Facebook is set to go public soon, and while this might be good news to Mark Zuckerberg, it kind of puts things in perspective for the rest of us. Techcrunch did a simple calculation to determine how much the average Facebook user (yes, you too!) is worth in terms of money. Be prepared to feel rather insignificant after the jump.
A new startup called Urthecast is in the process of putting together HD cameras to be fitted to the International Space Station, so that people can watch real-time video of the planet from space. Which is at once really cool, and sort of pointless. The footage is looking impressive, though – take a look.
Remember the auction of Khulubuse Zuma’s possessions we covered on Monday? Well, it appears Khulubuse Zuma has some more cars that the Sheriff of Verulam missed. Fifteen to be exact, hidden at a house owned by one of Zuma’s associates. We’ve got the details on the hidden luxury wheels, not to mention some more of Sarah Britten’s thoughts on the matter, after the jump!
The most anticipated superhero movie of the year is here! Marvel’s The Avengers has received plenty of hype ahead of its release and the bottom line is that it won’t disappoint… much. This superheroes-on-steroids spectacle manages to do the near-impossible, containing several of the world’s biggest superheroes and Hollywood egos in one literal blockbuster.
Say what you want about South Africa, at least we’ve got some pretty good advertising in this country. It’s not just Nando’s or Santam that have the monopoly on that either. Check out this spicy ad from Kulula, telling us all about their new special.
Egyptian-American writer, Mona Eltahawy, has penned a controversial cover article for the latest Foreign Policy magazine, entitled: “Why Do They Hate Us?” In it, she argues that women must finish the revolutions started by the Arab Spring, and a semi-nude woman models a body-paint niqab.
This must be one of the most unnerving things I’ve seen in a long time! A Chinese teenager recently (and luckily) escaped with only minor injuries after falling into a sinkhole in Xi’an, northern China. The girl was walking on the sidewalk when the ground swallowed her up. She fell six metres! See the incident after the jump.
Hey there, people who like free online storage. As expected, Google’s potential Dropbox-killer, Google Drive, has gone live – offering users 5GB of free online storage, with the potential to upgrade to 25GB for $2,50 per month. The service is available on PCs, Macs, Android phones – and is coming soon to iOS.
Judge Bill Prinsloo has granted the anti-e-Tolls lobby group, OUTA, an urgent hearing to argue for an interdict against the implementation of SANRAL’s controversial e-Tolls programme, which drew the ire of motorists and labour unions across the country in recent weeks.
In the wake of the tragic death of 20-year old Capetonian bodyboarder, David Lillienfeld last Thursday, the City of Cape Town has agreed to implement a shark spotting programme at Kogel Bay, where the young man lost his life.
“Hit me presidential style!” croons Jimmy Fallon as The Roots ease into a beat smoother than a wet dolphin’s back and President Obama breaks into song. This isn’t a parody or a spoof, this the President of the United States slow jamming the news. Click through for the amazing footage.
I know a lot of you out there are big fans of the butter flavoured Act II popcorn, but I must say, I’m a plain salted man. That’s before I get home and prepare for another screening of Mad Men or the latest US iTunes movie. And by prepare, I am of course referring to [...]
Of all the companies you’d expect something like this from, IKEA is probably at the top of the list. The company revealed this nifty looking device in a press pack recently. Hipsters the world over just busted a semi.
We all knew that they were going to be bad, but to be told that one in four of Jozi’s drivers were asked for a bribe in 2010 is quite something. 154 440 motorists were asked to pay a bribe, but only 184 cases of corruption were reported.
Yesterday comedian Russell Brand gave evidence to British MP’s about his battle with addiction during a renewal of the government’s current drugs policy. True to his style, Brand sported a sleeveless t-shirt that showed off his heavily tattooed arm, copious jewellery, cowboy boots and hat, and a long trenchcoat. His colourful speech included a description of how emotional and psychological difficulties led to him becoming addicted to drugs.
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