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WTF???

Well, well some funny and interesting stuff happened in the current and past week; one family was robbed by their maid Read the rest of this entry »

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MTN SAMA Awards – Top Categories

The MTN SAMA’s have done it again, as always once they announce the nominees controversy always follows. This time some of the independent record companies complained that some of the nomination were from the previous year and some songs which were suppossed to be nominated were not. Below is a list of the categories that everyone looks out for and our guesses which might change the awards… Read the rest of this entry »

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Nando’s Again

In this post we mentioned how funny and quick Nando’s is when it comes to current news and them taking advantage. The lastest campaing which is not even 24 hrs old they had this for expelled ANCYL President Julias Malema and it got me laughing or is that loling?

Juju you've been served

Anyways for more of Julias’s expulsion funnies go to …#ByeByeJuliusSongs

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Sam just sung a different tune

Well just saw what Samsung would be offering in the near future, a Galaxy Beam. This means it will be available on the next Galaxy Samsung releases’s or maybe in the near future. What is the Galaxy Beam? Well it is a smartphone with a built in projector whereby you’ll be able to watch pics and videos using your smartphone as demostrated in the video below, have to say this is exciting but I wonder if it will e expensive. We’ll have to wait and see, check out the video below… Read the rest of this entry »

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tweet’s roundup

Finally it’s happening Read the rest of this entry »

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Stellenbosch – The Pros, The Cons & The Wi-Fi.

Anything with the word free scares me, well blame it on past experience. Stellenbosch the small town in the Western cape is about to get free Wi-Fi, this means anyone with a Wi-Fi enabled gadget will be able to use it for free. No registration required, the project will be sponsored by Stellenbosch Municipality, MXit and of course it will be limited as it is not competing with the commercial ISP’s. Pieter Venter said the speed will be limited to 1Mbps and 500MB of daily use, this will of course be piloted in the CBD. MXit’s CEO Alan Knott-Craig Jr. confirmed this and said that MXit will also offer part of its bandwidth to the town.

This leads to some questions…
1. Who will pay for all of this, where did they get the budget?
2. What about the businesses who offer Wi-Fi as part of a package to attract customers?
3. Is this maybe part of a ploy to attract more visitors?
4. How will it impact other ISPs in the area?
5. Will it also be provided in townships?
6. Who will maintain the hardware and support?
7. Who will educate people about using Wi-Fi & the security thereof.

These are just some of the few questions I have, but hopefully this project takes off and other municipalities follow suit and the backing by MXit is a huge advantage. Hopefully this will get service providers to decrease data price in SA as for it’s still a bit expensive. Let’s all pray that Stellenbosch pulls this off without any glitches and let’s look forward to a more connected country.

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Mexican Prison Riot (44 dead)

Child pushes the fence during a protest outside the prison wallsSource: (AP Photo/Hans Maximo Musielik)

Child pushes the fence during a protest outside the prison walls

In Mexico 44 people died in a prison riot believed to have been a coy to distract an escape by some of the cartel members imprisoned there. It was reported that a prison in the city of Apodaca, north of Monterrey a riot broke out as members of the Gulf Cartel & Los Zetas Cartel clashed. It is alleged that corrupt officials (warders) also played a part in the whole outbreak.

As news of the riot broke, family members of some of the prisoners protested and demanded to know about their family members imprisoned there. The director & supervisor of security were questioned about the riot. The prison is alleged to have been 80% above it’s capacity due to many members of cartels being imprisoned, since the Mexican President Felipe Calderon declared war on drug cartels with the backing of the military.

The Los Zetas started as the military wing of the Gulf Cartel (wikipedia) but later broke away due to the Gulf Cartel leader being imprisoned. They are now one of the largest cartels in the Gulf area.

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