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  • 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: 30.3MP 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 28-70mm....

  • The ZTE Axon 9 Pro is the company’s flagship comeback kid

    The Axon 9 Pro is ZTE's latest flagship. Yes, that ZTE. The same company that was clinging to life just a few weeks ago following US sanctions. But now, with those sanctions lifted, the Chinese firm's first device since is saying all the right things. On the surface, it has all of 2018's common flagship traits: a large, 18:9 screen; a dual camera setup at the rear; and a notch. Beneath the 6.21 inch 2248x1080 AMOLED screen, there's a Snapdragon 845 chipset, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage. You're also getting a 4000mAh battery, a water and dust resistance...

  • Sony Xperia XZ3 unveiled with OLED screen, SD 845 and AI smarts

    It's been a little over three months since the Sony Xperia XZ2 launched in South Africa, but that hasn't stopped the Japanese phone maker from unveiling yet another new flagship today. At IFA 2018, the company lifted the curtains on its Sony Xperia XZ3 smartphone, sporting very few aesthetic and internal differences from its XZ2 predecessor. With that said, you'll still get a Snapdragon 845 chipset with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. However, the real difference is the screen. The XZ3 sports an OLED panel instead of an LCD. It's a 6.0 inch panel with 2880x1440 pixels coated in...