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Fitbit’s next Versa smartwatch has leaked and it’s bringing AMOLED with it

Fitbit's Versa smartwatch/fitness tracker impressed us right out of the gate, though we were less taken with the sequel. The next entry in the franchise promises to do better, though, as Fitbit's next Versa has leaked online. The highlight? A new AMOLED display, some design changes, and support for Amazon's Alexa. Looks like we might have to get that Echo tech after all.

A new holographic headset, image sensor are evolving computers in this cloud computing era

The HoloLens is a powerful example of this, as multiple demonstrations of its capabilities showed. The original model was launched four years ago and was used by NASA for its Mars Rover mission. Because of the eight-minute delay in communications from earth to the red planet, controllers needed to map, plan and execute the path the rover would take, former NASA Administrator Charles Bolden told me...[Read More]

Buy these almost R400k shoes and get an Opel Corsa GSI for free

Buy these limited edition Bathu shoes for R365,900 a pair and you'll get an Opel Corsa GSi for free.

Fitness trackers and personalised training programmes – the way to get healthier at work

The lifestyle programme group also received behavioural support, such as individualised exercise training schedules, an activity tracker for monitoring progress and revising goals, regular chats with a sports scientist via an app, and monthly face-to-face meetings with the research team.

Let’s celebrate our dads more: Give the gift of wellness this Father’s Day

Fitbit surveyed a selection of its users internationally to find out how fitness could fit into parents’ busy schedules, and how they could take better advantage of their time with their children to improve their fitness at the same time.

Apple’s watchOS 6 wants to make the Watch a more complete wearable

With watchOS 6, Apple is hoping to make its already excellent wearable even more useful. But how could it possibly do they, you cry? Well, turns out the Watch actually has room for improvement. We know, right?

A kick in the Glass – Google’s updated its AR eyewear with a R14,400 price tag

Talk about an unexpected comeback. Google's Glass, those augmented reality specs that we were convinced had fallen off the map in 2015, have returned. And, like all good sequels, they're better than ever in addition to being back. Meet the redesigned (and ponderously named) Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2. Catchy, yeah? 

HP’s Reverb VR headset is landing in SA from April (and will start from R13,000)

So you’re considering a virtual reality headset, are you? Printer and laptop maker HP are hoping to tempt you away from the more established offerings from Facebook-owned Oculus and the HTC/Valve collaboration known as the Vive. Their newest offering is called the Reverb and with it HP hopes that a better pair of screens will make you turn your eyes in its direction. HP’s Reverb headse...[Read More]

Garmin looking to make its MARQ with a new collection of tool watches

Hey, you know what we really need? A bunch of highly-specific smartwatches, tailored to one of several very specific activities. Just kidding, you never need anything like that. Unless you're making a living doing said activities, we guess. Wanting them, though? That's another story. And we certainly want to give Garmin's new MARQ line of connected tool watches a closer look. 

How billing works for Vodacom’s new eSIMs

We asked Vodacom for more information on how its new eSIM offering works and is priced. This is what the operator had to say.

Vodacom first to launch eSIM support in South Africa

Mobile operator Vodacom has launched support for eSIM devices in South Africa along with a new accompanying service, called OneNumber, that allows users to use a single mobile phone number across multiple devices. The first devices the network will launch with eSIM support out of the box are Samsung's recent 42mm and 46mm Galaxy Watch (the LTE editions).

Apple’s rumoured AR headset could appear next year, may require an iPhone to function

Apple is supposed to have an augmented reality headset in development, though the company is being typically close-mouthed about any plans they have in that direction. But folks are on the lookout for signs of Apple's AR headset, and there is talk that we're going to see it in 2020. 

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