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  • Xiaomi Redmi 6A 32GB now listed in South Africa

    MIA Africa, the importer of Xiaomi products into South Africa, has quietly added the Xiaomi Redmi 6A 32GB to its available devices list. The phone, which launched globally in June, is an upgrade of the Redmi 5A which hit shelves last year. While the 16GB version of the device could be found on third-party retailers, its larger storage sibling wasn't yet listed by sellers within the country. A 5.45 inch 1440x720 screen fronts the Redmi 6A, while a quad-core Mediatek Helio A22 pushes around its pixels. It's combo'd with 32GB of storage and 2GB of RAM. There's also a microSD card slot if...

  • Google’s Pixel phones will launch on 9 October

    Notch ado about nothing? Ready or not, but Google has sent invites to an event in New York on 9 October. This was previously reported by Bloomberg. This will likely be its Pixel 3 and 3 XL launch day -- something that everyone on planet Earth has experienced in multiple incidents already. October 9th. Google Event. Surprise us! 😉 pic.twitter.com/7j56q8M1vs — Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) September 6, 2018 If you've just returned from Mars, here's what you can expect. The Pixel 3 goes notcho libre up front, instead adopting a Samsung Galaxy S9 aesthetic up front. Its Pixel 3 XL sibling however has a pretty substantial...

  • 7 massive PC and console games still coming in 2018

    As the end of August looms, the release of some big-name games approach. Here’s a list of seven upcoming games you can look forward to for the rest of this year. Marvel’s Spider-Man Release Date: 7 September Marvel’s Spider-Man is a Sony Interactive Entertainment release for Play Station 4. The game is action-adventure style, open world and boasts a reimagined version of the comic-classic. “This isn’t the Spider-Man you’ve met or ever seen before. This is an experienced Peter Parker who’s more masterful at fighting big crime in New York City.”, says PlayStation’s official website. A limited edition PS4 Pro bundle will be available...

  • A quick guide to understanding camera jargon

    With the mindbogglingly expensive Nikon Z mount cameras launching last month, and the hipster-esque Instax Square SQ6 also hitting South Africa soon, you’ve probably been seeing a lot of camera jargon lately. If you’re not in the loop it can be a little tricky figuring out what all those terms refer too, and what these cameras can do. So, here’s a quick crash course to help you understand the basics of complicated camera talk. Camera types Digital SLR (or DSLR) A digital single-lens reflex camera is one that has a mirror which reflects the image onto a viewfinder for you to see what you’re...

  • Canon officially launches full-framed mirrorless EOS R range

    The rumours have been confirmed, Canon has launched its first full-frame mirrorless camera system, dubbed the EOS R, along with a range of RF lenses. The EOS R reportedly boasts the world’s fastest autofocus (0.05 seconds) which Canon claims is able to focus quickly even in extremely low light. "The pioneering EOS R System delivers an entirely new level of innovation, enabling richer, more detailed results, with unparalleled levels of sharpness and detail," said Canon in its press release. The camera also features silent shooting "for total discretion in even the most intimate of shooting environments" and is "a highly accomplished filmmaking...

  • Snapdragon 855 benchmarks leak: is it faster than the Kirin 980?

    The upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 has reportedly been profiled and benchmarked on Geekbench. Scores published to the benchmark site earlier this week allegedly parades some of the chipset's hard performance numbers. The American chipmaker's new silicon outpaces the current Snapdragon 845 by around 50%, scoring 3697 on its single-core performance run. The 845 scores around 2400. Additionally, the 855's multi-core performance numbers is now pushing 10000 points. 10469 to be exact. How does this compare to its rivals? The 855 will be quicker than the HiSilicon Kirin 970, which powers the Huawei P20 Pro and Mate 10 Pro. The latter is considerably slower, scoring...

  • Life is Strange 2: everything we know so far

    Life Is Strange 2 is an upcoming narrative-driven adventure set in the critically acclaimed Life Is Strange universe. It features a brand-new story and cast of characters, brings a string of gameplay changes and improvements, and a noticeable shift in narrative themes. As a massive fan of the Life Is Strange series, I’ve donned my detective hats and dived deep into the digital wilderness known as the internet to unearth as much info, hints and clues as possible. This is everything we know about Life Is Strange 2 so far. Life Is Strange ditches female leads As a franchise well-known for its strong...

  • A Lyft driver found a Google Pixel 3 XL on his backseat

    If you thought Apple was bad at quelling leaks, have you heard of a company called Google? The search giant turned technology and smartphone maker's latest device has been leaked extensively, and even unboxed, all before its October launch date. But this weekend, the latest outrageous event took place in the back of a Lyft. The driver reportedly spotted that his occupant had left a phone on the back seat. When he inspected it, it was -- you guessed it -- a Google Pixel 3 XL. Android Police, the publication the driver contacted, has more on the incident: These images were sent to...

  • The gaming news you missed in August 2018

    After multiple reconnaissance missions, back-alley bribes, and a string of other unmentionable activities, we’ve managed to acquire all gaming intelligence that took place within the month of August 2018. The list that follows contains all information our Lord Editor has deemed fit for public consumption. If you feel there is something that needs to be addressed or lacking from this list, please let us know in the comments section below and we’ll be sure to deal with you… I mean, your issue. Fatal Shooting at Jacksonville Madden Tournament On 26 August, a competitor at the Jacksonville, Florida qualifiers for the Madden NFL 19...

  • Details of Canon’s EOS R full frame mirrorless camera leak

    Just two weeks after Nikon launched its first full-frame mirrorless camera range, rumours suggest that Canon is out to do the same. Nokishita, a Japanese website that covers camera related rumours, leaked information about the camera along with supposed pictures this past weekend. According to the website, Canon’s first full-frame mirrorless camera will be called the EOS R and feature some of the following specs: 30.3 megapixel full-frame sensor Dual Focus CMOS AF Low-light autofocus Touch Screen display (and articulating screen) 4K video Apparently, Canon will also be releasing a range of lenses for the EOS R, including a 35mm, 50mm and...