If you’ve traveled between Durban and Johannesburg by car you may have noticed the digging of trenches and the laying of pipes to carry bundles of fibre optic cabling that carry data at phenomenally fast rates in the form of strings of 0s and 1s. The rest of South Africa...
Ever wondered what our brain is doing while we take a break? During those quiet moments, our brain prepares to "see the world through a social lens", reveals a new study. The findings explain why Facebook or Twitter are such popular diversions for people who feel like taking a break. "The...
MY HERO of the day is Dr. Yusuf Nsubuga, Director of Basic and Secondary Education a the Ministry of Education in Uganda, for displaying sense and sensibility over the debate of accepting digital gadgets into Ugandan schools. When the pronouncement was made last year banning mobile phones in schools, it...
Facebook in January began testing a "Lite" version for those on slow 2G networks in emerging markets, and now it looks like the app is ready for primetime. Mark Zuckerberg announced the release of the Facebook Lite app on Thursday, which is designed to work fast even on slow mobile...
Your Facebook News Feed will soon become much more animated. Facebook has decided to begin supporting animated GIF images. An animated GIF is a graphic image that moves in a loop — which is created by combining a batch of consecutive images. Facebook will let you post animated GIFs to the...
God bless Twitter. It's there for us in our times of boredom and, more importantly, during our times of excitement. And none more so than during the Premier League season when all manner of exciting things happen...and we all take to Twitter to talk about it. But what have been the...
IF Facebook were your friend, you would have noticed that in recent months it has changed status from “It’s Complicated” to “In a serious relationship and quite engaged.” Over the years, Facebook has gone through the evolution you would expect of an American child. It kicked off as a platform...
Google is reportedly set to introduce its own Internet of Things platform, which it will show off at Google I/O 2015. First reported by The Information, Google is working on a new OS codenamed "Brillo" that is incredibly small and will need just 32MB or 64MB of RAM to run...
Despite a temporary suspension of Google's Map Maker program, someone still managed to deface the popular service. The Washington Post on Tuesday reported that a Google Maps search inquiry for the racist term "nigga king" will direct you to the White House. "Some inappropriate results are surfacing in Google Maps that...
Barack Obama last night shattered the record for fastest time to reach one million followers on Twitter, after his new verified account @POTUS reached the figure in less than five hours. https://twitter.com/POTUS/status/600324682190053376 The US President already has the account @BarackObama, which has amassed nearly 60 million followers. However, the new @POTUS account is...