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  • Next Apple TV to boast swanky remote with touch controls

    The previous Apple TV remote was sleek, simple and managed to give even a remote sex appeal. Now there are whispers online and from institutions like the New York Times, reporting that Apple will launch a new Apple TV complete with a larger, more advanced remote fairly soon. A bit of a reverse on Apple's usual attempts to be thinner than any catwalk could imagine, it's thicker; giving the user a better grip when in use. It's also more difficult to lose. It's a refreshing backtrack when compared to Apple TV's previous release, which clearly suggests that the company's interested in...

  • LG G Watch R review: wristy business

    Smartwatches. What's the point? I can't think of another piece of technology that's more superfluous to its wearer -- perhaps only a shoe made entirely of shark teeth. Or electric can openers. There's just no dire need for them, but hell, they're clearly here to stay. With the likes of Apple jumping aboard the wristpiece train, there's very little chance of the industry slowing down now, but there are companies that have been trudging away in the space hoping for some type of miracle sales breakthrough. LG is one. It has had some glorious smartwatch ideas in the past, like the LG...

  • PS4, PC gamers finally get ‘Evolve’ Broken Hill maps

    For once, the Microsoft Windows and PS4 versions of a game is lagging behind the Xbox One version. Refreshing. What's also refreshing are the two new Evolve maps available for download from today. These maps have been available since March on the Xbox One version of Evolve, a game we certainly thought was seriously fun in short bursts, but they now arrive on PS4 and PC. Read more: 'Evolve' review: a monstrous bite of entertainment Both maps have their equal charms, but let's begin with Broken Hill Mine, which finds players trudging through a bohrium dungeon beneath Shear. It's dark and dank...

  • Vodacom launches new ‘Use & Get’ prepaid promotion

    Vodacom, one of South Africa's largest cellular providers, has announced that it's offering a new prepaid promotion dubbed "Use & Get". Rather refreshingly, the promotion's name actually mirrors what it offers. "Designed to attract new customers and reward loyalty," notes the presser, "Use & Get gives additional airtime tomorrow equivalent to the airtime used today." For instance, if a user purchases a R55 airtime voucher and consumes all R55 during the day, Vodacom will offer that user the same airtime value "back for free tomorrow." There are some clauses though. Bundles like Power Hour and Power Internet do not apply, and the free...

  • Apple’s ‘iPad Pro’ to feature larger screen, Force Touch support

    Although it seems that the time for Apple's sweetheart has long gone, the company hasn't fully given up on its iPad tablet just yet. The device that single-handedly ended the reign of netbooks and thrust the important of tablets in consumers faces has been battered by the tremendous sales figures of the iPhone. Even if the current crop of iPads have sold a paltry collective of 12.2-million units, there might be another device on the cards. AppleInsider has gained word of a new device, boasting a much larger screen, Bluetooth-based accessories and a few features lifted from the company's new...

  • Bipedal robot ATRIAS takes its first outdoor stroll

    Developed by engineers at Oregon State University (OSU), ATRIAS is a bipedal robot that recently took its first ever outdoor stroll, marking a significant milestone in its quest to become the first robot to emulate the true nature of human locomotion. Although there are plenty of exciting bipedal robots currently in development, only ATRIAS mimics “the elastic, energy retention” characteristics of human legs. Why develop bipedal robots that walk like humans? To scare children and expedite the obsolescence of human beings, obviously. I kid. In truth, emulating human walking in robotics serves the purpose of saving energy. Already, ATRIAS expends significantly less energy when walking as compared to other...

  • ‘Mortal Kombat X’ review: bloody brilliant

    In 1992 four programmers with a minimal budget wanted to make a game based on the movie Bloodsport. Fortunately Jean Claude van Damme, the star of the movie, joined the Street Fighter project (which then never happened) and the license deal for the game fell through. Luckily, they did not give up their quest to make a fighting game and out of the ashes of Bloodsport the first Mortal Kombat was born, a game that would send never ending ripples through the landscape of gaming. Now more than a decade later I have the pleasure of reviewing the tenth major...

  • 5 reasons why the gold Samsung Galaxy S6 should be your pocket pal [SPONSORED]

    Samsung South Africa and Vodacom have ushered in a new era of mobile communication with the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Alongside the device's stellar specifications that will look to compete at the very top of the smartphone market, the smartphones also introduces a first for South African consumers -- VoLTE, or voice over LTE. While this is especially exciting, the Samsung Galaxy S6 series is revolutionary in other ways too. The device will look to bolster Samsung's already strong public image and sales figures in South Africa, and with its all-new metal and glass design, it's easy to...

  • Microsoft’s Windows 10 will embrace reworked Android, iOS apps

    Prior to the announcement made at BUILD, long term Windows watcher Paul Thurrott suggested that Windows 10 could be coerced into running the likes of Android apps on its platform. This has now been confirmed at BUILD, but in addition, Microsoft has also announced that iOS apps will also run on the OS. It's a notion that's in stark contrast to previous Microsoft operating systems, but Nadella's new Windows will let its competitors play on its proving grounds. It's transforming into a developer-friendly platform. We've seen the company experimenting with Windows 10 running on Android devices from Xiaomi a few weeks...

  • Android Lollipop ‘Guest Mode’ coming to Samsung Galaxy S6

    Google's Lollipop 5.1 upgrade willbring with it Guest Mode notes an exclusive by SamMobile. The system was also fully demoed on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, and looks quite the feature. It has come after a long wait though. The feature was, strangely enough, removed from Android after Jelly Bean, but will make a return after the next update to Lollipop is pushed. Guest Mode will essentially allow multiple users to log into a smartphone, akin to users of a Windows PC. Multiple user accounts, if you will, can be added to the device to turn a smartphone into a home...