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Ultra HD Blu-ray is the next standard for high-def viewing

Published by on May 14th, 2015, 2 Comments

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Can you believe how long it has been since Blu-ray became the dominant entrant in the 1080p era of discs and storage? After DVD was the leader of the previous generation they missed out with this one with HD DVD thanks to some wrong decisions and dubious business dealings.

Now Blu-ray want to cement their place as the world leader in discs with their newly announced Ultra HD Blu-ray specification. (more…)

Google debuts its first Apple Watch app

Published by on May 14th, 2015, No Comments

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Ever since the launch of the Apple Watch, more and more software from the world’s biggest companies have made its way to the Watch OS in the form of various apps. Many have announced their intentions to launch an app for the Watch (while a couple have already released one). (more…)

Skype Translator Preview is now open to all users

Published by on May 13th, 2015, No Comments

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If ever there were a tangible sign that we’re living in the 21st century, it’d be live digital language translation. Following their announcement last year, Microsoft has officially brought real-time translation to all Skype users.

The service, while currently an open preview (or beta) is far from perfect, but allows for real-time transcription between two Skype users speaking different languages.

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Microsoft set to release new Windows 10 for phones preview

Published by on May 13th, 2015, No Comments

microsoftMicrosoft has been on a preview spree the last couple of weeks. Recently the tech giant released a downloadable preview of the new Office 2016. Now though, after a less than stellar reception of Windows 10 for phones a few weeks ago, Microsoft may be ready to release a preview of an improved build of the OS.

This release was anticipated to reach the Microsoft Insider program last week, but as it turns out, it might happen until this week. (more…)

Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate is set in London (trailer video)

Published by on May 13th, 2015, No Comments

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After last year’s foray into Paris, Assassin’s Creed is returning to another European capital: London. Following a series of rumors, today Ubisoft officially unveiled the latest game in the series, Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, which will shift the setting to Industrial Revolution-era London in 1868.

It will feature both male and female protagonists, siblings Jacob and Evie Frye — the developer came under fire for its comments on female characters at last year’s E3 — although Jacob appears to be the game’s lead. It’s being developed at Ubisoft’s Quebec City studio, instead of Montreal where the series is normally developed. (more…)

Heavy Chef launches SA’s first online magazine on digital marketing

Published by on May 13th, 2015, No Comments

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The Heavy Chef Strategy Event, headlined by Arthur Goldstuck and Chris Rawlinson coincided with the launch of the Heavy Chef Quarterly Review – an online magazine featuring exclusive content authored by some of the country’s most prominent authorities on digital. (more…)

This awesome ‘Tron’ lightcycle sold for $77,000

Published by on May 13th, 2015, No Comments

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There are many great gadgets and vehicles in movies and games, from sci-fi to action. Sometimes though, the sci-fi vehicles take the cake. As movie bikes go, the one from ‘Tron: Legacy’ must certainly rank up there with some of the greats. (more…)

BitTorrent’s messaging app Bleep goes public

Published by on May 13th, 2015, No Comments

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Oh, you didn’t know that BitTorrent created its own secure chat client? Don’t worry, neither did we.

While Bleep had only previously become available as a closed beta, now the news comes that the secure messaging client is moving from open alpha to a release aimed at the general Android and iOS owning public.

As you can imagine given BitTorrent’s roots, Bleep comes with peer-to-peer messaging. You are able to communicate without your friends being online, though, meaning that no servers are required. This, in theory at least, means that there is no threat of hacking. (more…)

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