Home Features Page 2

Features

In-depth analyses of the top Tech stories

In a rare television broadcast Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, described the COVID-19 pandemic as “Germany's biggest challenge since the Second World War”. It has indeed proved to be a crisis of global proportion with material implications for the economies and livelihoods of all. Governments across the globe have locked...
A man in Nigeria was sentenced to death via the popular video conferencing app Zoom this week - this after courts in Nigeria turn to video-conferencing platforms as the country struggles under nationwide lockdown due to COVID-19. CNN reports that in a virtual court hearing on Monday, Olalekan Hameed was...
A few days after South Africa began its nationwide lockdown, the health minister, Dr. Zweli Mkhize tweeted a warning to the citizens of the republic to beware of fake news. https://twitter.com/drzwelimkhize/status/1245021954404487176?lang=en He would go on to say that during this time we must tell the truth to prevent the spread. Since...
The Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) has reported that the number of commercially available 5G devices had increased by 41% in the last month, with 95 different 5G devices now commercially available out of more than 280 announced devices. This demonstrates continued and significant growth since March, which recorded 253...
Digitisation can be part of the solution to climate change but storing digital data that is never used can also consume an enormous amount of energy and, as a result, produce CO2 that need never have been wasted. According to South African Tech Solutions company, Veritas, an estimated 5.8 million...
Over the weekend, the United Kingdom was host to a series of attacks on phone towers with at least 20 phone tower masts vandalized, and at least 3 of those towers set alight in a storm of ignorance and fear fueled by the spreading of fake news and misinformation,...
Global restrictions to encourage social distancing have meant that mining projects have either slowed or been put on hold until further notice. There is no doubt that mining executives are beginning to feel nervous as the spread of the virus accelerates. Share-prices of listed mining companies are in a downward...
Takealot's food delivery platform Mr. D Food is now testing the delivery of essential goods to certain locations in South Africa during the nationwide lockdown. Deliveries take place from 08:00 to 17:00 on weekdays. The company is planning to expand outlets and trading times as soon as they can, emails...
Smartphone users will often see the prompts about allowing a certain app to access location services. Often times these apps will request location access when a user is attempting to view a map or when a user wants to send a location pin. However, there are times when an attempt...
Any sort of business call nowadays starts with “So, how has working from home been?” The inevitable response is something between acceptance and mild indignation. For some, working from home is a blessing in disguise. There are those amongst us that prefer the quiet of their own abode, the...
With a fair portion of the world practising social-distancing, self-isolation and enforced lockdowns, navigating your social life has been reduced to the stories, the posts and the comments seen on social media platforms. To make keeping up with your favourites a little simpler, Instagram has added a 'close friends' function...
Spreading faster than any virus, all misinformation needs to reach us is one click, one-touch - reaching us in our homes as we survive lockdowns. Governments all over the world are desperately trying to curb fake news and its spread, they try to veer the information-seeking towards legitimate and...
The global COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted world economies, international travel relations and even forced entire countries into lockdown in order to curb the spread. This means that people from all over have been looking for ways to keep themselves connected and entertained despite living in lawful isolation. To ensure you're prepared,...
Around the world, about 35 companies and institutions are racing to craft the much-needed vaccine for COVID-19, and The Guardian reports, that at least four of them have candidates ready for human trials. At the forefront of these candidates is a proposed vaccine from Boston-based biotech Moderna, which is expected...
With thousands of disparate voices in the media all reporting simultaneously from all across the world, it can be difficult to find a singular all-informative source when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic that has so shocked societies across the Earth. Especially now as countries call for closures and lockdowns,...
The Summit supercomputer, the fastest supercomputer on Earth, has more computing power than any other non-distributed system. Earlier this month, the US Department and Energy announced that it will turn the system's enormous computing power towards the COVID-19 pandemic. The machine has been crunching the numbers and has since identified...
- Advertisement -

Get in touch

9,200FansLike
22,698FollowersFollow
555SubscribersSubscribe

Recent Posts