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  • 6 weird and wonderful Huawei Mate 20 Pro features that caught my eye

    It takes a lot for me to sit up and take notice of a smartphone. And no, I'm not talking about flashy events with dubstep and Channing Tatum backup dancers. I'm talking hard, innovative and actually bold features. I'm also talking about features that Apple would call "bold". You know, features that don't quite make sense but they're pushed on you anyway? Here are three of each from the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. Weird: Nano SD card Companies that launch dual SIM phones in a market dominated by carriers that sneer at their consumers almost as much as their competitors are always welcome. But making...

  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro gets its SA launch date and price

    The Huawei Mate 20 Pro will sell for R18 999 in South Africa, the Chinese company announced on Tuesday at its launch event in Johannesburg. When compared to its rivals, it's pricing strategy certainly seems aggressive. While the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 also launched at R18 999, the iPhone XS is R21 999. The iPhone XS Max is R23 999. Of the three currently available variants in the Mate 20 stable, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro is the only version that will be sold locally. The stock Mate 20, and the larger Mate 20X won't make it to SA shores. The Huawei Mate...

  • Could Red Dead Redemption 2 be coming to PC? This leak says yes

    In all the excitement surrounding the imminent launch of Red Dead Redemption 2 this Friday, a leak has reignited an old rumour. According to a new leak, Rockstar Games may soon release a PC version of the game. This comes via a listing for a PC version of the game appearing on MediaMarkt, a reputable electronics retailer in Europe. While the post has since been taken down, the Dutch website TechTastic that spotted it first, took a screenshot for proof. In the screenshot, December 2019 is quoted as the game’s release date. Earlier this year it was VG247 that spotted a PC version of...

  • Watch the nail-biting conclusion to the Tetris World Championships

    If you thought Tetris was a weak timewaster you played mindlessly while waiting for a train, think again. This weekend, the Tetris World Championships concluded in Portland, Oregon, with a quite incredible sequence of events. 16-year-old Joseph Saelee came back from a near semi-final defeat to ultimately knock seven-time world champion Jonas Neubauer from his perch. The final however was a tense affair. With Neubauer topping-out early, the heat was on Saelee to make up a 104 000 point difference. For a full minute, Saelee carefully and thoughtfully builds the blocks up at almost break-neck speed, and eventually, gets two Tetris to take home...

  • Red Dead Redemption 2 is available for pre-loading and it’s huge

    With exactly a week to go before the official release of Red Dead Redemption 2, Rockstar Games has announced that pre-loading for the game is now available globally. The catch? You’re going to need a lot of free storage space on your console, and even more patience, just for the installation. On Rockstar’s support page, the developer confirmed that disk installation will require 99GB on PS4 and 107GB on Xbox One. The digital installation remains that same for Xbox One, but PS4 requires an extra 50GB to accommodate the process. This means at least 10% of your 1TB console is going to...

  • The Huawei Mate 20 Pro can be unlocked by your doppelganger

    The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is arguably the phone to beat in 2018, at least on paper. Beyond its underscreen fingerprint reader and machine learning chipset, it also features a 3D face unlock system. Yep, that's the reason for that notch too. But it seems that it may not be as secure as one would like, at least not if you have a doppelganger at your workplace. German publication AndroidPit experienced this phenomenon this week. Author Steffen Herget reportedly locked the phone using his biometrics, that is, his face. Passing the phone around the office, it remained locked until it arrived at his...

  • The cheapest new iPhone will cost R15999

    The new iPhone XR might be the cheapest of Apple's 2018's smartphone lineup, but it will still retail for R15 999 in South Africa. iStore today announced the new pricing and availability information of the device, which features a 6.1 inch LCD display, Apple's A12 Bionic chipset, and a single 12MP rear camera. Those who want to purchase the phone cash, will need to fork out around R3000 less for this particular model when compared to the iPhone XS. The iPhone XR is also cheaper than the R18 999 Samsung Galaxy Note 9 in South Africa, but comes in a few hundred...

  • New Pokémon coming to Pokémon Go

    Pokémon Go creators Niantic has announced that new Pokémon can be discovered, hatched and battled for in Pokémon Go. The new list of Pokémon comes from the fictional region Sinnoh, a place that features in the Nintendo games Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum. “Pokémon originally discovered in the Sinnoh region will be making their way to Pokémon GO in waves!” the company explained. This means that more and more Pokémon will join the game over the next few weeks. While all the new Pokémon have not explicitly been revealed yet, Pokémon Go has confirmed that Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup will be lurking around...

  • The new Kindle Paperwhite will let you read ebooks in the bath

    Amazon has revealed its latest Kindle Paperwhite, and it’s waterproof. That's the biggest takeaway from the 6.0 inch screen device. “Paperwhite is IPX8 rated to protect against accidental immersion in up to two meters of fresh water for up to 60 minutes,” the company explained on its website. This means you can now take Paperwhite to the beach or bath without worrying too much about getting it wet. The e-reader also has audio book service Audible built-in, so you can listen to audio books or switch between reading and listening at your leisure via Bluetooth headsets. Coming in at 182g for the Wi-Fi enabled...

  • Huawei Mate 20, 20 Pro and 20X are now official

    Huawei unveiled three devices at a swanky event in London last night, including two familar devices with the Mate moniker, and another slightly different. For starters, the company pulled the curtain on the Huawei Mate 20, arguably the least interesting of the three devices. Huawei Mate 20 It sports a 6.5 inch LCD waterdrop-notch screen with a 2244x1080 resolution, the Kirin 980 chipset at its heart, internal storage of 128GB and a RAM figure of 6GB. The triple rear camera setup features a 12MP primary snapper, a 16MP wide angle camera, and an 8MP telephoto camera. Up front, you'll also find a 24MP...