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How to avoid copyright strikes on audio in your YouTube videos

Every YouTube content creator has faced this before. A seemingly harmless background track is added to a video and uploaded to the channel. Then after publishing the video you are slammed with a copyright strike. And I have even experienced this with music downloaded from supposed royalty-free music websites. Even had to make some appeals […]


“RealArt allows us to expand our gallery into people’s homes” – Peter Kaunda, Artillery Gallery owner

In the 17th episode of Story Untold ZW we sat with Peter Kaunda, the owner of Artillery Gallery and self-styled Patron of the Arts. Artillery Gallery was established in 2018 with a mandate to shine a spotlight on Zimbabwean contemporary art. In this conversation Peter shares his journey from the inception of Artillery Gallery, the […]


“I want to invest in Zimbabwean entrepreneurs at grassroots level” – Fungai Ndemera, Checkup Health CEO

Fungai Ndemera is a successful multi-entrepreneur, angel investor business mentor and STEM ambassador. Fungai has over 20 years of experience in entrepreneurship, digital transformation, culture and BAME ((black, Asian and minority ethnic) health behaviours. She arrived in the UK as an immigrant and could barely speak English. With her GCSE level and a Diploma in […]


[Video] Elevating African narratives through graphic design with Fungi Dube

In this episode of Story Untold, I chat with Fungi Dube – a Scientist turned self-taught creative solopreneur. She took the bold and scary move of making a career pivot from working in sports conditioning to now being a Brand and Visual Identity Designer. In my interview with Fungi Dube we discussed, 1) her journey […]


Run with Bitcoin: Crypto evangelist stops by Zim on “40 countries in 400 days” world tour

Paco De La India is a Bitcoin enthusiast who has been travelling across the world with his Bitcoin wallet and spreading the gospel of the alternative currency on his Run with Bitcoin initiative. He recently stopped by Zimbabwe on a two-city tour which started in Bulawayo. “I have been traveling around the world over the […]


Tecno Spark 8P review. Is it just me or are budget phone getting better-looking

I finally got my hands on the Tecno Spark 8P and for an entry-level device, Tecno has outdone themselves here. Out of the box I was really impressed by the textured finished because some device manufacturers are leaning more and more into the glossy fingerprint attracting casings. Tecno didn’t get full marks in this category […]


Car review: the all-electric BYD T3, a minivan that packs a punch

Electric Vehicle Centre Africa (EVCA) is a local company that deals in electric cars and solar systems. The company recently invited us out to test drive the BYD T3, an all-electric powered mini-van. BYD T3 features Power 100KW Torque 180Nm Range 300Km 0-100 13s Top Speed 100km/h (capped for the demo unit) AC Charge Time […]


Meet Enspir Gaming, an ambitious local e-sports outfit

Enspir is a local e-sports team that is looking to create opportunities for young Zimbabweans in the field of professional gaming. We had the pleasure of interviewing one of Enspir’s co-founder’s Maurice Mpofu: Enspir is also hosting a FIFA 22 and Mortal Kombat tournament this weekend: You should also check out Zimbo cracks FIFA Ultimate […]


Day 1 of Zimbabwe’s first-ever drone conference

Today was Day 1 of Zimbabwe’s first-ever drone conference which was hosted by Precision Aerial, Zimbabwe Flying Labs and the Drones for Good Network. Speakers from across the African drone space were in attendance as well as government departments, officials and enthusiasts. It was a jam-packed program that featured, drone licencing, regulation in Zimbabwe as […]


Does OpenView HD really have the capacity to block Zim decoders?

Ever since we heard that OpenView was planning on blocking those of their decoders that are being used outside South Africa a lot of Zimbos who rely on this platform for entertainment have been on edge. Most are worried that they will just wake up one day to a black screen. This has led to […]


Is the Tecno Camon 17 worth $65 more than the Spark 7?

Spark 7 vs Camon 17. It’s uncompromising affordability against uncompromising value. 65 USd separates the Spark 7 from the Camon 17 but is that 65 dollars worth it for the Camon 17 or is it overpriced over the Spark 7? You can check out the video below for some awesome visuals. In terms of hardware […]


Windows 11 setup & 1st impressions. It’s made for touch

Windows 11 is out, it is very touch friendly and looks like an evolution of Windows 10 so it has some familiarity to it. I’d love to highlight that the Windows 11 I am taking a look at is the leaked version so I’d advise you to wait for the official release unless you don’t […]


Video: HarmonyOS is the future

Harmony OS finally got launched and Huawei plans to have it installed on 300 million devices by the end of 2021. While it’s being seen as Huawei responding to them no longer having access to the full Android and it’s services, it does not exist to just be an Android replacement for Huawei. It’s looking to be more than that. It is probably the future of operating systems.


Video: Tecno Buds review. Too good for $25?

This is a review of Tecno’s truly wireless buds. These buds come with a 4 hour battery life plus an extra 12 hours with the charging case. The performance is pretty great for buds that cost just 25 dollars


Video: Cool gadgets under $150

It’s actually 9 gadgets anf in this video we have split them into categories that include wearables, home entertainment and grooming & hygene. There is an assortment of them from smartwatches and sound bars to hair trimmers and soap dispensers and each product goes for less than 150 bucks.


Video: 5 cool tech gadgets under 50 bucks

5 Cool tech gadgets that you can get for under $50. This includes some speakers, car accessories and some tech accessories that have no tech inside them.


Video: What is the best mobile wifi bundle?

Ever wondered what the best mobile wifi bundle is? In this video we take a look at NetOne, TelOne, Telecel, Econet and Zol to find out which one is the best overal over 5 categories.

These are Network coverage, speed, device support, bundle selection and the all important price.


Video: Twitter’s Tip Jar wants you to earn money from your tweets

Twitter recently announced a new feature to their platform called Tip Jar where select twitter users can earn money from their Tweets. A button will appear on the user’s profile and if someone clicks on it, it will send them to their payment wallet to complete the transaction.

What will it take for this feature to be made open to Zimbabweans as well and how long will it take to get here?


Video: How NOT to get hacked via an OTP

An OTP is one small sequence of numbers with a lot of power. If someone has this they can take over your digital life in so many ways. Which is why you must never share an OTP with anyone especially someone who says they sent it to you by mistake. Because that is most certainly a lie.


Video: Fiber router lights explained

TelOne and Zol fiber routers are pretty similar in how they work. They have plenty of lights that inform of many things but in the video we look at the 4 most important ones that can affect your internet connection and see what each one of them means.


Video: MiFi router lights explained

Ever wondered what the lights on a MiFi router mean? In this video we take a look at what these lights are for and what they mean when they are on, off or a different color.


Video: Mi smart speaker review

The Mi smart speaker is an affordable speaker made by Xiaomi with the smarts of Google Assistant built-in. It does have all the perks that come with it having Google powering it but also a couple of features that are missing that show where Xiaomi saved on a couple of bucks. Quick NetOne, Econet, And […]


Video: Ferrari vs Bugatti vs Koenigsegg

Finally some commentary. In this video a Ferrari chases down Bugattis and Koenigseggs in a 3 lap race at the UKs Silverstone race track. Some cheating and bullying may have been used to get by the other more powerful supercars. Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount ($): EcoCash or […]


Video: Tele2 4G MiFi router review

This is a Tele2 4G mifi router. In this video we take a look at setting it up, the features it has and look at it’s real world performance. This includes signal reception, wifi range and crucially battery life. Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount ($): EcoCash or OneMoney […]


Video: Did you know your smartphone could do this?

Smartphones are now a must have for a lot of people and with each passing year we see newer ones come out that are even more powerful with even more features. In this video we look at some of the mind blowing stuff that smartphones can do right now. Stuff like turning a monitor into […]


Video: What’s inside a television?

In this video we have a Television with a faulty backlight. We have a part that we want to swap out to see if this solves the backlight issue but in the process we shall be looking at the parts of a TV that make it work. Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number […]


Video: Road rage in a Ferrari FXX-K Evo from last to 1st

Continuing with our gaming series this week we have a modified Ferrari FXX-K Evo taking on Buggatis and Koenigseggs. Starting position is 16th but after some fender benders and some decent corner cutting we got that Ferrari to finish 1st. This is gameplay is from the PC game called Grid 2019 Quick NetOne, Econet, And […]


Video: Asphalt 9 Legends carnage

In this video we look at Asphalt 9 Legends. It’s a mobile arcade car racing game with some stunts. You get barrel rolls and spins and a healthy dose of carnage. Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount ($): EcoCash or OneMoney number: Buy Please dial our USSD code *405# […]


Video: Young African and Aspiring – Njabulo Sandawana, Country Director: Bhala

Africa has a number of unique challenges and many of those are being addressed by the youth of the continent. Young African and Aspiring is where we give those young people a chance to tell their stories about the changes they are effecting in their societies and communities. This isn’t limited to tech and startups […]


Video: Huawei Watch GT2 Classic Edition review

The huawei Watch GT2 Classic Edition is a premium smartwatch offering from Huawei with a suite of smart features like health monitoring and fitness tracking. In this review we take a look at setting it up. We explore all the main features available on it and also figure out what a smart watch really is […]