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  • The Punisher is getting his own series on Netflix

    It looks as though Marvel and fans were pleased with The Punisher's role in season two of Daredevil. So much so that the character is receiving his very own spin-off TV series. The news comes from Entertainment Weekly. Right now, details are scarce, but Jon Bernthal will be reprising his role as Frank Castle aka The Punisher with Steve Lightfoot serving as the showrunner. There's no exact time-frame on when it will being production or airing. This is another entry into a long list of Marvel and Netflix TV shows. The video on demand servies has played partner to and aired both...

  • They got these 5 video games to run on the Xbox 360?

    The Xbox 360 was a veritable beast upon its launch in late 2005. Featuring 512MB of RAM, an advanced (for its time) ATI Xenos graphics chip and a powerful tri-core Xenon processor, it compared very favourably to the PS3 and gaming PCs of the time. Gaming tech moves at a fast pace though, so after several years, developers had to utilise all sorts of crazy tricks to get their games running on the last-generation Xbox. Here are a few notable titles that somehow managed to run on the Xbox 360. Read more on Gearburn.

  • Weekly Round Up #60: Facebook Q1 results, Nintendo NX, Movies, MoveThisStuff

    Welcome to Weekly Roundup, our podcast discussing the latest tech trends, innovation, and news from the last few days. This week on BurnCast, Senior Reporter Stuart Thomas talks to Reporters Graham van der Made and Hadlee Simons. The team discusses Facebook's impressive Q1 results, Nintendo NX and the company's other future plans, and a new moving startup called MoveThisStuff. In 'Weird News of the week', the BBC and Netflix are teaming up for a remake of Watership Down. The team also talks about what they are currently watching, reading, playing and eating. And the tweet of the week comes the only man who tweets...

  • Microsoft launches its cloud solution provider programme in SA

    Microsoft South Africa announced the launch of its Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) programme on Friday. This will allow select partners to directly support, bill, and provision Microsoft Cloud Services for customers. "What this means for partners, is that they will be able to more easily help their customers take full advantage of cloud services and empower staff to securely collaborate and communicate from almost anywhere, anytime, while using any device," says Derek Kudsee, Partner Sales Lead at Microsoft South Africa. According to Kudsee, the system has been implemented due to the growing need for cloud solutions in SA. This move could potentially...

  • Ford Focus B Max EcoBoost: get your dad on

    I am, at the time of this article going live, 28-years-old and have no children. I do, however, listen to talk radio and tell incredibly lame jokes. And that means I'm reasonably qualified to review the Ford Focus B Max EcoBoost: a dad car with an impressive sting in the tail. Make no mistake, no one's going to think you're the coolest dad in the school-yard if you pull up in this mini-people carrier. Once you've explained to everyone why it's such a "sensible" choice though, Ford's clever 1.0l EcoBoost engine means you'll be able to burn them as...

  • Help is literally at hand for refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in South Africa

    In amongst all the frothing at the mouth about the latest Apple iPhone-this and Samsung Galaxy-that, I do love a good “feature phones change lives story”. So I eagerly joined today’s Cape Town launch of Help@hand, a mobile information service that provides people who are refugees, asylum seekers or migrants with a way to stay informed about their legal rights in South Africa. The USSD-based feature phone service is also a platform to report xenophobic attacks, corruption or unlawful arrests. Crucially, the first-of-its-kind in South Africa, low-cost service is available in English, Kiswahili, Somali and French, with Oromo due for...

  • Why Apple is a lot like Gary Player right now

    There are many times when you buy a particular stock and then question why you own that particular stock. In fact, it happens all of the time, when you get your weekly, monthly or annual statements, it is after all supposed to be part of the process, making sure that the thesis is still firmly intact. Making sure that the specific investments that you own still fit the profile, still match all the criteria that you are looking for as an investor. It is Warren Buffett's friend and right hand man who always says that it isn't supposed to...

  • UJ students use tech to strike a blow against tender corruption

    A group of four University of Johannesburg (UJ) students have struck a blow against corruption in the tender space with an app developed as part of the South African leg of global student software development challenge, the 2016 Microsoft Imagine Cup. The four, all Honours students at the UJ Academy of Computer Science and Software Engineering (ACSSE), hail from South Africa, Zimbabwe and Nigeria. According to team leader Chukwudi Obodoekwe, from Anambra State in Nigeria, the drive to design this system initially came from his uncle (who is also his guardian): "When he heard we are entering for the challenge,...

  • It’s 2016 and you aren’t using encryption. Why?

    Encryption has this kind of reputation that it's complicated. It's not. It's very, very simple. There should be no reason why an organization shouldn't be encrypting its data in 2016. The technology is there. And the rationale for using it is simple: Breach prevention is dead. Our 2015 Breach Level Index showed over 1 600 disclosed breaches worldwide. That led to more than 700-million records being exposed. To put it simply, blocking breaches isn’t working. As we watch hackers hone in on data critical to our lives and our businesses, we need to develop a mindset that accepts attackers...

  • Follow this approach to attract new prospects

    attract verb - cause to come to a place or participate in a venture by offering something of interest or advantage."a campaign to attract more visitors to Shetland" cause (someone) to have a liking for or interest in something."I was attracted to the idea of working for a ballet company" There are thousands of individuals and companies using online communication channels to sell themselves, their companies, products, services and solutions however most of them are doing it wrong. Blatant promoting of your company and products does not attract new customers. In fact, it does the complete opposite and repels them. People are...

  • Why you need to put emotion into your UX design

    Imagine yourself walking into a newly-opened neighborhood coffee shop. You love drinking coffee—from the soothing aroma to the unmistakable bitter taste. You also enjoy comfortable couches, sunset-colored lighting and soft jazz music. Indeed, the coffee shop ambiance speaks directly to your caffeine-loving heart. Coffee shops are insanely popular hang-out spots for millennials. One reason beyond coffee is the interior design that brings out a hip yet cozy feeling. Yes, it’s all about the emotions elicited by putting together various elements: the lighting, the wall color, the furniture and the music. Building an inviting place, whether digital or physical, requires the meaningful...

  • 5 nifty tips that make the LG G5 easier to live with

    The LG G5, like every other phone, has its share of problems. Although some of them are game-breakers, most of them can be fixed with a few savvy pointers, changes, and tweaks. Here's a list of the five most annoying things about the LG G5, and how you can fix them in a jiffy. Problem: There's no app tray and it's driving me nuts Solution: Download a new launcher Read more on Gearburn.

  • How to compete in the digital conference world: keep innovating to keep ’em coming

    This article was co-authored by Aimee Gabel, vice president of organizational development, education, and operations at Solar Energy Trade Shows LLC. Conferences and trade shows have always been a staple of corporate America. For the past 15 years, however, businesses have had to limit their employees’ attendance to only the absolutely necessary events. As adult learning channels become more prevalent, many professionals are bypassing traditional forms of certification and education and choosing digital platforms: webinars, podcasts, online videos, WebEx, and virtual conferences. These can provide the same content as in-person conferences and trade shows, but they’re often cheaper and allow learners...

  • 5 simple tips for securing customer documents

    The steady digitisation of customer service and engagement processes in banking, insurance, telecomms and utilities has brought about significant improvements in efficiency and customer experience. Being able to customise operational and marketing communications down to the most personal level means that correspondence between a business and its customers should always be treated as private and confidential. But moving customer documents from paper to digital introduces security challenges around electronically storing, processing and sharing customer correspondence securely. Thankfully, if implemented correctly, digital document management solutions offer significantly more security than their analogue predecessors. Tip 1: Secure documents at all points As...

  • Watch the first trailer for Oliver Stone’s ‘Snowden’

    NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's story is just begging for a biopic of sorts. A former intelligence operative on the run from a vengeful government and hiding in Russia? What's not to like? Anyway, the first official trailer for Oliver Stone's 'Snowden' has been released, and it definitely has a healthy dose of Hollywood. From big bad government types and sex scenes to drone footage, it's all accounted for here. There's even an appearance by Nicholas Cage, imploring Snowden to "find the terrorist in the internet haystack". The whistleblower is played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who manages to convincingly nail Snowden's voice for the most part. The trailer charts...