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  • 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...

  • Unboxing the BlackBerry Classic [Video]

    We've been using the BlackBerry Classic now for over two weeks, and it's a bag of mixed nuts. Cashews and pistachios though. Clearly BlackBerry has been putting in an inordinate level of care when packaging its devices in modern times, and it shows -- the Classic easily has one of the nicest boxes of any 2015 device we've seen. The 3.5-inch 720p-squared screen, Snapdragon S4 Plus CPU, 2GB of RAM and 8GB of storage cocktail is protected from roughage by a premium black and silver cardboard shell. When popping the box open, the phone sits snugly on top, with its full...

  • John Carmack: Gear VR to get consumer launch with next Samsung update

    Oculus CTO and gaming deity John Carmack has revealed that the Samsung VR will get a full commercial launch during Samsung's next hardware cycle. Since launching at IFA in September last year, the Gear VR has only been available to developers and enthusiasts. Speaking at GDC, Carmack told the audience that Samsung had actually wanted to make the most recent version of the hardware available but Oculus' preferred approach was to carry on running with the “Innovator” edition -- released in December 2014 -- until it felt it was ready to release something that could be made available to the...

  • Shadow of Mordor dubbed Game of the Year at Game Choice Awards

    Game Choice Awards has recently dubbed Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor as 2015's title of the year. The open world action-RPG is brought to us by Monolith Productions and Warner Brother’s Interactive, who throw's us into the deepest, darkest corners of Middle-earth where you play as an ass-kicking wrath destroying and possessing orcs and goblins along the way. Other favourite gaming titles that caught the eye of the judges are Alien: Isolation for Best Audio, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft for Best Design and Monument Valley for best mobile game. "I continue to be amazed by the diversity of games that we honored...