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  • Fitbit Charge 3 to hit South Africa in October

    Fitbit this week added another wearable device to its lineup in form of the Charge 3. A new edition to the Charge series, the Charge 3 "features an elevated, premium swimproof design with a touchscreen display", Fitbit said in its release. The device also features a seven day battery life. "With Charge 3, we are building on the success of our best-selling Charge franchise and delivering our most innovative tracker, offering an extremely slim, comfortable and premium design, along with the advanced health and fitness features our users want", said James Park, the company's co-founder and CEO. More importantly, the Fitbit Charge 3 is...

  • 7 things to love about the Nokia 7 Plus [Sponsored]

    The Nokia 7 Plus is the latest flagship Android smartphone from HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones. But what should you know about this gentle giant? Here are seven things you'll grow to love about the Nokia 7 Plus. See more with 2x optical zoom The Nokia 7 Plus has dual rear sensors with ZEISS optics, combining an ultra-sensitive 12MP wide-angle primary camera for impressive performance in both low-light and extra bright conditions, and a secondary 13MP sensor that delivers 2x optical zoom for the moments when you wish you were closer. As for your selfie game? The 16MP front-facing camera guarantees...

  • Samsung debuts ‘bezel-less’ curved gaming monitors at Gamescom 2018

    Samsung has today announced new "affordable" gaming monitors at Gamescom 2018, dubbed the CJG5 series. "The newly-developed CJG5 32-inch (C32JG5) and 27-inch (C27JG5) monitors feature key gaming technologies such as WQHD high resolution, curved display, 144Hz refresh rate and a high contrast ratio," the company announced in its release. The company also touts its curved displays, featuring a "three-sided bezel-less design", a "1800R curvature" and a contrast ratio of 3000:1. Both screens will be available "globally" in the third quarter of 2018. The company has yet to announced more granular regional pricing information just yet. Feature image: Samsung    

  • Everything you need to know about Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

    The eleventh major release in the Assassin’s Creed series is coming this October in the form of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Set in the time of the Peloponnesian War in Ancient Greece, the game follows the conflict between Athens and Sparta with its own fictional flair. If you’ve been a fan of the series since the beginning, you’ll know that Assassin’s Creed is famous for its action-role playing in ancient history based on real life legends and myth. Though many say the trope is becoming monotonous since the original story line, this new installment follows the same traditional themes. Developer Ubisoft still seem determined...

  • Beastly Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti stars in leaked graphics card lineup

    For those who just bought their Nvidia 1000 series graphics cards, you may want to look away now. A list of preliminary specifications has leaked citing a few numbers and launch dates of the incoming Nvidia 2000 series cards. Notably, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti leads the line, and its numbers are frightening. Based on the 12nm Turing architecture, the GPU will have at least 6 MB of L2 cache, 4352 CUDA cores and 11 GB of GDDR6. A memory bandwidth of 616 GB/s thanks to a 352-bit bus completes its CV. According to WCCFTech, the price should peak at around...

  • Watch: Could Fragi possibly build an Earthshatter any quicker?

    A talented Finland team booked its place alongside a rampant South Korea at the Overwatch World Cup finals at this weekend's first qualifying round, but they did so in incredible style. Although they narrowly lost to their Asian rivals in a zinger of a match, they practically stamped all over Chinese Taipei in an exhibition of intelligent and extremely aggressive Reinhart play. Speaking of which, Joona "Fragi" Laine took up his signature role for Finland, wielding the angry hammer-swinging German. But his highlight came just 17 seconds into the match. Opening on Nepal's Village, and some 12 seconds before the Control Point...

  • 3 cheap smartphones for WhatsApp under R1000

    You really don't need a flagship smartphone to enjoy the more common creature comforts technology offers. Sure, it's great having a built in stylus to draw caricatures of your boss, or three cameras to take stellar low light pictures of the cat breaking into your house late at night. But for the simple things -- like using WhatsApp -- often the cheapest device will do. With that said, we revisit our article from 2017 detailing the best budget sub-R1000 smartphones for WhatsApp in South Africa, highlighting the devices that launched this year. Nokia 1 Price: R999 The Nokia 1 props up the Finnish...

  • 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...

  • Acer Swift 5 review: a stylish lack of substance

    Acer's range of Swift ultrabooks are built with affordability in mind. They're relatively cheap compared to Apple, Dell or HP's offerings, but seemingly offer better value for money. That's especially true with the Acer Swift 3 I reviewed late last year. That machine's battery was the real selling point, something that I wholly appreciated while trying to cover IFA 2017, a tech expo notorious for its lack of unoccupied wall sockets. But what about it's bigger -- albeit, much much slimmer -- brother, the Swift 5? It's a question the machine posed to me during my two week review. Simple and elegant On...

  • How to breathe new life into old PCs and laptops

    Chances are high if you're a tech lover that you have a senior laptop or computer occupying garage space. It's certainly true for me. I'm writing this piece from an eight-year-old Fujitsu AMILO. It's been with me through university, and for much of my Memeburn career. And it's still going. But it has been though quite a bit. It no longer runs Windows. I've had to add more RAM, and change the original hard drive. But even after this, it remains a loyal friend and backup work machine. What's my point? Well, for one, there's no need to throw out old...