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This David Cameron rap video is the best piece of political propaganda you’ll see today

David Cameron rap Some things are just meant to be. This parody video of British Prime Minister David Cameron rapping to Eminem's "Lose Yourself" is one of those things. The video, compiled by YouTube artist Casetteboy is a mash-up of clips taken from various Cameron speeches and is designed to show off the worst of his party's policies. It does contain strong language, but given the backing track, that's hardly unexpected right?

Africa, Interviews

African women in tech: Rebecca Enonchong on concealing her role as founder

Rebecca_Enonchong "For a long time, to obtain enterprise customers, I concealed the fact that I owned the company. I never lied about it, but I never volunteered that information. My business card didn't even have a title" -- Rebecca Enonchong. Where are the women in tech? Who are the women building technology or working in technology in Africa? These questions and many more are asked on a daily basis. When it comes to technology in Africa, the general consensus is that ...

Gearburn

Sony Xperia M2 review: mid-range phone with high-end reliability

Sony-Xperia-M2-Phone-1 When Sony bailed on the television and laptop world to focus solely on mobile phones, it seemed a strange choice. Considering what a massive success those two spheres of its business used to be, Sony had become the Japanese Microsoft, cutting infected limbs from its damaged torso before it ground to a sepsis-ridden halt. But you know what? Dedicating itself to producing great mobile phones was an absolutely brilliant idea. Read more on Gearburn.

Ventureburn

Why diasporas are emerging markets’ top assets when it comes to tech

Dandelion-wind Our world is on the move, as more and more people are qualified as migrants by statistical organizations. And it's growing fast. In 1990, there were 154 million migrants, versus 232 millions in 2004. How does this impact or serve the development of tech ecosystems in the emerging markets? Well, quite well, and stories from Iran, Lebanon and Nigeria will make it a bit more real. Iran: when top engineers look back to the home country The story of engineering in Iran ...

General Tech

5 big data myths that need to be busted right away

Data Center Over the past couple of years, big data -- the all-encompassing term for any collection of data sets so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process using traditional data processing applications -- has received so much attention that it's become difficult to separate the hype from the genuinely useful information. It's also become difficult to know exactly how best to use that data. In the best instances, it can help solve massive problems (and win World Cups) and ...

Security

South Africans beware, cybercriminals are coming for you

Ninja Hacker Until recently, cybercriminals have tended to target countries with higher national income levels, according to the Global Cost of Cybercrime report, compiled by Intel-owned McAfee software on behalf of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). “This may change as low-income countries increase their access and use of the Internet for commercial purposes and as cybercriminals continue to refocus onto mobile platforms, the preferred source for connectivity in the developing world.” Greg Griessel, Consulting Systems Engineer Security Solutions, Cisco South ...

News, Social media

Where would Facebook’s rumoured healthcare service leave user privacy?

facebook1 Facebook is reportedly in talks with medical industry experts to develop a healthcare product or feature for its 829-million daily active users. While this might change the healthcare industry as we know it, where should the line be between public and private user information? Anonymous sources familiar with the matter told Reuters that Facebook is exploring creating online support communities that would connect users suffering from various ailments. Furthermore, the company is also looking into preventative care applications to help improve ...

General Tech

The weekly roundup: Windows 10, GoPro 4 and Kenyan startups

Windows-10 Welcome to BurnMedia's "The Weekly Roundup" with Mich Atagana and Jason Bechervaise, a weekly podcast in which they discuss the week's events in the world of technology and startups. This week, Windows 10 is on everyone's mind and what it means for Microsoft as a company. Does the new beautifully designed operating system mean for the tech giant? A new focus on consumers and the individual user rather than companies and enterprise? GoPro also made its own announcements with the launch ...

Infographic, Social media

6 ways to avoid the dark side of social media [Infographic]

Darth Side We live in a social world. If Facebook's billions of users aren't evidence enough of that, or the swarms of articles on social media on this site aren't enough to convince you of that, consider the fact that one of the first things the Chinese government did when protests started erupting across Hong Kong was to block Instagram. Social has changed the way we interact with brands, friends and the world at large. It's helped inspire revolutions and has been ...

News

EU says yes to Facebook’s Whatsapp acquisition

Facebook Whatsapp Facebook is one step closer to officially owning WhatsApp after EU regulators approved the US$19-billion purchase. The regulators decided that the two were not "close competitors", clearing the way for Facebook to lay claim to WhatsApp's 600-million users, a valuable addition to its own 1.3-billion users. In its remarks on the deal, the commission says: “The European Commission has authorised, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed acquisition of WhatsApp Inc. by Facebook, Inc., both of the United ...

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