The online entrepreneur and the iconic newspaper – An unlikely love story featuring Jeff Bezos and The Washington Post

It seems that the ‘death’ of print media should have been dubbed more suitably as ‘an ill-health’. It is true that since the internet came along to save the lives of many a tree, print publishing on the other hand, has suffered greatly. But print has found an unlikely saviour, or at least a monied …

New ‘UChek’ app tests urine for medical ailments by camera phone

Yes you read correctly.  ‘UChek’, unveiled at TED in Los Angeles yesterday is a smartphone application that tests your urine for possible illnesses by way of camera pictures.  Can this be true? Yes.  What seems like a very unlikely story is in fact a very useful tool, particularly in the developing world where the use of mobile phones is revolutionising remote healthcare. The invention by …

HP’s ‘Classroom in a box’ internet containers hit South African shores

If you enjoyed our article titled “Education in an information age: homegrown challenges and possibilities”, posted last July, you will remember us brainstorming different ways in which the (dismally failing) South African educational system could be assisted by the smart use of technology for remote and under-resourced schools.  Well, HP’s ‘Out of the box’ educational …