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    TomTom

    TomTom is a Dutch manufacturer of automotive navigation systems, including both stand-alone units and software for personal digital assistants and mobile telephones. It is the leading manufacturer of navigation systems in Europe. TomTom's customer service is located in Amsterdam, Netherlands...
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    New Firefox Plugin: Google Pagerank and Alexa

    SearchStatus, a tool designed to allow users to gauge how any Web site in the world is performing, is said to have been made more powerful in its latest release, version 1.20. It now includes both of the major popularity ranking systems, Alexa and Compete, along with Google’s PageRank, the...
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    The new iPhone has been released – who cares?!

    Let me begin by saying that I am an iPhone owner, and I have been following iPhone developments from before there even was an iPhone in an average citizen’s hand – but surely we need to get a life if this is what keeps us pumped?! How many times have we thought to ourselves how amazing our...
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    Time for some more stuff weird and surprising

    Like any good blogger I waited till midnight before I posted this. Late nights are just better for running into the strange and eye popping. Go to this link for Nike sneakers made out of paper. Totally unusable but people love them! What a strange thing to do, not so? Well the guy is a...
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    Show your face

    Facebook has announced that it is making limited public search listings available to people who are not logged into the site, effectively opening up all profiles to the public and search engines like Google and Yahoo. “Starting today [5 September], we are making limited public search listings...
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    Search privacy from Ask.com

    Ask.com announced the launch of AskEraser(tm), the first product to give consumers privacy control over their online searches. When enabled by the user, AskEraser completely deletes all future search queries and associated cookie information from Ask.com servers, including IP address, User...
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    Russia racing to Mars

    From AFP: Russia is leading the race to complete a manned mission to Mars and could land a Russian on the Red Planet by 2025, a leading scientist was quoted as saying. “We have something of a head start in this race as we have the most experience in piloted space flight,” the director of the...
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    Death to the Sims!

    I have been playing PC games since I was twelve years old. That’s twelve years by the way. In those 12 years I have seen a lot come and go. There have been highs and lows, trends and cycles. The games industry is a complicated beast, with new innovations being implemented all the time. It’s...
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    Beware Internet Luring

    The Internet has changed the way people do things in the modern age but with the added convenience comes the flip side. One the other side of the coin the Internet has also created opportunities for criminals, bullies and paedophiles to practice their trade in a new environment. Today’s news...
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    Playing God

    Engineering artificial life is a very controversial scientific field, but Craig Venter did not let this stop him as he is apparently on the verge of creating artificial life. According to a The Guardian newspaper report Venter has built a synthetic chromosome using lab chemicals and is on the...
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    iPhone 3G available in SA next week.

    You have to admit, Apple have a good thing going for them. Who in their right mind would blog, podcast, predict, interview, investigate, gossip and guess about a cellphone and it’s release date?! Imagine if all we could talk about was the new Samsung Rugby? You would think that this was a...
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    ‘North Korea has right to use of space’

    From AFP China said on Tuesday that North Korea had the right to peaceful use of space, as it refused to condemn its ally’s weekend rocket launch. In its clearest comments yet since the blast off, China’s foreign ministry said the United Nations should not overreact and that the most...
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    Nissan launches first clean-diesel car

    From AFP: Nissan Motor Corp. launched on Thursday its first clean-running diesel vehicle in Japan in a bid to open up a new market by rebranding the fuel as eco-friendly. The X-Trail 20 GT sports-utility vehicle with an M9R engine offers powerful acceleration while complying with some of...
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    Most awkward moment of 2007

    With an idiot like George W Bush at the helm of the major superpower of our time one would expect him to have received the honours for the most awkward moment of 2007. But it seems that Columbia University’s President, Lee Bollinger, piped him to the finish line at the last moment...
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    Give the Kindle a chance

    I see the local reaction to the global launch of the Amazon Kindle book reading device for digital books is not too hot. Judging by the initial reaction, the kindle could be in for an uphill battle if the price is not right. Nobody wants to rain on Amazon’s parade, last of all me, so I am not...
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    Top of the pile: why Safari’s on Windows

    A lot has been said (or not) in the last couple of days about Safari appearing on Windows. I am a dedicated Mac user myself, but even I use Firefox on my iMac and MacBook. Why would Jobs release Safari for Windows? The two best arguments I’ve heard both came from TWiT’s Macbreak Weekly #44...
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    Blu Ray wins the battle

    The momentous battle between Blu Ray and HD DVDs is finally over as Toshiba have officially quit. Toshiba Corp decided to bow out of the race as they have lost support from key studios. Blu Ray backed by Sony will now be the standard technology for next generation discs which should move...
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    EuroNews hosts debate in Pretoria

    EuroNews will host a debate on Africa – Europe: views on regional integration in Pretoria, on Thursday 11 October 2007. This topic is expected to result in lively discussion by the panellists; Louis Michel – European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid, João Samuel Caholo –...
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    Hack and run! – A look at the mechanics of the surreal

    December 23, 2008: RBS WorldPay announced a hack attack on their system with the resultant theft of around one and a half million customers’ personal data including banking details and card details together with information needed to replicate cards. In short 1.5 MILLION people’s magnetic stripe...
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    YouTube around the Globe

    Google has announced that its Google Earth virtual travelers can now discover and watch YouTube videos inside the popular virtual world. Starting today, a YouTube layer will be available in the Featured Content folder of Google Earth (http://earth.google.com). The new layer enables users to...
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