By Wag ‘n Bietjie Broadly speaking I have great admiration for true bloggers with a talent for writing posts that engage the interest of internet users. I do not consider myself to be in this category as I derive much more satisfaction from reading well written posts across a fairly broad spectrum covering technology, poetry, […]

TikTok Sign Off

The White House announced it had approved in principle a deal in which the social video network TikTok would sell a significant stake of its operations to Oracle and Walmart. Under the agreement, Oracle would own 12.5% of the newly created TikTok Global at a target valuation of $60B, while Walmart would own 7.5%—combined the two […]

Hancock: Follow Covid rules or they will get tougher

Restrictions will get tougher if rules are not followed, Matt Hancock says, as £10,000 fines for those who fail to self-isolate are introduced in England. The health secretary told the BBC’s Andrew Marr show the country was facing a “tipping point and we have a choice”. The prime minister is understood to be considering a […]

Everyone Downloading TikTok

Yesterday, the Commerce Department said it will not allow TikTok or WeChat to appear on app stores in the U.S. after 11:59pm on Sunday. The backstory: TikTok seemed to be out of the dog house earlier this week when ByteDance accepted Oracle’s bid for a tech partnership and a major equity stake…but everyone’s still waiting […]

16 Ways to Repurpose Your Old Gadgets

by Eric Schoon Tech is constantly being outdated, and because of that, you might have a small gadget graveyard building up in your house somewhere. But you spent a decent amount of money on all that stuff, it shouldn’t go to waste! So before you get rid of it, let’s go over some cool stuff […]

British universities are being increasingly captured by arms corporations

By Elliot Murphy Many UK universities are increasing their investments in arms companies and acting as their research and development partners. Along with public museums taking sponsorships from arms companies, they risk becoming militarised spaces, losing their public ethos and giving the military industry a humane public face. Britain’s “defence industry” is largely escaping critical […]