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Welcome to your weekly dose of all things tech & internet related in snackable bytes. It’s everything you need to know to sound impressive in under 5 minutes.
Does my nose look big in this selfie? Yes & that’s science
Jul 8 • 5 min
#NationalSelfieDay has come and gone, but did you know that plastic surgeons have seen an increase in requests for procedures that make people look better in selfies? Selfies can make your nose look up to 30% bigger, we take a look at the crappiest app…
The non Olympic sport of cheese rolling
Jun 17 • 3 min
Learn about the wonderful world of cheese rolling, find out why it is important to always be polite to Alexa and Google and apparently Yahoo messenger is still a thing… well until July anyway. https://techgirl.co.za/2018/06/15/the-staircase/
157 new emoji but a sloth ain’t one
Jun 10 • 6 min
In this week’s Bytesized we take a look at the new emoji and learn other emoji fun facts, Crayola needs help naming its new colour and I have some ideas plus let’s take a look at a book and series you HAVE TO binge.…
Therapy llamas, chewing videos & Pokemon Go with dinosaurs
Jun 2 • 4 min
This week we take a look at all the important animal news you need to know, learn about emotional support animals (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bz8bqJaKeKk), check out WTF chewing videos are, see what the fuss is about Jurassic Park Live and see if…
Team Yanny, Laurel or I Don’t Give A Fudge?
May 20 • 6 min
Listen to the latest auditory illusion that has taken the internet by storm, here are the only two tweets you need to know about The Royal Wedding, find out wtf GDPR is and become acquainted with TED screams. https://techgirl.co.za/2018/05/18/yanny-laurel/
Peppa Pig is too gangsta, Google IO updates & more
May 12 • 5 min
Find out why a popular app in China banned Peppa Pig, get the Google update to make you sound like you know what you’re talking about when in fact you have no clue, Facebook is bringing out a dating app and learn everything you never wanted to know about…
The Best of Bytesized April 2018
May 6 • 10 min
It’s that time of the month - the best of Bytesized for your ears. Longer than the usual 5 minutes, find out about the emoji of the year, I reveal your Starbuck’s name, learn why Zucks is indeed a reptilian overlord, take a trip down memory lane with…
The world’s worst language lesson ever
Apr 22 • 4 min
Duolingo now offers Klingon and I jump at the opportunity to teach you important phrases so you too can be more like a Trekkie, the emoji of the year has been revealed and how to get your name on a Starbucks cup without evening paying real cash money or…
The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
Apr 15 • 3 min
Remember the days of typing tests and when your words per minute score was kind of a big deal? No? Then listen up. Yes? Take a trip down memory lane. PLUS find out why Mark Zuckerberg is indeed a reptilian overlord.…
Confessions of an idiot who got duped into giving personal data
Apr 8 • 4 min
Find out how easy it is to get duped into giving away personal data one quiz at a time (I was one such individual), very few people can name an influential woman in tech and those that think they can actually can’t (the result will surprise you) and hear…
The Best of Bytesized March 2018
Apr 2 • 7 min
Learn how to be passive aggressive and get people to just google it, find out WTF an avo proposal is, see why you HAVE to download a new game show app, HQ Trivia, where you could win real cash money, see why Alexa is laughing at you (not with you),…
Find out why you hate/love coriander
Mar 25 • 2 min
Find out why hating coriander makes you genetically inferior, what you can actually get 3D printed, why you should be careful what you google kids when it comes to internet ads and more in this week’s Bytesized.
Want to be on a game show? There’s an app for that!
Mar 18 • 4 min
Find out why people are going crazy for HQ Trivia (it’s really cool) + the real reason why Alexa is randomly laughing at you. #Bytesized
Just Google It
Mar 10 • 3 min
Learn how to get people to stop asking you questions they could have easily googled, learn WTF an avo proposal is and more in episode 7 of Bytesized.
The Best of Bytesized for your ears Feb 2018
Mar 4 • 9 min
From the best of the Winter Olympics to a version of Despacito played by car horns, KFC running out of chicken, what Uber drivers really think when you sit in the front, a new gadget to replace fidget spinners and more!
Here’s why drones are better than models
Mar 4 • 3 min
Plus what is all the fuss about Vero. Funny AF tweets and a video you have to see
Netflix and chill: the winter Olympics edition
Mar 4 • 3 min
Doritos for her
Mar 4 • 4 min
Funny AF Amazon reviews and other internet funnies you need to know about
Mar 4 • 4 min
Is this the new fidget spinner?
Feb 24 • 4 min
The Popitpal is the new disgusting fidget spinner, outsource your presence with human Uber + KFC runs out of chicken