Paris test for new SA-bound Focus tech

2014-08-01 08:51

Ford puts its latest auto braking technology to the test in the congested streets of Paris. Find out more about the automaker's latest technology that will debut with the new Focus soon.

Laptops stolen from SA Interpol offices

2014-07-30 13:15

Police have confirmed that the Interpol offices in Pretoria were broken into and laptops and other electronic items were stolen.

Mobile app helps African farmers turn a profit

2014-07-28 09:58

A mobile app is helping farmers in Ghana increase crop yields and connect with industry players through an online communications medium that is easily accessible and cost-effective.

Hisense promises latest tech, no dumping

2014-07-25 14:29

Hisense has promised South Africans that it will not dump technology in the country as it fights for a bigger share of the local appliance market.

Tech firms still mostly white, male

2014-07-25 12:25

Technology companies are still largely seen as too white and too male, and a new diversity publication from Pinterest seems to confirm this perception.

How NOT to #Hashtag

2014-07-23 13:00

Since the hashtag’s introduction to Facebook, they’ve become just another way for you to sound like a dweeb on the internet.

SA needs PhDs urgently, says Pandor

2014-07-22 13:20

South Africa is producing too few doctoral graduates, Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor says.

How NOT to #Hashtag

2014-07-22 00:00

Since the hashtag’s introduction to Facebook, they’ve become just another way for you to sound like a dweeb on the internet.

BSkyB to bet big on European expansion

2014-07-21 12:16

BSkyB's plan to buy Rupert Murdoch's pay-TV assets in Italy and Germany is a bold bet on long-term growth at the expense of short-term profit

Pope demands justice for Argentina terror attack

2014-07-18 12:49

Pope Francis is demanding justice for the victims of Argentina's worst terrorist attack, using an amateur Smartphone video message, recorded on the fly by a visiting friend.

Future of Toyota in hydrogen fuel cells

2014-07-17 11:09

Rocket science long dismissed as too impractical and expensive for everyday cars is getting a push into the mainstream by Toyota, the world's top-selling automaker.

Tech woes menace Canada's Arctic maritime traffic

2014-07-16 16:11

Technical problems with a new Canadian Coast Guard communications system are putting maritime traffic in the country's Arctic at risk, a union official say.

Israeli app tracks, warns of rocket attacks from Gaza

2014-07-16 05:00

Israelis have found a new way to learn of imminent rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip in the form of a mobile phone app.

Travel from India to London on a solar tuk-tuk

2014-07-14 12:10

Naveen Rabelli's, an electrical engineer from India plans to drive his customised tuk-tuk all the way to London from his home in India. The vehicle will be powered only by solar energy.

LG unveils flexible display

2014-07-12 05:00

LG Display has developed an 18-inch flexible display that can be rolled into the shape of a thin cylinder.

Apple wins EU court case on store design

2014-07-10 21:00

Apple has won the EU court's backing to have its typical store layout registered as a trademark, rejecting a previous decision by German authorities.

Isuzu Trailview: Off-road 'street view' better

2014-07-08 11:14

GMSA has improved its Isuzu Trailview, an interactive imaging system that enables off-road enthusiasts to preview 4x4 trails online... mountain-bike trails included.

Mass spec lab opens in Gauteng

2014-07-07 14:16

Africa's first accelerator mass spectrometry facility has been unveiled by Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor.

Sultry baby boudoir shoot

2014-07-04 09:37

Moms-to-be are celebrating their femininity with bedroom photo shoots.

HP settles shareholder suit on Autonomy

2014-07-02 13:57

Computer giant Hewlett-Packard has reached a settlement in a shareholder lawsuit over its 2011 acquisition of British software firm Autonomy.

Fall's column: Lights, camera, action!

2014-07-02 08:00

‘You need the grip of a vice, the patience of a saint and abilities of a gynaecologist.’ Changing globes in your head and tail lights can be frustrating but it wasn’t always the case, writes DAVE FALL.

Fall's column: Lights, camera, action!

2014-07-01 10:00

‘You need the grip of a vice, the patience of a saint and abilities of a gynaecologist.’ Changing globes in your head and tail lights can be frustrating but it wasn’t always the case, writes DAVE FALL.

UN maternal health programmes may be useless

2014-06-30 12:15

Two large analyses of maternal health programmes in developing countries report that the efforts appeared almost useless.

Tech threat a warning for fund managers to step up

2014-06-28 18:08

Tech companies pose a growing threat to traditional asset managers and the financial services industry needs to up its game to meet the challenge, industry executives say.

Woman dies while using cheap USB charger

2014-06-27 13:12

Australian authorities have issued a warning about cheap, non-compliant USB-style chargers after a young woman died from apparent electrocution while using a laptop and possibly a smartphone.


Samsung to open Durban TV factory

2014-07-30 14:02

Global electronics giant Samsung has announced that it would open a South African plant to produce televisions.

What should I look out for when buying a new laptop?

2014-07-28 14:55

This reader wants to buy a new laptop, but isn't very tech savvy. Have any advice for her?

BSkyB to pay billions to create Sky Europe

2014-07-28 07:02

Britain's BSkyB has agreed to pay around £4.9bn ($8.3bn) to buy Rupert Murdoch's pay-TV assets in Germany and Italy.

Virtual reality used to change stubborn farmers

2014-07-25 12:36

Australian researchers are using the online world of Second Life to teach sugar cane farmers about climate change and new technologies they can use to reduce water use and fertiliser run-off.

Google will give you $1m for your green idea

2014-07-24 09:48

Google is offering a million-dollar prize for a breakthrough that would make solar or wind generated electricity more enticing for everyday uses.

Ultra high definition TVs boost LG Display

2014-07-23 12:36

LG Display says its earnings for the April - June quarter more than doubled thanks to improved demand for ultra-high-definition TVs.

Radar search to find lost Aboriginal burial site

2014-07-22 07:23

Scientists say they hope that radar technology will help them find a century-old Aboriginal burial ground on an Australian island, bringing some closure to the local population.

Japan will offer $20 000 to use greener cars

2014-07-21 15:27

Japan will offer at least $19 700 in subsidies for fuel-cell vehicles, Shinzo Abe says, as the government and Japanese car makers join forces to speed up the introduction the vehicles.

Audi’s first plug-in hybrid: A3 e-tron for SA?

2014-07-21 08:59

Audi expands its hatchback family with the European launch of its first plug-in hybrid model - the A3 Sportback e-tron. The plug-in hybrid could be launched in South Africa!

One man propeller jets may stop rhino poaching

2014-07-18 12:24

Only in science fiction, a one-man flying machine is now a viable and a cost-effective option for the police, according to a UK company. Could this be the answer to rhino poaching?

6 things your website should do for you

2014-07-16 17:48

If you’re only going to invest properly in one piece of collateral, your website should be it, writes Chemory Gunko.

Chile‘s $8bn hydropower project is unfeasible

2014-07-16 11:46

If Chile's proposed HidroAysen hydropower project is to move forward, it will have to be reformulated so that environmentalists and regulators do not object.

Jaguar previews new XE tech

2014-07-15 09:49

Jaguar will unveil the latest addition to its sports car family, the XE, in September. Ahead of its official debut, the automaker reveals key technology under the new sports sedan's metal.

Watch: Roads made out of solar panels

2014-07-14 09:33

The solar panels that US inventor Scott Brusaw has built aren't meant for rooftops. They are meant for roads, driveways, parking lots, bike trails and, eventually, highways.

Is social media killing you?

2014-07-11 09:41

I fear for the youth getting lost in social media so deeply that we end up living our lives over the phone or iPad, writes Zareef Minty.

Meet the learning, self-driving, Landy

2014-07-10 10:13

Future Land Rovers and Jaguars may be able to take over daily-driving ‘chores’ to let drivers concentrate on the road ahead. The cars are, apparently, capable of ‘learning’.

Technology your teen needs

2014-07-08 09:27

If your teen is off to university or college, make sure they have the right technology to suit their needs.

Technology your teen needs

2014-07-04 10:44

Teens should have the right technology for university.

Technology your teen needs

2014-07-03 14:05

If your teen is off to university or college, make sure they have the right technology to suit their needs.

Top adviser to UK PM Cameron to join Barclays

2014-07-02 09:55

Barclays has hired Tim Luke, one of David Cameron's most senior advisers, to look into technology, media and telecommunications.

Supercomputer whips up foodie favourites

2014-07-01 13:32

Putting a chef's hat on its Watson supercomputer, IBM and the magazine Bon Appetit unveiled a new initiative that seeks to use Big Data for gastronomy.

Toyota’s i-Road car-share scheme

2014-07-01 08:52

Toyota's ultra-compact i-Road electric three-wheeled vehicle is set to be launched as part of a car-sharing scheme in France. Check out the new battery-powered 'personal mobility vehicle' in action!

Google finds its own route with car technology

2014-06-30 09:30

As Google expands beyond web search and seeks a foothold in the automotive market, the company's eagerness has begun to reek of arrogance to some in Detroit, who see danger as well as promise in Silicon Valley.

Green tech: Man behind Toyota's hybrids

2014-06-27 12:00

Toyota's Eric Dede is one of the driving forces behind the automaker's hybrid technology and his invention could increase hybrid and battery-car efficiency.

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