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Better selfies with Sony

Sony Mobile has introduced the Xperia C3, claimed to be the world's best selfie smartphone, fully optimised for selfies, featuring a new 'PROselfie cam' and selfie apps.

14 Jul 2014 11:26

RiCharge launches public cell phone charging station for tablet, smartphone

RiCharge has announced its newest product, the Super Station, set to become the ultimate tablet and smartphone charging solution in Africa. It charged up to 12 devices simultaneously with each... (video)

10 Jul 2014 10:24

New mobile card payment solution launches in South Africa

The Edge, a new secure chip and PIN card reader that plugs into a smartphone, coupled with the iKhokha mobile app, transforms the phone into a secure mobile Point of...

10 Jul 2014 08:49

Pinnacle launches high tech division

Pinnacle Africa has launched The Division, its new high-tech hub focussed on high performance computing and electronics, with a team of technology experts selecting the best...

9 Jul 2014 12:12

New app links malls, stores, brands across SA

Onyx Ventures, together with Shiro in South Africa, has collaborated with some of the leading property groups and mall owners to introduce a new app, 'crème' that could change the way shoppers connect and engage in a value-sharing relationship with their favourite malls, stores and brands.

30 Jun 2014 10:47

Augmented reality in logistics - new DHL report

DHL's latest trend report identifies 11 potential augmented reality (AR) use cases in logistics, citing that wearables and AR enable higher efficiency as well as speed, resulting in an improved supply chain.

27 Jun 2014 09:20

Launch of MiP toy robot in South Africa

Launched at CES 2014 in the US and released worldwide in May 2014, the world's first commercially available balancing robot, MiP has arrived in South Africa.

26 Jun 2014 14:40

SA invention turns smartphones into mobile card machines

Developed by South African innovator Stafford Masie, Absa's Payment Pebble is a cashless mobile payment device that plugs into the 3.5mm audio jack of compatible smartphones and tablets to enable secure card payments.

26 Jun 2014 11:46

Xpertek Contact partners with Turnstyle Solutions for social Wi-Fi services

Xpertek Contact, the customer experience management division of the Xpertek Group, has partnered with Canadian-based Turnstyle Solutions to launch Turnstyle's cloud-based solution and products in southern Africa.

Issued by Xpertek Contact 20 Jun 2014 12:39

SAPHILA 2014 unveils smart vending machines

SAPHILA 2014, the biennial conference for SAP users, opens today 9 June at Sun City and SAP Africa will be demonstrating a smart vending machine, reinventing the retail vending market.

9 Jun 2014 13:18

Gear4 releases Espresso speaker range

Gear4 has released its Espresso wireless portable speaker range, designed to look like coffee mugs. Small but powerful, they come in in green, yellow, pink, cyan, black and orange.

4 Jun 2014 10:34

Big Brother is watching

Cyber crime is one of the top 10 risks for any business in the world today but despite this, IT security is often viewed as just a cost to business.

By Danette Breitenbach 2 Jun 2014 06:19 launches gobii smartphone has announced the arrival of gobii IIP and IVP dual-sim card smartphones, launching at R999 with 200MB of free Cell C data per month for the first year, thus providing internet access to more South Africans.

22 May 2014 11:19

Improving online retail experience with management systems

In reviewing both the online South African retailers' challenges and some of the areas where consumers are experiencing extreme frustration, there are some proposed solutions that can assist companies in rectifying how they engage with their online customers.

16 May 2014 12:09

Biometric fingerprint authentication circumvents hackers

The use of biometric fingerprint authentication technology, currently used in Apple's iPhone 5S and Samsung S5, could be extended beyond device security reasons to ecommerce purposes in the near future.

6 May 2014 11:13

S'bu and Fikile - déjà vu in Freedom Park

'Mbalula denied reports he fled Freedom Park in a bulletproof (vehicle) as stones were thrown at him. On Twitter he called the media reports 'gutter journalism' and claimed his door-to-door campaign was a success.' - Greg Nicolson, "Platinum Belt strike-hit communities turn on the ANC" Daily Maverick 28/4/2014

By Ed Herbst 30 Apr 2014 14:01

Mobile education apps shine in growth markets

New research from MEF, a global community for mobile content and commerce, indicates that South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya are major adopters of mobile education apps and these growth markets demonstrate the value of such apps.

25 Apr 2014 12:28

The evolving business model for m-governance

A look at the evolving business model for (mobile governance) m-governance projects and the use of mobile technology as a catalyst for inclusive development.

By Vijay Sai Pratap 27 Mar 2014 14:00

SKA to redefine Africa's image

Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom says the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) will transform perceptions of Africa as the continent is not usually seen as a location for cutting edge science and technology.

27 Mar 2014 11:48

Philips to establish research and innovation hub in Kenya

Philips has announced the establishment of its Africa Innovation Hub in Nairobi, which is to work both on the creation of new inventions, as well as bringing them to the market.

26 Mar 2014 08:00

Online retail future still good despite closures

Despite the recent closure by Naspers of SA Camera, Style36, 5 Rooms and Kinderelo, I believe that the country is constantly developing and online retail is growing at a rapid rate. Naspers has confirmed this by stating its intentions to restructure and focus on its general online store,

By Cuan Chelin 20 Mar 2014 11:07

Using animation to make sense of big data

There are a number of specialists who all contribute to analysing and interpreting big data. We'd like to add a less obvious specialisation into the mix, namely animation and gaming.

By Glenn Gillis 7 Mar 2014 06:54

Managing online retail risks

Retailers moving into the online space for the first time face risks that do not exist in the bricks-and-mortar world and they need to ensure they are well protected.

By Brendon Williamson 4 Mar 2014 10:53

Double the smarts from Sony

Sony Mobile Communications has introduced two new smartphones - Xperia M2, a 4G model and the Xperia Z2, a premium waterproof smartphone. Both will launch in South Africa in the second quarter of 2014.

27 Feb 2014 13:50

XLink receives Frost & Sullivan award for M2M best practice in retail and finance

XLink Communications was recently awarded the 2014 South African Frost & Sullivan Technology Leadership Award Machine-to-Machine in Retail for its VersaLink platform - just one solution in a line of 3G routers offered by XLink for primary or backup communications in the point-of-sale (POS) electronic funds transfer (EFT) space.

Issued by Grapevine Communications 26 Feb 2014 12:40

M2M industry set to grow 23% annually

Machine-to-machine (M2M) technology, which allows both wireless and wired systems (cellular, wireless and fixed devices) to communicate directly with other devices, is expected to grow as an industry from a current US$121 billion business internationally to $948 billion by 2020.

21 Feb 2014 13:21

FNB adds gesture technology in branch

FNB has launched interactive gesture technology in its Canal Walk cashless branch, dotFNB. This motion sensor technology recognises the movement of shoppers that pass by the storefront, prompts messaging and allows those who choose to interact with the screen to explore its banking products and services. Moreover, customers can apply for an account, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

20 Feb 2014 10:11

New cyber-shot cameras from Sony

Sony has released several new cyber-shot cameras in its range. These user-friendly point-and-shoot digital cameras are equipped with extended optical zoom, which gives users shooting power to capture still and clear photos at a distance. These will all be available in South Africa from April 2014.

17 Feb 2014 10:50

World of opportunity within wearable technology

As one of the first Google Glass Explorers, shopper marketing expert and futurist Liz Crawford has seen first-hand how wearable technology will prove to be the next great opportunity for savvy retailers and marketers.

3 Feb 2014 11:30

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