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Building smarter, better malls
Building smarter, better malls

Since The Mall of Africa, South Africa's biggest single-phase shopping mall development, opened its doors on 28 April, it has dominated social media chat lately, as much for its promise as its problems...

By Lee Naik 12 hours ago

#FreshTech: SanDisk launches second-generation iXpand Flash Drive
#FreshTech: SanDisk launches second-generation iXpand Flash Drive

SanDisk Corporation has launched the next-generation iXpand Flash Drive, a mobile storage device designed to help users quickly and easily free up space on their iPhone and iPad with up to 128GB of additional capacity...

12 hours ago

Grohe launches CoolTouch technologies
Grohe launches CoolTouch technologies

Grohe has put an end to the irritation of scalding hot bath or shower taps by introducing Grohe CoolTouch technologies, which house the entire thermostat to ensure the surface remains at the desired temperature...

12 hours ago

Google piecing together a modular phone
Google piecing together a modular phone

Google showed off a modular Android-powered smartphone it said is on track to hit the market next year. Word that Project Ara was moving ahead, and not shelved as some had speculated...

1 day ago

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#InTouch2016: Digital opportunity in the automotive arena

Michael Frans, head of business operations: automotive at T-Systems South Africa...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

Google virtual home assistant to challenge Amazon Echo
Google virtual home assistant to challenge Amazon Echo

Google on Wednesday unveiled a virtual home assistant device that brings together the Internet titan's strengths to challenge Amazon Echo...

19 May 2016

Fitbit paces wearables market, Xiaomi second: survey
Fitbit paces wearables market, Xiaomi second: survey

The market for connected wearable devices jumped in early 2016, led by fitness tracker maker Fitbit, while Chinese group Xiaomi raced past Apple to second place, a survey showed on Monday...

18 May 2016

#FreshTech: New ASUS VivoBook Flip convertibles
#FreshTech: New ASUS VivoBook Flip convertibles

ASUS has announced VivoBook Flip TP301 and TP501, 13.3- and 15.6-inch convertible laptops that allow users to flip between laptop, tablet, tent, and stand modes to suit the task at hand. The VivoBook Flip Series is powered...

13 May 2016

Tech world eyes digital life beyond the smartphone
Tech world eyes digital life beyond the smartphone

The smartphone revolutionised how people live and work, but the technology world is now struggling to see what comes next. As smartphone sales have peaked in most major markets...

9 May 2016

#FreshTech: New Samsung Galaxy A-series
#FreshTech: New Samsung Galaxy A-series

Samsung Electronics South Africa has launched the new Galaxy A-series 2016 range. The new Galaxy A3, A5 and A7 is an aesthetic fusion of metal and glass design, and is targeted at the youth...

6 May 2016

Mall of Africa
Mall of Africa future-ready with Wi-Fi network

Open-access Wi-Fi Network, VAST Networks together with Ruckus Wireless successfully deployed the continent's largest mall Wi-Fi installation, providing consumers and retailers with...

28 Apr 2016

#CommerceMonth: Wooting up e-commerce with Rory Magee
#CommerceMonth: Wooting up e-commerce with Rory Magee

An online PC store that started out in a bedroom in 2007 now has a factory and expansion plans in its midst. This is the story of Wootware; and considering its steady growth...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 25 Apr 2016

Mario Toscano
#CommerceMonth: Why uAfrica's eCommerce Awards have been put on hold

The eCommerce Awards have been put on hold for 2016 in order to focus on 'building e-commerce tools to make e-commerce in South Africa even better'...

By Jessica Taylor 25 Apr 2016

Winemaker, Pieter Walser, put his instincts to the test
Bottling brainwaves

Buried deep in our brains is a complex infrastructure of nerves known as the limbic system that keeps us alive on the most primal level...

20 Apr 2016

Scanning your trolley load in one shot
Scanning your trolley load in one shot

It's a Saturday and you're one of many shoppers standing in a slow-moving queue at a supermarket till. If that store was using radio frequency identification (RFID) which can scan an entire trolley in one action, you would have been home long ago...

By Meshan Morar 19 Apr 2016

Jaco Marais
#CommerceMonth: Speeding things up with KaChing

We asked Jaco Marais, co-founder and managing director, to tell us more about KaChing, how it facilitates commerce and how it has been influenced by e-commerce...

By Cari Van Wyk 18 Apr 2016

PIXO changes the way we use our tablets
PIXO changes the way we use our tablets

Product designer and Design Indaba alumnus Oscar Diaz creates objects that are meaningful for people by re-looking at the seemingly ordinary things we see every day...

By Kate Walker 15 Apr 2016

Products receiver cyclones
GWK unveils Farm Foods factory

GWK unveiled one of the most modern and technologically advanced food production facilities on the continent, the GWK Farm Foods factory...

11 Apr 2016

iFix and Hirsch open repair kiosk in Centurion
iFix and Hirsch open repair kiosk in Centurion

iFix, in partnership with Hirsch, has launched a walk-in, walk-out service kiosk, which offers clients an affordable, efficient and hassle-free way to deal with repairs and servicing of Apple, Huawei and Samsung devices...

4 Apr 2016

Conor Keane, President and CEO of Spring Mobile Solutions with Alastair Gore, MD of Nuva Via.
Spring Mobile Solutions partners with Nuva Via

Spring Mobile Solutions, which provides cloud-based, enterprise-grade mobile applications to consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies globally, has entered into a partnership with local company Nuva Via to expand its South African and African presence...

4 Apr 2016

It's not about quantity, it's about quality of data in retail
It's not about quantity, it's about quality of data in retail

Consumers share data across multiple channels when they research, review and purchase products online. This adds an additional layer to an already large, complex volume of data through which retailers have to trawl to in order to get the business insights they require...

By Gary Allemann 23 Mar 2016

[rAge2016] Michael James on the SA gaming space
[rAge2016] Michael James on the SA gaming space

Throngs of gaming, gadget and tech enthusiasts descended on GrandWest Casino this past weekend...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Mar 2016

The "A" speaker: A solution to noise pollution
The "A" speaker: A solution to noise pollution

Akoustic Arts' "A" speaker is described as the world's most advanced directional speaker because of its ability to create a narrow beam of sound that only the listener can hear...

By Jamie Matroos 22 Mar 2016

Bidorbuy now taking bitcoins
Bidorbuy now taking bitcoins

South Africa's online marketplace bidorbuy.co.za, today announced the addition of bitcoin as a payment method through their partnership with BitX, a leading global bitcoin platform...

10 Mar 2016

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'Detachables' the hot new thing in cooling tablet market

The global market for tablet computers will see another decline in 2016, but one bright spot is in 'detachables' which are gaining as PC replacements, researchers have said...

9 Mar 2016

SA sectors that should reap big data benefits
SA sectors that should reap big data benefits

As corporates increasingly harness the power of big data analytics to improve productivity, gain market share and a competitive edge, there are sectors that are lagging behind by not fully capitalising...

7 Mar 2016

Goodyear unveils spherical concept tyre at Geneva Motor Show
Goodyear unveils spherical concept tyre at Geneva Motor Show

Goodyear unveiled its latest concept tyre, Eagle-360, at the Geneva International Motor Show. After 117 years of making tyres, Goodyear presented its vision of a future tyre that looks radically different...

3 Mar 2016

Google tests digital wallets that can stay in pockets
Google tests digital wallets that can stay in pockets

Google said it is testing ways to let people use digital wallets without having to even take smartphones out of their pockets. The Internet colossus is dabbling with ways to make its Android Pay system...

3 Mar 2016

New app gives Vida e Caffe customers instant loyalty points
New app gives Vida e Caffe customers instant loyalty points

A new study from Juniper Research has found that 1.4 billion loyalty cards were mobile only or integrated into mobile apps in 2015 worldwide. The research forecasts this will rise to 3 billion by 2020...

29 Feb 2016

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