Evan-Lee Courie
Q&A: Grant Hinds on being at the top of his game

Q&A: Grant Hinds on being at the top of his game[Evan-Lee Courie] The V&A Museum in London, England is currently showcasing an exhibition solely devoted to the contemporary art of video games and local gamer, Grant Hinds, is the only South African gamer to have a vlog featured in the exhibition...

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Iain Fenton
Esports: Geemax on streaming for South Africa

Esports: Geemax on streaming for South Africa[Iain Fenton] George Smith AKA Geemax is a 28-year-old South African video game streamer hailing from Johannesburg. He is currently one of the most popular South African video game streamers around and is also a well-known shout caster...

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Simon McCullough
The rise and rise of the decentralised web

The rise and rise of the decentralised web[Simon McCullough] While the internet isn't technically centralised, it is monolithic and monopolised in practice...

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Brian Timperley
The connected business society

The connected business society
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[Brian Timperley] In today's more digital world, businesses have started to focus less on the amount of data consumed and more on just having fast and reliable connectivity...

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Evan-Lee Courie
Happy 20th Birthday, Google!

Happy 20th Birthday, Google![Evan-Lee Courie] September 2018 marks the celebration of 20 years of Google...

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Barry Louzada
Esports in SA: 5 myths dispelled (for brands)

Barry Louzada[Barry Louzada] Back when I first competed in esports 20 years ago, players were competing to win simple prizes like a new keyboard...

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Kerry Hope
Four ways to profit from IoT

Four ways to profit from IoT
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[Kerry Hope] More and more South African organisations are looking to profit from IoT. According to Vodafone's 2015 M2M Barometer Report, 35% of organisations in Africa now have M2M deployments in place...

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Jarryd Chatz
Part IV: How information travels on the internet

Part IV: How information travels on the internet
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[Jarryd Chatz] You don't need to be in IT to understand the ins and outs of the internet. This 'how the internet works' series will teach you everything you need to know about the internet...

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Ilse van den Berg
New Cape Town/Brazil subsea cable to boost SA broadband

New Cape Town/Brazil subsea cable to boost SA broadband
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[Ilse van den Berg] Did you know that 98% of your global data travels under the ocean on subsea fibre optic cables, not via satellites?

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Jarryd Chatz
Part III: The rules and language of the internet

Part III: The rules and language of the internet
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[Jarryd Chatz] Our 'how the internet works' series is dedicated to helping you understand what the internet is, what it does, and how it works...

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Jarryd Chatz
Part II: The infrastructure that makes up the network of networks

Part II: The infrastructure that makes up the network of networks
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[Jarryd Chatz] Have you ever wondered "what is the internet really?" You're not alone. That's why I've developed a series of posts to explain how the internet works...

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Dawie de Wet
What's needed for large-scale satellite networks is not only technology

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Dr Dawie de Wet
[Dawie de Wet] The success of the mobile market and the rapid adoption of the smartphone is often listed as a reference and motivation as to why large-scale satellite networks can be successful in Africa - a "if they can do it, we can do it" type of thinking...

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Alan Knott-Craig
The internet will be free one day

The internet will be free one day[Alan Knott-Craig] What is the one thing your kids can't live without? It's not water. It's not electricity. It's not school. It's the internet...

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Jarryd Chatz
Part I: What is the internet?

Part I: What is the internet?
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[Jarryd Chatz] It's hard to imagine the world today with no internet - without it, internet service providers would certainly not exist. Yet, there are still many who don't really understand how it works. Or, more importantly, what the internet really is...

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Andy Walker
This is how global internet speeds changed in 2017

This is how global internet speeds changed in 2017
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[Andy Walker] You may not feel it if you're still using ADSL over century-old copper lines in South Africa, but global internet speeds over both fixed broadband and mobile networks have increased in 2017.

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Hadlee Simons
Netflix in South Africa: fastest ISPs revealed for September

Netflix in South Africa: fastest ISPs revealed for September[Hadlee Simons] Netflix launched in South Africa more than a year ago, officially supporting the region with TV shows and movies. But the streaming service has also recently added South Africa to its monthly ISP Speed Index...

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Duduzile Mkhwanazi
Internet access is your basic right, here's why

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Photo by Peignault Laurent on Unsplash
[Duduzile Mkhwanazi] Your municipality is responsible for providing you with the services you need to satisfy your basic needs, according to the South African Constitution.

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Hadlee Simons
Vumatel explains planned R89/month fibre internet in Alexandra

Vumatel explains planned R89/month fibre internet in Alexandra[Hadlee Simons] Fibre provider Vumatel made headlines in local tech publications last week when it revealed plans to deliver 100Mbps fibre internet to residents of Alexandra for just R89 a month...

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Boris Dzhingarov
Three ways building a company intranet increases productivity - Monetary Library

Boris Dzhingarov[Boris Dzhingarov] For your team to be effective in executing their daily tasks, they need an organised way of accessing information - like an intranet...

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Hadlee Simons
Unsure about fibre coverage in South Africa? This map will help

Unsure about fibre coverage in South Africa? This map will help[Hadlee Simons] Fibre-based service provider Otel is busy laying out its own infrastructure, but it also sells data packages on other open-access fibre networks...

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