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Happy Holidays From And 2012 South African Blog Awards News
It's the (absolute) end of the year and we want to wish you well for the new year, as well as update you on the outcome of the 2012 South African Blog Awards.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 31 December 2012  |  View Comments

Knightmare Tower
Knightmare Tower is a variation on the launcher-game genre by Canadian development company Juicy Beast, which made Burrito Bison and Burrito Bison Revenge. You can definitely see the evolution of both gaming and interface concepts from the Burrito Bison games but Knightmare Tower is dissimilar enough that it feels fresh and fun and is incredibly addictive.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 28 December 2012  |  View Comments

Vote For Us In The 2012 South African Blog Awards!
The public-voting phase of the 2012 South African Blog Awards is now open. We need one minute of your time to help make it to the finalist stage.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 19 December 2012  |  View Comments

Moleskine Announces Notebooks Themed Around The Hobbit
We've had LEGO, Peanuts, Woodstock, Star Wars, and Pac-Man themed notebooks, among other pop-culture treasures. Now Moleskine has added The Hobbit to its collection of special limited-edition notebooks.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 11 December 2012  |  View Comments Gift Guide 2012
Happy festive season! Whatever you are celebrating (or not) you'll probably need gifts. After all, isn't celebrating commercialism what holidays are all about? Therefore, here's our 2012 selection of stuff you'll definitely want to buy for yourself (and might considering giving to other people too).
By: The Team  |  Posted: 30 November 2012  |  View Comments

In Pictures: The 2012 Cape Town Zombie Walk, Part 2
In part 2 of our coverage of the 2012 Cape Town Zombie Walk the shuffling becomes more realistic, a forcefield is encountered, ice-cream makes an unexpected appearance, and several children become traumatised (probably for the rest of their lives).
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 5 November 2012  |  View Comments

In Pictures: The 2012 Cape Town Zombie Walk, Part 1
The sun beat down on the horde. Thirsting for braaaaiiiinnnsss, the zombies lurched across the grass as waves crashed ominously against nearby rocks. No passersby were safe. Here, in pictures, is part 1 of this annual Horrorfest event.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 1 November 2012  |  View Comments

Impressive Student Projects Showcased At UCT's Annual IS Expo
A drug-dispensing and monitoring system, a crowd-funding platform, an online meal-booking system, a digital forensics case-management system, a traffic-incident monitoring system, and a health-data capturing and monitoring system were some of the student projects showcased at this year's Information Systems Expo at the University Of Cape Town.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 24 October 2012  |  View Comments

Serena By Ron Rash
Serena, a highly disturbing story filled with tension and suspense, is a well-written tragedy about a passionate marriage that deteriorates at an alarming rate until all that is left is revenge and violence.
By: Anne Louise Taylor  |  Posted: 22 October 2012  |  View Comments

Co/Mix 2012: A Roundup Of Open Book's Mini Comics Festival
Independent artists, illustrators, comics creators, and comics publishers gathered to participate in panel discussions and introduce and sell their books, comics, and artworks at a special day-long event called Co/Mix, held as part of this year's Open Book Festival in Cape Town.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 18 October 2012  |  View Comments

The 2012 Whisky Live Festival: A Second Opinion
In this guest post whisky aficionado Wayne Abrahamse summarises the benefits that this year's Whisky Live Festival offered both local consumers and whisky and allied brands, as well as the marketing opportunities that many brands missed.
By: Wayne Abrahamse  |  Posted: 9 October 2012  |  View Comments

The 2012 Whisky Live Festival, South Africa
Single-malt Scotch lovers should be particularly happy with this year's selection at the annual Whisky Live Festival. Here's our roundup of what to expect, as well as specific whiskies to look out for and tasting notes of many of the highlighted whiskies.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 9 October 2012  |  View Comments

Built Neoprene E-Reader/Tablet Envelope 7-8 Inch
Protect your small tablet or e-reader with a designer form-fitting neoprene case by Built NY. It's light, has two pockets, and is available in designer styles.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 2 October 2012  |  View Comments

Is Print Media Heading For Extinction? Journalists Weigh In
At a lively session entitled "The Future Of Print Media: Does It Have One?", held as part of the 2012 Open Book Festival in Cape Town, four journalists from three continents debated whether print and quality journalism as we know it are still going to exist in a few years.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 28 September 2012  |  View Comments

Inside Groupon South Africa
Groupon South Africa recently moved into new premises in Cape Town. Take a peek "behind the green curtain" to find out more about the company and its operations in South Africa.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 21 September 2012  |  View Comments

Burrito Bison Revenge
Burrito Bison is back and now he wants revenge! (Well, technically, he wants his wallet but there's revenge involved in the process.) So, expect to find yourself back in Candyland launching a bison, squishing gummy bears, and raking in more cash than you'll ever know what to do with.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 14 September 2012  |  View Comments

Pacman: Most Wanted
The yellow pellets are calling a bright-yellow Dodge Challenger but the ghost squad is too close for comfort in this short film that's a nod to Pac-Man and car-racing games.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 11 September 2012  |  View Comments

Mash-Up At The Alex Hamilton Studio & Gallery
Comic panels, superheroes, art, ephemera, vintage toys, stencil art, painting, and a little bit of humour have all been mashed together by four South African artists currently exhibiting in a new show in Cape Town in which pop culture takes centre stage.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 7 September 2012  |  View Comments

Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World
With three weeks to go before an asteroid smashes into the Earth and the world comes to an end two very different people set out to make the most of the time they have left in this comedy drama starring Steve Carell and Keira Knightley.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 6 September 2012  |  View Comments

DODOcase Classic For iPad 3/iPad 2
New uses for the skills of artisan bookbinders have been devised in the form of the beautiful DODOcase Classic For iPad 3/iPad 2 hardcover protective case that is both durable and stylish.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 29 August 2012  |  View Comments

Effing Worms 2
Instead of being the one running away from the horror you can be the horror in this action-packed casual game (that only has one worm, although the title would lead you to believe otherwise). Bonus fun: eat bazooka marines riding cows.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 13 August 2012  |  View Comments

The DK Army
After years of traversing university life with the aid of Wikipedia and Google a chance encounter with a Dorling Kindersley book conjures thoughts of the good old days when learning meant going to the Windhoek Public Library and fighting to the death for the right to borrow a DK book.
By: Rémy Ngamije  |  Posted: 6 August 2012  |  View Comments

The Dark Knight Rises
Bruce Wayne is broken (and broke) and Batman has forsaken Gotham, though it hardly matters as the city has triumphantly combatted crime and sees itself liberated as a result of the legacy of Harvey Dent. This is Gotham, however, and a new villain who considers himself to be the true liberator of the people is heading to town in director Christopher Nolan's conclusion of the Batman trilogy.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 27 July 2012  |  View Comments

James Fouche: Exploring The Criminal Mind
Crime writers and the crime genre are perennial favourites at the Cape Town Book Fair and this year was no exception. Up-and-coming author James Fouché shared his thoughts on the complexities involved in both delving into the criminal mind and drafting the moral and psychological pen sketch of an antihero while writing a crime noir thriller.
By: Paul Pregnolato  |  Posted: 12 July 2012  |  View Comments

Derryn Campbell's Quest To Make South Africa Awesome
If there is one thing that South Africans can do - and do well - it is grouse about everything from crooked politicians to the less-than-stellar performance of Bafana Bafana, the national men's soccer team. Derryn Campbell's vision of unifying South Africans via her best-selling book Awesome South Africa is a refreshing alternative and visitors to this year's Cape Town Book Fair were able to hear her describe how the book came into being as well as expand upon her vision.
By: Paul Pregnolato  |  Posted: 21 June 2012  |  View Comments

Kilian Martin: Altered Route
Freestyle urban skater Kilian Martin once again demonstrates his skills with the help of a talented director, an atmospheric location, and high-speed photography slowed down to highlight every nuanced move.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 15 June 2012  |  View Comments

Designing The Nokia Lumia 800: An Interview With Stefan Pannenbecker
Behind every tech product and gadget is a team of industrial designers who decide every aspect, from where the buttons should be placed to what materials the product should be manufactured from. Nokia Design's Stefan Pannenbecker tells us a bit about the development of the Nokia Lumia 800.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 30 May 2012  |  View Comments

The Art Of The Brick: 68 LEGO Sculptures By Nathan Sawaya
You may not know the name unless you're particularly a LEGO fan but you'll definitely know the work of Nathan Sawaya, the artist who makes the huge, imaginative, modern-art sculptures and art pieces out of LEGO pieces. Sixty-eight of his sculptures were recently on display in Portland and here's a showcase of what visitors saw.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 22 May 2012  |  View Comments

Billy Galaxy: A Portland Pop-Culture Store With A Collection Of Wonderful Vintage Things
Tucked away behind a small storefront in the centre of Portland, Oregon, is a vast collection of pop-culture memorabilia spanning decades. Best of all, it's all for sale - much of it at very affordable prices.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 30 April 2012  |  View Comments

Moleskine Announces LEGO-Themed Notebooks
Moleskine + LEGO. It was inevitable that the two would be combined. Today the new range of notebooks is officially being launched worldwide with the release of an endearing stop-motion video to advertise the range. We've got that, and more, in this roundup of the new editions.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 1 March 2012  |  View Comments
Category: Books > Features

#Zombies: Followers Of The Dead
Once the zombies start attacking will you be in the middle of the action with weapons at the ready, documenting the proceedings... or organising the survivors? This short parody looks at the rock-star social-media organisers who keep hope alive as the living dead rise.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 23 February 2012  |  View Comments
Category: Screen > Shorts > Reviews

Tech Bytes: Long-Distance Love Connections
From pillows that connect long-distance lovers to remote-controlled waterproof pleasure objects, advances in intimate technologies mean that lovers both near and far can remain connected - sometimes in very surprising (and occasionally disturbing) ways.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 14 February 2012  |  View Comments
Category: Tech > Features

Rich Mulholland Gets A Tattoo: Part 2
In this, the long-awaited second part of Rich Mulholland's tattoo experience, we visit tattoo artist Derek Baker's studio in Cape Town to watch the action and learn more about what goes on behind the scenes. Once again there's blood, colourful language, and art... which pretty much describes a day in the life of most South Africans....
Please Note: Some of the images and the video may not be suitable for sensitive people.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 9 February 2012  |  View Comments
Category: Culture > Features

Tattoos Inspire Art In Body Of Work
What do you get when you combine tattoo-inspired art with tattoo artists? Putt-putt, of course. (Also, art.) The 4th annual Cape Town International Tattoo Convention is about to begin, and festivities kicked off earlier this week with the exhibition Body Of Work.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 26 January 2012  |  View Comments
Category: Culture > Features

Games > Escape
You're trapped in a shaft and the only way out is up in this one-button fast-paced wall-jumping game - but how high can you go? Will you escape?
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 19 January 2012  |  View Comments
Category: Games > Casual > Reviews

Fotoshop By Adobe
Let's start 2012 with some tasteful, entertaining jabs at the beauty industry. Do you want "full lips, sparkling eyes, and lashes that never end"? They can be yours with the aid of Adobé's new range of beauty-regime products.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 16 January 2012  |  View Comments
Category: Screen > Shorts > Reviews