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  • New Avengers: Age of Ultron clip shows why The Hulk is smashing Iron Man

    If you're anything like us, you can't wait to see Avengers: Age of Ultron (South Africans appear especially keen to see Johannesburg getting smashed to pieces). One thing that's remained unclear so far however is why The Hulk is angry enough at Iron Man for Tony Stark to have to build the Hulkbuster suit. Well the latest clip from the for the blockbuster, which aired at the MTV Movie Awards over the weekend gives us a clue. Get More: 2015 MTV Movie Awards, 2015 MTV Movie Awards, Latest Movie News, Full Episodes From the clip it's evident that The Hulk...

  • This one video hilariously shows why we all suck at email

    Email was meant to change the world. And it has, except instead of making us more efficient and productive, it eats up large portions of our working days. There's a reason why so many articles have been written about how to better and more efficiently manage your inbox. While there have been plenty of attempts to fix that, our inboxes continue to be flooded. Oddly enough, a video from a company providing one of those solutions shows that the problem may well be us. The clip, which comes from sketch comedy duo Tripp and Tyler and was made to...

  • This Tidal promo video will make you hate the world’s most successful musicians

    Yesterday Jay Z relaunched Tidal, the Swedish music streaming service he bought a few months back for US$56-million. At the same time, he launched a video showing a gathering of the ultra-famous musicians he's brought on-board in a bid to ensure that the service doesn't flop right away. We have to warn you though, they don't exactly come off as likable. From the moment that Jay Z informs the world that "we're going to change the course of history," to the closing title screen, you're assaulted with nausea-inducing levels of cringe-worthiness. Whatever the artistic merits of the musicians signed...

  • This crazy, surreal sci-fi short had studios in a bidding war

    Not so long ago, if you wanted to get Hollywood bigwigs to help make your dream movie, you had to spend ages and ages pitching the concept. That's still important today, but if you get enough support online, the studios might just come to you. The latest example of this latter model comes in the shape of a surreal sci-fi film called Sundays, which apparently saw the likes of Sony, Fox, and Warner Bros engaging in a bidding war (Warner Bros. won out in the end). Read more: Sci-fi short starring Aiden Gillen is a stunning celebration of human...

  • Turns out that viral game ranger video was a Careers 24 ad

    In the last week or so, you've probably seen this video floating around on your social timelines. It shows a game ranger taking a tour group on a walking safari. After repeated attempts to get one member of the group to stay quiet, the ranger eventually gets the "hell-in" and abandons the group. It's racked up more than 271 000 views since going live and, it now turns out, is an advert for Careers 24. According to Nadia Boucher Coombe, Head of Marketing for Careers24, the idea sprang from the insight that everyone looks for a career that is...

  • Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation teaser is out and totally awesome

    The Mission: Impossible franchise is back, in its fifth installment. The new movie will be called Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation and we got our first glimpse of it on Saturday thanks to a one-minute teaser trailer tweeted by Tom Cruise. The film, directed by Christopher McQuarrie and written by Drew Pearce and Will Staples, began filming on 21 August 2014 in Vienna, Austria, and wrapped up a couple of weeks ago, on 12 March. Rogue Nation stars Cruise as Impossible Mission Force (iMF) agent Ethan Hunt, alongside Alec Baldwin, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames. The teaser literally teases with...

  • This drone footage shows off Africa’s most incredible landscapes

    Relais & Châteaux Africa has uploaded a video made up of drone footage that showcases the true beauty of Africa. The footage was shot using a DJI Phantom 2 with Zenmuse H3-3D Gimal with GoPro 3+ at 2.7K with an ND filter attached. The drone captures enchanting views of Africa. As it takes flight, over different landscapes, it captures stunning visuals of Zambia, South Africa, and Botswana. Here is a list of the places featured in the video as listed in YouTube: 00:00 – 00:13: Game Drive - Morukuru Family – Madikwe Game Reserve - South Africa 00:13 – 00:20: Elephants -...

  • This video explains exactly why the gold Apple watch costs $10k

    Ever since Apple announced the pricing for the top-of-the-range version of its smart watch, there's been one question on everyone's mind: why would anyone drop that much on a device that'll probably be defunct in two years' time? The obvious answer, as College Humor points out, is so that they can show people that they're wealthy enough to do so. Read more: Apple Watch: all you need to know about Apple’s digital ticker It makes sense too. After all, you won't get any more functionality out the gold US$10 000 watch than you will out of the ordinary US$349 one....

  • Watch as muggers clean out TV crew live on air

    An SABC TV crew was mugged tonight while filming outside Johannesburg's Millpark hospital. Contributing editor Vuyo Mvoko and several other SABC crew members were filming outside the hospital, where Zambian president Edgar Lungu is currently receiving treatment after collapsing at a Women's Day event. During a live crossing, the crew was approached by three or four armed men demanding their cellphones laptops and broadcast equipment. The SABC staffers handed over their cellphones at gunpoint before their assailants fled the scene. It seems the attackers weren't aware that the camera was recording at the time and that their faces...

  • Watch this solar-powered plane fly around the world for the first time, in real-time

    You can now follow this solar-powered airplane fly around the world via live video, chat and social media. In an attempt to demonstrate "concrete action for a clean future" and show off how damn awesome solar-powered planes can be, the just Solar Impulse 2 has today taken off from the United Arab Emirates in mission to fly around the globe. According to the BBC, the Solar Impulse was responsible for breaking the record for flying across the States in 2013. This was the first time the world saw a solar-powered plane fly day and night from San Fransisco to New York. The...

  • This video on the Cape Town fire will bring a tear to your eye

    Throughout the course of the past week, professional and volunteer firefighters have been battling a massive blaze across Cape Town's Southern peninsula. At one stage, driven by strong winds and high temperatures, the fire covered an area of more than 5 000ha. It took down everything in its wake. Along with social media, the scale and duration of the fire provided people with unparalleled insight into the work put in by those firefighters. Read more: Drones, maps and social networks: how SA’s media has used tech to report on the #CapeFire As a result of that, South...

  • New Santam ad shows what foreigners think of ‘one of a kind’ South Africa

    Ever wondered what foreign tourists talk about when they return home after a visit to South Africa? Is it the country's people, its wildlife or its stunning landscapes? Well, if a new advert from insurance provider Santam is to be believed, those aren't the things that make the country unique. Load shedding, baboon visits, car guards and traffic signs of hippos crossing are some of the quirky South Africanisms that are featured in the ad. According to the team behind it, "the commercial is filmed through the eyes of foreigners and gives an outsider's perspective on the uniqueness...

  • This time-lapse of the #MuizenbergFire shows how quickly it spread in just two hours

    The massive fire which has been raging across Cape Town's Southern peninsula since the early hours of Sunday morning has consumed massive tracts of vegetation, seen homes damaged and evacuated and some awe-inspiring photography. In order to truly appreciate how large the area affected by the blaze is and -- fanned by strong winds -- how quickly it has spread, it's worth watching this time-lapse video produced by Cape Town cameraman Jason Aldridge. The video covers the fire's spread from around 7:39 pm to 9:32 pm on Sunday Evening. var vglnk={key:"cc324b6567a9637aa0ff15bc9564b2a5"};!function(e,a){var t=e.createElement(a);t.type="text/javascript",t.async=!0,t.src="//cdn.viglink.com/api/vglnk.js";var n=e.getElementsByTagName(a);n.parentNode.insertBefore(t,n)}(document,"script");

  • One Rand Man gets a documentary, will be used as educational aid

    Anyone who was paying the vaguest bit of attention to the media in mid 2014, you would have noticed plenty of coverage around Sanlam's 'One Rand Man' campaign. For the duration of the campaign, a middle-class South African man, with a solid job and in an apparently stable financial situation, was asked to give up his credit and debit cards for one month. It's caused waves and brought the agency behind it major industry Kudos. If things had stopped there, everyone would've probably walked away happy. But now the campaign has spawned a documentary aimed at growing the levels...

  • Science allows blind man to see wife for first time in 10 years, will give you serious feels

    This is bound to bring a tear to your eye. A new form of bionic eye has allowed a man to see his wife for the first time in more than a decade. As reported by The Guardian, 68-year-old Allen Zderad is able to see basic shapes and human forms again thanks to a prototype implant and prosthetic, known as Second Sight, put in place by physicians at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. Zderad, who suffers from a degenerative eye disease, started to lose his sight 20 years ago before it disappeared almost entirely. While the technology is still in...