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  • Watch the first mini-doc shot in 4K using iPhone 6s Plus [video]

    Apple's latest flagship smartphones, the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, have only been on sale to the public for about a week, yet photographers and filmmakers are already taking advantage of the devices' fancy new hardware. Specifically, their using the iPhone 6s Plus' ability to shoot 4K video in order to make stunning, world-class documentaries. The video, called The Painter of Jalouzi, is made by filmmakers Bryn Mooser and David Darg from the Haiti-focused RYOT Foundation, which -- as its website reads -- seeks to find "sustainable ways to foster hope in the midst of despair". Through film and other creative...

  • Memeburn unboxes Geek Crate’s very first crate [video]

    Locally founded Geek Crate is South Africa's answer to Loot Crate, or that's what they're aiming to be. The business model is simple: ship out a monthly box to subscribers filled with a variety of geek goodies. Here at Memeburn we received the very first Geek Crate and decided to unbox it for you. Each crate is R300 per month for a three month plan, R285 per month for a six month plan, or R275 for a 12-month plan. The boxes will contain a variety of comics, figures, and other goodies from various partners, such as Readers Den, Battle Bunker, and...

  • Sony uses Moneypenny to sell a camera, the Xperia Z5

    The James Bond series has been pretty heavy on product placement for some time now, but things have clearly hit a new level with the latest advert for the Sony Xperia Z5. A part of Sony's 'Made for Bond' campaign, the ad stars Naomie Harris as Moneypenny -- the role she plays in SPECTRE, which will be released in the UK on 26 October and in the US on 6 November. The 60-second piece was produced by British director Danny Kleinman and created by ad agency adam&eveDDB with production company Rattling Stick. According to a press release sent to Memeburn,...

  • Here’s a preview of what the upcoming CliffCentral streaming app will feature

    South African online radio station CliffCentral is set to launch a smartphone app which will allow people to listen to the station live, send messages to the CliffCentral team, and save podcasts among other things. Memeburn understands that the app will launch within the next week and is designed with the high cost of South African mobile data in mind. Users will, for instance, be able to stream at low, medium, and high resolutions. They'll also be able to download podcasts for offline listening. Read more: The great podcast resurgence and the rebirth of radio Headed by former 5fm DJ Gareth...

  • Apple releases Apple Music ads to promote the ‘Discover’ feature

    Apple has released three new adverts aimed at highlighting Apple Music’s discover feature. In the advert, the voice-over says that the discover feature brings users the artists they love as well as the artists they are going to love. The Apple Music three month trial is halfway and user’s feelings are still divided. By now, there should be a clear win, either for or against. The uncertainty in numbers for or against leaves much work for Apple to convince everyone that they need Apple Music. The three adverts feature artists that are not widely known, showcasing the functions of the...

  • You can finally watch the Deadpool trailer in glorious HD

    It's finally here. No more teasers, no more grainy leaks from conventions, just the "Merc with a Mouth" in glorious full HD. Be warned though, this isn't the kind of trailer you want to be showing to your Avengers-loving kids. The video is chock-full of guns, blood, swearing, and seriously scarred Ryan Reynolds. That's because while Deadpool is a Marvel superhero, the rights actually belong to Fox -- hence the presence of Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead. Heck at one stage, there's even a bullet hole in Deadpool, it's just that kind of trailer. If you're looking for gritty...

  • Watch Deadpool host the trailer for his own trailer

    For a select corps of comic book fans the Deadpool movie is one of the most eagerly anticipated events of 2015. They'll be clamoring to watch the wise-cracking vigilante in action, hoping that someone's finally made a comic-book adaption that "gets" them. And if the latest teaser for the official Deadpool trailer is anything to go by, then it looks like they may well get just that. Hosted by Deadpool himself (as played by Ryan Reynolds), the trailer doesn't so much break the fourth wall as smash it into tiny pieces. Read more: 6 of our favourite trailers from...

  • New Moto G ad features camels, Tinder

    Motorola has released the first ad for its brand new Moto G smartphone and it's pretty fun, if a little weird. The ad opens onto an anonymous, lacrosse-playing bro, riding a camel across an anonymous stretch of dessert. Out of water an seemingly lost, he turns to his Moto G for inspiration. Does he use an SOS app to call for help? Or open Google Maps to see where on Earth he actually is? If you've read the headline to this story, then you're probably aware that the answer to both those questions is no. Instead, our bro taps...

  • Uber SA goes on charm offensive, celebrates UberHeroes

    Uber South Africa wants you to know that its partner drivers aren't just drivers, they're heroes. No seriously, the app has released a video showing off some of the most inspiring stories to have emerged from those partner drivers since its South African launch. Accompanying the video is a blog post explaining how it has benefited individual drivers and their families. The examples come from each of the three cities it currently operates in (Cape Town, Durban, and Johannesburg) and include a former security guard who now employs five other drivers, as well as a driver who was able...

  • Microsoft’s big ad strategy for Windows 10? Babies

    We already know that Microsoft's Windows 10 launch is set to have a little more of the human touch than its previous efforts. On Sunday, the Redmond-based giant gave the first indication of how it plans to do convey that in its advertising. The latest ad for the new Microsoft OS, which launches on 29 July features babies, lots of babies. It's pretty confident in its tone too, predicting that all the kids featured in the ad "will grow up with Windows 10." Given the way iOS and Android have flourished over the past few years, it's fairly safe...

  • Apple’s new iPhone ad is a snarky swipe at its competitors

    Apple has released a new iPhone ad and it is properly passive aggressive. The 30 second spot, released on Sunday, shows off the millions of apps available on the app store, claiming that they turn your iPhone "into just about anything". It's an interesting move, but hardly unexpected given the recent attention Apple's been heaping on the app store. In the wake of WWDC for instance it released a video claiming that its app store is more important than the industrial revolution. Still, the tagline -- "If it's not an iPhone, it's not an iPhone" -- does seem a little obvious....

  • Aussie surfer Mick Fanning fends off shark in epic clash of species

    When surfers take on sharks in their natural habitat, it's usually the wave riders who come off second best. Apparently though no one told Australian surfer Mick Fanning that. While Fanning was competing at the JBay Open today, a shark suddenly attacked the surfer, dragging him underwater. In response, Fanning punched the shark before paddling to safety. The Aussie surfer was competing in the finals of the annual competition, held off the waters of Jeffrey's Bay in the Eastern Cape. "I was just cruising, just waiting for my turn, my opportunity," he said. "I felt like I was just about to start moving, start...

  • Nostalgia fuel: 5 reboots of geeky TV shows about to hit our screens

    One of the latest global trends is that of bringing back old shows and movies with new TV shows. These new ‘resurrections’ are a continuation of old storylines, which is a plus for viewers wanting to pick up where things dropped off, though some a few decades down the line. Viewers are already swamped for choice when it comes to television. Fans clamour for new episodes of Game of Thrones, Dr. Who, and The Walking Dead. Even with these ratings-behemoths, studios don't seem to be satisfied with the numbers they're pulling in. Okay, I'm probably being too hard on the...

  • Watch the first episode of The One Rand Family

    Sanlam has released the first video for the sequel to its multi-award winning One Rand Man series. After tweeting out a teaser image last week, the financial management company has unveiled The One Rand Family. The family of four is made up of Sbu (the father), Londiwe (the mother), Njabulo (the entrepreneurial son), and Anaya (the infant) child and, by all appearances, are incredibly wealthy. Like their predecessor, they have to survive an entire month using only one rand coins (although with both parents working in high level jobs, the pile seems considerably larger). Also like their predecessor, they...

  • Sherlock special returns to Victorian England, is knowingly self-referential

    It's been a good while since fans of the BBC series Sherlock had anything to cheer about. It has, after all, been more than a year since the end of Season 3. Small wonder then that the internet has erupted in a flurry of excitement at the launch of a trailer for the upcoming special. This isn't Sherlock as we know it though. Far from the contemporary reinterpretation that turned Benedict Cumberbatch into a household name, the special takes Holmes, Watson and all the regular cast members back to their Victorian roots. And no that doesn't mean show creator...