Author: Duncan Pike

Usually, when something works well the general consensus is to not change it until it’s necessary. Or, in other words, ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.’ We think Asus and ROG might’ve missed the memo because it has released another mouse with a joystick slapped on the side. The ROG Chakram X, first seen at CES this year, is an update to the ROG Chakram, first seen at CES in 2020. The X sports a new sensor, more buttons, and different switches. Our first thought was that this was going to be nothing more than a cool gimmick you…

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Yesterday, Netflix announced the release of its upcoming supernatural drama series, The Brave Ones. Set in the parallel worlds of South Africa and the supernatural world of African gods and divine beings, the six-episode series will feature the mystical and supernatural in a setting viewers might not have previously encountered. Netflix is making an effort for local stories https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LGc8omP4aM Nigerian-born Akin Omotoso, the show’s creator, also serves as director and executive producer for this project. He’s joined by EPs Robbie Thorpe and Stan Joseph and directors Rolie Nikiwe, Tosh Gitonga, and Stephina Zwane. If Netflix’s synopsis is accurate (why wouldn’t…

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Yesterday, Eskom was kind enough to make everyone aware that load shedding was a possibility once again. It hadn’t even been two weeks, so it was about time. Not that we’re looking forward to it or anything, it’s just kind of expected at this point. We’re starting off on Stage 2. It will be implemented from 16h00 today, Wednesday 3 July, until 24h00 and then over the same time tomorrow, Thursday 4 July. Only for two days… so far As it mentioned in the notice sent out yesterday, Eskom is citing losses in power generation capacity for the reason we…

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When it comes to wireless Bluetooth headsets, Yealink is relatively new to the game. Well, new to making headsets with two ear cups that also wouldn’t look out of place on your commute. Currently, the company has two models on offer, the BH72 and the BH76. The main differences are the BH76 features active noise cancellation (ANC) and better codec support for high-quality music playback. We received a set of the former for review which came with a wireless charging stand. There’s also a version without the stand. If you’re familiar with Yealink, you’ll have already guessed who and what…

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Spotify is finally shipping out a ‘feature’ that has been around since listening to music on the go was invented. The streaming service will separate the ‘Play’ and ‘shuffle’ buttons in its mobile app. But, before you get too excited, you’ll need to be paying for Spotify before you can access such an advanced feature. Now That’s What I Call A Feature Spotify says it’s rolling the feature out because “[m]usic—and how you listen to it—should be yours to control.” This might sound like a small change but it does alter the way you control your listening experience. Before the…

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China’s rocket makes a splash China successfully delivered another piece of its Tiangong space station to orbit recently. The lab module will provide crew members with space and short-term living quarters. It will also be the main entry/exit point for extravehicular activities. The other result of this milestone is some rocket debris in the Indian Ocean. The country used one of its Long March 5B rockets to launch its module into orbit. But as soon as it had done the job, it was swiftly discarded.Which meant roughly twenty tonnes of rocket came hurtling back to Earth. Some of it was burned…

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SA Rugby and Dell Technologies have something a little unusual for rugby fans attending international matches. The two have teamed up to provide attendees with a virtual reality (VR) experience. Rugby fans and wannabe players can test their skills in a simulated stadium environment to see if they have what it takes to play. Perform well, and Rassie could be calling on you to warm up at half-time. No, not really. Rugby but in 3D https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3VrrATxv10 This new VR experience forms part of SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux’s new digital initiative to reach a younger, tech-oriented audience. It ties in…

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You might’ve missed the big announcement (because there wasn’t one) that Nanoleaf products are now available in South Africa. Well, you could always import them. But now you can pay roughly half that price and if you encounter a problem, you don’t have to send them across the planet. If you’ve never heard of Nanoleaf before then we guess you don’t watch much Twitch. It seems almost every streamer has some form of Nanoleaf product on their wall. This probably isn’t an accident. If you’re still lost, we’re talking about modular smart LED lights, in this case, the Triangles in…

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Decorex Africa 2022 is underway at the Sandton Convention Centre. Among the stalls and booths showcasing frameless showers and every kind of tile imaginable, is Audi. If you’ve seen the brand’s latest e-tron range, you’d understand why Audi is showcasing them. They’re rather easy on the eyes. As is Audi’s concept for the ‘Garage of the Future’. But you’d expect that from a partnership with South African interior designer Donald Nxumalo. “Every space has a story to tell” The optimistic idea Audi is pushing here is elevating the lowly garage to a better-integrated (and better-looking) part of the home. It…

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Mini, the popular British car manufacturer, has unveiled a preview of its latest concept car. The EV, dubbed the Concept Aceman, was revealed yesterday in Dusseldorf. It will be the company’s second fully-electric car after 2020’s Mini Cooper SE. Although, unlike 2020’s EV, this one was designed from the start to be fully electric. Mini didn’t just yank out the internal combustion engine (ICE) and stick in an electric motor and a couple of Duracells. The future according to Mini This might be Mini’s second fully-electric EV but it’s the company’s first electric crossover model. Mini says it will fall…

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