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  • 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...

  • This dark short film shows that Power Rangers is all about child soldiery

    A fresh yet dark take on the classic Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers saga features North Korea-punching, cussing, child soldiery and some other super controversial issues never really touched on in the original series. Heck, the opening scene involves a guy punching a woman chained to a chair. "We were children, asked to fight an inter-galactic war against an enemy we've never met. Let's stop pretending that our side stood on some moral high ground," says Dawson’s Creek actor James Van Der Beek who plays Red Ranger Rocky. He's got the actress, Katee Sackhoff, from Battlestar Galactica tied up to a...

  • Sesame Street teaches kids more than maths with ‘House of Cards’ parody

    We're not sure kids will fully understand Sesame Street's House of Cards parody -- unless they've managed to figure out their parents' Netflix account -- but chances are, watching it will teach them more than just basic subtraction. There's also plenty to be learned about using double entendres to make points about political excess: "Some people say there's too much pork in this town," says Frank Underwolf as he embarks on his journey into the 'White House of Bricks'. "I could not agree more." Other lessons, covering the perilous nature of power and how to use a dramatic...

  • Apple actually wants you to be that douchebag filming stuff on their iPad

    You're out at a concert, or festival, or any other kind of public event really, and then you see them: the person filming the whole thing on their iPad. Is there any more embarrassing a sight on the planet? Trouble is, they're only becoming increasingly ubiquitous and Apple's doing everything it can to make this kind of behaviour seem normal. The latest ad by the Cupertino-based giant, which lands at the height of movie awards season, aims to show off the iPad's capability as a film-making tool. Voiced by legendary director Martin Scorsese, the ad shows various groups of...

  • Google’s new Android ad is totally adorable

    Google has launched a new Android advert and it's designed to appeal to the kind of person who loves posting videos of unlikely animal friendships all over your timeline. The ridiculously cute video aims to put a positive spin on the fact that, unlike iOS, Android is available across a wide range of devices by mashing up a number of the clips of the kind described above. The tagline? “Be Together. Not the Same.” If you can forgive that level of cheese, watch the ad and enjoy the smile it puts on your face.

  • Game of Thrones Season 5 trailer shows Tyrion’s beard, Needle and a wedding [video]

    Game of Thrones Season 5 is nearly upon us. HBO's epic incarnation of George RR Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire novels will be hitting cable, torrent sites and the web in about two months' time. And until then, we can indulge in the trailer below. Apart from Tyrion Lannister's scruffy beard, Arya Stark's deadly Needle and yet another wedding, the short clip is filled to the brim with chilling quotes and scenes. Some include Little Finger's "There's no justice in this world. Not unless we make it." And Khaleesi vowing, "I'm not going to stop the wheel. I'm...

  • New Jurassic World trailer features a total glut of dinosaurs

    Universal Pictures used this weekend's Super Bowl -- the biggest day in both American sport and advertising -- to launch a new trailer for Jurassic World. The upcoming film, which stars Chris Pratt, drew plenty of flak for including what appeared to be unfinished CGI in its first trailer. That's largely been resolved in the new trailer, although it doesn't really add too much in terms of plot. Read more: The ‘Jurassic World’ trailer gets unleashed, features scary hybrid dino That's not really the point of this kind of trailer though. It's more about focusing your attention on just how...

  • Coco-Cola thinks spilling Coke on a server can save the web from trolls

    Anyone who's ever spilled Coke on a piece of electronics knows that it's pretty much a death knell for that particular device. If the Coca-Cola company is to be believed however then spilling its sugar-fueled drink on a server can rid the web of trolls and all negativity in general. That's the message the beverage giant pushed out during Sunday's Super Bowl, an event which means as much to US advertisers as it does to the country's sports fans. Read more: SA’s Coca-Cola vending machines to dispense free Wi-Fi The ad ties into a wider #makeithappy campaign, which is...

  • Helen Zille directing traffic was the best thing to happen this weekend

    Western Cape premier Helen Zille can occasionally find herself at the center of some very nasty Twitter spats. Over the weekend however, she did something which won over social media users across the country: she directed traffic. Zille noticed that there was congestion outside her official residence on Saturday, having thrown open its grounds to an organic food market. Rather than sending out a flunky to take care of the situation, the premier decided to take action herself. Check it out: When the premier of Western Province,her majesty-Helen Zille notices there is a congregation...

  • Dear Kitten: Buzzfeed’s pre-Superbowl ad is totally adorable

    In the US advertising space, no day on the calendar is as big as Superbowl Sunday. Even agencies from countries where people only have the loosest idea of what American Football entails will probably end up using the ads shown during the multi-hour sporting extravaganza in their case studies for the year. In the second decade of the 21st century though, your Superbowl marketing efforts have to start long before the actual game. And by the looks of things, Buzzffed and Friskies have landed the first punch. Read more: Yup, this just happened: Friskies ranked the top 50 most...

  • Memeburn’s 3-minute look at the updated Google Translate app [video]

    A few days ago Google gave Google Translate an impressive update. Before the update, the online service was great for translating text which is handy from time-to-time. Now, after the update, all that impressiveness looks very basic. The new Google Translate is able to translate between 90 languages, take a picture from your phone camera and translate it directly into any language, translate offline while traveling, save your translations and access from any device. Some of the notable languages include Sesotho, Igbo, Yoruba, Swahili, Chinese, Tamil, Hindi, Gujarati amongst many, many others. To test some of these languages out, we...

  • Guardians of the Galaxy gets the 8-bit treatment

    It was pretty much every geek's favourite movie of 2014, so it should hardly be surprising that Guardians of the Galaxy has received the 8-bit cinema treatment. Okay, technically it's actually rendered in 16-bit, but the point is watching the video will make you wish someone had actually made a Guardians of the Galaxy game back in the early 90s. Read more: Check out this awesome 8 bit re-imagining of ‘Pulp Fiction’ All the best characters from the film are there, along with chiptune versions of some of the film's best soundtrack moments.

  • New Avengers: Age Of Ultron trailer will tear you apart from the inside

    Marvel and Walt Disney have released the third Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer and it is brilliant. The first one was leaked on 22 October 2014 and the second one came on 12 November 2014. The number of trailers keeps the movie in people’s lips before its official release on 1 May 2015. On 1 May 2015, when The Avengers: Age of Ultron comes to the big screen, it looks like we can expect destruction, superheroes dragging each other on tar, explosions for days, gratuitous footage of Johannesburg being torn apart. While the new trailer only offers glimpses of...

  • Gangs of Ballet are first SA band to release video exclusively on Twitter

    South African band Gangs of Ballet today became the first in the country to release a music video exclusively on Twitter. The video, for the group's latest single “Love Is On Its Way”, comprises footage of with the band performing the song to a 30 000 strong crowd at 94.7’s Joburg Day in September 2014. "We’re so glad that we get to be a part of this moment as this gets launched,” says Brad Klynsmith, lead singer and guitarist of Gangs of Ballet. “Having had such an amazing show and to have the experience launched on this platform is a...

  • 25 geeky movies you can look forward to in 2015

    On the face of it, there's plenty for geeks to get excited about on the movie front in 2015. Things have never been better for lovers of spandex-clad heroes, obsessive gamers and sci-fi nuts right? Dig a little deeper though and things start to look suspiciously like 2014 with a barrage of sequels, reboots, game adaptations and nostalgia-fueled schlock on the cards. Of course, we don't actually know that right now given that, for the most part, all we've seen of them are trailers. It's also worth bearing in mind that in amongst the stuff we love to hate...