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  • This is your March 2018 gaming news roundup

    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 March 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. Itch.io celebrates its fifth birthday Itch.io, one of the world largest depositories for indie and experimental video games, turned five this...

  • Apple Watch Series 4 may feature a 15% larger screen, more bells and whistles

    Hot on the heels of its refreshed 9.7-inch iPad announcement, rumours abound today suggest that the Apple Watch Series 4 will feature a number of tweaks and buffs over its predecessor. Debuting in September 2017, the third Apple Watch refresh featured LTE connectivity, and Apple Music on your wrist. But the fourth iteration is said to review the current Watch formula entirely. Everyone's favourite Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, cited by 9To5Mac, suggests that the Series 4 will be bigger in some aspects, last longer and boast improved health monitoring. The report isn't very granular, but the analyst does suggest 15% more screen real...

  • Huawei P20 Pro will retail for R15799 in South Africa, says Cellucity

    While Huawei South Africa is still being coy regarding pricing for the newly launched P20 series, local smartphone retailer Cellucity spilled the beans for them last night. And those beans are priced extremely competitively. Read more: Huawei P20 Pro revives the megapixel war with four cameras In a tweet, the retailer detailed that the Huawei P20 Lite will retail for R5499 (including free wireless earphones). But more notable is the P20 and P20 Pro's pricing. The standard Huawei P20 -- with two cameras and a 5.8-inch LCD screen -- will retail for R11499. That slots it in the midst of previous generation flagships,...

  • The new, cheaper 9.7-inch iPad now supports the Apple Pencil

    Surprise, surprise. Those rumours of a new, cheaper, education-aimed Apple iPad rumours were true. At a Chicago event on Tuesday, the Cupertino technology company launched its latest effort to prize students away from Google and Microsoft. The refreshed 9.7-inch iPad still looks like every one of its predecessors, and boasts practically the same specs on paper, just written in a different, curlier font. Its screen size remains a scintilla below 10 inches, with a 2048x1536 Retina panel. It also keeps its TouchID fingerprint reader, and the 1.2MP FaceTime camera up front. But it does have a few notable differences. Apple Pencil support There's no...

  • Just launched: Huawei P20 Pro revives the megapixel war with four cameras

    A protracted rumour mill ground to a halt today after Huawei finally unveiled its badly-kept-secret P20 Pro. It's the company's new flagship replacing February 2017's Huawei P10 series, and features a complete aesthetic rethink. However, it's one that'll probably be familiar at this point. The Huawei P20 Pro now sports a 6.1-inch AMOLED screen with 2244x1080 pixels, and a 18.5:9 aspect ratio. Why 18.5:9, you ask? It has a notch. The awkward black bulge at the phone's crest itself hosts a 24MP f/2.0 selfie camera with autofocus on the right, a clump of sensors in the middle, and a cutesy rounded speaker for...

  • Preview: today’s Apple education event could intro cheaper iPad

    There's an Apple event on today, but it's not WWDC or a big iPhone launch. Instead, the tech giant is set to launch a new education-focussed offering in the form of a budget iPad. The event won't be at Cupertino's Steve Jobs Theatre either. Instead, Apple's constructing a temporary mini-stage outside a Chicago high school. Yeah, we know, it's not even in California. As for what's expected, it could be anything from the aforementioned iPad competing against the likes of the US$329 Acer Chromebook Tab 10, and other Chrome OS and Windows offerings -- an unlikely "budget" sub-US$1000 MacBook, or an education...

  • Notch a chance: Xiaomi’s ‘work of art’ Mi Mix 2S debuts for $530

    The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S is now official, and not sporting a notch (thank the phone gods). Instead the Chinese marque has remained true to the original Mi Mix, waging an even greater war on the bezel. But it's quite a beautiful war, even if it's not much of an aesthetic step-up from 2017's Mi Mix 2. Shirking Apple's trendsetting quirks, the Mi Mix 2S flaunts an 82% screen-to-body ratio, sporting a 5.99-inch LCD display slathered in Corning Gorilla Glass 4, with a 2160x1080 resolution. At the rear, there's a fingerprint reader located in the middle of the device, flanked by a...

  • School’s out: Chrome OS debuts on the Acer Chromebook Tab 10

    Chrome OS was a buggy pipe dream just a few months ago, but this week Acer launched the world's first tablet running Google's shiny new OS. Dubbed the Chromebook Tab 10, the 9.7-inch device is squarely aimed at the education sector, namely teachers and students from kindergarten all the way up to grade 12. But even if you're not six-years-old and reading this (if you are, well done), you should be intrigued by Acer's offering. For one, the company confirms the tablet will run apps from the Google Play Store, feature battery life "of up to nine hours" and come "standard with...

  • Early Access hands-on: Descenders is a ‘roguelite’ downhill BMX game

    There aren't many options if you're on the prowl for a downhill BMX title. So that's one reason why Descenders, from indie developer RageSquid, stands out already. The game, currently available on Steam Early Access, has another unique selling point though: randomly generated levels. On paper, this means that you've got an endless number of stages to play through. But games with this feature often fall into the trap of all levels being boring. So what's the verdict? A double-edged sword At this early stage, Descenders falls somewhat into the middle. Players proceed through four environments, comprised of a few levels (with checkpoints) and a boss-level...

  • Huawei P20: all major rumours before tomorrow’s big reveal

    The Huawei P20 reveal event is set to take place tomorrow (27 March), with expectations high that we'll see some interesting camera tech on show. But what will be revealed at the event? What kind of features will be in tow? Will there be headphone jacks? Here are a few major nuggets you should know... Three models on offer According to regular leaker Evan Blass, the Paris event will see three models on offer at the very least. There's the P20 Lite, standard P20 and large P20 Pro. We've also seen reports of a 512GB Huawei phone, but it's unclear whether this is a...