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Experience the Big Bang in augmented reality with Google and CERN

Yes, augmented reality (AR) is now pretty much as widespread as it could be, but we’ve always wondered what real-world applications are actually worth using it for? A few things, it turns out. We might’ve just found the coolest application of AR yet, and it involves the Big Bang.

inDriver ride-sharing app lands in SA, bringing Real Time Deals (and haggling) along

Ride-sharing services like Uber have made the drive home after a night out a safer experience but there is something that we could do without: surge pricing. A new ride-sharing service, called inDriver, that’s just launched in South Africa, reckons it might have the answer to that — haggling. More or less. inDriver, a service that was pioneered thanks to a reaction to surge pricing on ...[Read More]

Those pop-up ‘I agree’ boxes aren’t just annoying – they’re potentially dangerous

Have you noticed the increasing number of pop-ups asking you to consent or “agree” when you visit a website? Do you find these annoying and tend to just click accept without reading the policies? So do most people, and here’s why that’s a problem. By “agreeing” to any of these particular policies, you are effectively allowing a website or app to collect various types of data on you that could viol...[Read More]

DStv Now app available for Xbox One, some Hisense TVs

One of the biggest issues with DStv Now, Multichoice’s streaming service based on their DStv satellite television offering, is that the offering was limited to certain devices. Any time there’s a new platform added, though, DStv gets a little bit better. Guess what? It just got a little bit better. Multichoice has announced that DStv Now is finally available on the Xbox One, via its ow...[Read More]

Smart home tech can reduce your household bills

We all know the age-old tips and tricks about cutting down on household bills, from switching lights off in rooms you aren’t occupying, and installing LED light bulbs, to not letting your taps run while you brush your teeth. But thanks to the ever-evolving world of technology, we can supplement these well-known practices with a few pieces of smart home tech that can help us save money in the long ...[Read More]

You really wanna know? Facebook launches tool that shows time spent on the social network

Perhaps you’re responsible with your social media usage, logging on and checking what everyone is up to only at set times of the day. You’re probably also one of those people capable of reaching the mythical Inbox Zero point on the reg. Whether you’re that ferociously organised or you spend so much time in cascading feeds that your fingers reflexively twitch looking for a Like bu...[Read More]

Pay it forward with the uKheshe app

Can you remember the last time you had cash in your wallet? You should, because these days, it’s a significant and unusual event with most payments going digital and even mall parking machines accepting cards. Thanks to a new app called uKheshe, though, you’ll now be able to tip car guards or pay newspaper salesman at traffic lights without having any cash on you. Developed by South African ...[Read More]

Sell your house on the FNB app, because now you can

Okay, you don’t have to sell your house right now, but it’s kinda nice to have the option. From today, users can list and sell their homes directly to other FNB clients via the existing ‘Nav>>Home’ portal in the FNB app. A simple and secure listing feature in the Nav section of the app gives FNB clients the ability to upload details of the property you’re looking to sell, w...[Read More]

SA’s newest bank, app-focused Bank Zero, begins trial runs

It’s really hard to innovate in the world of banking when your roots stretch back further than some countries have been countries, but South Africa’s newest bank, Bank Zero, is looking to give it a shot anyway. The new financial institution, which is backed by the likes of Michael Jordaan, has been granted its license by the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) and is now beginning Alpha ...[Read More]

New Facebook Messenger introduces more ‘simplicity’

Although the Facebook Messenger app is a convenient spot to fire up deep convos with just about anyone on your friends list, it’s a bit… chaotic. With a total of nine tabs and fancy ‘features’ no one really wants, we see ourselves coming back to conventional messengers, like WhatsApp and Telegram more often. Finally Facebook has come to their senses, and have announced an update to their confusing...[Read More]

Spotify announces more Premium features and an updated Wear OS app

The world’s most popular music streaming service, Spotify, has recently announced a whole range of new features for its Premium-tier users, as well as an app for Google’s Wear OS. Firstly, the Spotify Premium changes — the most noteworthy of which is the streamlined navigation in the app (we appreciate slick interfaces, okay). The five tabs at the bottom have been condensed into ...[Read More]

With BMW, high-tech features come standard

There are lots of reasons BMW drivers love their cars. For some, it’s the sheer driving pleasure offered by precision engineering, passionate design and attention to detail. For others, it’s the numerous creature comforts that combine to create vehicles that are as luxurious as they are engaging to drive. But for the technologically minded, there’s another reason they chose BMW: the cutting-edge t...[Read More]

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