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  • 6 sleek Apple MacBook features that are making fans go ape

    The new Apple MacBook stole the so-called Apple Watch show last night. And rightly so, the latest Mac has introduced some really revolutionary features that are making Apple fans drool all over their now-old-and-dull MacBooks. The 12-inch Retina MacBook is the thinnest so far. Apple has therefor taken the less is more mantra to heart and equipped the device with less ports, less hardware and less fat. The less you have though, the more you have to give up. Which means that the new MacBook has slightly poorer hardware and only one port for an external drive. There's also no space...

  • Apple Watch ‘Spring Forward’ live blog: Watches, MacBooks and ResearchKit

    No, it's not quite yet time for the iPhone 6s launch, nor that much-hyped self-driving Apple car, but tonight's launch could be the company's most important device unveiling since the iPad back in 2010. We're quite used to Apple making a big move in industries previously ploughed by other tech companies, and wearables isn't an exception either. The smartwatch market especially is one of those final frontiers for Apple, but will the company crack the esoteric smartwatch formula? Those time-keeping wrist-cuffs remain fairly useless to their wearers, with their functional immaturity (especially speaking of the Android Wear platform) a big hindrance....

  • HTC Vive, The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario 64: this week’s TGIF Video Roundup

    TGIF, and we really shouldn’t be at work, but that won’t stop us from gandering through the week’s best tech, gadget and gaming videos, now will it? If you missed last week's roundup, catch it below. Read more: The Gizmondo, ‘Battlefield Hardline’ and LG Watch Urbane: this week’s TGIF Video Roundup With MWC 2015 and GDC 2015 both taking up too much of our time here at the Gearburn office this week, we haven't exactly been procrastinating as much as we should've been. Nevertheless, we've put together a sound and solid batch of flicks to help you get over the final...

  • Huawei Watch is probably the prettiest smartwatch ever made [update]

    Update: There's an Amazon.de employee about to have his wrist slapped rather firmly after a rather steep price tag was posted alongside the Huawei Watch listing. Any guess of what the number alongside it was? 999 Euros, or US$1080. Yep, that's about three times more than the entry level Apple Watch if rumours are to be believed. Although the price could be an error prior to the device's availability and price announcements, it could very well be an inflated sense of grandeur by those price-setters at Huawei. Of course, the watch is supremely gorgeous, but does it warrant such a steep...

  • Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge top 20-million pre-orders since reveal

    If the latest report from the Korea Times is anything to go by, then Samsung executives must be high-fiving themselves behind closed doors back in Seoul. The company has allegedly garnered over 20-million pre-orders for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge combined since the duos announcement just over a week ago in Barcelona. That's a massive win in any company's books, and makes a serious dent in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus's sales figure of 75-million since Apple's launch back in September 2014. The Samsung Galaxy S6 received 15-million pre-order requests, while the slightly more expensive and...

  • ‘Stranded Deep’ narrative review, part two: today is the day I die

    If you thought survival games were boring, think again. Wiehahn navigates the treacherous island world of Stranded Deep with the finesse of Daniel Defoe. This is the final article in a two-part series. Read more: ‘Stranded Deep’ narrative review, part one: scavenge, discover, survive A few days ago I was sitting comfortably at home, hypnotized by the television that was filling my mind with exploding cars and the latest celebrity scandals. It was not much of a life but I was safe and well-fed. Now I’m stranded on some god-forsaken island somewhere deep in the vast lonely expanse of the Pacific. I’ve...

  • MWC 2015 live blog: this year’s conference comes to a close

    It's pretty early for those reading from the States and its smack in the middle of the work day for us closer to the Greenwich line, so keeping track of MWC 2015 using the official livestreams available is a bit of a pain. But let us ease any worries and qualms you might have. Our MWC 2015 live blog will track Barcelona's mobile movements as they happen. Oh, and they'll be happening rather quickly at that if the bundle of pre-event news is anything to go by. If you missed our build up to MWC 2015 and all the rumours, punts...

  • 10 crazily ambitious Google projects that will change the world

    If you didn’t realize that Google is attempting to transform the world into a more habitable place from the ground up, then this list will let you in on the secret. Google CEO Larry Page often suggests that companies aren’t evil. Some are accomplishing great things, and Google is an example of what can be done when money isn’t an issue. Here are the top ten crazily ambitious Google projects that will change the world, and soon: 1. Nanoparticle Cancer Detection Google X Labs would like to create a pill stuffed with a nanoparticle payload capable of detecting cancer and other diseases. The nanoparticles would use a magnetic...

  • Samsung Galaxy S6 will likely feature similar price to iPhone 6

    If you are to believe Samsung's European websites then Samsung's premium fusion of class and metal isn't as expensive as we feared it to be. Granted, it's not a mid-range device, but the price should fall nicely alongside its primary competition -- the iPhone 6. MyBroadband recently spotted Samsung Netherlands' price listings of the new flagship Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, and performed a quick Rand to Euro conversion, which would theoretically render pockets between R9000 and R13 000 more less fortunate. When Apple brought the iPhone 6 to South African shores in late 2014, it was touted to retail...

  • The PlayStation Company: where has Sony been hiding this MWC?

    We have an interesting update regarding Sony's mobile future, especially in South Africa, so keep an eye out for our conversation with Mark Fenzel, Sony's country manager for Sony Mobile coming next week. While HTC, Huawei and Samsung were all competing for the media's attention this past week, Sony had launched the latest two devices in the Xperia range without anyone really noticing or giving much of a hoot. Although the Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet was leaked just a few days before the official unveiling, it didn't exactly receive a swathe of attention. It wasn't because of the leak either, and...