SA tech accelerator changes the game

2015-05-25 07:29

A new-style South African start-up accelerator has changed the traditional business model by not taking any equity in new tech businesses.

SA scientists create cheap computers for schools

2015-05-20 14:06

A team of students and professors at the University of the Witwatersrand are hoping to fundamentally change the educational system of the country.

Google does U-turn as self-driving cars hit roads

2015-05-18 07:53

Google will begin testing self-driving cars of its own design on public roads this year, but they will have steering wheels and brakes.

GPS tech can save on vehicle running costs

2015-05-15 09:46

GPS tracking technology is able to ensure that vehicle running costs are reduced, says an industry insider.

Tech firm switches off aircon to send workers home

2015-05-12 12:55

A cost-cutting program at Oi SA includes leaving the Brazilian telecommunication's company's 17 000 staff sweltering in the dark if they work late.

Self-driving cars getting hit in California

2015-05-11 17:04

Four of the nearly 50 self-driving cars now rolling around California have gotten into accidents since September, when the state began issuing permits for companies to test them on public roads.

$100m for startup to 'reimagine education'

2015-05-06 06:00

Tech industry leaders including Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg have raised $100m for an education initiative aimed at 'reimagining' schools from the elementary school level.

TomTom comes storming back with car navigation

2015-05-04 11:07

TomTom aims to become a main provider of technology for self-driving cars as it charts its way back to success after seven lean years.

Dutch saltwater potatoes offer hope for world's hungry

2015-04-29 09:17

A small field on an island off the Netherlands' northern coast promises one answer to the problem of how to feed the world's ever-growing population: potatoes and other crops that grow in saltwater.

SA in bottom half of connectivity index

2015-04-23 16:59

South Africa ranks 33 out of 50 countries on a global connectivity index unveiled by Chinese telecoms equipment company Huawei.


YouTube's 1st decade shows sharing free content pays off

2015-05-24 19:48

YouTube's legacy extends beyond its pioneering role in the internet's video revolution, as the 10-year-old site provided a stage for many to share their interests.

Cape Town group wins BBC tech contest

2015-05-18 17:25

A Cape Town group has been selected as part of the BBC development studio.

Nvidia aims to jump from games to self-driving cars

2015-05-15 13:03

Nvidia has taken a long time to gain acceptance as a global automotive supplier.

Drone puts White House on lockdown

2015-05-15 08:50

The White House has briefly been put on lockdown as the Secret Service detained an individual for flying a small drone in an adjacent park.

Eskom extends T-Systems contract

2015-05-12 07:52

Eskom service provider T-Systems has announced a temporary extension of its contract with the electricity parastatal.

The first self-driving vehicle you see may have 18 wheels

2015-05-06 21:32

Although much attention has been paid to autonomous vehicles being developed by Google, one truck maker believes that automated tractor-trailers will be rolling along highways before self-driving cars.

High-tech keeps eye on ageing parents

2015-05-05 21:11

Ageing parents in the US keep their independence but their children get peace of mind with new home sensor systems.

Sony sees profit leap on camera sensor sales

2015-04-30 15:27

Sony expects operating profit to more than quadruple this year, as strong sales of camera sensors and cost cuts anchor a long-awaited turnaround.

Some police in US looking to body cameras on their own

2015-04-23 20:28

As body cameras find a place in policing, some officers in US seek them out on their own.

Gijima announces delisting date

2015-04-23 11:19

The local technology company has set a date of May 12 to delist from the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

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