Future Trends

The rise of IP cameras: why surveillance is increasingly online

Surveillance As the cost of bandwidth goes down, the appeal of IP-based camera systems goes up for companies that require a flexible, cost-effective surveillance solution with enhanced functionalities such as remote accessibility and better scalability. Within CCTV (closed-circuit television) surveillance images are captured and recorded on a digital video recorder (DVR), with the images being relayed through analogue cables going from the cameras to the DVR in the surveillance room. IP-based surveillance cameras store their data on more common PC ...

News, Samsung

Samsung expects a poor quarterly profit, smartphones wearing it down

Samsung Curved UHD TVs Samsung is expecting its quarterly profits to punch in at 4.1-trillion won (US$3.8-billion) -- that's about 60% down from last year's 10.2-trillion won forecast. The tech company seemingly has its fingers in all pies on the market -- from televisions to smartphones, smartwatches and processors. The latter seems to be where it's placing its bets going forward, nudging away from its poor performing mobile sector. A report by Counterpoint Research in July highlighted the company's struggle to keep up with the likes ...


Join the movement of technological innovation [SPONSORED]

MWOT MyWorld of Tomorrow is an opportunity for a continent to converge under a single roof, creating an African led movement of global technological innovation. Hosted by Business Connexion, MyWorld of Tomorrow is more than an event, but rather a label to a movement and a calling card to a community of innovative thinkers and doers, where stories of technological innovation and its impact on our world of tomorrow can be experienced. MyWorld of Tomorrow is the foremost platform for interaction and knowledge ...


Jules Bianchi in critical condition after crash: 6 moments you missed in motorsport this weekend

Jules-Bianchi-Marussia-650x350 There are just too many 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 weekly roundup. “Wonderful” wouldn’t be a fitting way to describe this weekend’s events. While everyone in the Formula 1 paddock geared up for the torrential rain brought about by Japan’s seasonal weather systems, there were on track incidents that called into ...


Wiki Loves Africa competition asks for photos, videos and audio of African Cuisine

WikilovesAfrica Wiki Loves Africa is an annual competition that encourages Africans to enter media from photographs, video and audio. The competition seeks to bring together and bring to light fragments of life that are alien to one another. This year’s competition allows through photographs, video and audio people to share their African cuisine thus sharing their souls. For this year of 2014 the theme for the contest is ‘African cuisine’. Africa has a conflicted relationship with food. It is one of ...

General Tech

Why we should be grateful to tech for helping unveil the mysteries beneath Stonehenge

stone-henge For as long as many of us can remember, Stonehenge has been a mystery. Located in the Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, England, this stone arrangement has puzzled people for hundreds of years. The world’s earliest archeologists were intrigued by Stonehenge and what it could possibly mean, and in the centuries that followed there are still many questions left to be answered. Even though plenty of educated guesses and analyses have been conducted on the Neolithic landmark, questions are still being asked ...

Advertising & Marketing, Social media

3 things you need to remember when measuring the success of your social campaign

Rulers "How are we going to measure the effectiveness of our social media marketing campaign?". This question is often asked when people are starting out with social media for marketing purposes. To cut the chase, social media isn't a marketing method that delivers clear results and benefits - especially if you want to measure the ROI of your campaign. This medium is most likely the hardest medium to measure, but there are ways of doing it if you know how. During the ...


Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS review: knockout king

SS-logo Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (yes, that's its actual name) is what those in the business call " extremely fun". It's an incredibly varied, accessible and detailed fighter with more than 50 characters, lovingly crafted to look and feel like the games they've been pinched from. Pikachu squeaks when it launches a lightening bolt. Link of Legend of Zelda fame yells as he whirlwinds towards Mario, and Sonic whizzes with the gusto of his Sega Genesis days. Super Smash Bros. is, ...


SweepSouth is the lean cleaning company your home has been looking for

SweepSouth1 The next wave of ecommerce is very definitely service oriented. Apart from the group of taxi and online entertainment focused services, just a few weeks ago we wrote about Cape Town's WumDrop, which is looking to disrupt the local courier industry. We've also written about Washrr -- a platform that collects your dirty clothes and brings you clean ones. Needless to say, there is a definite trend here. People want what they want, now. Read more on Ventureburn.

Advertising & Marketing, Social media

A retort: why brands and publishers should stay on Facebook

Facebook As a social media manager, this is my argument against my colleague Ashraf Stakala’s -- a Digital Project Manager -- case for why brands and publishers should start leaving Facebook. Algorithm changes: a win-win situation Often Facebook is seen as a monster but I believe Facebook still has a lot to give. Yes, organic reach is currently at 5%, but Zuckerberg and his team still have the users’ experience as their primary objective. This is something ALL brands should appreciate ...






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