ICT Trends 2018

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Land Rover launches rugged outdoor smartphone

Land Rover, in partnership with Bullitt Group, has revealed details of the Land Rover Explore outdoor phone which is said to be designed for adventure junkies who need a tougher-than-usual handset...

2 days ago

Automated passport readers at CAI a warm welcome for travellers, defence against security threats

By supplying Cairo International Airport with automated document readers, Gemalto is enabling faster border crossings for millions of travellers while ensuring rigorous security checking...

13 Feb 2018

Sony CEO to step down

TOKYO, Japan - Sony chief executive Kazuo Hirai, who led a major and successful overhaul at the Japanese electronics giant, will step down at the end of March...

2 Feb 2018

Intel halts chip flaw fix due to problem with patches

Intel on Monday called for a halt in deployment of patches for a troubling vulnerability in its computer chips because they could cause "unpredictable" problems in affected devices...

24 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Challenges turning into opportunities

Kamal Mokrani, the global vice president of InfiNet Wireless, one of the largest privately-owned broadband wireless access (BWA) development and manufacturing companies in the world, shares some trends we can expect to see in 2018.

By Kamal Mokrani 18 Jan 2018

Replacement batteries for sloth-like iPhones now for R430

For South African consumers to replace the battery of their older Apple iPhones at an iStore or at Digicape, it will cost them R430...

By Wendy Knowler 12 Jan 2018

The evolution of gaming

From the teen-targeted arcade games of old and the 'tink-tink' of home consoles to a highly technical and complex industry, gaming is evolving almost daily...

19 Dec 2017

Hardware tech companies embrace software as primary business model

After surveying 300 business decision-makers in device manufacturing firms across five major global markets, Gemalto has revealed that the device manufacturing industry is embracing software over hardware as its primary business model...

18 Dec 2017

UN warns of surging e-waste, little recycling

The UN warned on Wednesday, 13 December, that waste from discarded electronics like mobile phones, laptops and refrigerators is piling up worldwide...

14 Dec 2017

FYI: Google Home Mini works just fine in South Africa

Google hardware is notoriously tough to come by in South Africa, as we've found out over the past couple of years...

By Hadlee Simons 13 Dec 2017

Smartphone market seeing steady growth, as bigger screens rule

The global smartphone market is expected to see steady if unspectacular growth in the next few years, as consumers turn increasingly to large-screen handsets known as "phablets"...

5 Dec 2017

Hidetoshi Kaneko appointed MD of Panasonic South Africa

Hidetoshi Kaneko, former vice president for Panasonic Corporation of North America, has been appointed as the new managing director of Panasonic South Africa...

4 Dec 2017

Amazon brings Alexa from the home to the office in a new AI push

Amazon has announced that it is bringing its Alexa digital assistant to the workplace, expanding artificial intelligence efforts that have gained traction in the home market...

4 Dec 2017

Speakers announced for Africa Tech Summit Kigali 2018

The first 25 speakers from leading tech companies across Africa have been announced for the upcoming Africa Tech Summit Kigali...

By Tom Jackson 27 Nov 2017

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International

New app a digital gateway to Abu Dhabi heritage

The Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) is set to launch a 'one-stop' digital information platform on cultural experiences in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. This initiative will offer personalised content, 360-degree visuals, interactive floor plans, podcasts from culture experts as well as a centralised profiling database across all culture locations and events.

14 Feb 2018

Chinese police don high-tech glasses to nab suspects

BEIJING, China - Chinese police are sporting high-tech sunglasses that can spot suspects in a crowded train station, the newest use of facial recognition technology that has drawn concerns among human rights groups.

9 Feb 2018

Britain sees first Bitcoin armed robbery: reports

LONDON, UK - Armed robbers have raided the house of a British virtual currency trader, forcing him to transfer Bitcoins after tying up his wife and threatening him with a gun, British media reported.

30 Jan 2018

#FairnessFirst: H&M's diversity manager, #MLKDay and the #pinkify debate

This week, diversity was a strong focus on social media as H&M announced the appointment of a diversity manager following the 'racist hoodie' outrage, social citizens stood up for civil rights on #MLKDay, and the #pinkifying hashtag spawned lovers and haters alike.

By Leigh Andrews 22 Jan 2018

What natural language processing is and why business intelligence will never be the same

Natural language at its most basic means the ability for a computer to parse through English writing (it can be other languages too) and reach an understanding of what is being discussed. While companies don't have the time to read everything that people say online - even on their own websites at times - using natural language processing, businesses can gain useful insights using computing power, not human effort.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 17 Jan 2018

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