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...

Let us not pass on a poisoned chalice

Given South Africa’s cataclysmic unemployment rate of 37 per cent, the outside world must be amazed that we do not yet have a revolution on our hands. The danger does indeed exist and far-sighted politicians should understand that bold measures must be adopted writes the Free Market Foundation...

Another GPS heart monitor

Pyle, manufacturers of outdoor sports gear has announced the GPS Sorts Watch, which includes a wireless heart rate monitor that lets users track their heart rate while exercising. Pyle, manufacturers of home, car and pro audio equipment and outdoor recreational sports gear, has unveiled the GPS Sports Watch...

Bye bye, Britannica

The end of an era arrived last week as the much-revered Encyclopaedia Britannica ceased print publication. Hooray, says ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK. It is the end of the beginning of the end. Encyclopaedia Britannica, arguably the most famous compendium of all human knowledge, will no longer be produced in printed...

Convergence catches business asleep

Convergence is not a new concept, but the extent to which it is enabling consumers to live connected lifestyles has caught many organisations by surprise, says FRANK RIZZO of KPMG.  Even though consumers have access to a multitude of devices, ranging from smartphones to tablets, to book readers and ultra...

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