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  • This is the gaming news you missed this June

    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 June 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. Original creator Dave Jones leaves Crackdown 3 Development Dave Jones, the creator behind the Crackdown franchise, has left Crackdown 3’s...

  • Spring cleaning: 5 tips to rid your Windows PC of digital dirt

    The more you use a Windows PC, the more temporary files, once-important files, and errant bits of information are stored. This isn't you, or Windows, but it does help to regularly keep your device free of junk, especially if you're running an older machine or one with little storage. Here are five fool-proof tips to keeping your computer clean and fresh. Delete files from your temp folder Open File Explorer and type %TEMP% in your address bar (including percentage symbols.) Hit Enter, and you'll discover just how many temporary files your PC has stored since you last cleaned it. These are usually stored...

  • Solo Everyday Max 17.3-inch laptop bag review: carry on, carry on

    The Solo Everyday Max 17.3-inch laptop-slash-duffel bag is unlike any other backpack I've ever used, and that's both a good and bad thing. Built by the New York-based satchel firm, the Everyday Max isn't your typical zips, flaps and straps sort of affair. In fact, it's a bit of a jack of all trades. But before I delve into the bag's unique features, a quick tour. The Everyday Max is much, much larger than your traditional laptop bag. It can swallow 17.3-inch laptops, a tablet, and a fair few other accessories while still boasting plenty of space for clothing items too. As...

  • Gearburn readers really don’t like the smartphone notch

    Well, surprise surprise. According to a recent poll ran on Gearburn's Facebook account, 62% of respondents don't like the smartphone notch. The notch has become a mainstay in smartphone design this year, this after the Essential Phone debuted with the design feature in 2017. Following on from its notably public interest, Apple then launched the iPhone X in September 2017. This was seemingly the point of no return. Since, we've seen a slew of manufacturers adopt the notch, from Lenovo to LG, and OnePlus to Huawei. But the likes of Oppo and Vivo are seemingly bypassing the notch entirely. Two new devices: the...

  • This is how much you’ll pay for your kid’s Fitbit Ace in South Africa

    The Fitbit Ace, a smart activity wearable for children, is now available in South Africa. The Alta-like band is built on a smaller frame, and lacks niceties like heart rate tracking, but does includes tools to monitor your kids' activity. This is notably steps, sleep and active goals. Fitbit Ace fitness tracker for kids (and parents) debuts for $100 The Fitbit Ace is the company’s latest US$100 smart wearable band for kids age eight and older. It looks a lot like the company’s Alta, but features a smaller build and lacks a few smart features. Read more... The Ace will also remind kids...

  • Qualcomm’s gunning for Intel’s ultrabook market share with 1000 series

    Smartphone processor king Qualcomm is reportedly coming for Intel and AMD's desktop throne. According to a report by German site WinFuture, the company's readying a chipset called the SDM1000 -- or Snapdragon 1000 series -- for use in larger computing systems, like laptops and ultrabooks. Although the company's already working on the Snapdragon 850 -- a chipset for "always connected experiences" -- it's simply a higher-clocked version of the 845, the chip you'll find in smartphones like the Sony Xperia XZ2 and LG G7 ThinQ. The Snapdragon 1000 seems to be the firm's first proper crack at the laptop market. According to WinFuture,...

  • Mophie Power Capsule review: convenient pocket power for wireless earbuds

    "How didn't they think of this before?" is a question I had when picking up the Mophie Power Capsule for the first time. To oversimplify it, the Power Capsule is effectively a hard case with a built in powerbank that lets users charge their wireless earbuds, wearables or any small tech gadget that can fit within it. Users get 1400mAh of juice, which is incidentally the same size battery as the Vodacom Smart Kicka. But you won't be charging phones using the Power Capsule. Instead, the rubberrised pouch is opened by means of a sturdy zipper and is only large enough to...

  • Everything we know about The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit

    The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit is a stand-alone adventure developed by Life is Strange creators DONTNOD Entertainment, set for release as a free title on PC, PS4, and Xbox One on 25 June. Set in the Life is Strange universe, this roughly two hour narrative game follows young protagonist Chris and his adventures as Captain Spirit, a fictional superhero of his own creation that helps him battle his sometimes harsh reality. The game was recently announced at E3 2018’s Microsoft press conference (where it also managed to snag the Best of Show award), with some extra information dropped in the...

  • Go wireless with Snug [Sponsored]

    With Snug you can now go wireless in your car or your office. No more irritation with tangled cables or trying to plug in your charger and finding that tiny charging port on your device. “Wireless charging is the way that technology is going for all devices. Our Snug brand has come to the party with wireless charging that includes office chargers, car chargers and wireless charging power banks” says Zev Cherniak at Gammatek. With SNUG wireless charging, you can choose from: Desk fast wireless charger Charge your phone wirelessly with this SNUG cradle at your home or in your office. The cradle...

  • Nokia 7 Plus review: the best phone of 2018 thus far

    Hot take: flagship smartphones are boring. The only innovation that's sweeping across this segment lies in the marketing material. But just a few rungs lower on the device ladder, the smartphones playing a supporting role and not carrying the weight of public brand perception on their shoulders -- are the most exciting Jostling for position, manufacturers try desperately to undercut one another on price in the upper mid-range segment, while adding almost as many creature comforts you'll find on flagships. For instance, the Nokia 7 Plus. In many ways, the 7 Plus is much the company's large-screen flagship as it is...