• 'A tough, but hopeful #budget2018' - Gigaba
'A tough, but hopeful #budget2018' - Gigaba

And South Africa's Value-Added Tax rate was still below peer countries like Argentina, Zimbabwe and Russian Federation. With a budget shortfall of R50 billion and government juggling numbers to find R40 billion for free tertiary education, compounded by the economy only growing at an uneasy 1%, the finance ministry will need to resort to tax in...

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  • Fortnite: Battle Royale goes to space in its third season
Fortnite: Battle Royale goes to space in its third season

The breakdown provided totaled to 30 more items compared to the last season, indicating that as the free-to-play game becomes more popular, there'll be more enhancements to come. However, it's worth noting that most Fortnite updates require the game to go offline for server maintenance. Epic has done its research, and has created something bi...

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  • Snapchat copies Instagram for the first time, introduces new GIF stickers
Snapchat copies Instagram for the first time, introduces new GIF stickers

Snap wants its confused users to stick with it through the growing pains so the app "will adapt to you". Last month, Instagram rolled out support for GIFs generated from GIPHY , and now, Snapchat has done the same. Snap Inc. has heard the cries from unhappy users as the company said Wednesday it knows the new Snapchat redesign is "uncomf...

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  • Watch SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launch
Watch SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launch

The launch of Falcon Heavy opens a new frontier in space exploration, particularly interplanetary missions and manned missions to the moon in the next few years and possibly to Mars in the next couple of decades. The Falcon 9 has flown in space before. They're not cheap to create; fairing reuse could save the company around $5 million, Tari...

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  • PUBG To Get Ping Based Matchmaking
PUBG To Get Ping Based Matchmaking

After the updates made to the test build are proven to be stable, they will be applied to the live servers as well. This follows on from slightly disappointing news that the recently announced developer roadmap has been delayed. Bluehole specifically said it would implement a maximum ping limit so that all players have a fair shot at the prized "...

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  • Swype Keyboard Android and iOS Apps Discontinued
Swype Keyboard Android and iOS Apps Discontinued

Swype continues to be available for download on Android but no longer appears in Apple's iOS App Store , which is especially notable because Swype's expansion to iPhone in 2014 was such a long-awaited milestone. However, do note that any and all bugs that show up in the future will remain unfixed, hence, now is the right time to switch to some o...

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  • Google rolls out Google Pay, app now live in Play Store
Google rolls out Google Pay, app now live in Play Store

At the same time, Google is encouraging app developers to work with Google's processor partners to build the Google Pay app into business apps or websites. Over the years, Google has had multiple payment-related products and the company has made it unnecessarily complicated for the consumers. Google is also touting Google Pay as a way to pa...

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  • Prepaid Plan Offers 1GB Data, Free Calling For 14 Days
Prepaid Plan Offers 1GB Data, Free Calling For 14 Days

Unlimited local, STD, and roaming calls are also available with the Rs 149 prepaid recharge plan. The rival operators have started offering several attractive plans similar to the Reliance Jio plans that bundle over 1GB data per day and unlimited voice calls along with other benefits to the subscribers.

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  • Jamal Murray has big second half in Rising Stars Challenge
Jamal Murray has big second half in Rising Stars Challenge

He was snubbed despite earning the third most fan votes among Eastern Conference guards , but he understands rookies, including James, were also snubbed during their first year in the National Basketball Association. But even in the backcourt, Simmons is a very big point guard who can wreak havoc on the game with his sheer length and athletici...

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  • 'Incredibles 2' Trailer Released Online
'Incredibles 2' Trailer Released Online

In the new trailer, Elastigirl , Mr Incredible , Violet and Dash attempt to navigate day-to-day life with their superhero abilities, whilst baby of the family, Jack-Jack, develops some unusual powers of his own. Let us know your thoughts in the comments! Can you believe it has been 14 years since we met "The Incredibles"? " Incredibles 2' wi...

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  • Gmail Go for low-end devices arrives on Google Play
Gmail Go for low-end devices arrives on Google Play

So, if you have Android 8 .0, Nougat and all the other previous version, you cannot install Gmail Go . The app package itself comes in at a slim 9.51 MB-compared to about 20 MB for the normal app-and should also take up less space once installed.

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  • YouTube TV adds more channels and markets, increases price
YouTube TV adds more channels and markets, increases price

In addition, NBA TV and MLB Network will soon be added to the base package. Now YouTube is expanding the service to offer more channels and new markets. Earlier today BuzzFeed posted a story detailing new channels coming to YouTube TV . How much additional traction YouTube TV will get from adding Turner's CNN , TNT , TBS and ot...

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  • Dutch consumer org warns against Facebook Onavo Protect VPN app
Dutch consumer org warns against Facebook Onavo Protect VPN app

Facebook is rolling out a fresh security feature called Protect to its app that is essentially Spyware. Back then, Onavo's business revolved around optimizing device and app performance as well as battery life on both iOS and Android devices.

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  • Apple's HomePod does not respect wood
Apple's HomePod does not respect wood

Apple's HomePod may auto-tune itself to suit wherever it's placed in a room, but there's a physical reason why you should still be careful about where you put the smart speaker . HomeKit was actually launched back in 2014, as part of iOS 8, but has struggled to gain support as smart speakers such as Amazon's Echo and Google Home have tak...

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  • Google's Project Fi service now offers data coverage in 170 countries
Google's Project Fi service now offers data coverage in 170 countries

Project Fi already tries to make worldwide service a little less of a headache by charging you the same amount for data as it does domestically - $10 per gigabyte. Based on your correspondence in Gmail, Project Fi knows where you're going and will tell you whether it can provide service there. The list is indeed long, and can be seen in full ove...

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  • Mac and iOS bug crashes apps with a single character
Mac and iOS bug crashes apps with a single character

Apple has informed developers today that all new apps submitted to the App Store from April 2018 must support the iPhone X's Super Retina display . Apple grew concerned and put on hold planned redesign of their operating system to negate the possibility of any potential security risks or "Bugs" could arise due to time pressure on their deve...

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  • Trump Budget Would Privatize the International Space Station, Make NASA a 'Customer'
Trump Budget Would Privatize the International Space Station, Make NASA a 'Customer'

The administration also wants to cut NASA's earth science and astrophysics budget . Axiom Space plans to build out the core of its station at the ISS before the existing craft is retired, detaching once Axiom's platform is self-sustaining.

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  • Nokia 8 Receiving Android 8.1 Oreo
Nokia 8 Receiving Android 8.1 Oreo

The new update brings all the Android 8 .1 features introduced by Google such as new settings menu, revamped power menu, Bluetooth Battery percentage display, and so on. The Android 8.1 for the Nokia 8 weights in at around 1562.7MB. Under the hood, the device is powered by a 2.2 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor along with Adren...

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  • Facebook losing millions of younger users, research firm says
Facebook losing millions of younger users, research firm says

In 2018, 2.2 million 12- to 17-year-olds and 4.5 million 18- to 24-year-olds will regularly use Facebook in the United Kingdom, 700,000 fewer than in 2017, as younger users defect to services such as Snapchat , according to eMarketer . Facebook is still growing, but it is older generations who are adding these numbers; commercially this is not...

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  • NASA probe
NASA probe "New Horizons" snaps farthest-ever photo from Earth

According to a statement by NASA , the probe snapped a false-color image of a group of stars known as " Wishing Well " on December 5, 2017 while it was 6.12 billion km away from Earth and en route to the Kuiper Belt , a circumstellar disk surrounding the solar system.

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