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Why Nintendo’s Switch is the most interesting gadget of 2017

Japanese game manufacturer Nintendo has always done things its own way. Its best-known character, Mario, embodies this. He's a short, plump Italian plumber with a penchant for dungarees who lives in a kingdom of mushrooms and whose nemesis is a giant, red-headed turtle. So far,...

If Vodacom and MTN win OTT battle South Africa loses

South Africa's two largest mobile operators, Vodacom and MTN, will this week attend hearings led by parliament's Portfolio Committee on Telecommunications on whether or not so called "over-the-top" players like WhatsApp and Skype should be regulated. Which seems to be code for asking that the Committee allow said...

Being guided by girls

GirlGuides-headerA couple of weeks back I was asked to write a column for a local tech site aimed at ladies called GirlGuides. My brief was to write something with a gender angle relating to tech. I opted to talk about the different relationships women and men tend to have with their gadgets. At the risk of getting digitally lynched, I argued that men tend to fixate on specifications, while women (far more sensibly) tend to be most interested in what a particular device can actually do for them.