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New Chapter: Cape Town Entrepreneurs’ next step

Published by on Jul 24th, 2014, No Comments

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After four years at the head of South Africa’s fast-growing eCommerce company, Cape Town entrepreneurs Wayne Gosling and Daniel Guasco have announced their departure from Groupon South Africa in search of new opportunities.

The pair first started Twangoo in June 2010 in a garage, sealing the deal to sell to Groupon USA in just 125 days and taking the company from strength to strength during their time as chief executives. In fact, now 1 in 3 e commerce transactions in South Africa take place on Groupon. (more…)

This LG TV can be rolled up like a newspaper (video)

Published by on Jul 24th, 2014, No Comments

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This kind of technology is surely going to be in all our houses within 5 years, if the experts are to be believed. Flexible and bendable displays are all the rage these days. LG has showcased another one of their prototypes, and you’ll never believe how bendable this one actually is.

The resolution isn’t quite up to scratch as of yet, coming in at a measly 1200 x 810 pixels, but this is a massive step forward. We can’t wait to see how this will be implemented in mass market televisions soon!

Check out the video of the prototype after the break. (more…)

Ikhokha: Home-grown mobile card payment solution (video)

Published by on Jul 24th, 2014, No Comments

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Small businesses often don’t have the luxury of using the big banks’ card machines to further their business. More and more SME’s (small and medium enterprises) were finding it hard to compete as a result. That has started to change in the last couple of years, though.

Dozens of start-ups have sprung up around the globe to offer businesses the opportunity to move away from a cash only model without needing to invest an exorbitant amount of money. Now, another South African company is joining this very competitive market.

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Merchants pay a once-off cost of R989 for the Edge Chip & PIN card reader and thereafter a flat 2.75% per transaction, there are no hidden monthly fees. iKhokha offers a 24 month rental option for merchants looking to avoid an upfront cost. (more…)

Apple iWatch launching in two models – Sports and Designer

Published by on Jul 23rd, 2014, No Comments

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With the launch of many smartwatches on the horizon, the pace at which rumours are flowing in is certainly not slowing down. Today we get more rumours about Apple upcoming iWatch, which will launch within the next couple of months – most likely in October.

Talks of two iWatch models have fluttered around since the beginning of the year, but no one really took them serious at the time. As happens with the tech industry, usually the closer we get to launch date, the more accurate rumours tend to be. According to a tipster familiar with the matter the two models will be dubbed the “Sports” and the “Designer.” (more…)

How to Save Electricity – and get some for FREE

Published by on Jul 23rd, 2014, No Comments

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The cost of living in South Africa has certainly risen drastically in the last couple of years. With massive petrol price hikes, food inflation in the double digits and large electricity price increases from Eskom, the wallets are being kept in the pocket more regularly and we should all try and stave off unnecessary expenditure.

By saving electricity, we not only help our bank accounts but also the national electricity grid which is under extreme pressure in these cold winter months. The electricity price was hiked on 1 July again.

In conjunction with myPrepaid, we are bringing you the opportunity to WIN one of five R300 “prepaid” electricity vouchers. Find out how to enter the competition below. (more…)

ASUS launching first ‘cheap’ Android Wear smartwatch

Published by on Jul 23rd, 2014, No Comments

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All the major announcements regarding Android Wear and companies making wearables running the new software were made at Google I/O last week, but another one also didn’t go unnoticed. We heard via the interwebs that ASUS is also making an Android Wear smartwatch, but other than that nothing much was known.

We now get some more details, however.

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Astronomers discover Earth-sized diamond

Published by on Jul 23rd, 2014, No Comments

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Among the most sought after ‘rocks’ from our planet, diamonds have always had great value because of their scarcity and, to some at least, their beauty. The largest one we know about originating on our humbly sized planet is of course the Cullinan, which has an estimated value of around $2 billion and is 3,100 carats in size.

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LG G Flex Review: Curved brilliance or gimmicky mess?

Published by on Jul 22nd, 2014, No Comments

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The LG G Flex was announced to a public that was already quite sceptic of curved smartphones, thanks to the bemusing design of the Samsung Galaxy Round, which is curved along the portrait orientation. Luckily, the G Flex is curved along the landscape viewing axis, which makes a lot more sense (for reasons we will get to later).

As the name suggests, it is also flexible. Not like rubber – you have to put some muscle into doing it. Bendable, foldable, flexible screens have long hovered on the horizon and LG wants to start making them a reality. Could this be the beginning of a new revolution in the smartphone industry or just another whim which will fade away soon?

Before we find out, check out some of the key features of this device: (more…)

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