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Interesting Facts About Computers

The computer is probably one of the most useful machines ever created. Today, majority of our work is done by some computing machine or the other. Computers are enhancing technological growth at an ever-increasing speed. How much do we know about the computer, we look at a few interesting facts about the computer: – Over 6,000 new computer viruses are released every month. – The first computer mouse, constructed in 1964, was made out of wood. It was constructed...

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Twitter Testing a ‘Mute’ Button to Quiet Your Follows

Characterised by the short bursts of inconsequential information, Twitter was one of the most-visited sites in 2013. With over 500 million registered users, who post about 340 million tweets per day, you can imagine the potential information overload. This overload is all too clear when you skim through your timeline and realise that a friend of yours is harping on about a topic you not particularly interested in. Twitter has come up with a solution, a...

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Here’s What the iPhone 6 Might Look Like

Following the recent release of the iPhone 5s last year, Apple is rumoured to be set to launch a bigger 4.7-inch-screened follow-up, the iPhone 6. No official word from Apple to confirm the alleged drawings, it is not uncommon for us to see designs and case leaks in the months leading up to a new iPhone, and early design leaks can sometimes prove to be very close to the real deal, though in other instances they...

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Try FaceSnap, an App That Takes Hands-Free Selfies

Whether it was thanks to Ellen DeGeneres and her star-studded photo at the Oscars or… It was Ellen. Everywhere you look, it’s the selfie. So widespread are selfies that FaceSnap has propped up, because let’s face it; trying to look cute and snap a photo is hardly an east feat to achieve. Enter FaceSnap, the new iOS app that is great to have if you are fond of the selfie. Basically, it’s a photo timer for...

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The Digital Writing Revolution

Reaching for a pen and note pad is used to be the most natural thing to do when taking notes. With the recent technological advancements, innovative new devices are coming up to service even the most basic act of taking meeting notes. Tables and stylii are fast replacing the pen and paper. New age pens are fundamentally changing the way we write. Take the Livescribe 3, a pen that syncs notes and audio to an app...

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Technology accessories we recommended

Technological advancements have touched every sphere of life. Almost all economic and social trends and standards have come about as a result of technology. It is not surprising then that numerous technology inspired accessories have emerged. Some of them include: Pebble Watch – This item links into your phone via Bluetooth enabling the user to be alerted if there is a call including caller ID and receive and read emails and messages.It can also link you...

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8bit media, connecting brands with audiences

8bit media believes an organisations ability to effectively and successfully reach a targeted segment or niche of the market is key to unlocking business success. It is for this reason that this fast growing media houses seized the opportunity to fill the gap in the market. 8bit is a digital media entity which represents leading independent publishers in diverse segmented inventory pools. This firm strives to connect brands with highly engaged and targeted audiences. With a...

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Like It or Not, You’ll Have Twitter’s New Profile by May 28

Like It or Not, You’ll Have Twitter’s New Profile by May 28 Twitter has new profiles. Rolled out last month, Twitter’s new profile update is here. Featuring larger profile and header images, the new profiles also feature new timeline views, and the ability to pin a tweet at the top of your profile; creating a highlighted post on the top of your profile page. Like everything that’s new, people were less than excited with the changes,...

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Tired Of Potholes? Download the App

Residents of Johannesburg now have it easier than before. Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) recently launched a Smartphone app that allows residents of the city to report potholes and faulty traffic lights. Known as Find & Fix, the app is part of JRA’s turnaround strategy, which has seen the organisation turn its eye to the delivery of service. Part of the strategy includes the organisation’s commitment to becoming more accessible to its citizens and road users and...

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Valour Smart Bike, Brings GPS Directions To Your Handlebar

Unlike the motor vehicle industry, the bicycle has seen little innovation over the years. Even though we now have cars smart enough to drive themselves, innovation has been lacking in the bike industry. In comes the Vanhawks Valour smart bike. A bike reported to connect with a Smartphone app and brings in GPS technology straight to the handlebars. The first connected bike, the Valour smart bike features performance tracking, interactive feedback and security sensors that all...