ARTICLES RELATING TO TECHNOLOGY

Early plug for SA BMW i3, i8 buyers

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BMW SA is being proactive in arranging for the pre-installation of fast-charge stations at the homes and offices of potential buyers of its new hybrid and electric cars, the i3 and i8.

Cities mock bus-lane permit for Porsches

2014-08-28 08:10

German cities are opposed to government plans to allow all-electric and hybrid cars to use bus lanes in urban areas. And seem to have a darn good reason for doing so...

SA 'should move faster' on tech in government

2014-08-26 11:25

South African technology policy points the country in the right direction, but there is a lack of effective implementation, says an expert.

Hybrid battle: Ford to build Prius-fighter

2014-08-21 11:12

Ford plans to introduce a new hybrid petrol-electric car to compete against Toyota's best-selling Prius.

Fire SABC COO, court hears

2014-08-19 15:05

Determining whether SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng lied about his qualifications is the golden thread of an application to have his appointment set aside, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

US national parks ban drones to protect wildlife

2014-08-19 08:30

Drones are now off limits in two national parks in Utah. Officials in the Arches and Canyonlands national parks say the unmanned aircrafts disrupt the wildlife.

Samsung to buy tech firm in smart home shift

2014-08-15 13:47

Samsung has said it had reached a deal to buy a US home automation start-up SmartThings.

Stain-proof shirt firm eyes commercial launch

2014-08-14 07:29

A company that uses innovative material used to produce shirts promises that they will not get wet. That's the promise Aamir Patel, CEO of Silic, is making buyers of his new shirts.

Monkeys' 'selfies' spark copyright dispute

2014-08-08 09:20

A series of self-portraits taken by Indonesian monkeys has sparked a copyright dispute between Wikipedia and a British wildlife photographer.

Panasonic eyes huge cash bonus with Olympic tech

2014-08-07 10:33

Robot porters and wearable translation devices are just some of the innovations Panasonic would like to launch for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Scientists store energy in used cigarette filters

2014-08-07 09:30

Scientists in South Korea say they have found a way of converting used cigarette butts into a material capable of storing energy that could help power everything from mobile phones to electric cars.

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
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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.

 

Formula E to have hybrid Beemer pace car

2014-08-28 08:10

BMW's i8 hybrid sports car will be the safety/pace car for the first Formula E race in Beijing on September 13 2014. SA will have to wait later in 2014 for the i8.

Singapore producing futuristic farms

2014-08-27 14:02

Scientists at an indoor produce farm in Singapore are using cutting edge technology to reduce growing times and costs.

3D printing 'mainstream in five years'

2014-08-21 12:00

Mainstream access to 3D printing is some years away, but will nevertheless be accessible, an industry tracker says.

Here's how to expand PS4, Xbox memory

2014-08-20 07:29

Memory of 500GB may not seem like a lot these days, but that's all you get in the hard drives built in to the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One.

Starbucks to test mobile coffee shops

2014-08-19 11:40

Starbucks is planning to test mobile trucks on US college campuses, the Seattle-based company has said.

Future cars must 'talk to each other'

2014-08-19 07:42

Future vehicles on US roads might be able to warn road users of potential danger and mitigate collisions as the Obama administration wants cars to be able to communicate with each other.

Back to work at Sentech after strike

2014-08-14 14:37

A wage strike by Sentech employees affiliated to the Communication Workers Union has ended, the company has said.

US bots flagged Ebola before outbreak announced

2014-08-10 19:10

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is focusing a spotlight on an online tool run by experts that flagged a "mystery haemorrhagic fever" before the WHO formally announced the epidemic.

Hisense aims to give Samsung a bloody nose in SA

2014-08-07 16:00

Hisense is on a mission to disrupt the consumer technology sector in South Africa as the Chinese firm aims to take market share away from Samsung.

Toyota: Top 10 fuel cell myths busted

2014-08-07 09:56

'Fuel cells don't burn hydrogen; Hydrogen tanks that can withstand a shot from a .50 calibre sniper rifle...,' Ahead of the launch of its new FCV, Toyota debunks top 10 fuel cell myths!

Dad was right: technology, safety and relationships

2014-08-01 14:42

Technology is advancing very quickly, but whether it is becoming safer is questionable. Who is to blame for this?

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.

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