Alphabet machine beats world's top Go Player in a victory for AI

2017-05-25 11:22

A machine built by Alphabet has officially defeated the world’s top-ranked player of the ancient board-game Go, showing artificial intelligence’s ability to master to beat human endeavour.

SA companies falling behind in digital era

2017-05-24 19:02

South African companies are falling behind when it comes to investing in digital transformation, a report shows.

Nokia, Apple bury hatchet in patent dispute

2017-05-24 13:47

Nokia and Apple say they are burying the hatchet in a bitter patent dispute with a cooperation agreement and an undisclosed cash payment.

Samsung investigating Galaxy S8 'iris hack'

2017-05-24 13:21

Samsung Electronics is investigating claims by a German hacking group that it fooled the iris recognition system of the new flagship Galaxy S8 device.

Cyber attacks: how your devices can be used

2017-05-21 20:00

In the world of the internet of things so-called "ransomware" attacks could have as their source something mundane and present in ever more modern households.

Naspers said to consider sale of Africa Pay-TV business

2017-05-18 19:34

Naspers is considering the sale of its pay-TV business in Africa as sluggish economic expansion in key markets stifles growth, according to people familiar with the matter.

What's holding back self-driving cars? Human drivers

2017-05-12 11:37

In just a few years, well-mannered self-driving robotaxis will share the pavement with reckless, law-breaking human drivers.

Snap tumbles after trailing estimates for new users

2017-05-11 12:49

Snap has added fewer users than projected, a sign that Facebook’s strategy of copycatting virtually every feature of its Snapchat app is taking a toll.

Airbnb, San Francisco reach deal on rental registrations

2017-05-02 10:30

San Francisco and Airbnb have reached a deal to resolve a lawsuit over a city law that fines Airbnb for booking rentals that are not registered with the city.


AfricArena a new platform to attract investors

2017-05-24 19:36

AfricArena is described as a new platform which aims to connect investors from all over the world with start-ups from all over Africa and beyond.

Google helps advertisers track spending in physical stores

2017-05-24 14:07

Google says its new tool will track how much money people spend in merchants' brick-and-mortar stores after clicking on their digital ads.

AI wins as Google algorithm beats best Go player

2017-05-24 13:47

Google's computer algorithm AlphaGo has narrowly beaten the world's top-ranked player in the ancient Chinese board game of Go, reaffirming the arrival of a groundbreaking new form of artificial intelligence.

Cybersleuths unearth more clues on WannaCry origin

2017-05-23 14:53

Cybersecurity researchers at Symantec and FireEye have uncovered more evidence tying this month’s WannaCry global ransomware attacks to North Korea.

Rare Apple-1 auctioned for less than expected

2017-05-21 14:27

A rare working Apple-1, the first computer produced by Steve Jobs' world-beater-to-be company four decades ago, has sold for less than expected at an auction in Germany.

Vodafone dials up €6.3bn annual net loss

2017-05-16 15:44

Vodafone has logged a large annual net loss after slashing the value of its troubled Indian division, but underlying earnings soared on a solid European performance.

New booking platform for business travellers

2017-05-11 17:36

A business-ready accommodation booking platform for business travellers in South Africa was launched this week.

Xenophobia, hate speech thrive unchecked in online games

2017-05-11 10:36

Spend enough time hunting terrorists in online games and you’re bound to come across players hurling xenophobic and racist taunts at each other.

Takealot CEO on what shapes e-commerce in SA

2017-05-04 18:10

More and more South Africans are accepting e-commerce as a valid retail channel, according to Kim Reid, CEO of Takealot.

UK man jailed for running global cyberattack business

2017-04-26 17:35

A British man has been jailed for creating and selling programmes used in global cyber attacks

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