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Cool things invented in South Africa

Pretty cool little article about Innovations coming from South Africa!

South Africa is lagging far behind the developed world when it comes to broadband services and general access to technology. This has a direct impact on technology innovations in the country, but despite this South Africans have produced some of the world’s greatest inventions.

The country which has given the world icons such as Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, Chris Barnard, Gary Player, Charlize Theron, and Lucas Radebe (and of course Naas Botha, and Riaan Cruywagen) has also provided the world with many technology innovations.

South African born Mark Shuttleworth (Thawte and Canonical), and Elon Musk (Paypal and Tesla motors) are well known for both their technology innovations and their space explorations. Musk’s SpaceX recently became the first privately developed and owned spacecraft to dock with the International Space Station.

Shuttleworth and Musk are well known international tech celebrities, but there are many other inventions which came from South Africa which are used globally. Here are some of the lesser known inventions.

#inventions #South Africa #innovation #africa

Fascintating graphic retracing where it went wrong for Blackberry.

A harsh but sadly true quote at the start of the article:

"Research in Motion is a real­ly for­ward think­ing, tech­no­log­i­cal­ly advanced smart­phone cre­ator, said no one recent­ly."


(via VentureBeat)

Fascintating graphic retracing where it went wrong for Blackberry.

A harsh but sadly true quote at the start of the article:

"Research in Motion is a real­ly for­ward think­ing, tech­no­log­i­cal­ly advanced smart­phone cre­ator, said no one recent­ly."


(via VentureBeat)

#Blackberry #smartphones #innovation

Starbucks is showing some cool innovation through their concept stores - 2/2. This one in Amsterdam in the vault of a historic bank. Very cool. 

(via Co.Design)

Starbucks is showing some cool innovation through their concept stores - 2/2. This one in Amsterdam in the vault of a historic bank. Very cool.

(via Co.Design)

#Starbucks #innovation

Starbucks is showing some cool innovation through their concept stores - 1/2 (this one in Seattle made of containers, post number 2 will show one in the Netherlands)

(via Business Insider)

Starbucks is showing some cool innovation through their concept stores - 1/2 (this one in Seattle made of containers, post number 2 will show one in the Netherlands)

(via Business Insider)

#Starbucks #innovation

Awesome!!

gregmelander:

WALL EXTENSION CORD

Sometimes the best innovations aren’t making something completely new…Rather just improving on an existing idea. (See more shots here by Meysam Movahedi

Awesome!!

gregmelander:

WALL EXTENSION CORD

Sometimes the best innovations aren’t making something completely new…Rather just improving on an existing idea. (See more shots here by Meysam Movahedi

(Source: yankodesign.com, via gregmelander)

#innovation

Clever fishing nets that will cut down on killing the wrong type of fish while fishing!
(via Nets That Could Help Save 7 Million Tons Of Fish A Year | Co.Design)

Clever fishing nets that will cut down on killing the wrong type of fish while fishing!

(via Nets That Could Help Save 7 Million Tons Of Fish A Year | Co.Design)

#design #fishing #innovation #LED