You can do a lot worse on the internet these days than watching the odd TED talk online. Here’s a particularly worthy one, in my opinion, as Kevin Alloca from Youtube discusses the dynamics of how and why videos go viral.
Bradley Manning, the U.S. soldier who leaked thousands of classified military documents, images and videos to Wikileaks has allegedly been nominated for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. Is he the most controversial candidate, and who else made the cut?
The CW network in the States has released a much anticipated nugget of casting news related to their hotly-awaited prequel series to HBO’s smash hit, Sex and the City. Ladies and… er, some gentlemen, meet young Carrie Bradshaw!
Sigh. Another day, another round of iPhone 5 rumours. This week, the boards and assorted interweb nooks and crannies that concern themselves with such things have been getting themselves in a tizzy over images released by an Italian design firm that claims they have worked out what the much-anticipated iPhone 5 is going to look like. Check out these Florentine flights of fancy after the jump!
Oscars? Over it! The Razzies are the true test of Hollywood’s mettle, the very best of the very worst, if you will. Last night, the nominations for the 32nd Golden Raspberry Awards were dropped on an unsuspecting world, and you’ll never guess who scooped a record number of Razzie nominations for the unprecedented amount of tripe he threw at our screens in 2011. Go on, guess!
Ex-Blue Bulls flanker, Phindile Ntshongwana, has been deemed medically fit to stand trial for the alleged murder of three people (two with an axe), attempted murder of another and the kidnapping and rape of a woman. Happy Friday everyone!
Rapper Chris Brown cannot catch a break this week. A woman in Florida has laid theft charges against him after he allegedly stole her iPhone and drove off with it when she was snapping pics of him in his car outside da club.
The peeps over at Centives have burnt their scientific calculators to a crisp working out the approximate cost in 2012 US Dollars of building a life size, working replica of the iconic planet killing space station from Star Wars, the Death Star. Needless to say, we can’t afford it.
This week, the Catholic Church begins its annual Lenten cycle, culminating in the holy days associated with Easter in just over a month, and given the flagging interest many young Catholics around the world are apparently showing in sticking to their Lenten vows, the Pope is taking his fight for their pledges to the Twittersphere.
What’s up with today’s Google doodle? We’re used to sometimes crazy, always creative doodles from the company, celebrating some or other important day or person, but this one seems particularly abstract.
You’ve got to give it to celebrity train smash, Lindsay Lohan – she certainly knows how to turn a bad situation around. She’s only gone and nabbed the role that nobody thought she’d get, playing Liz Taylor in an upcoming biopic. There is, however, one condition.
Champing at the bit to see Clifton Shores?! Well, the wait is over as DSTv’s Vuzu has nabbed the rights to screen the hotly anticipated, Mother City-based “reality” show sometime this year.
This week, South Africa’s trash press are devoting many of those nasty thin pages of theirs to the ongoing marriage breakdown of former-Springbok rugby darling, Joost van der Westhuizen, and his estranged wife, Afrikaans popstrel Amor Vittone. The latest diagnosis? “Sexy lady doctor” Jody Pearl! Oh dear.
Late last month we reported how several posh Gauteng private schools were planning to make iPads mandatory learning aids in their classes, and now several rural schools are getting sponsored iPads for their learners, too. We like. We like a lot.
You might think you’ve seen some nasty old relics cruising the nation’s roads, but you haven’t seen anything quite like this! Kimberley traffic officials impounded this 1976 Toyota Hilux bakkie earlier in the week. Except, its owners have made some… er, modifications over the years. Check out the photo gallery after the jump!
Forget what you might have heard, or what that guy in the bar told you, it’s time for all of us to get our heads around AARTO – the new road traffic offences system that is going to be rolled out nationwide at some point in the future. Don’t let government’s lack of co-ordination catch you unawares when the time comes!
Seth Casteel is an award-winning photographer famed for his pictures of peoples’ pets. Check out this awesome gallery of underwater dog photos he produced after the jump!
Here’s a little video from the people at peopleforbikes.org. If you’re a cyclist, this will make your chest warm with the delight of an extra ten kilometers on a crisp autumn morning. If you’re not a fan, then please make sure you’re sitting down, because this much shit that cyclists say in one go will induce a rage blackout. Believe me.
Spectacle is the order of the day for the first birthday celebration of late departed North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Il since his death, as North Koreans turn out en masse to celebrate the “Day of the Shining Star”
A Thai couple have broken the Guinness World Record this Valentine’s Day for the longest lip lock yet recorded during the annual Ripley’s Believe It or Not longest kissing competition in the resort town of Pattaya, Thailand.
What better way to remind the love of your life that you’re thinking about them / want to change their personality completely than directing them to the world’s most popular search engine for this year’s sweet as sugar Valentines doodle?
Here’s our first taste of a sweet little piece of cinematography coming our way later this year from producer Tim Burton, and director Timur Bekmambetov (of Russia’s Day Watch and Night Watch fame), Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter!
“We screwed up!” These were the words of Airbus CEO Thomas Enders at the Singapore Airshow this weekend, as the entire European fleet of A380′s is downed to check for cracks in their wings. Aeroplane manufacturer FAIL.
So there’s good news and bad news. According to figures released today: in January, our economy created 80 000 jobs, which is a significant rise from the end of 2011, but still significantly short of government targets. What’s the situation?
The international jury of the 55th annual World Press Photo Contest has selected a picture by Samuel Aranda from Spain as the World Press Photo of the Year 2011. The winning image, after the jump.
The Twittosphere went a little gaga earlier this week over pictures of a supposed line of Louis Vuitton condoms that the luxury French fashion house was planning to unleash on their highbrow clientele.
There’s nothing we love more than incredibly lame fake video, and this one is a doozy. An engineer surveying for a planned road claims to have taken video of an actual wooly mammoth crossing an icy river in the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug region of Siberia.
One Chinese family in Xinxiang City, Henan Province has gotten the Year of the Dragon off to a stellar start, producing the heaviest newborn ever recorded in China, weighing in at a whopping 15,52lb, or just over 7kg!