ARTICLES RELATING TO TECHNOLOGY

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.

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’.

 

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?

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.

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