TEBOGO TSHWANE: Last Friday the Sci-Enza hosted the Bloodhound Supersonic Car (SSC) driving experience.
Attendees had the opportunity to drive a simulated version of the Bloodhound SSC. The simulator instrumentation was an accurate copy of the car. The only difference is that people do not experience the +2 times force of gravity when accelerating or -3 when decelerating.
DOMINIC SKELTON: The rAge expo, held annually at the Coca-Cola Dome, offered South African gamers, techno-fundis and geeks a look at what is happening in the world of computers and technology today.
As you walk into the massive circular structure that is the Coca-Cola Dome, you feel as if you are walking into the Colosseum of gaming and it is time to take your pick from new and up-and-coming entertainment. The event was very well-attended by a diverse group of people, all of whom seemed to revel in the plethora of technological products on offer.
Nontobeko Gumede: As Rhodents we all enjoy our fair share of partying whether it involves drinking or the simple social gathering but some of us are not as out-going as others. If you have trouble striking up a conversation with other party guests because of a little stage fright then you definitely need some encouragement to help the life flow right out of you making you the focus of the party.
Known as the Higgs Boson particle, the work of these two physicists was confirmed by discoveries made during the Atlas experiment at CERN’sLarge Hadron Collider.
MELINA MELETAKOS: Saturday saw even more of the capital city’s creatives making their way to the State Theatre for round two of Hello Ambassador. The packed programme on the second day was split in half with a mini street festival in between. A number of musicians, beatboxers and dancers entertained the conference attendees over a lunch of fish and chips in the sweltering heat. The festivities attracted the attention of passers-by, who took a break from doing their shopping to enjoy the music.
The second day also saw a number of inspiring speakers take to the stage. Perdeby was there to bring you all the highlights.
Megan Ellis: With the new Xbox One, Playstation 4 and Nintento Wii U already set up as stiff competition , Google has decided to throw its hat into the ring with the development of an Android-based console.
This is according to a report by the Wall Street Journal, which says that the development is a pre-emptive move to counter a future Apple device rumoured to be under consideration.
Dimpho Moletsane: Microsoft has finally introduced the successor to its (very) successful home gaming console: The Xbox One! Including a redesigned gamepad, Blu Ray and running 3 operating systems, “all your entertainment, all in one” seems to be a very apt description of Redmond’s 3rd Generation gaming and media console.
Ash Erasmus: With Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game’s (MMORPG’s) continually growing, both in South Africa and beyond, it is no surprise that The Elder Scrolls Online is one of the most anticipated games of 2013.
As both The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion and The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim were and remain cult classics, Bethesda is no doubt feeling the pressure mount. How will the series cope with an online context?