Greatest Hits: This week’s best stories on htxt.africa

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Madiba passes; Westboro Baptist Church mobilises

Immediately after the world’s media started carrying reports of Nelson Mandela’s death, controversial religious group Westboro Baptist Church took to Twitter and expressed its intentions to picket the beloved leader’s funeral. Needless to say, there won’t exactly be a warm welcome.

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Random hacks of kindness

This past week, RHOK showed off three of its best projects. One is a technology to help pupils mark one another’s exam questions; another is all about a robot hand that’s made using 3D printers; and the last uses drone technology to fight poaching. All proudly made in SA.

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How geeky are you? Find out here

The crafty creators over at visual.ly had a good ol’ brainstorm and put together an infographic to test your nerdiness. Their chart covers everything from geek general knowledge to movies, games and books. How geeky are you? Click on through and see.

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Excellent uncapped from Incredible Connection

Local tech retailer Incredible Connection is finally, finally living up to its name and offering internet products. It has a handful of uncapped bandwidth offerings that come at excellent, competitive prices.

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e-Tolls go live; queues ensue

As predicted by many, people held out until one minute past midnight before succumbing to the reality of Gauteng’s tolled roads and the fact that they’ll have to get e-Tags. Naturally, there were queues everywhere, and some shops even sold out of the despised device. We spoke to residents standing in line about why they are getting e-Tags, and the answers might surprise you.

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Christo van Gemert

Christo van Gemert

Eleven years ago Christo started writing about technology for one of South Africa's (then) leading computer magazines. His first review? A Samsung LCD monitor. Hey, it was hot news, back then. Nowadays he gets more excited about photography, cars, game consoles, and faster internet connections. He's sort of an Apple fan, but will take any opportunity to remind you about his Windows-powered home theatre PC and desire to own a vanilla Android tablet.   Currently uses: Apple 13-inch Macbook Pro with Retina Display, Apple iPhone 5, Microsoft Laser Mouse 6000, Audiofly AF78 Earphones, Xbox 360, Nikon D50.

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