ARTICLES RELATING TO TECHNOLOGY

Driverless car crashes: How insurance claims could work in the future

2016-12-05 07:54

Autonomous cars of the future will need to collect a substantial amount data so insurers can determine who was 'in control' of the vehicle at the time of a crash.

Dog nose inspires better explosives 'sniffer'

2016-12-01 18:43

Struck by the legendary sniffing skills of man's best friend, scientists in the US have fitted a dog-inspired plastic nose to an explosives detector, and it reportedly worked much better.

Tech not impacting SA insurance premiums, yet

2016-11-20 11:52

Even though technological innovations are changing the way things are done in the insurance industry, these advancements are not likely to impact insurance premiums.

Trump victory: US tech industry reacts with dismay

2016-11-09 12:23

As Donald Trump's victory sets in, many involved in the US technology sector are expressing their shock at how they didn't get what they wanted - a Hillary Clinton presidency.

Local woman brings coding skills to marginalised communities

2016-11-05 09:09

A local woman trained over 1 000 young people in basic coding skills in and around Cape Town in nine days, as part of this year’s Africa Code Week initiative.

Naspers to sell Allegro for $3.25bn

2016-10-14 17:30

Cinven Group has agreed to buy Naspers' Polish online auction site Allegro for $3.25bnn, taking on rivals such as EBay in the eastern European country.

New FBI head in San Francisco was key figure in iPhone hack

2016-10-06 06:27

Special Agent Jack Bennett was at the FBI's computer investigation lab in Quantico, Virginia, when an outside company showed the bureau how it could hack into an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters.

Merc SA to use Facebook Messenger to engage more customers

2016-09-27 09:20

Mercedes-Benz SA is the first automotive brand in the country to introduce Facebook Messenger Chatbot to its current and potential customers.

Nissan’s ultimate rescue bakkie: New Navara EnGuard Concept

2016-09-21 14:50

Nissan has unveiled an all-new rescue vehicle based on its Navara bakkie - the new EnGuard Concept. The all-terrain bakkie is equipped with portable EV generators and a drone!

Self-driving cars still need humans... to program them

2016-09-17 13:56

Trained engineers are needed to roll-out self-driving cars to the public as soon as possible.

 

Apple reveals autonomous vehicle ambitions

2016-12-04 17:46

Apple has revealed it is investing heavily in autonomous vehicles in a letter asking the government to make it easier to develop self-driving cars.

Govt on the hunt for rural innovators

2016-11-22 11:46

The Department of Science and Technology is on the look out for South Africa’s next innovators in the country's more far-flung areas.

Tesla buys German automation firm

2016-11-09 19:26

US electric car maker Tesla is buying German engineering firm Grohmann to help ramp up production at its heavily-automated factories.

Study shows software 'bots' distort Trump support on Twitter

2016-11-08 08:18

Software robots generated a significant number of Twitter messages in support of Donald Trump, distorting the Republican presidential nominee's backing on the social network, according to a study.

How market disruptors can thrive in SA

2016-10-19 16:33

MBA graduate Buhle Miranda Goslar looks at what makes up the DNA of a market disruptor.

320 new robots to ease new Volkswagen model assembly

2016-10-10 14:37

320 new robots have been installed at the Volkswagen Body Shop as part of the new major investments in the Uitenhage factory.

Technology will transform conventional SA mining - PwC

2016-10-05 06:59

Pricey and unsafe conventional mining does not have a long life and technology and innovation will bring about a different way of working, says PwC.

The dangers of distracted parenting

2016-09-26 14:23

Here are 8 ways to help prevent accidents as a result of distracted parenting.

Wireless signals can detect your feelings with new device

2016-09-20 22:02

A new device developed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology uses wireless signals to tell if you're happy or sad.

Will you lose your job to a robot?

2016-09-13 09:46

With many of today’s jobs beginning to lose relevance in a world increasingly dominated by new technologies, the challenge facing anyone at the beginning of their career is studying something that will match the demand for jobs of the future.

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