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Choosing a laptop with a long battery life

One of the reasons we get laptops is because they are portable, making it entirely useful to use on the go. Unlike with a desktop computer that you can’t haul around, with a laptop you can work from a coffee shop, then take it back to work, then take it …

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Competitive gaming, where the money is

While the competitive gaming scene in South Africa, known as the eSports scene has been given a boost in revenue by the announcement of the Telkom Digital Gaming League with a prize pool of R1 million rand it is still leaps and bounds behind the international scene where tournaments have …

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Nike Design Made a New Shoe—for Converse

Nike bought Converse back in 2003, but this week is the first time that Nike really owned a pair of Chuck Taylors. Converse just launched the All Star Modern sneaker collection, and it includes a limited-edition shoe called the All Star Modern HTM. If you’re not into shoes, that name …

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The Verizon Strike Proves the Internet Still Needs Humans

Nearly 40,000 Verizon workers are heading back to work tomorrow after a six-and-half-week strike. Last week Verizon reached a tentative agreement with the Communications Workers of America and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers to end a strike that began April 13th. The new contract still needs to be voted on …

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Thieves are walking off with Telkom’s network

Telkom registered more than 6 000 incidents of copper-cable theft on its network in the past year and as a result is now actively moving customers away from the technology to wireless and fibre alternatives. The telecommunications operator said in a statement on Monday that copper theft syndicates have become …

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Xiaomi’s Cheap New Drone Achieves Impulse-Buy Airspace

Xiaomi, a company best-known for producing surprisingly affordable, high quality smartphones you can’t buy in the US, has added to its roster a surprisingly affordable, (probably) high-quality drone—that you can’t buy in the US. The Mi Drone has plenty of impressive specs, but the one that matters most is $460. …

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