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  • What you missed at EGE Cape Town Day 1 [Gallery]

    It's Cape Town's first real gaming and electronics expo, and people are pretty damn excited. Social media has been buzzing with those too busy to make their way to rAge every year, and those who haven't really had a taste of gaming on a grand scale before. The Electronic Gaming Expo, or EGE, took place this weekend, and Gearburn was there to capture the first day in all its nervous splendour. Some of the more intriguing stands was the Frontosa SA booth dominating the front of the CTICC's Hall 4, the Make Games SA booth, which was showing off locally made...

  • Android M: a more secure, polished and friendly update of Lollipop

    Keep abreast with all developing news as it happens on our dedicated Google I/O live blog. Google I/O 2015 kicked off in San Francisco's Moscone Centre last night, complete with massive rectangular displays (borrowed from Samsung's MWC 2015 presser, we imagine) and a host of Google's top brass. But the star of the show was undoubtedly Android M. David Burke, Google's VP of Android engineering, had a twenty minute slot dedicated to the upcoming OS, scheduled for official release in Q3 2015. But there wasn't all that much to shout about. Firstly, Android M will be more efficient than Lollipop, but that's assumed...

  • Firefox OS first impressions: no Android killer, yet

    Although Firefox OS 2.1 is the latest stable version, our review unit featured Firefox OS 2.0. It has been a while since we've seen a new mobile operating system out in the wild. Back in 2008, Android tepidly crept into view and back then, it wasn't predicted to become one of the greatest mobile OSes ever crafted. Look at it's mobile device market share today, and you'd wonder why technology analysts and journalists still have jobs. So when Mozilla announced Firefox OS and launched the initial version of it then-called "Boot to Gecko" back in 2013, the world didn't quite prick...

  • HTC One M9 available in South Africa from June 2015

    The HTC One M9 will be available in South Africa from June 2015, a new presser notes. The device will be available on Vodacom as well, but there is no mention of its availability on other networks as yet. "The HTC One M9 is an extension of you as it is attractive, intuitive and highly customisable. We are positive that South Africans will love the many benefits it will bring to their lifestyles with its enriched user experience and fantastic specifications,” mentions Neeraj Seth, HTC's head of marketing in the MEA region. "Our newest smartphone, once again, pushes the boundaries of...

  • Google I/O 2015 live blog: watch the keynote live here

    It's that time of the year again, when Google announces and reveals a few more goodies and coded surprises for its legion of devs and followers alike. Although there might be less hype surrounding this particular edition of Google I/O than before, the company isn't slowing down in its pioneering approach to the tech world. So, were just moments away from the keynote, which will be delivered by Sundar Pichai and at this point we wonder, what does Google have in store for us? We'll live blog throughout the Google I/O weekend and keep you up to speed with all pressing...

  • Lenovo’s trying to solve the smartwatch’s biggest issue, make projecting smartphones viable

    Smartwatches are everywhere right now, but there's no getting around the fact that screen size is a massive limitation. Lenovo today announced its plan to get around that issue. At the company's TechWorld conference, the company showed off Smart Magic, its concept for a multi-screen smartwatch. The watch, which a way off from launch, contains a standard screen -- so you can view notifications as you would on any other smartwatch -- but also has a second projector-style screen. Lenovo claims that this second screen can project images and videos onto the human eye, so that they appear 20 times larger...

  • Ware of the Week: Opera Max

    In our weekly series, Ware of the Week, we showcase our favourite organised lines of code from the world of mobile and desktop computing. In today’s edition, we look at an app that's all about data saving and data management from the makers of Opera -- Opera Max. If you missed our previous Ware of the Week winner, catch it below. Read more: Ware of the Week: Prey Anti-Theft You've probably heard the name "Opera" used around the web now and again. The company, once known for its iconic web browser that served mobile and PCs so well is redefining itself...

  • Lenovo launches Vibe Shot smartphone

    Lenovo today announced its attempt at a smartphone with high-end camera capabilities. Launched at Lenovo TechWorld in Beijing, the device features an octa-core 64-bit processor, a 16MP camera and tri-colour LED flash. There's also auto-focus, a manual shutter, and the ability to take panoramic selfies and insert yourself at multiple points in the same picture. At the same time Motorola Mobility announced that it would be making its Moto Maker feature, which enables you to build your own phone, available in China. More to follow...

  • GoPro to launch drone camera rig in 2016, dabble in virtual reality

    Late last year we heard whispers of GoPro's future plans and expansion into the drone space. The company has now officially revealed that it's working on a cube-like camera rig for drones with virtual reality support dubbed the "Six-Camera Spherical Array". Sounds very awkward, right? GoPro CEO Nick Woodman told Re/Code that it would be anything but. "It’s incredible to see our world from new perspectives," Wordman mentioned. "It’s a real ‘Oh my God’ moment. “We did that with our GoPro cameras, and we see a similar opportunity in the quadcopter market. It’s something that’s in our DNA, and we are excited...

  • Solid Snake, Bill Rizer and Simon Belmont: the Big Konami Three

    Konami has been one of the biggest developers and publishers of video games for over two decades. Over the years they have provided us with many memorable gaming experiences and, most importantly, characters. To many this vast of array of digital personalities have become heroes, icons of gaming who defined their childhood and who they have carried in their hearts right to this day. But now a sad day has arrived with Konami announcing that they are leaving the world of video games and going full mobile. Although this doesn’t necessarily mean the end of these characters, we probably won’t ever...