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The Solar Impulse 2 airplane has completed its flight around the world

A little over one year since it set off from Abu Dhabi, the Solar Impulse 2 has completed its flight around the world, powered solely by the sun.

Nintendo shares fall as company tells investors that it does not make Pokémon Go

Following a sharp rise since the Pokémon Go game was launched, Nintendo's shares have taken an equally quick fall, as investors are notified that...

Trainspotting 2 revealed with teaser trailer

With all the trailers emerging from Comic Con, one that slipped by fairly unnoticed is the teaser for Trainspotting 2, or rather T2. Back in 1996,...
NEWS

Comic-Con 2016 Trailers: Legend of the Sword is Guy Ritchie's take on King Arthur

25 July 2016

King Arthur meets Snatch? Legend of the Sword certainly looks like a Guy Ritchie film, while telling the story of a young King Arthur.

NEWS

Comic-Con 2016 Trailers: Diana Prince saves man's world in Wonder Woman

25 July 2016

Showing why she is arguably the best fighter in the DC universe, we get an even better look at Wonder Woman.

NEWS

Comic-Con 2016 Trailers: Batman starts recruiting for Justice League

25 July 2016

Doing a 180 from their Dawn of Justice trailers, DC adds a bit more humour for its preview of the Justice League, as The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg join the action.

NEWS

New Sherlock trailer shows a tough new season lined up for 2017

25 July 2016

If you, like us, are a Sherlock fanatic, then good news to start the week. Coming in 2017 will be the next season, with a new teaser trailer having been released on the BBC’s YouTube channel.

NEWS

Telkom launches FreeMe, aims to disrupt the market

22 July 2016

Telkom officially threw down the gauntlet to mobile operators this week, launching its new FreeMe offering at a glitzy dinner in Hyde Park.

NEWS

Interview: Fujifilm X-Photographer Pierre van der Walt on the X-T2

22 July 2016

TechSmart caught up with Fujifilm X-Photographer, Pierre van der Walt at a recent launch event for the flagship X-T2. Van der Walt has been fortunate enough to have shot with the camera for the past few months and talks...

NEWS

Trailer for The Turing Test showcases a different kind of first-person puzzler

22 July 2016

An Xbox One and Steam exclusive, the first trailer for The Turing Test debuts ahead of this first-person puzzler's 30 August release.

NEWS

Marvel debuts teaser for The Defenders Netflix series at SDCC

22 July 2016

Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage are all set to join Netflix's range of Marvel TV series, as a teaser trailer debuts at San Diego Comic-Con.

NEWS

Nvidia christens new 2016 Titan X GPU as 'biggest ever built'

22 July 2016

Continuing its release of new GPUs this month, Nvidia unveils its top new top of the line Titan X for $1 200 on 2 August.

NEWS

Facebook's solar powered Aquila airplane takes to the skies

22 July 2016

As part of its initiative to connect people in remote locations to the internet, Facebook's Connectivity Lab completed its first full scale test for the solar powered Aquila airplane.

audio

Samsung R3 Wireless Multiroom Speaker

21 July 2016

Serving up 360-degree omni directional sound, the R3 multiroom speaker from Samsung is a beautifully put together piece of audio equipment.

digital cams and camcoders

Shooting Deep Fried Man with the Nikon D5

14 July 2016

Mike Joubert takes the Nikon D5 backstage to shoot Deep Fried Man.

computer

The Technomancer

14 July 2016

The Technomancer is a semi open world sci-fi role-playing title by developers Spiders, putting players in the shoes of a Martian Technomancer, an order made up of futuristic psychic space monks.

notebook and tablet pcs

Acer Aspire S 13

13 July 2016

As solid an all-round notebook as one can find, the Acer Aspire S 13 boats a good display and even better battery life, all for R16k.

outdoor

Review: Puma Ignite Speed 600

27 June 2016

If there is one thing Puma doesn’t do, it’s design boring shoes, with the latest Ignite Speed 600 is another case in point.

smartphones

Sony Xperia X

22 June 2016

The Xperia X from Sony has plenty of enviable elements, but a R12 000 price tag (32 GB) means it's not the best value for money option available at the moment.

smartphones

Alcatel Onetouch Pop Star (3G)

13 June 2016

The Pop Star is the other half of Alcatel's new entry-level to mid-range offerings, but its lack of LTE could prove a true hurdle down the line.

smartphones

Alcatel Onetouch Go Play

7 June 2016

Even at R3 500, the Go Play from Alcatel finds itself up against some stiff competition in the entry-level to mid-range smartphone ranks.

smartphones

Xiaomi Mi5

3 June 2016

Stylish and filled with great specs - for R8000? Xiaomi has themselves a winner with the Mi5 (but it's still a bit buggy).

smartphones

Huawei Mate 8

31 May 2016

If Chinese manufacturer Huawei was not being taken seriously by its competitors, the new Mate 8 phablet serves as undeniable proof that it should be. But should you buy it now?

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