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Light Start – Beating Samsung’s sensor, military Hololens, Starhopper, and Kollector

In this week's Light Start, we've got Samsung losing to a 3D printer, Microsoft's army Hololens, SpaceX's Starthopper, and MK 11's Kollector.

Why do we mix up faces? Game of Thrones might help us find the answer

In the Game of Thrones universe, confusing a photograph of actor Jack Gleeson, who played the popular HBO TV show’s despised sadist Joffrey Baratheon, for one of Maisie Williams, the beloved Arya Stark, is an egregious case of mistaken identity.

Nokia 9 PureView launched and priced for South Africa

It's turning into a decent week for Nokia fans. We've already taken a look at the Nokia X71 (not a spy-plane) and now we've got local details for the Nokia 9 PureView. Specifically its availability and how much it's going to cost. And it's surprisingly inexpensive. 

Light pollution: the dark side of keeping the lights on

Light pollution is the excessive and obtrusive light produced by humans at night. This light is from artificial sources, mainly electricity from houses, offices, streetlamps, billboards or car headlights...

Huawei launches the P30 Lite, priced at R6,000 for South Africa

Huawei has officially introduced the final member of its P30 series of smartphones: the Huawei P30 Lite. We've already seen what the P30 Pro can do (except we haven't really seen what it can do, yet -- the low-light camera performance is said to be amazing) and the P30 is no slouch either. The P30 Lite, on the other hand... that's the budget contender and it's looking quite er... contentious.

Lego goes coding with the introduction of its programmable Spike Prime kit

Educational toys have come a long way from the 90s, where anything that might teach kids something was routinely considered boring as hell. There may have been spreadsheets involved. Now, if you want to teach a small person something that might help their careers, you can just grab them a mini-robotics lab or something. The 'or something' bit nicely describe's Lego's new Spike Prime kit, an engine...[Read More]

Nokia’s going big with its triple-camera, mid-range X71 smartphone

The Nokia X71 might sound like the tech company is working on a spy-plane rather than a smartphone but that’s obviously not the case… unless Nokia’s hiding something from us. But no, the Nokia X71 is definitely a smartphone. One with a great many pixels at its disposal. We can get behind that. But before we get to check out the camera(s), it’s worth glancing at the screen. ...[Read More]

The dying art of conversation – has technology killed our ability to talk face-to-face?

Research into digital technologies indicates that phrases such as “word of mouth” or “keeping in touch” point to the importance of face-to-face conversation. Indeed, face-to-face conversation can strengthen social ties: with our neighbours, friends, work colleagues and other people we encounter during our day.

MTN launches sub-R250 smartphone, the Smart S

Mobile operator MTN has announced it's got a new MTN-branded smartphone heading to its stores priced at a mere R249.

Gmail turns 15, adds schedule-send option to celebrate

Google's email service launched 15 years ago... and today it's finally adding the option to schedule emails.

Apple’s AirPower wireless charging mat is officially dead

The fate of Apple's AirPower charging mat, that was supposed to wirelessly charge an iPhone, AirPods, and an Apple Watch, is uncertain no longer. We've been expecting some kind of cancellation for a while and that's unfortunately a correct expectation. Apple's AirPower mat, rather than going into production, has been canned.

Ten rules of email that will reduce your stress levels

Email and smart phones can be stressful. Academics are calling this constant work connection “technostress”. Consequently, many European countries are now offering employees the “right to disconnect”. The way email is used is complex, it cannot simply be labelled as “good” or “bad” and research shows that personality, the type of work people do and their goals can influence the way they react t...[Read More]

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