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Samsung pins its hopes on Note 8

Samsung began its Galaxy Note 8 press conference in New York in the US on Thursday by vowing that it had addressed the Note 7’s $5.4bn (R71bn) battery disaster, which resulted in some of the devices exploding.

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School maths app goes viral

2015-02-27 09:18

PhotoMath, a free app that scans and solves equations, providing a step-by-step explanation for maths has been downloaded more than 11 million times.

EU approves merger of Facebook with Whatsapp

2014-10-03 15:37

Facebook's $19bn purchase of the communications platform WhatsApp does not hamper competition, say European Union regulators.

BlackBerry goes aggressive with SA launch of Z3 smartphone

2014-07-04 08:20

BlackBerry has launched its latest smartphone in South Africa and signalled its intention to fight for increased market share with a competitive price.

Amazon vows to fight FTC over kids in-app purchases

2014-07-03 12:05

Amazon is prepared to go to court against the Federal Trade Commission to defend itself against charges that it has not done enough to prevent children from making unauthorised in-app purchases.

Facebook: We never meant to upset you

2014-07-03 11:29

Facebook's attempt to manipulate its users during a psychological study was "poorly communicated", the social media giant's chief operating officer has said.

Politician wailing video goes viral

2014-07-03 10:34

A video clip of a weeping Japanese politician accused of dubious spending has gone viral, leaving many outraged and puzzled.

Mecer wows with M785 tablet - review

2014-07-03 09:10

Value for money is not something that one usually associates with high tech devices like tablets, but the new Mecer offering is a distinct possibility as a viable player.

Cyber crooks may have stolen billions in Brazil

2014-07-03 08:41

Cyber criminals may have stolen billions of dollars from a popular Brazilian online payment system using malicious software that caused the funds to be sent to accounts controlled by fraudsters.

NSA internet spying effective, but worrying - watchdog

2014-07-02 14:35

The US National Security Agency's (NSA) data collection programme has been an effective tool to enhance the country's security but some elements of the cyber spying raises privacy concerns, a US federal privacy watchdog has said.

Comet 'sweats' two glasses of water per second

2014-07-02 10:40

Unprecedented measurement of a deep-space comet has found the icy body to be losing about two small glasses of water every second.

UK regulator probes Facebook over psychological experiment

2014-07-02 08:32

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) in the UK is investigating whether Facebook broke data protection laws when it allowed researchers to conduct a psychological experiment on users.

SA company complain app launched

2014-07-01 14:48

A South African developed application promises to help you better complain about poor products and services.

Huawei P7 smartphone price game changer

2014-07-01 14:25

Huawei is targeting price as a key differentiator on its Ascend P7, but online shopping may bring even more price cuts for mobile device shoppers.

Microsoft disrupts international cybercrime rings

2014-07-01 11:00

Microsoft launched what it hopes will be the most successful private effort to date to crack down on cyber crime by moving to disrupt communications channels between hackers and infected PCs.

Vodafone to use electricity poles for fibre broadband

2014-07-03 07:29

Vodafone is to build a fibre broadband network across Ireland, using the overhead and underground infrastructure of the country's Electricity Supply Board.

MWEB takes soccer to new level with tweet couch

2014-07-02 12:08

As social media expands, it is inevitable that it will grow into new and different areas. But furniture? Perhaps, an ISP has unveiled its tweet couch.

How Vodacom won 'Please Call Me' case

2014-07-02 09:01

The case between Vodacom and Nkosana Makate seems to have been dismissed on technical grounds, according to the judgment given in the Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg.

Alibaba frets over turning mobile into money

2014-07-02 07:24

Alibaba Group Holding may have dominated online retail on personal computers, but is some way from replicating that leadership in shopping by smartphone and other mobile devices.

'Please call me' Vodacom case dismissed

2014-07-01 14:48

The lawsuit of a former Vodacom employee against the company has been dismissed with costs in the high court in Johannesburg, reports eNCA.

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.

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