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Nur Bremmen: Staff Reporter
Nur is an enigma with a passion for creating words. He recently entered a love affair with technology and chorizo sausages. He travels a lot -- you catch him, if you can, at a Silicon Cape event every now and again.
  • Can you upgrade to Windows 10? Here are 4 key questions

    For all Windows 10 related views, breaking stories and deeper analysis, visit our comprehensive Windows 10 Hub before and after Microsoft's big launch. It's the question everyone with middle-aged PCs are asking: can I upgrade to Windows 10 once it's released? Although the operating system will be available for free to all those running Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and of course, Windows 10 Technical Preview, there's a large chance that computers created earlier than 2010 won't be able to run the latest OS. But don't worry, we've crafted a nifty little check list to help guide you through the new...

  • MWEB drops prices of its ADSL, FTTH offerings

    Rejoice South African internet users! Another company has decided to reduce the price of its internet offerings. MWEB has reduced the prices of five of its ADSL and nine of its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) deals, while adding six new options to the latter. New prices include drops of R450 for the 100Mbps/500GBs option, which now costs R2399 p/m, and a R100 drop to R899 p/m for the cheapest existing FTTH option, which includes speed of 20Mbps and a 100GB cap. If you're interested in filling your home with fibre, MWEB has noted that it applies to Telkom areas only while an...

  • rAge (Really Awesome Geek Experience) is coming to Cape Town March 2016

    After a massively successful EGE gaming and tech expo held in Cape Town earlier this year, it seems that NAG doesn't want to be caught out. The publication responsible for Johannesburg's annual rAge Expo has decided to bring it south next year for the first time in its history. Johannesburg has been the birthplace and hometown of the rAge Expo since 2002. Cape Town has been largely ignored by gaming and technology expos, until this year's EGE. While the floodgates aren't exactly opening, it does seem that Cape Town is finally being recognised as hotbed for tech innovation and enthusiasts. Read more:...

  • Intel Core i7-6700K overclock results surface, reaches 5.2GHz on air

    If you're a PC builder and an overclocking enthusiast, Christmas has definitely come early. Some might be a tad annoyed at Intel's deliberate slowing of Moore's Law, but it seems that its latest crop of Skylake CPUs might be just the thing to lift their ailing spirits. A new report has surfaced on Hong Kong-based site HKEPC suggesting that those lucky enough to obtain an Intel Core i7-6700K can overclock the absolute hell out of it without pushing voltages through the roof. And all this as well without using any hint of liquid cooling. Believe it or not, but the 6700K...

  • Shenmue 3 funding closes on $6.3-million in new Kickstarter record

    When the first Shenmue game released back in 1999, there was no concept of crowdfunding, let alone any structures in place. Nearly 16 years on, and Shenmue 3, Sony's planned third-iteration of the franchise, has become the biggest grossing gaming Kickstarter in the site's history. That's US$6 333 295 sourced from a population of what could be a relatively large South African town -- 69 320 backers. Announced at Sony's E3 2015 conference, attendees and fans live streaming the show were called on to help fund the project. Although a crowdfunding campaign was launched, Sony ultimately wanted to revive the project...

  • PlayStation 4 continues sales slaughter, thanks to ‘Arkham Knight’

    According to data released by the NPD Group, the Sony PlayStation 4 outperformed the Xbox One and Nintendo Wii U in US sales figures for June. While it takes a special month for Nintendo and Microsoft get close to Sony's console in the sales war, the Japanese company has credited Batman: Arkham Knight for the sudden sales boost. The game, developed by Rocksteady Studios and WB Games, has arguably been the biggest mid-year release as the final chapter of the Dark Knight's romp through Gotham with his grappling hook, kickass cape and the overly-modified Need For Speed ride, the Batmobile. Sony also...

  • ‘Uncharted 2: Among Thieves’ remastered video surfaces, isn’t all that impressive

    Uncharted is undoubtedly one of PlayStation's signature series. The fictional descendant of Sir Francis has been one of the primary reasons for many to purchase Sony over Microsoft, and now a new video of the remastered game has appeared online. Naughty Dog won't play a part in the remasters, and will instead be polished by veteran indie developer Bluepoint Studios, located in Austin, Texas. Read more: ‘Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End': what we know so far The new video, outed first by Spanish site Meristation, shows Nathan Drake's new character model in the helicopter scramble scene, but strangely enough Drake still moves like...

  • The Commodore PET smartphone melds modern hardware with an iconic name

    If you spent your time "computing" in the early Eighties, a famous name might ring a few bells: Commodore. It's a company responsible for what remains the best selling home computing system ever launched back in 1982 -- the Commodore 64. As its name suggested, it boasted 64kB of RAM, which at the time was an impressive amount, but if there's one constant in technology we can learn from is that things barely ever stand still. While the nostalgia-inducing Commodore name is back, its new product is a little different. It's a phone called the Commodore PET. According to Wired, it...

  • ZTE Axon phablet packs 4GB RAM, two rear cameras for $449

    ZTE, like its Chinese compatriots, is making waves in the smartphone industry both at home and abroad, but it's making especially bold moves Stateside. The company has today in New York City launched a new unlocked phablet and flagship device, the ZTE Axon, which packs about as much hardware as a small tablet behind a relatively small 5.5-inch screen. The ZTE Axon comes with an impressive list of specs, including a Gorilla Glass 3 coated 2560x1440 screen (comparable to the Samsung Galaxy S6 and LG G4) and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 with a massive 4GB of RAM reservoir with 32GB of...

  • New Intel Core i7-6700K Skylake benchmarks appear, Haswell not dead yet

    The PC gaming fraternity has been waiting quite a while for Intel's next processing chapter, and finally the world can get a glimpse of some synthetic benchmarks of the company's new flagship CPU. Chinese site TechBang published a benchmark head to head pitting the upcoming Skylake Intel Core i7-6700K against a Haswell-based Core i7-4790K -- Intel's current flagship. The Intel Core i7-6700K boasts a native clockspeed of 4.0GHz but can boost to 4.2GHz under taxing loads and also boasts a rather large 8MB of cache and eight processing threads. For reference, the i7-4790K also boasts a 4.0GHz clockspeed but can turbo...