Video, YouTube

10 Weirdly useful things you can learn from YouTube

YouTube iPad YouTube abounds with information, some useful, some completely useless, and some that defies all reason to exist. You can find videos on how to pour beer, shower and tie your shoes in the correct way. Who knew that you’d been doing it wrong all this time? There are also hints on how to take apart an ATM, cheat on a test and stalk your ex-girlfriend. None of which is advisable, but you can still learn how to do ...

Entrepreneurship, Startups

5 Tips for taking your tech startup from big idea to business success

Flowchart on a chalk board with world globe Throughout the world, and particularly in emerging market countries, the entrepreneurial landscape remains notoriously difficult to navigate, with an estimated 80% of small businesses failing to sustain themselves for a period of longer than five years. However, with an increasing percentage of jobs now being directly attributable to small business ventures, financial backers in both private and public sectors are slowly starting to acknowledge the substantial impact of entrepreneurial activity on a nation’s economy. Yet, in spite the rising global trend ...

Gearburn

The Toshiba Portégé R380-10R – the beast within

The Toshiba Portégé R380-10R is the first “Ultrabook” (I use inverted commas because the term sickens me) I’ve managed to lay my hands on. It’s thin, dangerously fast and exceedingly powerful. The benchmarks, which I’ll discuss later, paint the picture of laptop ahead of the curve. Let’s find out how I fell in love with the Portégé R380-10R. Overall design For a GPB£1 599 (approximately R19 200) laptop, the crazy price seems unjustified by the flimsy design. The screen, and the hinges attached ...

News

Photoshop now available for iPad 2

Adobe’s photo editing program, Photoshop Touch, is now available for iPad 2. The app was only scheduled to be released today, but reports say it was briefly available in the Australian and New Zealand app stores over the weekend, before being removed ahead of the worldwide release. Photoshop Touch, which was previously only available for Android tablets, is a touch-optimised version of the photo editing program with support for many of the basic tools that users accustomed to the desktop version ...

News

WikiLeaks teams up with Anonymous to release ‘Global Intelligence files’

In an interesting collaborative effort, WikiLeaks has teamed up with everyone's favourite hacktivist group, Anonymous, to release "The Global Intelligence Files". The files, which contain information extracted from 5-million emails belonging to Stratfor, were first published via Pastebin. Stratfor is a "global intelligence" company that bills itself as a "subscription-based provider of geopolitical analysis" which Anonymous hacked late December. WIKILEAKS RELEASE: The Global Intelligence Files. Over 5 million emails wikileaks.org/the-gifiles.ht…— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) February 27, 2012 According to WikiLeaks, the emails date ...

Gearburn

Samsung Galaxy Beam: World’s first smartphone projector

When pocket projectors began to leak out of hardware heaven, it was only a matter of time before smartphones married the idea into their unibody shells. The Samsung Galaxy Beam, a 4-inch mobile phone rocking an “ultra-bright” 15-luman projector is that dream made palpable reality. Yesterday, Samsung announced the Galaxy Beam, just in time for the Mobile World Congress which today opens its doors to the public. Available globally come the second quarter, we take a quick peek at the world’s ...

Video

Ryan Seacrest, Sacha Baron Cohen’s ashy red carpet moment goes viral

The accidental spillage of fake Kim Jong-il ashes on the red carpet before the Academy Awards has the internet in stitches. Television pretty boy Ryan Seacrest was at the receiving end of Sacha Baron Cohen's prank at the Oscars. The actor dressed as General Aladeen from his upcoming movie The Dictator, "accidentally" spilled Kim Jong-il's ashes on an unsuspecting Seacrest who, at the time, was interviewing him on the red carpet. Baron Cohen arrived at the awards ceremony in full ...

News

Opera launches ‘more social’ mobile web browser

Opera doesn't really feature in the web browser landscape. Its mobile browser Opera Mini, on the other hand, is among the most popular. Hardly surprising then, that it should trumpet the release of a new iteration of the latter called Opera Mini Next. The new browser reportedly leverages social through a new feature called the Smart Page. According to Opera, the Smart Page "will take its position alongside Opera’s famous Speed Dial shortcuts and give feature phones smarter access to ...

Gearburn

Video: BlackBerry Torch 9810

BlackBerry is always trying its hardest to push its Torch range of smartphones into the market. Our intrepid gadget journo, Martin Carstens matches his wits against what BlackBerry has to offer. Is the Torch 9810 past its prime? Can it compete with the "best" smartphones on the market such as the Galaxy Nexus and iPhone 4S? Maybe not, but we'll give it a chance, for now. View the video and find out what we think of the BlackBerry Torch 9810 Read ...

Mobile

Nokia is not BlackBerry

Nokia Nokia’s in trouble! BlackBerry is in trouble! There is a tendency, especially among Wall Street talking heads and US tech bloggers who don’t understand anything outside of the Valley, to group underperforming companies together. After all, it makes for great headlines and “everyone” knows the mobile battle is between iPhone and Android. Except it's not. Nokia and Research In Motion (the maker of BlackBerry) cannot compare on size. In its most recent quarter, Nokia shipped 113.5-million devices, totaling revenue of €6-billion (close ...

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