Hlulani Baloyi is 22 years old and currently resides in Pretoria, though she grew up in Limpopo. She studied Computer Science (Technical Applications) but wasn’t like you and me. She didn’t have a laptop or tablet to play on growing up and interacting at all with a PC was a challenge in itself. She didn’t have our opportunities, but instead of despairing, she became inspired to…
On average, almost 25% fewer women than men are online in developing countries. Within Sub-Saharan Africa, the size of the gap is nearly 45%, which is the largest across all regions that a study, conducted by Women and the Web, investigated. I was so excited when Google launched Made With Code. I spent the whole morning on the site playing with the free resources. I have…
This was my first ever cell phone: It was an Alcatel One Touch Easy. I'll never forget walking into school with it and feeling so awfully proud. While everyone had their Nokia 3310s I got to stand out and be different (I think that was my folks brainwashing, the real reason they got me that phone is that I'm renowned, even now, for losing stuff and…
Stuff Magazine is probably the world's leading gadget and tech magazine. Last week, following in the footsteps of their UK counterparts, Stuff SA announced they would no longer being using models on the cover of their magazines. “The lad-mag era of women-in-bikinis being an essential part of publishing a previously male-focussed tech mag are over,” said editor and publisher Toby Shapshak. “This out-dated publishing model is no…
We've seen the adverts and the biographies, day long courses offering you the chance to listen to a Social Media guru or authority or diva or whatever the current "buzz" word is for a person who has managed a few Facebook pages and has perfected the art of a few funny tweets on Twitter. But you do not need a social media guru. In fact, if…
Microsoft bought Nokia. We know this. But what does that mean for current or prospective Nokia smartphone users? We had a quick chat to Leo McKay, the South & East Africa communications manager for Microsoft's Mobile Devices at the recent Microsoft Devices Event in Johannesburg. Here's how the Microsoft purchase of Nokia affects you:
My name is Sam. A South African geek who loves gadgets, technology and Esports. I'm obsessed with South African Esports, own far too many pairs of Converse and secretly wish I could be one of the X-Men. This little blog is a space to find friends who share my geekiness and love for gaming, gadgets and Esports. Welcome!
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- June 21, 2017
By Sam Wright