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‘Facebook rapist’ stalks South Africa’s women

Bester (650 x 413) A man, known as the "Facebook rapist" is being sought by South African police for over 30 crimes, including murder.Most recently, the man, believed to be in his mid-twenties, has been going by the aliases Thomas Bester and Marius Botes. According to South African news site Independent Online (IOL), however, the man is known to have up to 13 identities.For the last nine months “Bester” has eluded the South African police's best efforts to capture him on charges ...

Gearburn

Telkom Do Gaming: More than just uncapped ADSL

Telkom DO This year's rAge (Really Awesome Gaming Expo) saw Telkom getting involved and providing the gaming community with a promising view of the future. Telkom is angling its presence towards acknowledging the gaming market and its thirst for quality bandwidth at an affordable price by offering a range of uncapped products. Steven White, Telkom Executive from Consumer and Retail Business, shed some insight onto Telkom's relationship with rAge and the impact future of high-speed internet in SA for the gaming community.

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Thai PM shuts down Twitter account after hack

Thai PMThai Prime Minister, Yingluck Shintawatra is taking a break from Twitter after her account was hi-jacked by a hacker who mocked and criticised her.Authorities say they are searching for the anonymous hacker who posted eight tweets after apparently using a mobile phone to access the recently elected premier’s @PouYingluck account.Yingluck said the attack was a "violation of people's personal rights" and the account was "temporarily suspended".The hacker lambasted Yingluck on a number of subjects including her response to recent ...

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iPhone 5 by design

iphone 5 release dateDying to see what the iPhone 5 looks like? According to CAD designs taken from a prominent tech website earlier this month, a German tech site has created a physical hardware mock-up of the supposed iPhone 5. Please note that these are only mock-ups of a possible version of the iPhone 5. Nothing is set in stone and most certainly not this design. But currently this is the most likely design candidate for the iPhone 5.

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Arab Spring bloggers to discuss web and political change

SyriablogSome 200 Arab bloggers are gathering in Tunis to discuss the role of the web and social networking as an instrument of political change following the Arab Spring.The meeting follows on from similar gatherings held in Beirut in 2008 and 2009 and is the first since a wave of revolution swept across the region.According to event organiser and administrator of Tunisian site Nawaat, Malek Khadroui, the bloggers will focus on the role of cyberactivists in a period of ...

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3G services remain crippled in Thailand

Phones asiaThailand is yet to roll out full 3G services and is one of the few countries in Southeast Asia without high-speed wireless internet. In contrast to countries like Laos which have full 4G access, Thailand remains locked into sub-3G speeds thanks to competing telecoms and legal issues.Last year, a court in Thailand stopped a 3G-licensing auction after CAT, a Thai-owned telecom was ruled out of bidding due to it having no authority over the actual auction. Its next attempt at ...

Gearburn

ABBA to release dance title for Wii

Abba-Wii-GameMusical games are a dime a dozen, with every popular band from Green Day to The Beatles having released its own private karaoke-light console experience. Swedish pop mega group ABBA is now primed and ready to release its own take on the music-genre with ABBA You Can Dance for the Nintendo Wii come November.ABBA You Can Dance is being designed and produced by Ubisoft. According to Ubisoft senior VP of sales and marketing, Tony Key, the game helps cement Ubisoft's ...

Facebook, Social media

How Facebook’s Spotify deal makes it more ‘sticky’

facebooklogo1Facebook rolled out a number of updates and a host of new features at its recent f8 developers conference. The changes to the newsfeed and the introduction of the timeline, in particular, have resulted in a userbacklash. Such is the level of fury (and resulting sarcasm) that a few tech sites have even gone as far as to let users know of workarounds so that things can go back to "normal".The timeline furore largely overshadowed the announcement that ...

General Tech

Amazon’s Kindle Fire is not an iPad killer, but boy it changes the game

Amazon Kindle Fire2 Content. Content. Content.Apple gets it. And Amazon gets it. Is it any coincidence then that tablets created by these two companies will be the category leaders for the next few years?In launching the Kindle Fire, Amazon instantly created a hit.Not because it was selling support for Flash. Or dual quad-processors with eleventy hundred gigs of storage or two different-megapixel cameras. There aren’t five different models for all kinds of mobile networks. And you don’t have to choose between “Honeycomb” or ...

Gearburn

Review: Cheerfully video-tastic Samsung BluRay home theatre

This thing is seriously compact. The Samsung HT-D6750W is a Blu-Ray player and an audio/video receiver/amplifier/media center/post-space-age statement — all in one small box. It has four tall skinny speakers that take up no space, and it’s wireless. What’s not to love? Well, the sound quality, but let’s not get picky. Small house? Love movies? On a budget? This one’s for you.It’s a svelte 6cm high, and 43cmx33cm wide and deep, so it can slide into a pretty small shelf. ...

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