I’ll never forget the day my horse decided to destroy my phone’s screen. It was a quick wake-up call as I learnt how expensive screen repairs are and also, how long they can sometimes take. I didn’t even know where to begin when it came to fixing it, so I went to Twitter to find out how to fix my smartphone screen. With some digging I…
I have a dirty confession - I've never used Groupon. Actually, for the most part, I'm not a big bargain hunter. If a bargain falls neatly into my lap I'll take full advantage but spending hours trawling the internet for the perfect deal sounds like a lot of work to me... almost as much work as actually going to a shopping mall. And then I found…
I got the opportunity to chat to Microsoft South Africa MD, Mteto Nyati about the company’s TV White Spaces project. The project rolled out affordable broadband to 5 schools in Limpopo as well as the province’s University. Mteto says the TV White Spaces project had two objectives. The first was to demonstrate the technology and equipment that is available to provide high-speed broadband to South Africa…
Serious photographers take note – Canon has just announced their first dedicated telephoto zoom lens – the EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM. It is part of the EF-M lens range and is designed for the brand’s compact system camera. Here’s the stuff you really want to know: You’re looking at 55-200mm focal range It’s compact (big bulky camera bags give you back pain) Image Stabiliser to…
Yesterday, Google launched Made With Code. They've pushed more than R500 million into the coding project that aims to help girls learn to code. Made With Code is a fantastic online resource that includes female technology role models, amazing coding projects that help young girls (and even "bigger" girls) learn the basics of coding and ultimately supplies an online support system to help girls learn to…
Mecer recently launched their Smartlife M785 tablet. Maybelline have launched a gorgeous localised website for the South African market. But electronics and eye-shadow in one room? We wanted to find out if gadgets & beauty accessories go together (and also how Mecer can only charge R2 000 for a rather impressive tablet that punches way about its price point).
My name is Sam, though I'm also known as Tech Girl and this is my little space on the internet. My friends and I share our love for all things gaming, geek and gadgets here. I'm a South African Esports host and content creator. Links to all my various platforms are here on the blog. I'm a giant nerd, own far too many pairs of Converse and secretly wish I could be one of the X-Men!
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- March 16, 2018
By Jade Brennan