Yes, SA data is more expensive than it needs to be, Vodacom says – and it is all government’s fault

2019-02-07 16:13

Vodacom said it “needlessly” had to build more towers to expand its 4G network. Consumers end up paying for that via higher prices.

Huge potential for technology to enhance agriculture in SA, experts say

2018-05-17 20:34

South Africa's farmers compete in a global village and have to use the latest technology to ensure that decision-making is as effective as possible, experts have agreed.

Are we fixating on screen time?

2017-07-07 09:52

How much screen time is enough for kids? I saw this article as my two young kids were sitting huddled over the iPad.

Toddlers + touch-screens = little sleep?

2017-04-13 22:13

A study of infants and toddlers' day- and nighttime habits shows a correlation between more screen time and less sleep. But be careful to take the findings at face value, warns other researchers.

Uber’s financial loss is eye-popping

2016-12-20 07:20

The slowdown in Uber's bookings growth can at least partially be explained by the company's decision to leave China.

BMW, Merc, Ford, VW, Porsche & Audi join forces to keep their EVs charged

2016-11-30 09:52

More than five automakers will join forces to the highest-powered charging network in Europe.

Paris auto show: Lexus to reveal new, innovative... car seat?

2016-09-22 08:22

Lexus will debut what could be a revolutionary addition to its vehicle line-up at the 2016 Paris Auto Show - a high-tech car seat made of 'cutting-edge, synthetic spider silk materials'.

Startup wants to put self-driving big rigs on US highways

2016-05-18 08:13

A robot-loving engineer who helped steer Google's work on self-driving cars is aiming to transplant the technology to trucks barreling down the highway with up to 36 tons of cargo.

The making of an SA tech giant

2016-02-16 10:00

Founded just over 20 years ago, EOH quietly and consistently expanded to become the country’s biggest technology company.

Digital - the new business tsunami

2015-10-22 10:27

Harnessing the potential of digital development to improve business models was the theme of the first-ever Africa Digital Excellence Summit held late last week at The Forum in Bryanston. The event was hosted by McKinsey and Facebook.


Government to ramp up radio spectrum licensing, 5G to ensure technology not just for elite - Ramaphosa

2018-09-10 15:28

Government has decided to accelerate the licensing of radio frequency spectrum, and has begun work on the licensing of proposed 5G spectrum, President Cyril Ramaphosa has said.

Happy World Emoji Day!

2017-07-17 15:49

Ever wondered where emojis come from? Here's a look at the emoji journey from idea to screen.

Mercedes-Benz updated GLA: New tech explained

2017-05-10 07:35

The facelifted Mercedes-Benz GLA features a range of new technologies. We explore some of the tech behind this refreshed crossover in SA.

Tech show looks beyond 'smart,' to new 'realities'

2017-01-02 14:18

The mega-extravaganza of the tech world in Las Vegas is showcasing an array of new devices that get smarts from computer chips, sensors and artificial intelligence, but go further by opening doors to augmented or virtual realities.

Tesla settles lawsuit with angry Norway motorists

2016-12-13 07:15

US automaker Tesla has reached an agreement with car owners in Norway dissatisfied because their electric cars didn't accelerate as quickly as promised, thereby avoiding a trial, a Norwegian court said on Monday.

Domestic labour’s digital transition

2016-10-09 08:49

Home cleaning services are disrupting the conventional Madam and Eve set-up as two apps continue to empower workers.

SA scientist, engineer pioneer tech in TB research

2016-09-05 07:47

A simple tag pioneered in South Africa could soon be used to curb the spread of tuberculosis in Africa.

Facebook adds artificial intelligence feature for users with disabilities

2016-04-05 12:54

How everyone’s favourite social media site is expanding its billion user reach.

How 3D printing gave a craftsman his hand back

2015-11-16 12:21

After losing three of his fingers in a freak accident, craftsman Richard van As developed his own limbs using 3D printing technology. Through his company RoboBeast, he plans to help others by creating robotic limbs.

"Ouma, what was school like in your day?"

2015-10-09 09:29

How times have changed.

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