdC1Q3M pic.twitter.com/3kBX8cPx56 — Xbox (@Xbox) October...

  • Halo 5: Guardians review: what Xbox One fans have been waiting for

    Guns, aliens, friends, and music: this is Halo's guts and what keeps players coming back for more. The core series has finally debuted on Microsoft’s latest console, but will it be the killer app and must-have game the platform is in so dire need of? With many people not having a stable internet connection to tackle multiplayer, or the capacity to download said 9GB portion of the game, we decided to focus mostly on the single player aspect of Halo 5: Guardians for this review. While our embargo from Microsoft stated we aren't allowed to talk about anything past the...

  • LG G4 Stylus hands-on preview: yep, yet another G4 variant

    It's safe to say that LG's recent mid-range phones have suffered from an identity crisis, well, largely because most of them have been awful when compared to their flagships. I only have to think about the LG G4 Beat, and it's predecessor the G3 Beat, and the number of awkwardly named devices as well. But sometimes, naming a device after its parent flagship is a good idea. Although I don't endorse it. The LG G4 Stylus is one such example of a slight bucking of the trend, and it follows the other trend that the Samsung Galaxy Note pioneered all those...

  • Canal Walk Gaming Expo starts tomorrow 27 October in Cape Town

    Popular Cape Town shopping destination Canal Walk will host its own gaming expo from 27 October to 1 November 2015. In association with retailer BT Games, the mall will showcase "the latest generation of powerful video game consoles, including the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo’s WiiU, as well as other items like gaming keyboards and headsets which will also be available to experience," according to the press release. Speaking of his company's involvement, BT Games' marketing lead Karl Klöpfer suggests that its the perfect time in South Africa's relationship with gaming to further strengthen the public's perception of what was...

  • Bethesda, Carlsberg team up for zesty ‘Fallout Beer’

    Bethesda and Carlsberg UK have teamed up to create what will probably be the drink of choice for European fans playing Fallout 4 this year. Dubbed Fallout Beer, the beverage marks yet another merch release from Bethesda, building up to the launch of what is probably the most eagerly anticipated game of the year. As far as packaging goes, Carlsberg nailed the Fallout feel, complete with mushroom cloud in the background, and a rather fitting "Inspired by Vault-Tec" tagline below it. If you're really into beer, you'll appreciate the next few lines: it's a light pilsner, brewed using barley and hops and...