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South Africa’s first smart community won’t be Cape Town or Johannesburg

A number of planned communities being built with connectivity at their core are leading the local race toward being truly integrated smart cities – but they won’t be in Johannesburg or Cape Town says Vox Telecoms CEO, Jacques du Toit. Speaking to BusinessTech, du Toit noted that while these communities are already on the rise in [...]

By | 2017-07-05T08:43:06+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Electronics, Internet, Latest News|Comments Off on South Africa’s first smart community won’t be Cape Town or Johannesburg

Samsung Galaxy Book (12-Inch, LTE)

The Samsung Galaxy Book ($1,299.99) is a 2-in-1 detachable-hybrid table running Windows 10. It's Samsung's answer to the Microsoft Surface Pro 4, our current top pick. Due to their included hardware keyboards, 2-in-1 laptops are better bets for productivity over slate tablets. (Have you ever tried editing a long Word document on an iPad?) The Galaxy Book [...]

By | 2017-06-20T12:03:54+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Electronics, Gadgets|Comments Off on Samsung Galaxy Book (12-Inch, LTE)

The most valuable tech brands in the world

Technology giants Google, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook take the top 5 places in the 2017 BrandZ TM Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands ranking. Amazon achieved the highest dollar value growth of all brands in the Top 100 ranking, increasing by $40.3 billion (+41%) to $139.3 billion to take the no. 4 position. Google, [...]

By | 2017-06-14T07:16:45+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Electronics, Gadgets, Internet|Comments Off on The most valuable tech brands in the world

The OnePlus 5 makes its debut June 20

OnePlus has been doing a solid job hyping its next handset without delivering much in the way of actual information about the thing. On June 20, the company will finally debut the phone to the world, in a customarily idiosyncratic fashion, offering up “popup” events at locations around the globe to show it off in [...]

By | 2017-06-14T07:11:31+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Electronics, Gadgets, Reviews|Comments Off on The OnePlus 5 makes its debut June 20

Toshiba targets renewed focus for business PC market in South Africa

Toshiba aims to breathe new life into its strategy for South Africa, with a focus on the business computing market through the development of business to business PC devices and solutions. Toshiba said on Thursday (23 March), that it will concentrate its efforts on the government, higher education and wider public sector in South Africa. [...]

By | 2017-06-07T06:37:12+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Electronics, Gadgets, Latest News|Comments Off on Toshiba targets renewed focus for business PC market in South Africa

Samsung DeX

We've been dreaming about turning phones into PCs for years. It makes sense: We're carrying around little computers in our pockets, so why not use them when we need to do actual computing? Samsung's $149 DeX dock transforms your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ phone into a desktop computer when you attach a monitor, keyboard, [...]

By | 2017-05-31T06:36:55+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Electronics, Gadgets, Hardware|Comments Off on Samsung DeX

Qualcomm Boosts Midrange Processor Power

A slew of midrange phones with faster LTE, better Wi-Fi, and dual cameras arrive soon thanks to a pair of new Qualcomm chipsets announced today. But they may not be coming to the US. Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 660 and 630 mobile platforms look like they're going to power up a range of $200-$400 phones in [...]

By | 2017-05-29T10:11:55+00:00 May 29th, 2017|Electronics, Gadgets, Latest News|Comments Off on Qualcomm Boosts Midrange Processor Power

Seven challenges faced by tech startups in Africa

Strategy, promotion and partnerships are critical elements. What did panelists at the recent Africa Tech Summit London think were the major challenges to launching and monetising tech solutions on the continent? Changing consumer patterns Bosun Tijani, co-founder of Nigerian incubator Co-Creation Hub (CcHub), said successful startups needed to change the way people consume products and [...]

By | 2017-05-24T07:04:22+00:00 May 24th, 2017|Electronics, Internet|Comments Off on Seven challenges faced by tech startups in Africa

Elon Musk’s Neuralink wants to turn cloud-based AI into an extension of our brains

Elon Musk has been working on a Neuralink, a human-computer brain interface company, in whatever spare moments he has between running Tesla and also running SpaceX. Neuralink’s ultimate aim may actually be the most ambitious of all three of his companies, surprisingly, and a new exploration of the foundational ideas behind Neuralink on Wait But [...]

By | 2017-05-23T08:40:48+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|Electronics, Latest News, Security|Comments Off on Elon Musk’s Neuralink wants to turn cloud-based AI into an extension of our brains

The smartphone you can shower with and drop from almost anywhere

Johannesburg - Never has there been a device that could be subjected to so much torture, violence and punishment, and live to tell a tale with a cracked screen. No it's not the 3310, it’s the Hisense C30 Rock. But why? Every smartphone in a user’s palm feels delicate, and people tend to feel they [...]

By | 2017-05-15T12:36:47+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Electronics, Gadgets, Latest News|Comments Off on The smartphone you can shower with and drop from almost anywhere