It is another hot, long week here in South Africa and the africast arrives yet again to talk about all the new tech out in the world.
Some of the most popular of that new tech is the next generation of consoles. Hardware from both Microsoft and Sony is out in the wild and we have access to the latter.
Arguably less exciting hardware is that from DStv with its Explora Ultra decoder being in bed with the enemy with built-in support for Netflix.
In the last news roundup item this week, we’re still plugging hours into Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla. Hear our early thoughts as we get closer to finishing this mammoth Ubisoft title.
Our main feature this week is Apple and its decision to ditch Intel to make its own M1 processors for its new lineup of devices.
While early synthetic tests of the M1 have proven promising, the prospect of reinventing the wheel when it comes to processors is a scary one, both for Apple and its consumers. We discuss these problems, as well as roadblocks down the line when this technology tries to come to more powerful desktops.
Mentioned in this africast:
- [GALLERY] A closer look at the PlayStation 5 and DualSense controller
- [VIDEO] Unboxing the Sony PlayStation 5
- DStv launches Explora Ultra featuring 4K and Netflix support for R2499
- Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla – Review Diary Part 1
- Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla – Review Diary Part 2
- Apple’s first Mac-focused silicon is called the M1
- Apple debuts new Mac Mini, Air and Pro with the M1 SoC
- NSFAS tender notebooks cost between R3863 and R6200 each