- Posted August 23, 2013 by
Johannesburg, South Africa
- Ashton’s an engineer and your friends are giraffes: #StuffToKnow this week
- Apple freebies, #Music killed and Capt America back: #StuffToKnow this week
- BlackBerry sold, Google’s birthday and Youtube kills trolls: #StuffToKnow this week
- Embarrassing iPhones, Twitter’s IPO and Miley again: #StuffToKnow this week
- Microsoft’s Nokia, Samsung's Galaxy Gear and Yahoo! looking meh: #StuffToKnow on the Web this week
iPhone 5S, Manning and a new Batman: #StuffToKnow on the Web this week
The rumour mill is at it again in anticipation for the upcoming tech as launches around the corner from Apple and Samsung. Ups and Downs in the web as we hear of success at Yahoo, which has been a long time coming and unfortunately a not so successful social media startup. The worst news though was the wikileaks whistleblower Manning getting 35 years imprisonment for exposing crimes.
This will be disappointing, if the biggest “feature” of the new iPhone 5S is that it will come in gold or more accurately in champagne (yes apparently thats a famous colour, at least in fashion circles, as softer alternative to gold) then I’ll be looking at the Galaxy S5 next year for my new phone, that is harder to say than you might imagine. Yes I know, it gets a finger print scanner, big whoop, I don’t even lock my iPhone as it is. and my iPhone 5 will get the iOS 7 update so don’t go there.
Oh how I wish it would look this cool, but I have to admit I doubt it. Though most people think that the iWatch will only be released in 2014 at the earliest. Samsung on the other hand might beat them to launch their watch even before apple releases their latest iPhone. Samsung’s new innovation will be unveiled on Sept. 4
It’s turning out to be a great month for Elon Musk, his Tesla Model S seems to be the safest vehicle ever. So safe, that according to the Tesla, the car, all-electric by the way, actually broke the testing equipment.
The ex Googler Marissa Mayer's strategy at Yahoo continued to gain rewards this week as comScore released numbers showing Yahoo sites actually received more visitors than Google's in July. Way to go team Yahoo! also they still have a new logo everyday, that might be helping the visitor count.
The Social network that was meant to release us from ads and be driven for the users and developers celebrates it’s first birthday. If you don’t recognise the name don’t feel bad, many don’t but it had ambitious dreams and doesn’t seem to be willing to let go of them just yet.
Somehow Bradley Manning’s bravery in exposing serious wrongdoings in the US government is being given a “light” sentence of 35 years. This sentence by the way is the longest ever to be given to a media leaker. Oh and by the way in a surprise twist he’s a transvestite and will be going to prison as a woman… so yeah.
This is going to happen sooner than you think, this right here is what keeps FNB CEO Michael Jordaan up at night . Banks will gradually disappear into the background of our financial lives. In the future, you as a customer will go to Google or Facebook or Apple for your finance needs, banks will merely hold the cash. Even now, Apple already has one of the biggest database of credit cards in the world thanks to iTunes.
Well, duh. Finally people are starting to figure out that this once “ghost town” is now a thriving ecosystem of sheer awesome. No I’m not biased at all… I swear… but seriously Google+ is a phenomenal place jam packed with interesting people and new things to learn and laugh over. Can’t recommend trying it out enough, this network will soon utilise every one of Google’s products and there is just no way you are not already using at least some of them.
I have to admit, he is a good cast, this means of course that he will have played in both the Marvel Universe (Daredevil) as well as the DC Universe (Batman). Anyway Affleck will now become the eighth actor to play the Caped Crusader, following Bale, George Clooney and Michael Keaton.
A collection of beautiful words from different languages that capture some amazing things, trust me just go and looks it a gallery of images, you wont regret it.
Extra Note: was informed by Edward Chamberlain-Bell / @thewordofed that Champagne was in fact "long been recognised as a very important colour. It’s usually reinvented for summer collections as a softer alternative to gold."