Intel Compute Stick

ISS 2015: Intel Compute Stick has great potential in Africa

April 28, 2015 • Gadgets and Gaming, Hardware, Top StoriesComments (0)

Smartphones and tablets have boomed in Africa; however, the standard desktop PC has been left behind. At the Intel Solutions Summit 2015, Intel unveiled its latest innovation – the Intel Compute Stick. Laura Crone, Intel’s VP of the Client Computing Group (CCG) and general manager of Channel Platforms and Operations at Intel Corporation...

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South Africa: Asus hosts first Power User Gathering event

April 7, 2015 • Gadgets and Gaming, HardwareComments (0)

Asus South Africa held its first Power User Gathering for gaming enthusiasts and media on Tuesday, 31 March 2015. Hosted at the eminent Focus Rooms in Sunninghill Johannesburg, the event gave attendees a chance to experience some of the company’s...

Ebola Tablet

Google develops Ebola-proof tablet device

March 23, 2015 • Hardware, Top StoriesComments (1)

Google and a group of technology volunteers have developed a tablet device that could help doctors in the fight against Ebola. According to the developers, the tablet has been designed in such a way that it can survive being doused in chlorine; be used while...


DJI Phantom Drone showcases the beauty of Africa

March 19, 2015 • Gadgets and Gaming, Hardware, Top StoriesComments (0)

Technology is fast becoming an essential part of life. While some use technology to keep in contact, do business, or share the latest news on social media – Relais & Châteaux Africa has used it in order to showcase the true beauty of Africa. By...

Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan

Nigerian Government sets up ICT content development office

December 1, 2014 • Hardware, Software, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The Nigerian Government has revealed that it has concluded plans to establish the Office of Nigerian Content Development in ICT. According to the Government, the office is expected to promote local IT products and services in Nigeria as well as across the...


Acer Extensa 15 series revealed

August 1, 2014 • HardwareComments Off

Acer has revealed the Acer Extensa 15 notebook series, which according to the company, has been designed to meet the essential needs of professional users, SMB and SOHO users looking for portability, productivity, and efficiency. The Extensa series is...

Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications, Kwaku Sakyi-Addo, said that data still needs to be tapped in the sector. (Image source: File)

Electronic voting system launched in Ghana

July 14, 2014 • Hardware, Top StoriesComments Off

ICT software development group, Splash Technology, has launched an automatic electronic voting system in Ghana. The system has been dubbed “eVoteMinder”. The voting system is said to come with a full complement of technical and user support...


Dell offers SA & Namibia flexible finance solutions

June 20, 2014 • Hardware, Top StoriesComments Off

Dell is planning on offering increased support to organisations in South Africa and Namibia by offering flexible finance solutions, which protect businesses’ capital reserves and help drive customers’ future growth. The Dell Financial Services Scheme...

Mike Van Lier

Samsung reveals new 840 EVO SSD

June 13, 2014 • Hardware, Top StoriesComments Off

Samsung Electronics revealed the South African availability of the Samsung Solid State Drive (SSD), the 840 EVO. The product is the company’s latest addition to its line-up of SSDs. According to Samsung the SSDs are aimed at enhancing a consumer’s overall...

Bytes Systems Integration has joined forces with Zimbabwe's Realtime Africa to establish new data centres (image source: file photo)

East Africa Data Centre receives award

May 15, 2014 • East Africa, HardwareComments Off

The East Africa Data Centre has been honoured at this year’s Global Telecoms Business (GTB) Innovation awards. The carrier neutral data centre based in Nairobi was named in the “Best Business Service Innovation” category alongside Liquid Telecom Kenya...

Craige Fleischer, Samsung’s Director for Mobile Communications in South Africa (image: Charlie Fripp)

Convergence leads to increased demand for tablets

March 28, 2014 • HardwareComments Off

The shifting dynamics of how people are opting to utilise their personal computers has resulted in a change in the type of device being chosen. Increasingly consumers are requiring mobile devices that can be utilised for both work and play. The...

PC sales see strong decline. (image credit: computer aid international)

Africa: PC sales are in trouble

March 19, 2014 • Hardware, Top StoriesComments Off

According to the latest results released by International Data Corporation (IDC), the Personal Computer (PC) market in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) are in a bit of trouble, as it continued to decline in sales the fourth quarter of 2013. The report...

The Gobandlovu Primary School is among those that lack both a library and basic computer equipment with internet access. (image: Wipro)

Wipro opens Computer Learning Incubator in SA

March 14, 2014 • HardwareComments Off

Wipro, a global Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing company, has launched a Computer Learning Incubator and a library at the Gobandlovu Primary School, located in Esikhawini in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The Gobandlovu Primary School is among...

HP CEO Meg Whitman (image: Shutterstock)

Qualcomm acquires Palm from HP

January 24, 2014 • Company News, HardwareComments Off

Chip maker Qualcomm Incorporated and HP today announced that Qualcomm Incorporated has acquired a patent portfolio from Hewlett-Packard Company, Hewlett-Packard Development Co LP and Palm Inc. The portfolio, comprising approximately 1,400 granted patents and...

HP South Africa today announced the availability of the HP Officejet Pro X Series (image: HP)

HP’s Guinness World Record printer now available in SA

January 23, 2014 • Gadgets and Gaming, Hardware, Top StoriesComments Off

HP South Africa today announced the availability of the HP Officejet Pro X Series, which has been named the world’s fastest desktop printer as recognised by Guinness World Records. The HP Officejet Pro X Series was Guinness World Records-certified for the...

Lenovo, HP top 2013 PC sales (Image Credit:Blouin News)

PC shipments take a major dip in 2013 – including in Africa

January 13, 2014 • Hardware, Top StoriesComments Off

Worldwide PC shipments totalled 82.6 million units in the fourth quarter of 2013, a 6.9 per cent decline from the fourth quarter of 2012, according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc. This is the seventh consecutive quarter of shipment decline....