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  • 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...

  • Bethesda’s ‘Fallout Shelter’ will arrive on Android 13 August

    After E3 2015 and Bethesda's announcement of its two mobile games in development, Android users must've felt a little hard done by when the company announced that it will offer Fallout Shelter only for iOS initially. Well, that's about to change. Bethesda has now made the Android release date public on its Twitter account, and well, it's about two weeks away on 13 August. Very excited for Android users to begin playing #FalloutShelter on August 13th. pic.twitter.com/FYXvyIzaAj — BethesdaGameStudios (@BethesdaStudios) July 24, 2015 The mobile game that reminds quite a bit of The Sims franchise but piggybacks off Fallout's console and PC gaming...

  • ‘Project H.A.M.M.E.R.’ is a Nintendo Wii game that never was [video]

    Nintendo has had a number of flops, but one of its biggest failures is one you've probably not heard of before. Unseen64 has recently posted a ten minute mini-documentary profiling Project H.A.M.M.E.R, a Nintendo Wii game that never quite made it off the ground. The hammer-swing sci-fi brawler was supposed to be done by the time it was first acknowledged in 2005, but there was a culture clash of sorts between the Japanese management and the American staff. The two sides had different ideas about what would possibly fix the mediocre gameplay. However the deadlock was never resolved, but eventually the management's...

  • 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...