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  • Man among 1st in US to get bionic eye
    Thanks to a high-tech procedure that involved the surgical implantation of a "bionic eye", Roger Pontz has regained enough of his eyesight to catch small glimpses of his wife, grandson and cat.
    15 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 7:20am
  • New hacker playground: Ships at sea
    As industries like maritime and energy connect ships, containers and rigs to computer networks, they expose weaknesses that hackers can exploit.
    18 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 4:17am
  • New social networks connects cooks and diners
    A new breed of peer-to-peer applications is moving the chef-diner relationship outside of traditional restaurants to homes and other offbeat locations.
    21 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 1:33am
  • WhatsApp hits 500 million users
    WhatsApp now has 500 million regular, active users around the world, the free mobile messaging service being acquired by Facebook has said.
    2 days ago 23 Apr 14, 8:30am
  • Nasa's space station Robonaut getting legs
    Nasa's space station humanoid Robonaut is finally getting legs, the next step for astro-apprentices.
    2 days ago 23 Apr 14, 4:20am
  • Alien signal likely interference, says top astronomer
    The controversial and unexplained Wow! Signal from decades ago may have been interference, says a top radio astronomer.
    2 days ago 23 Apr 14, 2:10am
  • Dragon supply capsule reaches orbiting ISS
    The unmanned Dragon capsule from the private US firm SpaceX has successfully reached the International Space Station, its third trip carrying supplies and equipment to the orbiting lab.
    3 days ago 22 Apr 14, 4:35am
  • Apps link people with new places in real world
    Tired of the same restaurants and clubs? Not sure if friends would want to venture to a new cafe or bar? New apps show where people want to go, rather than where they have been.
    3 days ago 22 Apr 14, 1:27am
  • Graphene: The 'wonder' nanomaterial
    Graphene has been touted as a wonder material -- the world's thinnest substance, but super-strong. Now scientists say it is so easy to make you could produce some in your kitchen.
    4 days ago 21 Apr 14, 1:58am
  • Researcher finds flaw in Samsung fingerprint check
    A Berlin-based researcher says he has managed to fool the fingerprint-based security system on Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone.
    7 days ago 18 Apr 14, 4:14am
  • China jails blogger in 'rumour' crackdown
    A Chinese court has jailed a blogger for three years, the first person to be sentenced in a government-led crackdown on so-called internet rumours.
    7 days ago 18 Apr 14, 3:35am
  • German media boss: I'm scared of Google
    The head of Germany's biggest media company says he is afraid of Google and wants the company to become more transparent.
    8 days ago 17 Apr 14, 5:09am
  • Experts issue warning to smartphone users
    Smartphone users have been advised to ensure that their devices are properly secured in order to reduce vulnerability to cyber attacks from hackers.
    8 days ago 17 Apr 14, 3:32am
  • Yahoo sees signs of growth in 'core'
    Yahoo has posted a stronger-than-expected first-quarter profit, results hailed by chief executive Marissa Mayer as showing growth in "core" business.
    8 days ago 17 Apr 14, 1:38am
  • New Facebook friends 'signal' cheating
    People who add new romantic interests to their Facebook "friends" list while in a romantic relationship tend to have a lower level of commitment to their current mate, a recent study finds.
    9 days ago 16 Apr 14, 4:17am
  • South Korea blocks adultery website
    South Korea has blocked the newly launched Korean version of the global adultery hook-up site Ashley Madison, saying that it threatened family values.
    9 days ago 16 Apr 14, 1:47am
  • 'Blood moon' stuns sky watches
    Parts of the world have seen a rare celestial event when the Earth's shadow fell across the moon, turning it orange.
    10 days ago 15 Apr 14, 8:16am
  • US Airways red-faced after graphic image tweet
    US Airways has rushed out an apology after a graphic sexual image was tweeted from its official Twitter account in response to a disgruntled customer.
    10 days ago 15 Apr 14, 6:10am
  • Rocket leak delays ISS delivery launch
    Space X has called off a planned launch because of a rocket leak, meaning that a cargo run destined for the ISS will wait a bit longer.
    10 days ago 15 Apr 14, 3:27am
  • Nasa green lights supply run to ISS
    Nasa is pressing ahead with the planned launch of a supply ship despite a critical computer outage at the International Space Station.
    11 days ago 14 Apr 14, 9:20am


  • Are you ready for Girls in ICT Day 2014? We are!
    Guest blog by Marie Githinji We are just 3 days away from the much awaited Girls in ICT Day, and are stoked about having you all join us for a day of fun and collaboration. Girls in ICT Day, 2014 (Designed by Fridah Oyaro) This year, we are not only…
    2 days ago 23 Apr 14, 6:13am
  • iHub @ Connected Kenya Summit 2014
    iHub @ Connected Kenya Summit 2014 by Eng. Martin Obuya, Amb. (Govt. Affairs) iHub What is Connected Kenya? The Connected Kenya Summit, first held in 2009, is the brainchild of the ICT Authority in consultation with ICT industry players and key gove…
    2 days ago 23 Apr 14, 4:12am
  • Venture Capital Course Coming July 29-30
    By Audrey Cheng With the rise of entrepreneurship in East Africa, there is a parallel rise in misunderstanding of the role of venture capital, how to pitch to venture capital, how to scale an early-stage high-growth venture, etc. So Savannah Fund…
    3 days ago 22 Apr 14, 4:16am
  • Incubated Startups at the m:lab Win Accolades at Connected Kenya
    Three startups incubated at the m:lab, were among six winners in the Kenya’s Vision 2030 ICT Innovation awards at Connected Kenya. The three startups are Eneza Education, Ma3Route and Afroes Games. Connected Kenya which was held on 14th – 16…
    4 days ago 20 Apr 14, 3:23pm
  • NETmundial Hub in Nairobi – Meeting on the future of Internet Governance
    Posted by: Jessica Colaco, ISOC Kenya, Treasurer The future of the Internet will be discussed at the NetMundial meeting in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 23-24 April 2014. For those who cannot travel to Brazil, 33 remote hubs around the world have been identif…
    5 days ago 20 Apr 14, 5:21am
  • Angel Investors: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    Guest Post By Alex Muriu I was seventeen going on eighteen when I started my first company; a modest, little cloud services venture that I dreamt of growing into an Enterprise in the near future. This bold step was thanks to the impetus I got from o…
    8 days ago 17 Apr 14, 5:37am
  • Believe the Hype (Master)!
    At the iHub we could have given Jimmy Gitonga many nicknames. The Wall Breaker, for his ability to connect community members with each other. The Match Maker, for overseeing some of iHub’s strategic partnerships such as with Intel and Microsoft. T…
    8 days ago 16 Apr 14, 1:26pm
  • Startup Sauna comes to Nairobi
    Startup Sauna,  the leading startup accelerator in Northern Europe, and the renowned Kenyan tech innovation centre iHub Nairobi, are co-hosting two days of startup coaching and tech hub / university networking on 8th and 9th May 2014. Startup Sauna…
    9 days ago 16 Apr 14, 4:38am
  • Intel Student Partner Program: Now launching in Tanzania and Uganda. Apply by April 30th!
    Following the successful launch of the Intel Student Partner Program in Kenya, we’re now opening up the opportunity for university students in Uganda and Tanzania to apply to be a part of this program. Apply by 30th April 2014 to be a part of this…
    9 days ago 16 Apr 14, 3:53am
  • African Tech Bits Episode 3: Kenya The Game and the Gamers
    Here are a couple of statistics that may leave your mouth wide open and have you rethinking your career path. The video game Grand Theft Auto Five that was released last year grossed $815.7 million in the first 24 hours of its release and went on to…
    11 days ago 14 Apr 14, 3:36am
  • Kenya StartUp Cup
    A Business Model Competition Kenya StartUp Cup is a local franchise of tried and tested global entrepreneurship competition that aims to stimulate local business growth as a means to stem growing unemployment in the country. It brings together entre…
    11 days ago 14 Apr 14, 1:18am
  • Learn to earn Hangout event
    Guest blog by Israel Kloss Learn To Earn (LTE) is a Computer Science and Technology remote training program that provides a strong foundation in the fundamentals of Web Development and a specialization in WordPress. Students will learn how to create…
    13 days ago 11 Apr 14, 2:02pm
  • Leadership and Entrepreneurship Conference
    Guest post by Gary Cymbaluk Leadership and Entrepreneurship like you’ve never experienced it before in a three day conference hosted by Pan Africa Christian (PAC) University along Lumumba Drive, Roysambu, Nairobi  from April 23rd to the 25th! .…
    13 days ago 11 Apr 14, 1:25pm
  • Learn To Earn (LTE) Hangout Event
    Guest blog by Israel Kloss Learn To Earn (LTE) is a Computer Science and Technology remote training program that provides a strong foundation in the fundamentals of Web Development and a specialization in WordPress. Students will learn how to create…
    14 days ago 11 Apr 14, 4:09am
  • NASA International Space Apps Challenge Weekend
    This Saturday & Sunday the NASA International Space Apps challenge will be happening at iHub co-organized by GDG Kimathi University, GDG Nairobi, Nairobi JS & iHub.   People have a chance to use NASA data, work directly on NASA challenges and tackl…
    15 days ago 10 Apr 14, 3:31am
  • iHub at Launch of C4DLab by UoN
    Guest Post by Eng. Martin Obuya, iHub Ambassador University of Nairobi School of Computing & Informatics, in partnership with University of Nairobi Alumni Association, yesterday officially launched Computing & Informatics Alumni Chapter and activat…
    16 days ago 9 Apr 14, 4:13am
  • Microsoft Myskills4afrika training: Building a Messaging and Storytelling Framework
    Creating a foundation of messaging for your company, product or service is key to being able to consistently ‘snap’ to a cohesive message when talking to customers and partners by segment. It helps define clearly and consistently the message/s y…
    16 days ago 9 Apr 14, 3:47am
    The open society foundation in conjunction with the iHub user experience lab will be conducting a year-long human centered design fellowship at the iHub UX lab. The aim of the fellowship is to work with local organizations to come up with innovative…
    18 days ago 7 Apr 14, 2:00am
  • Building Swahili Stop words Corpus for Computing
    With Chris Orwa, Data Scientist, iHub Research iHub Research commenced phase two of Umati, the online hate speech monitoring project, in January 2014 with the aim of understanding how online conversations evolve over time in an election cycle and; d…
    18 days ago 6 Apr 14, 11:30pm
    Microsoft’s My Skillz4Afrika is an initiative which is focused on an area that has been difficult for many organizations and freelancers to navigate: World Class Skills. Microsoft, in its commitment to sharing the skills and expertise that have de…
    18 days ago 6 Apr 14, 3:19pm
  • Past Finalists Speak about PIVOT East
    Since inception in 2011, PIVOT East competition has identified and supported 75 mobile startups as finalists of the annual competition (25 each year). m:lab East Africa has directly funded 15 of the startups to the tune of over $120,000 through PI…
    18 days ago 6 Apr 14, 12:27pm
  • NRBUZZ: What role does research play in edTech?
    iHub Research  is excited to host this month’s NRBuzz, on Thursday 10TH April from 5.30 PM focusing on the EDTECH scene. This session will bring together start-ups and established entrepreneurs in the EDTECH scene to share their experiences from…
    19 days ago 6 Apr 14, 4:19am
  • How are ICTs impacting Governance in East Africa? (a.k.a “ICT and Governance in EA” Project)
    Much as has been said of the promise, potential and progress of ICTs in the East African region. Governments, non-governmental organizations, private sector players, citizens and other stakeholders are embracing ICTs in interesting and innovative way…
    19 days ago 6 Apr 14, 3:18am
  • Sponsorship Opportunity -International Youth Workshop on Leadership and Entrepreneurship
    Here is an opportunity for you to travel to Finland for an International Youth Workshop on Leadership and Entrepreneurship. There are  6 Scholarships available to motivated youth from any nationality. Additionally, 4 Scholarships available to wi…
    21 days ago 4 Apr 14, 4:19am
  • Who is the young social entrepreneur in the year of the horse?
    Guest Post By Nathan Masyuko World Summit Youth Award opens its contest for action on the UN MDGs 2014 is the year of competitions. In the Chinese year of the horse not only Sochi will show who runs the fastest, jumps the farthest and has nerves of…
    23 days ago 2 Apr 14, 8:47am


  • Pinterest Launches Exploration-Focused Guided Search And Reveals Custom Categories For Mobile
     Today Pinterest announced two new mobile products: Guided Search to lead you on chains of explorations, and a third one that will be unveiled in a few minutes, and Custom Categories for making it easier to browse your way to cool stuff through a d…
    26 mins ago 24 Apr 14, 9:46pm
  • Pinterest Hits 30 Billion Total Pins, Up 50% In 6 Months
     Tonight at an event in the company's San Francisco headquarters, Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann announced that users had contributed more than 30 billion Pins since being founded, a number that has grown by nearly 50 percent in the past six months a…
    50 mins ago 24 Apr 14, 9:22pm
  • Stewart Butterfield’s Slack Is Raising $30 Million In New Funding
     Slack, a collaboration platform founded by Flickr co-founder Stewart Butterfield, is raising $30 million-plus in new funding, we’ve learned. For background, Butterfield left Yahoo and started TinySpeck (and a multiplayer game called Glitch) but…
    1 hour ago 24 Apr 14, 9:05pm
  • Mozilla Names Firefox OS Co-Founder Andreas Gal As Its New CTO
     When Mozilla named JavaScript inventor Brendan Eich as its new (and short-lived) CEO, it left the CTO position Eich previously occupied unfilled. Today, Mozilla announced that Andreas Gal will become its new CTO. Most recently, he was Mozilla's Di…
    3 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 7:31pm
  • Storyful’s Verification Tech Could Stop Fake News From Spreading On Facebook
     Twitter is the king of real time news, but people's eagerness to retweet juicy stories sometimes outweighs their willingness to verify the facts, leading them to parrot misinformation. That's why the most intersting thing about Facebook partnering…
    3 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 6:46pm
  • Co-Founder And CEO Marcus Nelson Departs Addvocate
     Marcus Nelson, who co-founded and served as CEO of social media startup Addvocate, said that he's no longer at the company. Nelson doesn't offer any details about the reasons for his departure, but it sounds like this wasn't entirely by choice. In…
    4 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 6:12pm
  • Automattic Buys Scroll Kit, A Code-Free Website Builder That Once Got Legal Heat From The NYT
     WordPress maker Automattic's acquisition spree to build out its platform continues apace. Today comes news that it has acquired Scroll Kit, a New York-based startup that had developed a platform for people to build websites without needing to know…
    5 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 5:31pm
  • Google+ Is Walking Dead
     Today, Google’s Vic Gundotra announced that he would be leaving the company after eight years. The first obvious question is where this leaves Google+, Gundotra’s baby and primary project for the past several of those years. What we’re heari…
    5 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 4:50pm
  • Warburg Pincus Buys Compensation Software Service PayScale For Up To $100 Million
     Making its fourth acquisition of a technology company in fewer than three weeks, private equity investment firm Warburg Pincus is announcing that it has bought compensation software services vendor PayScale in a deal worth up to $100 million. In t…
    6 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 4:31pm
  • Domino’s Launches Its Pizza Ordering App For iPad With 3D Custom Pizza Builder
     Domino's Pizza has revamped its menu and turned around its financials over the last few years, during which time it also started to offer mobile ordering. Next Monday, the pizza chain will launch its iPad app, which will allow you to build your pi…
    6 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 4:30pm

IT News Africa

  • Gaining the competitive edge with Real-Time Predictive Analytics
    Predictive Analytics may not be a new concept in business but the convergence of new market forces such as big data, mobility and cloud computing have resulted in a host of new and powerful opportunities for the application of this valuable technolog…
    14 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 8:17am
  • New Hitachi Data Systems technology delivers a business-defined approach for it infrastructure
    Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), today announced exciting new technology to accelerate customer success with Business Defined IT – a closer linking of a company’s business and technol…
    15 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 7:42am
  • MTN Group records 210 million subscribers
    MTN is a leading emerging market mobile operator, connecting approximately 210 million people in 22 countries across Africa and the Middle East.  MTN is at the forefront of global technological changes, delivering a bold, new Digital World to our…
    15 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 7:29am
  • MTN announces commercial pilot of Fibre-to-the-Home
    On 12 April 2014, mobile service provider MTN South Africa demonstrated its high-speed Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) offering to residents of Monaghan Farm – an eco-friendly gated estate, located 30km north of Johannesburg. The commercial delivery of FT…
    18 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 4:18am
  • Nigeria: Samsung partners with food delivery service
    Online food ordering service, founded by Africa Internet Holding (AIH), has announced a partnership with Samsung at the launch of the new Samsung Galaxy S5 in Lagos. As part of the Galaxy Gift Package, Hellofood has been selected as on…
    18 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 4:17am
  • Is cloud the right fit for your business?
    Cloud computing is now evolving and growing exponentially, and businesses of all sizes, and across all industries are adapting to and adopting cloud technologies. Industry experts concur – cloud is here to stay, and will only continue to grow and d…
    18 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 4:16am
  • Nokia Lumia 1320 arrives in South Africa
    The Nokia Lumia 1320, which brings high-end Lumia innovations to a very affordable 6-inch smartphone, has arrived in South Africa. The latest imaging experiences – like Nokia Camera and Nokia Storyteller – combine with HERE Drive and unlimited st…
    18 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 4:16am
  • SekelaXabiso appoints Associate Director
    SekelaXabiso has appointed Martina Madali as Associate Director of its IT Audit business unit, effective March 2014. Madali has been in the professional services industry for more than 23 years specialising in IT audit, information security, busines…
    18 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 4:15am
  • Gaming: Dragon Age: Inquisition gets a release date
    BioWare, a division of Electronic Arts Inc., yesterday announced that the highly-anticipated, epic role-playing game, Dragon Age: Inquisition will be available in stores and for digital download on October 10 in South Africa. In Dragon Age: Inquisiti…
    18 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 4:15am
  • Cyber-crime: How it makes criminals filthy rich
    During Kaspersky Lab’s annual Security Analysis Summit held in Budapest, Hungary, the Enterprise and Online security experts focussed on cyber-criminals and where their riches come from – often at very low risk to the perpetrators. Stefan Tanase,…
    2 days ago 23 Apr 14, 4:49am
  • World’s most influential mobile expert in Nigeria next month
    Tomi Ahonen, the man measured by Forbes as the world’s most influential expert in mobile, will be taking to the stage and sharing his esteemed vision of the future of mobile at the Mobile West Africa 2014 conference, taking place in Lagos on 13-16…
    2 days ago 23 Apr 14, 4:23am


  • The Green Bubble Desktop
    Matt Pollard's desktop has a color scheme after our own heart—green and black, and packed with tools as well as room to work. Here's how he set it all up, and how you can too.Read more...
    2 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 8:00pm
  • Instantly Find Space Hogs on Your Mac with a Spotlight Filter
    We've covered programs dedicated to analyzing what files are taking up the most space on your Mac, but if you want a quick and instant way to find those large files, Apple's Spotlight is the answer.Read more...
    3 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 7:00pm
  • Gawker Here's What Seth Rogen Looks Like Nude | Jalopnik Humongous Column Of 'Ukrainian Militia' Hea
    Gawker Here's What Seth Rogen Looks Like Nude | Jalopnik Humongous Column Of 'Ukrainian Militia' Heads To Ukrainian Border | Jezebel Red Alert: Dudes Are Now Hiring PUAs to Run Their Dating Profiles | Kotaku Ask Dr. Nerdlove: Am I Going To Be Foreve…
    4 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 6:38pm
  • Don't Worry About Screen Cleaning Solutions: Water Is All You Need
    Cleaning kits for your laptop, TV and other electronics are nice, but the Wall Street Journal tested and found that water and a microfiber cloth are just as effective at cleaning your screen.Read more...
    4 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 6:00pm
  • Refund an Unauthorized In-App Purchase from the iTunes Store
    If one of your kids accidentally made an in-app purchase without your consent, you can get a refund from Apple pretty easily—but time is limited. Here's what you need to do. Read more...
    5 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 5:30pm
  • Most Popular Text Editor: Notepad++
    A good text editor comes in handy when you're making quick notes, doing checklists, programming, outlining, or doing just about anything else. Last week we asked you for your favorites , then looked at the five best text editors . Now we're back to…
    5 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 5:15pm
  • The Things Nobody Tells You About Breastfeeding
    Breastfeeding isn't as simple as "baby plus nipple." It can create a lot of unexpected biological quirks and emotional reactions, leaving many new parents blindsided. Here are some common breastfeeding experiences you may not have heard about, comp…
    5 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 5:00pm
  • RunKeeper Adds a New Goal Coach to Keep You Motivated
    iPhone: RunKeeper is one of the most popular running apps on the iPhone and today it get's a new goal tracking feature called Goal Coach that helps keep you motivated.Read more...
    6 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 4:30pm
  • If You Can't Get Your Bills Discounted, Ask for a One-Time Credit
    You've probably heard that you can get things like your cable, phone, and other bills discounted with a simple phone call . When that doesn't work, though, weblog Free From Broke recommends asking for a one-time credit.Read more...
    6 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 4:00pm
  • Acompli Integrates a Powerful Email Client with Your Calendar
    iPhone: You have a million choices for email apps on the iPhone, but Acompli sets itself apart by offering a few features right in the app. Included Acompli is an email client with all the bells and whistles, along with an integrated calendar, file…
    7 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 3:30pm
  • ​Ask Dr. Nerdlove: Am I Going To Be Forever Alone?
    What's up, Internet? Welcome to the latest installment of Ask Dr. NerdLove, the dating advice column that understands why Sir Isaac Newton is the deadliest son of a bitch in space. Read more...
    7 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 3:08pm
  • Volunteer to Get Bumped from a Flight for Free Travel and Many Perks
    Getting bumped from your flight might sound like a terrible inconvenience, but volunteering for this is a strategy travelers can use to earn serious money for flights, as well as upgrades like first class seating and lounge access.Read more...
    7 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 3:00pm
  • Set Urgency-Based Rules to Streamline How People Get In Touch
    Inundated with calls, texts, IMs and emails, entrepreneur Cyrus Stoller has set up rules for communicating with him, based on how urgently you need him to respond. It's a trick that might serve everyone well for people you communicate with regularl…
    8 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 2:30pm
  • Genius Bookshelves, GoPro Hero3+, Nespresso Espressos, Tire Discounts
    At first glance, these shelves don't look like anything special, but it turns out they're actually designed to fit perfectly behind a door. Pretty genius! They're marked down to great low prices at The Home Depot, today only. Read more...
    8 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 2:15pm
  • Turn a Used Tin Can Into a Ribbon Organizer
    The humble tin can is versatile enough to turn into a Wi-Fi extender or a portable camping stove . And it has got use in your crafts too, as Cupcakes & Crinoline shows how to turn a used tin can into a convenient ribbon organizer.Read more...
    8 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 2:00pm
  • Have "Alternative Currency" Ready for Successful Negotiations
    Seeking a win-win outcome is one of the best ways to negotiate better , but it's not always easily achievable. Twoodo founder Denis Duvauchelle says one way to be prepared to reach that agreement is by preparing "alternative currency" in advance, w…
    9 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 1:30pm
  • All the New Stuff in IFTTT for Android and What You Can Do With It
    We're pretty fond of IFTTT around these parts. Last year, the company released an iOS app and we got a ton of new recipes designed just for the iPhone. Now, it's Android's turn. Today the official Android app launched. Here's what you can do with i…
    9 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 1:00pm
  • Water Plants with Club Soda to Make Them Grow Faster and Healthier
    Whether you've got a green thumb or not , you probably want your houseplants to thrive. Besides fixing the reasons they might be droopy , try watering them with club soda to make your plants grow beautifully.Read more...
    10 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 12:30pm
  • Amazon Prime Pantry Delivers 45 Lbs of Household Items for $6 per Box
    Amazon has introduced a new service for Amazon Prime members, designed to let them stock their pantry with the essentials...for an added delivery fee.Read more...
    10 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 12:00pm
  • How to Ditch Tourist Spots and Build Your Own Kickass Vacation Plan
    Sometimes, a vacation plan is pretty obvious: hit the hotel, relax, and wander around. But other times, you want to push things to the next level. With that in mind, here's everything you'll need to make a solid itinerary, hit off-the-beaten path l…
    11 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 11:00am
  • ReminderBaba Sends Follow Up Reminders with a Custom Email Address
    The best reminders are the ones that you don't have to go too far out of your way to set. To that end, ReminderBaba makes it dead simple to remind future you to do something. Simply add one of the service's many custom email addresses and automatic…
    12 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 10:30am
  • Watch Out for These Closing Costs When Buying a Home
    On average, closing costs make up two to five percent of the purchase price of a home. Two percent doesn't seem like a high number, until you remember that houses are pretty expensive. With the average home price at $152,000, that means you can exp…
    12 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 10:00am
  • Lifehacker UK Is Here!
    If you're in the UK, you're in for a treat today: the UK-specific version of Lifehacker is officially live.Read more...
    12 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 9:44am
  • Why Your Brain Needs Its Own "Inbox Zero"
    Most of us are familiar with the concept of "inbox zero," the state (and long-term goal) of having and keeping an empty inbox. Productivity blog Johnny Moneyseed explains why it's even more important to apply this concept to your mind.Read more...…
    13 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 9:30am
  • Deadspin We Should All Aspire To Have A LinkedIn Profile Like Shaq's | Gizmodo The FDA Is Coming For
    Deadspin We Should All Aspire To Have A LinkedIn Profile Like Shaq's | Gizmodo The FDA Is Coming For Your E-Cigs | io9 Summer Movie Preview: 33 Movies To Watch Out For! | Kotaku Nine Things You Might Not Know About Disney MoviesRead more...
    13 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 9:00am

Daily Nation


  • ‘Real rights in a virtual world’
    The effort to regulate the world wide web is Brazil's answer to the espionage scandal involving the NSA.
    10 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 12:00pm
  • Going up? It’ll take seconds in this lift
    Taking the elevator at one of China's newest buildings would barely give you a chance for a curt hello. [VIDEO]
    13 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 9:30am
  • Hello Kitty fans crash website
    Singaporean fans of Hello Kitty raged on the web after their frantic attempts to buy limited-edition toys from the McDonald's website failed.
    18 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 4:14am
  • Apple resets the clock
    The litany of positive numbers sent Apple's long-stagnant shares up eight percent, but it masked a more fundamental concern.
    18 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 4:14am
  • The device that charges phone from 4m
    Imagine how much easier it would be if the power was automatically topped up with your smartphone in your pocket.
    18 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 4:13am
  • W Cape gov launches new website
    Residents can now see what the Western Cape government is doing in their neighbourhood.
    18 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 4:13am
  • US to propose new net neutrality rules
    The proposed rules are expected to allow Internet providers to negotiate agreements with content providers on delivery of traffic.
    18 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 4:13am
  • Mobile growth boosts Facebook
    Facebook profits nearly tripled in the first quarter to $642 million, helped by strong gains in mobile users and mobile advertising.
    22 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 12:15am
  • Apple expands buybacks by $30bn
    Apple has approved another $30 billion in share buybacks until the end of 2015 and authorised a seven-for-one stock split.
    22 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 12:15am
  • Zynga's Pincus leaves operations role
    Zynga founder Mark Pincus is stepping down as chief product officer as the company’s sales slide.
    22 hours ago 24 Apr 14, 12:15am



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