And so it goes. We continue our round-up of the year by looking back over our own writing and revisiting that of which we are most proud. It’s a sort of celebration both of the festive season and of our own first few months.
Missed our previous Year in Review posts? Start with the last one over here. As we pointed out there, this isn’t about the big headlines and news-worthy events – there’s plenty of other sites for that – this is about what’s interesting.
So we’ve taken a gander at the goings-on of June. What about July?
- Our offices got broken in to. But not in a bad way. We were attacked by an ethical hacker posing as a telecoms engineer. Did any of our eagle eyed staff catch him out?
- Girl power is alive and well in Cairo, where this amazing lady helped to build a solar powered water heater for the poor.
- How fast is Joburg changing? Google’s amazing Street View Time Machine reveals all.
- Students from Wits have been building a solar powered car that could get done for speeding on the M1 highway. Apparently, it uses less energy than a hairdryer to get up to speed.
- July was the month of the Ubuntu Edge – the South African smartphone that never was.
- And in other ex-pat news, Elon Musk pitched the maglev commuter train, Hyperloop. Yes, quite.
Did we miss anything? Were there other stories of import in July? Let us know below.