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'Personal flying machine' maker plans deliveries this year

A Silicon Valley "flying car" startup, reportedly backed by Google co-founder Larry Page, released a video of its Kitty Hawk prototype [video]

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How SA's 'junk' status impacts your startup

April began with ratings agencies Standard and Poor's (S&P) and Fitch downgrading South Africa's sovereign credit rating to “junk” status, meaning both existing and new funds borrowed by South Africa will become more expensive

By Tom Jackson 1 day ago

MTN SA, Huawei launch the first LTE LAA network in Africa

MTN and Huawei have partnered to bring the first LTE Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) network in Africa

1 day ago

You can now enter sporting events through Computicket

Computicket has acquired the startup business, Entry Ninja - an online entry portal used to facilitate entries for South African sporting events

1 day ago

Yowzit app allows public to rate government services

Yowzit believes that technology can lead to a better outcome for society by providing alternative ways for people to communicate, come together, organise and act

1 day ago

Startupbootcamp Cape Town calls for applications

Startupbootcamp (SBC) will be launching its new accelerator programme in Cape Town. Startups from around the world are invited to apply now

2 days ago

Got a great idea for a Cape Town tech startup? Help is here

Applications are open to the Telkom FutureMakers InnoTech programme, seeking Cape Town-based budding entrepreneurs in need of help to get their tech startup ideas off the ground

By Gabriella Mulligan 1 day ago

Internet shutdown lifted in Cameroon

Internet access restored in anglophone Cameroon after three months, following a widely-criticised government shutdown

1 day ago

New FAO satellite tool helps African farmers optimise water productivity

With FAO's new tool, the WaPOR open-access database going live, measuring how efficiently water is used in agriculture, particularly in water-scarce countries, is going high-tech

2 days ago

The internationalisation of East African SMEs - report

SMEs in East Africa have seen encouraging growth in recent years, especially in the areas of IT, with ecosystems such as the Silicon Savannah forecast to be worth more than $1bn in the next three years

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African developers celebrated at F8 developer conference

At the annual F8 developer conference, held in San Jose, California, African developers shared the stage with Facebook and developers from around the world

22 Apr 2017

Mastercard introduces biometric shopping card

Mastercard has launched a biometric card that uses fingerprints to enable purchases, revealing that it had been piloting the card, a global first for the company, in SA

21 Apr 2017

Cognifide reports on the Adobe US Summit 2017 in Vegas

In a dazzling splash of lights, big screens and booming sound, Adobe hosted over 12,000 attendees at their 2017 Summit in Las Vegas

By Jay Smith 21 Apr 2017

The opportunity that is the small screen

What's becoming clear from watching young coffee shop patrons, in particular, is that mobile technology is stepping in to fill certain voids and it's doing so at an extremely reasonable cost.

By Mike Laws 21 Apr 2017

F8: Connectivity, artificial intelligence and more from day two

Day two of Facebook's annual event

21 Apr 2017

Praise for probe into cellphone industry

Analysts have welcomed the Competition Commission's call for a wider investigation into competition in the cellphone data and voice market, saying this could further stimulate competition and level the playing field for small operators

By Thabiso Mochiko 21 Apr 2017

Apple touts greater use of recycled metal in gadgets

Apple wants to "one day" end the need to mine materials from the earth to make its gadgets, the technology giant said in its annual environmental responsibility report out Thursday.

21 Apr 2017

Five IoT security risks and ways to secure yourself

It is expected that there will be 3.9 IoT-based devices per person by 2020. However, along with all the potential improvements, the potential rise of smart nodes and transferring of data is causing new concerns

By Yana Vardomatskaya 21 Apr 2017

Etihad, Diehl to develop 3D-printed inflight entertainment cover plate

Etihad Airways Engineering and Diehl Aerosystems have collaborated to develop and manufacture an inflight entertainment (IFE) cover plate. It will be installed in economy seats on several aircraft

21 Apr 2017

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Alibaba backs decision to add video games to 'Asia Olympics'

BEIJING, China - Online retail giant Alibaba on Thursday batted down criticism over a decision to add e-sports to the lineup of the 2022 Asia Games in China, responding to scepticism about an event it will play a major role in promoting.

21 Apr 2017

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