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Coca Cola Twitter Marketing Campaign Ends in Disaster

Coca-Coca learns the hard way that the implementation of a marketing campaign or strategycan go horribly wrong…

#BlackOutDay: Trending Twitter Hashtag Celebrates Black People, Fights Negative Stereotypes

If you've been on Twitter or other social media today, you've probably seen the hashtag #BlackOutDay trending. But what is it?<p>#BlackOutDay is a …

Petition launched to remove ‘feeling fat’ emoji from Facebook

<b>Is ‘fat’ a feeling? Facebook seems to think so.</b><p>But the emoji has sparked outrage among some users, who argue the chubby-faced icon is ‘making fun’ of …

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Google is developing cancer and heart attack detector

<b>Google is aiming to diagnose cancers, impending heart attacks or strokes and other diseases, at a much earlier stage than is currently possible.</b><p>The company is working on technology that combines disease-detecting nanoparticles, which would enter a patient's bloodstream via a swallowed pill, with a …

Only 2.5% of SA job seekers placed

South Africa has 20.1 million economically active people but the country’s labour absorption rate has remained stagnant at around 42.8%, according to …

What you need to know about the world of online dating

If a smoky, beer-soaked pub is the last place you'd go to find Mr. or Mrs. Right, online dating is a godsend. <i>Ideally</i>, it brings together like-minded couples in a non-threatening virtual space, so they can get to know each other before committing to a physical date. On top of the countless …

Spaceborne whisky returns to Earth

Interested in finding out what whisky matured in space tastes like? You may get a chance sooner than you think. Scottish distillery Ardbeg teamed up with the scientists at NanoRacks to put vials of whisky aboard the International Space Station three years ago, and those vials recently returned to …

8 Super Weird Things You Didn't Know About Halloween

<i>This weird Halloween trivia isn't boo-gus.</i><p>Halloween is a time for candy, costumes and the Charlie Brown cartoon special, but how did it become this way? Why are children and teens encouraged to run around the neighborhood threatening tricks? Jack-o'-lanterns are a pretty strange concept, but …

This app turns your iPhone into a handheld 3D scanner

Do you take pictures of all your meals to share with your friends on Facebook and Instagram? Wish there was a way to share even more of it with your FOMO-ing virtual friends?<p>Well, you can’t share the taste, or the smell, but 3DAround is an upcoming iOS app that lets you share the food you’re eating …