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Can Zynga become a gaming force again with “Dawn of Titans”?

Published by on Mar 19th, 2015, No Comments

dawn-of-titans (1)Zynga has had a tough time of it lately. The gaming company became a household name with the sudden rise of Facebook gaming a few years ago but since then have struggled to adapt their brand to mobile gaming.

Their big hit Farmville spread like wildfire a few years ago and that allowed the company to grow and release more titles. Zynga spent 2011 and 2012 snapping up the studios behind smartphone sensations like Words With Friends and Draw Something, and even hired former Xbox chief Don Mattrick as its CEO. All of these changes couldn’t get them back on track, but a new epic strategy game just might… (more…)

Facebook announces payment services through Messenger

Published by on Mar 19th, 2015, No Comments

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Facebook has announced a new feature for its Messenger app that will allow users to send and receive money from their friends.

People who want to send money in the Messenger app simply start a chat with the designated person, then press the “$” icon and type in the amount of money they want to send. Finally, the user taps the “Pay” selection, adds a debit card and sends the money. To receive funds, the user just taps “Add Card” in a message to add their debit card to get their money. Facebook says: (more…)

Trailer: New video game movie ‘Pixels’ coming soon

Published by on Mar 19th, 2015, No Comments

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We know what you are thinking – movies based on video games are horrible. That has certainly been the trend over the last thirty years (with some standouts), and it seems to be the early consensus surrounding Pixels as well.

Pixels is helmed by Chris Columbus, a director who hasn’t done anything worth mentioning since the first two Harry Potter flicks over a dozen years ago. It stars Adam Sandler, who has also not been making great movies in the last couple of years. (more…)

Sony launches TV streaming service PlayStation Vue

Published by on Mar 18th, 2015, No Comments

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While Apple is apparently readying its own entry into the increasingly competitive field of TV streaming, Sony today released PlayStation Vue – a television service aimed at – as the name might suggest – PlayStation owners.

The pricey service, currently only available to PlayStation 3 and 4 owners in New York, Philadelphia and Chicago, launched earlier this morning alongside a 7 day free trial for new consumers.

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Acer Iconia Tab 8 Review: Affordably premium

Published by on Mar 18th, 2015, No Comments

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The tablet market has stopped growing as a whole and is flooded with Android devices of all shapes and sizes. Many still believe that there is a place for more affordable tablets, built with premium materials and with great performance. That is what the Acer tablet strives for.

With a recommended retail price of only R2,900 does this aluminium clad tablet offer the bang for your buck you are hoping for? (more…)

Microsoft set to launch Windows 10 come mid-2015

Published by on Mar 18th, 2015, No Comments

windows10The announcement of the latest Windows platform last year was received with some trepidation and it naming it Windows 10 (where ‘s 9?) didn’t help with some of the confusion. Never the less Microsoft has been working hard getting W10 ready.

After a less than satisfying Windows 8 release the tech giant will aim to get similar buy-in and appreciation that Windows 95 (back in the day) and the bit more recent Windows XP received. Well, we are set to find out by the middle of this year… (more…)

Samsung quietly announces the Galaxy Tab A

Published by on Mar 18th, 2015, No Comments

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With its latest Galaxy A range, Samsung wanted to bring premium built products at affordable prices. The Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 smartphones are indicative of Samsung finally listening to consumers who want a more premium feel to their devices, rather than the cheap plastic they used to use.

Now Samsung have, very quietly, announced the Galaxy Tab A in Russia. (more…)

Sony Xperia Z4 leaked: Business as usual for Sony

Published by on Mar 18th, 2015, 2 Comments

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Sony’s upcoming Xperia Z4 has been leaked in renders showcasing the front and rear of the device. According to the leaker, the renders in question are for use within Sony to highlight what the handset will look like. Spoiler alert – it isn’t anything you haven’t seen before. (more…)

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