MeerKAT

How animals vote to make group decisions

Today we opt for ballot boxes but humans have used numerous ways of voting to have their say throughout history. However we’re not the only ones …

Bees

Cheetah Mistakes Meerkat Attack For Grooming Sessions, Starts Purring Loudly

Kinji loves the meerkats, and often goes down to visit them. The feeling, however, is certainly not mutual. Not that Kinji cares! While the meerkats …

Cats

Can modern technology save rhinos from poachers?

Satellites, lie detectors, sniffer dogs, helicopters and seismic sensors: the new hi-tech weapons in Kruger National Park’s war on rhino poaching<p>We spot the two rhino carcases from our helicopter. They are lying 50 yards apart beside the Nsikazi River on the south-west border of South Africa’s …

Wildlife

11 things you didn't know about meerkats

They sleep in piles, have eating contests and love a good crowd.<p>Meerkats are known for being incredibly cooperative and ridiculously cute, but …

Lifestyle

The tiny Meerkat camper can be towed by almost any car

The trailer only costs $17,820<p>Camping season is upon us, but if the idea of sleeping on the ground makes you pause, perhaps you should invest in a lightweight camper trailer. Options abound in the trailer industry, from teardrops with huge windows for stargazing to this modular unit that can sleep …

RVs

MeerKAT beams fresh images, gets R693m

The MeerKAT radio telescope is the precursor of phase one of the SKA.<p>The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) SA yesterday presented the first Array Release …

Telescopes

Mortgage Gym looks for Meerkat magic with Comparethemarket hire

Mortgage Gym, a robo-adviser launching with high-street banks this summer, is hoping to capture some of the success of Comparethemarket's famous meerkat advertising campaign by hiring one of its founding directors.<p>Jeremy Moll, who was part of the team that created the Russian meerkat character …

Real Estate

A Brave Meerkat Tries to Scare an Animatronic Cobra Away From the Colony She Protects

In a slightly nerve-wracking clip from the PBS version of the BBC Series “Spy in the Wild“, a brave meerkat sentry climbed up a very tall tree to …

Wildlife

A brand guide to Houseparty, the teen app du jour - Digiday

Things go full circle. In the mid-’90s, the internet was synonymous with chatrooms. And now teenagers are flocking to an app that feels a lot like …

Advertising Industry

When Meerkats Choose Who Has Sex, Heft Helps

To improve their chances of breeding, female African meerkats try to match their rivals in weight gain<p>This story appears in the February 2017 issue of <i>National Geographic</i> magazine.<p>Imagine a commune where up to 50 individuals cohabit but only two get to have sex. That’s essentially the cooperative …

University of Cambridge

8 things that disappeared in 2016

Each year new technologies, companies, and social and political forces displace and disrupt old technologies, companies, and ideas.<p>In the 1920s and 1930s the car displaced the horse, in 1996 DVDs replaced the VCR, in 2010 Netflix pushed Blockbuster into bankruptcy and slowly replaced the DVD too, …

Mobile

Watch a Bird Trick Meerkats Out of Their Food

Turns out drongo birds are the ultimate con artists of the animal kingdom.<p>Sometimes in nature, it’s not about who works the hardest, but who cons the …

Weird

2016’s Tech Obituaries: The Year We Lost Vine, Meerkat, and the Fiery Note 7

There comes a point in every technology product's life when it ascends to the pearly gates.<p>Some gadgets have staying power and enjoy long lives, like the VCR. Others, like the hover board, make a short but lasting impression on us before exiting in a blaze of glory.<p>We said goodbye to some real gems …

Technology

Tech we lost: RIP Vine, Meerkat and the headphone jack

This year gave us some of our favorite tech yet, but it wasn't good news for all.<p>As with every year, companies went out of business, apps shut down and tech toys disappeared from store shelves for good. From VCRs and Pebble to Vine and Vessel and Meerkat, 2016 gave us plenty of tech …

Technology

Reutech radar unit an integral component of Meerkat surveillance system

A major component of the recently unveiled Postcode Meerkat wide area surveillance system is the Reutech RSR 904 ground surveillance radar unit.<p>The …

Kruger National Park

In memoriam: The brands that we lost in 2016 - Digiday

R.I.P Vine. So long, Meerkat. Rest in power, Sports Authority.<p>This was a rough year all the way around. Not the least of all for the brands and …

Advertising Industry

An Israeli app that could take over your kids’ lives

Meerkat’s video chat was a brief hit until it got clobbered by Facebook and Google. Now it’s is back with a new app.

Social Media

Instagram is testing Live videos

A Russian publication has spotted an experimental Instagram feature it obviously got its from parent corporation's repertoire: live videos. One of <i>T Journal's</i> readers sent in screenshots and a video of a curious icon lined up with Instagram Stories on top that's clearly marked "Live." It led to a …

Technology (India)

Mind-Blowing Images of a Little Girl Raised by Animals - QuizGriz

There are a lot of phrases buzzing around <b>Tippi Hedren, the famous French girl who grew up in Africa</b> (not the actress from <i>Birds</i>, people). Phrases like …

Wildlife

Livestreaming is destined to fail.

Last year livestreaming was my life. I streamed pretty much everything. I even got a job at a live streaming company. But as time went on, this …

Livestreaming

Weekly Roundup: Snapchat’s IPO agenda, Google’s new hardware and RIP Meerkat

This week, Google revealed new hardware, Facebook outlined its plans for the company’s future in VR and we paid our respects to Meerkat. Sick and tired of searching for this post? I don’t blame you. You can receive it in your inbox on Saturdays if that’s more your style.<p><b>1.</b> Google held its annual …

Google WiFi

Is Snapchat Destined To Be The Next Meerkat?

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 03: The Snapchat app logo is displayed on an iPad on August 3, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)<p>So you’ve created a great product and attracted a lot of adopters. You’ve got money coming in through VCs. You’ve got a small, but growing workforce and …

Billboard Awards

RIP Meerkat, Much More Than A Live Streaming App

Kerry Flynn of Mashable reached out to me last week for a quote about my experience on Meerkat now that they have officially shut down and pivoted to …

Livestreaming

Meerkat live-streaming app 'dead'

<b>Live-streaming app Meerkat has been pulled from the app store, following stiff competition from Twitter's Periscope and Facebook's live-streaming services.</b><p>The app attracted much attention when it was launched at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, last year.<p>The firm behind it - Life on Air - has …

A farewell to Meerkat from those who called it a community of friends

Meerkat is dead. The mobile app that ignited a live-steaming revolution when it made its debut at South by Southwest 2015 was removed from the iOS and Android app stores Friday.<p>Its funeral has been long awaited as the app battled for attention with Twitter's Periscope and Facebook Live. Meerkat …

Business

Meerkat, the live-streaming app, is no more

Meerkat, the application that let you broadcast live video to your Twitter or Facebook followers (think Periscope) has been removed from mobile …

Apps

Live-Streaming App Meerkat, Star of SXSW 2015, Pulled From App Store

Meerkat, the darling of SXSW way back in 2015, is officially roadkill. The live-streaming app that for a minute was the hottest name in mobile -- …

Apps

Live-streaming app Meerkat officially pulled from App Store | Trusted Reviews

<b>Live-streaming app Meerkat is no longer available to download as the company behind the service has decided to put all its resources and effort</b> …

App Store

Meerkat, the live-streaming app, is now officially dead

By: Tech Desk |<p>Imran Khan sent me inappropriate text messages: Ex-Pakistan's Tehreek-e-Insaf member Ayesha Gulalai<p>On the ashes of the …

Apps

Mobile broadcasting app Meerkat is officially dead

Meerkat might be the app that started the live-streaming on phones trend. Released early last year, it quickly rose in popularity - even to the point …

Apps