City of Tshwane bags international award for TshWi-Fi TV
City of Tshwane bags international award for TshWi-Fi TV

The City of Tshwane's mission to be the most connected city on the African continent continues to garner international acclaim. This time the City's TshWi-Fi TV project is a winner in the FIRE Africa Awards 2016, held on Tuesday in Guadalajara, Mexico during the 2016 Internet Governance Forum.

18 hours ago

However you word it, Uber is a taxi company... UK judgement says
However you word it, Uber is a taxi company... UK judgement says

New technology has been disrupting traditional models of doing business for many years and legislation has struggled to keep up. It often falls to the courts to develop the law in this regard. Uber may have disrupted the taxi industry with their self-employment scheme, but they failed to have any effect on the UK Employment Tribunal.

By Sharon Snell 18 hours ago

Tech could be the answer to levelling the access-to-healthcare playing field
Tech could be the answer to levelling the access-to-healthcare playing field

We so often hear stories of the hardships associated with accessibility to high quality healthcare, but for many the nearest doctor, let alone specialist, can be many hours away.

By Cathy Smith 19 hours ago

Belgium region Wallonia open for SA businesses expanding to Europe
Belgium region Wallonia open for SA businesses expanding to Europe

The Wallonia export investment agency, AWEX, is active encouraging South African businesses expanding into Europe to make the southern Belgian region of Wallonia their home base.

20 hours ago

Virtual reality, chatbots will dominate CX by 2020
Virtual reality, chatbots will dominate CX by 2020

The relationship brands have with their customers is set to undergo a technological revolution causing the number of human-to-human interactions to fall significantly, according to new research released by Oracle.

21 hours ago

Salto the high-jumping robot could aid in earthquakes, building collapses
Salto the high-jumping robot could aid in earthquakes, building collapses

MIAMI: An agile jumping robot that was inspired by some of the animal world's best leapers could one day help in rescue efforts after earthquakes or building collapses, US scientists said on Tuesday.

22 hours ago

Onyx Connect to build Africa's first smartphone plant
Onyx Connect to build Africa's first smartphone plant

According to a report by TimesLive, South African startup Onyx Connect is set to become the first to manufacture smartphones in Africa.

22 hours ago

Data underpins the digitalisation journey
Data underpins the digitalisation journey

Given the increasingly connected nature of the world, it is hardly surprising that companies are focused on becoming digital enterprises. Claude Schuck, regional manager for Africa at Veeam, says the resulting impact that this will have on data means disaster recovery should remain a priority.

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From left: CEO Robbie Venter, founder and chairman Dr Bill Venter and former Altron TMT CEO Craig Venter
Altron announces R400m investment and corporate shake-up

JSE-listed technology group Altron has announced that it has reached agreement with Value Capital Partners Proprietary Limited (VCP) regarding a capital investment of R400 million into Altron, subject to regulatory and shareholder approval.

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Top ten predictions from Ericsson headed up by AI
Top ten predictions from Ericsson headed up by AI

Ericsson Consumer Lab has produced its sixth edition of its annual trend report The 10 Hot Consumer Trends for 2017 and beyond. AI is an important theme this year and consumers see it playing a much more prominent role than before - both in society and at work. Thirty-five percent of advanced internet users want an AI advisor at work, and one in four would like an AI as his or her manager.

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Natural language processing to bridge gap between computer and human cognitive thinking
Natural language processing to bridge gap between computer and human cognitive thinking

Machines have been working for humans for thousands of years across all manner of labour-intensive tasks, from lifting water out of a well to assembling cars. Automation of manual work is well-established and pervasive as a phenomenon - today there are very few manual tasks that could not be performed by a machine.

By Andrew Quixley 1 day ago

Samsung wins over Apple in $399m patent appeal
Samsung wins over Apple in $399m patent appeal

WASHINGTON: The US Supreme Court on Tuesday tossed out a $399 million patent award from Samsung over copying Apple's iPhone design, sending the case back to a lower court.

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'Intelligent enterprise' - the decade's most impactful trend
'Intelligent enterprise' - the decade's most impactful trend

Zebra Technologies Corporation, a global provider of solutions and services that give enterprises real-time visibility into their operations, has announced that global leaders from healthcare, retail, transportation and logistics (T&L), and manufacturing validate the 'intelligent enterprise' as the defining trend of the decade for industries globally.

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