Solving the Case of the Grumpy Smartphone

We all wrestle with the frustration of love affairs with fresh new phones that end in frustration as they become ageing grumps. ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK looks at reasons and solutions.

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Toshiba packs IR into ultra-thin business laptop

Toshiba has announced the Tecra X40-D notebook. The laptop is designed to be thin, sturdy and at the same time offers security features like face detection and a fingerprint reader.

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Exclusive Harleys join The Crew

Ubisoft and Harley-Davidson have announced that players of The Crew 2 will be able to cruise the open highways of America with Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

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City versus Car: How everything will change

Ever-increasing urbanisation and the demand for development of cities is the catalyst needed to bridge both the greatest challenges and most creative solutions for a future of automotive sector, writes TREVOR HILL, head of Audi South Africa.

How Google will change the travel business

A general question when it comes to the hospitality sector is if Google will dominate it, leaving online travel agencies and others in its wake? STUART PALLISTER of EHL Hospitality Insights, looks at how the company can affect it.

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Solving the Case of the Grumpy Smartphone

We all wrestle with the frustration of love affairs with fresh new phones that end in frustration as they become ageing grumps. ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK looks at reasons and solutions.

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-August 23rd, 2017

How Google will change the travel business

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A general question when it comes to the hospitality sector is if Google will dominate it, leaving online travel agencies and others in its wake? STUART PALLISTER of EHL Hospitality Insights, looks at how the company can affect it.

-August 23rd, 2017

Exclusive Harleys join The Crew

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Ubisoft and Harley-Davidson have announced that players of The Crew 2 will be able to cruise the open highways of America with Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

-August 22nd, 2017

Stop waiting for perfection

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These days, people should stop waiting for perfection and instead experiment, find errors and turn them into innovation, writes WERNER VOGELS, the CTO of Amazon.com.

-August 22nd, 2017

VAST Networks zero-rates Showmax on WI-FI

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Showmax, and Africa’s first open access Wi-Fi provider, VAST Networks (VAST), have partnered to zero-rate Wi-Fi data for streaming and downloading TV shows and movies on Showmax. 

-August 22nd, 2017

SA youth endorse Samsung

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South Africa’s youth has endorsed Samsung as their brand of choice in the Ask Afrika Icon Brands Survey for 2017/18. Top honours were awarded to brands that outperformed thousands of other brands across 19 sectors, at the annual awards ceremony on ...

-August 18th, 2017

ShadowPad attacks supply chain companies

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Kaspersky Labs has identified ShadowPad, a backdoor virus planted in server management software that allows attackers to download further malicious modules or steal data.

-August 18th, 2017

StarCraft upgrade complete

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Get the Battlecruisers operational, the Corsairs up, and the Zerglings boosted as StarCraft: Remastered becomes available for download on PC and Mac.

-August 17th, 2017

Watch FIFA interactive final live via livestream

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Fans of EA Sports’ FIFA football franchise will be able to view the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017 through a livestream hosted by Kwesé Gamer.

-August 16th, 2017

Big smartphone comebacks rich with heritage

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This month, two iconic phone brands made their return to South Africa. ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK asks if Nokia and BlackBerry can win their way back into our hearts.

-August 16th, 2017

SA collaboration wins global blockchain award

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TheBlockchain category in the Banker Technology Project of the Year 2017 Award has gone to a local collaboration by major South African banks and financial services players.

-August 15th, 2017

Uber launches cash indicator

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Uber South Africa has introduced a new, pilot cash indicator feature. The cash indicator allows Uber driver-partners to choose whether they’d like to accept a cash trip request or not.

-August 15th, 2017

Interference: the great connectivity challenge

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As more users connect to the Internet, frequencies become congested causing data interference. However, MARCO DE RU, CTO of MiRO, believes that there are still ways companies can ease interference allowing users to connect to the Internet without any...

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Movie of the Week

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Annabelle: Creation

From Swedish director David F. Sandberg (Lights Out), is a scary and suspenseful supernatural thriller, and the next chapter in the Conjuring universe. The film uncovers the Annabelle doll’s origin story.   Former toy maker Sam Mullins and his wife, Esther, are happy to welcome a nun and six orphaned girls into their California farmhouse. Years earlier, the couple's 7-year-old daughter Annabelle died in a tragic car accident. Terror soon strikes when one child sneaks into a forbidden room and finds a seemingly innocent doll that appears to have a life of its own.

Video of the Day

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Injustice 2 - Shattered Alliances

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment recently revealed a trailer focusing on Superman’s character and background story for Injustice 2.

The trailer is designed to give players the chance to learn more about how Superman and his Regime are working to rise to power once again, becoming one of Earth’s greatest threats.

Injustice 2 features a range of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains and allows players to build and power up the ultimate version of their DC characters. The game is currently available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Product of the Day

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LG Watch Style

The LG Watch Style measures 10.79mm thick, making it compact and comfortably. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor, and features Google Assistant. It enables a user to reply to messages, setting reminders and getting directions.

Not just a timepiece for techies, the LG Watch Style could also appeal to the business professional,  parent, as well as the sporty and adventurous, thanks to an improved user interface, enhanced messaging and advanced fitness features via Google Fit. The latter enables users to reach their fitness goals, providing them with activities tracking, strength training and coaching capabilities. Users can also download apps directly from the on-watch Google Play Store.

The LG Watch Style features circular displays with a rotating side button for convenient navigation. Users can turn the button with a finger to read messages or scroll through the app menu and notifications. Customisable watch faces allow up to eight complications, so users can see important information at a glance.