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  • Everything we know about the Samsung Galaxy S10, S10e and S10 Plus

    This week opens the year's most frantic smartphone launch period. Before the month is through, we'll see devices from Sony, LG and Nokia, just to name a few. But before any of those devices are tied to exorbitant mobile network packages with SMSes you'll never use, Samsung will steal the limelight. As always, the Korean firm will launch its wares, namely the Samsung Galaxy S10 family, in San Francisco a few days before Barcelona's MWC 2019 smartphone expo. And yes, "family" because the company's planning more than just a duo this time. How many phones are we talking? According to a flood of rumours,...

  • South Africans really, really want local Apex Legends servers

    You've probably heard the news, Respawn-developed Apex Legends is already a hit and its only been out in the universe for two weeks. This can be confirmed by 25 million players who joined Electronic Arts' battle royale in its first week. Me included. Now, a player named Ruan Van Vliet has started a petition to get African servers for the game, as spotted by Glitched. "This is a petition for public servers on the continent, for all platforms. We love the game, we want to invest in it. We want to experience it the way it was meant to be experienced," Van...

  • iPhones, Macbooks and more: what Apple’s set to launch this year

    Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has revealed a host of upcoming devices that the firm may launch this year. Talking to 9to5Mac, Kuo noted that the company is set to release three new iPhones, a display monitor and an updated 16 inch Macbook Pro, just to name a few. While the Macbook Pro is said to feature "an all new design", the iPhones reportedly stick to the same screen size of the brand's current XS and XR range. The iPhones are also rumoured to feature "frosted glass casing, bilateral wireless charging for charging other devices, upgraded Face ID with a higher power flood...

  • Fornite update offers free Season 8 Battle Pass as a reward

    Epic Game's latest update for Fornite is celebrating Valentine's Day by giving players the opportunity to earn a free Season 8 Battle Pass. "Starting with the v7.40 release, complete 13 free Overtime Challenges by February 27 to receive the upcoming Season 8 Battle Pass for FREE!" the company announced on its website. If you already own a Battle Pass, you'll be awarded with new outfit styles for completing the Overtime Challenges. Usually, a Battle Pass cost 950 in-game V-bucks. Feature image: Epic Games

  • South Africa’s hottest tech deals of the week (Feb 11-15)

    Shopping for technology is an even bigger nightmare than clothes. But unlike clothing, finding the correct stick of RAM isn’t a question of it being too big or small, but just too damn expensive. In a weekly series, Gearburn trawls the South African online shopping space to find the best deals, from DDR4 for your rig to cans for your ears. Be sure to bookmark this page and check back in throughout the week, as we update this article regularly with new deals as they’re made available. Added 11 February: (Expired) JBL E55 Bluetooth headphones - R1299 (OneDayOnly) These wireless cans offer...

  • The Xiaomi Mi 9 could be 2019’s most beautiful smartphone

    The Xiaomi Mi 9 was only supposed to be unveiled next week, incidentally on the same day as Samsung's Unpacked event. But not to be outdone by its Korean rival, the Chinese brand's SVP Wang Xiang posted a few teaser snaps to Twitter. Long story short: the Xiaomi Mi 9 will be anything but boring visually. https://twitter.com/XiangW_/status/1095978888902017026 There will seemingly be three cameras at the rear, with one on the far right clearly highlighted by a colourful ring. There is a flash present, so it's not clear if this is simply a design cue or a piece of tech yet to be unveiled. The...

  • New Fujifilm X-T30 will hit South Africa this March

    Fujifilm has launched its brand new the X-T30, reminiscent of last year's flagship X-T3. The camera has been dubbed as a ‘Little Giant' by the company, which claims the device is "small but highly capable". "The X-T30 combines a new sensor and processing engine with an Auto Mode Selector and focus point lever to help both the amateur and professional alike," said Fujifilm in a press release. The camera weighs 383g and features the X series' traditional vintage design, along with a new Focus Lever for "shifting a focus point easily, intuitive operability of the tilting 3” touch-screen panel". It also shows off improvements...

  • Super Mario Maker 2 is heading to the Switch in June

    Super Mario Maker 2 is coming to the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo announced on Thursday. The sequel to the 2015 Wii U game will sport a number of landscape enhancements, including SLOPES! The game will arrive in June 2019, so there's plenty of time to dust off that Wii U and relive some of those impossible Super Expert levels. Watch the trailer below. Feature image: screenshot, Nintendo via YouTube

  • You can now reserve your Samsung Galaxy S10

    If you're in the United States and hungry to get your hands on an upcoming Samsung Galaxy device, you can now reserve your device. The rumoured three upcoming devices, all set to take variations of the S10 moniker, can be preordered ahead of the launch on 20 February. To reserve your device, you'll need to create, or already have, a Samsung account. Samsung also gives users the option to trade in their current device, which could cut up to $550 from the S10's price. Feature image: Samsung

  • Canon launches new mirrorless EOS RP camera system

    Canon has today launched its latest mirrorless camera, the EOS RP. They company describes the new devices as "a small, light and practical full frame mirrorless camera, for advanced amateurs." The EOS RP is the second full-frame mirrorless camera from the company, its first was released last September. In fact, the EOS RP is a more compact version of last year's EOS R. "As Canon’s smallest, lightest full frame digital interchangeable lens camera to date, it provides the ultimate blend of practicality and ease of use, with impressive image quality," Canon said in a press release. Just like its predecessor, the EOS RP features...