What's your brilliant tech idea worth? Not much

2014-09-22 11:01

A technology idea is just that; and has no intrinsic value until someone has invested to extract commercial value out of it.

Microsoft axes 2 100 as job cuts continue

2014-09-19 11:01

Microsoft has said that it axed 2 100 jobs in a second round of cuts which were announced earlier this year.

You could win R150 000 for your tech idea

2014-09-18 08:32

South African developers have an opportunity to show off their skills and earn some cash as a competition to grow start-ups enters its third year.

“I know the light is green, just let me finish this sms.”

2014-09-16 15:45

I don’t know what it is that makes us think it is fine to talk on the cell phone, change gears and handle the steering with our knees all at the same time? says Rudi Massyn.

China entices US tech firms in spite of state control

2014-09-12 14:04

The size of the Chinese market is so alluring to Western companies that even pro-internet freedom firms may have to put moral outrage to the side in their pursuit of new business.

Don't sleep train your baby

2014-09-12 08:30

This mom has some surprising tips for avoiding sleep training at all costs.

Steve Jobs didn’t like iPads (for kids)

2014-09-12 08:25

Apple boss revealed he was a ‘low-tech parent’ who preferred his kids to read books.

Swiss watch industry: We're not afraid of Apple Watch

2014-09-11 12:11

Swiss watch makers have breezily dismissed warnings that the Apple's new wristwatch gadget could upend their industry.

Obama calls on ex Google, Twitter execs to White House jobs

2014-09-05 09:00

US President Barack Obama tapped Silicon Valley for two key positions on his technology policy team.

Google quantum computing research gets going

2014-09-03 10:01

Google has said a research team led by physicist John Martinis will join the company to start a project to build new quantum information processors.

Apple shadow looms over Berlin gadget show

2014-09-02 07:53

Berlin's gigantic IFA consumer electronics fair opens with the shadow of Apple looming large, even if the US company traditionally snubs the event.

Tesla Motors, China Unicom tie-up on charging outlets

2014-08-29 14:51

Tesla Motors will partner with a Chinese mobile carrier to build charging outlets across the country to push sales in the world's biggest auto market.

Formula E to have hybrid Beemer pace car

2014-08-28 08:10

BMW's i8 hybrid sports car will be the safety/pace car for the first Formula E race in Beijing on September 13 2014. SA will have to wait later in 2014 for the i8.

Singapore producing futuristic farms

2014-08-27 14:02

Scientists at an indoor produce farm in Singapore are using cutting edge technology to reduce growing times and costs.

3D printing 'mainstream in five years'

2014-08-21 12:00

Mainstream access to 3D printing is some years away, but will nevertheless be accessible, an industry tracker says.

Here's how to expand PS4, Xbox memory

2014-08-20 07:29

Memory of 500GB may not seem like a lot these days, but that's all you get in the hard drives built in to the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One.

Starbucks to test mobile coffee shops

2014-08-19 11:40

Starbucks is planning to test mobile trucks on US college campuses, the Seattle-based company has said.

Future cars must 'talk to each other'

2014-08-19 07:42

Future vehicles on US roads might be able to warn road users of potential danger and mitigate collisions as the Obama administration wants cars to be able to communicate with each other.

Back to work at Sentech after strike

2014-08-14 14:37

A wage strike by Sentech employees affiliated to the Communication Workers Union has ended, the company has said.

US bots flagged Ebola before outbreak announced

2014-08-10 19:10

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is focusing a spotlight on an online tool run by experts that flagged a "mystery haemorrhagic fever" before the WHO formally announced the epidemic.

Hisense aims to give Samsung a bloody nose in SA

2014-08-07 16:00

Hisense is on a mission to disrupt the consumer technology sector in South Africa as the Chinese firm aims to take market share away from Samsung.

Toyota: Top 10 fuel cell myths busted

2014-08-07 09:56

'Fuel cells don't burn hydrogen; Hydrogen tanks that can withstand a shot from a .50 calibre sniper rifle...,' Ahead of the launch of its new FCV, Toyota debunks top 10 fuel cell myths!

Dad was right: technology, safety and relationships

2014-08-01 14:42

Technology is advancing very quickly, but whether it is becoming safer is questionable. Who is to blame for this?

Samsung to open Durban TV factory

2014-07-30 14:02

Global electronics giant Samsung has announced that it would open a South African plant to produce televisions.

What should I look out for when buying a new laptop?

2014-07-28 14:55

This reader wants to buy a new laptop, but isn't very tech savvy. Have any advice for her?


CSIR signs radar deal to protect SA oceans

2014-09-22 07:50

South Africa may soon have a more effective means of protecting territorial waters from illegal fishers.

SA solar race: NWU ready to defend title

2014-09-18 08:46

The North West University's new solar car, the Sirius X25 built entirely by students, will defend its title at the 2014 SA Solar challenge.

Germany unveils Europe's biggest battery plant

2014-09-17 14:15

Germany has switched on Europe's largest commercial battery plant that will help stabilise the region's growing supply of renewable energy.

Nissan faces battery plant cuts, EV hopes fade

2014-09-15 14:41

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn is preparing to cut battery manufacturing in a reversal of its electric car plans, that has reopened deep divisions with alliance partner Renault.

Steve Jobs didn’t like iPads (for kids)

2014-09-12 10:12

Apple boss revealed he was a ‘low-tech parent’.

Steve Jobs didn’t like iPads (for kids)

2014-09-12 08:26

Apple boss revealed he was a ‘low-tech parent’ who preferred his kids to read books.

Tech giants bet on 'smart home' revolution

2014-09-11 14:02

Tech giants hope the "smart home", where gadgets talk to each other and the fridge orders the milk, will soon become reality.

Tech factory workers strike over mooncakes

2014-09-11 10:38

About 16 000 workers at two subsidiaries of Taiwanese touch screen maker Wintek have gone on strike over holiday benefits in China.

EU fines Samsung, Philips over smartcard cartel

2014-09-03 12:12

The EU has fined Infineon, Philips and Samsung for forming a smartcard chip cartel in Europe, says the European Commission.

Firm showcases 'touchable' 3D technology

2014-09-02 09:01

Technology that generates touchable 3D imagery has been unveiled in Japan, with its developers saying users could pull and push objects that are not really there.

Hero toddler uses FaceTime to save mom after attack

2014-09-01 07:00

2-year-old boy uses technology to call for help after dog bites mom’s finger ‘almost off’.

Early plug for SA BMW i3, i8 buyers

2014-08-29 11:28

BMW SA is being proactive in arranging for the pre-installation of fast-charge stations at the homes and offices of potential buyers of its new hybrid and electric cars, the i3 and i8.

Cities mock bus-lane permit for Porsches

2014-08-28 08:10

German cities are opposed to government plans to allow all-electric and hybrid cars to use bus lanes in urban areas. And seem to have a darn good reason for doing so...

SA 'should move faster' on tech in government

2014-08-26 11:25

South African technology policy points the country in the right direction, but there is a lack of effective implementation, says an expert.

Hybrid battle: Ford to build Prius-fighter

2014-08-21 11:12

Ford plans to introduce a new hybrid petrol-electric car to compete against Toyota's best-selling Prius.

Fire SABC COO, court hears

2014-08-19 15:05

Determining whether SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng lied about his qualifications is the golden thread of an application to have his appointment set aside, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

US national parks ban drones to protect wildlife

2014-08-19 08:30

Drones are now off limits in two national parks in Utah. Officials in the Arches and Canyonlands national parks say the unmanned aircrafts disrupt the wildlife.

Samsung to buy tech firm in smart home shift

2014-08-15 13:47

Samsung has said it had reached a deal to buy a US home automation start-up SmartThings.

Stain-proof shirt firm eyes commercial launch

2014-08-14 07:29

A company that uses innovative material used to produce shirts promises that they will not get wet. That's the promise Aamir Patel, CEO of Silic, is making buyers of his new shirts.

Monkeys' 'selfies' spark copyright dispute

2014-08-08 09:20

A series of self-portraits taken by Indonesian monkeys has sparked a copyright dispute between Wikipedia and a British wildlife photographer.

Panasonic eyes huge cash bonus with Olympic tech

2014-08-07 10:33

Robot porters and wearable translation devices are just some of the innovations Panasonic would like to launch for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Scientists store energy in used cigarette filters

2014-08-07 09:30

Scientists in South Korea say they have found a way of converting used cigarette butts into a material capable of storing energy that could help power everything from mobile phones to electric cars.

Paris test for new SA-bound Focus tech

2014-08-01 08:51

Ford puts its latest auto braking technology to the test in the congested streets of Paris. Find out more about the automaker's latest technology that will debut with the new Focus soon.

Laptops stolen from SA Interpol offices

2014-07-30 13:15

Police have confirmed that the Interpol offices in Pretoria were broken into and laptops and other electronic items were stolen.

Mobile app helps African farmers turn a profit

2014-07-28 09:58

A mobile app is helping farmers in Ghana increase crop yields and connect with industry players through an online communications medium that is easily accessible and cost-effective.

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