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Keep the spoilers at bay — how to survive Game of Thrones season 8

'Tis the time to be vigilant, because many a foe on the interwebs will try to spoil each weekly instalment of the last season of Game of Thrones.

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.”

Acer unveils several impressive machines at its Next@Acer event

Acer announced several new notebooks, Chromebooks and gaming machines at its annual Next@Acer event in New York yesterday. Here are our faves.

#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. 

Nintendo launches Labo VR for the Switch today — here are our first thoughts

Nintendo has made a move into the world of virtual reality (VR) with its new Labo kit that launches today. And this one is by far our favourite Labo kit since it’s inception.

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. 

The new eSIM card is a boon to consumers and a possible threat to mobile networks

But a new upgrade to the SIM card means life can even simpler.  Called an electronic SIM or eSIM, it is a way of linking your phone, using software, to a SIM (usually in a server rack at the service provider). The new iPhone Xs, which I am using, has an eSIM built in.

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.

The Settlers of Catan board game is coming to the Nintendo Switch

For many avid tabletop gamers, The Settlers of Catan is the one that got them hooked. Now it's coming to the Nintendo Switch.

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

Samsung announces seven (yes, seven) devices for its new Galaxy A range

At an Unpacked event in Hong Kong today, Samsung announced seven new devices that will join the Galaxy A range, these will come to South Africa.

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