Blackberry unveils the “Leap” and plans for 2015 at MWC 2015

Published by on Mar 3rd, 2015, No Comments

Blackberry2Blackberry has been very dormant over the past couple of years, only releasing a product here and there. So it came as a surprise to a lot of people that Blackberry is planning to release a flagship smartphone this year. At the company’s Mobile World Congress press conference Blackberry revealed that it plans to launch a new touchscreen slider device later this year. The new phone doesn’t have a name, price, or exact release date but it will take on the big boys of 2015… (more…)

Bookmark Awards 2015: Big agencies clean up

Published by on Feb 20th, 2015, No Comments

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The annual Bookmark Awards, which celebrates excellence and innovation in digital media, was held last night at the Turbine Hall in Newtown, Johannesburg, and proved yet again that the South African digital landscape is very much alive and kicking.

This was the 7th Bookmark Awards, and this year they received close to 800 entries.

Hosted by Youtube-famous comedienne, Anne Hirsch, a total of 13 gold, 34 silver and 44 bronze awards were given to various agencies and individuals making waves in the South African digital space.

This year, big, respected agencies seemed to clean up most of the awards with young and smaller agencies also taking home some awards and showing a lot of promise for the future of digital creativity in the country.

Big agencies like Ogilvy, Gloo, Quirk and the King James Group had a very successful night, sweeping most of the categories and some big awards.  (more…)

HTC sends out MWC invites – new HTC One M9 coming soon?

Published by on Jan 19th, 2015, No Comments


While HTC did unveil the Desire 826 at CES this year, they didn’t really have a massive presence at the trade show. Last year HTC announced the HTC One M8 at a standalone event, and not at MWC as they had before, but this year might be different.

Reports point to a possible HTC flagship launch at MWC 2015, called project “Hima”, which is rumoured to be either the HTC One M9 or the HTC One M8 Max – the massive phablet successor to the previous One Max. (more…)

CES 2015: 250 Gadgets in 3 minutes

Published by on Jan 12th, 2015, No Comments


The yearly Consumer Electronic Show held in Las Vegas has a lot of gadgets and technologies that we were able to cover here, unfortunately. There are hundreds of stands, 5 large building full of booths, and many companies that you have never even heard of.

In the interest of showing you everything that happened at CES 2015 in as little time as possible, check out this montage from TheVerge, showcasing everything at a glance. (more…)

Microsoft’s Lumia in Cape Town: A report back

Published by on Nov 25th, 2014, No Comments

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Microsoft (under the Nokia badge) took centre stage on Thursday the 20th of November to demo three new contenders in the firm’s Lumia range – the 730, 830, and 930 – at the lush Twelve Apostles hotel in Cape Town.

Running with the theme of all things photography, Microsoft introduced National Geographic photographer Jason Alvarez, who showcased his work following his exclusive use of the Lumia range for the past 18 months. (more…)

Watch the Rosetta spacecraft land on comet live today!

Published by on Nov 12th, 2014, No Comments

rossetaThe Rosetta spacecraft was launched nearly 10 years ago and arrived at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 6 August 2014. It is the first mission in history to rendezvous with a comet and escort it as it orbits the Sun. After orbiting the sun alongside the comet for the last 3 months the mission is ready for its next crucial milestone, to land a probe on the surface. Over the next few hours (starting at 04:00 ET – 11:00 our time), NASA will be live streaming the landing. (more…)

SA Startup 8Bit makes the semifinals of PITCH at Web Summit in Dublin

Published by on Nov 10th, 2014, 1 Comment


Local content discovery platform 8Bit was recently invited to attend the Web Summit in Dublin as an Alpha start-up and later invited to pitch with a select group of 200 start-ups from around the world in the annual PITCH competition. PITCH is described as a battle to crown the best start-up of 2014 and is present by Coca-Cola and Web Summit. The list included only 3 African start-ups alongside other leading start-ups from around the world. (more…)

Elon Musk discusses humankind’s “biggest existential threat”

Published by on Oct 28th, 2014, 2 Comments

elon-muskSo these days everyone sits up and notices when Elon Musk has something to say. Arguably today’s greatest entrepreneur, the South African born and educated Elon is the brain behind successful futuristic technology companies like Tesla Motors and SpaceX. The visionary business man has always had his eyes firmly fixed on the future, the technology of the future as well as the potential dangers it possesses. Virtual reality isn’t the only thing keeping him up at night… (more…)