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Most of us take it for granted that we can read another person's emotions through subtleties such as body language, yet this is a real struggle for many others. Enter emotion AI. Researchers at Stanford University modified Google's augmented reality glasses to read emotions in others and notify the wearer....
On 1 July, the grace period for compliance with the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) will come to an end. That means organisations found to be in breach of the act will be liable for fines and even criminal persecution. Given the long lead up to POPIA’s implementation, most...
Installing updates is considered a routine boring task, according to a study commissioned by Kaspersky. The research revealed that four-in-ten (47%) of South Africans admit that the time spent waiting for updates to take place can be used productively and they are making this a reality in their day-to-day...
South African bank, FNB has revealed that contactless payments have surpassed Chip and PIN contact payments for the first time ever among its Credit, Debit, Fusion, and Virtual Card users. The Bank attributes the behavioural shift (from chip contact to contactless) to consumer’s preference and awareness of safer, convenient, and...
Digital technology has not only profoundly altered the way we live our lives, but also changed the pace of communication and commerce, allowing us to do everything, immediately. While this has effectively impacted every aspect of our lives, it also inevitably changed the way we are targeted by fraudsters. Along...
The impact of the global pandemic on businesses revealed inefficiencies in outdated processes and highlighted the benefits of digital transformation. “There are still many organisations using paper-based document processes that are slow, cumbersome and difficult to manage,” says Jeremy Matthews CEO of Dax Data. “In addition, they are highly...
Over the past year or so, digital transformation accelerated at an unprecedented rate in societies around the world. Whether we were working, learning, or staying in touch with friends and family, being online became more critical than ever. Even as vast numbers of people were adapting to their new realities,...
Flutterwave has partnered with Amole to facilitate money transfers into Ethiopia. Through this agreement, Amole Wallet users will be able to send money to bank accounts and cash pickup locations at over 2,500 locations across the country. This news comes at a time when many remittance services in Ethiopia today...
The highly anticipated Digital Transformation Forum 2021 is just a few weeks away. On the 29th of June, DTF2021 aims to bring together a plethora of local and international visionaries across a spectrum of industries — all sharing their first-hand knowledge of real-world digital transformation journeys. At this digital summit,...
mLab has joined forces with the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to launch the AgritourZA Limpopo Innovation Platform.  This initiative is expected to provide a space for 20 local pioneers to showcase their startups, attract investment and foster a community...
Mobile technology is at the heart of Africa’s digital journey thanks to its ability to provide communities with improved work and economic improvements. A great example of how access to online resources is The Haller Foundation’s award-winning mobile app — Haller Farmers.  To unpack this further, IT News Africa’s Jenna...
There is a common misconception that older people (who tend to have less experience with new technologies) are easier to scam online. However, recent data findings from Atlas VPN suggest that just the opposite is true. Millennials and Gen Zers are more likely to fall for phishing emails than their...
As the world went into pandemic lockdown in 2020, consumers shifted their spending habits to embrace contactless tap-and-go payments and online shopping. As stores closed and social distancing took hold, retailers worldwide moved their businesses online, embraced eCommerce and explored the potential of new ways to pay. More than a...
5G is already having a huge impact on smartphone users worldwide and what they expect the technology to deliver in the future, according to the Five Ways to a Better 5G report from Ericsson. Research shows that increased awareness of service and value benefits could have resulted in 22% more smartphone users...
The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) have a significant impact on websites and other digital platforms like social media, email marketing and eCommerce activities. Businesses have until 1 July 2021 to comply and to make their websites compliant. POPIA and GDPR are...
WeThinkCode has opened applications for its tuition-free, two-year software programming course which starts in July. The education institution revealed that there are just one hundred places are available - part of WeThinkCode’s plan to increase its total student intake to 450 in 2021. “We know that South Africa has a...