More than half of global population now online: UN

2018-12-08 07:37

Some 3.9 billion people are now using the Internet, meaning that for the first time more than half of the global population is online, the United Nations said.

The empire strikes back: Microsoft returns to the top of the world

2018-12-03 06:15

Microsoft is back at the top of the technology world following an extraordinary comeback to close the gap with Apple.

This Google app that lets you track what your kids are doing – and can even lock their devices remotely - is now in South Africa

2018-11-25 17:34

Google's Family link app allows parents to manage the apps on children's phones, keep an eye on their screen time and even set a bedtime.

Programming the way forward: Coding clubs plug township youth into future

2018-11-17 07:25

In the densely-populated township of Ivory Park on the outskirts of Midrand, it's time for about 60 11-year-olds to duel at their local coding club.

Bitcoin trading uses so much power it could help push global temperatures up past a deadly threshold

2018-11-06 10:04

Like many forms of cryptocurrency, bitcoin relies on the emissions-heavy coal industry as a cheap source of power..

Cape Town cleaner who surprised employer with software lingo scores job interview

2018-11-02 07:24

With her software lingo, domestic worker Talent Pachenah has secured an interview with tech startup SweepSouth for their office team.

4 things Twitter should be working on and leaving the like button alone

2018-10-31 08:47

The social media platform is rumoured to be taking that little heart icon away and people are not happy.

LTE, ADSL or fibre - what kind of internet connection do you really need?

2018-10-23 15:09

Feeling a bit overwhelmed by all the options and don’t know what kind of deal you should go with? We’ve got you covered.

WATCH: Top 5 world news videos today

2018-10-11 05:40

Watch our playlist of the five most talked about videos today, October 11, 2018.

Threats to media freedom in Africa: some old methods and some new

2018-10-05 11:51

Internet taxes could stifle Africa's free and vibrant social media, writes the Conversation.


The top tech innovations to get excited about in 2019

2018-12-04 18:25

Here are the biggest innovations to expect in 2019, from lightning-fast internet and flexible viewing services to the latest in AI.

Western Cape Wi-Fi plan offers free 3GB per device per month to residents

2018-11-30 16:53

More than six million Western Cape residents will have access to 3GB of data per device every month as part of a plan to expand the public Wi-Fi network.

Cape Flats man makes robots from scrap

2018-11-24 08:35

Bridgetown's "Robot Man" sits at a little table outside his home, which is filled with pieces of scrap from a nearby dump site. Not very far from where he sits is his latest creation, Robot 5, or R5.

After conquering the world, smartphone faces uncertain future

2018-11-13 08:13

What is next for the smartphone, which has become the hottest-selling consumer device around the world in just over a decade?

Coming soon: Count calories with a condom and 'upload' info straight to your brain

2018-11-05 20:55

A smart condom that counts calories and a neurostimulator that can 'upload' knowledge to your brain. These are just two gadgets on show at the International Consumer Electronics Expo.

Here are 4 free coding courses you can either do in the comfort of your home or in class to land your dream job

2018-11-01 13:11

We found four opportunities for you to become even more digitally savvy, land that dream job or get that promotion.

MEC on construction woes: Give investors value, not 'Stone Age' delivery methods

2018-10-30 19:42

Gauteng MEC for Infrastructure Development Jacob Mamabolo has questioned why government expenditure appears not to be lifting confidence in the ailing construction sector.

WATCH: Top 5 world news videos today

2018-10-12 05:38

Watch our playlist of the five most talked about videos today, October 12, 2018.

WATCH: Top 5 world news videos today

2018-10-10 05:42

Watch our playlist of the five most talked about world news videos today, October 10, 2018.

Strategic use of technology will unlock potential of youthful population

2018-10-02 09:22

The stars are realigning to create a better environment to harness the power of technology to enhance efforts to transform our under-performing education and training system, writes Mamphela Ramphele.

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