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What you can do to protect yourself online: The essentials

If you’re going to be using the internet, you need to behave as though it’s a terrible place with sketchy folks around every digital corner looking to cash in on your information. And once you’ve logged off Facebook, there are also unsavoury characters who are out to make more direct bank from the data that applies to you and yours. Here’s how to keep your precious deets, b...[Read More]

The recent spate of hacked websites is a reminder that you need to protect your online security more than ever

All 3bn of Yahoo’s accounts were hacked in 2013, the search giant revealed last week, triple the previously stated 1bn, making it the biggest data breach so far. This followed the staggering hack of US credit agency Equifax last month, exposing the personal details of 145.5m Americans, including their credit cards details and social security numbers. It’s a stupendously big deal and confirms...[Read More]

What is ransomware and how to protect your precious files from it

What would it mean if you lost all of your personal documents, such as your family photos, research or business records? How much would you pay to get them back? There’s a burgeoning form of cybercrime that hinges on the answers to these questions. You have probably heard of viruses and malware. These dangerous pieces of software can make their way into your computer and wreak havoc. Malware autho...[Read More]

Managing the highs and lows of data overload

We live in a world with a lot of data. In fact, we’re bombarded by it. Estimates suggest that today we take in about five times as much information as we did 25 years ago, and that we process as much data in a day — approximately 34 gigabytes — as our 15th-century ancestors would have in their lifetimes. We tend to think of all that data as a rather cold and rational collection of numbers. Yet, on...[Read More]

Light Start – Oprah and Apple, Rick and Morty TCG, a Jaguar boat, and a Boring Tesla Model X

Apple partners with Oprah Winfrey for “multi-year content partnership” Apple’s got a streaming video service in the works and while we have little to no idea what the company is going to be doing with it, we do know that they’re going to have Oprah Winfrey joining them to create original programming. That’s according to a new release from Apple, saying that the most r...[Read More]

Protect your privacy during turbulent times: A hacker’s guide to being cyber-safe

Protecting individual privacy from government intrusion is older than American democracy. In 1604, the attorney general of England, Sir Edward Coke, ruled that a man’s house is his castle. This was the official declaration that a homeowner could protect himself and his privacy from the king’s agents. That lesson carried into today’s America, thanks to our Founding Fathers’ abhorrence for imperiali...[Read More]

The best games of E3 2018

The Electronic Entertainment Expo – or E3 for short – is the world’s biggest gaming show and in what feels like the blink of an eye it’s all over for 2018. Each year’s event shows us all the huge games we’ll be playing in the future, or right now… Eager to see which games we’ll be lusting after later this year and beyond and which one’s we’re playing...[Read More]

We paid a visit to the Sennheiser showroom and it’s an audiophile’s dream

It was quite an experience arriving at the South African Sennheiser showroom only to see a gigantic screen welcoming us on our tour of the facility. Which made us feel rather VIP-like… and a little guilty that we originally wandered in the back door, where there’s a full-scale manufacturing operation. We were met by James Futter who, along with Mitech Direct’s Rodger Reeks, took ...[Read More]

Cosplayers can win big at Comic Con Africa

Not only will South Africa play host to the first ever African Comic Convention this September, where attendees can rub shoulders with actors Jason Momoa and Kevin Sussman, but local cosplayers attending the event will have the chance to compete for some great prizes, including the chance to compete in an international cosplay competition in Chicago. Reed Exhibitions Africa, the company behind the...[Read More]

Digital addiction: how technology keeps us hooked

The World Health Organisation is to include “gaming disorder”, the inability to stop gaming, into the International Classification of Diseases. By doing so, the WHO is recognising the serious and growing problem of digital addiction. The problem has also been acknowledged by Google, which recently announced that it will begin focusing on “Digital Well-being”. Although there is a growing recognitio...[Read More]

Lenovo’s Thinkpad P52 is a bomber of a notebook, packing 128GB of RAM

We might be showing our ages a little but we remember a time when 16MB of RAM for a computer was a normal thing. A 500MB hard drive used to be more than enough storage space. Back then, a computer with 128GB of RAM was unthinkable. These days… not so much. Lenovo has revealed their new Thinkpad P52 notebook, a high-end notebook that has been designed to function as a mobile VR-ready workstat...[Read More]

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