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LG’s releasing the G8 (again) in the form of the G8X in SA this November

We've been expecting LG's G8X ThinQ to turn up for a few months and, true to form, the company has not disappointed. The G8X will be landing in South Africa from next month and we've got pricing and other details for you. 

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?

Six key tech developments in the last 60 years

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

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]

MyPlace turns having your very own smart home into a million pieces of joy

For those just starting out on the road to a Smart Home, there’s a unique joy that comes from the first time the devices do their smart thing: something between amazement, wonder, and the feeling that a door has just opened to a new dimension of possibility.[1] Sitting on my small patio as the daylight slowly fades away and the lights in my house automatically light up, I feel like James Bond. It ...[Read More]

5 things you didn’t know you could do with your Smart TV

Smart TVs have evolved so quickly that it’s difficult to believe they only arrived on the scene a few years ago.  They continue to develop, with manufacturers continually looking to outdo one another with everything from functionality to sound and image quality.

The soon-to-be-crowdfunded Dune Pro case will give your Windows PC some Mac Pro style

Apple’s Mac Pro is on the way and it’s got one heck of a case. Part tank, part cheese grater, the Mac Pro’s shell is the sort of thing you can depend on to support the full weight of a car. Or something else heavy. We think. Please don’t test that at home, we didn’t design the thing. But to lay hands on that case you need to buy a Mac Pro — which starts at (at l...[Read More]

For the Jedi who has everything (else) – Le Creuset’s Star Wars cookware priced for SA

You might recall last week we spotted that kitchenware brand Le Creuset has a set of Star Wars-themed kitchen addition on the way. At the time, we knew when the hardware was landing (1 November) and where it'd be turning up...

How do lithium-ion batteries work?

The smartphone era is only just over a decade old, but the pocket-sized computers at the heart of that societal transformation are only really possible because of another technology: lithium-ion batteries.

Blue light isn’t the main source of eye fatigue and sleep loss – it’s your computer

Personal electronic devices emit more blue light than any other color. Blue light has a short wavelength, which means that it is high-energy and can damage the delicate tissues of the eye. It can also pass through the eye to the retina, the collection of neurons that converts light into the signals that are the foundation of sight.

Smart cities: world’s best don’t just adopt new technology, they make it work for people

Today, improving urban services through digital transformation is a huge industry, dominated by the likes of Cisco and IBM. But the idea of a “smart city” encompasses more than the clever application of technology in urban areas. That technology must also contribute to making cities more sustainable, and improving the quality of life for the people who live there.

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