Gearburn

Razer Blade brags top laptop gaming chops

razer blade “PC gaming is not dead.” So intones the Razer Blade, a gaming laptop due to hit the streets at the end of the year. The manufacturer pitches it as “the world’s first true gaming laptop.” Other gaming laptop makers may disagree, and at US$2800 it costs ten times as much as an Xbox or Playstation 3. Or five times the price of a capable gaming PC. What’s the fuss?The Razer Blade is 3.1kgs of blisteringly-fast gaming power combined with a ...

News

WikiLeaks reveals how Apple fought counterfeit products in China

Fake-Apple-Store (650 x 488)A global security team led by Apple came down on pirated iPhones and iPods in China, according to US Embassy documents recently released by WikiLeaks. The anti-piracy team was setup over three years ago, but details have only been discovered now.The 2008 cable said Apple had hired ex-Pfizer employees (details below) as the leaders of its anti-piracy squad. The cable was virtually hidden amongst 134 000 diplomatic messages which were recently released by WikiLeaks. The full cable can be ...

News

Microsoft unveils more Windows 8 features

microsoft Microsoft has given the public further glimpses of what it can expect from the next generation of Windows software.According to Windows division president Steven Sinofsky, the software giant is making major improvements to a key Windows Explorer file management program. The changes are expected to improve how the program interacts with the upcoming Windows 8 operating system."Windows 8 is about reimagining Windows, so we took on the challenge to improve the most widely used desktop tool (except maybe ...

Gearburn

Video Review: Canon SX30 IS

Canon-SX30is-150x150 The most insanely long lens that would amaze pros sitting snapping Wimbledon, but in a convenient and luggable bridge-camera form factor. Crazy long lenses (800mm equiv here!) have become a bit of an arms race to nowhere, but Canon still pulls out some amazing engineering to produce a very versatile daddy camera, good for action photies of the kids in the play park or the kill in the safari park. Just don’t expect flawless image quality. Gearburn takes the Canon ...

WikiLeaks

Wikileaks faces fire after exposing sensitive US sources

wikileaksFollowing the latest dump of highly classified diplomatic cables by Wikileaks, the United States and others have expressed concern over risks the release presents to individuals named in the cables.Since November 2010, Wikileaks has been dumping batches of highly classified cables from US diplomatic missions.Answering questions about the cables, State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland chose to highlight the danger sensitive sources named in the cables may face as a result of the leaks."In addition to damaging our diplomatic efforts, ...

News

Chinese news agency urges end to ‘cancer’ of online rumours

China's official state news agency has called on websites in the country to put a stop to the "cancer" of online rumours. The call is believed to be the latest sign of unease over the potential of social networks to subvert the official Communist Party line.The call, from the Xinhua news agency comes days after a senior Communist Party official issued a similar warning to China's largest microblogging platform Sina Weibo."The internet is an important carrier of social ...

Advertising & Marketing

Digital marketing at real world events: Is it just hype?

Reanault FBThere are a multitude of marketing opportunities out there every single day just waiting to be taken advantage of, but does having a clever advert or campaign that mimics real life translate into increased sales?What real life events are there to integrate with? There are literally events happening each and every day that are available to be pounced on by cunning and intelligent marketers. One of the more recent faux pas which presented itself was the botched singing of the ...

Online journalism

The Sunday Times and the racist photo Facebook blunder

Facebook RacistFresh questions have arisen over the regulation and reliability of content on social networks after one of South Africa’s leading newspapers faced embarrassment as it emerged that its dramatic weekend lead story, based on a graphically-racist Facebook profile photo, was in fact a three-year old story -- and had been extensively covered.The abhorrent picture depicts a white male kneeling over the body of an apparently lifeless black child in the manner of a hunting photo. There were also questions over ...

Advertising & Marketing, Social media

10 Online reputation tools worth exploring

Social Online Reputation Tools ORM and social CRM have become social media buzzwords. They've started doing the rounds in boardrooms. Given their proliferation, I decided to look at a few free and paid online reputation management tools that are being used by major global brands.BrandsEye Award-winning South African ORM software, BrandsEye currently services about 26 countries. BrandsEye started as a simple ORM tool that has now expanded to include reporting, conversation tracking, automated escalation, reputation scores and data segmentation amongst other in-depth searches. The ...

Ecommerce

5 Cool African eCommerce websites

kalahari-netThere was a time when Africa's eCommerce platforms were so few in number as to be negligible. The ever increasing penetration of bandwidth onto the continent has seen that change. Africa now supports a number of viable eCommerce sites, each looking to take hold of a growing market.Here are five of the best:1. KalahariNaspers owned Kalahari.com is the market leader in South African eCommerce. Established in 1999, kalahari.com is South Africa's largest online retailer of millions ...

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