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SA entrepreneurs: you now have your own loyalty rewards programme

Mercantile Bank, a financial institution aimed exclusively at entrepreneurs, on Friday announced that it had entered into an agreement with wiGroup to develop a loyalty and rewards programme for its clients...

By Stuart Thomas 1 day ago

Smart glasses could make a comeback, shipping over 12 million by 2020

The current market in consumer smart glasses is 15 months behind previous expectations, thanks to the withdrawal of Google Glass in 2015, but a new study by Juniper Research shows that over 12 million consumer smart glasses will ship in 2020...

5 Feb 2016

Weak rand is causing havoc for technology companies

Computer prices, including laptops and tablets, have increased 20% over a one month period since November 2015, throwing the technology market into disarray...

2 Feb 2016

Time-saving technology to make life easier

Dialdirect takes a look at five gadgets that will be launched in 2016 that are guaranteed to make life a whole lot easier...

1 Feb 2016

Miele introduces new coffee makers to SA market

Miele has announced that it has brought two new counter-top coffee makers to South Africa. The brand new CM7 models are able to prepare up to 20 different beverages, including various types of tea. The top-of-the-line model, the CM7500, even descales automatically...

26 Jan 2016

Devices start ordering refills from Amazon online shop

SAN FRANCISCO - Amazon on Tuesday announced the arrival of devices that order their own refills from the online retail titan...

21 Jan 2016

Visa Prepaid integrated into Oxigen Wallet through ZAZOO technology

ZAZOO has partnered with Oxigen Services India to seamlessly integrate its mobile virtual card (MVC) technology to power Visa Prepaid into Oxigen Wallet...

15 Jan 2016

PIXI 3 now available in SA

Smartphone brand, ALCATEL ONETOUCH, has announced that the PIXI 3 (4.5) smartphone is available from Vodacom outlets across the country...

12 Jan 2016

Heineken uses Google Cardboard for Next Level Bar

Heineken has pushed its Next Level Bar beyond the streets of Braamfontein and into the cyber world...

11 Jan 2016

Ultra-thin, high-def TVs battle for CES crown

LAS VEGAS: A battle for the title of best new television opened at the Consumer Electronics Show, with titans fielding new slim, smart, ultra high-definition models...

7 Jan 2016

With 'smart fitness watch', Fitbit eyes new players

LAS VEGAS - Fitbit on Tuesday unveiled its 'smart fitness watch', aiming to get into the growing smartwatch segment with upgraded fitness tracking features...

7 Jan 2016

Oculus to start taking virtual reality headset orders

LAS VEGAS, USA: Facebook-owned Oculus VR will begin taking orders for its Rift virtual reality headsets on Wednesday, as the doors of Consumer Electronics Show gadget extravaganza officially open in Las Vegas...

5 Jan 2016

China economy weighs on consumer tech spending

LAS VEGAS - Spending on personal tech gadgets is taking a hit from the economic slowdown in China and the strong US dollar, researchers from the Consumer Technology Association said Monday...

5 Jan 2016

Apple wins holiday race as screen size expands: survey

Apple came away the winner in mobile device holiday sales worldwide amid a shift to bigger screens, a survey showed. Apple accounted for 49.1 percent of devices activated over the Christmas week...

30 Dec 2015

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