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Gearburn

These PlayStation 1 ‘demakes’ by NeoGAF artists will melt your mind

TLOUL Over on gaming forum NeoGAF, something wonderful is happening. A thread called "NeoGAF turns modern games into PSOne-era classics!" has kicked off and talented artists have turned the clock back on some of the most popular games of our modern era. It began on a The Last of Us: Remastered forum, where user plainr jokingly posted "TLOU PS1: 240p edition" along with the following pictures: Read more on Gearburn.

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7 reasons the Smart Fourtwo and Forfour might actually stand a chance this time around

New smartcars Mercedes Benz recently unveiled new versions of the Smart Fourtwo and Forfour city cars. Except this wasn't just another case of iteration, one model following the next. Instead it was more completely rebooting a marque that promised a lot early on but which has failed to deliver in the past few years. Sure all the ingredients that made Smart seem so appealing are all still there -- the size, the funky colours and tiny engines -- but the Smart Fortwo ...

Security

SA’s information security skills shortage could come back to bite it in a big way

Hacker The Information Security field is extremely fast moving, however the scarcity of skills in South Africa remain at a critical state, and businesses are at risk of employing inadequate resources that could potentially leave their company vulnerable to cybercrime. The consequences of such an attack could include financial or reputational loss. Historically, Information security has been an afterthought for many organisations. For many large entities, their main business is generally mainstream information technology services, with the security business being a ...

Advertising & Marketing, Video

You’ll never guess what this bathroom company got its taps to do

Cobra symphony Cobra is best known for making bathroom fittings, something most of us don't spend too much time thinking about, especially in public restrooms. In a bid to change that, the company decided to give people attending a show at The Baxter, a theater in Cape Town, South Africa a bit of a surprise. By rigging up the taps to a sound system in the women's bathroom, Cobra was able to make each of them play a section of orchestral music. ...

Advertising & Marketing, Video

Samsung’s latest ad mocks the iPhone you don’t have

Samsung iPhone ad Samsung has never been afraid to mock the iPhone in its ads, not in the US at any rate. Until now though, it's mostly stuck to mocking existing iPhones or, at worst, the culture of waiting in insanely long lines for the Cupertino-based giant's latest product. But for its latest advert, the Korean tech behemoth has gone straight for the throat and mocked the fact that we've been waiting for an iPhone with a larger screen for some time now. ...

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Social media

Drowning in Newsfeed? Facebook now lets you save posts to read later

Facebook Save Ever flick through Facebook and spot an interesting post, only to be distracted and lose it in the ever-changing Newsfeed stream? Perhaps your friend shared something you want to follow up on when you have some spare time to sit down for a long read. If only there was some way to keep track of all those links... Well, there is. It's called Pocket. Or Instapaper. Evernote. Or even Delicious. But the latest news in read-it-later services is from social giant ...

Ecommerce

Weeds! The evolution and unstoppable growth of ecommerce

Marijuana The world’s first online transaction occurred in 1971 or ’72, roughly three years before South Africa witnessed its first television broadcast and nearly three decades (or so) before anyone bothered buying anything online in the rainbow nation. That first transaction in the '70s was, of course, the sale of a bag of marijuana. Yes it was weed, dagga, ganja, green tree of knowledge or whatever name you know it by. The “illicit” transaction was arranged between a group of ...

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