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MoveTime Family Watch now available in South Africa

The quirky and colourful MoveTime Family MT30 3G wearables have finally landed in South Africa, meaning that parents in SA can now keep track of their children’s whereabouts using some wristwear. Global mobile and tablet brand TCL, designed the MT30 smartwatch specifically for children, incorporating a smaller wristband and providing access to a limited number of apps and functionality. The main i...[Read More]

Look at the time: Win one of two Colton James watches worth R3,050 each

We could start off this competition will all manner of horological puns but we’re afraid that we just don’t have the time. We are going to be giving some time away though, in the shape of two Colton James wristwatches (and a spare strap) — one each to two lucky winners. How do you get to be one of those lucky winners? It’s… actually, it’s the same process we alw...[Read More]

Nintendo’s Labo is bonkers in a delightfully Nintendo way

Just when you thought everything was completely normal, Nintendo has to come along and throw a fun-sized spanner into the works. The Japanese gaming giant has announced and detailed Nintendo Labo, a product we’re still not sure how to pronounce properly which looks like… an awful lot of fun, once you can wrap your head around it. Nintendo Labo is, basically, a whole mess of cardboard s...[Read More]

Killer robots, free will and the illusion of control

Control. We all like to think we have it, but is it all just an illusion? It might seem like a very existential question but it plays an important part in our acceptance of new technologies, especially when it comes to robots. Even if we personally aren’t in control of something, we often like to comfort ourselves that someone else is. Humans have free will and empathy and we trust that we will ma...[Read More]

New Xbox Elite controller leaks, shows a few improvements

This week several images of Microsoft’s second-gen Xbox Elite Wireless controller leaked online and based on what was shown we could be seeing some impressive upgrades. The first Xbox Elite Wireless controller, introduced by Microsoft at E3 in 2015, featured four interchangeable paddles at the rear, hair trigger locks, remappable buttons, and completely swappable components. This has been the firs...[Read More]

Lenovo Mirage Camera hands-on – VR snaps with point-and-shoot practicality

It’s never been easier to experience virtual reality, with the latest headsets not even forcing you to faff with your phone before diving into all manner of digital worlds. So shouldn’t it be getting easier to create VR content, too? Google and Lenovo think so, and the Mirage Camera could be the piece of tech to do it. The point-and-shoot camera made its debut at CES, and we made sure to try it ou...[Read More]

Former FNB chief set to launch app-based “Bank Zero” this year

Former FNB CEO and angel investor Michael Jordaan and former FNB executive Yatin Narsai have announced plans to launch an “app-driven bank” called Bank Zero before the end of 2018.  Bank Zero won’t have any physical branches, though customers will be able to get physical cards for transacting at stores and at ATMs, and all communication and interaction with the bank will be done ...[Read More]

Facebook cuts back on news to give you more time with advertisers

Dear friends, it’s not us, it’s you. You are the problem. You’ve stopped sharing every intimate detail of your lives and we can’t monetise you as well as we’d like. So we’re changing our relationship to convince you to share more, so we can show you more ads. Not an exact quote from Mark Zuckerberg, of course, but a rough translation. In a statement released on January 12, the company’s founder an...[Read More]

Keep your kid safe online with a KidTech phone contract

When we were youngsters, all we wanted were wheelies. But today’s children are a far tech-savvier and more demanding bunch. What children want today are mobile phones, which can be a pretty scary prospect for parents considering all the nastiness that’s out there, from pornography and graphic depictions of violence to cyber-bullying. Tariffic, which collates and compares cellphone cont...[Read More]

TAG Heuer debuts their R2.4m Connected Full Diamond smartwatch

There are times when you really want to rub it in someone’s face that you’re able to wear the price of a luxury German car or a double-storey beach house on your wrist. If that’s you, but you can’t bear to miss any Facebook notifications, then the TAG Heuer Connected Full Diamond might be what you’re after. The very expensive timepiece debuted at the Salon Internation...[Read More]

Buy or sell old smartphones with Phonetradr

Buying or selling an old smartphone is often a stressful process that involves using online classifieds and trying to sniff out the legitimate buyers or sellers from the scammers. Phonetradr wants to alleviate the stress and the risk by ensuring you get the best deal on a secondhand handset, or get the best return when selling yours. Phonetradr specialises in handsets from three of the big-name ma...[Read More]

Screen therapy: the best TVs of CES 2018

We may not have qualified this time around but a whole lot of football teams are going to be kicking balls in the 2018 World Cup this year and that means only one thing in the world of tech: loads of people are about to get a new TV. So CES 2018 has delivered in a big way with a slew of 4K, HDR sets from the likes of Sony, LG, Samsung and plenty of others. As anyone who’s got themselves a bargain ...[Read More]

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