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  • Windows 10, ‘No Man’s Sky’ and ‘Life Is Strange': the TGIF Video Roundup

    Welcome to the TGIF Video Roundup, a weekly series where we explore, highlight and poke fun at some of the videos, trailers and clips that have made the internet a fun place to be this week. If you missed our last roundup, catch it below. Read more: Windows 10 updates, ‘Mad Max’ mayhem and ‘GTA V’ wildlife: the TGIF Video Roundup The second last week of July is nearly over, which means we're entering the business end of the technology launch cycle. With the Windows 10 reveal, Gamescom, and IFA all coming up, we're seeing some great teasers especially when it...

  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 950 coming in August: here’s what you should know

    Nvidia's 2015 graphics card onslaught is not done by any stretch of the imagination. If anything, it seems that the company is just about to strike its primary rival AMD where it hurts -- the budget GPU segment. While AMD has largely owned this edge of the market in recent years, Nvidia also wants a piece of the action, and it's forthcoming Nvidia GeForce GTX 950 is its answer. Why is this significant? Well, it now forces AMD to either step up or drop prices of its comparative cards, which is pretty damn wonderful for the consumer. Additionally, the new 900...

  • Huawei Mate 8 to launch 2 September, rumours suggest

    The Huawei Mate 7 was one of our favourite phones of last year. The 6.0-inch behemoth was classy, usable and rather reliable capable of handling practically everything thrown at it, but Huawei's an all-new device for launch at the upcoming IFA 2015. Being called the Huawei Mate 8, rumours suggest that the Chinese company will stick with an 6.0-inch screen while upping the resolution to quad HD, or 2560x1440. That'll put it on par with the LG G4 and the Samsung Galaxy S6. More interestingly though, the Mate 8 will keep the Mate 7's brilliant fingerprint scanner while beefing up the...

  • 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:...

  • Hello Pluto: dissecting the tech behind the New Horizons space probe

    It has been almost a decade since NASA launched the unmanned New Horizons space probe as the beginning of their New Frontiers project (a series of space exploration missions conducted by NASA). Launched in January 2006, the purpose of the New Horizons mission was to travel to and study the dwarf planet of Pluto, its moons and the Kuiper Belt. As you most certainly have heard by now, the space probe very recently completed its 3-billion km journey to one of the Sun's most distant rocks, and for the last week has been transmitting various images and data of its...

  • Samsung Gear Circle review: a runner’s delight, a fashionista’s fright

    If you've ever connected earphones to your office laptop or desktop, you probably know all to well the resultant carnage when you accidentally get up still wearing them. In a bid to combat cable-related injuries, a number of wireless earphone products have come into the market in recent months. The Samsung Gear Circle, while not perfect, is one of the more viable options. Like most of its competitors, the Gear Circle uses Bluetooth to communicate with whatever compatible device you choose. It also allows you to listen to music, make and receive phone calls, and perform voice commands on your...

  • Xbox One price drops by R800 in South Africa

    Prima Interactive, the prime importer of Microsoft's Xbox One console in South Africa, has announced that it will be dropping the price of the console by R800 from tomorrow, 23 July 2015. "Thursday, 23 July 2015 is D-day. The recommended price on the XboxOne 500G console will drop by R800. Buying the console now also brings with it the promise of access to the world’s best games and the best online gaming experience,” explained Prima CEO Ian Hepplewhite. The previous RRP stood at R6299 but will subsequently drop to R5499, which now means that Microsoft's console undercuts the Sony PlayStation 4...

  • South African retailer Loot reveals ‘Dead Island: Definitive Edition’ is coming

    It's the year of remasters and revived titles it seems, and we can add yet another game to that list if Loot's new set of listings are to be believed. The South African retailer is now listing none other than a game titled Dead Island: Definitive Edition, which will excite anyone who has played Techland's other game, Dying Light or waiting patiently for the former's sequel. Dead Island wasn't a brilliant game, but it's about as whimsical as undead titles go, so a remaster will really add some much needed 1080p lustre to all the gangrenous gore. Loot's currently listing a...

  • Hitting the fairway: golf readies itself for the wearable tech revolution

    Technology, which is constantly changing, also changes each industry it touches. And it’s currently got its finger on the world of sports, altering the experience for athletes and fans alike. Fantasy golf is one prime example of a realm in which technology is giving fans an entirely new way to engage with the PGA and LPGA tours. And it’s not the only sport trending; more than 41-million people play fantasy sports of all types in the US and Canada alone. Just as fantasy golf has delivered new ways for fans to experience their favorite sport, wearable technology represents the next frontier...

  • Valve launches DotaTV beta streaming service before The International

    Valve's The International is arguably the world's biggest eSports tournament let alone the world's biggest DotA 2 soiree. It's perhaps the digital gaming equivalent of the FIFA World Cup, and it's owner is playing around with the idea of a dedicated streaming service. Valve is trialing a beta version of its new DotaTV platform which is essentially a hub for all the information viewers could possibly want, including gamer stats, graphs and more intuitive analytics. There's also an area to watch some live games a that aren't directly related to The International. DotaTV will showcase some of the most popular DotA...