Pieter Albert Kemp

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Using Your iPhone 7 in the Shower Is the Latest Status Symbol

In 250 BC, Greek mathematician Archimedes sat down in a public bath and realized that the volume of water displaced equaled the volume of his body. …

How Utopia shaped the world

In the nearly-500 years since its publication, Thomas More’s Utopia has influenced everything from the thinking of Gandhi to the tech giants of Silicon Valley, writes Tom Hodgkinson.<p>An English lawyer, statesman, writer and saint, Thomas More was a strange character. Born in 1478, he was progressive …

Pioneer's X-CM56 desktop Bluetooth audio system goes both ways

The Pioneer X-CM56 is a handsome three-box audio system, with two speakers and a combo CD player/Bluetooth/stereo amplifier/AM-FM radio. The features set and sound quality belie the X-CM56's modest $200/£180/AU$260 price. Fit and finish are very decent -- there's nothing about its design that …

The best ADSL ISP in South Africa

The latest MyBroadband survey results reveal which Internet Service Provider ranked top in South Africa based on consumer feedback.

Study: As a species, humans inherit murderous tendencies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Evolution and genetics seem to have baked a certain amount of murder into humans as a species, but civilization has tamed some of the savage beast in us, according to a new study.<p>Scientists calculated the rate at which more than 1,000 mammal species kill their own kind, and …

Here's how to help save the Cape's oceans

Cape Town - If you love South Africa's incredible seas, you need to join the Two Oceans Aquarium beach cleanup at Soetwater Resort, Kommetjie on …

More than half the people in the world live in the sphere of influence

Back in 2013, a meme circulated quickly off of a Reddit post that showed the incredible population density of the southeast corner of Asia.<p>You may have seen it: the satellite map showed, quite simply, that "more people live inside this circle, than outside of it".<p>THE POPULATION EPICENTER<p>We are in …

World Economic Forum

This Canadian 1-seater electric car is the lonely man's Tesla

Do you love driving an electric car, but hate the daily reminder that you're alone in this world as you drive solo in a car built for five passengers?<p>…

Scientists build a laser using human blood

No, this isn't one of your childhood sci-fi dreams brought to life -- it's real. University of Michigan researchers have developed a medical observation laser where human blood is a key ingredient. When the team shined a laser into a small cavity full of dye-infused blood, they discovered that they …

How your airtime and data disappears and what you can do to stop it

This is where your airtime goes when it disappears, and the steps you can take to prevent it from happening.

Secret tips to get the most out of your ADSL and fibre line from South Africa’s top ADSL experts

It’s only human nature to want to squeeze every last piece of value out of your purchases.<p>ADSL and fibre lines are no exception, and no matter how …

Wi-Fi

Don't blame data management

Recently, international thought leaders speculated that data management might be 'broken' due to the growth in siloes of data and a lack of data …

Data Management

5 Ways Buddhists Deal With Anger

Everybody gets angry. Whether it’s mild irritation or flaming rage, we experience it every day and there are few of us for whom this is not, at some …

Make your business a lean, mean learning machine

Cape Town - Today's fastest growing companies are "lean mean learning machines" with an intense resilience regarding risk and employees who can …

11 Affordable Ways to Make Your Home Feel Cozier

Regardless of the season, every home can benefit from adding a little cozy comfort. If you're looking to add soft layers and homey touches without spending a fortune, you'll love these cheap solutions! Check out these 11 styling tricks for making your home feel better on a budget — your savings …

How algorithms rule our working lives

Employers are turning to mathematically modelled ways of sifting through job applications. Even when wrong, their verdicts seem beyond dispute – and they tend to punish the poor<p>A few years ago, a young man named Kyle Behm took a leave from his studies at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, …

Employment

Focal Listen Headphones Raise the Bar for the Modern, Mobile Audiophile.

The Focal Listen headphones <b>($249)</b> belong to a growing sector of premium, yet relatively affordable headphones aimed at the mobile audiophile. Unlike many premium headphones that target the smartphone market, the Listen aren't Bluetooth compatible; but what they lack in modern connectivity …

What would happen if all animals were as smart as us

If every species on the planet were suddenly equally intelligent, would we cooperate or fight? Rachel Nuwer explores this hypothetical survival of the fittest scenario.<p>In Planet of the Apes, a man finds himself in a world governed by hyper-intelligent primates that lord over enslaved human …

Why you don’t want a nice boss

Just because a boss is nice, doesn’t mean he or she is any good. A tough, demanding manager will push you to do your best work.<p>Everyone wants a nice boss. And if a nice boss is one who respects me and my work, challenges me to get better and wants to see me grow as both a professional and a leader, …

A surprising way to beat work stress

PARTNER CONTENT<p>Tough day? Put down the take-away menu and throw this easy, health-conscious, totally affordable dinner together instead. Stick it in …

23andMe Data Is Helping Find The Genes Responsible For Depression

The findings, published a few weeks ago, come from data provided by 23andMe, the gene-testing company, and have been found by aggregating the …

Genetics

Harvard’s Octobot is the first autonomous machine to be made with all soft robotics

For years roboticists have been looking into using softer materials for parts rather than the usual metal and plastic — sometimes even building entirely soft robots. But this Octobot from Harvard is the first that not only contains no hard parts but is also entirely autonomous.<p>Robert Wood and …

Robotics

Earth - Why bullying is such a successful evolutionary strategy

Frodo ruled with an iron fist. He incited fear among his fellow group members.<p>His "demonic streak", as it was later called, started early. From three years old he was throwing rocks at those around him.<p>Frodo, a large-bodied chimpanzee with a recognisable grey streak, would later become the alpha …

The 21st Century’s 100 greatest films

The best that cinema has had to offer since 2000 as picked by 177 film critics from around the world.<p>“They don’t make ‘em like they used to.”<p>How often have we all heard that resigned expression? How often have we said it ourselves? ‘The death of cinema’ is debated in university film studies …

Video on Demand

Olympic Athletes Are Electrifying Their Brains, and You Can Too

If a brain-stimulation gadget catches on, expect controversy over “brain doping” Photo: Gabriela Hasbun Photo: Gabriela Hasbun <b>Performance Peddlers:</b> …

Hacking and AI: Moral panic vs. real problems

On Aug. 4th, seven different artificial intelligence systems competed against each other to see which was best at hacking. The Cyber Grand Challenge was sponsored by DARPA (the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) and held at Def Con, in a vast ballroom remade to resemble an e-sports …

How will you survive when the robots take your job?

The robots are coming, and they're taking our jobs. Or that's the concern, anyway. A recent Oxford University study surmises that over the next two decades, about 47 percent of U.S. jobs are at risk of being made obsolete thanks to automation. This isn't restricted to just blue-collar factory labor …

SA customers feel they are getting less value

Cape Town - Customers in South Africa claim they are getting less value, according to Prof. Adré Schreuder, CEO of Consulta and founder and chair of …

Customer Experience

The 11 best games that aren't about killing stuff

But there are exceptions to every rule — I'd be shocked if anyone ever said, "I'm not here to make friends," on "The Great British Bake Off," for example.<p>Similarly, there are plenty of examples of video games that aren't about super soldiers or assassins — You just have to be willing to look around …

PlayStation

Extraterrestrial Microbes Could Double the Output Of Bacteria Batteries

Bacteria and microbes have long been discussed as potential renewable power sources, like microbial fuel cells using bacteria to convert organic …