Top tech tools that will revolutionise education

2015-02-27 13:02

As the cost of the technology decreases, particular solutions will take centre stage, says a research firm.

Japan clocks keep time for 16 billion years

2015-02-23 13:25

Researchers have built a pair of clocks which they say are so accurate they will lose a second only every 16 billion years - longer than the Earth has been around.

Sony predicts massive return to profit

2015-02-18 14:16

Sony is aiming to see operating profit soar to more than ¥500bn ($4.2bn) in fiscal 2017 with renewed focus on image sensors, PlayStation and entertainment businesses.

Sepios the robot cuttlefish takes to the sea

2015-02-18 10:38

Sepios, a four-finned, omnidirectional robot built by undergraduate students at ETH Zurich, could inspire a new generation of eco-friendly, aquatic androids.

Visa to fight fraud with smartphone tracking

2015-02-16 09:21

Those days of calling your bank to let them know that, yes, you really are in Thailand, and yes, you really did use your credit card to buy $200 in sarongs, may be coming to an end.

Multichoice removes decoder swap ad

2015-02-13 13:46

Multichoice will no longer run a television advertisement promoting its decoder exchange arrangement for viewers, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has heard.

Samsung and Microsoft bury the hatchet

2015-02-10 14:09

Samsung and Microsoft have ended a patent dispute that had seen the US software giant sue the South Korean conglomerate for breaching a licensing contract.

Cyber security competition draws hackers

2015-02-07 12:26

A cyber security competition has begun in Tokyo, with organisers aiming to show off the skills of young Japanese hackers.

Biometric ATMs to go 'mainstream' in SA

2015-02-06 10:20

It may be easier - and safer - to use your fingerprint to withdraw cash from your bank's ATM, rather than depending on a pass code which can be compromised.

Mobile heat technology helping to save energy

2015-02-02 16:14

A Boston company has come up with a new and efficient way for homeowners to save money on energy costs, a timely innovation given the impact of the recent storms in the northeast US.


Researchers unveil 3D printed jet engine

2015-02-26 19:30

Researchers have unveiled the world's first 3D-printed jet engine, a manufacturing breakthrough that could lead to cheaper, lighter and more fuel-efficient jets.

Apple sued over 'poaching' electric car staff

2015-02-20 08:58

Apple has been sued by developers of an advanced automotive car battery for allegedly poaching key employees.

Metrorail app tells your boss if you’re late

2015-02-18 11:52

Metrorail has announced a new service to help workers inform their superiors if they will be late for work.

EOH continues acquisition drive

2015-02-17 14:38

The local technology company has snapped up Construction Computer Software (CSS) for an undisclosed amount, the latest in a string of acquisition deals.

Is Apple learning to make self-driving cars?

2015-02-16 07:52

Apple is learning how to make a self-driving electric car and is talking to experts at carmakers and automotive suppliers, a source says.

Qualcomm to pay $975m in China antitrust dispute

2015-02-10 14:35

Qualcomm has agreed to pay a fine of $975m, the largest in China's corporate history, ending a 14-month government investigation into anti-competitive practices.

Drone competition winner earns a cool $1m

2015-02-09 10:02

The United Arab Emirates has awarded a $1m prize to a Swiss entrant in the UAE Drones for Good Award contest.

Pope: I'm a tech boob

2015-02-06 11:49

Pope Francis, who has called the internet a "gift from God", confessed that he is a disaster with technology.

Apple plans to sell as much as $6.5bn in bonds

2015-02-04 10:00

Apple is planning another large bond sale at a time when investors are paying near record premiums for high-quality bonds.

BCCSA nails Multichoice with R40 000 fine

2015-02-02 11:51

Multichoice has been fined R40 000 for airing two promotions deemed unsuitable for children, the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of SA has ruled.

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