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The latest OK Go music video is shot with a drone and it is beyond amazing

OK Go In a just universe, OK Go, the American alternative rock band from Chicago, Illinois, would be solemnly known as the deity of music videos. The group never disappoints when it comes to filming them. Remember the epic 'Here it goes again' or 'This too shall pass', 'Skyscrapers' or 'End Love'? Well, difficult as it is to believe, they have released a new video which is beyond epic. The new video is for OK Go's song 'I won't let you down' and it ...

Africa, General Tech

3 very important ways technology is being employed to fight Ebola

Ebola Ebola has been causing, especially in West Africa, much heartache and has turned into an epidemic. Apart from Nigeria, the only country that appeared to have successfully dealt with the deadly disease, other countries seem to be struggling and the amounts of people dying are rising at an alarming rate. Up until 22 October 2014, according to World Health Organisation, about 9915 cases had been reported with 5481 laboratory confirmed cases and about 4555 total deaths. Since the epidemic ...

Gearburn

Meet Alice’s Dystopia: South Africa’s first all-female ‘League of Legends’ team

Alices-Dystopia-MaDHatters-LoL In a world dominated by males between the age of 15 and 25, League of Legends suffers from an identity crisis. Although it's one of the world's most popular MMOs, about 90% of the user base roots itself in this static demographic, so coming across a group that bucks this trend is both refreshing and groundbreaking. MaDHatter's Alice's Dystopia, as noted on the team's offical page, is "the first all female League of Legends team in South Africa to climb their ...

Ecommerce, Mobile

7 reasons why online shopping is only going to get more mobile

Mobile buying In recent years, people have more or less gotten adjusted to the idea of technology and all the changes that come along with it. The advancement in digital arena has helped break the barrier where online shopping has become so easy and powerful that billions of dollars are now being spent online. The gradual surge in online shopping is directly proportional to the advancement in technology that is used in smartphones, all major mobile phone vendors such as Samsung, Apple, ...

Apple, Mobile, News

Tim Cook calls Apple Pay a success with 1 million sign-ups in first 3 days

Apple-pay Just three days after Apple's new and exciting payment technology Apple Pay launched last week, over 1 million bank cards had already been signed onto the service. Apple CEO Tim Cook dubbed this a major sign of long-term success for the NFC-based mobile payment system despite some brands rejecting the service in their stores. While only available in the US for now, Apple Pay enables people with an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus to pay for goods and services ...

News, YouTube

50% of YouTube’s traffic is now from mobile

YouTube iPad YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki has revealed that 50% of views on YouTube now come from mobile phones and tablets. This is impressive growth considering that mobile accounted for 40% of YouTube videos last year and only comprised six percent of views on the video-sharing platform as of 2011. “Mobile is super important. I think it’s important for every business right now,” Wojcicki said. Wojcicki is correct, and one only has to look at other platforms to realise how big the number of ...

Video

James Franco’s new Motorola Droid ad is totally bizarre

James Franco Technology ads are getting very weird. Just take a look at the clip for the Motorola Droid Turbo posted by actor, polymath and artist James Franco. The ad shows Franco being filmed by a fan while wearing a button down shirt, before smiling menacingly and disappearing. He then reappears from the opposite direction, takes a snap using the Droid Turbo and once again disappears. On watching, it's not entirely clear how the video is meant to sell people on ...

General Tech

3D printer sales to grow ten-fold by 2018

3D printed horse Over the past couple of years, we've heard plenty of stories about people making incredible objects using 3D printers. From guns to model asteroids, make-up and Google Glass replicas, the limits of the medium can sometimes only seem constrained by the depths of the human imagination. But with all that promise, just how well are 3D printers selling? Well according to technology research house Gartner, sales are currently still pretty small with 217 000 units expected to ship in 2015, ...

Motorburn

Marc Marquez, Pechito Lopez send records flying: 7 moments you missed in motorsport this weekend

Marc-Marquez-Malaysia-2014 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. Right. Here we go again. Another weekend has passed by like Marc Marquez on his hot lap, or Jari-Matti Latvala on a special stage. It's unfortunate that the weekend couldn't be four days long instead of three, because there are ...

Motorburn

Your future car could also be your first robot: here’s why

Transformers Bumble Bee The first real robot you own could very well be the same machine that ferries you to and from work everyday. Unfortunately for the adolescent dreamer in all of us, that doesn't mean we'll be driving around in cars that can magically transform into robot warriors intent on defending the Earth. What it really means, if tech research company Gartner is to be understood, is that autonomous cars -- which it believes are much closer to reality than we think ...

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