My naam is Wagter

Ek is ses weke oud. My oë is nog dof blou. My asem ruik skoon, soos die van ‘n baba. Ek is onvas op my pote. Ek het vier. Ek is swart met twee, groot wit vlekke. Een oor my nek en skouer. Die ander oor my heupe. My pels is sag en blink. My […]

Facebook pushes back against Apple’s App Store fees

by Anthony Ha Facebook joined the growing ranks of companies publicly complaining about the 30% fee that Apple collects on payments made through its App Store. Those complaints came midway through a blog post about the social network’s new feature supporting paid online events. Facebook said that to support struggling businesses, it won’t be collecting […]

No Rest for Big Tech. But Plenty of Profits.

Big Tech Posts Blowout Earnings Day After Congressional Hearing Yesterday, the Silicon Valley titans who spent Wednesday being virtually grilled by members of Congress reported earnings for the previous quarter. In short? Those members of Congress were interrupting some of 2020’s most successful execs.  Apple: It blew expectations out of the water despite store closures. […]

The Wonders of the Natural World

Vanzylx Jozi – kan n mens nou mooier kry, ons buurman skuins oorkant ons kry mos toe 9 henne en n haan persent een Kersfees van een van sy seuns, die goedjies het behoorlik in die tuin geskrop en die ou oom se senuwees was omtrent gedaan toe daar later niks van sy tuin oorgebly […]

Antitrust Hearing.

This week, the Brew is previewing next Monday’s antitrust hearing by profiling each Big Tech company.  Company name: Amazon Volunteered as tribute: CEO Jeff Bezos  The charges: Amazon is being investigated for allegedly using the data it’s collected on third-party sellers to help it make competing products. It may also be questioned about Amazon Web […]

Die Donkie Boks

Ses myl uit Aberdeen, aan die linkerkant, op die Graaff – Reinet pad, boer die donkiekar-boer. Sy oupa het dorptoe gekom, met die donkiekar. Sy pa het dorp toe gekom, met dieselfde donkiekar. Net die donkies het verander. Elke keer met ‘n nuwe boer wat leisels hou. Die donkiekar was nog mooi en het lekker […]

Donkie Ry.

Ek het myself belowe: die Donkiekarboer se donkies gaan ek ry. Die dag het gekom. Ek is met die ‘helm’, gebore. Saul van ouds, kon my ook geraadpleeg het, as hy nie vir Samuel, kon kry nie. Die donkies kom met ‘n houding Aberdeen binne getrippel. Tannie Sara hou die leisels. Sy is ‘n trotse […]

Bokse

deur Stoffel Lombard (Facebook) Ek sit dinge in bokse. Dan is dit buite sig en alles lyk netjies. Die bokse pakek weg. Ek weet waar hulle is. Ek weet wat in elke boks is. Ek is slordig. Myvrou se so. Ek is egter baie netjies op myself. My vrou se ook so. Ek is bly. […]

Was my reg, reg?

deur Stoffel Lombard | (bron : Facebook) Rusty, my Franse poodle is amper 17 jaar oud. Hulle kom in drie groottes: Standaard: groot soos ‘n wolfhond: Miniatuur: groot soos ‘n Water Spaniel: Toy: groot soos ‘n Yorkie. Rustie was ‘n Miniatuur. Hy was silwer, wanneer sy hare kort gesny was. Soos dit uitgroei, raak hy […]

Facebook designs ultra-thin VR eyeglasses

by Peter Grad Facebook said this week it has developed the thinnest virtual reality headset in the world. Although it remains a prototype for now, the device does away with the bulky boxlike headgear commonly associated with virtual reality setups and instead sports the look of a large pair of sunglasses with lenses just under […]