ARTICLES RELATING TO TECHNOLOGY

The science of decolonisation

2017-06-22 11:21

How do we build a prosperous decolonised Africa? Johan Fourie from Stellenbosch University explains one solution: focusing less on land reform and more on science and technology.

Ridiculously unnecessary gadgets for new parents

2017-06-07 08:09

An espresso machine for baby? A cry translator? They're cool and ultra-convenient, but are they necessary?

Bringing tutoring into the 21st century

2017-05-29 09:35

Cognition.Online is an app that makes hiring and paying a tutor fast and efficient. Tutors who are registered on the app also don’t have to relinquish a part of their earnings like with a regular tutoring company.

4 of the coolest robotic toys for kids

2017-05-23 12:46

Robotics are becoming a part of every day life whether you're aware of it or not. Here are 4 of the most exciting robotics to add to your kids' toy collection.

The best apps for keeping you up to date with trends and celebs

2017-05-19 11:19

So how do you make sure you are top of the trends and up to date? It is as simple – there’s an app for that!

Altron working on new turnaround strategy

2017-05-14 06:46

Altron was working on a new strategy as part of its turnaround that was likely to be completed in June and presented to the company’s board in July, Altron CEO Mteto Nyati said this week.

Apple's dilemma: what to do with $256bn cash pile

2017-05-04 21:57

It is a sign of Apple's success but also a thorny problem: its cash stockpile has hit a staggering $256.8bn, sparking debate on what do with such massive reserves.

Google parent Alphabet beats revenue, profit forecasts

2017-04-28 08:28

Google parent Alphabet has reported strong gains in quarterly results, beating most market forecast despite rising costs for its "moonshot" efforts.

Using your fingerprint

2017-04-25 10:31

In a global first, Mastercard has announced a next-generation biometric card that combines chip technology with fingerprints to verify a cardholder’s identity for in-store purchases.

 

Facebook Africa’s cool office space

2017-06-18 06:01

It has been two years since Facebook Africa head Nunu Ntshingila first opened the social-media website’s Africa outpost in Johannesburg as a small operation in a one-room office.

SA scores high ranking in digital competitiveness

2017-06-01 09:14

South Africa has been ranked 47th out of 63 countries in the IMD World Digital Competitiveness Ranking for 2017.

The Great Displacement

2017-05-28 05:58

‘How does this work?” This is a phrase you’d better get used to saying – along with its sibling: “Can you show me how this works?” Welcome to the fourth industrial revolution and, in particular, automation, writes Dion Chang.

"You'll find the future wherever people are having the most fun"

2017-05-25 11:43

In this short, mind-blowing video, celebrated author Steven Berlin Johson explains how playing, fun and music led to the development of programming and computers. Could your child be the next big inventor? Watch!

SA start-ups not just in the game, they're winning - Getsmarter CEO

2017-05-17 11:01

The GetSmarter deal shows that SA and Africa at large is the next hotbed for technological innovation led by start-ups, says CEO Martin Hall.

How social media can get you into trouble with your insurer

2017-05-12 06:00

In the UK a woman was jailed for using Facebook when she caused a car accident. A legal expert shares how a case like this would be handled in South Africa.

Would you trust a machine with your child?

2017-05-03 22:14

Ready to trade your human nanny for a mechanical one? Experts say future artificial intelligence is a practical certainty.

Microsoft quarterly profit surges to $4.8bn

2017-04-28 07:40

Microsoft has posted a strong jump in profits in the just-ended quarter but revenue fell short of expectations in the tech giant's first earnings report incorporating LinkedIn.

The tech that saves you from reckless drivers

2017-04-23 06:00

In the motoring world, each new technological advancement introduced over the decades has seen cars improve in terms of driver safety and enjoyment.

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