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  • 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...

  • 3 of the best-rated UPS in South Africa for load shedding

    Load shedding is a reality we tech people have to face with battery backups. These UPS, or uninterruptible power supplies, are key for anyone using equipment on dirty power, but also if you need to keep your tech running if Eskom switches off the plug. Taking a look at reviews from users on Takealot, we list the best rated UPS units in three different price ranges: sub-R750, sub-R1200, and sub-R1700. Note: we're using Takealot's user reviews because of the sheer number of reviews on the site for these units. We have however listed prices and availability info from a number of other online...

  • Fornite update introduces mobile controller support

    Fortnite now has mobile controller support, thanks to a new game update issued by Epic Games. Outlined in version 7.30's patch notes, the new feature will allow Android and iOS players to play the game using "most of Bluetooth controller adapters" on Android and MFi controllers on iOS. Version 7.30 will also turn off your phone's vibration when you're using a gamepad. Feature image: Epic Games

  • Fitbit debuts a health tracker only your company, insurer can buy for you

    Fitbit quietly launched a new health tracking wearable that comes with a bit of a disclaimer: unlike its other device lines, the Inspire and Inspire HR are not available for purchase. Instead, the wearables are chiefly available through Fitbit's Health Solutions which deploys its fitness products in the corporate environment. This means that if you really want one, you'll need to ask your boss or insurance company. "These special release trackers are available exclusively through Fitbit corporate, wellness, health plan, and health systems partners and customers of their organizations, participants, and members," the company explains on its marketing page. As their names suggest,...