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Posts Tagged ‘wearable technology’

  • The Huawei Watch GT 2 is now available in South Africa

    October 17, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

    Huawei’s next-generation device, the Huawei Watch GT 2, is now available in South Africa. This fitness-focused wearable comes jam-packed with some of the latest technological advancements from Huawei – helping users enhance their quality of life...

  • 7 things you should know about the Huawei Watch GT 2

    October 9, 2019 • Features, Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

    Tech giant, Huawei announced on Tuesday, 8 October 2019, that its new fitness wearable, the Huawei Watch GT 2 is coming to South Africa on 17 October 2019. This smartwatch marks another big improvement in helping users enhance their quality of life and...

  • IT News Africa: Top Stories of the Week

    November 25, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on IT News Africa: Top Stories of the Week

    This week was yet again filled with tech news stories that grabbed the headlines both across Africa and around the world. This week was dominated by Black Friday. The sales frenzy, which kicked off on Friday 23 November 2017, grabbed attention around the...

  • Fitbit announces availability of Fitbit Ace in South Africa

    June 27, 2018 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Fitbit announces availability of Fitbit Ace in South Africa

    Fitbit has recently announced the availability of Fitbit Ace at major retailers in South Africa for R1,599. Designed for kids ages 8 and older, Ace motivates with customisable step, active minute and sleep goals, celebratory messages and badges, and...

  • Digitally enhanced public private partnerships

    Unpacking the benefits of wearable technologies

    May 31, 2018 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Unpacking the benefits of wearable technologies

    Wearable technologies are the wave of the future, and can have a positive impact on a range of industries – provided there is fast, high-quality connectivity for them to make use of. The idea of wearable technology has been with us since at least as far...

  • Wearables will count your steps… and could also save your life

    Wearables will count your steps… and could also save your life

    May 9, 2018 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on Wearables will count your steps… and could also save your life

    Wearable technology is more than a fancy arm piece with the ability to count your steps. It is technology that is revolutionising the health and fitness industry. As technology progresses, the market for wearables continues to expand. When looking to purchase...

  • Why wearable tech makes sense for any business

    Why wearable tech makes sense for any business

    September 4, 2017 • East Africa, Gadgets and Gaming, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Why wearable tech makes sense for any business

    Business owners and managers are sceptical about the hype around wearable computing, and rightly so. After all, the first incarnation of the Google Glass eyewear was an experiment that mostly failed, and while the Apple Watch has its fans, it’s safe to say...

  • The youth prefers to bank smart with digital channels

    Where will Fintech take our transactions?

    July 20, 2017 • Finance, SecurityComments Off on Where will Fintech take our transactions?

    Mobile point-of-sale devices were disruptive when they first debuted, providing merchants with a laid-back way to accept card payments, and have since become a necessity given that consumers expect to pay with credit or debit cards for anything – from...

  • Wearables will count your steps… and could also save your life

    The wearable workplace might be closer than you think

    February 22, 2016 • Top StoriesComments Off on The wearable workplace might be closer than you think

    Think back eight years to the launch of the original Apple iPhone – a device that seemed at the time like an expensive toy for the wealthy. Today, smartphones with fast LTE connections are pervasive in the workforce and we simply take it for granted that we...

  • The Always-On business set to become the norm in 2016

    December 9, 2015 • Top StoriesComments Off on The Always-On business set to become the norm in 2016

    There’s no doubt that 2015 will be seen as the year wearables went mainstream, the time that beacons became more widespread to truly enable the Internet of Things, and when a white-and-gold (or blue-and-black) dress sent the internet into a frenzy. With...

  • IFS World

    Video Interview: IFS targets Africa as key growth market

    January 26, 2015 • Top Stories, VideoComments Off on Video Interview: IFS targets Africa as key growth market

    Alastair Sorbie is currently CEO and President of IFS, a position he has held since 2006. Sorbie joined the Swedish ERP solutions provider as managing director in 1997, when IFS entered the UK market. During his time as IFS UK MD, Sorbie played an important...

  • healthcare technology

    Will technology transform healthcare in 2015?

    January 21, 2015 • Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on Will technology transform healthcare in 2015?

    As technology has become more integrated with healthcare, consumers and medical professionals alike are adjusting to new ways of doing things. However, will technology transform healthcare in 2015? Emily Ross, director of private healthcare search engine...

  • 5 trends that will shape the future of ERP

    September 1, 2014 • Top StoriesComments Off on 5 trends that will shape the future of ERP

    In a world where IT is evolving at such a rapid pace and where trends such as the consumerisation of IT are undermining the CIO’s ability to regulate which technologies are used alongside the corporate network. But IT organisations should be embracing...

  • Kenyan start-up taking on wearables

    March 4, 2014 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Kenyan start-up taking on wearables

    In what is being billed as a first of its kind, Kenyan start-up CladLight has developed the region’s first wearable technology in the form of a jacket to be used by motorcycle riders. The company’s aim for the jacket is to reduce road accidents involving...

  • Intel- Pressing ahead with major investment in Africa

    October 22, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Intel- Pressing ahead with major investment in Africa

    Selecting what companies and entities invest in is always risky, but there are definitely trends that influence such decisions. President of Intel Capital, Arvind Sodhani, told ITNewsAfrica that data analytics and mobile are two key focal points for the...

  • Smartwatches: Is the time right?

    October 3, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Smartwatches: Is the time right?

    Samsung last week announced their Galaxy Gear device, which tethers to their newly-announced Galaxy Note 3 smartphone. Although Samsung stops short of calling it a smartwatch, the watch functions as a companion device by delivering information (such as email...