Category: Technology

The Internet Is Not Broken, We Are

The Internet Is Not Broken, We Are

In 2013 Yahoo was hacked and the data of over three billion accounts were compromised, according to Verizon Communications who acquired the company. In September 2014, Sony Pictures was hacked and confidential data stolen from their systems. This included personnel records, emails and some unreleased movie projects. The hack was carried out by alleged state-sponsored...

The Dirty, Shameful Secrets Contained Within Your Smartphone

The Dirty, Shameful Secrets Contained Within Your Smartphone

Brussels, Belgium: Many of us spend our days glued to them, taking pictures, calling our loved ones, watching movies, reading articles and basically performing every daily task thanks to them. Them? Every electronic gadget that has become indispensable to our always more connected and globalized lives, including but not limited to smartphones, laptops, camera, GPS...

Australia’s ‘Electric Car Revolution’ Won’t Happen Automatically

Australia’s ‘Electric Car Revolution’ Won’t Happen Automatically

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Authors: Graciela Metternicht, Professor of Environmental Geography, School of Biological Earth and Environmental Sciences, UNSW and Gail Broadbent, Post Graduate Researcher Electric Vehicles, UNSW Electric cars might finally be having their moment in Australia, after British billionaire Sanjeev Gupta approached the South Australian government about retooling Adelaide’s defunct Holden factories...

5 Things You Need to Know When Buying a Green Car

5 Things You Need to Know When Buying a Green Car

Many people these days are interested in getting a green car for its undeniable environmental benefits and fuel savings. However, not all green vehicles are created equal. Here are some important factors you need to prioritise when planning on buying a green car. 1. Consider what brings your green car to life A green vehicle...

10 Innovative Apps By African Entrepreneurs Helping To Improve the Lives of People in Africa

10 Innovative Apps By African Entrepreneurs Helping To Improve the Lives of People in Africa

It is no longer news that Africa has grown to become a strong competitor in the tech world. Young, educated Africans are at the forefront of this growth and are developing various applications and solutions for the African and sometimes, global market. These startups are not all building mobile applications, so much as they are...

The Future of Food: Would You Eat Lab-Grown Meat?

The Future of Food: Would You Eat Lab-Grown Meat?

What if I tell you that in the future you will get to enjoy your beef, chicken and fish without harming a single animal? Interesting thought, right? Know, however, that this is not anymore a vision or part of your imagination. This is already happening. In 2013, the first ever laboratory-produced hamburger, otherwise known as...

Is the Future Seen in Blade Runner Sustainable?

Is the Future Seen in Blade Runner Sustainable?

In the opening of the recently released sci-fi film, Blade Runner: 2049, we see the protagonist, K, track down a renegade replicant to his protein farm. On the farm, the replicant grows grub-like insects in water for food. While vegans would disapprove, this seems like a low-impact way to feed the near-future inhabitants of earth....

Toyota Camry Hybrid: A Sportier, Sexier Hybrid Vehicle For The Sustainably-Minded

Toyota Camry Hybrid: A Sportier, Sexier Hybrid Vehicle For The Sustainably-Minded

What springs to mind when you hear the term ‘hybrid car’? The Toyota Prius right? It’s completely understandable. Toyota released the Prius, the world’s first ever mass-produced hybrid vehicle, back in 1997; a time when the term ‘sustainability’ wasn’t yet a part of everyday lexicon. Of course the Prius scores brownie points for being one...

A Beginner’s Guide to Vertical Farming

A Beginner’s Guide to Vertical Farming

Also known as indoor farming, vertical farming has in recent years gained recognition as a solid method of sustainability. The system was born out of the challenges affecting the 21st century, specifically issues like food shortage, resource depletion, and overpopulation. Feeding the future: vertical farming Vertical farming is the practice of food production that takes...

For Africa To Build A Sustainable Future, It Needs To Produce (Not Just Consume) Information

For Africa To Build A Sustainable Future, It Needs To Produce (Not Just Consume) Information

Abuja, Nigeria: According to a recent study, mankind has produced more data in the last two years than has ever been produced since we came into existence. This means that a child born in the year 2000 has probably come across more information than his parents have in their entire lifetime. There is a certain...