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The 7 coolest smartwatches from Baselworld 2017

In the market for a dazzling new smartwatch? Your next connected timepiece might have been revealed, as the Baselworld 2017 watch and jewellery show rages on in Switzerland. Many of the top watch brands are riding the resurgent wave of Android Wear 2.0, debuting watches that run the gamut from minimal and affordable to bold and expensive, with a little bit of everything in between. And what’...[Read More]

Light Start – Starcraft Remastered, Nio EP9 speeds, Amazon’s first drone delivery, and the Justice League

Starcraft Remastered is coming for the hours of your life that you can’t really spare right now Well, there go our plans for the next few years. Blizzard has announced the existence of Starcraft Remastered, a release which is going to be taking the original space RTS epic and upgrading it with 4K graphics, updated online connectivity (while retaining LAN access, which made the original such ...[Read More]

8 new features Android O will bring to your phone

Surprise! Android O is here. Well, sort of: Google has dropped a developer’s preview build of the next-gen mobile OS revision, along with a heap of details on just what it brings to the table. Obviously, we expected an Android O to follow last year’s Nougat, but the sudden launch caught us all off-guard. Right now, Android O really is meant for developers to start learning from and imp...[Read More]

Alternatives to meat help solve environmental strain, issues of factory farming

Uma Valeti makes a mean meatball. It’s perfectly round, sizzles when you fry it in a pan and tastes good. But unlike most meatballs, it was grown in a sterile brewery, not a cow. Memphis Meats, the company that he co-founded, has been called “the hottest tech in Silicon Valley” by Fortune magazine and is aiming to revolutionise food production. Dr Valeti is a cardiologist who was...[Read More]

Xbox One S local availability confirmed

The wait from August last year to now has been a long one but South Africa finally has an official launch date for the Xbox One S console. The wait is almost over, as Microsoft has confirmed that the Xbox One S will be launching in South Africa on 13 April. That’s just before the Easter weekend break, when most of the country will be on holiday, so it’s the perfect time to get acquaint...[Read More]

How Artificial Intelligence and the robotic revolution will change the workplace of tomorrow

The workplace is going to look drastically different ten years from now. The coming of the Second Machine Age is quickly bringing massive changes along with it. Manual jobs, such as lorry driving or house building are being replaced by robotic automation, and accountants, lawyers, doctors and financial advisers are being supplemented and replaced by high level artificial intelligence (AI) systems....[Read More]

The Android-packing VAIO Phone A looks gorgeous (but you can’t have it)

The VAIO brand, back when Sony was in control of it, was known for attractive design — we still think fondly of those super-thin notebooks (because we don’t remember what it was like to type on the blasted things). It makes sense that the resurrected brand would stick with what made them distinctive. Hence, the awfully handsome VAIO Phone A. The Phone A is actually a reissue of sorts, ...[Read More]

How to expand your PS4 storage space with an external hard drive

PlayStation 4 software update 4.5 is here and – rejoice! – it’s delivered external hard drive support. You’re now able to connect a USB 3.0-enabled external drive to your brilliant black box and it’ll increase your overall gaming capacity by anything between 250GB and 8TB, depending on the size of drive you go get. Is it that simple, though? See, there’s more th...[Read More]

The age of hacking brings a return to the physical key

With all the news about Yahoo accounts being hacked and other breaches of digital security, it’s easy to wonder if there’s any real way to keep unauthorized users out of our email and social media accounts. Everyone knows not to use the same username and password combination for every account – though many people still do. But if they follow that advice, people end up with another problem: way too...[Read More]

Everything wants to be the ultimate sandbox, where you can be… everything

We’ve seen a lot of games but very rarely have we ever encountered anything quite as strange and ambitious and thought-provoking as Everything. Everything is a sandbox game that has been newly released onto the PlayStation 4 and it wants its players to be the universe in a somewhat literal way. The game, the creation of one David O’Reilly, allows you to play as… well, everything....[Read More]

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 leaked in images and video (again)

Samsung just can’t keep a lid on their products, a fact of life that we’re still not certain isn’t intentional. The Galaxy S8, and the expected Galaxy S8+, is supposed to be getting its official reveal at the New York Unpacked event, so it makes sense that we’re now seeing more leaks than ever. Leaks like the fresh batch of images depicting a Verizon Galaxy S8+, both in the...[Read More]

Super Mario Run available on Android from tomorrow

We all know that a mobile game isn’t a mobile game until it has been released on Android. We’ve been expecting Super Mario Run to launch in the month of March but Nintendo America has at last given an official date. 23 March is the date when non-iOS phone users will be able to get their free-to-try Mario endless runner fix — which is tomorrow. Super Mario Run, in case you’v...[Read More]

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