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How should we teach our kids to use digital media?

Any time a new technology is introduced, it disrupts values, routines and behaviors. This goes back well before the printing press replaced oral histories or the telephone replaced face-to-face conversations, but is evident today in our regular habits of checking our smartphones for notifications. Kids are growing up with the expectation of auto-playing streaming videos and having access to our ph...[Read More]

It’s Spring – Have a September Asus ZenPad 8.0 giveaway

It’s been a crazy week. Well, a crazy end-of-week for a whole lot of people. We’re not going to talk about that but if you’ve been paying attention to the website or our Twitter stream, you should know what we’re talking about. So we thought that we should do something a bit more positive for this Friday afternoon – Like another giveaway. So, for the month of Septembe...[Read More]

Apple’s next iPad cover could have its own multifunction touchscreen

Apple releases a lot of gadgets, but those are probably just a fraction of all the fantastic, out-there concepts cooked up in Cupertino over the years. And as a just-granted patent shows, Apple has another surprising idea in the works. You know the iPad Smart Cover? The one that connects to the side and lays flat over the screen, yet quickly contorts to become a stand? Well, it seems like Apple ha...[Read More]

Upgraded Apple Pencil could get an extra Touch (ID) or two

Pencils don’t exactly scream high-tech, but Apple’s iPad-friendly stylus is an exception. It’s a handy add-on for artists looking to add some finesse to their digital doodles, but the sequel could be a whole lot better. The eagle-eyed folks at Apple Insider spotted a recently approved Apple patent for a digital stylus that packs in a lot more tech than the current Pencil. Right n...[Read More]

Acer shows newfound focus, but we won’t see most of the new gear

This time last year Acer unveiled an overwhelming range of products in New York. From laptops, tablets and 2-in-1s to wearables, smartphones, and a full range of gaming gear. The Taiwanese consumer electronics company showed off so many devices — not all of them eventually coming to fruition — it was hard for those in attendance, let alone consumers, to keep track. This year’s a ...[Read More]

Apple is auctioning a custom iPad Pro for London’s Design Museum

Apple has always harped on design as a guiding tenet of its products, from the earliest days of Steve Jobs all the way through today – so it’s no surprise that the company has a soft spot for London’s Design Museum. The museum is about to close down for a few months to facilitate a relocation from South London to a new spot in Kensington, and Jony Ive – Apple’s famed ...[Read More]

Kindle Oasis won’t leave you high and dry, goes months between charges

If the thing you look forward to most on your holidays is reading by the pool, Amazon’s got the eBook reader for you. The Kindle Oasis is a completely new addition to the range, with a new look and a better screen than ever. Why Oasis, though? We’re guessing it’s because if Amazon made it any thinner, it would disappear like a mirage. Seriously, this thing is 30% thinner and 20% lighter than any o...[Read More]

An early reveal – Amazon’s Kindle Oasis has leaked

Is it real or is it fake? That’s the question that we have to ask about this apparent leak of Amazon’s upcoming Kindle update. It seems that a listing for the device, known as the Kindle Oasis, was prematurely published on China’s Tmall before being yanked. There’s always someone on the internet waiting to catalogue mishaps though (take note, kids), and we’ve got all ...[Read More]

5 things we love about the iPad Pro 9.7 – and 3 we hate

Like in any fledgling gadget relationship, we’re developing a real fondness for the iPad Pro 9.7’s endearing charms – and have started noticing the odd grating quirk that we’ll cowardly push to one side before leaving it at the altar in a few years. Here’s the state of the iPad Pro 9.7 ‘marry, avoid’ table we’ve been drawing up in Sketchbook on our way to ...[Read More]

The iPad Pro 9.7in is available today, from R11 900

Trust Core to do this to us on a Friday. Not that we don’t love surprises but… Anyhow, if you’re itching to get your iPad on and your Air 2 is leaking a little, you’ll be pleased to know that you can now pick up an iPad Pro 9.7in in South Africa. The newest in fruit tablets can be ordered online today, directly from the iStore, and the device will be available in retail sto...[Read More]

Xiaomi are crowdfunding a transforming Transformer tablet

In the month of April we’re wary of every little thing that is published, lest it’s an April Fool’s Day joke that has gone astray. This transforming Transformers tablet from none other than Xiaomi certainly looks like one such missing gag. Except that it’s not. Xiaomi, working with Hasbro, have come up with a tablet that turns, in just 30 easy steps, into the Transformer So...[Read More]

The iPad Air is dead? Meet the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro

It’s not just the iPhone SE that was unveiled this evening, a little something called the 9.7-inch iPad Pro was also detailed at Apple’s Loop You In event. And, honestly, we’re not that sure what to make of it. That’s because of the iPad Air range, which with the announcement of the smaller iPad Pro, now seems extinct. Instead we have the iPad Pro, which is different from l...[Read More]

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