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  • Huawei P20 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9: head-to-head [Sponsored]

    Last week, the Galaxy Note 9 was announced by Korean smartphone maker Samsung. It's the largest Note device that Samsung has produced, and packs a number of new features. But how does the new Note stack up against more established competition, like the Huawei P20 Pro? We take a look at the key numbers and features of each flagship smartphone. Design The Huawei P20 Pro takes a bold design leap beyond its predecessor. Packing new technology into a slimmer shell, its hard not to notice its screen notch and triple rear cameras. It's also easier to hold and use thanks to its slim...

  • iPhone 2018 rumour roundup: Apple will ditch Intel silicon in 2020

    Welcome to our mid-year Apple rumour roundup, popping up just in time for the company's annual September product announcement. Because rumours have an odd tendency to be true around these parts, treat this article as a look at possible things to come. But none of these tidbits have been confirmed by Apple. So take everything listed below with a pinch of salt. With that out the way, have at our rolling rumour roundup for Apple's upcoming iPhone models below. Apple won't be using Intel chips in its 2020 iPhones Here's an interesting rumour. According to a report from CTech quoting "internal company communications",...

  • New audio innovations from Body Glove: for people on the move [Sponsored]

    The prospect of moving to music this season just got a whole lot better. Gammatek, a leading distributor of branded technologies and accessories, has introduced the Body Glove Airstream Bluetooth ear buds for people on the move. “Great battery life, Bluetooth enabled, awesome sound and comfortable to wear, the new addition to the Body Glove range of earbuds are music to your ears,” says Gammatek’s Zev Cherniak. The Body Glove Airstream True Wireless Stereo Earbuds come with a compact, lightweight, carry along 2800mAh Power Case. The Power Case conveniently charges and stores the earbuds. Pair these to your device and enjoy...

  • Go wireless with Snug [Sponsored]

    With Snug you can now go wireless in your car or your office. No more irritation with tangled cables or trying to plug in your charger and finding that tiny charging port on your device. “Wireless charging is the way that technology is going for all devices. Our Snug brand has come to the party with wireless charging that includes office chargers, car chargers and wireless charging power banks” says Zev Cherniak at Gammatek. With SNUG wireless charging, you can choose from: Desk fast wireless charger Charge your phone wirelessly with this SNUG cradle at your home or in your office. The cradle...

  • GammaTek’s top bags for Father’s Day [Sponsored]

    Dads can be tricky to buy gifts for. Golf balls, socks, hampers and CDs are grand. But, for something functional; something they will actually use and something to last longer than a hamper of biltong; think Solo. From New York to Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban, thanks to Gammatek, Solo is the go-to brand for cases and bags. For work and play, Solo bags are stylish, functional and packed with character. Produced with quality, durable materials, they have great features that will impress dad.  These include internal organizers and compartments for organizing documents; internal pockets for keeping iPads and tablet devices...

  • Head-to-head: Huawei P20 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S9+ [Sponsored]

    These are the Huawei P20 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy S9+. They're two 2018 flagships from two of the world's biggest smartphone makers, but which should you take home? We take a look at each based on five particular categories that should be on your mind when purchasing your next smartphone: aesthetics, the internal components, the screen, that all important camera setup and finally, the price. Huawei P20 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S9+ - Aesthetics The Huawei P20 Pro is unlike any phone you've ever seen before. It's offered in three distinct colours in South Africa: Twilight, Black and Midnight Blue, all...

  • How TV has evolved [Sponsored]

    Just what does a 21-year-old living without electricity have to do with what most people do in the evening? The very first electronic television was invented by Philo Taylor Farnsworth, who lived in a home without electricity until the age of 14. The first image he transmitted was a line, but he later managed to transmit a dollar sign after a potential investor asked when he would begin to see some dollars. However, inventor John Logie Baird is touted as one of the major inventors of the television and was involved in mechanical as well as electronic television development...

  • 12 Far Cry 5 screens that should be your next wallpaper

    Oh Far Cry 5. How gorgeous you are. With your plentiful pixels and bounty of god rays. You really are the best looking game of the year thus far. In celebration, and in our spamming of the screenshot button, we've gathered some of the more memorable stills from our Far Cry 5 review published earlier this week. These don't feature any gameplay elements. Just good ol' Hope County in its purest form. (There's also a sneaky picture of Mr. Seed lurking in there somewhere.) You can download the images by clicking on the individual pictures. Or read our entire Far Cry 5...

  • How to have a movie night to remember [Sponsored]

    As the weather gets colder, the nights get longer. Going out is becoming a hassle and you want nothing more than to curl up by the fire and soak up the warmth. At the same time, you want a little more excitement during these cozy nights in. Well, we have the answer. Time to turn on your QLED TV, turn down the lights and grab some popcorn -- it's movie night! And what better way to get lost in the movie world than with the immersive experience of 4K HDR, HDR 1500, and HDR10+ in one screen? 4K HDR takes you...

  • 4 battery benchmarks that prove the Mate 10 Pro is king [Sponsored]

    The Huawei Mate series has always been an endurance champion, as almost every device delivered a large battery. The Mate 10 Pro is no different then, sporting a 4000mAh battery that's bigger than most high-end phones out there. In conjunction with the phone's AI chipset, you can expect two days of battery life from the Mate 10 Pro. Don't believe us? Here's what some of the leading websites reported after testing. GSMArena One of the most popular tech websites on the internet also runs a comprehensive battery test on major smartphones, the Mate 10 Pro being no exception. This benchmark sees a phone...