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?

Amazon stuns rivals with back chat speaker

2014-11-07 08:25

Internet retail titan Amazon has introduced a home virtual assistant always at the ready to answer questions, fetch news, play music or help with to-do lists.

No 3D movies for under sixes

2014-11-06 12:00

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

Google, LG announce patent deal

2014-11-05 14:30

Google and LG Electronics have announced a deal to share access to each other's new inventions.

China develops laser system against drones

2014-11-04 21:20

Chinese engineers have successfully tested a laser weapon that can shoot down low-flying, slow-moving drones, state media reports.

Japanese electronics giants surge

2014-11-04 09:03

Shares in some of Japan's biggest electronics firms surged as the yen hit a seven-year low.

Decades old engines powered rocket that exploded

2014-10-30 12:21

The Orbital Sciences rocket that exploded after its launch had been powered by a pair of rocket engines that were made during the Soviet era and refurbished, experts say.

The end is near for plasma TVs

2014-10-29 15:20

LG Electronics has said it will wind down its plasma television business, as a technology long overtaken by liquid crystal display takes one step closer to its demise.

Mxit Reach launches great matric revision app

2014-10-27 10:34

Mxit Reach launches matric revision app to help learners ace exams.

Big tech winning battle against patent trolls

2014-10-27 07:28

In the wake of several changes in US law, which make it easier to challenge software patents, trolls are in retreat from the tech titans.

Nokia jumps into profit

2014-10-23 11:41

Nokia has reported a third-quarter net profit, reversing a loss for the corresponding business period a year ago.

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.


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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No 3D movies for under sixes

2014-11-06 11:42

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

Street lights controlled by your iPad

2014-11-05 11:11

A Danish industrial park is the unlikely setting for what organisers say is the largest living laboratory of streetlights ever established.

IBM taps Martin Jetter to head global technology services

2014-11-04 14:00

IBM has named Martin Jetter as senior vice president and head of its global technology services unit, effective immediately.

3D printing set as global game-changer

2014-10-31 10:31

3D printers began as technology curiosities, but are set to become mainstream and may potentially upend manufacturing in the longer term.

Amazon unveils Chromecast challenger

2014-10-30 12:16

Amazon has unveiled a new media stick allowing users to stream content to television sets, challenging Google's Chromecast device.

Samsung scales down LED business

2014-10-27 14:40

Samsung Electronics has said that it will cease its light emitting diode (LED) lighting business outside of South Korea, scaling back what was identified as a key growth business.

Mxit Reach launches great matric revision app

2014-10-27 10:33

Mxit Reach launches matric revision app to help learners ace exams.

'Clever' Japan firm donates high-tech Ebola masks

2014-10-24 10:01

A little-known Japanese company has donated 10 000 high-tech face masks to several Ebola-hit African nations and says it is now getting calls from New York City.

Efficiency of chaos helps Yuppiechef scale up

2014-10-23 13:38

Instead of storing products by brand or type, an ecommerce company deliberately “scatters” its products, which are then picked up by a unique operating system.

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.

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