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…
Running out the door and realize that you don’t have your phone? Where did you put it? At your desk, under a pillow, did your toddler get hold of it and shove it under the couch with a half-eaten piece of cheese? Brought to my attention at MacTechSA in June, Marco Polo is an iPhone app designed to help you find your iPhone, by shouting ‘Marco’…
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).
We all know the feeling, when you realise that your car licence has expired/is about to expire and you haven’t got a free spot in your diary that week to go get it renewed. Or you’ve booked your overseas holiday and when sorting out your visa application, you realise that your passport is about to expire. MacTachSA brought this handy little app to our attention. Expires…
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 6, 2019
By Sam Wright