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TECHNOBYE for 21 August 2015

South Africa’s latest video on demand service was launched in Johannebsurg this week. ShowMax a subsidiary of Naspers launched on Wednesday with a content catalogue, which totals more than 10,000 hours, spans major production studios from across the globe as well as local African content. This brings ShowMax customers two unique benefits – a library many multiples larger than those currently available via local services, and also African content not available via services originating outside the continent.

ShowMax is available via a wide range of smart devices with an Internet connection. This includes mobile phones and tablets via iOS and Android apps, laptop and desktop computers using a range of web browsers, and Samsung and LG smart TVs.

ShowMax is offering a seven-day trial period, with free access to the entire library in order to test the service. The ongoing cost of subscription is R99 per month, which allows access via five different devices. Two different video streams may be watched simultaneously on separate devices using the single monthly subscription.

www.showmax.com

The MythBusters team of Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman recently did a very interesting experiment for their Discovery Channel TV show. They wanted to see if drivers drove better using a Bluetooth hands free kit vs holding your cell phone while driving. They used drivers in total. 15 of the drivers drove using Bluetooth and the other 15 drove talking and holding the phone in one hand. The results were really surprising as it showed that statistically both methods were dangerous and a hand free kit was no safer.

http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/mythbusters/videos/hands-free-vs-handheld-minimyth/

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