Decades old engines powered rocket that exploded

2014-10-30 12:21

The Orbital Sciences rocket that exploded after its launch had been powered by a pair of rocket engines that were made during the Soviet era and refurbished, experts say.

The end is near for plasma TVs

2014-10-29 15:20

LG Electronics has said it will wind down its plasma television business, as a technology long overtaken by liquid crystal display takes one step closer to its demise.

Mxit Reach launches great matric revision app

2014-10-27 10:34

Mxit Reach launches matric revision app to help learners ace exams.

Big tech winning battle against patent trolls

2014-10-27 07:28

In the wake of several changes in US law, which make it easier to challenge software patents, trolls are in retreat from the tech titans.

Nokia jumps into profit

2014-10-23 11:41

Nokia has reported a third-quarter net profit, reversing a loss for the corresponding business period a year ago.

Africa needs more science, tech investment, says Pandor

2014-10-21 12:38

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has illustrated the need for investment in scientific research on the continent, Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor has said.

EU and China bury hatchet on telecoms tech

2014-10-20 13:40

The EU has ended a long-running telecoms row with China, dropping a threat to levy punitive tariffs on Chinese telecoms exports.

Tech giants pay for employees to freeze their eggs

2014-10-17 14:46

Apple and Facebook offering this to aid women in their careers.

'No one wants to see your boobs!'

2014-10-16 08:30

A mom gives her opinion on public breastfeeding.

Is govt going to play the Joule joke again?

2014-10-15 15:08

South Africa's first electric car, the Joule, has not been completely abandoned. According to local government, prototypes are being used to "support local component manufacturing associated with electric vehicles".

Tech giants pay for employees to freeze their eggs

2014-10-15 10:21

Apple and Facebook offer to pay for eggs to be frozen to aid women in their careers.

Smart homes coming to SA... soon

2014-10-15 07:45

Smart home technology makes homes more efficient and should be expanded to everyone who lives in a home, says an industry insider.

SA print news gives digital a bloody nose

2014-10-14 14:29

The local newspaper market has showed growth of more than 6%, buoyed by big stories like Nelson Mandela's death and Oscar Pistorius's murder trial.

Drip, drip: Water start-ups tap a glacial industry

2014-10-13 14:04

Innovation in water hasn't been entirely glacial. But when start-ups try to sell their technology to utilities focused on ensuring a regular and clean supply of water, new ideas take a back seat to safety and reliability.

Hackers jump from zeros to heroes

2014-10-10 14:20

Hackers are shaking off their reputations as nerdy, loner basement dwellers and rebranding themselves on the world stage as members of internet age tribes.

Solar panels mean no fuel bill for Roz

2014-10-08 10:22

Mother-of-two Roz Drinkwater is enjoying ZERO fuel bills courtesy of the solar panels. The units powering her home also recharge her hybrid Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

Bacteria could herald a new era of biofuels

2014-10-06 14:09

London scientists are suggesting that genetic engineering of bacteria could facilitate the production of propane on a commercial scale, potentially opening up new ways of creating biofuels outside of agriculture.

New copper fabric promises germ-free environment

2014-10-06 10:27

A children's burn unit in Chile is using a newly developed copper-based material in its hospital gowns that limits the spread of bacteria, fungi and viruses, creating a safer environment for patients.

Ex-Googler leads invasion of Hollywood

2014-10-03 14:45

Softbank's investment in a Hollywood movie studio represents the coming out party for Nikesh Arora.

Solar Challenge: Teams bogged down by rain

2014-10-01 14:52

Teams participating in the 2014 Solar Challenge are in for yet another tough day as water soaked roads and pouring rain marred the trip to the fifth pitstop in Port Elizabeth.

Two South Africans up for international tech prize

2014-10-01 11:28

Two South Africans have been shortlisted for an international technology prize that seeks to reward inventions that improve the quality of life in Africa.

Kia's Optima hybrid for Paris show

2014-09-29 14:17

Kia will showcase its future hybrid technology at the 2014 Paris Motor Show with the debut of its Optima T-Hybrid concept.

Smart chopsticks that detect unsafe food

2014-09-26 12:44

Could 'smart chopsticks' be a new way to sense the world?


Amazon unveils Chromecast challenger

2014-10-30 12:16

Amazon has unveiled a new media stick allowing users to stream content to television sets, challenging Google's Chromecast device.

Samsung scales down LED business

2014-10-27 14:40

Samsung Electronics has said that it will cease its light emitting diode (LED) lighting business outside of South Korea, scaling back what was identified as a key growth business.

Mxit Reach launches great matric revision app

2014-10-27 10:33

Mxit Reach launches matric revision app to help learners ace exams.

'Clever' Japan firm donates high-tech Ebola masks

2014-10-24 10:01

A little-known Japanese company has donated 10 000 high-tech face masks to several Ebola-hit African nations and says it is now getting calls from New York City.

Efficiency of chaos helps Yuppiechef scale up

2014-10-23 13:38

Instead of storing products by brand or type, an ecommerce company deliberately “scatters” its products, which are then picked up by a unique operating system.

Varsity has answer to EV 'range fear'

2014-10-22 10:50

So your battery-car has a claimed range - but how accurate is it against traffic and other road conditions? An American university claims to have software that takes 'fear factor' out of EV's.

Samsung eyes SA for tech win

2014-10-21 09:20

Samsung has a strategy for South Africa and Africa that should see the South Korean company make deep inroads with its mobile devices while its major competitors sleep at the wheel.

Japan man jailed for making guns with 3D printer

2014-10-20 10:31

A Japanese court has jailed a man for two years for making guns with a 3D printer in what is believed to be a first in a nation with strict gun controls.

Qualcomm goes for knock-out with $2.5bn CSR offer

2014-10-16 10:25

US Qualcomm has agreed to buy CSR for $2.5bn, offering what it hopes is a knock-out blow to win the British Bluetooth specialist.

Spacecraft to attempt comet landing next month

2014-10-16 05:00

The European Space Agency has confirmed the time and place it will attempt to land the first spacecraft on a comet.

Smart homes coming to SA... soon

2014-10-15 11:51

Smart home technology makes homes more efficient and should be expanded to everyone who lives in a home, says an industry insider.

Tech giants pay for employees to freeze their eggs

2014-10-15 10:21

Apple and Facebook offer to pay for eggs to be frozen to aid women in their careers.

Facebook, Apple find novel way to help women

2014-10-14 21:48

Facebook and Apple are covering the costs for female employees to freeze their eggs to delay childbearing which could hamper their careers, NBC News has reported.

Sapphire screen maker wants Apple contracts nixed

2014-10-13 08:53

A supplier enlisted to make sapphire screens for Apple mobile devices has urged a bankruptcy court to free it from contracts it branded "oppressive and burdensome".

An 'uneducated' CEO's lessons for success

2014-10-10 07:00

A tech start-up entrepreneur says that while he got to the top without formal education, he now sees its value after studying for an MBA through UCT.

Online tool helps low-income people quit smoking

2014-10-07 10:32

StopAdvisor, an interactive website, was designed as both a source of useful information and a guide to help the smoker through the process of quitting.

Samsung to build massive new factory

2014-10-06 10:46

Samsung Electronics is to put 15.6 trillion won ($14.7bn) into a new production plant in its native South Korea.

SA teams shine at solar challenge

2014-10-06 09:25

Technology to build and race solar powered cars in South Africa is increasing in its competitiveness to take on world champions.

Homemade semi-automatic gun plans go online

2014-10-02 09:53

The creator of the world's first 3D plastic handgun has unveiled his latest invention: A pre-programmed milling machine that enables anyone to easily make the core component of a semi-automatic rifle.

EU: Ireland swapped Apple tax deal for jobs

2014-10-01 14:05

The EU has accused Ireland of swerving international tax rules by letting Apple shelter profits worth tens of billions of dollars from revenue collectors in return for maintaining jobs.

Solar challenge: Teams feeling the heat

2014-09-30 08:17

The 2014 SA Solar Challenge is well under way but already four teams have pulled out because of technical issues on the route between Bloemfontein and Cape Town.

Cayenne S E-Hybrid hot stuff for Paris

2014-09-29 10:27

Porsche will debut a plug-in hybrid version of its Cayenne S SUV at the 2014 Paris auto show along with updates for the Cayenne range, among them Diesel, S and Turbo models.

Study questions long-held views on Stone Age tools

2014-09-26 09:10

Innovative Stone Age tools may have been developed by people in Eurasia and – contrary to widely held views – not just invented in Africa, a study has found.

Electronics giant Philips to split in historic move

2014-09-23 14:31

Philips has said it would split the 120-year-old Dutch giant in two, separating its healthcare-lifestyle division from the historic lighting business.

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