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WHERE DOES OUR OLD TECH GO TO DIE?

2024-05-15T13:17:42+02:00

WHERE DOES OUR OLD TECH GO TO DIE

Where does our old tech go to die?

Electronic waste, alternatively referred to as E-Waste, is a direct bi-product of the electronic revolution that stemmed our love and now, reliance, on our electronic gadgets. Our electronic gadgets have completely changed the way in which we live our lives. Prior to the launch of the first commercial mobile phone in 1983, we were reliant on landline phones which were usually one to two per household and business, not one per person. As the name suggests, the mobile phone’s size, shape and transportability opened up a whole new world of communication and accessibility on the go. As time went on and mobile phones become […]

WHERE DOES OUR OLD TECH GO TO DIE?2024-05-15T13:17:42+02:00

A CRACKING GOOD TIME

2024-05-15T13:09:37+02:00

A cracking good time

A cracking good time

Have you ever sat down next to another person and heard an audible crack, only to look over and see them clicking their fingers or cracking their knuckles in such a way that its perceptible not only to them, but to all those around? For some, this sound can be extremely triggering, but for those doing the cracking, they might not even realise that they are doing it. It is possible that this action is entirely a subconscious act for them. However, there are also people who crack their knuckles and other parts of their bodies entirely intentionally. The real question is, why?

For some it’s a harmless habit or a way to […]

A CRACKING GOOD TIME2024-05-15T13:09:37+02:00

PATCHES OF PROTECTION

2024-05-15T13:10:19+02:00

Patches of Protection

Patches of Protection

Measles is a highly contagious and potentially serious disease caused by a virus called the Morbilivirus, which comes from the Paramyxoviridae family of viruses. Although measles only affects humans, the virus strain that causes it has been closely linked to other viruses that infect animals. Even though there is a vaccine for measles available worldwide, it is still one of the leading causes of infant and child mortality, especially in developing countries and continents like Africa and Asia. Prior to the inception of the vaccination and widespread immunization, measles was responsible for almost 2.6 million deaths annually. The vaccination rollout between 2000 and 2015 reduced measles deaths globally by 79%, it has not and […]

PATCHES OF PROTECTION2024-05-15T13:10:19+02:00

HOW TO GET THAT BLUE TICK IN 2024

2024-04-09T08:43:47+02:00

HOW TO GET THAT BLUE TICK IN 2024

For some, social media prominence and being recognised and followed on various social media networks is a top priority – especially if that is a source of income too. Social media influencers rely on their social audiences to help generate income by scoring brand partnership deals and contracts. Over the last decade there has been a significant increase in the number of influencers and content creators across all social media networks with a particular focus on Instagram and TikTok with audiences engaging with visual and short-form video content. Although we love to scroll through the largely frivolous pictures and watch the videos that influencers post online, it’s easy to forget […]

HOW TO GET THAT BLUE TICK IN 20242024-04-09T08:43:47+02:00

CERTIFICATIONS TO SET YOU APART

2024-04-09T08:42:14+02:00

CERTIFICATIONS TO SET YOU APART

Education and upskilling comes in many shapes and forms, and as Jim Stovall puts it, “Education is a lifelong journey whose destination expands as you travel.” It also expands the more you actively pursue it. These days, people are expected to possess skills and capabilities outside of just the ones that are learned in schools and tertiary education, as while these set a great and very important foundation – the real world applicability require so much more. With the rapid pace of technology and AI development, it also helps to try and keep up with these so that you can take advantage of the automated functionalities to save time and effort. Certifications are […]

CERTIFICATIONS TO SET YOU APART2024-04-09T08:42:14+02:00

SUPER HUMANS – THE SCIENCE BEHIND SUPER POWERS

2024-04-09T08:36:17+02:00

SUPER HUMANS – THE SCIENCE BEHIND SUPER POWERS

We’ve all seen the Marvel and DC Universe movies featuring super heroes and villains boasting a wide variety of superpowers from super strength, speed, flying, super senses, invisibility, mind-reading, telepathy, time-travelling, telekinesis, x-ray vision, elemental powers, animal powers, healing and regeneration – the list goes on. Sometimes it’s fun to fantasize about which super powers we would want to posess if we were ever bitten by a radioactive spider or were exposed to a mysterious substance or a ‘mad’ scientist, but those are just fantasies and make for great movie and television plots. In the real world, ‘super powers’ can look very different, but being extraordinary is possible, just not […]

SUPER HUMANS – THE SCIENCE BEHIND SUPER POWERS2024-04-09T08:36:17+02:00

HOT, HOTTER, HOTTEST – FEBRUARY 2024 THE WARMEST MONTH TO DATE

2024-03-12T09:02:49+02:00

HOT, HOTTER, HOTTEST – FEBRUARY 2024 THE WARMEST MONTH TO DATE

Just over nine months ago, June 2023 was declared the hottest month recorded in Earth’s history. The nine months since have set new records of their own, with each subsequent month outdoing the highs of the previous one, culminating with February 2024 outstripping all previous months of their title as the world’s hottest month to date. Sea-ice in the Antarctica is at an all-time low as a result of the unprecedented temperatures with ocean surface temperatures rising too. The high temperatures are largely affected the El Nino weather event, however this is not solely to blame – global warming and climate change are the largest culprits in […]

HOT, HOTTER, HOTTEST – FEBRUARY 2024 THE WARMEST MONTH TO DATE2024-03-12T09:02:49+02:00

AVOIDING JOB SCAMS IN A TOUGH JOB MARKET

2024-03-12T08:59:44+02:00

AVOIDING JOB SCAMS IN A TOUGH JOB MARKET

South Africa’s unemployment rate rose to 32.1% in the last quarter of 2023. What this also means is that currently, South Africa has the highest unemployment rate on the continent, and even worse, in the world too as of 2024. Globally, the job market is extremely competitive with many companies looking to cut costs wherever possible based on the tough economic climate. Sadly, one of the biggest cost-cutting mechanisms is reducing overheads by reducing employees, which is what a number of the largest tech firms have done in recent months. The aim is to do more with less, which also often requires employees that are left, to be able to […]

AVOIDING JOB SCAMS IN A TOUGH JOB MARKET2024-03-12T08:59:44+02:00

GOOGLE GEMINI AND THE ISSUE WITH ITS AI

2024-03-12T08:55:55+02:00

GOOGLE GEMINI AND THE ISSUE WITH ITS AI

Google Gemini was launched towards the backend of 2023, and was introduced as the company’s “largest and most capable AI model” to date. According to Demi Hassabis, CEO and Co-Founder of Google DeepMind, “Gemini is the result of large-scale collaborative efforts by teams across Google, including our colleagues at Google Research. It was built from the ground up to be multimodal, which means it can generalize and seamlessly understand, operate across and combine different types of information including text, code, audio, image and video.” Gemini comes in three different models that are designed to provide flexible AI-driven solutions based on the device and complexity of the task at hand.

Gemini Ultra […]

GOOGLE GEMINI AND THE ISSUE WITH ITS AI2024-03-12T08:55:55+02:00

LOCALLY GROWN BRINGING IT HOME AT THE 2024 GRAMMY AWARDS

2024-02-09T13:33:59+02:00

LOCALLY GROWN BRINGING IT HOME AT THE 2024 GRAMMY AWARDS

Tyla Laura Seethal, or Tyla as she is more commonly known, scooped up her first Grammy Award on the 5th of February at the 2024 Grammy Awards. The 22 year old picked up the Grammy Award for the Best African Music Performance for her hit-song Water. The song, which has gone viral has also inspired its own dance and has become the backing track to many TikTok videos too. The music video has had over 118 million views on YouTube and has become a global phenomenon spurred on by social media.

Tyla beat out a number of very well-known African artists to take home the coveted award, including Nigerian […]

LOCALLY GROWN BRINGING IT HOME AT THE 2024 GRAMMY AWARDS2024-02-09T13:33:59+02:00

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