African developers celebrated at F8 developer conference
African developers celebrated at F8 developer conference

At the annual F8 developer conference, held in San Jose, California, African developers shared the stage with Facebook and developers from around the world, showcasing products and services they have created for their local communities and the global market.

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Five IoT security risks and ways to secure yourself
Five IoT security risks and ways to secure yourself

It is expected that there will be 3.9 IoT (internet of things) based devices per person by 2020.

By Yana Vardomatskaya 2 days ago

Praise for probe into cellphone industry
Praise for probe into cellphone industry

Analysts have welcomed the Competition Commission's call for a wider investigation into competition in the cellphone data and voice market, saying this could further stimulate competition and level the playing field for small operators.

By Thabiso Mochiko 2 days ago

Cognifide reports on the Adobe US Summit 2017 in Vegas
Cognifide reports on the Adobe US Summit 2017 in Vegas

In a dazzling splash of lights, big screens and booming sound, Adobe hosted over 12,000 attendees at their 2017 Summit in Las Vegas.

By Jay Smith 2 days ago

The opportunity that is the small screen
The opportunity that is the small screen

Those of us who work in South Africa's 'traditional' corporate sector are often surprised by some of the work practices and technology habits outside of the upstairs corner office.

By Mike Laws 2 days ago

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Mastercard introduces biometric shopping card

Mastercard has launched a biometric card that uses fingerprints to enable purchases, revealing that it had been piloting the card, a global first for the company, in SA.

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Director of connectivity programs, Yael Maguire at F8 event
F8: Connectivity, artificial intelligence and more from day two

Day two of F8 2017, saw chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer, director of connectivity programs, Yael Maguire; director of applied machine learning, Joaquin Quiñonero Candela; chief scientist of Oculus research, Michael Abrash; and VP of engineering and building 8 Regina Dugan present their keynote thoughts.

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Apple touts greater use of recycled metal in gadgets

NEW YORK, US - Apple wants to "one day" end the need to mine materials from the earth to make its gadgets, the technology giant said in its annual environmental responsibility report out Thursday.

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Etihad, Diehl to develop 3D-printed inflight entertainment cover plate
Etihad, Diehl to develop 3D-printed inflight entertainment cover plate

Etihad Airways Engineering and Diehl Aerosystems have collaborated to develop and manufacture an inflight entertainment (IFE) cover plate. It will be installed in economy seats on several aircraft of a Middle Eastern airline.

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Mobile penetration in Africa reaches 80%
Mobile penetration in Africa reaches 80%

LAGOS, Nigeria -There are 960 million mobile subscriptions across Africa - an 80% penetration rate among the continent's population. Internet penetration is at 18% with 216 million internet users, according to the latest Jumia mobile trend report for Africa.

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ICASA, Mozambique collaborate on broadcast services
ICASA, Mozambique collaborate on broadcast services

South Africa and Mozambique are collaborating on spectrum management for telecommunications and broadcasting services.

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Water scarcity and smart technology solutions

There is a sense of relief following the recent downpour in Cape Town and many hope it marks the beginning of the much needed wet winter the city is known for. Following heavy rains in the rest of the country, Cape Town is patiently awaiting its turn. The question is not only whether these anticipated rains will come, but whether it will be enough to relieve the current water crisis the city is facing? According to the World Resources Institute (WRI), South Africa is predicted to continue experiencing high levels of water stress.

By Laura Caetano 2 days ago

BREAKING: Barclays Accelerator reveals 2017 Africa programme participants
BREAKING: Barclays Accelerator reveals 2017 Africa programme participants

Last night, Thursday, 20 April 2017, saw the announcement of the top 10 companies selected for the Barclays Accelerator 2017 Africa programme.

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