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  • Koenigsegg Triplex Suspension plans outed

    Koenigsegg is one of a handful of supercar manufacturers that are small, produce a limited number of cars each year and are actually still around. Every year we see more and more supercar concepts from obscure companies that are never heard from again. What makes Koenigsegg different is the craftsmanship that goes into every car, not to mention that everything that goes into a Koenigsegg is built in-house; a feat that Ferrari may not even be able to claim. Read more on Gearburn. 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");

  • Google ‘Keep’ makes brief appearance online, could compete with Evernote

    Looks like Google could be about to re-enter note-taking space in a serious way. The internet giant looks to be readying a product called "Keep" which earlier appeared in Google Drive before disappearing again. Google watcher 1E100 spotted the new app in Drive's source code as well as a likely icon for it. Android Police then discovered that the desktop version of the app had gone live in the US. It then disappeared however, suggesting that it had been released earlier than intended. The screenshots that the dedicated Android site managed to gather show a basic, made for mobile...

  • Facebook’s Early Adopter Club set to reignite mobile experimentation

    This is interesting. Facebook has opened up a limited beta club, which will see some Android users given the ability test out features before they go live on the Play Store. Using silently downloaded software updates, the social network will allow users to play around with the mobile experience without screwing it up for millions of people around the world. The update is only available for people who have checked the settings box which allows them to install apps from outside of Google Play. If they've done so, Facebook will silently push apps to their devices over Wi-Fi. If...

  • 5 things to remember when it comes to telling your brand’s story on social

    Story telling narratives have been around for quite some time, but it is only recently that story telling has made its way into the spotlight of social media content strategy. Last year Coca-Cola revealed its roadmap to connect and stay relevant in popular culture via social media channels. Central to their approach, was dynamic story telling. Story telling is the art of connecting the hearts and minds of your fans with a shared value and ideal that defines the sacred truth of why the brand exists, and who benefits from that existence. Story telling allows the customers to connect...

  • Failure on Facebook and Groupon’s downfall: top stories you should read

    Your computer is safe. Building for Facebook guarantees success. Journalism is dying. Well, maybe not. Along with the back story behind BlackBerry's big makeover and the quick rise (and decline) of deal site Groupon, the articles included in the latest instalment of our top tech stories series touch on some lesser-known facts about the world of new media, hacking and app development. Meet the men who spy on women through their webcams It sounds like a nightmare: some malicious presence controlling your computer, switching on your camera and rifling through your files in search of interesting photos or videos they could...

  • The danger of augmenting reality

    Augmented reality (AR) is not new, it’s a concept that has been around for ages and has seen a massive rise in popularity along with the ascendancy of the smartphone. AR allows you to apply an additional layer of information onto the real world to provide useful information that would otherwise not be available. With applications from heads up displays (HUD) through to interactive advertising, augmented reality sounds like a great avenue of future technology, available today. The key differentiator between augmented reality now and in the future is the device integration. At the moment you need to use your...

  • Dropbox shows its ambitions with Mailbox acquisition

    Cloud storage specialist Dropbox today bought out Orchestra, the company behind the much-hyped email app Mailbox. The acquisition is widely thought to be a bid by Dropbox to expand its horizons beyond cloud storage and file sharing. At present its unclear exactly how much Dropbox paid for Orchestra and it's unlikely any official figure is going to be announced. The idea that Dropbox bought the company in order to expand on its current offerings is also evident in the official blog post announcing the acquisition. After a bit of bumpf from Dropbox founders Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi about how...

  • The Samsung Galaxy S 4: we’re in the age of evolution

    It's here. The skunkworks at Samsung have produced a new flagship, designed to take on the iPhone in a seriously big way. Yup, the launch of the Galaxy S 4 just pushed the smartphone arms race that little step further. Here's everything you need to know about it. Welcome to the age of evolution When the iPhone 5 launched last year, there were a fair number of people who said it was a disappointment. It didn't do enough cool new stuff and the closest thing to a big change Apple seemed to have undertaken was lengthening the body and screen...

  • 5 apps every entrepreneur needs to be using

    Entrepreneurs are those people who see great opportunities and grab hold of them before they can pass by or be taken advantage of by others of their kind. These are the human beings who see massive potential where others see risk, and who are responsible for the rapid advancement in our industries and the world we live in. Without them, the world would be boring, grey and average. If you're an entrepreneur, here are five apps that could help you on your quest. Read more on Ventureburn. 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");

  • Mobility is changing the way we live: here’s how

    We live in a mobile world. That much is obvious. The momentum has shifted steadily in favour of gadgets and services that are portable or mobile and those that deliver networking capabilities and entertainment. And that's changing the way we live in profound ways that you might not have even noticed yet. According to tech research company Gartner, the most profound changes are occurring in the way people organise their lives and the spaces they live in. It's got a point. Think about it, if you own a tablet, when was the last time you took your laptop to...

  • Broadway done badly: the Samsung Galaxy S 4 event and its cast of crazies

    Okay, you have all seen the new Samsung Galaxy S 4. It's pretty snazzy and big and all kinds of shiny and I bet if you try really hard, you might even find a unicorn hidden underneath its super sleek, super thin and exceptionally pretty casing. Announcing the new device, Samsung Head of mobile JK Shin said the South Korean electronics giant listened to people all over the world and created a device they wanted. I wish it had listened to the people regarding the kind of show they wanted. If, like me, this stuff really matters to you,...

  • We’ll take that, thanks, Twitter: hashtags may be coming to Facebook

    Brace yourselves: the internet may explode. Hashtags, which have long been a way to join a conversation on Twitter but just look odd on Facebook, may be transitioning across to the billion-strong social network soon. According to sources familiar with the matter, who spoke to the Wall Street Journal, Facebook is working on incorporating the symbol into its systems fully, making the hashtags typed in by its users clickable instead of a mess of strange characters. It is still apparently deciding exactly how it plans to do that though -- and whether it will copying Twitter's method of using the...

  • Samsung to roll out mobile health centres across Africa

    Samsung recently launched its solar powered health centre model in Cape Town, marking the start of what it says will be a large-scale medical initiative across Africa. The mobile centres are built for use in remote rural areas, and intended to eliminate the economic and geographic barriers that prevent people across Africa from obtaining quality medical treatment. The solar-powered health centre is designed to reach as many people as possible, as regularly as possible. Mounted on a truck and manned by qualified medical professionals, the centres will move from one area to the next providing a range of eye,...

  • The music industry’s biggest headache? Hint: it’s not piracy [Infographic]

    Never mind piracy, music artists have another problem to worry about when it comes to receiving their hard-earned royalties. This problem is actually ingrained in the music industry itself as it's prevalent in one of its fastest growing areas - Music Licensing. This problem is something called retitling. A recent infographic report published by The Music Licensing Directory reveals a rather complex situation, especially with regards to the contracts signed between artists, labels and publishers. The report states that retitling is: "where a music licensing company re-registers a song under a different title with a performing rights organisation (PRO), allowing for...

  • Petition to keep Google Reader goes past 48 000 signatures

    Wow. It looks like people really don't want to let go of Google Reader. A petition to keep the RSS feed reader running has gone past 48 000 signatures just hours after Google announced that it would be closing the service. The author of the petition, Dan Lewis, notes that Reader is still a part of many people's online experiences. He suggests that it was Google's decision to kill extra features in Reader that allowed people to share and comment on each other's interests that saw the service go into decline. Interestingly, Lewis suggests that killing Reader will cause...