By Snethembab Ngcobo The concept of smart TV has transcended from just TV that can connect to the internet to the buyer having to compare which pre-installed apps and an operating system would be best for them, before making a decision. The ability to connect to the internet is still standard in the production …
By Palesa Sehloho Pollsmoor maximum security prisoners have evidently broken prison rules by being in possession of a cell phone within their cells. Surely most of us have seen the American hit television series “Orange is the new black” or “Prison Break”, it is definitely possible to smuggle illegal items into prisons. Most of the …
By Palesa Sehloho This must be the saddest day for all gamers around the world. The president and chief executive officer Satoru Iwata of Nintendo has died of cancer at the age of 55. It was reported that Mr Iwata had underwent surgery late last year and wasted no time getting back to work shortly after that. Despite Mr Iwata’s health he was on a mission to bring Nintendo back up, with top competitors Sony’s Playstation and Microsoft’s Xbox making top listings in the gaming industry. In more recent news, Mr. Iwata led Nintendo into the rapidly growing mobile gaming sector. After Nintendo released Wii U console it had been a very dry season until they introduced their mobile gaming staying true to Nintendo game lovers across the globe. It has only been a few months since their mobile game release on Smartphone’s and seems to be going steady.
“Nintendo is really at a cross roads,” Marc Einstein head of digital media at Frost & Sullivan in Tokyo told the BBC. “They were the last company that for a very long time were clinging to the hardware business model of their consoles.”
Before Mr. Iwata became the president and CEO of Nintendo he was a programmer at Hal Laboratory before he joined Nintendo in 2002.Even when Iwata was not part of Nintendo before joining them, he assisted in programming Pokémon Stadium by reading the original coding of Pokémon Red and Green. We can only hope that the successor for Mr. Iwata will fill his shoes and do a great job of bringing life back into Nintendo as Satoru Iwata did. We are sure that Fusajiro Yamauchi (founder Nintendo) would be proud.
By Palesa Sehloho In the next chapter of the Maze Runner saga – Scorch Trials, just when they thought it was all over the real challenge begins. As they venture into their new mission, in a new location things become unpredictable .Searching and following new clues, into the unknown of the powerful …
By: Snethemba Ngcobo Microsoft has been planning to revive the trust of their clients since their announcement last September to release windows 10 and skip 9 entirely. Many customers decided to skip the Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 operating systems after trial uses on friends laptops and so on proved the OS to be …
By Palesa Sehloho Obama has served his second and final term as president of the United States of America. The US 2016 elections are underway, and businessman investor, politician and television personality Donald Trump has announced his intentions and will be running for presidency full steam ahead. He had an opening speech thanking everyone for …
By: Snethemba Ngcobo
The possibilities of 3D printing are just becoming apparent to most of us whereas 3D printing has been around and underestimated for decade. In South Africa an average printer with basic capabilities retails for around R 5000. The process of 3D printing first appeared in the 1980’s when it was known as Rapid Prototyping. The process was made to create demo products faster and cheaper this meant they were not as high quality as the finished product was imagined and in most cases did not have full functionality. Even though there are some glitches here and there the advancements are enormously impressive the 3D Printing Machines being manufactured these days use versatile materials such as metal, plastic porcelain and in the bio-mechanics world human tissue.
3D printing works through additive technology, this means it creates through special software a 3D image of an object then prints it out layer by layer.
“3D printing or additive manufacturing is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. The creation of a 3D printed object is achieved using additive processes. In an additive process an object is created by laying down successive layers of material until the entire object is created. Each of these layers can be seen as a thinly sliced horizontal cross-section of the eventual object.”
The 3D printing process takes a picture or a picture is programmed into it and the machine copies and recreates the objects by dissecting then reconstructing all its elements and dimensions.
Scientists can print numerous objects through the use of 3D printing, transitioning from printing simple plastic toy, ceramic vases, metal tools and small machines, now food and body parts can be created. The printing of body parts has started and it is changing what is possible in the science of transplants. The parts that are commonly printed, even though not commercially yet available are ears (these take 4-6 hours to print), kidneys, blood vessels, skin grafts and bones (made of 70% ceramic). Most organs are made out of a material called bio-ink which is a mixture of biodegradable gel and human cells. The more simple organs will be the first to reach patients starting with skin treating injured soldiers within the next five years.
1. BILL GATES William Henry “Bill” Gates III is an American businessman, philanthropist, investor, computer programmer, and inventor. Claim to fame, Gates co-founded Microsoft, the world’s largest PC software company, with Paul Allen. Bill Gates is worth 79.2 Billion dollars and holds the ranking for the richest man in the world. He is currently investing in …
By: Snethemba Ngcobo The rise in credit card scams in our society is quite alarming and the latest that is gaining popularity in Johannesburg has most people opting to pay their restaurant bills in cold-hard-cash. It is rumored that waiters across South Africa especially in The Western Cape and Gauteng provinces have now gotten …
By Palesa Sehloho
Aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war. These “aliens” use their game powers to fight against earthlings on a mission to destroy everything in their path. It should be very exciting to see childhood games come to life.
Action, adventure, comedy, sci-fi
Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan
Michael Barnathan, Chris Columbus, Allen Covert, Mark Radcliffe, Adam Sandler
Friday 24 July