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Shereesa is a self proclaimed creative and proud journalism graduate of Rhodes University. With a love for photography and vlogging, she's a YouTube and Instagram addict not to mention a passionate writer and complete Potterhead.
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 is available for pre-loading and it’s huge

    With exactly a week to go before the official release of Red Dead Redemption 2, Rockstar Games has announced that pre-loading for the game is now available globally. The catch? You’re going to need a lot of free storage space on your console, and even more patience, just for the installation. On Rockstar’s support page, the developer confirmed that disk installation will require 99GB on PS4 and 107GB on Xbox One. The digital installation remains that same for Xbox One, but PS4 requires an extra 50GB to accommodate the process. This means at least 10% of your 1TB console is going to...

  • New Pokémon coming to Pokémon Go

    Pokémon Go creators Niantic has announced that new Pokémon can be discovered, hatched and battled for in Pokémon Go. The new list of Pokémon comes from the fictional region Sinnoh, a place that features in the Nintendo games Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum. “Pokémon originally discovered in the Sinnoh region will be making their way to Pokémon GO in waves!” the company explained. This means that more and more Pokémon will join the game over the next few weeks. While all the new Pokémon have not explicitly been revealed yet, Pokémon Go has confirmed that Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup will be lurking around...

  • The new Kindle Paperwhite will let you read ebooks in the bath

    Amazon has revealed its latest Kindle Paperwhite, and it’s waterproof. That's the biggest takeaway from the 6.0 inch screen device. “Paperwhite is IPX8 rated to protect against accidental immersion in up to two meters of fresh water for up to 60 minutes,” the company explained on its website. This means you can now take Paperwhite to the beach or bath without worrying too much about getting it wet. The e-reader also has audio book service Audible built-in, so you can listen to audio books or switch between reading and listening at your leisure via Bluetooth headsets. Coming in at 182g for the Wi-Fi enabled...

  • A weird PS4 messaging glitch is causing consoles to crash

    Over the weekend, a slew of PS4 have reportedly received messages from other players that render their consoles useless. The problem, which affects users who send and receive messages via PlayStation Messages on their consoles, was originally highlighted on Reddit. “There is a new glitch that basically bricks your console and forces you to factory reset it. Even deleting the message from the mobile app doesn't work,” revealed one Reddit user. While each message seems to be different and sent from different users, there is one common element: most of these messages have characters that the PS4 can't quite render. "I had a...

  • Google Pixel 3, 3 XL will gain external microphone support

    Google has confirmed that the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will gain external microphone support. IsaacOnCamera, a Google employee on the Pixel User Community page, broke the news late last week. “I have been keeping an eye on this thread since the beginning and have good news," he wrote. "At the same time as Pixel 3 launch (October 18th), we will introduce support for Android-compatible plugged-in external microphones in the default camera app for all Pixels.” It's not clear if "all Pixels" includes the third generation only, or previous devices like the original Pixel and Pixel 2. Nevertheless, the news is a...

  • The Instinct is Garmin’s new military GPS watch

    Garmin has released its latest GPS watch in the form of Instinct, an apparently military-standard device that’s “built to withstand the toughest environments”. “This rugged, reliable outdoor GPS watch is built to the US military standard 810G for thermal, shock and water resistance (rated to 100 meters),” says the company on its website. If you’re wondering, military standard 810G is a series of military-level shock tests used in the US, meaning Instinct has been put through the most. The watch seems to be a GPS, training device and smartwatch all in one with the ability to monitor your vitals, help you exercise...

  • Google’s new Pixel 3 is all about the AI

    This week’s Google event introduced the company’s latest smartphones and other devices, with the company finally revealing the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL. The two devices don’t differ much, with a 5.5 inch and 6.5 inch display seemingly the biggest difference between them. Both smartphones possess a 12.2 MP dual-pixel camera at the rear and an 8PM at the front, and are equally capable of 4K video. The devices are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 and have 4GB RAM too, with an external storage capacity of 64GB and 128GB respectively. “Pixel brings you the best of Google in a phone, powered by...

  • Enter the 2018 Ventureburn Tech Startup Survey and win!

    Ventureburn, in partnership with Telkom Futuremakers and analytics company Qurio, is proud to announce the launch of the 2018 Ventureburn Tech Startup Survey. Following the success of both its 2015 and 2017 tech startup surveys, Ventureburn will again uncover the nuts and bolts of the SA tech startup sector, seeking to discover among other things: What are the major challenges facing the country’s entrepreneurs? What do South Africa’s startup founders look like? What sectors are startups more prevalent in? What types of funding are startups securing, and where are they getting their money from? Why are people flocking to startups to work there? Where is...

  • Portal: New home device from Facebook

    Facebook has revealed two new video communication devices which it claims simplifies video calling. The company revealed the pair , Portal and Portal+, on its website yesterday along with a video showcasing the product's aim, where people were sent the device and asked to try it out. "Portal makes video calling easier and more like hanging out, while a widescreen display lets you enjoy every moment together," Facebook said in the announcement yesterday. Portal is meant to connect households in a life-like way according to Facebook, which said that both devices were "designed to help you feel closer to the important people in your...

  • Microsoft pauses latest Windows 10 Update over disappearing files

    Last week Microsoft released its latest October 2018 update for Windows 10, which was meant to empower "a new era of personal activity" according to the company. This did not go as planned, however. Instead, Microsofts' community forums were flooded with complaints about personal files having gone missing once the update was installed, with users unable to recover them. Microsoft has since taken down the update with plans on fixing the odd bug. "We have paused the rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809) for all users as we investigate isolated reports of users missing some files after updating," Microsoft...