Want to get your hands on Google Glass? Download, download, download

Glass If you're in South Africa, you've got a couple of options when it comes to getting your hands on Google Glass: you could order a pair from leading ecommerce outlet Takealot, as long as you've got R27 000 to burn, or you could spend the next month downloading as much as humanly possible. In what has to be one of the crazier competitions we've ever heard of, South African internet service provider Web Africa is giving anyone who downloads more ...


Will Power conquers IndyCar Series: 6 moments you missed in motorsport this weekend

Will Power There are just too many wonderful motorsport events and series to fit into a comparatively short weekend. Sadly because of this, many exciting moments go unnoticed to the oblivious racing fan. But that’s a thing of the past, thanks to Motorburn's new weekly series. The weekend has drawn to a swift close and with it comes Monday (gawk!), a brand new month and a bag-full of great motor-racing action. Although there was no Formula 1 or WEC in session this weekend, the ...

Mobile apps

Al Jazeera wants you to help make storytelling better using apps

Al Jazeera We use apps for a lot of things: entertainment, communication, sharing and so much more. There's a reason, after all, that the various mobile operating systems' app stores contain millions of apps and have seen billions of app downloads. One area where both mobile and web apps could do with constant innovation however is in the field of story-telling. It's pretty pleasing therefore that the Innovation and Research group at Al Jazeera Media Network has kicked off its first major ...

Advertising & Marketing

7 red flags that should tell you it’s time to change agencies

Bang-flag Marketing agencies have been having a tough time of late. Specifically the traditional agencies who are having to get to grips with new business models and new ways of delivering value to their clients. Digital marketing is arguably the biggest ongoing disruption to the marketing industry since the advent of; well; since the advent of something else that was particularly disrupting. If your marketing agency ever utters any of the following seven things; it might be time to drop it for ...


The Jabra Sport Wireless+: run away

Jabra-Sport-Wireless+ The greatest thing any piece of technology can hope for is to solve a problem, to make our lives just a little bit easier. It's a noble aim and one that has resulted in some of the greatest leaps forward in human history. Trouble is, even the best of intentions can't save a piece of technology trying to solve a problem that, at best, barely exists. It's a thought that's crossed my mind multiple times during my review period with the ...


Here are 3 negotiation tips for a good startup exit deal

et The day has come. You've founded, built and decided to sell your company. It's been your baby for a few years and you're happy to let it go for new challenges, whatever your reasons. Already up for sale and marketed by business brokers, a few buyers have expressed interest. Now this is where it get very interesting. I have sat in meetings selling my own company or project and I have sat in meetings potentially buying or investing in companies. I ...


4 top BYOD security risk prevention tips

Device pile The BYOD trend is here to stay, with employers increasingly embracing its benefits, such as lower hardware costs, extended customer access to employees and staff satisfaction. According to industry analyst Gartner, by 2017 over half of all employers will require employees to use their own devices for work purposes. But despite growing acceptance of the BYOD phenomenon, serious security concerns remain, including the possibility of data falling into the wrong hands via lost or stolen devices or lax security practices ...


Who’s most keen for the iPhone 6? In the US, the answer’s pretty much what you’d expect

iPhone-5S If the massive lines of people you see queuing outside the company's flagship stores every time a new iPhone goes on sale were anything to go by, you'd expect the answer to the question "who's going to upgrade to the iPhone 6?" to be somewhere close to "everyone". In truth though, it's a little bit more complicated than that. The most likely iPhone users to upgrade are those with the oldest phones. Well, that's in the US at any rate ...

Apple, News

Get a drone’s-eye view of Apple’s up-and-coming Spaceship campus

Apple-Campus-2 Recent footage shot using a drone and a GoPro, shows us a 360 bird's eye view of Apple's new campus, aptly referred to as Campus 2 or Spaceship. The construction site, located in Cupertino, looks more like a massive launch pad, resembling a disc of some sort. There has been a lot of speculation about the spaceship-like building, with


Celebs get hacked, nude pics spread across the web

Jennifer Lawrence A slew of of private photographs, including some nudes, allegedly belonging to female celebrities have spread across the web and Twitter following an apparent intrusion of their iCloud accounts. The images started circulating on Sunday, with members of the messaging board 4Chan claiming responsibility for the hack, with victims purportedly including Victoria Justice, Emily Browning, Kate Bosworth, Jenny McCarthy, Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton. In the immediate aftermath however, a number of the women affected stated that the images were ...






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