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  • Telkom Do Gaming: More than just uncapped ADSL

    This year's rAge (Really Awesome Gaming Expo) saw Telkom getting involved and providing the gaming community with a promising view of the future. Telkom is angling its presence towards acknowledging the gaming market and its thirst for quality bandwidth at an affordable price by offering a range of uncapped products. Steven White, Telkom Executive from Consumer and Retail Business, shed some insight onto Telkom's relationship with rAge and the impact future of high-speed internet in SA for the gaming community. At the expo, Telkom announced a whole suite of uncapped ADSL solutions specifically targeted for online gaming. Telkom claims it...

  • ABBA to release dance title for Wii

    Musical games are a dime a dozen, with every popular band from Green Day to The Beatles having released its own private karaoke-light console experience. Swedish pop mega group ABBA is now primed and ready to release its own take on the music-genre with ABBA You Can Dance for the Nintendo Wii come november. ABBA You Can Dance is being designed and produced by Ubisoft. According to Ubisoft senior VP of sales and marketing, Tony Key, the game helps cement Ubisoft's position as the "dancing kings of the videogame market" . "With ABBA You Can Dance, players can dance, they can...

  • Review: Cheerfully video-tastic Samsung BluRay home theatre

    This thing is seriously compact. The Samsung HT-D6750W is a Blu-Ray player and an audio/video receiver/amplifier/media center/post-space-age statement -- all in one small box. It has four tall skinny speakers that take up no space, and it’s wireless. What’s not to love? Well, the sound quality, but let’s not get picky. Small house? Love movies? On a budget? This one’s for you. It’s a svelte 6cm high, and 43cmx33cm wide and deep, so it can slide into a pretty small shelf. It has no air vents on top, so you don’t need to worry about leaving a big gap, although...

  • The post-E3 game drought is no more

    While dawdling along on the interwebs the other day, I stumbled upon a list of games released in September. And I have to say, even though I was aware of it on a subconscious level, it was really surprising to the see this list of top-tier titles coming out ahead of the Christmas crunch. Take a look at this list: Dead Island Resistance 3 Warhammer 40 000: Space Marine Driver: San Francisco Gears of War 3 FIFA 2012 Though it was released in August, I am going go ahead and include Deus Ex: Human Revolution in with that list as well as most people would have...

  • ‘PlayBook death pure fiction’ — RIM

    Rumours that Blackberry was discontinuing its line of PlayBook tablets have been dismissed by Research in Motion (RIM). Research in Motion has assured its users that it remains committed to the production of the PlayBook. The rumours spread after analyst John Vhin stated that production on the tablets had halted. Vhin said, "We believe (RIM) has stopped production of its PlayBook and is actively considering exiting the tablet market. Additionally, our due diligence indicates that RIM has cancelled development of additional tablet projects." RIM said, "Any suggestion that the BlackBerry PlayBook is being discontinued is pure fiction, RIM remains highly...

  • Amazon launches Kindle Fire

    Amazon today announced the Kindle Fire, a US$200, 7" tablet which is runs on the Android platform. It comes with a free month of Amazon Prime and is Wi-Fi Only. It is coming Q1 or Q2 2012, although it could not confirm the release date. Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO took the stage in New York and began the launch with a reference to the massively successful company's Kindle e-Reader, "Four years ago we set out to improve upon the book... Amazon had to create demand not only for the device but also for the content within the devices -- e-books.” “Physical book...

  • IBM, Streetline to ‘take the pain out of parking’

    US tech giant IBM is teaming up with a startup called Streetline in a bid to take the pain out of parking. According to IBM, the service will play a massive role in alleviating congestion in large cities. The company says that an estimated 30% of city traffic is made up of people driving around in search of parking. The two companies have designed a system called “Smarter Parking”, which combines IBM’s data analytics capabilities with Streetline's innovations in parking sensors and software. Streetline’s sensors, which operate at extremely low power levels, are placed at parking spaces and can...

  • App of the week: HQ: To Do

    This week I take a look at HQ: To-Do, a stylishly designed and highly intuitive app that will revolutionise the way you see to-do lists and make you want to project manage the crap out of everything you do in life. As you can see when reading my review of Listbook, I am a big fan of to-do lists. Over the last few months I have gone from scribbling them on my hands (and on busy days, up to my elbows), to scrawling them across random scraps of paper that I find lying around on my desk, from using highly...

  • iPad app announcement at iPhone 5 launch event

    The iPhone launch event looks as if it will be unveiling more than an array of new devices, it will also hopefully release details of the long-awaited Facebook iPad app. The Facebook iPad app has been making the rounds in certain circles, so its existence can be verified, yet no concrete evidence of its imminent arrival has been proven. The app has remained up in the air at Facebook HQ for a couple of months, owing to the tenuous relationship between Apple and Facebook. Case in point, Apple was supposedly meant to integrate Facebook into iOS 5, but instead chose...

  • Apple iPhone launch event confirmed for 4 October

    Apple has officially announced its iPhone event. The announcement comes care of invitations which teasingly say, "let's talk iPhone", sent out for a 4 October conference at its Cupertino base. Analysts expect Apple to release details on the iPhone 5, launch a cheaper iPhone 4 (known as the iPhone 4S). Exactly what products will be released is unclear, regardless of the speculations. Apple is also expected to discuss iOS 5, as well as minor updates to its cloud service. Other reports have mentioned that the Facebook iPad app may finally see the light of day at the Cupertino event....