Women, diversity 'key' to SA's tech industry

2015-01-30 10:32

More women need to be actively supported to pursue careers in the male-dominated South African technology scene, says an industry expert.

SA selfie fans aim to set record

2015-01-28 10:01

South Africans will have the opportunity to be part of a new world record attempt and all it takes is a pout, smile and click.

New Cape CiTi CEO focuses on tech, jobs

2015-01-27 14:20

The first priority for the new Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi) chief executive is to partner with tech-friendly organisations to accelerate innovation.

Ford goes Silicon Valley with new research centre

2015-01-23 12:39

Ford has opened a new research centre in Silicon Valley, stepping up the company's efforts on connected vehicles, autonomous driving and ways to use big data.

Gauteng digital school initiative 'doomed to fail'

2015-01-20 08:23

Paperless education in SA will remain a pipe dream, unless there is a definitive and sustainable funding to implement the policy, says a retailer.

Big data to change your life - quietly

2015-01-19 12:30

Big data may be the latest tech buzzword, but it's much than simply a new sales tool, says an insider.

Garmin snaps up SA start-up

2015-01-15 09:31

Garmin has announced that it has bought a Stellenbosch based start-up specialising in radar technology.

Apple granted patent for GoPro-like camera

2015-01-14 10:07

Apple has been granted a patent for a wearable camera that could possibly challenge action cameras made by GoPro.

Scientists urge AI safety focus

2015-01-13 13:55

Hundreds of the world's leading scientists and entrepreneurs are urging a renewed focus on safety and ethics of artificial intelligence to prevent dangers to society.

Wearable sensors gather lots of data - now to make it useful

2015-01-11 20:19

It's not just about how many steps you've taken or how many calories you've burned in a day. Wearable fitness trackers and health monitors are becoming more commonplace and diverse, but just what do you do with all of that data?

New transport options aim to be 'un-Segway'

2015-01-09 13:03

A host of newfangled wheeled devices innovative solutions to urban transport which could fulfil the failed ambitions of the Segway.

Drones swoop into electronics show

2015-01-07 18:30

On a dusty stretch of Nevada desert, a quadcopter drone kicks up a small cloud as it takes off. It then trails its operator on a drive across the flat terrain, filming the motion from a short distance above.

Telstra buys Asian telecom provider Pacnet

2014-12-23 12:05

Australian telecoms giant Telstra has agreed to buy Pacnet, Asia's biggest private owner of submarine communication cables.

Google postpones moon shot deadline

2014-12-17 08:33

Google has postponed the Lunar Xprize but requires teams to submit active proposals by the end of 2015, the internet search giant has announced.

Top pilot sees risk in unregulated US drones

2014-12-11 13:19

Small drones pose a danger in US skies so long as clear rules governing their operation are not in place, the head of the world's biggest pilots' union has said.

'Don't dumb down smart homes'

2014-12-08 08:41

Your home should learn your habits automatically to be truly considered smart, says an industry insider.

Reflecting on mirrors from a digital age

2014-11-27 10:23

Around 100 years ago Dorothy Levitt stated in her book that women should carry a hand-mirror while driving. Today, rear-view and side-mirrors could be replaced by digital cameras...

High-tech threat: Hackers in your car?

2014-11-25 11:56

In a test, hackers showed that could cut the brakes or even kill the engine of a vehicle remotely. How are automaker's planning to combat cyber crime?

Gorilla Glass gets tougher for smartphone screens

2014-11-21 09:51

US manufacturer Corning has said it was introducing a new, tougher version of its Gorilla Glass used by major smartphone makers in a bid to maintain dominance.

SA govt moves on ICT policy options

2014-11-17 10:57

Minister Siyabonga Cwele has published a paper to discuss aspects such as universal access, spectrum policy, cybercrime and even the role of the post office in a converged environment.

SA TV tech presenter hits the big time

2014-11-13 09:40

Local TV personality Ndoni Khanyile will be spreading her wings as she embarks on an international career with Al Jazeera.

Young entrepreneur scores Intel funding for Braille printer

2014-11-10 12:12

After reading a fundraising flyer about the blind, Shubham Banerjee felt inspired to turn a high-tech version of Legos, the toy building blocks, into a device that could print in Braille.

3D movies damage young kids' eyes

2014-11-08 05:10

Children under six should be denied access to 3D films, computers and video games, according to a French health watchdog.

Meet the Foodini: a 3D printer that prints real food

2014-11-07 12:27

From farm to printer. Food of the future?


Foxconn to shrink workforce as sales growth stalls

2015-01-28 11:40

Foxconn Technology Group, the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer, will cut its massive workforce.

UAE drone contest aims to 'change the world'

2015-01-28 08:50

While commercial drone operations stagger under regulatory stalemate in the US, the United Arab Emirates has launched a competition to develop civilian drones.

Box hits Wall Street with a bang

2015-01-26 14:31

Cloud storage start-up Box has soared in its Wall Street debut after a public share offering, pushing its market value to some $2.7bn.

Effective training 'key' to SA paperless education

2015-01-23 10:19

Training of educators and officials is a key component before technology strategies are implemented in schools, says an expert.

Self-driving car tech racing ahead

2015-01-20 07:51

Technology advances in telematics and driver assistance systems are gathering steam as the enablers of future connected and self-driving cars.

News organisations join drone-test programme

2015-01-16 13:05

Ten US media organisations have announced a coalition to test drones for news gathering in collaboration with Virginia Tech University.

Elon Musk: Tesla on track despite delays

2015-01-14 12:30

Tesla founder Elon Musk has said the luxury electric car manufacturer Tesla is on track despite sales problems in China and the delay to the eagerly-awaited Model X.

CNN wins go-ahead to test drones for news

2015-01-14 07:51

CNN has said it has reached agreement with US aviation regulators to test drones for news gathering in the US.

BMW goes solar with an innovative carport

2015-01-12 14:09

BMW showed off its vision for charging electric cars at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The concept is a solar powered carport system capable of generating and storing energy.

Computer aces Texas hold 'em poker

2015-01-09 16:00

A computer program is the first to "solve" any form of poker: It plays as close to perfectly as is mathematically possible, coming out no worse than even.

African Moon bid falters on funding

2015-01-09 09:03

An ambitious project to put an African spacecraft on the Moon is sputtering on the launch pad as it struggles to secure an internet crowd-funding lift off.

SA risks repeating 'slow-to-adopt' TV history

2014-12-29 12:33

Television in South Africa is ready for a revolution, but new technologies in the country have a history of being delayed despite policies that make all the right noises.

Samsung Cheil doubles upon debut

2014-12-19 11:29

Shares in Cheil Industries, the de facto holding company of Samsung Group, have doubled in the latest in a series of steps toward generational succession for South Korea's largest conglomerate.

Boosting broadband more important than HIV prevention - study

2014-12-11 20:00

Dramatically expanding broadband access would boost the global economy and could do more good than investing in HIV prevention, according to a study.

Cellphone radar detects terrorists

2014-12-09 14:29

Scientists in Germany have developed a surveillance system for coastal areas and ports using mobile telephone network signals.

Mislaunched nav satellite may get 2nd life

2014-12-03 07:28

A navigation satellite sent astray by a mislaunch in August, has sent a signal from its faulty orbit, and may yet prove useful.

Toyota reveals next-gen safety tech

2014-11-27 09:20

Adaptive cruise control, crash mitigation, smart headlights... Toyota will roll out its next-generation safety systems from 2015. Check out its latest life-saving technologies.

Mobile phones 'game changers' for kids' rights

2014-11-21 15:40

Mobile phones and other technological innovations can be "game changers" in securing children’s rights, the United Nations children's agency Unicef has said.

Cape Town 3D printing studio opens to public

2014-11-18 14:20

The world of 3D printing is set to become more accessible as a digital print company has launched a studio dedicated to consumer printing in Cape Town.

Intel smart watch, notebook showcased in SA

2014-11-13 13:01

The technology giant has showed off its latest devices that it hopes will keep it relevant as the world becomes increasingly mobile.

Hyundai, Kia to triple green cars

2014-11-12 08:12

After being fined more than R1-billion for overstating its fuel consumption figures, Hyundai and Kia plan to triple the number of fuel-efficient cars by 2020.

Scientists describe shape of cars to come

2014-11-10 07:22

Fast-forward 35 years… car propulsion in 2050 could see hybrids leaving fuel-cells and hydrogen way behind; battery-powered motor/generator + heat engine could be the only option.

'Smart' living gets real as connectivity rates rise

2014-11-07 14:49

From robots that chop up your vegetables to detectors that measure how long you sleep, such "smart" appliances are becoming more and more a part of daily life.

Joburg facility moves SKA project forward

2014-11-07 11:25

Construction of the Square Kilometre Array project is boosted by a new manufacturing facility.

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