The Impacto – Feel the virtual punch

Have you ever played a boxing game and felt like something was missing? The raw, visceral feeling of being hit or blocking the punch of your opponent – that sensation seemed like it could never be experienced by the gamer, except through going up against pugulists in real boxing rings or engaging in regular bar fights. Along came the VR headsets that promise to visually immerse us in a virtual world that many have been clamouring for. Yet something has been missing: the tactile sensation when one hits something as one would experience in the real world. Enter “The Impacto”. Yes I know the name sounds a bit silly but let me elaborate on its applications. The Impacto is a […]

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The historic moment: A robot passed a self-awareness test

It’s like a scene out of Neil Blomkamp’s Chappie, a robot waking up and suddenly being no longer just a machine but an entity that is able to understand its surroundings. Robots have always been a part of the collective human fantasy, the machine that does the chores we hate and fights the wars that we do not want to sacrifice human life to win, and on the verge of all of this fantasising there have been those who have longed for a robot that is self-aware. Perhaps it is our human desire to relate to the objects that we create. After all we add human personification to many other man-made objects in our world, and this is just another […]

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I, NAG

Ever since NAG mysteriously showed up around 17 years ago, many researchers, have been trying to determine exactly what it is that makes it so successful and why it has a symbiotic relationship with its owner. What they found was quite interesting: NAG entices its host with its vibrant cover which usually features a digitally created character as well as the promise of more information pertaining to that character when the host chooses to accept NAG as its host. In return NAG will give the host what are known as “Demos” of games. This symbiotic relationship is beneficial for both the host and the NAG magazine since it has advantages for both of them. These hosts are what have become […]

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Learnfast Training

 

  Anyone who knows me, will know I am always looking to improve my knowledge. I feel if we are no longer learning, then we no longer have purpose and are mealy wasting our existence. With this in mind one can understand why I was excited when someone put me in contact with Learnfast. Learnfast is a country wide institution that offers training in a variety of subjects relating to Computer Skills, Graphic Design, Business Skills, Accounting, and CAD. As an IT Manager who did my training back when the internet was in it’s infancy, I decided to take their HTML course to fill in some of the gaps in my IT knowledge. “It is not that I’m so smart. […]

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Mars One: Mankind’s next great leap

The goal is to create a permanent human settlement on Mars. The Mars One mission has caused waves in global community, especially after it announced the final 100 people among who might be the first people to land on the red planet. Many did not know of this ambitious mission until the announcement of the final 100 but now that it has caught the globes attention and has captured most of our curiosity the debate is really heating up, and that is not just the excitement of sci-fi fans. [youtube id=”n4tgkyUBkbY” width=”600″ height=”350″] What is Mars One? Mars One is a not for profit project that aims to push space exploration forward in ways previously unimagined. And with the first […]

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Razer: Seiren

 

 When it comes to setting up your own YouTube channel there are two things you require: A decent camera and a decent microphone. Now a number of our peers do not bother with the former. In fact we do not use a camera either. (Who wants to see Raven’s ‘orrid face, hey Wookiee?) But we do use a microphone. A decent microphone. But recently our friends at Razer gave us access to their very own YouTubing microphone -the Razer: Seiren. What can I tell you about the Seiren? It’s an amazing piece of tech. It makes our top quality microphone look second rate at best. Features: • HD recording with outstanding clarity • 4 adjustable recording patterns (Cardioid, stereo, omnidirectional, […]

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Melting Technologies

So what’s the history of Melting Technologies? Melting Technologies was first established in 2011 when I recognized a gap in the market whilst purchasing laptops for personal use, online. I focused solely on students and on the lower end of the market, selling world class demo PCs at really great rates. Melting Technologies was a part time project as I still worked as a Sales Manager for a packaging company – full time. Eventually the work load got too heavy on both ends and I decided to commit to my full time job. 3 years later, I decided to dedicate myself to the dream I built and focus on Melting Technologies 100%. I relaunched on the 2nd of March 2015. How long have you been around? Established in 2011, fully operational for 2 […]

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Razer: Naga Epic Chroma

 

 Gaming and mice go together like strawberries and cream. And like cream some mice are magnificent and sexual, and others leave a foul taste in your mouth and your bowls exploding in pain. But on occasion you get some cream that tastes sour at first but soon you realise it is not sour, merely strongly flavoured and overwhelming to lesser beings. What’s all this got to do with Razer’s NAGA EPIC CHROMA? Well this mouse is exactly like this -overwhelming at first, but soon the flavour grows on you and your pallet expands in new and interesting ways. The specs for this beast: 19 MMO optimized programmable buttons 12-button mechanical thumb grid Tilt-click scroll wheel 8200dpi 4G laser sensor Wireless […]

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Razer: DeathAdder Chroma

 

 Where would your PC gaming experience be without a mouse? No where, I suppose. Since 2000 AD the mouse has become one of the most important and integral parts of any gaming rig. And, you guessed it, our friends at Razer are leading the charge into the 21st century with this fantastic device –The DeathAdder. (Last in the Chroma series). Like the rest of the Chroma series the DeathAdder is a tech filled monster. Ergonomic right-handed design with textured rubber side grips 10,000dpi optical sensor Chroma lighting with 16.8 million customizable color options Razer Synapse enabled Five independently programmable Hyperesponse buttons 1000Hz Ultrapolling On-the-fly sensitivity adjustment Always-on mode 200 inches per second/50g acceleration Gold-plated USB connector Seven-foot, lightweight, braided fiber […]

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Razer: Kraken 7.1 Chroma

 

 There is something to be said about the immersive experience of quality sound. The gentle footfalls, the silent cries, the heart stopping dialogue, the pounding of guns and the awesome power of nuclear explosions. Sound is probably the most important part of the immersive entertainment experience. And one company, Razer, is helping to drive that experience to the next level with its Kraken 7.1 headphones -part of the Chroma series. The headphones come with a number of impressive little features: Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma surround sound gaming headset Advanced 7.1 virtual surround sound engine Enhanced digital microphone Designed for extended gaming comfort Chroma lighting with 16.8 million customizable color options Razer Synapse enabled Powerful drivers for highest-quality gaming audio Closed […]

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