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Interview: Why immersive learning is the next big thing

January 11, 2019 • Education, Features, Top StoriesComments (0)

Immersive learning is set to reshape how the world learns using technology, and to keep up, South Africa is urged to embrace this tech-type of learning or risk being left behind. This type of learning could fundamentally change the way young South Africans absorb information and forms an integral part of the learning revolution the [&hellip...

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Freshworks joins Digital Retail Forum 2019 as sponsor

January 11, 2019 • Events, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments (0)

International business software company, Freshworks has been announced as a sponsor for the highly anticipated Digital Retail Forum 2019, set to take place on 30 January 2019 at the Hilton Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa. Under the theme...

Liquid Telecom appoints new Regional CEO for MEWA

Liquid Telecom appoints new Regional CEO for MEWA

January 11, 2019 • People, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Liquid Telecom has appointed Mohamed Abdel Bassit as its new Regional CEO for Middle East and West Africa (MEWA). Based in Cairo, Bassit will oversee the group’s expansion further into MEWA following the recent news that it is investing US$400m in the...

Samsung Galaxy S10 will be revealed in February

Samsung Galaxy S10 will be revealed in February

January 11, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments (0)

Welcome to the next generation. Galaxy Unpacked on February 20, 2019. #SamsungEvent pic.twitter.com/M1Gh0F9Fs5 — Samsung Mobile (@SamsungMobile) January 10, 2019 Samsung’s Unpacked event has been announced for the 20th of February where its latest...

CES 2019

CES 2019: Human Capable unveils Norm smart glasses

January 11, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments (0)

Human Capable has introduced Norm Glasses at CES 2019. As revealed by the company, Norm glasses are barely distinguishable from regular sunglasses; however, they have a “mini computer” embedded inside the frame, including CPU, memory, battery, speakers,...

Vox broadens fibre-to-the-home network with new partnership

Vox broadens fibre-to-the-home network with new partnership

January 11, 2019 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Integrated ICT and infrastructure provider Vox has announced its partnership with Netstream and SA Digital Villages as it works on broadening the reach and availability of its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) offerings. In addition to using its own fibre...

4 key trends that will strategically shape retail in 2019

January 10, 2019 • Retail, Top StoriesComments (0)

As convenience retail continues to grow as an industry sector, retailers must remain focused on the most significant trends that will see their businesses flourish, and in so doing, strengthen their standing in the ever-competitive retail environment....

WhereIsMyTransport

South African startup secures additional $1.85 million funding

January 10, 2019 • Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

WhereIsMyTransport has received an investment of USD 1.85 million from Liil Ventures and Goodwell Investments as part of its Series A funding round. The investment has been secured as the company expands its digital mapping of formal and informally run public...

Chrome’s ad-block rolls out in June

Chrome’s ad-block rolls out in June

January 10, 2019 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Google joined the Coalition for Better Ads after their Standards for North America and Europe were published in March 2017 in an attempt to help its Chrome browser in the fight against disruptive advertising. Chrome’s product team have announced that...

2019 trends

The 2019 trends impacting mobile on the African continent

January 10, 2019 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to the GMSA Mobile Economy 2018 report for sub-Saharan Africa, mobile subscribers rose by 44% in 2017 and this was further bolstered by an increase in smartphone penetration that rose by 75%. Mobile broadband is anticipated to comprise 87% of total...

Data science introduced to SA high schoolers for the first time

Data science introduced to South African high schoolers for the first time

January 10, 2019 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The EXPLORE Data Science Academy (EDSA) has announced an online course and a series of data science competitions aimed at making ‘job future’ skills available to South African high school students in another local first. In late 2017, the EDSA made...

CES 2019

CES 2019: Lenovo brings the heat with intelligent devices

January 10, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments (0)

At CES 2019, Lenovo announced a new group of intelligent devices from across its portfolio – products designed to transform and improve the way people live, work, and play. By harnessing the power of smart technology, via Internet of Things (IoT) and...

Microsoft reschedules launch of South African data centres

Microsoft reschedules launch of South African data centres

January 9, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments (0)

In May 2017, Microsoft announced plans to launch two data centres in South Africa. Located in Johannesburg and Cape Town, these see the company targeting cloud services growth on the continent. These data centres are expected to deliver the Microsoft...

How immersive learning will reshape the world of tech

January 9, 2019 • Education, Top StoriesComments (0)

Immersive learning will fundamentally change the way young South Africans absorb information, and forms an integral part of the learning revolution the country needs to embark on to keep up with the demands of the future. According to Marco Rosa, managing...

CES 2019: Robot struck down by self-driving Tesla

CES 2019: Robot struck down by self-driving Tesla

January 9, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments (0)

It’s no doubt that the Consumer Electronics Show 2019 (CES 2019) has been an exciting one at that. With a ton of tech being showcased… what could go wrong? On January 6, 2019, a self-driving Tesla Model S was caught on camera hitting and...

Portable medical tech key to unlock successful primary health care

Portable medical tech key to unlock successful primary health care

January 9, 2019 • Healthcare, Top StoriesComments (0)

Portable healthcare is changing the way that health professionals take primary care to the vulnerable people that need it most. This is primarily achieved by making it possible to extend screening and diagnostic assessment that was previously limited to those...