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Automating your home? Don’t make yourself easy prey for hackers

Home automation While the increasing use of home automation technology to create your version of a ‘smart house’ may be all the trend and seem practical, the flipside is that once an automation system is established and can be operated remotely online, then chances are it can be hacked. A growing trend in electronics is to have them integrate with your home network in order to provide potentially useful features such as automatic updates or to extend the usefulness of existing technologies such ...

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30 useful tools for efficient management of your ecommerce startup

Ecommerce Ecommerce startups face many challenges while managing their business operations. They have to work with a limited number of personnel and budget. They face difficulty in convincing people to buy their products. These businesses have to compete unfavourably against their better placed and more resourceful competitors. Shipping costs, taxation, invoicing, inventory management and effective customer support are some of their prime concerns, though there can be many other issues to deal with. But they can still pull off things if they ...


Exploding Kittens is now the largest Kickstarter campaign ever

Kittens There's one thing no one can deny: the internet loves its cats more than anything out there. With more than 100 000 backers having contributed over US$4-million in just one week, the Exploding Kittens card game has just become the largest ever Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign. And it still has more than 22 days to go. With major influencers such as the Oatmeal's Matthew Inman and game designers Elan Lee and Shane Small behind the project, the campaign reached its funding goal of ...

Apple, News

Apple’s latest quarter was the biggest in world history

iphone-6-458159_1280 Apple has just reported its results for the first quarter of 2015 and they're the biggest in history. Not just Apple's history though: the Cupertino-based giant had the most successful quarter out of any company in history. Its quarterly revenue stood at a massive US$74.6-billion, with its net profit for the quarter reaching US$18-billion. In the same quarter a year ago, it brought in US$57.6-billion in revenue and net profit of US$13.1-billion. The results were predominantly fueled by record iPhone ...


Taylor Swift shakes off hackers on her Twitter and Instagram account

Taylor Swift Taylor Swift’s Twitter and Instagram accounts were broken into yesterday. The songster's Twitter account was the first to go, with the hacker tweeting out a suggestion that her 51 million followers follow someone who claimed to be a leader of Lizard Squad -- the hacking group which recently hacked into the Air Malaysia site and claims to have caused yesterday's Facebook and Instagram outage. Taylor Swift, with all her majestic powers, always finds a way to stay in the news. ...

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How EWN used data journalism to give context to Soweto attacks

Untitled1 Xenophobic attacks broke out in Soweto last week spreading to other areas around Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and Khayelitsha in the Western Cape. News organisations were quick to report on the killings as tension was still brewing between local and foreign business owners. But beyond the headlines and live crossings, it was easy to think the violence was isolated to a few hot spots. Context and the sheer geography of the attacks were hard to grasp, even if you read all you could find ...

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10 slides that tell you everything you need to know about the South African digital landscape

South Africa digital Ask someone to list the world's most connected countries and they'll most likely rattle off names like South Korea, China and -- if they're unaware of the vagaries of cable companies in that country -- the US. One country they're fairly unlikely to mention is South Africa. That sort of makes sense too. After all, the country's average broadband speed is just 3.6Mbps. That's significantly slower than the 4.5Mbps global average and a veritable snail's pace compared with the 25.3Mbps ...






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