Saturday, 29 March 2014

5 Most Creepy Gadgets You Need To See

The tech world is really a vast one. When you take a good look into the world of technology you are bound to find some weird and creepy tech gadgets you've never seen before being blogged about on Afrodigit which ranges from the most important to the least important. Most of them are the things we have known for a long time, things that we use on a daily basis, but technology being so dynamic has given it a creepy touch, that will make it fun to look at yet very useful. Some of these gadgets are extremely clever, some are ideal for geeks and some are just downright weird. We're talking about the really bizarre and strange things gadget makers dream up after asking philosophical questions like: What kind of clothing should talk to a computer? You think you are a gadget freak, then take a look at these 5 most creepy gadgets.

5 most creepy gadgets you need to see

1) Toaster Printer 

Why anyone would bother to print words or images on a piece of toast is beyond most of us. Still, for every great geek idea there is a great geek inventor out there who will turn design concept into reality. Shown above, ‘Hello World’ is toasted into the top piece of bread. Toast is one of mankind's most deliciously simple foods, and these terrific toasters promise to get the job done in innovative ways. We are seeing a lot of cartoon-printing toasters geared towards making meals more enjoyable for children. Characters like Spider Man, Mickey Mouse or Hello Kitty can accompany children's breakfasts with these fun toasters. 

2) Bug Zapping Racket

Great way to kill mosquitoes and have fun while doing it, you dont need to worry about the choking smell from insectisides. It is a device that attracts and kills flying insects that are attracted by light, it attracts them to the bright let on the racket and them electrocutes them. It looks just like a tennis racket only it produces a whack of static electricity that kills bugs dead.There is a red light that comes on when you press the on/off button. Let go of the button and the electricity is released, aftecting everything around it. Bug-zapping tennis-style rackets usually AA batteries and does not cost much.

3) Warming Gloves

Battery Heated Gloves are easy to use and safe to wear, they provide instant warmth for your hands that can benefit anyone in cold conditions or with medical needs. It has a warmer pad inside. Once you plug it in the USB port, your hands will get warm. It supports Windows and Macintosh and do a great job defrosting your hands.Not relying on any particular software, hence can work on any device that has electricity. Having problems keeping your hands warm at the office? then try these warming cloves.

4) Touchscreen-Friendly Elektra Nails


If you’re a woman or maybe a guy  with long nails you always have a problem hitting smartphone touchscreens  accurately. Elektra Nails are false fingernails with a capacitive tip so that you can use them on your smartphone or tablet screen to type effectively. Elektra Nails let you use your decorated fingernails to tap on a smartphone. The Nano Nails hide a tiny capacitive tip under the index fingernail that can be detected by a touchscreen just like a fingertip.

5)  Beauty and the Geek Jeans

Combining the world of fashion with the world of technology. The jeans, known as Beauty and the Geek, come with a fully functional keyboard, mouse and speakers integrated into the upper leg of the fabric and are the idea of design company Nieuwe Heren, run by Erik de Nijs and Tim Smit. The designers hope that the jeans will address the issue of RSI, allowing the wearer to wander away from a screen to a comfortable chair. In which case they'll be able to listen to music streamed from their computer through the inbuilt speakers.

Friday, 28 March 2014

5 Facts You Dont Know About The World Wide Web

The Internet from the time it started in the 1960's has transformed from just a military experiment into a big and well organised system. The concept for what would evendually become the World Wide Web was proposed on March 12, 1989 on a NeXT computer. With the help of the world wie web,today we are able to access numerous webpages through a Web browser over the Internet. We use Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia, Google and many other websites often to get information, stay in touch with people as well as keep updated. Sounds awesome, nevetheless, here are facts you dont know about the world wide web.

1) British engineer and computer scientist Sir Tim Berners-Lee, now Director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), drafted proposal in March 1989 for what would finally become the World Wide Web.

2) Although the World Wide Web is often referred to as the Internet, the two are not the same thing. The Internet is a huge network of networks that links computers together all over the world using a range of wires and wireless technologies. The World Wide Web is the collection of linked pages that are accessed using the Internet and a web browser.

3) In a recent online survey by Afrodigit: A technology and social media focused platform, most people tend to treat the Internet and the Web as synonymous. They, in fact while being related, are not. Internet refers to the vast networking infrastructure that connects millions of computers across the world and the World Wide Web is the worldwide collection of text pages, digital photographs, music files, videos, and animations, which users can access over the Internet. The Web uses the HTTP protocol to transmit data and is only a part of the Internet. The Internet includes a lot that is not necessarily the Web.

4) On April 30, 1993, CERN announced that its World Wide Web technology would be available to all for free. The public statement declared that the main components of the web’s structure were to remain in the public domain, giving anyone in the world freedom to use them. “CERN relinquishes all intellectual property rights to this code, both source and binary and permission is given to anyone to use, duplicate, modify and distribute it,” the historic statement read.

5) According to Michael Stevens and Vsauce calculations, a 50 kilobyte email message uses the footprint of 8 billion electrons.  The number sounds ginormous, yes, but with electrons weighing next to nothing, 8 billion of them weigh less than a quadrillionth of an ounce.

Thursday, 13 March 2014

How To Keep Your Business Safe From Security Treats

Tech based businesses are prone to security treats, with new treat still coming out. Small businesses are  more exposed to these treats. What can a small business owner do to protect her business from a security breach? Your company’s security precautions should stop any unauthorised use of your IT, protect valuable data and keep your computers virus-free and running optimally. There are proven steps you can take to protect your company from cyber thieves who have the ability to exploit system weaknesses and access sensitive data with just a few clicks of a mouse.  protecting your business from a data security threat is easier than you think. It's also much cheaper than the physical, financial and emotional cost you can incure while repairing one. Follow these simple steps to secure your business. [See Also: 5 Most Weird Gadgets You Didn't Know]

1)  Isolate sensitive data

Isolate sensitive data  by keeping them on  fewest number of computers or servers, and make sure you keep it away  from the rest of your data and network. "The fewer copies of data you have, the easier it is to protect," said Jon Heimerl, the director of strategic security for Solutionary, a security services company that helps companies of all sizes design and manage better security programs and detect and prevent security events.

2) In-house threat

Most of these these comes from within, its easier for someone who knows how your system works to hack into it.  To tackel this, once in a while you will need to conduct a background check on all your employees, and for the ones yet to be employed, make sure you ask for two refrences from previous employer and make sure you call them and train your employees on security primciples and the use of strong passwords for security purposes.

3) Deal with changing threats

It can be hard to stay up-to-date with and respond to ever-evolving IT security threats. Regular, scheduled vulnerability scanning on your computers can help ensure you deal with new threats before they affect your company.  The same software can often instantly fix problems, isolate security threats before they cause harm, and may make patching and plugging security holes simpler.

4)  Always update your anti-virus and anti-spy ware software 

Its not just enough to have anti-virus and anti-spy ware software, make sure they have the latest versions or the latest updates by updating them once in a while.  Most small businesses have anti-virus and anti-spy ware software in place, but they forget or maybe dont see the need to update them, this can open them up to all sorts security threats.

5) Have Backups in Place 

Regularly backup data on all computers at least weekly. Store information offsite or in the cloud, which is becoming increasingly popular with businesses. The most critical data includes human resources files, accounts payable, and other financial files. 

6) Download applications only from reliable sources

Most of the applications contains spy wares, viruses, trojan horses and several other threats, and it will be in your own interest to make sure you are downloading from a secure source, also let your employees know bout this

7) Encrypt sensitive data. 

Assume cyber thieves will hack into your business system. These type of thieves can expertly determine your system’s weaknesses. Protect information, computers and networks with firewall software that is updated and tested on a regular basis. Having the latest security software, web browser and operating system can be the best defense against viruses, malware and other online threats. Ensure work-from-home employees are also protected by a firewal 

7 Best Workout Headphones

Stay motivated while working out, and music is one thing that is guaranteed to keep you so motivated. Dont let your headphone get in the way of your having fun, don't even give way for  shoddy pair of headphones to prevent you from achieving your best workout.Every runner is different, but every runner who runs with music appreciates the beauty of the right pair of headphones.So if you like rocking out to music during your sweat sessions, you'll want some all-star sports headphones that not only sound great but fit great. So, take a look and decide which pair is best for your workout needs.

1) Plantronics BackBeat Go

These lightweight wireless headphones are equipped with small, comfortable earbuds, Bluetooth technology, and a tangle-free cord. With 4.5 hours of listening time, you can get an intense, lengthy workout in, without the nuisance of a cord. The Plantronics BackBeat Go comes with 3 sizes of ear tips and an optional stabilizer, which acts as a hook for a custom, secure fit. The inline controls allow you to take calls, skip tracks, and adjust the volume. These sound-isolating headphones provide pretty good sound quality, but because the buds protrude so much from your ear, they run the risk of falling out during your workout. [Recommended: What You Need To Know About The Internet]

2) AfterShokz

These are not your average headphones. Using bone-conducting technology, the headphones wrap around the back of your head, designed to sit in front of your ear on your cheekbone, leaving your ears open so you can hear everything else. A good model for the multi-tasker, these come with an attached in-line controller (which must be charged) with a mic for cellphone use, as well as volume and song control.

3) JayBird Sportsband Bluetooth

The JayBird Sportsband has consistently been featured on our list of best running headphones, but it's just as effective in the gym. The Bluetooth-enabled headphones connect wirelessly to your music device, making tangled cords are a thing of the past. The Sportsband features premium music & call quality, with warm bass, tuned to “eliminate listener fatigue” during long workouts. They're ofcourse sweat-proof.

4) Philips ActionFit Sports Headband Headphones

They're incredibly lightweight and not too tight, The non-slip headband helped keep everything in place without squeezing.  A little long, but the included cord clip helps keep bounce to a minimum. The ear cushions are detachable and washable, and the whole shebang is sweat-resistant and rainproof. There's no remote on the cable, so you'll have to manage volume and track order from your device.

5) Sony XBA-S65

Sony’s around-the-ear headphones feature in-ear buds and a powerful streaming sound that keeps you motivated throughout your workout. The adjustable over-the-ear loop assures that the headphones won’t fall off during warm-ups and weight workouts, while the in-ear tips continue to drive the bass and block out ambient noise.  The almost five-foot long cord may get in the way, so be sure to put the clip in place before starting your routine (they can be somewhat hard to adjust otherwise). Sweatproof and water resistant, you can clean this pair off at the end of each workout before pack them away in the accompany mesh pouch. 

6) Monster iSport Victory

The most expensive headphones on the list, the Monster iSport Victory are well worth the money. Everything in the robust, durable design is geared to make these ideal for running. The tangle-free cord, secure SportClip earbuds, and waterproof build make them versatile, and it's easy to wash the sweat off them afterwards.There’s a ControlTalk in-line mic with iOS control support that delivers decent sound quality for hands-free calls.

7) Motorola S10-HD

The Motorola S10-HD Bluetooth wireless headphones put the Bluetooth radio, battery, and other electronics in a firm band that goes around the back of your neck while you wear them, and fits snugly to your head. The earphones themselves fit right into your ears, and feature on-ear controls for volume and music playback, not to mention buttons to answer and hang up calls and pair with your smartphone. They're sweat proof and water resistant, and have actually been on the market for a while, so you can score a pair for $68 at Amazon, much less than their original $90 list price. You'll get about 8 hours of continuous play time out of the S10-HDs before you have to recharge the battery.

7 Best Car Engines Of 2014

Engines are constantly being updated with new and contemporary technology  being added to it, such as direct injection, while the older technology  are being refined, including turbocharging. The engine is to a car what the heart is to the human body. When comparing an automobile to the human body, the engine is undoubtably the equivalent of the heart. The engine is an integral and complicated contraption, and if it deteriorates, it can bring the rest of the car with it. A strong, efficient engine is similar to an athlete’s heart; it does more with less, can outlast the competition, and is honed to serve a particular purpose well.

1) 3.0L Turbodiesel DOHC I-6 (BMW 535d)

It could be argued that 2013 was the year of the diesel, as more automakers offered the low-reving oil-burners this year. Savvy automakers like BMW used the fuel to juice up their model lineups with better fuel efficiency, without ruining the fun factor. The 3.0-liter turbodiesel found in the 535d as well as the X5 uses a single turbocharger to deliver peak torque of 413 lb-ft as soon as 1,500 rpm. Without a doubt, BMW’s diesel delivers the twist, but also manages to be fuel friendly and quiet, hence it’s place on this top 10. [Read: Weirdest Gadgets Ever Invented]

2) Audi: Supercharged 3.0-liter V-6

Audi's 3.0-liter, supercharged V-6 engine makes the list 7 bet car engines of 2014. Characterizing the engine as possessing "brute strength, luscious torque, and supreme refinement," 

3)  Honda’s 3.5 liter V6 (Accord)

“This unflappable V6 is the best naturally aspirated [six cylinder] engine in a mainstream vehicle at a time when most automakers are switching instead to turbocharged direct-injected [four-cylinder] powerplants for better fuel efficiency,” Honda’s 3.5 liter unit has been a favorite of the judges for a number of years.

4) Fiat 500e 83-kw electric motor

This car earned a spot on the list scoring big points. This zero emissions electric motor has an estimated range of 85 miles running solely on electric power. The motor packs a punch, using 100 percent of its 147 lb-ft of torque off the line.

5) 1.8L Turbocharged DOHC I-4 (Volkswagen Jetta)

The 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that’s packed under the hood of the compact Jetta sedan is the latest generation of Volkswagen’s renowned turbo-four, and it remains one of the best in the business with lively acceleration and good fuel economy, realizing close to 30 mpg in mixed driving. According to the publication, “there are several excellent four-cylinder turbocharged engines in the U.S. market, but VW's re-engineered 1.8-liter represents the new benchmark.”

6) 5L SOHC V-6 (Honda Accord)

Powerful and surprisingly economical 3.5-liter V6 that’s available in the midsize Accord. Coming with automatic cylinder deactivation, the V6 beats many smaller engines in terms of fuel economy with an EPA-rated 34 mpg in highway driving.

7) 2.7-liter DOHC H-6 boxer (Porsche Cayman)

The Porsche 2.7 liter flat-6 just continues to rack up awards despite being the smallest and least powerful engine Porsche offers. Why? Because it is incredibly efficient. This motor won an International Engine of the Year award earlier in the year The 2.7 liter motor puts out 265 horsepower in the Boxster and 275 horsepower in the Cayman. That means over 100 horsepower per liter yet is capable of 34.4 MPG on the combined cycle.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

5 Dating Apps That Will Spice- Up Your Love Life

To most people, finding a date is not an easy task, people spent so much money and time looking for a date to no avail. No one ever said that finding the perfect mate was easy, but the Internet has put almost every single person in your locality at your fingertips. Years ago, we thought we couldn't live without the fax machine. Now, can you imagine living without your cell phone? As we spent more hours on handheld devices, these dating apps are hoping to help you find mobile love. Forget about the old fashioned ways of finding a date, try a dating app instead.

1) Badoo 

Badoo is a complete social network, although it has some fairly robust tools to help you find someone special. After setting up a profile with your profession, your interests and a your pictures, you can search your immediate area for people who are looking for activity buddies, long-term relationships or anything in between. You can chat anonymously or let the app search for people who might make good matches. Badoo is not very deep, but it's quite simple and effective.

2) Tinder

This free app lets users swipe "yes" or "no" on potential matches. If two users swipe "yes" to each other, they are then able to text through Tinder's interface. Tinder had an estimated 500,000 users in its first sixth months, with a day-over-day growth rate of 5%. Launched in September 2012, Popular with younger folk - it's average user is 23 - Tinder users have rated each other's profiles 4.5 billion times, and have been matched up to 50 million times. Tinder works because it takes rejection off the table, and taps into a distinctly millennial activity - texting.

3) How About We

How About We is a very unique dating app because instead of focusing on searching through dozens and dozens of pictures of guys and then chatting with them for days, weeks or months before finally meeting up, this site helps you get the ball rolling right from the beginning. Everyone who signs up posts a date they would like to go on. Dates range from a walk in the park and coffee to a romantic candle light dinner. You browse through the dates to find something that is interesting to you and you connect with that person to set up a time to go on that date! The profiles consist of personality traits, likes and dislikes and severely limits superficial information about physical attributes (you can still see pictures). It tries to make it more about compatibility and less about shopping for the most physically attractive person.Its the best place to try something new.


 is one of the most established online dating sites, and with more than 21 million users, you’ll have tons of potential dates to choose from. Its free app for Android , iOS or BlackBerry lets you browse member profiles, create your own, view daily matches and send winks to connect with other users on the go. subscribers can use the app to send and receive messages and see who has viewed their profiles.

5) OKCupid 

OkCupid is a social networking dating app from Browse profiles of members who are looking to get something started, whether it be hooking up or finding a solid relationship. Feeling risky? Try out Ok Cupid’s crazy blind date feature and you could get hooked up as soon as tonight.

Instagram: 5 Interesting Facts You Need To Know

Instagram has been part of our lives for four years and most of us use it either privately or for business purposes. Instagram is a social networking site that gives  its users the room to take pictures and videos with a digital touch via the instagram camera and then share them online. Instagram was created by Kevin Systrom and  Mike Krieger, both graduated from Stanford University. Instagram is available on iTunes App Store and from Google Play.Over the last three years, Instagram has not only become one of the most dominating social media services, but has also  become one of the most popular websites around the world.If you are need for more updates on instagram, here are 10 Interesting facts you need to know about Instagram. [See Also: What To Know About The World Wide Web and the Internet]

Instagram: 5 Interesting facts you need to know

 1) Instagram launched as an iPhone app in Apple's App Store on October 6, 2010. By December 2010, Instagram had one million registered users. By July 2011, Instagram users had shared over 100 million photographs. It reached 10 million registered users in September that year. The number had hit 30 million by April 2012

2) On April 12, 2012, Facebook acquired Instagram for approximately $1 billion in cash and stock. The deal, which was made just before Facebook was scheduled to go public, cost Facebook about a quarter of the cash-on-hand they had as of the end of 2011.

3) Instagram released a 15 second video component to their platform on June 20, 2013. Within the first 24 hours, 5 million videos were uploaded. However, Fortune 500 companies have been reluctant to adopt video. Only 4% of adopted video thus far.

4) Kevin Systrom one of the co-founder of Insagram initially was offered a job at Google and interned at Odeo, where Twitter was developed but he refused. Again in 2004, Mark Zuckerberg offered Kevin Systrom an opportunity to join Facebook but  he  turned the offer down and later accepted the whooping sum of  $500 million after Facebook acquired Instagram for $1 billion in April 2012.

5) Apple named Instagram as app of the year for 2011 saying the app makes it "near-impossible to take a bad shot." Zuckerberg has confirmed that, despite the acquisition, Instagram will continue to run independent of Facebook, at least initially.