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Windows 10 Announced by Microsoft in San Francisco
Microsoft has officially announced Windows 10, not Windows 9 like most people were expecting. It looks to be a rather big update and at the event in San Francisco, Microsoft only revealed small parts of the new update. Windows 10 will be available for all types of devices, anything... Read more
Happy 18th Birthday Nintendo 64!
Man, don’t I feel old. This week, the Nintendo 64 turns 18-years-old – as if I needed any help to feel older than I already am. 18 years ago, this week, the Nintendo 64 was first released to the excitement of kid (and adult) gamers everywhere. And while I... Read more
How To Use The Magic Wand Tool In Photoshop
Ever wished you had a magic wand? Well if you use Adobe Photoshop then your dream just came true. At the top of the left sidebar, fourth button down is the quick selection tool, hover over that for a second or two and you will see that hiding behind... Read more
Coke Is Adding Free Wi-Fi To Some Vending Machines
People in South Africa will soon be able to get more than just a refreshing bottle of Coke at the Coke machine. Coca-Cola has announced that they will be offering free Wi-Fi at some of their vending machines around South Africa. As of right now, their plan is to... Read more
How To Blur Images In Photoshop
If you’ve used Instagram, you’ve probably had a play around with the option that allows you to blur part of an image, to give focus to a circular or horizontal section of your photo. This can be very effective on photos, creating what at first glance looks like a... Read more
Drones For Moviemaking Approved By FAA
In a huge step forward for the commercial use of drones, the FAA has approved their use by six of Hollywood’s movie and television production companies. While there are some strict limitations as to their use, drones will be able to legally be used to film shots for movies... Read more
Need Image Manipulation? Check out FastStone Image Viewer
FastStone Image Viewer is a quality, stable, user-friendly image browser, converter and editor. It has a great array of different features that include image viewing, management, comparison, red-eye removal, emailing, resizing, cropping and color adjustments. Its innovative but intuitive full-screen mode provides quick access to EXIF information, thumbnail browser... Read more
Oppo N3 Has A Radical Redesign In Newest Leak‏
Last year, Oppo was known as a startup Chinese manufacturer, but we have learned a lot about the company in 2014. For one, they own the startup OnePlus, who developed the OnePlus One, a favorite among Android fans. The Chinese manufacturer has two smartphones lines, the N and Find.... Read more
Sony’s PlayStation TV Coming To US On October 14th
Sony has just announced the PlayStation TV set-top box will be hitting the shelves in the US on October 14th. The cost of the hardware comes as no surprise with a $99.99 price tag. What is interesting is that Sony is also offering a bundle, which comes with a DualShock... Read more
An Elevator To Space By 2050?

An Elevator To Space By 2050?

News September 29, 2014

You may not have to ride on a rocket to get to space in the coming decades if Obayashi Corporation has anything to say about it. The Japanese construction company fully believes they will have a working elevator that climbs to space by the year 2050. I can say... Read more
How To Unlock Your Blackberry For Free
Especially if you have a slightly older model, like a Curve, unlocking your Blackberry so it works on any network is now very simple and there really is no need to pay anyone to do it for you. Don’t worry if you’ve never unlocked a phone in your life,... Read more
iPhone 6 Plus Has A Serious Bending Issue‏
Apple always has one or two problems with new updates to the iPhone design, the iPhone 4 had antenna issues and easily cracked with double glass, the iPhone 5 had faulty buttons and battery life and the iPhone 6…bends. The reports started coming from users who had the iPhone... Read more
Microsoft To Launch Mirroring Device Similar To Chromecast
Last week it was reported that Microsoft was going to release an all-in-one universal keyboard that allows you to connect up to three devices at the same time. It was surprising, however, to learn the Microsoft product was going to be open to Android devices and iOS as well as Windows!... Read more
iPhone 6 NFC: Payments Only At The Moment
All the waiting is now finally over and done with. The iPhone 6 has arrived, but if you want to fully use the new NFC chip, then you need to hang fire a while.  The NFC chip inside the new iPhone 6 series of Smartphones is currently restricted to ApplePay only.  It... Read more
Virgin Jumps On Board Netflix Band Wagon
Computers quickly became an awesome and beneficial invention and when they entered the workforce, it saved companies loads of time and manpower.  Since this boom in the industry, more and more people are working from home or even out and about, using computers, laptops, phones and tablets to get... Read more
New MacBook Air: Thinner, New USB and No Magsafe?
There have been reports earlier this month, which claim Apple was making available their 12 inch MacBook Air in iPhone-style space gray and gold colours.  Apparently Apple will change from the current USB ports to the new slimmer and reversible USB Type C, which was only introduced last month by the USB 3.0... Read more
Man Killed Over PS4 On Craigslist
A man from Roswell, Georgia, is dead after he attempted to sell his PlayStation 4 on Craigslist last week. The man, Daniel Zeitz, a 28-year-old, put an ad up on Craigslist to sell his PS4 and found some interested buyers, and they set up a time and place to... Read more
Hudl 2 To Hit Shelves Oct 3rd
Who would have thought that Tesco would jump on the technological bandwagon and create a tablet!  But that is exactly what the supermarket chain did last September!  Although it wasn’t much to brag about, the Tesco Hudl was ok for the money. Tesco had planned to also bring out... Read more