US Navy eyes robotic sub-hunters

2015-03-30 12:33

The robotic revolution that transformed warfare in the skies will soon extend to the deep sea.

Open Humans platform launches to share DNA

2015-03-25 09:28

An online platform lets people give scientists information about their genomes, gut bacteria and other biological data.

Hon Hai, Tencent partner in electric car business

2015-03-23 14:12

Hon Hai Precision Industry has partnered Chinese social networker Tencent Holdings to develop opportunities related to electric vehicles.

Amazon gets go-ahead for drone test flights

2015-03-20 12:25 has won US federal regulators' approval to test a delivery drone outdoors, as the e-commerce giant pursues its vision of speeding packages to customers.

Google moonshots, gender bias at South by Southwest

2015-03-19 07:59

Music flooded into the streets around Austin's convention centre as South by Southwest's music festival kicked off and the interactive portion wrapped up.

Attention workers: Robots are coming for your jobs

2015-03-16 10:50

Recent advances in robotics suggest that soon, robots, instead of people, will do more and more jobs, particularly in rich countries.

Pinnacle CEO on the R300m Datacentrix bet, SAPS bribery and succession

2015-03-12 10:36

Pinnacle Holdings CEO talks to Alec Hogg about the once highly rated company’s three big issues and his decision to appoint a successor after 22 years at the helm.

Heart-warming Samsung video clip goes viral

2015-03-11 09:00

An online video about a hearing impaired man has gone viral after being posted on YouTube.

Concern over lack of women in SA tech

2015-03-09 13:07

A lack of South African women in the local technology industry matches a worldwide shortage, says a long term industry professional.

Mugabe 'not happy' about kids' gadget love

2015-03-09 09:15

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe says his children love their electronic gadgets - and he's not at all happy about it.


US farm groups to press FAA on drones

2015-03-26 13:56

American farmers want the Federal Aviation Administration to relax proposed regulations on commercial drones.

Ranger drone could help fight against rhino poaching

2015-03-24 15:02

Unmanned aerial vehicle technology designed by Spanish engineers will be used to fight rhino poachers in national parks in Africa. The ranger drone is fitted with thermal vision that can report potential irregularities in real time.

US fixing software Boeing GPS glitch

2015-03-23 08:33

The US Air Force is working to resolve a technical error that affected some Boeing Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites.

SA firms eye tech education sales boost

2015-03-20 08:55

The prospect of paperless education has sent flutters of possibility through hardware suppliers who intend on capitalising on the move toward mobile technology for schools.

China IT sector lays claim to global role

2015-03-16 14:20

China's huge IT sector is out in force in Germany this week, signalling to the world it is ready to not just copy but lead as a tech superpower.

Alibaba drives into 'internet car' industry

2015-03-12 14:50

E-commerce giant Alibaba has joined the country's biggest auto maker with a plan to develop an internet-connected car.

Ericsson cuts 2 200 jobs in Sweden

2015-03-11 14:35

Wireless equipment maker Ericsson says it will cut 2 200 jobs in Sweden as part of a nine billion kronor ($1.1bn) savings package.

Denel focuses on electronic warfare

2015-03-10 15:16

Arms manufacturer Denel will work with GEW Technologies, owned by Airbus, on future electronic warfare programmes for SA.

Court battle looms over Sona signal jamming

2015-03-09 10:17

South African media houses will urgently seek a court order preventing security agencies from blocking communication signals.

Solar plane passes new test ahead of world tour

2015-03-02 12:22

A solar-powered plane has made a third successful test flight in the United Arab Emirates ahead of a planned round-the-world tour to promote alternative energy.

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