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UN agency: Individual nations should decide on aeroplane laptop ban
UN agency: Individual nations should decide on aeroplane laptop ban

MONTREAL, Canada: It is for each country to decide whether to take security measures such as the British and US partial ban on electronics in commercial aeroplanes...

3 days ago

Canada weighs banning on-flight electronics
Canada weighs banning on-flight electronics

OTTAWA, Canada: Canada is considering prohibiting personal electronics onboard flights from Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa...

22 Mar 2017

Intel, Mobileye deal to make Israel autonomous tech hub
Intel, Mobileye deal to make Israel autonomous tech hub

NEWSWATCH: Intel is buying Israeli autonomous vehicle technology firm Mobileye for an estimated $15 billion...

By Ilse van den Berg 15 Mar 2017

Samsung to undergo strategic realignment
Samsung to undergo strategic realignment

Samsung Electronics South Africa has announced that it will be undertaking a reorganisation of its local operation, which will see the creation of four new business units...

14 Mar 2017

DSE 2017 promises newest hardware, software, distribution tech
DSE 2017 promises newest hardware, software, distribution tech

ATLANTA: Digital Signage Expo (DSE), an international trade show and educational conference dedicated to digital displays, interactive technology...

14 Mar 2017

The workplace is transforming, is your workforce future-ready?
The workplace is transforming, is your workforce future-ready?

In the first session of the workforce transformation breakout session at the Dell EMC Forum, Chris Buchanan, director of Client Solutions at Dell EMC covered the topic of the future-ready workforce...

By Ilse van den Berg 13 Mar 2017

The six rules of digital disruption
The six rules of digital disruption

In his keynote address at the Dell EMC Forum on Thursday, 9 March 2017, Nigel Moulton focussed on transforming for the future...

By Ilse van den Berg 10 Mar 2017

MyBroadband launches its premier business IT magazine
MyBroadband launches its premier business IT magazine

MyBroadband has launched the first edition of the MyBroadband Magazine, which aims to be the premium business IT print publication in South Africa...

Issued by MyBroadband 8 Mar 2017

Wearable gadgets seek permanent place in users' lives
Wearable gadgets seek permanent place in users' lives

Consumers are snapping up fitness trackers, smartwatches and other connected wearable gadgets – but huge numbers wind up in drawers unused...

1 Mar 2017

Tech industry's first shipment of ocean plastics packaging
Tech industry's first shipment of ocean plastics packaging

As a result of a commercial-scale pilot program, Dell has announced the technology industry's first shipment of ocean plastics packaging...

22 Feb 2017

Britain will be 'just fine' post-Brexit: Apple CEO
Britain will be 'just fine' post-Brexit: Apple CEO

Britain will be "just fine" after it leaves the European Union, Apple's chief executive Tim Cook said in an interview broadcast on Friday...

13 Feb 2017

How smart design can solve the e-waste problem
How smart design can solve the e-waste problem

In 2014, the United Nations estimated that humans produced 41.8 million metric tons of electronic waste. That's 92 billion pounds...

By Ed Boyd 6 Feb 2017

Laurence Smith
Protecting goods in transit with proactive surveillance and live monitoring

The transport and logistics sector faces a unique challenge when it comes to securing goods end-to-end throughout the transport process...

By Laurence Smith 3 Feb 2017

Getting a dash cam – what you need to know
Getting a dash cam – what you need to know

If a picture says a thousand words, a video speaks volumes. Hence the popularity of dashboard cameras...

By Jeff Osborne 2 Feb 2017

SA tech startup creates security system for low-income families
SA tech startup creates security system for low-income families

Crime in South Africa's townships is rampant and residents usually cannot afford alarm systems in their homes...

By Lolita Pukwana 26 Jan 2017

Samsung's Note 7 post-mortem
Samsung's Note 7 post-mortem

Following several months of in-depth investigations, Samsung Electronics announced the cause of the Note7 incidents: design and manufacturing flaws associated with the lithium-ion batteries...

25 Jan 2017

How IoT and the internet will merge
How IoT and the internet will merge

The ability to connect machines, devices, sensors, and other everyday things into an intelligent network and make sense out of them, has huge promises...

By Bruce Zhou 25 Jan 2017

SA not cashing in on electronic waste
SA not cashing in on electronic waste

The electronic-waste industry would need at least four times more recycling centres to cater for the rise in the number of devices and household electrical items...

By Thabiso Mochiko 25 Jan 2017

IT and storage technology predictions for 2017
IT and storage technology predictions for 2017

The explosion of data in today's digital economy has resulted in a fundamental shift from using data to run the business to recognising that data is the business...

By Mark Bregman 24 Jan 2017

Apple antitrust suit: Qualcomm overcharged 'billions'
Apple antitrust suit: Qualcomm overcharged 'billions'

Apple sued Qualcomm, accusing the California chipmaker of abusing its market power to demand unfair royalties, echoing charges filed days earlier...

24 Jan 2017

China's largest chip company to build $30bn semiconductor factory
China's largest chip company to build $30bn semiconductor factory

China's largest chip maker has announced it will invest $30 billion to build a new semiconductor factory, as the world's second largest economy seeks to reduce its dependence...

23 Jan 2017

Chinese smartphones: Looking for good value
Chinese smartphones: Looking for good value

Thriving Chinese smartphone manufacturers have developed aggressive strategies to expand into the rest of the world, and SA is high on their priority list...

23 Jan 2017

Sunway TaihuLight, the world's fastest computer
China to develop prototype super, supercomputer in 2017

China plans to develop a prototype exascale computer by the end of the year, state media said Tuesday, as it seeks to win a global race to be the first to build a machine...

19 Jan 2017

How Microsoft's HoloLens is bringing AR to the forefront of industry
How Microsoft's HoloLens is bringing AR to the forefront of industry

Earlier this year, tech juggernaut Microsoft began shipping the developer's version of its HoloLens AR headset...

By Etienne de Villiers 18 Jan 2017

Tech, media and telco predictions for 2017: Deloitte Africa
Tech, media and telco predictions for 2017: Deloitte Africa

Deloitte Africa predicts that over 300 million smartphones, or more than one fifth of units sold in 2017, will have machine learning capabilities within the device...

16 Jan 2017

Top tips for small business owners contemplating a PC purchase
Top tips for small business owners contemplating a PC purchase

If you're a small business owner looking to buy a new PC, these are nine tips to consider before making the purchase...

By Chris Buchanan 13 Jan 2017

Converting scale to value in the digital economy
Converting scale to value in the digital economy

The rise of the digital economy is developing at pace globally and is now probably the single most important driver of innovation and prosperity...

By Yusof Seedat 13 Jan 2017

Recreating the spirit of Silicon Valley in South Africa
Recreating the spirit of Silicon Valley in South Africa

Silicon Valley. That magical place where employees not only work incredibly long hours but also get access to quirky benefits that create an environment...

12 Jan 2017

Smart home hardware and services revenue to exceed $190bn by 2021
Smart home hardware and services revenue to exceed $190bn by 2021

According to new data from Juniper Research, revenues from smart home hardware and services will reach $83 billion this year...

10 Jan 2017

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