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Review of the Year 2016: Top 25 Graphic Design

We’ve seen some big rebrands this year including Mastercard, the Premier League and Co-op, but there’s also been some new studios and designers …

Ben Heck's essentials series: Wireless communications

Karen is really wired, and this time we don't just mean hyperactive. Ben, Karen and Felix get together to talk about the essentials of wireless technology. There are many different ways for electronics to communicate information, including WiFi, xBee, Bluetooth, mobile networks, RFID and NFC -- and …

Regulation

New generation of ethical hackers aims to impress recruiters

As the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre starts work, recruiters are busy identifying raw talent to counter future hazards<p>With the launch of the National Cyber Security Centre, backed by £1.9bn of funding to battle online crime, the government has made a statement.<p>Defence experts have long warned …

Cybersecurity

25 Design Freebies Websites Every Designer Should Know

One of the most clever shortcuts I’ve found as a creative entrepreneur is to use freebies. Whether you’re prototyping a new website or designing a package for your product, you can find high-quality resources to help you speed up the process and get things done in a professional manner.<p>There are …

Graphic Design

Microsoft is investing millions in a $1 billion startup that rejected its acquisition offer

Today, Mesosphere is announcing a new $73.5 million "strategic" investment, led by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and with Microsoft listed as a "significant participant."<p>That brings Mesosphere's total investment up to about $122 million, with a reported valuation of well over $1 billion, and Silicon …

12 Rules for Professional JavaScript in 2016

<b>Disclaimer:</b> I speak in absolutes below for brevity. Yes, nearly every “rule” in programming has exceptions.<p>JavaScript is hard. It moves so fast that …

Vanishing airtime? This is what you can do about it

Hundreds of South African cellular subscribers recently contacted Talk Radio 702 to complain about a phenomenon dubbed “data leakage”.<p>Users …

Most sought-after tech and telecoms qualifications in South Africa

Manpower South Africa’s 2015 Talent Shortage Survey revealed that there is a big increase in the difficulty involved in filling vacant employee …

The Ultimate Programming Cheat Sheet List For Web Designers And Developers

There are so many <b>cheat sheets</b> around these days, and the same goes for programming languages. <b>Cheat sheets</b> are basically a set of notes to allow …

A peek inside the cybercriminal's toolkit

Sergey Lozhkin<p>In the cyber-espionage thriller <i>Blackhat</i> (2015), Chris Hemsworth plays a computer hacker who is freed from prison to trace a blackhat …

The year that changed South Africa’s Internet market

South Africa has a handful of strong online platforms which dominate the local Internet market. These websites include News24, Bidorbuy, SafariNow, …

Pixie: Personal Object Tracking

RFID and Bluetooth technologies exist, and eventually someone's going to get rich off of it by creating a consumer-friendly way to track objects. …

Funny Drawing Series of a Character Battling His Maker

Imagine getting your head punched or getting smooshed to the corner of a page. That's what this character is going through, thanks to artist Alex Solis. For this new series, Alex shows a character going one-on-one with the artist. Watch as the boy fights back as he clamps his teeth down onto the …

5 ways to make data cheaper in Africa

Africa’s network operators need to make a New Year’s resolution that they will aim to both make their data cheaper for their users and to improve the …

Fascinating 3D-Printed Fibonacci Zoetrope Sculptures | Colossal

<p>These 3d-printed zoetrope sculptures were designed by John Edmark, and they only animate when filmed under a strobe light or with the help of a …

25 Must-See Wedding Photos From 2014

As 2014 comes to a close, we can confidently say that this has been an amazing year for wedding photography.<p>We've scoured wedding blogs, Pinterest and reached out to talented photographers across the country and around the world to compile the very best wedding photos of 2014. Below are 25 of our …

Blackhat trailer promises a hacking thriller, computer screens that beep

<b>Question:</b> What is the title of that movie that revolves around a hacker (or two) caught up in a huge scheme or conspiracy that has something to do with a gargantuan corporation and/or the government?<p><b>Your choices are:</b><p>A.) Young-Angelina Jolie starrer <i>Hackers</i><br>B.) Travolta, Berry and Jackman movie</i> …

The SAM electronic building system promises to turn anyone into an instant engineer<p>If Lego had a 21st-century facelift, it would look a lot like SAM, a new kit where the building blocks are electronic modules (or SAMs: sensor actor modules), which wirelessly communicate with each other over …

Scientist's new rewriteable 'paper' is actually made of glass or plastic

If you ask us, the idea of rewritable paper seems pretty redundant no matter how high-tech it is. Apparently that didn't cross the mind of scientists at the University of California, Riverside. See, that's where Yadong Yin and his colleagues are using special color-switching dyes (called "redox") …

The Oral History Of The Poop Emoji (Or, How Google Brought Poop To America)

Everyone’s favorite emoji began in Japan. But without Google, it may have stayed there.<p>If the story of the poop emoji’s rise were told in emojis, it would look like this:<p>…which is to say, it is an international tale of drama, cultural differences, and near-disasters. This is that tale, told for the …

Kano Review: A $150 DIY Computer and Coding Kit

We live in an age where many children have access to smartphones, tablets and laptops. They’re powerful and intuitive, offering the Web and an ever-growing library of apps to explore. Learning and accessing information has never been easier.<p>But these children, and a ton of adults too, have little …

The online shopping process: from deal to delivery

PwC’s recent global survey of online shoppers has revealed that South Africans are making online purchases more frequently and through more …

A Convicted Hacker and an Internet Icon Join Forces to Thwart NSA Spying

The internet is littered with burgeoning email encryption schemes aimed at thwarting NSA spying. Many of them are focused on solving the usability …

Visualized: The Weirdest, Wildest Viruses In Computer History

Computer malware used to be a lot more inventive.<p>Founded and curated by Amsterdam-based writer Bas Van de Poel, the Computer Virus Catalog collects the weirdest viruses from the annals of computer history, and visualizes them as art. By pairing a computer virus with a graphic designer, Van de …

A Year After Snowden, U.S. Tech Losing Trust Overseas

This week marks the one-year anniversary of the Snowden revelations. Whatever you may think about Edward Snowden the man — is he a traitor or a hero? — one fact is indisputable. His leaks shook the U.S. technology industry to its core. And the reverberations keep on coming.<p>Take Cisco. The Silicon …

It’s official: South Africans pay too much for telecoms services

The World Economic Forum published its “Global Information Technology Report 2014”, which shows that South Africa’s telecoms and Internet services …

Write Launches its Minimalist Note-Taking App on Mac

I’ve tried a variety of note-taking apps on my iPhone, but Write is easily one of my favorites. The uncluttered menu system and lightweight writing experience are fantastic when you just want to knuckle down and really focus.<p>Now, Write is available for Mac. The product is going up against popular …

How to spring-clean a PC that has problems booting

I have a six-year-old HP DX2250 running Windows Vista Home Basic, which I tend to keep on all the time, just putting it in sleep mode when I'm not using it. Of late, if the machine has to shut down (eg to complete the installation of Windows updates), it won't get past the blue "HP Invent" screen. …