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  • Android now world’s most popular mobile browser

    Android is winning -- hang on a moment Apple fans, take a deep breath and let me finish before you start pounding your keyboards in anger -- the mobile browser wars. According to the latest figures from StatCounter, Android’s native browser has officially taken over from Opera’s as the most used on the planet. Android’s market infiltration has grown two percent in the last couple of months to just under 23%. Opera meanwhile has declined from a high of just over 24% in December 2011. Source: StatCounter Global Stats - Mobile Browser Market Share Opera is even seeing a decline...

  • You’re busted! 20 Facebook related crimes solved [Infographic]

    Just when you thought Facebook's reach couldn't get any longer, it goes and surprises you. Our daily obsession with the social network is making it more and more important in society. One of the biggest fears we have about the web is that it's an easy medium for criminals to operate in. But now it seems authorities are taking back the space. Over the last few years they've donned their social media caps and busted some criminals with a few strokes of their keyboards. In the last five years more than 100 000 UK crimes have been linked to...

  • Win a 2GB Walkman with Sony and Gearburn

    Stand a chance to win with Gearburn and Sony -- we are giving away a 2GB Sony Walkman B series to one deserving winner. The Sony Walkman Digital Player is a next-gen iteration of the famous Walkman series made popular in the 80s. This model comes with 2GB internal memory, enough space for close to 700 songs. With 18 hours of battery life, the Walkman has enough power to keep you moving throughout the day and long into the night. Other features include: "BASS" button for powerful bass enhancement Detachable clip for wearable style Color matching power illuminator "ZAP" button to enjoy ZAPPIN Function How...

  • Avengers trailer sets new viewership records

    If there’s one movie that geeks everywhere are desperately awaiting this year, it’s The Avengers (or, for UK audiences, The Avengers Assemble). If you want to know how desperate they are, the fact that the new trailer was viewed over 13.7 million times in the first 24 hours of its debut should give you some kind of an indication. It also set a new record for the most viewed trailer on iTunes and the iTunes Trailers app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. In “Marvel’s The Avengers” the world’s greatest Super Heroes assemble when Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), Captain America (Chris...

  • HTC Triumph (Titan) becomes China’s first Windows Phone

    China is getting its first official Windows Phone, the HTC Triumph, or the Titan as it is known outside of China. HTC opened its very first Chinese flagship store in Beijing, with the company already taking in pre-orders for the US$700 Titan. Don’t let the naming convention confuse you, the non-Chinese HTC Triumph (known as the HTC Desire) is a totally different mobile to the Chinese Triumph, plus runs Android, not WP 7.5 Slight localisation differences include retrofitting the OS. The HTC Triumph will run Windows Phone 7.5, known as Tango. Why Tango though? As Microsoft said, it’s primarily designed...

  • 10 Mac only apps I can’t live without

    Mac owns a mere seven percent of the world's desktop operating system market share (Windows has over 92%) and yet, it has some of the most functional and beautifully designed software ever developed by humankind. While some software developers develop for multiple platforms, some develop only for Mac. Here is a list of 10 apps developed exclusively for Mac, apps that I love, apps which, if pried away from me, would make life feel less meaningful. Sparrow It’s difficult for me to express in words the love I have for this email client. Firstly, I am -- like...

  • Privacy? Why you should let Google, Facebook and others track you online

    Mainstream news (in fact, all news outlets) will have you believe it's the end of the world. Google's new privacy policy came into effect yesterday. From CBS News: How to remove your Google Web History, from the Washington Post: Google privacy policy changes March 1: How to clear your search history, account information and the obligatory Business Insider impression bait: How to Use Google's New Privacy Tools to Stop Them from Tracking You. Then of course there are the fear mongers. Headlines like this are irresponsible and, quite honestly, bordering on insanity: The Internet makes money by spying on you...

  • Tablets and smartphones are heralding a media revolution

    When the press discovered that Amazon’s US$200 Android tablet (the Kindle Fire) is sold for US$3 less than it costs to manufacture, many people were confused. Why would a technology company sell a gadget at a loss? It all makes sense when you realise that, increasingly, the playing field is no longer about hardware; it’s about content. Tablets and smartphones are the key devices in this new ecosystem of content (although they’re certainly not the only ones), and we all know that these are the must-have devices for every regular consumer. Smartphone penetration in emerging markets like South Africa has...

  • Greek gods are all the rage — Wrath of the Titans is coming [Video]

    Alright, I am writing this. I was taking a leisurely browse through YouTube earlier when I nearly choked on my sandwich because the good folks at Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures decided that Clash of the Titans needed a sequel. You've probably heard of this little movie that's coming soon, it's aptly named Wrath of the Titans. I suppose when I was eight and I watched the original Clash of the Titans with Laurence Olivier, Harry Hamlin and Maggie Smith I did wish there was a sequel. Then a decade and a bit later when I grew up...

  • Social media, iPhones and the death of photojournalism [Infographic]

    Aah, citizen journalism and social media... the trends that have professional photojournalists clutching their Nikons in fear. Well, kinda. The power of social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook to spread news, share photos, and videos of events and organise protest actions (most notably during the Arab Spring) is well documented. Technological convergence has resulted in a device which can tweet, share, film videos, capture images and sound, send messages and communicate news in real time (this magical device is that smartphone in your pocket, by the way). The result is millions of citizens who can spread media rapidly with...

  • Memeburn’s MWC 2012 wrap up

    If you don't care much for geo-social, NFC enabled, HTML5, mcommerce-ready, open API, LTE, quad core devices you may have not enjoyed it as much as this cloud-based, always on, roaming, multi-tasking, networker. Either way the 2012 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona was a blast. With the final day now over here are a few things that caught our attention: There are thousands of exhibitors but only a handful of megastands: the mobile world players whose moves signal the direction for so many other companies. The Android, Samsung and Nokia displays are the most consistently populated while the BlackBerry stand, despite...

  • Lume lights up the App Store

    Game Developer State of Play has finally released iOS versions of one of the cutest and most visually appealing casual puzzlers in recent memory. A Paper Treat The lights are out, and it’s up to Lumi to save the day. This is the premise of the cutesy, cardboard cut-out puzzle adventure Lume, literally. The characters and environments in the game were physically made out of paper and cardboard to create a tiny set lit with miniature lights and filmed with a handheld camera to give it a unique visual aesthetic. It’s quite something to behold. var vglnk={key:"cc324b6567a9637aa0ff15bc9564b2a5"};!function(e,a){var t=e.createElement(a);t.type="text/javascript",t.async=!0,t.src="//cdn.viglink.com/api/vglnk.js";var n=e.getElementsByTagName(a);n.parentNode.insertBefore(t,n)}(document,"script");

  • Watch these flying robots play the James Bond theme [Video]

    This is cool: flying robot quadrocopters playing the James Bond Theme. Actually, scrap that last statement. This makes cool look like someone from the backwoods with a dirty, ragged shirt and fake testicles hanging from the rear-bumper of their dilapidated truck. The video comes from Penn State University's School of Engineering and Applied Science and features quadrocopters playing the iconic theme on a number of instruments -- including an adapted guitar built from a re-purposed couch frame. The video made its debut at the TED 2012 conference and has been viewed over 600 000 times since being uploaded four...

  • Microsoft vs Google: 15 areas where they’re competing

    Microsoft and Google have a growing battle list which didn’t exist a few years ago. Nowadays, the two titans have more competing products and services than most technology companies could ever hope to develop in a lifetime. And the stakes are high. It’s probably a safe bet to assume that we are going to be seeing more mud-slinging like this Microsoft attack video and the counter punches from Google. From the growing battle list below, you can see Microsoft going after Google’s bread winners: search and advertising. Google is going after Microsoft’s massive income generators: Windows and Microsoft Office. The war is still in...

  • The War on Drugs comes to Google+

    It’s time to end the War on Drugs. That's the motion to be debated in an upcoming live Hangout on Google+. The Hangout is set to be the first in a series called Versus, and has been organised in partnership with Intelligence2 -- an organisation that claims to be committed to revitalising the art of live debate. Among those lending their voice to the debate are business tycoon Richard Branson, comedian and actor Russell Brand, and Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange, along with experts such as the former presidents of Mexico and Brazil. The Hangout will reportedly give users "the...