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Microsoft is reportedly buying ‘Minecraft’ developer Mojang (Updated)

Published by on Sep 16th, 2014, No Comments

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How much would you guess the developer famous for creating the indie game ‘Minecraft’ is worth?

Well, according to sources Microsoft is interested in buying Mojang for a massive $2 billion! Microsoft approached Mojang as early as three months ago and the purchase should be finished by the end of this month. (more…)

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus breaks pre-order record

Published by on Sep 16th, 2014, No Comments

iphone6So the iPhone 6 and 6 plus is literally “bigger” and better than before and its on its way to iStore in about 3 weeks. Apple finally caught up to the rest of the smartphone world when they announced that the iPhone 6 will be available in 2 sizes, a 4.7inch and 5.5 inch phablet. Over the past weekend the new iPhone went up for pre-order in most countries around the world and it seems as though the allure of the iPhone has not faded just yet. (more…)

New Windows 9 features leaked in videos

Published by on Sep 16th, 2014, 5 Comments

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Just last week we saw some leaked images of what we can expect from Windows 9, but now the leak has gone even further. The same source created some videos to show off the features of the new operating system from Microsoft.

Reportedly, this is a late build of Windows 9, meaning it hasn’t been completed but there will be few changes from what we’re seeing here.

Some of the more interesting features shown include a revised, (unified) Notification Centre, a demonstration of how Multi-Desktop will work, and of course, that beloved start menu.

Although some things will definitely change, were getting a relatively clear picture of what we can expect. Check out the videos below: (more…)

China now has special sidewalk lanes for those using cellphones

Published by on Sep 15th, 2014, 1 Comment

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The City of Chongqing in China seems to fed up with people walking while texting on their cellphones. Obviously, this can become quite the hazard when people are so engrossed in their conversations, that they don’t look where they are walking.

So, the city has enforced new ‘rules’ that look to try and curb this annoying millennial problem.

On a 30 meter stretch of sidewalk, the city has made two lanes; one for those using cellphones and the other for those who don’t. Painted on the sidewalk, in both Chinese and English, the sign reads: “Cellphones, walk in this lane at your own risk” and the other reading: “No cellphones.”

Sure, it may seem a little strange and over the top, but as anyone who has ever been stuck behind a person staring at their cellphone screen, or has had a complete strange walk into them as a result of texting and not looking, can testify, this might not  be such a bad idea at all.  (more…)

Competition: Hermanus Getaway & Whale Watching Trip

Published by on Sep 15th, 2014, 1 Comment

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Today we bring you something a bit different on Bandwidth Blog, in conjunction with our friends over at NicSocks.

Have you the need to get away for a couple of days? Then this competition is meant for you, as you’ll be treated to a luxury stay in the lovely Hermanus, a special dinner and a whale watching trip. (more…)

Formula E makes spectacular debut

Published by on Sep 15th, 2014, No Comments

FormulaEThe past weekend saw the birth of a new era in motorsport. The race was jam packed with excitement, brilliant passes and even better driving skills. On the final turn there was also a spectacular crash just to remind you that this IS real racing and there IS real danger. Former Formula 1 driver Lucas Di Grassi became the first winner of the Formula E series after dazzling crowds in the tight street circuit of Beijing. Formula E seems to have as much attraction as its older brother and fits perfectly in the auto racing scene. (more…)

Windows 9 leak shows new desktop

Published by on Sep 12th, 2014, 3 Comments

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According to Microsoft we aren’t far away from the release of Windows 9, and it seems that the Redmond firm is going back to its roots. Or at least very much back to the way it was on Windows 7.

Many people have become disillusioned with the operating system since Microsoft brought the whole Metro design language from its mobile platform to the desktop version. While it seems that we may very well be going back to the desktop and menus we were used to, we do still see the Metro design influence throughout. (more…)

Is Blackberry making a smart watch, too?

Published by on Sep 12th, 2014, 1 Comment

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Since Apple joined the smart watch game on Tuesday, one can say that the race is officially on. With all the big players now in the ring, including Samsung, Motorola and LG, the competition as to whose smart watch is the smartest has heated up quite considerably.

Surprisingly, another player has joined, and it’s one that we definitely did not expect to see enter this fight. Welcome to the ring, BlackBerry.

That’s right, the struggling company has kind of, sort of announced that they are also looking into developing a smart watch.

BlackBerry’s President of Enterprise Solutions, John Sims, told reporters at the recent Super Mobility Week in Las Vegas that the company is researching the development of a BlackBerry smart watch.

“We’re doing internal research on different wearables…[sic] I would love to have BBM on a wearable…It’s definitely an area of research for us”.

Well better late than never I suppose?

As many can certainly agree, that is one thing we definitely did not see coming, considering the dire straits the company currently finds itself in.  (more…)

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