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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.
  • Google Stadia is the company’s new multi-device, cloud-based gaming service

    Google on Tuesday officially revealed Stadia, its cloud-based gaming service, at this year's Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. "Stadia is a new video game platform, delivering instant access to your favorite games on any type of screen -- whether it’s a TV, laptop, desktop, tablet or mobile phone," the company explained on its blog. This means that we could soon game without consoles, and instead access a gaming cloud from anywhere. "No downloads, no updates, no patches and no installs," it added. Google Stadia wants to provide everyone a 4K HDR gaming experience at 60 frames per second, provided they have...

  • All you need to know about Apple’s 2019 iPad Air and iPad mini

    Apple on Monday silently launched two new devices in the form of the iPad Air and iPad mini. "Today the iPad family takes two big leaps forward," the company said in a press release. Both feature support for the Apple Pencil and powered by Apple's A12 Bionic chipset, similar to that found within the iPhone XS. Both tablets run iOS 12.1.3. These tablets do however differ in other ways. iPad Air The new iPad Air is now larger than the 9.7 inch iPad, but smaller than the 11 inch iPad Pro, measuring 10.5 inches across its screen. The body is 6.1 mm thin and...

  • Microsoft releases Wireless Display app for Xbox One

    Microsoft has released its Wireless Display app for Xbox One consoles. This allows PC users to stream games from their desktop to their Xbox One, by sharing screens between the two devices. "Microsoft's Wireless Display app lets you wirelessly project your Windows or Android based devices to your Xbox One," the company explained. Previously, the app was available on Windows and Microsoft Surface Hub only. Wireless Display is free to download from the Microsoft Store. Feature image: screenshot, Microsoft Store

  • This is the Xbox’s new special edition Phantom White controller

    Microsoft's Xbox divison has revealed its second Phantom Series controller for its consoles, called the Phantom White Special Edition. Like its black predecessor, the controller shows off a see-through casing, allowing players a glimpse of the inner mechanics of the device. "From top to bottom, this controller transitions from a high-tech translucent white with gold mechanical components underneath to an opaque matte white," Microsoft describes on its Xbox website. It also features a textured underside to enhance grip. The controller comes with Xbox's standard controller features, like Windows 10 compatibly and a headphone jack. The Phantom White, which is available for pre-order,...

  • Niantic finally releases first look at Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

    When Pokemon Go dropped back in 2016, there was almost an immediate call for a Harry Potter version of the game. Now, three years later, Niantic has finally released the first look for Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. "For the first time, you’ll soon embark on your own Wizarding World adventure together with friends in the real world," the company said in the announcement. Since last November, Niantic has been teasing the game on social media with posters calling for players to join a "task force". Now, the reason has been revealed. "A calamity has befallen the wizarding world, causing artefacts, creatures, people,...

  • USB 4 specifications are coming mid-2019

    The USB Implementers Forum -- the controlling body that oversees USB specifications -- revealed that USB 4 specifications will be released later this year. USB4 will include support for Intel's Thunderbolt 3 protocol, along with backward compatibility for USB 3.2 and USB 2.0. This means that the new USB will essentially be faster, and compatible with a number of cables and ports. In fact, it will feature a speeds of up to 40Gbps -- double that of its predecessors. USB-C will also be updated to accommodate the increased throughput. Intel -- one of the USB Implementers Forum's members -- also announced the...

  • Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 debuts at MWC 2019, will cost $3500

    Microsoft at its MWC 2019 conference on Sunday revealed its HoloLens 2, the company's updated augmented reality headset. In a blog post, Microsoft explained that the new device encompasses three main improvements based on what users requested. "They wanted HoloLens 2 to be even more immersive and more comfortable, and to accelerate the time-to-value," the company said. The device has a wider field of view, new depth sensor and eye tracking sensors that all allow you to see and do more. Microsoft failed to divulge the device's technical specifications. "HoloLens 2 enables direct manipulation of holograms with the same instinctual interactions you’d...

  • The Rand Show to host Fornite tournament and dance competition

    The 2019 Rand Show has announced that it will host the Fornite Gaming Tournament and Dance Off, with R100 000 in prizes up for grabs. This comes as part of the 125-year-old event's new Gaming Entertainment Pavilion, an attempt to appeal to a younger demographic. "We have purposely re-injected on trend content into the experience, to appeal to a wider range of visitors. Gaming is an extremely important part of youth and even family culture now," explained the organisers in a press release. According to the announcement, the Gaming Pavilion will be "an immersive environment of gaming, cosplay and dance". Potential players can...

  • Confirmed: Huawei P30 will be unveiled at a Paris launch in March

    Huawei has announced that it will officially launch its P30 smartphone at an event in Paris this March. In a tweet, the company coyly announced that "Rules were made to be rewritten," alongside the venue and date of "Paris, 26.03.2019." https://twitter.com/HuaweiMobile/status/1097684284352094208 The short video shows detailed zooming into several historical buildings, suggesting that the device's camera is going to show off some updated optical features. All will be confirmed however come 26 March.  Feature image: screenshot, Huawei via Twitter

  • South Africans really, really want local Apex Legends servers

    You've probably heard the news, Respawn-developed Apex Legends is already a hit and its only been out in the universe for two weeks. This can be confirmed by 25 million players who joined Electronic Arts' battle royale in its first week. Me included. Now, a player named Ruan Van Vliet has started a petition to get African servers for the game, as spotted by Glitched. "This is a petition for public servers on the continent, for all platforms. We love the game, we want to invest in it. We want to experience it the way it was meant to be experienced," Van...