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Is this our first look at Sony’s PlayStation 5?

This may be our first proper look at the PlayStation 5 devkit, and it looks familiar, eh? Earlier this year we wrote about Sony’s sci-fi-looking patent for what could be a console.

What’s coming to Disney+ at launch? This 3-hour trailer has all the answers you could desire

So you want to know just what you're in for when it comes to the launch of Disney+ in November this year? There are a couple of ways -- you can check out Disney's long-as-heck Twitter thread which offers up a pretty darned good idea of what's coming to the service.

Space may soon become a war zone – here’s how that would work

At an upcoming summit in early December, NATO is expected to declare space as a “warfighting domain”, partly in response to new developments in technology. If it does declare space a war zone, NATO could start using space weapons that can destroy satellites or incoming enemy missiles. But what is this technology and how could it enable a war?

Light Start – No more loot boxes in COD, Windows 7’s end of life, Samsung’s losing in China and some high-end hacking

This week in Light Start - no more loot boxes for Activision, Windows 7 will run out of time, Samsung losing its grip on China, and the ultimae hacker.

Six key tech developments in the last 60 years

Some innovations changed everything, others, like the fax and Y2K, are easily – and happily – forgotten.

We’ll get our first official look at Motorola’s new RAZR in just a few short weeks

We’ve been waiting for news concerning Motorola’s new RAZR smartphone. The device is supposed to be a retro(ish) take on the company’s old faithful (and best-selling) RAZR handset, one with a folding display if rumour has it right. We don’t have to wait on rumour any more, though. That’s because Motorola has sent out invitations for its new handset. The date? 13 Novem...[Read More]

Quantum dots that light up TVs could be used for brain research

While many people love colorful photos of landscapes, flowers or rainbows, some biomedical researchers treasure vivid images on a much smaller scale – as tiny as one-thousandth the width of a human hair. To study the micro world and help advance medical knowledge and treatments, these scientists use fluorescent nano-sized particles. Quantum dots are one type of nanoparticle, more commonly known fo...[Read More]

South Africa’s first homegrown smartphone — Mara factory opens in Durban

Today, Rwandan smartphone company Mara Group opened its second factory in Africa. And here are the Mara devices it'll produce.

The Vatican has launched the wearable you may have been praying for – Meet the eRosary

Stop us if you've heard this one: The Vatican -- you know, those folks behind a little thing called the Catholic Church? -- has launched its very own wearable. Called the Click To Pray eRosary, it does exactly what you think it would, based on the name. Basically, it's a technological version of the old faithful rosary. 

The Fitbit Versa 2 launches in South Africa: Here are 6 cool things you can do with it

Fitbit recently introduced its next-gen smartwatch -- the Versa 2. It has a brilliant AMOLED display, an always-on option and even more apps. 

Dyson car: electrifying transport needs a lot more than another high-end vehicle

Perhaps there isn’t room for another would-be Tesla to challenge the established automotive industry with a novel electric car and leapfrog the challenges of manufacturing.

Revenge of the moderators: Facebook’s online workers are sick of being treated like bots

Reports of Facebook moderators’ appalling working conditions have been making headlines worldwide. Workers say they are burning out as they moderate vast flows of violent content under pressure, with vague, ever-changing guidelines. They describe unclean, dangerous contractor workplaces. Moderators battle depression, addiction, and even post-traumatic stress disorder from the endless parade of hor...[Read More]

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