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  • Gamers go vigilante as hacker’s character sentenced to suicide

    Light the torches, sharpen your pitch forks and say hello to death sentences for all online game hackers. A player who has been reeking havoc upon the Guild Wars 2 players was recently stripped, lead onto a high bridge and forced to jump to his digital death below. I have heard of human heads courtesy of the Mexican drug cartel but this is a message if I have ever seen one. Take a gander at the video link posted by the security team leader -- link below. DarkSide - the hacker's character's name, was using a series of...

  • SA comedian, banking giant ask you to #RespectYourMamma

    Barring the odd exception, it's probably pretty fair to say that we all love our moms. How is it then that "your mamma" jokes are still a thing? Wouldn't it be better if we, say, flipped them around and showed a little respect? That's the question asked by a new Mother's Day campaign from South African banking giant Absa. Rather than getting South Africans to tell "your mamma" jokes, the bank has challenged the South African Twittersphere to flip them on their head and say something nice about their mothers. The people who tweet the best "mompliment", as the...

  • New Fantastic Four trailer is dark, very dark

    Of all the properties in the Marvel universe, the Fantastic Four is probably the one that's had the hardest time getting into movie-goers into theaters. The latest reboot of the series aims to change that, starting with a much younger cast and a retooled origin story. And if the most recent trailer for the film is anything to go by, then the changes may well have worked. Read more: 25 geeky movies you can look forward to in 2015 Reed Richards as young prodigy undoubtedly works better than as a greying middle-aged man. It also means we get to see...

  • ZANews’ Game of Thrones parody is bang on the money

    With the latest season of Game of Thrones hitting screens around the world, it was almost inevitable that a fresh round of parodies would follow. One of the best we've seen so far comes from South African satire site ZANews. In the video, the puppet versions of South Africa's political elite play out the Game of Cronies. It's a game that plays out in the "Cape of no Hope", "Nkandlaville", and "Darknessfell" and in which "you win or you die". There is no middle ground. Unless you're Jacob Zuma, that is. In which case you keep on winning. Julius...

  • A new hope? Latest Star Wars trailer is what every fan was hoping for

    It's been a very long time since the world's geeks were this excited about a single thing. The new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and it looks incredible. There's a dramatic monologue courtesy of Luke Skywalker, who also gets an intimate campfire scene with R2D2, Darth Vader's helmet and, most importantly, Han Solo and Chewbukka reuniting with the Millennium Falcon. At a special event celebrating the launch of the new trailer, director JJ Abrams and LucasFilm executive Kathleen Kennedy also revealed some details about a few of the new characters. That spherical droid from the first teaser...

  • Using cars, a daughter delivers a message to her dad in space

    There are many options for getting in touch with your loved ones, ranging from the ancient to the hyper-modern. If they're in space however, some of those options are still available, but somewhat more limited capacity. Just because you can make a video call to someone in space, doesn't mean you shouldn't occasionally engage in the odd grand gesture. And that's exactly what the 13-year-old daughter of one astronaut, in conjunction with Hyundai, decided to do. The Korean car maker teamed up with Stephanie so she could tell her dad, who is at the International Space...

  • This company compares its investment strategy to the Rumble in the Jungle

    In the pantheon of great sporting occasions Mohammed Ali's epic 1974 fight against George Foreman stands tall. Known as "The Rumble in the Jungle", the fight saw Ali appear to take a beating from Foreman for several rounds. Once he'd worn Foreman out however, Ali began to fight back and knocked him out in the eighth round. And if financial group Sanlam is to be believed, that's the approach we should all be taking to investment too. In its latest ad, the company goes back to Kinshasa in the DRC, where the fight took place. Recounting its biggest moments...

  • 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....