This Week in Tech
The EU has taken one step further down the road of messing up the internet for everybody. They have voted in favour of the law mentioned in an earlier post. There is still a slight chance it might get blocked or changed, but don't hold your breath! The most interesting thing about Apple's new iPhone Xs? That it uses a 7nm (nanometer) manufacturing process - which makes it the first smartphone processor to use more advanced manufacturing tech than any current desktop CPU.
Programming - Bugs
Hacks, Malware, etc
Hi all. Not much news this week. Telkom might give you a reason to change your mind about letting your learners use the school computer enter for gaming (some prestigious schools involved). The video on VPNs used to bust the airline's ticket pricing racket is worth a watch - and perhaps a try if you are planning to travel...
Hacks, Malware, Etc.
VR / AR
Hacking, Cyber Crime
Fake News / Video
I have been a fan of the Black Mirror series since its debut. I have wondered whether to post about it on this blog - its musings and insights into possible technologically dystopian futures are disturbing but thought and conversation provoking. I can see how watching an episode can be very useful in the classroom - for debate and follow up exercises around which current technologies will develop to make the depicted future possible. Seeing a review of Black Mirror in The Daily Maverick prompted me to include it in this post.
I would highly recommend that if you have not seen Black Mirror you take the time and effort to do so. Even if you don’t include it in your classroom it will arm you with ammunition to pull out when you need to talk about possible future trends and social implications of the technology that you are teaching...
Malware, hacks, Etc...
AR & VR
Social & privacy
That’s it for this week - really do try to watch Black Mirror (Netflix). Ciao
This week there's a mishmash of news with no single strong clear theme running through it. So you get JABOL (Just a bunch of links). Enjoy!
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