FEATURE: Southern Africa’s ancient inhabitants evicted from ancestral lands – Times LIVE

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The government says it wants to integrate the hunter-gatherers into modern society. At the resettlement camp for Bushmen at New Xade, west of Botswana’s Central Kalahari Game Reserve, the only bar fills up in the afternoon. Customers play cards in the yard. One of them tries to tune-in an old radio for music. Some people are already so drunk they can barely stand. Empty beer cans litter the sand. “Everyone drinks in New Xade,” barmaid Kgomotsego Lobelo said from behind the counter in the bare concrete room, with bottles ranged neatly on shelves. “Even I drink. There is nothing else to do.” More than 3,000 Bushmen – also known as the San or Basarwa –…

PlayStation TV set for launch by year end – Times LIVE

PlayStation TV set for launch by year end AFP | 2014-06-10 12:24:55.0 Sony’s PlayStation 4. File photo. Its PlayStation TV box will launch at the end of 2014.Image by: Sunday Times Extra Sony Computer Entertainment on Monday said a PlayStation TV home entertainment system will debut in North America and Europe by the end of this year. The small, stand-alone PS TV box will be priced at $ 99 here and 99 euros in Europe. A bundle containing a wireless video game style controller, a memory card, and a “LEGO: The Movie” video game from Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment will sell for $ 140. PS TV is designed as a platform for games, films, television…

Apollo lunar landing joystick fetches astronomical sum of $610k at auction – Tech Times

A joystick from the Apollo 15 million fetched more than $ 610,000 at an auction.(Photo : RR Auction) The joystick used to land the crew of Apollo 15 on the moon in 1971 has sold for $ 610,000 at an auction. This is believed to be the highest price ever paid for a piece of NASA memorabilia.  The sale took place during the 7th Space and Aviation Autograph and Artifact Auction, held in Massachusetts.  Commander David R. Scott operated the controller to guide the lunar module Falcon to a same landing on the surface of our planetary companion. The joystick was also the navigational control for the lander’s journey back from the lunar surface, to…

Case postponed for cops who shot at Khuli Chana – Times LIVE

Case postponed for cops who shot at Khuli Chana Sapa | 2014-04-24 12:57:10.0 South African rapper Khuli Chana. File photo.Image by: Tshepo Mashego The trial of two police officers who allegedly shot at musician Khuli Chana was postponed in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, his lawyer said. “The defence for the police officers wanted to be given time to go through the docket, and also to consult with their clients as to whether they would plead guilty or not,” said Chana’s lawyer Cliff Alexander. The officers face charges of attempted murder. Chana, whose real name is Khulane Morule, was not in court. Police shot at the award-winning musician’s car when he allegedly failed to…

Tongaat mall plans rejected 4 times – News24

2014-04-03 19:03 kalahari.com Guide to the Architecture of Durban and PietermaritzburgDennis Radford brings us this Guide to Architecture of Durban and Pietermaritzburg Now R133.00buy now Durban – Earthworks plans for the Tongaat mall, outside Durban, which partially caved in last year, were rejected four times, a commission of inquiry into the collapse heard on Thursday. Rajagopaul Naidoo, who heads up the municipality’s development, applications and approvals department, said the plans for the earthworks were rejected four times for “issues that could have been rectified by the architect”. The plans were first rejected in March last year, and then again in May, July, and finally in August. The commission heard the plans for the earthworks upon…

No Monkeying Around for These Partners – New York Times

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‘Conversation crowdsourcing': would you let the internet put words in your mouth? – Times LIVE

‘Conversation crowdsourcing': would you let the internet put words in your mouth? AFP Relaxnews | 2014-02-22 12:46:18.0 “Crowdpilot” iPhone App We’ve all been there… you’re on a first date and all of a sudden you can’t think of a single thing to say. But how would you feel if online strangers could step in and direct you? A new app called Crowdpilot which lets you ‘crowdsource your conversations’ has been designed exactly for that purpose. The concept allows users to stream live conversations to the web — either to a selected group of contacts or to the whole world — and get assistance and advice. Designer Lauren McCarthy was inspired to create the app following a social…

Paul Walker’s ‘Fast & Furious 7′ now officially on hiatus – Los Angeles Times

Universal Pictures has made it official: “Fast & Furious 7” is going on hiatus in the wake of the death of Paul Walker. The studio released a statement Wednesday confirming that it won’t be resuming production on the movie’s Atlanta set for an undefined period. “Right now, all of us at Universal are dedicated to providing support to Paul’s immediate family and our extended Fast & Furious family of cast, crew and filmmakers,” the studio said. “At this time we feel it is our responsibility to shut down production on Fast & Furious 7 for a period of time so we can assess all options available to move forward with the franchise. It added, “We…

$12 Billion Is Pledged to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria – New York Times

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