Facebook powers cyclist

Muscles, social media and technology were roped in at this year’s Pick n Pay Cape Argus cycle tour. Pick n Pay’s Georgina Muirhead tells SEAN BACHER about how the “Like” button on Facebook became the fuel for charity. For the past 22 years, Pick n Pay has used Pick n Pay Cape Argus cycle tour to...

Calling young designers

Entries have opened for the Eskom eta Awards, which includes a category for Young Designers: school kids with bright minds and bright ideas. Here are a few past winners… South Africa is a country full of talent. This is particularly true of the youth of the country – a fact which seems to...

The game is the next big thing

The classic arcade games are making a comeback – on smartphones. ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK unpacks the new era in gaming.  Who remembers playing Space Invaders, Asteroids, Pac-man, or Galaxian at games arcades and in the back of corner cafes. That would be a sign of a  mis-spent youth somewhere between...

Griffin AirCurve Play: Simplicity always wins

There are hundreds of iPhones, but Sean Bacher finds that the Griffin AirCurve Player has the edge with clever engineering, simple design and ease of use.  The AirCurve Play is as simple as a gadget gets: a plastic box with a rubber dock for an iPhone 4 or 4S, that uses cleverly designed acoustics to...

Acer Aspire M3 Ultrabook – first to accept CDs

Acer has announced the latest in its Timeline Ultra family of Ultrabooks – the Aspire M3. The device features a combination SSD/hard disk, dedicated Nvidia GeForce graphics card and is the first 13” Ultrabook to include a DVD drive. The new Aspire Timeline Ultra was first unveiled at the Consumer...