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Games
First teased back in 2016, Scorn gained further attention earlier this year after being confirmed as a title heading for the Xbox Series X. A more recent in-depth look shows the game running on Microsoft’s new console (check it out on p32)… and it lo
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Xbox Exclusive
Launched earlier this year on PC, Gears Tactics takes the Gears of War over-the-shoulder shooter framework and transforms it into a turn-based strategy game along the lines of X-Com. That might seem an odd fit, but Gears has built up a lot of lore ov
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A Stand-Oppo Guy
from R7 000 / oppo.com/za The A72’s got everything you’d expect from a 2020 smartphone, from the front-facing camera cut-out to four cameras on the back. You may question its value at R7k, but add to that the USB-C port, fingerprint sensor under the
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Galaxy Note20 Ultra
What’s the point of having a massive zingy screen when you’ve got to hold it up or clumsily prop it between objects whenever you want to go hands-free? Pick up a Protective Standing Cover to shield your Note20 Ultra from dings, and you’ll also be tur
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TVs
from R47 000 / lg.com/za Replacing its memorable predecessor, last year’s C-class OLED gives you LG’s most advanced picture and processing tech. It’s got the snappy as heck Alpha9 processor. Along with being faster than we can handle, the set looks
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Retro Head
Radios were the original wireless speakers – so if you’re after a Bluetooth one with a retro vibe and a decent set of pipes, you can’t go wrong with one made by Roberts. The company has been making radios since the 1930s, and its first Bluetooth spea
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Nissan Re-Leaf LEAF NO ONE BEHIND
N/A (concept) / nissan.co.za It’s Leaf, Jim, but not as we know it… Excellent punning. Yep, this really is a Nissan Leaf, but unlike any we’ve ever seen before. It’s been decked out with off-road suspension, ultra-tough tyres and LED lighting to ma
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What I Go Old Skool For
Step back to a time when all consoles used cartridges with Comix Zone, in which a cartoonist jumps inside his own creation and starts beating up his… imagination, we guess? Said imagination is more than capable of defending itself, though. And, if th
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Giving Oppo A Chance
Should you invest in Oppo’s first official device in South Africa? The Oppo A72 comes in at just R7 000 — which is a steal if you consider the specs alone. We would have liked to see an OLED display here, and possibly a slightly more powerful process
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Then These Get …
Enjoy drawing and want something more advanced than Samsung’s Notes app? This one harnesses the phone’s 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity and 9ms latency. Free A doodling app with a difference: with an infinite canvas, screen and page constraints
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Laptops
from R26 000 (13in) / istore.co.za The entry-level MacBook Pro received a noteworthy spec bump last year, and the base 13in variation won’t necessarily break the bank. What this also means, is the previous-gen Pro’s have received a price cut. Which
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Fitness Freak
Rudolph might light the way with his nose alone, but even the rosiest sniffer won’t keep you visible while out at night. Whether you’re pounding the pavement or pedalling hard, be seen by drivers with this clip-on LED light. Water-resistant and good
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News Dashboard
Polestar is putting its fully electric Porsche Taycan rival into production. The Precept was unveiled as a concept earlier this year, but now we hear carbon-neutral production is due to start within a few years. It’s a four-door GT with headlights in
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Thumpin’ Stack Flash
from R8 000 / ultimateears.com At 14in high and 5.9kg the imposing Hyperboom is probably best left at home, but a pull-out rubber handle makes it easy to lug between rooms. Mesh-wrapped and all black, it looks like it means business… but is only capa
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NanoCell’s Final Form?
from R14 700 / lg.com/za If you’ve been keeping up with TV tech, we’ve moved on from good old backlit LED panels. Samsung calls it QLED while LG’s going with something fancier: NanoCell. There is a coating of nanocrystals between the screen and backl
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Now This Do …
The S Pen doubles as a remote shutter for photographers. Long-press its button and your Note’s camera fires up; now press the button once to take a picture – perfect for a group shot with you in it. Double-tap the S Pen button and the Note swaps to t
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Smartwatches, Fitness Trackers
from R9 000 / istore.co.za The Apple Watch Series 6 is the next step forward for all you fashionable fitness junkies. It improves on the Series 5 in every way, enhancing what was already the best smartwatch on the market. With a capacity of 32GB, a
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Movie Buff
Everybody knows the best thing about Christmas is overeating in front of the TV, so you might as well make sure the screen is as big as your stash of snacks. LG’s battery-powered CineBeam PH30N can project a 720p image of up to 100in onto any availab
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Don't Miss This
Even if you’ve never seen the man himself, you definitely know Sir David’s voice. The narrator of many a nature documentary and hugely passionate about the preservation of Earth, Sir David’s back with a look back at his own life, alongside the unnatu
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It’s Not A Smart Speaker, Just A Loud One… Which Is Fine With Us
If you’re after the loudest portable(ish) wireless speaker out there, the Hyperboom is it – and this isn’t volume for the sake of volume. Couple its impressive performance with the brilliantly implemented music-sharing features, and it really does ha
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Show-off On The Low Range
There’s more going for this sub-R15k TV than we expected out of the box. You get brilliant colour reproduction, some eye-catching sharpness and LG’s great OS to top it all off. There are enough HDMIs to connect just about any peripheral you need, and
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Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla is one of the best entries from Ubisoft in ages. It’s got the landscape detail from Unity, only spread out over the whole of England. Stories are considered (and occasionally whacky), quests are detailed and varied and your
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Budget Buys
R1 150 / evetech.co.za It’s rare that one encounters a microphone this small that works so well. The new Razer Seiren is the microphone for anyone who spends plenty of hours talking at the computer and doesn’t want a clunky mic hanging over their
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Photo Fiend
The ultimate action Hero, GoPro’s 2020 flagship camera captures 5K video with industry-leading Hypersmooth video stabilisation skills in a package the size of a cigarette packet. Competition exists from Insta360 and DJI, but with its ability to shoot
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Stream
This timely reworking of HG Wells’ classic sci-fi tale stars Elisabeth Moss as a woman who believes she’s being stalked by her ex… who has found a way to make himself invisible. With friends dismissing her experiences as delusions, she must face her
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Fuel’s Gold
R5.7 million / cars.mclaren.com We’re on the track and it’s bucketing down. Poor visibility, standing water, low tyre temperatures and unpredictable grip would be disconcerting behind the wheel of a Renault Twingo, yet we’re sliding under the dihed
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Double, Not Much Trouble
● The Wing can act like a regular phone, but it’s all about that party trick. Hold it in your right hand, push the bottom right half to the left and the display slides up to land with a satisfying thunk in that distinctive T-shape. Actually using the
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Flytes Of Fancy
There is tons to do in Ubisoft’s rendition of England and Norway, and we don’t just mean axing things to death. In towns you’ll play Orlog, a seemingly complicated dice-and-tokens game that’s easy to pick up. Or you’ll enter drinking competitions tha
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DRONES, ACTION CAMS & COMPACTS
R8 900 / istore.co.za The Mavic Mini definitely won’t be for everyone. If you want maximum control over your footage, have no qualms about registering your drone, need 4K capture at 60fps, are OK with spending the best part of R20k and consider ob
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Tech Tyke
The perfect tool for the next generation of superstar influencers – and one that doesn’t mean having to hand over your phone – this 720p video kit comes with a microSD card slot (up to 32GB), mini tripod, wrist strap, super-simple editing options and
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