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Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 review: the great desktop pretender

Thinkpad-lead-option-two Lenovo's enormous ThinkPad Tablet 2 calls itself the true business tablet. But as in Game of Thrones, there's always "one true king" trying to claim that illustrious iron throne. How does it perform, who's it for and what's a ThinkPad? There's only question you need to ask though, is this 10.1-inch Windows 8.1 tablet worth your time? What I liked Lenovo's made a big, strong tablet that can easily withstand the daily knocks of life. My general tablet routine has me throwing ...

Social media

Your social media schedule: it’s about more than sending out posts at the right time

Clock Do you know where to find your target audience on the social web? If you are into social media marketing, I'm sure you have seen this question many times on presentations, videos, infographics, blog posts, articles, and books related to social media. Social media is still very new to many and somewhat of a game. You publish a new update or blog post and then visit a specific social media channel in the hopes of connecting with some of the best ...

Twitter

Big data toting Germans get some big Twitter numbers with World Cup win

wctotaltweetsfinal_Total_Tweets As the 2014 World Cup kicked off, we told you about how the Germans were making use of big data tools as they sought to claim football's ultimate crown for the fourth time. A month later, they had managed just that thanks to an extra time goal by substitute Mario Gotze. Along the way, they managed to cause some serious Twitter traffic. The final itself saw 32-million tweets, with Gotze the most mentioned player on the German side and, unsurprisingly, ...

Twitter

The German football team really, really likes their World Cup trophy

ozil In case you didn't know, Germany (after a three tournament attempt) has finally clinched the deal and taken the FIFA World Cup trophy home. This team that has come so close in previous years has finally done it and all of Germany rejoiced. After such a long wait, it is understandable that the German team would react emotionally to the win. We didn't realise they would get this emotional. Thing is, they loved winning so much that the trophy seems ...

Video

Old enemies, new monsters: the new full length Doctor Who trailer is out

Doctor Who trailer We were left with the last glimpses of Matt Smith and newcomer Peter Capaldi's creepy eyes at the end of the last season, and it seems the wait will be worth it. Yep, the full-length official trailer for the BBC's Doctor Who is out, and it provides a glimpse into an eighth season which looks dark and exciting. Come August 23, the sci fi series will kick off again with a new lead character, with Capaldi taking the role of the ...

Ventureburn

‘Work is a sideline. Live the holiday’: welcome to the cult of entrepreneurship

Seth-Rotherham-book I have a penchant for books about entrepreneurship and starting a business from almost nothing. Books about ideas, making those ideas work for you and the importance of building a sustainable company. So when I got asked to review Seth Rotherham's foray into the world of lessons learnt from starting an online business I thought, why not? The book, titled Work is a Sideline. Live the holiday, arrived at my desk via a messenger fairy with a note of thanks ...

Video

Strangers making out with each other not enough? Well now you can watch them undress

Strangers undressing You might remember a video making the rounds a few months back that purported to show pairs of strangers kissing for the first time. You might also remember thinking that the cast was suspiciously good-looking. It turned out that was largely down to the fact that they were models and actors. Now Tatia Pilieva, the director of the first video has turned the dial up a notch by asking a similarly good-looking group of strangers to undress each other. "I ...

Mobile

A war on two fronts: can HTC’s SA comeback model help fix its global problems?

HTC One rear Things haven’t been easy for HTC over the past few years. Actually that’s an understatement. Things have been more or less catastrophic for the Taiwanese company that helped introduce the world to Android. In 2009, HTC was in a pretty good place. It sat just below Apple and above Samsung in terms of global marketshare, with all three looking solidly poised to challenge the dominance of Nokia and BlackBerry, the then kings of the emerging smartphone space. Five years later, ...

Ventureburn

Say hello to DEMO Africa’s top 40 tech startups of 2014

DEMO-Africa-2013 DEMO Africa has just announced the 40 chosen tech startups that will launch their product on the DEMO Africa stage in September 2014. The finalists come from all over the continent with 14 startups from Nigeria followed by Kenya, Ghana and Egypt. According to the event organisers more than 400 applications were received, proving that there is great ambition in the local tech scene. Nigeria's Minister for Communication Technology, Honourable Mrs Omobola Johnson, elaborates: Read more on Ventureburn.

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Khusela wins Seedstars Cape Town with this savvy fire-detection device

Khusela-device In the past few weeks, the global Seedstars World competition has been making its rounds across Africa in an effort to find the most impressive startups from emerging markets to compete with each other in Geneva, Switzerland. The regional trip recently rounded off in Cape Town, with Khusela being awarded first prize for having developed a low-cost, innovative fire-detection device. Mainly designed with condensed housing such as shanty towns in mind, Khusela has created a proactive early-warning system. Khusela means ...

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