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The more we learn, the less we know

The thirst for knowledge has always been a fundamental driving force for me. Throughout the course of my life I have learned numerous things from numerous fields. However, as my knowledge grew, so did an unshakeable feeling that I in fact know nothing. A large part of my studies has therefore been dedicated to a [...]

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“Ebugs” for Smart Phones and Tablets

Ever since buying the Android Samsung Galaxy Tab 7inch a few months ago I encountered problems relating to the battery life. On average if I received or made 10 calls a day (average time per call 5 minutes), run a few apps and accessed my emails, the battery would run out after a few hours. [...]

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Join the MIH Media Lab team in 2012

The MIH Media Lab at the University of Stellenbosch is currently looking for more masters’ students who are interested in a post-graduate bursary for 2012. The Lab, which is supported by industry partner and international media giant, MIH, the internet division of Naspers, awards generous post-graduate bursaries to students from a wide variety of under-graduate [...]

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Our first intern

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Media Lab Monday: Geoff Cohen – 24.com

“Disrupt or die”. This was the message of Geoff Cohen, GM of 24.com at our October Media Lab Monday event. Geoff spoke frankly about the future of digital media in South Africa and the rest of the continent, and highlighted the importance of companies’ (and by implication individuals’) ability to adapt to change. Geoff highlighted [...]

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DSK students visit the MIH Media Lab

A group of science learners from the Deutsche Internationale Schule Kapstadt visited the MIH Media Lab last week to experience first-hand what we do in the Lab. The learners listened to a talk from Leendert Botha on his work experience at Google in San Francisco and then Stephan Gouws, another Lab student, gave a short [...]

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MIH Media Lab welcomes new director

MIH Media Lab Management (fltr): Gert-Jan van Rooyen, Herman Engelbrecht and McElory Hoffmann The MIH Media Lab at Stellenbosch University recently welcomed computer science lecturer, McElory Hoffmann, as director. Hoffmann started his academic career in 2001 as BEngSci student at Stellenbosch University and received his PhD in Applied Mathematics in 2009. He spent one year [...]

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