US moves toward mandatory drone registration

2015-11-25 10:38

Owners of drones weighing 250g or more should provide authorities with their name and address and put an ID number on the aircraft, experts hired by the US government have recommended.

Diversity 'energising' SA tech growth

2015-11-23 12:47

Race and gender diversity in the technology industry is adding new energy to startups and business models, says an industry player.

Your Christmas gift could be a hacker's dream come true

2015-11-22 11:29

It could be a merry holiday season for hackers, with millions of new and potentially vulnerable internet-connected gadgets hitting the market.

Fingerprint ATMs 'won't eradicate' PIN codes

2015-11-20 12:04

Despite the imminent rollout of biometric ATMs, the traditional PIN will not go away, says an industry insider.

Landmark deal to track flights reached

2015-11-12 09:02

World nations have struck a landmark deal on Wednesday on using satellites to track flights, which could prove key to preventing a repeat of the mysterious disappearance of flight MH370.

Getting to grips with the next 20 years

2015-11-10 16:17

What will South Africa and the world look like in the next two decades? A local scenario planner and an international futurist provide some answers.

SA women making it big in tech

2015-11-03 11:52

There are many women doing great things in tech in South Africa. finweek caught up with a few of these dynamic techies and digital pioneers.

Samsung posts profit surge

2015-10-29 15:21

Samsung Electronics has pulled out of an extended earnings dive, reporting a nearly 30% surge in third-quarter net profit and announcing a $10bn share buyback.

Are you addicted to your cellphone?

2015-10-27 15:15

A recent study showed two-thirds of South Africans admitted to being addicted to their phones and more than a third said they would miss their phone more than their partners if they were separated.

Why tech companies love Africa

2015-10-26 12:10

The increasing use of cellphones across the African continent has enabled a variety of foreign tech companies to cash in on the potential growth. Local businesses to take advantage of the same growth.


Airbnb brings home cash in fresh funding round

2015-11-24 08:43

Home-sharing startup Airbnb raised more than $100m in a new funding round that kept its value at about $25.5bn.

Fingerprint ATMs 'will lead to more crime'

2015-11-23 11:22

Most Fin24 users are sceptical about the idea of banks rolling out fingerprint ATMs, saying criminals would find a way to exploit the technology.

Solar tech to boost electric car range

2015-11-20 12:45

Solar technology could play a significant role is extending the range of electric cars, says a manufacturer.

Time for Africa to take tech lead, ownership

2015-11-17 11:17

Africa is not just a consumer of technology anymore as the continent's telecoms market could become bigger than that of Europe, says an industry player.

The future is intelligent – if you have the vision

2015-11-11 06:31

The way all devices are becoming networked, referred to as the internet of things, is about to take a leap forward, writes Arthur Goldstuck.

Fin24 users say SA tech prize 'is racist'

2015-11-05 12:52

A tech prize targeted at boosting diversity in the South African ICT industry has been criticised by Fin24 users for being 'racist'.

SA tech prize 'to beat white, male bias'

2015-10-30 12:30

Alan Knott-Craig Jnr, in announcing a new ICT programme, has said the future of technology entrepreneurship in Africa can’t be white and male.

8 websites that’ll calm you down in an instant

2015-10-29 10:08

Anxious? Worked up? Angry? Take a break from you work and click to one of these sites now.

Is your job safe from smart computers?

2015-10-26 16:10

Today’s digital revolution is reshaping the way we live and work, much like the industrial revolution in the 1800s. Many people fear the changes these machines could bring to their lives.

Microsoft profit edges up 2%

2015-10-23 15:44

Microsoft has reported a modest rise in profits in the past quarter, saying its new focus on cloud-based software is delivering results.

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