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Robots show 'personality' at CES 2017

Professor Einstein rolls his eyes, sticks out his tongue, and can give a simple explanation of the theory of relativity...

9 Jan 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Zuckerberg builds AI butler for his home
Zuckerberg builds AI butler for his home

Mark Zuckerberg's artificial intelligence-imbued software "butler" - named Jarvis - is now in service, and even plays with his family, the Facebook chief said on Monday.

21 Dec 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Artificial intelligence creeps into daily life
Artificial intelligence creeps into daily life

Mark Zuckerberg envisions a software system inspired by the "Iron Man" character Jarvis as a virtual butler managing his household...

20 Dec 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Twitch reveals IRL feature that blurs lines between game, real life
Twitch reveals IRL feature that blurs lines between game, real life

On Amazon's streaming game platform Twitch, the world of gaming is being intermingled with real life. A feature unveiled Thursday by Amazon called IRL...

19 Dec 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

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

An agile jumping robot that was inspired by some of the animal world's best leapers could one day help in rescue efforts...

8 Dec 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Oracle acquires cyber attack target Dyn
Oracle acquires cyber attack target Dyn

Oracle on Monday announced it is buying Dyn, a web traffic management firm recently hit with a cyber attack that closed off the internet...

22 Nov 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Facebook buys facial recognition startup FacioMetrics
Facebook buys facial recognition startup FacioMetrics

Facebook on Wednesday said that it has bought facial recognition startup FacioMetrics, potentially using the technology for photo or video effects...

21 Nov 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Samsung to buy US auto parts supplier Harman for $8bn
Samsung to buy US auto parts supplier Harman for $8bn

Samsung Electronics said on Monday it would buy US auto parts maker Harman International Industries for $8 billion in a bid to enter the growing market...

15 Nov 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

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Android gets record 87.5% of smartphone market: survey

Google's Android operating system captured a record-high 87.5% of the global smartphone market in the third quarter...

7 Nov 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Oracle seals $9.3bn NetSuite acquisition
Oracle seals $9.3bn NetSuite acquisition

US software giant Oracle said Saturday that it has sealed its $9.3 billion acquisition of cloud computing company NetSuite...

7 Nov 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Wipro to acquire Appirio in R500m deal
Wipro to acquire Appirio in R500m deal

Wipro Limited, an IT, consulting and business process services company, has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Appirio...

3 Nov 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Microsoft aims at Apple with high-end PCs, 3D software
Microsoft aims at Apple with high-end PCs, 3D software

Microsoft launched a new consumer offensive on Wednesday, unveiling a high-end computer that challenges the Apple iMac...

28 Oct 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Tech titans form artificial intelligence alliance
Tech titans form artificial intelligence alliance

Major technology firms have joined forces in a partnership on artificial intelligence, aiming to cooperate on "best practices" on using the technology...

3 Oct 2016

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Google's bid for smarter messaging hits market

US internet giant Google launched Wednesday a smart messaging app aimed at muscling into a busy market with popular rivals...

22 Sep 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Google smartphone expected at 4 Oct. event
Google smartphone expected at 4 Oct. event

Google late Monday sent out invitations to an event on 4 October, hinting that the internet titan will show off a new smartphone...

21 Sep 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

UK tech sector in shakeup under Hewlett Packard deal
UK tech sector in shakeup under Hewlett Packard deal

British group Micro Focus will merge with some of Hewlett Packard Enterprise's software assets, the pair said, in a further consolidation...

12 Sep 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

HP Enterprise to spin off non-core software assets
HP Enterprise to spin off non-core software assets

Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced plans Wednesday to spin off its non-core software assets, to be merged with British software group Micro Focus...

9 Sep 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Genesys to acquire Interactive Intelligence in $1.4b deal
Genesys to acquire Interactive Intelligence in $1.4b deal

Genesys and Interactive Intelligence Group Inc. have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement...

6 Sep 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Dell-EMC merger set to finalise
Dell-EMC merger set to finalise

Dell Inc. and EMC Corp. has announced that they intend to close a transaction to combine Dell and EMC on Wednesday, 7 September...

31 Aug 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Windows 10 to take longer to reach billion-device goal
Windows 10 to take longer to reach billion-device goal

Microsoft said it will take longer than initially expected for Windows 10 to reach a billion devices due to the lack of traction in its smartphone business...

19 Jul 2016

UNITED STATES

Transport of the future takes many shapes at tech show
Transport of the future takes many shapes at tech show

In the future world of mobility, you might be traveling in a car, on a bike or a personal air transporter - with a range of new possibilities raised by connected technology...

12 Jan 2016

UNITED STATES

Nutanix: Acropolis and Prism to deliver invisible infrastructure for next-generation enterprise computing
Nutanix: Acropolis and Prism to deliver invisible infrastructure for next-generation enterprise computing

At the .NEXT Conference, Nutanix unveiled its next-generation Xtreme Computing Platform (XCP) to deliver invisible infrastructure...

10 Jun 2015

FRANCE

European privacy watchdogs probe Facebook; EU wants to 'finalise' Google market abuse probe
European privacy watchdogs probe Facebook; EU wants to 'finalise' Google market abuse probe

PARIS, FRANCE: European data protection authorities have joined forces to probe Facebook's privacy controls, a French watchdog said on Thursday, putting the popular US social media giant under fresh pressure...

17 Apr 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

The future of mobile exam preparation, Q&A with George Burgess
The future of mobile exam preparation, Q&A with George Burgess

Inspired by the global mindset of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs while at Stanford, Burgess explains what Gojimo means for the industry, and why SA...

By Jessica Taylor 2 Apr 2015

UNITED STATES

Yahoo sees 'end-to-end' email encryption by year-end
Yahoo sees 'end-to-end' email encryption by year-end

WASHINGTON DC, US: Yahoo said Sunday it plans to introduce "end-to-end encryption" for email this year to boost privacy protection for users concerned about snooping from governments or hackers...

16 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

Fierce battle looms on US 'open Internet' rules
Fierce battle looms on US 'open Internet' rules

WASHINGTON, US: US regulators meet Thursday to vote on rules aimed at heading off Internet "fast lanes," although it may not be the end of a years-long battle...

25 Feb 2015

UNITED STATES

Newsweek Twitter feed hijacked by pro-IS hacker
Newsweek Twitter feed hijacked by pro-IS hacker

WASHINGTON, US: Newsweek's Twitter feed was briefly hijacked on Tuesday by hackers who displayed messages supporting the Islamic State group...

12 Feb 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

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

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