• Social Media Mogul Flees Russia
  • Video: Miracle of the $50 Mechanical Hand
  • A Sinister Take on Google – That’s Grams
  • “Human Barbie” Still Rules over Valley of Dolls
  • The Model & The Girl Scout
 
Social Media Mogul Flees Russia

Social Media Mogul Flees Russia

23 April 2014

In what has all the elements of a Cold War thriller, Russia’s answer to Mark Zuckerberg has fled his homeland. Pavel Durov (29), multimillionaire founder and CEO of VKontakte, Russia’s largest social media network, announced in a tersely worded statement, “I have no plans to go back. Unfortunately, the countryRead More

The robbers will bypass the laptops, and target this. Or so fears my housemate.

Humor: Luddite in Chicken Fight

21 April 2014

My housemate, the Shaven Head Genius, interrupts his activities at our indoor barbeque. “Is the alarm on?” he asks without stirring himself to go and have a look-see. “Marauding hordes – they might come and steal the chicken” he mumbles. He flips a chicken wing over expertly as he speaks.Read More

Video: Miracle of the $50 Mechanical Hand

Video: Miracle of the $50 Mechanical Hand

22 April 2014

Jose Delgado has gotten himself a beast of a new hand. The Cyborg Beast, as his new mechanical left hand is called, packs both Terminator style and punch. And despite a price tag of only $50, it has a better grip and grab than its $42, 000 predecessor, reports Delgado.Read More

 

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The robbers will bypass the laptops, and target this. Or so fears my housemate.

Humor: Luddite in Chicken Fight

21 April 2014 at 6:28 pm 0 comments

My housemate, the Shaven Head Genius, interrupts his activities at our indoor barbeque. “Is the alarm on?” he asks without stirring himself to go and have a look-see. “Marauding hordes – they might come and steal the chicken” he mumbles. He flips a chicken wing over expertly as he speaks.Read More

Farmageddon lifts the veil over the agrarian idyll.

Review: Farmageddon is this Meat-Eater’s Armageddon

17 April 2014 at 11:49 am 0 comments

Farmageddon has finally done it for me, an erstwhile farmgirl. It’s showed me the truth of life on farms. Lifted the gauzy veil spun by centuries of agrarian idealists who painted a picture of a Pleasantville. A sun-filled space where animals amble. Now Pleasantville has been exposed as Bloodville, andRead More

God’s Gift to Deaf People

God’s Gift to Deaf People

16 April 2014 at 4:16 pm 0 comments

A miracle happens every time someone has a cochlear implant. They hear. A gasp. A clock ticking. Their mom’s voice. Their cat’s miao. Sometimes for the first time in decades of silence. The implant affects people as diverse as the former Miss Deaf South Africa Vicki Fourie (24), a formerRead More

The Wonderful Tippy Tap

The Wonderful Tippy Tap

15 April 2014 at 3:45 pm 0 comments

It’s not a hand basin! It’s not a zink! It’s a tippy tap (or a plant called Mukombe) and it hangs from a tree somewhere in Africa, where people line up beneath it to wash their hands. Last year this humble tippy tap and its inventor, dr Peter Morgan, wasRead More

My better half needs surgery due to my ministrations. Picture: www.fansided.com

Confessions of a Luddite Phone Batterer

15 April 2014 at 6:46 am 0 comments

A serial offender with a string of tech offences to my name. That’s me. And I’ve just added another one. The Cardinal Sin of Dumbness joined the Minor but Regrettable Sins of Fearfulness When Faced With Technology. I was stirring the little button of my iPhone energetically when my housemateRead More

Africa's innovators excel. Picture: www.innovationprizeforafrica.org

African Innovators Shine

14 April 2014 at 7:53 am 0 comments

 An array of  outstanding offerings have been lined up for the Innovation Prize for Africa 2014. South Africa leads the contingency with four candidates shortlisted for the prize. The big prize giving  (it’s in US dollars) takes place on 5 May in Abuja, Nigeria. The line up of innovations andRead More

Shashi’s a Cyber Goddess

Shashi’s a Cyber Goddess

10 April 2014 at 4:56 pm 0 comments

South African model and actress Shashi Naidoo is hotter than a red hot chilli. Her beauty sizzles and smoulders like a barbequed chop, or a feverish dream coursing through one’s mind. This beauty has landed Shashi a career as model, actress, TV anchor, she is also the sole owner ofRead More

Flash Dress Bares All: Video

Flash Dress Bares All: Video

10 April 2014 at 2:42 pm 0 comments

It’s porny. It’s pervy. And it’s beautiful. The Intimacy 2.0 dress, which turns transparent when its wearer is horny, is the hottest thing to come from Holland since Gouda cheese. Designed by Dutch architect Daan Roosegaarde, it’s been called a marriage of “technology and intimacy.” It is, indeed. And itRead More

Scammed: Jenny with det. Dom Blackshaw and Paul Okoli. Picture:

Nigerian Love Scam

9 April 2014 at 4:00 pm 0 comments

A Nigerian scammer pulled the oldest trick in the book. He netted a lonely and monied Aussie divorcee and proceeded to milk her as if she was one of Cleopatra’s asses. The scammer met Jenny (assumed name) on the dating site www.rsvp.au.net. It is a respectable meeting place for lonelyRead More

Nonsense: This car is viewed as a killer of blind people. Picture: Shutterstock

EU: Schizo about Noise

9 April 2014 at 1:25 pm 0 comments

The European Parliament (EU) reminds one of one’s batty aunt. You know that one. Aunt Elizabeth, or so, who charted her life according to omens and dreams. And oh, abhorred any noise apart from that of a silken rustle. Well, now the EU has got its focus – and dareRead More