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Why Google TV isn’t dead yet

googleGoogle TV is a flop so far. Consumers don't seem to care, the TV networks don't like it and most big gadget manufacturers haven't started selling it yet.

But Google TV is not dead yet.

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Mark Zuckerberg’s new challenge: Eating only what he kills.

mark_zuckerbergWhen he's not too busy connecting people across the universe, Mark Zuckerberg is pursuing a new "personal challenge," as he calls it. "The only meat I'm eating is from animals I've killed myself," says the Facebook founder and CEO.

It's an odd dietary direction for the 27-year-old Internet billionaire, but since he has taken to killing goats, pigs and chickens, "I'm eating a lot healthier foods.

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Keeping Secrets in the Age of Social Media.

twitterTAKE the common-law principles of fairness, add a dash of European human-rights legislation, a lucrative tabloid trade in kiss-and-tell stories, an ineffective press watchdog, a touch of angst about secret justice and a technology that makes everyone into a publisher, and what do you get? The mess of Britain’s privacy laws, now under sweeping review by a joint committee of both houses of Parliament.

The latest and most spectacular episode involves a married footballer, Ryan Giggs of Manchester United, who went to court to stop news organisations reporting on his alleged affair with a woman who, a judge said, may have been trying to blackmail him (she denies this).

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Social Media Fights Ugandan Anti-Gay Legislation

630alloutAn online petition and social media movement helped save lives in Uganda’s homosexual community following the Ugandan Parliament’s attempt to re-introduce an “Anti-Homosexuality” bill that could sentence LGBT Ugandans to death for “aggravated homosexuality.”

News about the bill broke late last week, and the international community immediately jumped onto social media to sign petitions and protest the bill.

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Kill Your Browser’s Address Bar? Pros and Cons

broGoogle Chrome and Mozilla Firefox are working on deemphasizing your browser's address bar to maximize screen space and put the focus on web apps instead of websites.

 Both browser makers are looking to web app stores that offer one-click navigation to your favorite sites as a new way to interact with the web. Google also has an extra incentive to push web apps since that is the only way Google's new Chrome OS laptops due out in June would be useful.

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Mac or PC?

macIt’s a q uestion that has plagued many a prospective computer user – which is better, a Windows PC or an Apple Mac? The debate has raged between fans of both platforms for over two decades. Apple’s famously stylish products traditionally appeal to creative media professionals and general consumers, while the PC is so ubiquitous that it defies pigeonholing. One thing’s for sure: despite making huge steps forward, Mac sales are a small proportion of the Windows-dominated PC market.

Ugandans Transforming to ‘e-Culture’

A couple of years ago in Uganda, ‘ICT and culture’ were not the usual phrase in any discussion relating to digitisation or new media in the field of arts and culture. E-culture is all about a new, digital dimension; a new and - until recently - undreamt-of medium with which existing culture must seek to interact and in which new culture is being generated. E-culture is however more than just a new medium.

In Uganda Digital technologies and the Internet are opening the door to new forms of expression, changing the roles played by cultural institutions, and placing the audience and user increasingly centres stage.

Simon_Kaheru

Tweet to Impress

Simon is an enthusiastic Ugandan who describes himself as a Professional Communicator. As Simon_KaheruDirector of Business Convergence at SMS Media, Simon is presently pursuing business strategy amid a fast-growing and highly dynamic sector.
He is also Lead Analyst with Media Analyst Uganda, a Communications and Image Management Firm; and Secretary to the Governing Council of the Institute of Corporate Governance of Uganda.
His weekly column for PC Tech is published every Wednesday at: www.pctechmagazine.com/bloggers/simon-kaheru

THIS week did not present the first opportunity for me to benefit from some private foray intoterritory that anybody else could have gone into.

I recall some time back in the early 80s that my performance in some spelling contest in my class was so outstanding that a girl I had had my eye on couldn’t help but pursue me for company whenever the opportunity arose. (No - she did not become my wife). A wide range of opportunities of this nature (the recognition and subsequent benefit, not girls hopping around me) have presented themselves over the years.

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Thunderbolt technology – A primer

ThunderboltIntel has lifted the lid on its much-anticipated Thunderbolt I/O technology. Here’s a quick rundown of what we know about this new technology.

  • Dual-channel offering a whopping 10Gbps per port (to put that into perspective you can push a full-length HD movie through the connection in less than 30 seconds).
Facebook Breakup Notifier

Get notified when people you’re stalking on Facebook change their relationships

Facebook Breakup NotifierDan Loewenherz was sitting up one night with fiance and his mom, trying to conjure up a guy to set up with his fiance’s sister. They finally came up with the perfect guy, enthusiastically checked the guy’s Facebook profile and to much disappointment, saw that he was in a relationship. I know this has happened to you: You meet a great guy or girl, immediately run to Facebook or Google to Internet stalk them and find out that they’re spoken for. Boo.

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