Using your fingerprint

2017-04-25 10:31

In a global first, Mastercard has announced a next-generation biometric card that combines chip technology with fingerprints to verify a cardholder’s identity for in-store purchases.

Got ADHD? There’s an app for that!

2017-04-21 14:47

As technology gets smarter, so do the apps available to us. Here are four that will help you remain focused when your ADHD is doing the opposite.

Boyish features, brilliant mind

2017-04-16 06:01

How is it possible for such a young man, who looks 13 years old, to get a degree in computer science – cum laude, to boot?

UK court ruling gives guidance on tech patent rights

2017-04-06 08:11

Britain's High Court has ruled that it can decide what mobile phone makers should pay to use patented technology that is essential to make mobile networks function

Empowering girls one stitch at a time

2017-04-02 07:49

Fighting gender in balance in Stem careers is as easy as knit one, purl one, write Marie-José Montpetit and Mathilde Montpetit.

How to make an internet of Intelligent things work for Africa

2017-03-30 14:16

The new Internet of Things has the potential to compensate for Africa's legacies of underdevelopment, writes Martin Hall.

Stellenbosch University and CubeSpace to launch nanosatellite

2017-03-25 14:33

Stellenbosch University and CubeSpace are expected to launch a nanosatellite to the International Space Station.

New app gives parents remote control of their kids devices

2017-03-17 10:17

Google's new Family Link app allows parents a high level of access and control to their children's cellphones.

African governments versus social media: Why the uneasy relationship?

2017-03-08 18:03

This is election year for several African countries and there's a need to ensure social media isn't used to incite violence. But can governments be prevented from restricting citizens’ rights?

Africa can be a global tech leader, says Cisco

2017-03-06 13:55

The eyes of the world are back on Africa and there is an opportunity for South Africa and the continent to leadership in innovation and technology.


The tech that saves you from reckless drivers

2017-04-23 06:00

In the motoring world, each new technological advancement introduced over the decades has seen cars improve in terms of driver safety and enjoyment.

Apple touts greater use of recycled metal

2017-04-20 20:41

Technology giant Apple wants to "one day" end the need to mine materials from the earth to make its gadgets, the company said in its annual environmental responsibility report.

To regulate or not?

2017-04-09 06:13

With the high incidence of cyberbullying, the social-media space should be regulated, but it must come with proper education, writes Jabulane R Mulambo.

Move over, Tinder: Finding love in a time of hate

2017-04-04 11:50

It started out as a joke as part of a comedy sketch, and ended up being a widely-used dating app built on the hatred people share for certain things.

Technologist out to lessen the effects of cancer

2017-04-02 06:02

Nneile Nkholise is a not a name that rings a bell to a lot of people outside of medical technology circles.

Geeks unite

2017-03-26 06:01

The Africa Teen Geeks programme, which offers free coding classes, has instilled a passion for computer science in scores of children.

50 years of the microwave oven

2017-03-19 06:07

A remarkable find in 1967 changed our lives forever, writes Timothy J Jorgensen.

Hooked on coding

2017-03-12 06:16

Every child should learn digital skills because even social workers, nurses and policemen will need them in the workplace. Christina Kennedy investigates.

The gamification of education

2017-03-08 16:32

Using games in the classroom is a great way to teach kids in a more creative and efficient way.

Elon Musk: Tech dreamer reaching for sun, moon and stars

2017-03-05 15:39

Sending tourists for a trip around the moon is the latest big idea launched by SA-born Elon Musk, known for turning his passions into visionary enterprises.

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