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  • Samsung Galaxy S9 outsold the iPhone X globally in April 2018

    According to research from data firm Counterpoint, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ are the world's biggest selling smartphones in April 2018. The two devices beat Apple's 2018 smartphone arsenal -- the iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 8 -- by a little over 0.3% market share. Notably though, the next most popular device came from Xiaomi, in the Redmi 5A. But it's not the only Xiaomi on the list. Flanking the iPhone 6 -- yes, and it's outselling the iPhone 7 -- is the Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Note 5 Plus. "This is the first time Xiaomi grabbed two positions within...

  • GammaTek’s top bags for Father’s Day [Sponsored]

    Dads can be tricky to buy gifts for. Golf balls, socks, hampers and CDs are grand. But, for something functional; something they will actually use and something to last longer than a hamper of biltong; think Solo. From New York to Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban, thanks to Gammatek, Solo is the go-to brand for cases and bags. For work and play, Solo bags are stylish, functional and packed with character. Produced with quality, durable materials, they have great features that will impress dad.  These include internal organizers and compartments for organizing documents; internal pockets for keeping iPads and tablet devices...

  • BlackBerry Key2: the smartphone keyboard lives on in 2018

    There's a brand new BlackBerry in town, and it's called the Key2. The successor to last year's KeyOne, the latest device from Chinese manufacturer TCL with a BlackBerry logo still features that 35-key physical keyboard, chocolate slab design language, and a textured rear plate. But it's also a step up from the previous model. In fact, the Key2 is the first BlackBerry with a dual rear camera. Both feature 12MP sensors, but one receives a f/1.8 lens, and the other a f/2.6. The latter's also features a 30-degree smaller field of view, suggesting that the Key2 will also possess some optical...

  • LG Q Stylus is the company’s latest handwriting input smartphone

    Unlike many smartphone manufacturers, this year's LG lineup is pretty simple. The company launched its G7 ThinQ last month, followed by its budget Q7 equivalent. Today, the Korean firm debuted the LG Q Stylus, itself a refresh of the LG Stylus 2. "The LG Q Stylus is a handwriting input smartphone without the premium price," LG suggests in a press release, hinting at a feature given away by the phone's name. "The no-nonsense stylus adds more convenience and functionality beyond the typical keyboard experience while the intelligent palm rejection system ensures that accuracy is never an issue even when resting one’s...

  • 5 more iconic video game characters that stood the test of time

    What would the world of video games be without its champions, a string of digital personalities that has kept us captivated and immersed in their strange fictional worlds across multiple decades? While a lot of these characters barely see the light of day and quickly disappear into obscurity of history, there are a select few that have stood the test of time and, to this day, are able to rally us behind their cause. We’ve decided to pay homage to these characters, so that they and all who read this may know that they are loved in all their senseless...

  • Lenovo Z5 is not the all-screen pocket monster we hoped for

    Hype can be the creator and killer of devices, but it seems the Lenovo Z5 is the victim of the latter this time around. After the company's marketing material suggested that the phone would feature a full-face screen -- sans notch or notable bezels -- the company on Tuesday debuted a phone with a notch, and a chin. Hmph. Nevertheless, the Chinese manufacturer has included a 6.2-inch display from corner-to-corner, with a 18.7:9 aspect ratio and a resolution of 2246x1080. Internally, the Z5 runs Qualcomm's Snapdragon 636 chipset -- decidedly upper mid-range, and not flagship -- mated to 6GB of RAM. Users will...

  • Intel and AMD revive the multi-core wars at Computex 2018

    Apart from manufacturers doing all sorts of strange things with screens, this year's edition of Computex has seen the revival of the core wars. Silicon giant Intel played its hand first on Tuesday, announcing an upcoming single-socket 28-core CPU. But it's not for servers really. The company was sure to mention that it can run at 5GHz, dwarfing the likes of AMD's current Threadripper CPU. Celebrating 40 years of 8086 computing with the 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8086k Limited Edition. #Computex2018 #IntelGaming https://t.co/BBAYRZVBuR pic.twitter.com/RoeY144ObR — Intel (@intel) June 5, 2018 The company also gave scant details regarding the chip's architecture of whether it...

  • Asus Zenbook Pro has a ‘smartphone’ screen for a touchpad

    How can you possibly make laptops relevant to end users again? Simple. Replace the touch pad with a smartphone. Profit. That's exactly what Asus has done with its new Zenbook Pro. Although it's a laptop through and through, boasting a 15.6-inch 4K screen, up to 16GB of RAM and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti, it also features a 5.5-inch screen where the touch pad should be. Asus calls it the ScreenPad. It's a 1080p touch-responsive screen that allows users to open apps like the Calendar, play YouTube videos, and even run a mini version of the Zenbook's desktop. Users can also open apps...

  • Apple’s iOS 12: Grouped Notifications, Siri Suggestions and ‘Screen Time’

    Kicking off its developer conference by poking fun at developers, Apple's 2018 edition of WWDC brought with it a few notable announcements for lowly users. But none of the announcements did not have buttons. "Today is all about software," Tim Cook confirmed. So if you're here for hardware, you'll have to wait until September. For those who like organised lines of code, notably mobile code, this one's for you. Taking to the stage with that glorious mane, Apple's SVP of software development Craig Federighi took a moment to slate Android's adoption rate, and confirm that iOS 12 will be focussed on performance. CPU clocks Federighi...

  • This is the gaming news you missed in May

    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 May 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. Battlefield V reveal trailer receives controversial reaction Earlier this month DICE released the official reveal trailer for Battlefield V. While many...