Where are our hoverboards?

Back to the Future Overboard

The idea of a hoverboard has held a special place in the hearts of science fiction fans ever since Back to the Future Part II hit cinemas in 1989. The movie sequel was set in the not-so-distant future (2015), and featured flying cars and hoverboards. However, when the year 2015 arrived many people wondered where our rad hoverboards were as predicted in the movie. Good news though as hoverboards have been making headlines recently. However, these hoverboards are far removed from what the Back to … Continue reading

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CES 2016: from high flying to cool riding

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The Consumer Electronics Show, better known as CES, is back. It is usually the first big technology-driven event to happen each year and it never fails to generate a big buzz. CES is also a good indicator of what trends in technology will be emerging in the months to come. We’ve taken the time to read up on what trends will be making an appearance at this year’s CES and presented them to you in easy-to-find categories – some of which, as you will see, … Continue reading

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2015’s top viral videos and newsmakers

Viral newsmakers 2015

Each year there are always moments that capture the world’s attention, whether it be for good or bad reasons. 2015 was no exception so we’ve rounded up some of the headlines and videos that got people talking: “The Dress” debate In February 2015 bride-to-be Grace Johnston posted a photo to Tumblr (a microblogging and social networking site) of a dress her friend was planning to wear to her wedding. They were disagreeing about whether the dress was black and blue or white and gold, and … Continue reading

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Tech news stories that ruled headlines in 2015

Tech News 2015

2015 seems to have been the year for tech controversies. To end off the year we’ve gathered some of the biggest tech-related news stories that grabbed the world’s attention. We will cover product releases and the like in another, upcoming post. Peeple – Yelp for people There are countless weird apps to download such as “Places I’ve Pooped” or “Cat Paint”. But one particular app, called Peeple, captured the world’s attention like no other in 2015. The Peeple app caused controversy because it is essentially … Continue reading

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‘But first, let me take a selfie’: the tech slang that is now part of everyday language

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When the Internet was still in its infancy, new terms had to be created to describe activities that no-one had done before. Today the Internet and technology are still rapidly evolving so new terms keep popping up daily. Here are some tech terms that were previously seen as slang, but have become so commonplace that they are now permanently embedded in everyday language: Surfing the Web Surfing the Web means browsing the Internet. This term was already coined back in 1992 by a blogger called … Continue reading

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Five times the Internet fooled the world

Internet hoaxes

The Internet may be a smorgasbord of interesting facts but you should know by now that you cannot believe everything you read on the Web. Sometimes people are out to fool the world and have a laugh at our expense. Here are five examples of when the Internet took the world for a ride: The Blair Witch Project (1999) The Blair Witch Project is a 1990s horror film that centers around three student filmmakers. They go on a hike in the woods of Maryland to … Continue reading

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Top 7 TED talks on technology

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TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) is a non-profit organization that seeks to provide people with a deeper understanding of the world while simultaneously providing free knowledge on a range of topics across all cultures. Its most popular initiative is TED Talks that are easy-to-understand videos taken of presentations by speakers from all kinds of disciplines and backgrounds. These speakers share ideas and projects they are knowledgeable and passionate about with the aim to educate. Topics range from biology and sociology to statistics and interpersonal relationships. … Continue reading

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8 movies tech geeks will love

8 movies tech geeks will love

It is difficult to say if it is movies that inspire technological advances or whether art is simply imitating life itself. Whatever the case may be, technology will certainly continue to inspire and progress as the years go by. We’ve gathered some of the best tech-related movies, from as far back as the 1980s to the current day, for you to enjoy. WarGames (1983) Starring Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy A young would-be hacker accidentally accesses a top secret, military supercomputer that enables its users … Continue reading

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