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  • Oculus issues press invitations for 11 June event

    Virtual reality technology has suddenly leaped into the public eye again this month, with announcements that the Oculus Rift is scheduled to arrive in stores in Q1 2016. On the back of this though, the Facebook-owned VR company has sent out press invitations to an event taking place on 11 June (and yes, the invitation is really, really dark). What is it all about? It seems that the company might be ready to reveal its consumer version of the Rift a lot sooner than first thought. The invitation, which is not as coy as those from Huawei and Apple, notes that...

  • Samsung Galaxy S6 review: rightful leader of the Android army?

    In many ways, Apple is the Floyd Mayweather Jr. of the tech world. It’s obnoxious, super rich and delivers on its promises time and time again. It’s about as consistent as an atomic clock, and well, up until now, it hasn’t really been defeated in the smartphone space. So when Samsung finally unveiled the Galaxy S6 at a massive MWC 2015 event and claimed that it would dismantle the world’s most prolific smartphone company, many were skeptical. I was one of them, even if I was secretly rooting for the underdog. I’m not about to suggest that Samsung is the Manny...

  • NAG Magazine bids adieu to SA gamers after 17 years

    NAG Magazine, one of South Africa's most widely read gaming print publications and the last of a dying breed, is calling it a day after 17 years in the industry. This comes amid slowing print sales and drooping appeal for print media advertising. "The print industry is diminishing quickly and because NAG speaks to a very connected, early adopting reader it has seen a faster than predicted drop-off in advertising and readers," notes Michael James, NAG Magazine publisher on the company's website. "We’re kind of in the middle of a storm of fewer people buying magazines, fewer companies spending money on...

  • LG G4 series welcomes G4 Stylus, G4c flagship variants

    A few weeks ago, LG revealed its G4 flagship in the flesh after a number of rumours seemingly dented the hype of the day. Today the company has announced two new models based on the LG G4, which will cater for those wanting a bigger screen and those looking for a cheaper alternative. It's an interesting move considering that global rollouts of the LG G4 begins this week in many countries, so two new options might give users another reason to pause and rethink their buying decisions. LG G4 Stylus: no Note competitor Starting with the much larger of the two, the...

  • Telkom expands LTE-A network to 22 more South African suburbs

    Telkom has today announced that it's expanding its LTE-A (or LTE-Advanced) network to 22 more suburbs across the country, which will mean even faster data access to those in these zones. LTE-A has theoretical speeds of 1Gbps, but Telkom had demonstrated that over 380Mbps is achievable at present. That's pretty fast when compared to copper fixed-line internet speeds. Telkom notes that it's comparable to fibre connections, which it has also begun rolling out to select suburbs. If you're wondering if you're lucky enough to fall within these zones, have a look at the suburb break down below. Gauteng: Carlswald, Highveld, Halfway Gardens, Houghton...

  • ‘Wolfenstein: The Old Blood’ review: we’re in the zombie Nazi killing business

    Welcome back to the land of technologically advanced Nazi’s and cheesy American one-liners. Yes, that’s right. Our favourite Nazi-killing machine, B.J. Blazkowicz, is back at Castle Wolfenstein and as usual things take a turn for the brutally bizarre. The Old Blood is a standalone expansion in the Wolfenstein series and acts as a prequel to the brilliantly epic Wolfenstein: The New Order. Though this title doesn’t really offer anything new in terms of game play its narrative is immersive and holds true to the “B-Rate” soul of the franchise. Honestly, it’s just great jumping back into one of most action packed...

  • Win one of two limited edition iPhone 6 Houdt covers [competition closed]

    Note: This competition is closed as of 12h00 SAST, 1 June 2015. Update: Thank you all for entering our competition. The winners are Astrid Julies and lizelief as they had the two best comments in the field. Congratulations. Please send through your details (phone number, postal address and physical address) to andywalkermemeburncom. We'll be in contact shortly! Today's tech users want to be the trendiest kids on the block, and who can blame them? With the plethora of accessories available for smartphones, emblazoning your device with your own special character isn't a difficult thing. A company that makes this especially popular with its...

  • Fancy the Oculus Rift? You’ll need one beefy PC to drive it

    Oculus' long awaited Rift virtual reality headset is readying itself for a Q1 2016 launch, but the company has finally revealed just what hardware consumers will need to drive the computing future. And it's a fair old task for the modest PC. As Oculus' chief architect Atman Binstock notes in the company's most recent blog post, the "Rift will be capable of delivering comfortable presence for nearly everyone," and that seems to be an important notion for the company. Based on these requirements though, it seems not everyone will be able to enjoy the Oculus Rift in its natural habitat. The company's...

  • Patch Tuesday May 2015: Internet Explorer is this month’s problem child [update]

    Update (16 May): It seems that the relatively uneventful May Patch Tuesday updates have sprung a last minute surprise, mainly courtesy of KB3046002, which causes 64-bit Windows 7 machines to hang after installation. Typical. Although it might seem like a massive issue, the update itself addresses a Microsoft Journal issue. But there is a fix. WindowsITPro suggests cutting power to the PC in question mid-install, which should get the cranks moving again. As it turns out, it seems that the update just doesn't call home to Microsoft to tell it that it has installed properly, hence the hang. There hasn't been any...

  • ‘Crysis: Analogue Edition’ board game now on Kickstarter

    A popular trend over the years is converting popular video games into board games. Some of the more notable properties are Gears of War, Doom, X-Com, Bioshock: Infinite, and Civilization. Crysis is the latest game to receive the tabletop treatment. Crysis: Analogue Edition is marketed as a tactical board game for 2-8 players. The game will feature two gameplay variants: Team Instant Action, which is standard death match, and Capture the Relay, a team capture the flag mode. Set during the events of Crysis 3, players will be able to play as either the US Special Forces or Cell as...