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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.
  • Microsoft wants to become the ‘Netflix for games’

    Microsoft firmly believes that it will become the "Netflix for games". This according to an interview with CEO Satya Nadella, conducted by Business Insider India. This ambition will be fulfilled through its Project xCloud, a game streaming service that was revealed in October 2018. "Our vision for the evolution of gaming is similar to music and movies -- entertainment should be available on demand and accessible from any screen," the company said on its website. Though other similar platforms like Google's Project Stream exist, Nadella believes that Microsoft has "as much a shot to build a subscription service as anybody else". "We have...

  • Google is buying mystery smartwatch tech from Fossil

    Traditional and smartwatch maker Fossil has announced that it's selling smartwatch technology to Google. In a press release published on Thursday, the company revealed its plans to "sell to Google for $40 million intellectual property (IP) related to a smartwatch technology currently under development by Fossil Group". "As part of the transaction, a portion of Fossil Group’s research and development (R&D) team currently supporting the transferring IP will join Google," Fossil noted further. According to the presser, the deal will be finalised by the end of January. Fossil stated that it has seen major success with its current crpop of smartwatches that run...

  • Sony Alpha a6400 E-mount camera announced for $900

    Sony on Wednesday revealed the latest addition to its Alpha mirrorless range, the e6400 E-mount camera. "The a6400 brings many of Sony's most advanced technologies from their acclaimed full-frame lineup to a compact, lightweight APS-C camera," said the company in a press release. According to Sony, the mirrorless camera features the world's fastest autofocus system, along with advanced AF eye-tracking capabilities. Sony's AI-toting Real-time Eye AF and Real-time Tracking systems also feature, and can process eye movement and information such as colour and distance. The Alpha a6400 also features 4K video recording and a tiltable touch screen, aimed at creatives. "The new camera is...

  • Google Assistant is coming to these smart devices in the near future

    Google Assistant is heading to a slew of smart devices in the near future, the company announced at CES 2019. Although some of these products may not head to South Africa, it's interesting to note that Google's willing to shove its virtual smart voice assistant into virtually anything. Lenovo SmartClock This touchscreen device lets users "see alarm suggestions based on your daily routines, gently wake up with auto-adjusting screen brightness and animations, and control your smart home devices", according to Google. The 4 inch clock will go on sale within the next few months for US$79. Whirlpool KitchenAid SmartDisplay The water resistant KitchenAid SmartDisplay...

  • LG’s latest Signature OLED TV rolls up into a box

    LG revealed its latest Signature OLED TV at CES 2019 that can literally bend and roll up into a box when not in use. The company's calling the technology "zero view" and allows the screen to scroll into a "harmonious blend of wool and technology," the company claims. It's essentially a control box that includes a 4.2 channel speaker system with Dolby Atmos support. The 4K 65 inch screen also features LG's webOS Smart TV software, and HDR support with Dolby Vision. The device also has the company's ThinQ AI built in along with Google Assistant and Alexa, and users "can even control...

  • You can soon talk to your Samsung fridge, TV via Bixby

    On CES 2019's opening day, Samsung announced that its virtual assistant Bixby -- which is usually found on its smartphones -- will soon be available across a wider range of its products. "Bixby intelligence will be infused into its 2019 QLED and premium TVs, and smart appliances like refrigerators, washers, as well as air conditioners, mobile devices, AI speakers and more," said the company in a press release. This means that you may be able to talk to your future Samsung appliances, and control how they work for you without physically interacting with them. Though Bixby has often fallen behind other smart...

  • Review: Fujifilm X-T3

    The Fujifilm X-T3 is the company’s latest edition to the X series which launched in South Africa back in September 2018. After attending the launch, I was excited to see whether it really was as awesome as it seemed. The Looks True to its mirrorless design, the X-T3 does indeed have a compact and light body. Though the camera’s standard colour is silver, it also comes in a black variation – which I found rather smart. Fujifilm X-T3 Body The rubber finish on most of the body also adds a sense of strength and stability to the camera as whole, and does have an old fashioned...

  • 4 Android games for time-wasting this festive season

    The festive season is here, and so is the prospect of immense boredom. If you like to keep busy and don’t have baking, travelling or entertaining family and friends to look forward to, you might find yourself flipping through channels while crashing on your couch for more hours a day than you’d like. If you do have plans, you might find yourself needing a little escape route every time things get a little dramatic – as they tend to do during these times. Not to worry though. The beauty of having a smartphone is that it can keep you entertained or healthily...

  • Skullcandy Push are the brand’s first wireless earbuds

    Audio accessory maker Skullcandy has revealed its first truly wireless earbuds called Push. "Forget what you thought you knew about how wireless earbuds should look and feel," the brand said on its website. The device, which comes in a colour called Psychotropical Teal and has a rather sleek aesthetic, boasts "an easily accessible button on each earbud" along with the company's FitFin ear gels. "Push introduces an innovative form factor that not only eliminates signal loss, but also lets you easily control each earbud," Skullcandy explained. Push comes with its own charging case, which gives the buds up to six hours of additional...

  • LG HomeBrew is a craft beer making machine for the capsule age

    Forget smartphones and televisions, LG has revealed a new capsule-based craft beer machine called LG HomeBrew. The device essentially allows users to make their very own craft beers using capsule based ingredients, in a similar vein to capsule coffee makers. “With a set of single-use capsules -- which contain malt, yeast, hop oil and flavoring -- and the press of a button, users can relax as LG HomeBrew automates the whole procedure from fermentation, carbonation and aging to serving and cleaning,” explained the company in a press release. The device uses a “optimized fermentation algorithm” which “intelligently controls the fermenting process”, making...