ARTICLES RELATING TO TECHNOLOGY

Alleged serial killings highlight GPS limits

2014-04-16 22:15

Franc Cano and Steven Dean Gordon have proved not once, but twice, that GPS trackers worn by 100 000 freed criminals in the US can't stop criminal activity.

Watch as this Audi predicts traffic lights!

2014-04-14 15:19

Audi's new traffic light service predicts when traffic lights ahead will change so you can time them just right.

3D comes to the home - at a price

2014-04-14 14:17

The new horizon of 3D printing offers a way for early adopters to begin producing factory goods in the comfort of their own homes. VIDEO

Aircraft suppliers woo with new tech in a tablet-toting world

2014-04-11 09:23

Ever fancied seeing your name in lights as you boarded a plane? A hologram to take you through your in-flight entertainment options? Or how about something simpler, like an easy place to rest your tablet?

UJ pushing tech boundaries with solar racer

2014-04-10 11:25

South African university students are pushing the boundaries of technology in developing a solar racer to compete in the 2014 Sasol Solar Challenge.

Israeli firm working on 30-second phone charger

2014-04-08 17:05

An Israeli startup has said that it was working to develop a bio-organic system that can recharge a smartphone battery in just 30 seconds.

Tech Tips: Your risks and options with Windows XP

2014-04-07 22:04

Microsoft is saying goodbye to Windows XP, and although the operating system is more than 12 years old, there are still millions of them in use.

Weibo IPO valued at $3.9bn

2014-04-07 13:00

China's Weibo says it expected its initial public offering of 20 million American depository shares to be priced at $17-$19 each, valuing the Twitter-like messaging service at about $3.9bn.

Tetris in the sky: Gamers play on Philly building

2014-04-06 21:12

Sam Robinson said it's been about 15 years since he last played the videogame Tetris on a Game Boy, and then he played it on the side of a skyscraper.

5-year-old finds flaw in Xbox Live security

2014-04-06 18:05

A 5-year-old San Diego boy has outwitted the sharpest minds at Microsoft - he's found a backdoor to the Xbox.

New atomic clock is accurate for 300 million years

2014-04-04 10:31

Good news for people who are sticklers for punctuality: The National Institute of Standards and Technology has a new atomic clock that isn't supposed to gain or lose a second in roughly 300 million years.

Reconstructed dinosaur chase...A first

2014-04-03 12:45

Researchers have gone to great lengths to digitally reconstruct a scene 110 million years ago where two dinosaurs chased each other.

You too can be a creep with this handy device!

2014-04-02 11:30

A camera that lets you take photos of non-consenting people without their knowledge. That's not creepy at all! /sarcasm

New apps help people avoid unwanted encounters

2014-03-31 18:17

Trying to avoid an awkward encounter with an ex? Fearful of an embarrassing meeting after an argument? New apps can help people avoid bumping into others.

Smart watches? Not at this time, say wary Swiss

2014-03-27 20:25

With their hundreds of years of watchmaking experience, Swiss watchmakers can afford to take a long view of technological fads and fashions.

Facebook takes dive into virtual reality

2014-03-26 12:00

Facebook has announced a deal to buy a start-up behind virtual reality headgear that promises to let people truly dive into their friends' lives.

Logo tech can be a company goldmine

2014-03-24 11:30

The technology to create logos is designed to engender feelings of harmony in consumers. Check out the infographic.

Tech troubles

2014-03-24 07:33

Mandi Smallhorne has a bruising encounter with the baffling world of technology.

Science communication should be better, expert says

2014-03-20 09:40

More effective communication from scientists is key to help dispel the negative perception of the scientific method, a top science educator has said.

Court left giggling after iPad starts chattering

2014-03-19 20:58

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel has caused laughter during Oscar Pistorius's murder trial in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria when his iPad began chattering.

Africa's food crisis discussed in Durban

2014-03-18 12:48

Durban is currently hosting talks with various governments and scientific organisations to help Africans better utilise science to address their food needs.

Fingerprint tech helps with healthcare

2014-03-14 14:20

Fingerprint technology is being used as a quick verification for children to ensure that vaccination waste can be eliminated in Benin.

In-car entertainment takes next step

2014-03-13 14:30

How technologically advanced can in-car entertainment get? It's a questions that Audi hopes to answer with the new A3.

Man's life transformed after 3D face printed

2014-03-12 23:04

A British man who suffered horrific facial injuries in a motorbike accident has had pioneering surgery to rebuild his face using 3D printed parts.

California mulls how to regulate driverless cars

2014-03-11 19:22

California's Department of Motor Vehicles has been wading into the complex question of how to regulate the use of cars that rely on computers - not people - to drive them.

 

Watch as this Audi predicts traffic lights!

2014-04-15 15:11

Audi's new traffic light service predicts when traffic lights ahead will change so you can time them just right.

Watch as this Audi predicts traffic lights!

2014-04-14 14:43

Audi's new traffic light service predicts when traffic lights ahead will change so you can time them just right. Watch Audi's new tech in action!

Heartbleed bug a critical internet illness

2014-04-11 18:22

The "Heartbleed" flaw in internet security is as critical as the name implies, and wider spread than first believed.

Next generation solar plane unveiled

2014-04-10 14:50

The masterminds of sun-powered plane Solar Impulse have formally unveiled their new aircraft, a year ahead of their planned round-the-world flight.

Landy's 'invisible bonnet' in the works

2014-04-10 10:47

Land Rover is developing a see-through bonnet to allow drivers the ultimate peace of mind when driving through tough terrain. Watch the 'transparent bonnet' in action!

World first: Organ built in mice

2014-04-08 14:06

UK scientists have for the first time used regenerative medicine to fully restore an organ in a living animal, a discovery they say may pave the way for similar techniques to be used in humans.

Tech giants growing ambitions ‘spook’ Americans

2014-04-07 14:01

The data gathering abilities of Google and other tech companies has sparked growing unease among Americans, with a majority worried that internet companies know too much.

Gene mapping germs to fight food poisoning

2014-04-07 08:52

Chances are you've heard of mapping genes to diagnose rare diseases, predict your risk of cancer and tell your ancestry but can the method be used to uncover food poisonings?

Nest Labs disables feature on smoke alarms

2014-04-04 17:15

Nest Labs have disabled the wave feature on smoke alarms over an unintentional deactivation concern.

LED makers get smart to rise above price war

2014-04-03 17:55

Lighting companies like Philips and Osram are scrambling to develop more advanced technology as a price war for LED bulbs threatens to eat into profits and bring on a period of low growth.

Track your water consumption

2014-04-02 12:08

A new solution to measuring your monthly water use may change the way you think about water consumption and help you get out of debt.

Drones patrol Gauteng skies

2014-04-01 09:15

If you live in Gauteng, you may notice something strange making regular flights - but it's no UFO or foreign government spy programme.

Cellphone fights are stupid

2014-03-28 09:30

Lili Radloff loves technology, but not the issues that come long with it.

Cellphone fights are stupid

2014-03-27 14:30

Lili Radloff loves technology, but not the issues that come long with it.

Technology superior to eyewitness testimony

2014-03-24 14:05

Technology could and should eliminate most eyewitness testimony from court cases to ensure more accurate legal judgements, a top forensic pathologist has said.

Tech troubles

2014-03-24 09:01

Mandi Smallhorne has a bruising encounter with the baffling world of technology.

Obama reassures internet CEOs on tech privacy

2014-03-22 11:55

President Barack Obama has assured leading internet and tech executives that his administration is committed to protecting people’s privacy.

Obama uses games, apps to help climate change

2014-03-20 07:49

The Obama administration hopes to fight global warming with the geeky power of numbers, maps and even gaming-type simulations.

FNB considering fingerprint ATMs

2014-03-19 08:29

Fingerprint recognition technology may make an appearance at your nearest FNB ATM soon, the bank hinted.

Is Google making us stupid and lazy?

2014-03-17 10:30

Are our critical thinking skills being lost to smartphones and computers? Does today’s generation think less and Google more?

Driverless cars: An end to taxi drivers?

2014-03-13 17:00

Wheels24 reader CHARLES TIETZE believes that there are many advantages to driverless cars and lists some of the ‘laws’ he’d like to see implemented.

Driverless cars: An end to taxi drivers?

2014-03-13 11:38

Wheels24 reader CHARLES TIETZE believes that there are many advantages to driverless cars and lists some of the ‘laws’ he’d like to see implemented.

Hanekom welcomes UK SKA donation

2014-03-11 20:48

Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom has welcomed a UK contribution of R1.7bn to the Square Kilometre Array project.

Robots, hands-free wizardry wows at tech fair

2014-03-11 18:05

A robot that sees red, a digital master chef and a suitcase that never gets lost - new technology at the world's biggest high-tech fair has the potential to change lives.

 
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