Author: Trent Meikle

You'll often catch me dreaming of a Wind Waker remake. Or sleeping. One of the two.

After a thrilling FA Cup final (enjoy the Conference League, Chelsea) that saw Manchester United walking away with the trophy, this is usually where the world would take a little break from the scene. But not in 2024. The Eufa Euros are right around the corner, and now Showmax is offering coverage of all 51 matches to its Premier League subscribers – at no extra cost. “Showmax, the leading streaming service in Africa, is set to raise the bar for football fans with the announcement of live streaming for all 51 UEFA EURO games at no additional cost,” Showmax said…

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Next week Wednesday, 6 June, the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DoE), will adjust the country’s petrol and diesel prices at the pumps. Thanks to a fresh crop of predictions from the Central Energy Fund (CEF), captured on 27 May, petrol drivers have a R1 drop to look forward to — the first decrease for petrol drivers since January. Diesel drivers, you haven’t been forgotten. For the second month in a row, the CEF is predicting yet another price decrease — mimicking the R1 drop headed petrol’s way at the beginning of June. Should the CEF’s predictions prove accurate…

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You are officially out of excuses to go and vote when the time comes on Wednesday, 29 May. Uber South Africa has announced that it’ll be offering ride discounts on the day, all in the hopes of getting more people out of the house and through the doors of their local ballot booths. There is a catch, however. There’s always a catch. Uber Cool “We’re committed to helping to ensure that transport isn’t a barrier to making your mark,” the company said. That’s all well and good, but it’s worth mentioning that Uber is only offering this discount — which…

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Samsung might unpack the Fold and Flip 6 on 10 July Samsung is a creature of habit. January or February are usually reserved to allow the company’s flagships time to bask in the glow and soak up as much money as possible before it dips back into hibernation before July rolls around. That’s when Samsung emerges from the shadows to unveil its latest foldables and whatever it’s been cooking up on the side. That’s according to SamMobile, which reckons Samsung is eyeing up a 10 July date for the next Unpacked event. SamMobile has been spouting that gospel since February, before…

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There aren’t many things better than Jonathan Blow’s puzzle-platformer masterpiece, Braid. We can list a few, though. Self-medication, sliced bread, and Braid, Anniversary Edition, the game’s claim to fame fifteen years later. When the news first got out that Braid was getting the remaster treatment, we couldn’t help but roll our eyes. Having taken on the brilliant time-twisting mechanics again after the fact, however, we’ve changed our tune. A smorgasbord of Braid, Anniversary Edition Braid, Anniversary Edition is certainly the definitive edition of the title. You’ll still get a whole lot out of the 2008 original, especially if there’s a copy already sitting in your Steam library,…

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X.com, formerly known as Twitter, Elon Musk’s grandiose attempt to make the world like him again, is making a big change to the app’s core feature set. The social media platform confirmed that it will make ‘likes’ private in a ploy to motivate users to let their true selves shine through online — without any fear of personal persecution in their private lives. Likes go bye-bye Yeah, we are making likes private. Public likes are incentivizing the wrong behavior. For example, many people feel discouraged from liking content that might be “edgy” in fear of retaliation from trolls, or to…

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The Internet in South Africa can be confusing. Whether it’s choosing from the million-or-so ISPs around the country when it comes to picking a home internet package, or something as simple (in theory) as deciding on your smartphone’s data package. MTN South Africa is combatting an issue it helped create with the launch of MTN Yellow, a ‘simplified’ approach to mobile connectivity within the country. Rather than bombard customers with the usual influx of confusing terminology, high prices and limitations, Yellow is designed to be an affordable package that bundles mobile data and talk time into a single, simple-to-follow and…

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Occasionally, Meta-owned WhatsApp introduces some genuinely useful changes. At other times, it feels as though it’s simply looking for something to do to pass the time until it has another brainwave. Unfortunately, according to a new report from WhatsApp wizards WABetaInfo, the latest additions unearthed in the new Android 2.24.11.17 update, fall under the latter. AI this, AI that, AI profile pictures Because AI is everywhere, and Meta has money to throw at the world’s favourite buzzword, WhatsApp has recently introduced a host of AI-centric features. The most controversial of which is the new Meta AI search bar plaguing some users’…

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Last night, 21 May, Tecno introduced South Africa to the Spark 20 Series to much fanfare, with the line-up ranging from the bottom-of-the-barrel entry-level Spark 20C and Spark GO 2024 up to the far more capable (and more expensive) Spark 20 Pro 5G — set to debut in a couple of months for an RRP of R11,000. Also joining in on the festivities was the middle child of the Spark series, also known as the Spark 20, a phone after your budget bucks at R7,000. It doesn’t quite have the pizazz of its more powerful Pro sibling, but it boasts…

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It’s been a busy few weeks for audio specialists Sonos. After ‘courageously’ stripping its app to accommodate the brand-new Ace headphones that dropped yesterday, Sonos immediately followed it up with a return to its speciality: portable speakers. Stepping into the ring is the Roam 2, a refresh of the company’s 2021 effort, the Roam. When in Roam If you’re still holding onto the original Roam, put that wallet away. The Roam 2 features the “same rich, detailed sound and bass with the clarity, depth, and fullness you’d expect from a larger speaker.” In other words, it’s left the innards alone…

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