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How your smartphone can encourage active living

Of all screen-time enabling devices, smartphones are the truly ubiquitous ones, which in essence makes them tools of equity in the 21st century that provide access to billions of people around the world.

Flying cars: automating the skies means playing with our lives

As Harry Potter’s encounter with the Whomping Willow reminds us, flying cars can be dangerous. Before futuristic visions of three-dimensional sprawling city traffic can approach reality, there are some serious safety issues that need addressing.

Running Android 7.0 or later? Here’s how to use your smartphone as a two-factor authentication key

Two-factor authentication is a service that keeps your online accounts and services a whole lot safer than they would be otherwise. Why else would you lock down a Steam account using Steam Guard, a Blizzard account with Blizzard Authenticator, an Xbox Live account with whichever notification system from Microsoft annoys you the least? Shouldn't your more business-y accounts have the same protectio...[Read More]

Free-to-play Forza Street lands on Windows 10, out for Android, iOS soon

So you want to get your hands on a Forza game but don't want to pay for it? Funny thing, Microsoft's just made that happen with the launch of Forza Street, a new free-to-play racing title for Windows 10, Android and iOS. The desktop version of the game? Yeah, that's available now. 

Faster, more accurate diagnoses: Healthcare applications of AI research

In our lab at the University of Saskatchewan we are doing interesting deep learning research related to healthcare applications — and as a professor of electrical and computer engineering, I lead the research team. When it comes to health care, using AI or machine learning to make diagnoses is new, and there has been exciting and promising progress.

A user’s guide to self-driving cars

A controversy had Tesla at the centre of the debate in 2016, when it announced it would release self-driving capabilities over-the-air to their vehicles. Similar to what happened with Mercedes-Benz, the company was criticized for misleading advertising and “overstating the autonomy of its vehicles.”

#RewriteTheRules with the Huawei P30 series

Huawei's newest series of top-shelf smartphones, the P30 Series headed by the camera-centric Huawei P30 Pro, has landing in South Africa with a bang. Whether users are keen on the high-end camera capabilities of Huawei's flagship, the still-amazingly-packed Huawei P30, or the budget category-dominating P30 Lite, there's something available for every need and every price point. 

Disney+ launches in November this year, will cost R100pm

We've been expecting a late 2019 launch for Disney's own streaming service, Disney+, for quite some time. Now Disney has made it official, with the service officially launching on 12 November this year. As for pricing, it's going to cost just $6.99 (about R100) a month. But, before you get too excited, that launch date and pricing hasn't been announced for South Africa. Yet. 

Flying cars could cut emissions, replace planes, and free up roads – but not soon enough

When Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was released 50 years ago, flying cars were a flight of fancy. Now, these futuristic vehicles are entering the outer fringes of reality. According to a new study published in Nature, for some journeys flying cars could eventually be greener than even electric road cars, cutting emissions while also reducing traffic on increasingly busy roads.

What makes the Impossible Burger look and taste like real beef?

The Impossible Burger has been sold in American restaurants since 2016 and is now expanding its market by teaming up with Burger King to create the Impossible Whopper

Take your obsession to the next level with the hologram-featuring Assassin’s Creed Symphony

The Assassin's Creed series has been running, in multiple formats, since 2007. Twelve years is a long time to be doing anything and yet, Ubisoft have managed to find ways to keep players and fans engaged. Whether it's multiple platforms and game types, comic books and graphic novels, and even motion pictures, there's a lot of stuff out there for fans. And now there's one more: Assassin's Creed Sym...[Read More]

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