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Shereesa is a self proclaimed creative and proud journalism graduate of Rhodes University. With a love for photography and vlogging, she's a YouTube and Instagram addict not to mention a passionate writer and complete Potterhead.
  • Twitter shames Erykah Badu for praying for R. Kelly

    A video of R&B singer Erykah Badu publicly airing her views on the R. Kelly drama has surfaced on social media. In the clip taken by an concert goer in Chicago this past weekend, the singer can be heard saying a prayer for the known sexual abuser. https://twitter.com/CWest426/status/1087067890627604482 Unfortunately for Badu, many fans believed that the gesture was a form of defence for R. Kelly. A slew of users then took to Twitter to shame her. https://twitter.com/ThatsSoAshtynn/status/1087041761573257221 https://twitter.com/TheJessieWoo/status/1087011518670090240 https://twitter.com/meechskates/status/1087009607619411971 https://twitter.com/majistiii/status/1086927806720811008 https://twitter.com/hardollas/status/1087015785686540290 https://twitter.com/nuffsaidny/status/1087004135201873923 Some even attacked her spiritual beliefs, calling her "fake-deep" and "actually quite stupid". https://twitter.com/Ronse325/status/1087063919758319617 https://twitter.com/alysSAWRAH/status/1087020136630865920 https://twitter.com/TheThrillmonger/status/1087016443370192903 Badu did take to Twitter in the wake of the incident, and tweeted "I...

  • Google Maps is rolling out new speed limit features

    Google Maps will soon display speed limits while navigating maps to help users drive more safely. According to Android Police thanks to tips from its community, some versions of Google's navigation app now feature speed limit notifications along with speed trap and crash alerts for both Android and iOS. This means that Google Maps will now indicate the speed limit along your route, and alert you if you're exceeding it, or if there have been crashes and speed traps set up on your route. These features are similarly available on Waze, a popular navigation app which Google bought in 2013. It's not clear...

  • Brexit takes a break on UK Twitter after Prince Philip survives car crash

    Husband of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, was on Thursday evening involved in a car accident, according to reports by the BBC. The prince 97-year-old prince, who was driving himself, came out of the accident unhurt despite his Land Rover turning over onto its side. As a break from Brexit, the people of the internet could not let such an opportunity slide for some healthy online debate. https://twitter.com/chrisrwright/status/1086169960450347008 Some wonder if the Prince is too old to be driving. https://twitter.com/KrisRapley94/status/1086165576559546368 https://twitter.com/Nick_BLM/status/1085979131144269824 https://twitter.com/gorbalsgoebbels/status/1085966285215858688 https://twitter.com/BimSooz/status/1086175122770276352 Others are just marveling at the fact that he survived. https://twitter.com/RossMcCaff/status/1086011848326107136 https://twitter.com/Shazza14648643/status/1086167000131555328 https://twitter.com/africasnas/status/1086167675510894597 https://twitter.com/hangbitch/status/1086026989071405057 From a political point of view, many British citizens are angered. "With all that's going on in...

  • Facebook caught skewing the review score of its Portal device on Amazon

    Facebook employees have been spotted giving the company's Portal video calling devices five-star ratings on Amazon. This comes after The Verge spotted a Twitter comment from New York Times columnist Kevin Roose who suggested that the reviewers' names were strangely similar to those employed at Facebook. This information suggests that Facebook has been bending the review rating of the product in the company's favour. However, a follow up tweet by Facebook's VR chief Andrew Bosworth claimed that the reviews would be taken down, and were not "cordinated nor directed" by Facebook itself. https://twitter.com/boztank/status/1085966442820886528 Facebook launched the Portal and Portal+ in October last year. Feature image:...

  • The original ‘Ghostbusters’ is getting a sequel 36 years later

    A sequel to the original 1984 Ghostbusters movie is officially in the works, according to a report. Entertainment Weekly exclusively revealed the movie in an interview with director Jason Reitman, who happens to be the son of the original movie director, Ivan. "This is the next chapter in the original franchise. It is not a reboot. What happened in the ‘80s happened in the ‘80s, and this is set in the present day," Reitman told the magazine. While there's not much information about the finer details just yet, a short teaser revealed that the movie is expected to premier in late 2020. Entertainment...

  • Netflix welcomes you to the Space Force in vague teaser trailer

    Netflix has announced a new comedy series called Space Force.  Based on US President Donald Trump's real-life proposed Space Force, the show will follow the US armed forces' space division, which is meant to defend satellites from attack, "or something". "This is the story of the men and women who have to figure it out", the trailer adds. Not much is known about the plot at present, but the show will star Steve Carrell, and will be produced by The Office showrunners. The date of release also remains a mystery. Feature image; screenshot, Netflix via YouTube

  • Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 build splits Search and Cortana

    Search and Cortana on Windows 10 are no longer one in the same, after Microsoft separated the two in the company's latest Insider build of the OS. The two elements in Build 18317 are now displayed as two distinct tools which "will enable each experience to innovate independently to best serve their target audiences and use cases," the company explained on its website. This means that users can access Search in Windows 10 or use the Cortana assistant independently, rather than having them within the same bar and accessed through the same icon. According to Microsoft, "you’ll find clicking the search box in...

  • Cardi B’s rant on US government shutdown goes politically viral

    Just hours after releasing the music video for her song "Twerk", hip-hop artist Cardi B took to Instagram to share her views on President Donald Trump and the US government shutdown, which is now entering its 27th day. In the Instagram clip, the rapper admits that she is "scared" and believes that something needs to be done. She also remarks that America's currently a "hell hole". https://www.instagram.com/p/BstmkvDFGAm/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link With over 8.6-million views and multiple shares across social networks, Cardi's rant got people talking. "I think this Cardi B should give the State of the Union instead," wrote George Takei on Twitter. https://twitter.com/RealLifeKaz/status/1085754234216349696 https://twitter.com/GeorgeTakei/status/1085683389955563521 https://twitter.com/behindyourback/status/1085681967369240581 https://twitter.com/FolukeFiasco/status/1085708773006569473 https://twitter.com/RosaF1800/status/1085811473417412608 https://twitter.com/Matoke_/status/1085805935682031622 Even US politicians debated...

  • YouTube cracks down on ‘dangerous’ internet challenge videos

    This week, YouTube has highlighted its new community guidelines regarding internet challenge videos and pranks considered harmful and dangerous. The guidelines now allows the company to remove videos that depict dangerous challenges or pranks, like the recently popular Bird Box Challenge, the Tide Pod challenge, or 2018's In My Feelings Challenge. "Our Community Guidelines prohibit content that encourages dangerous activities that are likely to result in serious harm," the company said on its support website. Channels who violate these guidelines will receive strikes against their names as well. According to the company, any challenges that can or have caused death, or make victims believe they...

  • This ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ teaser is turning Marvel fans into analysts

    Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures on Wednesday dropped a new teaser trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home, setting up fans for a European based adventure. The flick's teaser sees Peter Parker on a school trip that's abruptly commandeered by the likes of Nick Fury and nemesis Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal). While the teaser seems fairly straight forward, it's got Twitter buzzing about where the movie fits within the MCU's timeline since the events of Avengers: Infinity War. https://twitter.com/wearevnm/status/1085238453011447810 https://twitter.com/zkstrr/status/1085368605577863169 Tony Stark's notable absence also has many fans worried too. https://twitter.com/domo__1300/status/1085272671263383554 https://twitter.com/MarvelNewz/status/1085431635913396224 But the concern isn't holding everyone back from being excited though. https://twitter.com/ToilesHeroiques/status/1085273514775597058 https://twitter.com/itsjustanx/status/1085249934146920450 https://twitter.com/DemonHunterRick/status/1085441955948048384 *SPOILER FOR THOSE WHO HAVEN'T YET SEEN...

  • Gillette ad addressing toxic masculinity draws heavy criticism online

    On Tuesday, personal care company Gillette posted a short film titled "We Believe: The Best a Man Can Be" to YouTube, which has sent the internet into meltdown. The ad addresses issues of sexual harassment, toxic masculinity, bullying and abusive behaviour, calling for men to hold themselves and others accountable for their actions. The video seemingly sends a message of respect and togetherness, addressing real issues in today's society. Despite this, the video has almost 250 000 dislikes on YouTube, while the hashtag #Gillette remains trending at number one on Twitter. And for all the wrong reasons. The brand is now facing...

  • Vodacom users can stream the FA Cup for R35 a match via Video Play

    Vodacom on Monday announced that its Video Play customers will be able to livestream the FA Cup, the English football competition, for its duration, ending in May 2019. "This means that football lovers, who are on the Vodacom network can register for Video Play and binge on the next five rounds of English football from January," the company explained in a press release. Customers can pay per match, or access the entire season without having to subscribe. "Vodacom customers will have access to live, delayed-live or catchup to all their favourite teams in the FA Cup, including highlights and clips from as...

  • Yet another Star Trek spin-off series is in the works

    American broadcaster CBS has announced yet another Star Trek series in the works, this time centering around the life of Captain Philippa Georgiou, who fans met in the company's current series Star Trek Discovery. Actress Michelle Yeoh will reprise her role as the Captain for this new series, which is yet to be titled. "The series will expand on Yeoh's current role as a member of Starfleet's Section 31 division, a shadow organization within the Federation,"CBS explains on its website. Though a production and release date is yet to be announced, this is just one of many additional series based in...

  • Game of Thrones’ final season trailer doesn’t look good for the Starks

    HBO has released a new teaser trailer for the final season of Game of Thrones as well as an official release date. The trailer focusses solely on three of the four remaining Stark children as they walk through the crypts of Winterfell. Echos from their relatives follow them as they turn to face their very own statues. We assume the trailer is, in true Game of Thrones style, full of foreshadowing. It might not be a good season for the Starks, if that is the case. Fans across social media are breaking down every inch of the teaser, with the hastags #GameOfThrones and...

  • Twitter thinks SA rapper Nomuzi Mabena staged a car crash for publicity

    South African musician and entertainment personality Nomuzi Mabena has been accused of staging a car crash by the people of Twitter. In the live Instagram video, which can now be found on YouTube, the artist is seen making an announcement after a night out when the car she's in seems to crash. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81K3r-Ocr8c Fans immediately took to Twitter to express their concerns but quickly found the footage and lack of news coverage suspicious. Thus sparking an ongoing debate. https://twitter.com/AdvBarryRoux/status/1083595765338071040 https://twitter.com/sibusiso_lukele/status/1083520181928898561 https://twitter.com/KevinsHeart3/status/1083489723820240899 An image circulating the platform suggested that the video was part of an awareness campaign for drunk driving. https://twitter.com/Daiters/status/1083549136136351745 Yet there are some who don't buy that...