News, Wordpress

Mullenweg: Future of WordPress is ‘shorter, simpler, faster’

mullenweg WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg reckons that the platform he founded is going to have to radically evolve if it's going to succeed on tablets and smartphones. The social media entrepreneur took to his blog to explain what changes the blogging platform, turned Content Management System (CMS) would have to make. In the post, he expresses his belief that WordPress "is seeing growth and innovation in being used as an application platform (I think we’re about a third of the way ...

News

FC Barcelona, Worldreader to send one million e-books to African children

Footballing giant FC Barcelona is teaming up with non-profit company Worldreader in a campaign aimed at getting people to send one-million e-books to school children in Sub-Saharan Africa. The non-profit claims that it is already one-tenth of the way to achieving its goal, having delivered 100 000 e-books into the hands of 1 000 African children since it started operating in 2010. WorldReader claims that "digital technology sharply lowers the cost and complexity of delivering books everywhere. As we ...

Google

13 more of the coolest hidden Google tricks

android zombie gingerbread easter egg Ok, I’ll admit it. I made a mistake. I tried to pack all the awesome hidden Google easter eggs into one article... and, really, there are way more than 17 ‘tricks’ built into Google products or entertaining sites to be found by clicking “I’m feeling lucky”. So, if you’re finished evading the ghosts in Google’s version of Pacman and you’re looking for some more awesomeness, read on. 1. Askew: If you run a Google search for the word “askew”, you may think ...

Humour

5 seriously underrated aspects of social media

Social Media Like you, I once naively thought that social media was used for sharing your life experiences and bonding with close family, friends, and the random people who send friendship requests that you accept for no apparent good reason. But there is so much more to social media, and here are five of the most underrated things that you can experience in-between tweeting about what you just had for lunch and poking people you only vaguely know... 1. Twoogle Twoogle is the great ...

Ecommerce

The future role of digital media and technology in retail

Online Shopping Digital is fusing into our daily lives more and more. As a concept, it will soon disappear in a future where we reminisce about the good old days of offline and online. This fusion is already underway. The mobile evolution continues to provide increasing interaction with richer digital content. While enabling technologies (like NFC) let us to go one-step further and interact with real word objects. These new interactions are fueling not just a mobile, but also a digital revolution. As this ...

Gearburn

Press X to hump — when will sex in games grow up?

Hi. This article is intended for mature readers. There are constant references to sex and because it’s me, I won’t be holding back and, as such, the article is most definitely NSFW. Onto the digital titillation. The idea for this article struck me after I battled the Kayran in The Witcher 2. Geralt and his on-and-off lover Trish celebrate this victory by having vigorous sex in an enchanted elven rose pool. It was pretty much the most graphic, mature and honest ...

Android, Apple, Mobile

80% of new phones ship with Android or iOS [Report]

We’ve written about how large Android and iOS’ combined slice of the smartphone market is before. It doesn't look like that situation's about to change any time soon. Even in a shrinking mobile phone market, the two operating systems have managed to carve out a considerable lead for themselves. In fact, new research from tech analysis company IDC suggests that over 80% of smartphones shipped in the first quarter of 2011 rocked one of the two OS’. The company’s figures ...

News

Yahoo! Axis is actually pretty cool

Yahoo! Axis Yahoo!'s newly launched Axis web exploration and search tool isn't what you'd expect from a company that's been in corporate turmoil over the past few months. In fact, it's pretty damn impressive. Axis is both a mobile browser and a desktop plugin that gives people visual search results as they type. In the desktop version, Axis comes in the form of a little black pill that nestles in the bottom left corner of your browser. Hover over it and extends ...

Video

John Malkovich uses Siri and it’s kinda creepy [Video]

If there's one thing that John Malkovich excels at, it's playing John Malkovich. He reprises that role in two ads for Apple's voice assistant app Siri. The first features the logo of US carrier Verizon, and features the actor using Siri to find out about the weather, search for restaurants, and to tell a joke. Malkovich appears to find the joke hilarious, which is worrying. The second ad, which has AT&T's logo on it, shows Malkovich asking ...

Memes

8 of our favourite ‘Spear of the Nation’ memes

John Terry Zuma The media has been obsessed with the developments in South African president Jacob Zuma's Lenin-esque nude portrait saga. Brands and consumers alike have meanwhile taken to social media with offerings of their Spear of the Nation memes. Below is a selection of our favourites. 1. Gabriel's image is hard to absorb Gabriel employs shock tactics. 2. John Terry A meme within a meme. 3. Helen Zille Tit for tat: the leader of the opposition is unknowingly pulled into the paint-slinging affair. 4. Spear Spies Sports meets politics. ...

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