Christmas is bearing down upon you. Heck, it’s bearing down on all of us. Specifically, the prospect of enduring the annual Christmas road trip is particularly daunting. Lucky for us, these apps will make the prospect of boiled eggs and toasted sarmies in tin foil slightly less awful.
Sorry ugly people, you’re not invited to this online party. LoveRoom is an online dating site that lets singles rent rooms from other singles. But only if they’re deemed “attractive enough” by the online community.
Here’s yet another reason not to become a politician. While some people use Bitcoins to buy things like socks and sushi online, Kawabatake Sanjuro invented a website called the Assissination Market, where you place a bid to have a government official killed in exchanged for Bitcoins.
We love Instagram because it allows us to explore our inner artist and to find and follow people who share interesting photos. As usual, however, there are those couple of people who take it one (or a hundred) steps too far.
If working late behind your computer is getting you down, Colorado-based company TDA_Boulder has the solution to your problem. The company has invented the ‘Happy Hour Virus,’ which is a screensaver that fakes a computer glitch, allowing you to leave work early.
We all feel a little bit uneasy about our private emails being stashed and archived in someones inbox forever. Surely when we invented digital mail, we could have thought ahead and prevented it? Anyway, we didn’t – but now someone has created a service that will help with this.
We’ve all had those flying dreams. You know, the ones where you can fly around endlessly – until you touch the ground and then can’t fly anymore. If you knew you were dreaming, that is, if you were “lucid dreaming”, you would be able to pick yourself up and fly again.
As the excitement surrounding Uber’s car service spreads like wildfire across South Africa, some punters have found themselves waiting longer than they had hoped, for a car. It looks like that is about to stop!
There is hot competition out there for the first company who can successfully replace the physical wallet with a completely digital version. Google and Apple are the main contenders, but a small start-up may be inching ahead, with this amazing new piece of tech.
Well that’s it – the final nail in the coffin. Thanks to Justin Bieber’s new ‘selfie app’, the selfie has become a fully fledged art form. Let us join each other in putting brown paper bags over our heads, and wait for it to be over.
Watch the videos and find out how the co-founder and CEO of Vice Media transformed what started out as a small, free magazine into a company that is worth $1,6 billion. Read that number again. Now press play.
They surveyed teens in 30 countries. After extensive research, they were able to show that the number of teenagers claiming to be active on Facebook had dropped to 56% in the third quarter of 2013, from 76% in the first. And for sites like Facebook, a drop of 20% means millions, billions even. So, where are they going instead?
Yachts have been historically and permanently stuck in the luxury-goods market, fixed there by manufacturers who insisted on building 60-metre monsters that cost more than the entire third-world debt. Thankfully though, an Italian firm has seen the light.
Musk talked about a period in 2008 when he had a “major meltdown.” (Does this remind anyone else of Tony Stark’s existential crisis in Iron Man 3?) On the verge of financial ruin, he faced the impossible choice between his two beloved companies: Tesla Motos and Space X. And how does one choose between the future of electronic cars made and adventures of space exploration?
Reports abound that the new Call Of Duty game, ‘Ghosts’ could mark the beginning of the end for the massive franchise. COD has broken countless records, raked in tons of cash, and changed gaming forever – but its new installment is failing to impress.
With production increasing everyday, the debate around e-cigarettes is hotting up. On the one hand, they can save lives. On the other, there are those who (correctly) point out that we need to be doing more research before we hail the e-cigarette as the second coming in health science.
The Kreepy Krauly was pioneered in South Africa wellover 50 years ago. It’s moved on from an aquatic gimmick to South African staple – if you have a pool in this country, it’s likely that you have a Kreepy.
You see? This is what happens when you give your money to forward-thinking companies. Instead of cutting cost and building a massive grey block of an office building – Apple is constructing the one of the worlds most advanced office spaces, one that has will have a neautral carbon footprint after construction.
Video currently accounts for less than six percent of internet traffic across Africa, according to the Sandvine Global Internet Phenomena Report, but that number is expected to grow faster than it did for any other region before it.
Word is that scientists are on the brink of creating a drug that mimics all the nice things about alcohol, but eliminates all the hangovers, addiction and health issues. You know you want to read more.
For a fee, New Yorkers can now enjoy the fully pimped out experience from within a cab – the Car Force One. We’re talking plasma screens, Xbox 360s, Cable TV and two mobile printers. According to Car Force One founder and CEO Ishai, the company’s priority is customer satisfaction. “My company is not about the car, it’s about the service. It’s for the clients.”
Perhaps its because she’s gotten a little older, or a little more comforatble with her celebrity status – but for some reason Beyonce has been pretty playful on her tour stop in Australia.
The whole point of online tech companies monitoring us is to try and get an idea of what we’re doing in real life. Thankfully, up until now they could only use our online footprints to try figure out what we were doing in reality. Now, though, Google is telling advertisers that they have a way of tracking us in real life, all the time.
It’s true, the bike helmet does take some of the open-air appeal away from biking – but it may not have to be that way for much longer, as two women in Sweden have come up with an ingenious solution. It’s an inflatable bike helmet. When you don’t need it, it’s stowed away under you neck. When your precious head is hurtling towards the ground, it self-inflates, thus saving your life.
We all started dreaming about house-cleaning domestic robots ever since we saw those efficient little robots zipping around spaceships in the ‘Star Wars’ movies. While we might not have achieved quite that level of household domestic robot penetration just yet, we’re not far off.
Last week we published a story about the mysterious ‘Google Barges’ that had popped up in the harbours of Portland, Maine and San Francisco – and caused mass hysteria as people attempted to guess what they were for. Some suspected a secret water-borne data centre, or a marketing platform, but Google has dispelled any myths with a recent statement.
Yves Rossy and his jet-pack are by no means a new story. But flight after flight, he continues to capture the world’s imagination with his ability to fly at over 300km/h with apparatus that is controlled in the palm of his hand.
This isn’t what we wanted, is it? Instead of making a dislike button, or a middle-finger button, Facebook have decided to fix something that wasn’t broken. They seem to like doing that.
It’s only a few short years ago that road trips, double maths lessons and waiting for your family in the car was dominated by Snakes, the game. I bet you can still remember the delight you felt the first time you saw a moving, pixelated graphic on a cell phone. And don’t get me started on the first time you laid eyes on a colour screen. It’s Friday, so take a walk down cell phone memory lane. Cue nostalgia in three, two, one…
What do you do if you want a live feed on your smartphone that displays all of your body’s biometric data? You shove a massive computer chip under your skin, of course. Tim Cannon, a biohacker, recently became the first person to have one of these implanted – and it looks pretty painful.