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Social employees can seriously transform your business, here’s how

Social Media icons Anyone who is tech-savvy, has access to the social web, is social and has drive and passion can do wonders for your business. These rising stars should be encouraged and nurtured within your company. If you have social employees that are showing signs of promise, do not discourage the behaviour. Provide them with the platform to blossom and your organisation will reap the benefits. Here are a few things to consider doing for your “rising social stars”. Find a place for ...

Gearburn

Huawei Ascend P7 review: mid-range supremacy

Huawei P7 I'm obsessed with the singularity, a moment in time where the known universe suddenly vanishes as it coalescences into one star-filled mass of pure nothingness. It fascinates me because I like the idea of a galactic reset button. It's a simple way of clearing the mess. Simplicity is beauty itself and impresses when it's in the form of a phone. And I must say that Huawei's Ascend P7 is one of the simplest, most unpretentious phones of 2014. It's a pure ...

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13 tech and geek heroes taking on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

bill-gates-dunked We live in strange times. This past week or two we've probably seen more celebrities getting soaked in ice water than all of our ancestors' combined. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg poured a bucket of ice water over his head last week. Among those he then nominated was Microsoft founder Bill Gates who then challenged Elon Musk. The nominations go on and on. It stretches further to include Apple CEO Tim Cook, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and even the main cast ...

Motorburn

5 racers who didn’t let disability dent their need for speed

Michael Johnson Losing a limb, or a critical sense, is something that strikes fear into the hearts of most fully-abled people. Understandably so too, given that it completely changes the way you interact with the world. Simple things that most people take for granted, like driving a car, suddenly become a lot more complicated at best and nigh on impossible at worst. Except some people tend not to take too kindly to people saying that they can't do something or, even worse, ...

Ventureburn

AppyEverAfter is the wedding app that plans everything from ‘Yes’ to ‘I do’

appy ever after Weddings are a big deal. Rightly so, apart from consolidating love and all that, the wedding market scoops up a massive US$50-billion in the US alone. South African based DevLabs is responsible for AppyEverAfter -- a planning app that wants a slice of this wedding cake. It plans to do so by essentially being a wedding planner in your pocket. The AppyEverAfter project initially started out as a gift registry that would scan barcodes in-store and adds them to your ...

Future Trends

Got a 3D printer? You may be at least 5 years ahead of the curve

3D-printed-heart We've managed to do some pretty amazing things with 3D printers in the last few years, printing out everything from living replicas of Van Gogh's ear to revolutionary casts that make your bones heal faster. There are even relatively affordable 3D printers for kids. Despite that, they're still very much in the domain of the early adopter. I mean think about it, is your mom mulling over getting one any time soon? If technology research house Gartner is to be believed ...

Video

This real-time face mapping projection will make you go ‘woah’

Real time Face Mapping This is just the coolest thing we've seen in a very long time. It's a real-time face mapping projection demo and it looks absolutely incredible. The projection effectively follows the model's face around as she moves, changing what it shows along the way. As The Verge notes, it's as close as you're likely to get to real-life CGI with the projection being almost inseparable from the object it's being shown on. If you don't understand how it works, don't worry. ...

Design

5 things you need to know about becoming an e-learning design pro

Child iPad learning Over the past decade, the significance of e-learning has become increasingly apparent to corporate organisations and educational institutions throughout the world, which has prompted them to make the sensible shift from paper to pixels. This, in turn, has resulted in a massive increase in employment opportunities within the e-learning sector, particularly for specialised positions, like e-learning design. E-learning has evolved from its inception as a fairly boring system of presenting information, into a vibrant and accessible tool. Modules are carefully planned ...

Ventureburn

[Exclusive] Fresh off the Dragons’ Den set: Ventureburn chats to Vinny Lingham

Vinny-photies The announcement of the judges for the South African version of Dragons' Den was pretty much the headline news of the week in the country's entrepreneurial space. The show is set to air in South Africa in the coming months with 13 episodes of startups pitching to the Dragons for investment. One said Dragon, Vinny Lingham, of Yola and Gyft fame, popped round Ventureburn’s Woodstock offices in the Silicon Cape for an interview. Lingham was very hush-hush about any of ...

Gearburn

7 extremely affordable Android smartphones for students

Motorola-Moto-G If you’re still using a regular old “dumb” phone, it might be time to move into the future with a device that’s more up to date. As a student, you’re probably on a limited budget though – so here’s a list of smartphones to be on the lookout for, which can give you a nice set of features at an attractive price. ZTE Blade 3 The Blade 3 certainly has its flaws, but at a price of less than $100, the device ...

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