Miss us yet? We’re still lying in bed nursing turkey and wine hangovers, or something like that. Yes, we know Christmas was two days ago, but we can eat a lot of turkey and drink a lot of wine. Even the teetotallers and vegans on the htxt.africa team.

So, while we recuperate, let’s continue with our journey through the last few months. What happened in October? From a gadget point of view, it was probably the huge updates to almost everything in Apple’s line-up, but what really interested us? What were the things we spent time over, exploring, finding out about and writing?

  • Gaming show rAge at the Dome in Randburg kicked off the month, and tens of thousands of gamers turned up to be speechified, play early demos of games and take part in a massive LAN event. Our eye was taken, however, with the customised PCs that players brought with them to compete. And by one especially.
  • The team from Swiss research lab CERN that discovered the Higgs Bosun, aka the God particle which holds the universe together, won the Nobel prize. We had a look at some of the computer systems that made the discovery possible.
  • We went inside South Africa’s first digital-only government school, where teachers have thrown away textbooks in favour of tablets. Brave or foolhardy? Our thoughts are here.
  • Speaking of schools, this South African organisation has come up with a novel method for teaching maths that looks an awful lot like PC gaming classic, SimCity. Intrigued? We know you are.
  • And finally, Deon looked back on 74 years of Batman history. The caped crusader is way above pensionable age, and shows no signs of slowing down.

Did we miss any big events in September? Let us know below.

Adam is the Editorial Director at htxt media. He has been writing about technology for almost two full decades now. In a previous life, he was the editor of PC Format and Digital Camera Shopper in the UK, before going on to work as a freelance journalist for seven years. His work has appeared in or on Stuff, The Guardian, Linux Format, TechRadar, Wired.co.uk, PC Gamer, Green Futures, The Journalist, The Ecologist and The Review. Adam moved to South Africa in 2012 and loves 3D printers, MakerFairs and tech hubs. He hates seafood. None of his friends remember this when cooking.