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KFC is the latest fast food outfit to test vegetable-based meat (in the States)

Burger King in the States is now serving the Impossible Burger, a vegetable-based product that is apparently indistinguishable from actual beef. And now, it's no longer alone. Beyond Meat and KFC in the States are teaming up to bring chicken without any actual poultry in to to market. 

Is Instagram’s removal of its ‘like’ counter a turning point in social media?

Instagram’s recent decision to remove its “like” counter from its platform in select geographic regions is an interesting, perhaps long overdue, measure. Although recently users in Canada reported seeing the “like” counter back on for a day, the counter is currently off. The roll-out is a techno-social experiment, and there are advantages — and a few unintended consequences — of such an action.

Cloudy with a chance of McDonald’s – Your Uber Eats could arrive by drone in just eight minutes

In the not too distant future, you will be able to order Uber Eats that will be delivered to you by drone, as the ride-sharing company announced a pilot with McDonald's in San Diego. Using a current commercial drone Uber has been testing deliveries with the hamburger maker in the California city. Ultimately it plans to create a custom drone for delivering food in a custom box.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is going free-to-play for five days

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare isn’t doing quite as well on the sales floor as previous outings of the high-end shooter series have managed. That’s something supported by sales numbers and it might be the reason why Activision has announced a five-day trial of their latest shooter just before the festive season kicks off in earnest. We’re used to free weekends, where players can ...[Read More]

On the fence about Overwatch? Make your call in the upcoming free weekend

If you’ve been living in a bucket for the last year then you might not know what Overwatch is. But it’s possible that you’re still not playing Blizzard’s massive multi-class shooter. Perhaps you just don’t know if you’ll like it. That can change later this month, at no charge. Blizzard are making Overwatch free-to-play for the weekend of 18-21 November, meaning ...[Read More]

Got Telkom DSL? You might be able to try Telkom fibre for free

If you’re an existing Telkom DSL subscriber in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban or Port Elizabeth you might be able to try the operator’s fibre service for free for two months. That’s right, “Telkom”, “fibre” and “free” in the same sentence. We’re as surprised as you are. Even more exciting, you shouldn’t have to do anythin...[Read More]

Uber’s Corner Store delivery service will bring essential everyday items to your door

App-driven cab replacement service Uber is branching out into other areas. The company is currently running trials of a new service, Corner Store, which will allow users to order up everyday items for speedy, free delivery via their smartphone. It works direct from the existing Uber Android and iOS apps: you order a car as normal, but tick the “Corner Store” option and set a delivery location. You...[Read More]

Airwave designs drones to combat the poaching of endangered animals

The poaching of endangered animals is nothing short of tragic, and very few safeguards seem to be having a huge impact on the state of things. In the past, drones have been utilised to combat the situation to great effect, and yesterday startup Airwave announced the results of a successful field trial conducted at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, which is the largest Black Rhino sanctuary in Ea...[Read More]

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