With a new app, Facebook is helping aspiring rappers bypass the expensive studio sessions and get their art out to the masses. The experimental platform called Bars provides professionally created beats that artists can rap over in 60-second videos. Users will be able to amp up their performances with audio and visual filters, including an auto-tune effect, and it'll also recommend rhymes for beginners. For those who consider themselves advanced, a Challenge mode gives rappers the chance to freestyle based on auto-suggested word cues.
To further integrate your television into your living space, Samsung has introduced the My Shelf TV Mount. The wall accessory displays their Frame TV alongside small perches that can be customized with your personal pictures, plants, and books. When not in use, its artwork seamlessly merges with your home decor.
Introducing DStv’s new Explora Ultra, the latest decoder to take your viewing experience to a whole new level. Complete with built-in WiFi capabilities and the integration of app-based streaming services like Netflix, it is now easier than ever to get the best of both satellite and streaming worlds, all in one place.
I keep a big, hardcover book next to my couch for when I want to edit photos in Lightroom with the computer on my lap. Without that tome to protect my legs, my laptop slowly roasts my thighs as if they’re salty, delicious slabs of meat at a South African shisanyama. Laptops get hot when you subject them to resource-intensive activities. That’s just a way of life—and why they generally need fans to stay cool. But when Apple announced its new MacBook Air last week, the company promised the new M1 chip would keep the whole machine cool even without a built-in fan to funnel hot air away from the delicate electronics.
After almost a year full of speculation, Apple finally launched the much-awaited iPhone 12 series. With the best 5G experience and exquisite features like Ceramic Shield and MagSafe, this is truly the best iPhone. And, to top it all off, there's also a LiDAR scanner and Dolby Vision HDR that achieves the highest-quality video on a smartphone.
As if it hasn’t been bad enough trying to keep DJ livestreams, well, live, on Facebook, it looks like it is about to get much, much worse. Because as of 1 October, Facebook is introducing sweeping new rules that are more aggressive than ever towards DJ livestreaming.
BlackBerry brand is coming back to the smartphone market once again. The revival is, however, courtesy a Texas startup named OnwardMobility that has experience in building security solutions for government and enterprise customers. The new BlackBerry phone will be a 5G device - featuring a physical keyboard and include a list of enterprise-focused security features. The new development comes a little over six months after previous BlackBerry brand licensee TCL Communication announced that it would cease the sales of BlackBerry-branded devices starting August 31.
To start things off, some leaks showed thinner bezels around the iPhone 12 screen. Final prototypes are going to be available this month — that’s when we will find the final details of whether this is true or not.
Today, Facebook-owned Instagram released its new service, Reels, in the United States and dozens of other countries. Designed to be a TikTok killer, the app lets users make and watch short-form videos — just like TikTok.
Even after the last-minute video leaks by Evan Blass, we've got to agree that Samsung's been amazing with their tech announcements like every year. The Galaxy Unpacked has kept us wanting more every minute and we did get to see quite some great releases this year. If you missed out on the live stream and can do with a quick recap, this blog highlights all the cool tech that was announced right here.
Last night, Donald Trump communicated quite explicitly to reporters that he plans on signing an executive order today to officially ban the popular social media app TikTok from operating in the United States. “I will sign the document tomorrow,” the President stated, also adding that the ban could take effect “essentially immediately.” The Trump administration has been threatening this move as early as July 7th, arguing that the Chinese data-farming app presents a greater security threat to the US.
Democrats and Republicans seldom agree on anything in Congress nowadays, so it was highly unusual Wednesday to see House members of both parties sharply criticizing leaders of the world’s biggest tech companies.
There's still no editing option - but at least you can yell as loud as you want online with the new voice recording feature on Twitter. This will be interesting to see especially for black twitter which is SA's most vibrant Twitter community.
When it comes to video games, PlayStation is one of the most iconic consoles. Since 2013, we have been happily crushing our enemies on the PS4. Seven years and 108 million units later, they are ready for the next best thing. There is nothing better than a PS5 reveal event to whet our appetites and make us hungry for games.