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Interview: Kirsten Wilkins of Formula D highlights the importance of tech in the educational sphere

Interview: Kirsten Wilkins of Formula D highlights the importance of tech in the educational sphere

September 8, 2018 • Education, Features, Southern AfricaComments Off on Interview: Kirsten Wilkins of Formula D highlights the importance of tech in the educational sphere

Every day we hear about new revolutionary technologies being launched or developed that could change the way we live and work. Innovations like self-driving cars, robotic assistants and virtual reality headsets have propelled us into the future. Virtual reality, in particular, has come a long way since the conception of the first simulation device in...

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South Africa in recession: What does this mean for us?

September 7, 2018 • Features, Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa in recession: What does this mean for us?

South Africa has officially entered a technical recession, after Stats SA announced on Tuesday, 4 September, that the country’s real gross domestic product had decreased by 0.7% in the second quarter of the year. Stats SA data further showed a revised...

Emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), play a critical role in enabling companies to be ubiquitous, always available, and connected to business ecosystems to survive in the near future.

Interview: Gartner’s Mike Walker Identifies 5 Emerging Technology Trends

September 4, 2018 • Features, General, Top StoriesComments Off on Interview: Gartner’s Mike Walker Identifies 5 Emerging Technology Trends

The 35 must-watch technologies represented on the Gartner Inc. Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2018 revealed five distinct emerging technology trends that will blur the lines between humans and machines. Emerging technologies like artificial...

3 key Instagram blunders retailers should steer clear of

African retailers fare higher than global average

September 3, 2018 • Features, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on African retailers fare higher than global average

According to a study conducted by retail management software company, Vend, over the past year, Africa’s independent retailers enjoyed sales volumes 25% higher than the global average. The 2018 Retail Benchmarks Report compared data from over 13,000...

Acer Spin 5 Review

Acer Spin 5 Review

August 31, 2018 • Features, Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on Acer Spin 5 Review

The Acer Spin 5 is a solid convertible with a screen that rotates 360-degrees on the back. Two strong hinges bind the screen to the main-body which also enables the Spin 5 to rotate. It packs a stylus pen that works decently for taking notes and casual...

Review: HP Pavilion 15

August 30, 2018 • Features, Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on Review: HP Pavilion 15

Over the past few month’s HP has boasted an impressive release of laptops, ranging from the HP Spectre x360, HP Spectre 13 to the HP Chromebook 14 G5. We got to try out the 8th generation Intel Core processor, the 2018 HP Pavilion 15 laptop. The new...

Why you should consider studying AI and Machine Learning

Why you should consider studying AI and Machine Learning

August 19, 2018 • Education, Features, Top StoriesComments Off on Why you should consider studying AI and Machine Learning

We’ve entered an age of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and while many people are still getting used to the idea of AI, education institutions have already started a rollout as part of the curriculum. For years, we’ve adapted to the traditional way of...

Five ways you a can create the perfect password and why you should

Five ways you can create the perfect password and why you should

August 17, 2018 • Features, Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on Five ways you can create the perfect password and why you should

Stories of people being hacked online are becoming more common these days. Many people have had their accounts, whether Facebook or Twitter, compromised.  Avoiding these kinds of hacks means that one needs to use stronger passwords, but this won’t keep...

How digital banking can impact Africa

How digital banking can impact Africa

August 16, 2018 • Features, Finance, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on How digital banking can impact Africa

Mobile money can serve as a gateway to financial inclusion, it enhances the impact of international remittances on development. Digital platforms enable a significantly lower cost to serve and increased cross-selling of products in emerging markets while...

The evolution of the iMac: From the iMac G3 to the iMac Pro

The evolution of the iMac: From the iMac G3 to the iMac Pro

August 16, 2018 • Features, Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on The evolution of the iMac: From the iMac G3 to the iMac Pro

The iMac recently turned 20. Though there have been a variety of different naming conventions and models over the years, Apple recently highlighted the next generation of the MacBook Air that is expected to roll out in October 2018. From the iMac G3 to the...

Virgin Money’s CEO, Andre Hugo

Interview: Virgin Money’s CEO, Andre Hugo – The benefits of going cashless

August 15, 2018 • Features, Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Interview: Virgin Money’s CEO, Andre Hugo – The benefits of going cashless

Want to send, or request, money? Add a recipient. Enter an amount. Press send. Boom. It couldn’t be easier. Virgin Money has launched a peer-to-peer payment app called Spot. The app lets you transfer funds from your linked bank account to a friend’s...

GoCube: The smartest cube of all

GoCube: The smartest cube of all

August 9, 2018 • Features, Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on GoCube: The smartest cube of all

Originally created to help explain three-dimensional geometry to architecture students, the Rubik’s cube has become one of the world’s most iconic puzzle toys. It was never intended to be a toy, but that didn’t stop it from being etched in...

Aerobotics launches their latest vineyard tech

South African startup uses AI to help farmers

July 26, 2018 • Features, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on South African startup uses AI to help farmers

South African startup, Aerobotics, recently announced that they successfully closed its Series A funding round with a raise of approximately $2 million. The data analytics company uses aerial imagery and machine learning algorithms to optimise crop...

Acer, Acer Swift 3, gadgets, laptops

Review: Acer Swift 3

July 22, 2018 • Features, Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on Review: Acer Swift 3

The Acer Swift 3 is a compact lightweight device. It scores highly in terms of looks, build, performance, and features. The laptop has a solid keyboard. With island-style keyboard that feels soft, the Swift 3 offers a decent typing experience for long typing...

Herman Lintvelt, Chief Technology Officer of Custos, a South African startup which embeds imperceptible bitcoin private keys in the digital files.

Interview: Fighting intellectual property pirates with the cloud

July 7, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on Interview: Fighting intellectual property pirates with the cloud

The modern-day pirate has a new target. By stealing original digital content like books and films, they rob hard-working creatives of their intellectual property and income. To address this problem, masterminds at Stellenbosch University devised a solution to...

Syafunda diversifies its reach with Syafunda Plus

Syafunda diversifies its reach with Syafunda Plus

July 7, 2018 • Education, Features, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Syafunda diversifies its reach with Syafunda Plus

Syafunda which means ‘we are learning’ in IsiZulu is a learning and data management platform that provides access to digital content for Math, Science, Entrepreneurship, Financial literacy and digital skills through mobile technology in rural and...