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Samsung sells printing unit to HP for $1.05bn
Samsung sells printing unit to HP for $1.05bn

Samsung Electronics will sell its printer business to US computer maker HP, the companies said Monday, as the South Korean giant accelerates...

13 Sep 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

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Big electronics makers to merge in $15bn deal

Electronic component maker Analog Devices announced a deal on Tuesday to buy rival Linear Technology for $15 billion...

28 Jul 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Rugged computers a game-changer in critical field rescue situations
Rugged computers a game-changer in critical field rescue situations

New advanced technological solutions are changing the security, public safety, and law enforcement sectors to the very core and for the better....

By Jerker Hellström 2 Jul 2015

UNITED STATES

Amazon TV stick goes abroad, gets new features
Amazon TV stick goes abroad, gets new features

WASHINGTON DC, US: Amazon has announced its Fire TV media stick for streaming video is being sold in Britain and Germany, as part of a push to expand its online television services...

31 Mar 2015

UNITED STATES

Apple Watch may move the needle on wearable tech
Apple Watch may move the needle on wearable tech

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Apple launched its first new product category since 2010, with its smartwatch...

10 Mar 2015

UNITED STATES

US electronics chain RadioShack pulls plug
US electronics chain RadioShack pulls plug

NEW YORK CITY, US: Struggling US consumer electronics chain RadioShack filed for bankruptcy protection on Thursday, pulling the plug after failing to compete with big-box stores and online retailers...

6 Feb 2015

UNITED STATES

Video shows blind mother seeing baby for first time
Video shows blind mother seeing baby for first time

WASHINGTON, US: A video that went viral this week showed a legally blind mother in Canada seeing her newborn child for the first time, thanks to vision-enhancing glasses... (Video)

27 Jan 2015

UNITED STATES

'Selfie sticks' give new perspective at tech show
'Selfie sticks' give new perspective at tech show

LAS VEGAS, US: 'Selfie sticks' - lightweight monopods that hold smartphones to get a better angle for self portraits - are making the tech community view things from a new perspective...

12 Jan 2015

UNITED STATES

The flying 'dirtbox' spies on mobile users
The flying 'dirtbox' spies on mobile users

SAN FRANCISCO, US: US spies on mobile phones from the sky: report...

17 Nov 2014

UNITED STATES

US village is cell phone free and loving it
US village is cell phone free and loving it

GREEN BANK, US: In this rural speck of hyper-connected America, it's easier to hear a cow moo than a cell phone ring...

17 Nov 2014

UNITED STATES

Amazon's Fire Stick streams Netflix, Hulu and others
Amazon's Fire Stick streams Netflix, Hulu and others

NEW YORK, USA: Amazon has unveiled a new media stick allowing users to stream content to television sets, challenging Google's Chromecast device released last year.

28 Oct 2014

UNITED STATES

A $50 price cut for Xbox consoles without Kinect
A $50 price cut for Xbox consoles without Kinect

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Microsoft announced it is temporarily trimming the price of its Xbox One video game consoles in the United States by $50 in a move aimed at boosting holiday season sales.

28 Oct 2014

UNITED STATES

Nokia name dropped from Lumia smartphones
Nokia name dropped from Lumia smartphones

WASHINGTON, USA: Microsoft said it is dropping the Nokia name from its Lumia smartphones following the purchase of the company earlier this year.

27 Oct 2014

UNITED STATES

Eustace breaks sound barrier in jump from space
Eustace breaks sound barrier in jump from space

WASHINGTON, USA: A Google executive, Alan Eustace, set a new record by jumping successfully from near the top of the stratosphere, 41,000m above the Earth and, in the process, broke the sound barrier as he fell.

27 Oct 2014

UNITED STATES

Microsoft's earning are pie in the cloud
Microsoft's earning are pie in the cloud

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Microsoft reported quarterly profits ahead of most expectations, as revenues got a boost from its Xbox consoles and Internet "cloud" services for enterprises.

24 Oct 2014

UNITED STATES

Amazon's loss reaches $437m but outlook is confusing
Amazon's loss reaches $437m but outlook is confusing

NEW YORK, USA: Amazon says its loss in the last quarter rose to $437m after a series of product launches including new phones, tablets and television programs had failed to provide profits for the company.

24 Oct 2014

UNITED STATES

IBM sells chip unit but bleeds money
IBM sells chip unit but bleeds money

NEW YORK, USA: IBM reported a collapse of its third-quarter profits because of the $4.7bn cost of offloading its micro-chip business to GlobalFoundries.

21 Oct 2014

UNITED STATES

Google profits fall as ad revenue declines
Google profits fall as ad revenue declines

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: The rise of smartphone use to access the internet has slowed the number of clicks on advertisements and cut into profits earned by Google in the third quarter of the year. revealed.

20 Oct 2014

UNITED STATES

GTAT wants court to cancel Apple's sapphire contract
GTAT wants court to cancel Apple's sapphire contract

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: A supplier enlisted to make sapphire screens for Apple mobile devices has asked a bankruptcy court to free it from contracts that it branded "oppressive and burdensome."

14 Oct 2014

UNITED STATES

Hackers steal Snapchat images offer them online
Hackers steal Snapchat images offer them online

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: A huge trove of evidently intercepted Snapchat images and videos were exposed online last week, raising fears about what may be revealed in messages intended to vanish seconds after being viewed.

13 Oct 2014

UNITED STATES

Ultra-fast internet connections coming
Ultra-fast internet connections coming

WASHINGTON, USA: Really high speed Internet connections are likely open up new kinds of communication such as "telepresence" and improve services such as remote health care, a survey of experts has shown.

10 Oct 2014

UNITED STATES

Hewlett-Packard to separate into two divisions
Hewlett-Packard to separate into two divisions

NEW YORK, USA: Hewlett-Packard said it would split into two separate, listed companies with its computer and printer businesses in one company and its corporate hardware and services operations in another.

7 Oct 2014

UNITED STATES

iPhone 6 prototype selling for $99,800 on eBay
iPhone 6 prototype selling for $99,800 on eBay

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Bidding for a rare prototype of Apple's new-generation iPhone 6 neared a whopping $100,000 on eBay, after the device appeared to have accidentally landed in a buyer's hands.

7 Oct 2014

UNITED STATES

iPhone mess: software glitch and phones bend
iPhone mess: software glitch and phones bend

WASHINGTON, USA: Apple released and then abruptly pulled back an update for the iOS software used on the iPhone after users complained of bugs, including one that disabled cellular service.

26 Sep 2014

UNITED STATES

New warning on computer vulnerability from US
New warning on computer vulnerability from US

WASHINGTON, USA: The US government and computer security researchers warned of a vulnerability in some computer operating systems which potentially allow widespread attacks by hackers.

26 Sep 2014

UNITED STATES

More than 10m iPhone 6 units sold last weekend
More than 10m iPhone 6 units sold last weekend

WASHINGTON, USA: Apple broke its sales record for an opening weekend delivering 10m iPhone 6 unites in the first three days and boasting it could have sold more if it had them.

23 Sep 2014

UNITED STATES

Samsung's 'phablet' Note 4 on sale from 17 October
Samsung's 'phablet' Note 4 on sale from 17 October

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Samsung announced that its eagerly-anticipated Note 4 "phablet" will be released on 17 October.

22 Sep 2014

UNITED STATES

Bezos in deal to build rocket engines
Bezos in deal to build rocket engines

WASHINGTON, USA: The aerospace company Blue Origin has struck a deal to build a US-made rocket engine that aims to eliminate reliance on Russian engines for American satellite launches.

19 Sep 2014

UNITED STATES

Apple's encryption tool locks out governments
Apple's encryption tool locks out governments

WASHINGTON, USA: Apple is rolling-out new privacy protection for iPhones and iPads, with a system that makes it impossible for the company to unlock a device even with a warrant.

19 Sep 2014

UNITED STATES

Android One smartphone to cost $105 in India
Android One smartphone to cost $105 in India

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Google has launched a $105 smartphone in India, taking aim at emerging markets as part of an initiative called Android One.

16 Sep 2014

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