SA man finalist in international engineering contest

2015-04-21 13:27

An engineer from Pretoria has been recognised for a fence-mounted security system and is the only South African finalist in the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation.

Europe 'better' at coping with patent trolls

2015-04-17 08:52

The phenomenon of patent trolls is not as big a problem in Europe as it is in the US, says the European Patent Office's president who has been in South Africa this week.

Wits pioneers world first light acceleration

2015-04-16 14:09

Local researchers have developed a way to accelerate light that could eventually lead to much faster internet speeds and benefits for medical technology.

'Sewer robot' to crawl under Cape Town

2015-04-15 15:42

Cape Town may not have the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles patrolling its sewers, but it will soon have a tiny robot equipped to spot signs of troubles in its pipes.

R100 000 up for grabs in SA coding competition

2015-04-14 12:58

The fourth instalment of a coding competition is set to challenge local software developers to build an artificial intelligence player or bot.

Capitec partners with home affairs to beat crime

2015-04-10 12:52

The bank has partnered with the department of home affairs in an effort to limit fraud against its customers.

Jeff Bezos rocket company to begin test flights

2015-04-09 09:35

A space company owned by founder Jeff Bezos has finished work on a rocket engine for a suborbital spaceship and expects to begin flight tests.

Tech education needs careful expansion - expert

2015-04-07 12:45

Policy makers in SA should tread carefully to ensure that resources are not wasted as technology in education programmes expand, says a UK company.

Buy an electric car online from Amazon

2015-04-01 11:01

First it was books, then household products; now you can buy an electric car from online shopping giant Amazon.

US Navy eyes robotic sub-hunters

2015-03-30 12:33

The robotic revolution that transformed warfare in the skies will soon extend to the deep sea.


Apple to reward tech use in SA education

2015-04-20 12:16

Digital education is set to be highlighted at an Apple in Education Awards competition this year.


A chimpanzee decided to take a closer look when a drone invaded his space at the Netherlands Zoo, reports Pimm Fox on Bloomberg's Money Clip.

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Cwele urges local manufacture of set-top boxes

2015-04-16 08:18

The minister of posts and telecommunications has urged Usaasa to remain committed to local manufacture for set-top boxes.

Intel profit boosted by data centres

2015-04-15 07:46

Intel has said its profits edged higher in the first quarter, as gains in its data centre operations help offset weakness in the personal computer market.

Artist sues Apple over use of art, style

2015-04-14 07:55

Artist Romero Britto is suing Apple and a design firm for allegedly misusing his colour-splashed images and distinctive style in marketing campaigns.

Set-top box tender awarded to all SA bidders

2015-04-10 10:21

The multi-billion rand tender for set-top boxes will be split among all bidders, the Business Day newspaper is reporting.

Aluminium battery to 'redeem' cellphones

2015-04-08 07:50

US scientists said they have invented a cheap, long-lasting and flexible battery made of aluminium for use in smartphones that can be charged in as little as one minute.

Google, Microsoft battle drives down PC prices

2015-04-02 07:59

Google is releasing its cheapest Chromebook laptops yet, two versions priced at $149 aimed at undercutting Microsoft's Windows franchise.

Next-generation GMOs: Pink pineapples and purple tomatoes

2015-04-01 10:02

Cancer-fighting pink pineapples, heart-healthy purple tomatoes and less fatty vegetable oils may someday be on grocery shelves alongside more traditional products.

US farm groups to press FAA on drones

2015-03-26 13:56

American farmers want the Federal Aviation Administration to relax proposed regulations on commercial drones.

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