By Imran Khan
Everyone who likes gadgets has probably owned a radio controlled toy at some point in their lives, whether it was one of those two button radio controlled cars that just went backwards and forwards, or a multi channel aeroplane model. In the past, to control your models you needed a chunky radio and a matching receiver. The idea of controlling something wirelessly just has a unique thrill associated with it and radio controlled toys are now moving to the next level.
Application control has taken over and you can now find toys like helicopters, drones and model cars that can be controlled by any smart phone or tablet. Our favourite toy out now is the four axis AR Drone 2.0, manufactured by Parrot. They were one of the first companies to pioneer application control for their Drone models. So how does it actually work? When you buy an APP controlled device, you will need to download the control software to your phone or tablet. You then pair your phone or tablet via your WIFI connection to the model. From that point, you can control your favourite model via your Smartphone. The positive to this is multiple users can play with devices at the same time without interference and you can control your model virtually if it has an onboard camera.
African Blog Awards
Entries are now open for the African Blogger Awards. The African Blogger Awards was launched last year and aims to measure online and social influencers’ reach and influence through data analysis. There are five overall awards which include:
Top Instagrammer; Top Twitter Profile; Top YouTuber; Top Blogger; and the Best Page Award. The awards have already outgrown these and there are now 36 extra category awards offered which include; lifestyle, travel and finance.
If you are a Blogger or Social Influencer you can enter by creating a profile on Webfluential before April 9. Don’t forget to spread the word on Twitter with the handle: @African_Blogger.
‘Mortal Kombat X’
‘Mortal Kombat X’ is on its way to South African retailers’ shelves. You can either order it online, or wait until April 14, when it will officially be in stores. It will be released on PC, PS4, Xbox One and PS3.
The big questions is: “Will your PC handle it?” The latest ‘Mortal Kombat’ game asks for some really high specs and that it just to the run the game on minimum requirements. You will need 25 gigabytes of free hard drive space, a Geforce GTX 460 and an i5 processor. It is recommended that you run the game on an i7 processor with a Geforce GTX 660 or higher and 40 gigabytes of hard drive space.
Games are definitely getting more demanding for a PC fan, which actually makes us consider getting a console. However, the thrill of building a PC rig that can stand up to demanding software will never get old.
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