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  • 3 key features that will help wearables reach more consumers

    If wearables are going to take off (like the Withings Activité Pop pictured above), they have to be more than just miniature smartphones that strap to the wrist. Consumers don’t want another screen to look at; they want a virtual sidekick to intuitively lead them through the daily grind of the modern world. As the Internet of Things becomes a reality, wearables have found their way onto retail shelves, causing a rush to develop software to pair with them. The wearables market might be growing, but as more and more consumers voice their concerns about product design, usage, security, and...

  • Huawei’s LiteOS will aim to power the smallest Internet of Things

    Huawei is a company riding the crest of a wave, especially when one considers its recent smartphone offerings. The Huawei Mate 7 was one of the best phablets we've used this year, and the new devices like the P8 are gunning for big brass to from the likes of Apple and Samsung. But the company isn't just stopping there. It's jumping head first into the Internet of Things space with a new, tiny operating system. Huawei's calling it LiteOS, and with good reason -- it weighs in a just 10kB or smaller than many Twitter avatars in comparison. The company's betting...

  • EA teases new ‘Need for Speed’ screen

    Last year, Electronic Arts (EA) didn't release a new entry into its popular Need for Speed series. This is the first time in a decade the yearly title hasn't received a new entry. The company stated a new title was in the works, but would require an extended development cycle. EA has released a teaser image for the new untitled game, but it doesn't give away much. Featured above, the teaser shows a green sports car on a rain-slick road. The words "Speed Hunters" are printed on the car's tyre, which could signify the name of the new entry. EA's...

  • This ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ trailer wants us all to man-up [video]

    The latest trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight could easily be confused with the Gotham TV series. The first minute jumps between a couple of Gothamites, each suffering their own form of social challenges in the dark, dark city. That's until they all decide to man-up and take on their oppressors. #BeTheBatman, the hashtag reads. PlayStation.Blog writes: It’s the moments when we are all tested that we explore in our new live-action trailer: times of trial, and how we can rise above them. Selflessness, determination, and courage are all traits that we share with the Dark Knight, and so in many ways we...

  • Ware of the Week: Prey Anti-Theft

    In our weekly series, Ware of the Week, we showcase our favourite organised lines of code from the world of mobile and desktop computing. In today’s edition, we profile a cross-platform app that's all about device security -- Prey. If you missed our previous Ware of the Week winner, catch it below. Read more: Ware of the Week: Imagine Free for Instagram There are some applications and programs I immediately install when I receive a device. Prey is definitely high up on that list. It's usually because I ask myself these two questions before I venture beyond any set of doors: "How...

  • Oculus issues press invitations for 11 June event

    Virtual reality technology has suddenly leaped into the public eye again this month, with announcements that the Oculus Rift is scheduled to arrive in stores in Q1 2016. On the back of this though, the Facebook-owned VR company has sent out press invitations to an event taking place on 11 June (and yes, the invitation is really, really dark). What is it all about? It seems that the company might be ready to reveal its consumer version of the Rift a lot sooner than first thought. The invitation, which is not as coy as those from Huawei and Apple, notes that...

  • Samsung Galaxy S6 review: rightful leader of the Android army?

    In many ways, Apple is the Floyd Mayweather Jr. of the tech world. It’s obnoxious, super rich and delivers on its promises time and time again. It’s about as consistent as an atomic clock, and well, up until now, it hasn’t really been defeated in the smartphone space. So when Samsung finally unveiled the Galaxy S6 at a massive MWC 2015 event and claimed that it would dismantle the world’s most prolific smartphone company, many were skeptical. I was one of them, even if I was secretly rooting for the underdog. I’m not about to suggest that Samsung is the Manny...

  • NAG Magazine bids adieu to SA gamers after 17 years

    NAG Magazine, one of South Africa's most widely read gaming print publications and the last of a dying breed, is calling it a day after 17 years in the industry. This comes amid slowing print sales and drooping appeal for print media advertising. "The print industry is diminishing quickly and because NAG speaks to a very connected, early adopting reader it has seen a faster than predicted drop-off in advertising and readers," notes Michael James, NAG Magazine publisher on the company's website. "We’re kind of in the middle of a storm of fewer people buying magazines, fewer companies spending money on...

  • LG G4 series welcomes G4 Stylus, G4c flagship variants

    A few weeks ago, LG revealed its G4 flagship in the flesh after a number of rumours seemingly dented the hype of the day. Today the company has announced two new models based on the LG G4, which will cater for those wanting a bigger screen and those looking for a cheaper alternative. It's an interesting move considering that global rollouts of the LG G4 begins this week in many countries, so two new options might give users another reason to pause and rethink their buying decisions. LG G4 Stylus: no Note competitor Starting with the much larger of the two, the...

  • Telkom expands LTE-A network to 22 more South African suburbs

    Telkom has today announced that it's expanding its LTE-A (or LTE-Advanced) network to 22 more suburbs across the country, which will mean even faster data access to those in these zones. LTE-A has theoretical speeds of 1Gbps, but Telkom had demonstrated that over 380Mbps is achievable at present. That's pretty fast when compared to copper fixed-line internet speeds. Telkom notes that it's comparable to fibre connections, which it has also begun rolling out to select suburbs. If you're wondering if you're lucky enough to fall within these zones, have a look at the suburb break down below. Gauteng: Carlswald, Highveld, Halfway Gardens, Houghton...