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Strong emotions follow stranding

2012-11-04 11:19

Volunteers are working hard to save the few survivors among about 100 whales and dolphins stranded on a Tasmanian beach, hoping to them back out to sea.

Russia launches 2 satellites into space

2012-11-03 14:19

Russia has successfully launched two satellites into orbit, says the space agency Roskosmos.

Megaupload boss unveils new file-sharer

2012-11-01 11:48

Kim Dotcom, the founder of the shuttered file-sharing site, has announced a new online storage service called Mega.

Africa fact-checking website launches

2012-10-31 23:15

Africa's first fact-checking website has been launched in South Africa, a project devised by the AFP Foundation and run in partnership with the University of the Witwatersrand.

US seeks patriotic computer geeks

2012-10-31 21:02

The US Department of Homeland Security is considering setting up a "Cyber Reserve" of computer security experts who could be called upon in the event of a crippling cyber attack.

Nexus 4 uncertainty for SA

2012-10-31 18:12

Google’s Nexus 4 smartphone will not be brought to South Africa by its manufacturer, a Virgin Mobile spokesperson said.

Hawaii soil found - on Mars

2012-10-31 16:35

Nasa's Mars rover Curiosity has found soil that bears a striking resemblance to weathered, volcanic sand in Hawaii, scientists have said.

Google previews new Gmail compose

2012-10-31 10:33

Google has previewed a new compose in Gmail, resulting in faster e-mail and new features.

Food production spikes greenhouse gas

2012-10-31 10:45

Food production accounts for up to 29% of man-made greenhouse gases, twice the amount the UN has estimated comes from farming.

Oldest prehistoric town found

2012-10-31 10:04

Archaeologists in eastern Bulgaria say they have unearthed the oldest prehistoric town ever found in Europe, along with an ancient salt production site.

 

Pick n Pay launches Kobo e-reader

2012-11-01 08:00

Pick n Pay has announced that it is launching the Kobo e-reader in selected stores.

New BlackBerry phone in testing

2012-11-01 07:15

RIM's CEO has said the new BlackBerry phone is in testing at 50 carriers.

Cellphone jamming illegal: Icasa

2012-10-31 22:17

The use of a device to jam cellular phone signals, privately or publicly, is illegal in South Africa, the Independent Communications Authority of SA says.

Japan mobile users call 260 000 years

2012-10-31 21:02

Japanese mobile phone users made a quarter of a million years' worth of calls last year.

Tagged shark 'Brenda Fassie' eaten

2012-10-31 17:11

A shark tagged by experimental research vessel Ocearch has been captured, killed and eaten off the coast of Mozambique.

4G lack of access could cost economy

2012-10-31 09:31

With more people using mobile phones to buy goods, experts count the cost of another Christmas without universal 4G.

Community warms to SKA science

2012-10-31 14:40

Conservative beliefs have not yet had an impact on the community's attitude toward the massive SKA science project, a senior researcher has said.

Internet survives Sandy storm

2012-10-31 08:27

Despite outages at a few well-known websites and ripple effects that occasionally slowed communications around the country, the internet came through the massive storm that swamped New York.

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