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Camper by day, run-and-gunner by night, Andy is editor at Memeburn and prefers his toast like his coffee -- dark and crunchy. Specialising in spotting the next big Instagram cat star, Andy also dabbles in smartphone and game reviews over on Gearburn.
EskomSePush: Developing a load shedding success story

Load shedding apps first came to the fore in 2014, back when it was common practice for our glorious electricity provider to switch off our lights at the most inconvenient times. Some five years later, South Africa's once again facing long nights lit only by ever-shortening candles...

By Andy Walker 2 days ago

Cape Town's Bloubergstrand is South Africa's most Instagrammable place

After South Africa was crowned as the fifth most Instagrammable country in the world earlier this month by Big Seven Travel, a long list of places that put it on the map has now been published...

By Andy Walker 24 Jan 2019

WhatsApp's working on a fingerprint security feature for iOS, Android

A future version of WhatsApp may be secured, locked and unlocked by your fingerprint, according to data mined by WABetaInfo...

By Andy Walker 18 Jan 2019

This record-breaking egg has more than 24m likes on Instagram

Just when you thought you've heard it all, a picture of an egg now holds the record for the most liked picture on Instagram...

By Andy Walker 15 Jan 2019

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters tops US Google Search after Tebow engagement

On Thursday former NFL player Tim Tebow announced his engagement to South Africa's former Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters. Tebow broke the news on Instagram in a series of snaps that have since racked up more than 430,000 likes...

By Andy Walker 11 Jan 2019

2018 in review: The biggest stories of the year

This year has gone by in one indistinguishable blur. If you can't quite remember what happened in the past 12 months, enjoy a quick recap...

By Andy Walker 7 Jan 2019

The internet thinks YouTube Rewind 2018 is pretty terrible

Well... it's pretty safe to suggest that YouTube Rewind 2018 is controversial. The annual video published by the Google-owned service pays homage to the year that was and the moments that made it, all created by the internet's biggest personalities...

By Andy Walker 10 Dec 2018

Twitter thought Johnny Clegg died after tribute went viral

Legendary musician Johnny Clegg was trending on Twitter on Thursday afternoon after a tribute version of his song The Crossing was released on YouTube...

By Andy Walker 7 Dec 2018

These were South Africa's hottest Twitter hashtags in 2018

When people weren't tweeting about South Africa's political issues, health issues, state issues, or sport, they were tweeting about soapies...

By Andy Walker 6 Dec 2018

Malusi Gigaba taunts Ndlozi with his little finger in Parliament

Apparently, middle fingers just won't do as insults in South Africa's Parliament anymore...

By Andy Walker 12 Nov 2018

Malusi Gigaba is caught in South Africa's latest sex tape fiasco

South Africa's minister of home affairs Malusi Gigaba is at the centre of the internet's and the country's latest sex tape scandal, the politician confirmed on Sunday...

By Andy Walker 29 Oct 2018

Uber rides in London will be hit by a 'clean air' tax

As the world becomes smoggier, companies that rely on gas-guzzling vehicles become more responsible for the future...

By Andy Walker 24 Oct 2018

Twitter now tells you if your tweet breaks its rules

When you report a tweet for breaching Twitter's rules, or when the company takes actions on one, it requires the offending user to delete the tweet before they can publish another...

By Andy Walker 19 Oct 2018

The internet thinks this Namibian teen is Regina George from Mean Girls

Doppelgangers are instant viral internet fodder, but even more so when the person in question looks like Regina George from Mean Girls.

By Andy Walker 1 Oct 2018

Too soon, South Africa? #AdamCatzavelos challenge is already a meme

Adam Catzavelos, the South African whose racial slur-loaded video found its way onto Twitter, is already a meme...

By Andy Walker 23 Aug 2018

Samsung Pay is now available in South Africa

Samsung Pay is now officially available and live in South Africa...

By Andy Walker 22 Aug 2018

Netflix is now showing ads between episodes to some users

Netflix is now showing unskippable advertisements of its other content between episodes, the company confirmed this weekend...

By Andy Walker 20 Aug 2018

Spotify may soon let users skip advertisements

In an extremely brave and risky financial play, Spotify may soon allow free tier users to skip audio and video advertisements whenever they want...

By Andy Walker 13 Aug 2018

FNB lets South Africans pay for groceries with their watch

Fitbit Pay is now available in South Africa. The wireless payments service which works through Fitbit's range of wearable devices is now compatible with FNB and RMB VISA bank cards.

By Andy Walker 7 Aug 2018

Netflix's 'Man in a Van' ad is really going to annoy satellite TV companies

It's safe to say that Netflix South Africa has adopted the Wendy's brand of guerilla marketing, this after its latest ad dropped in the country this week...

By Andy Walker 26 Jul 2018

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