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Monthly Archives: December 2015

BMW presents contactless touchscreen

BMW Group at the CES 2016 in Las Vegas to presents the principle of the contactless touchscreen with AirTouch.

Time for a reset? New Year’s resolutions

New Year’s resolutions are set with the best of intentions. But they notoriously fail to translate into lasting behavioural changes.

Cell C, Blue deal gets board approvals

The boards of Cell C and 3C Telecommunications have approved the recapitalisation of the country's third largest mobile phone operator, Cell C and making Blue Label Telecoms a strategic equity partner

Movie pirates break records

Hollywood has broken two very different records this holiday season. Star Wars: The Force Awakens has become the first movie to reach US $1 billion in gross sales in just 12 days. Star Wars opens in China in January and so it will likely push its sales to even more astronomical levels.

Most pirated TV shows of 2015

The fantasy drama Game of Thrones once again topped the list of the most pirated and illegally downloaded TV show of the year for the 4th year in a row.

SA must hold nuclear referendum

The Catholic Church in South Africa called on government on Tuesday to suspend its nuclear procurement plans and hold a referendum on the issue as a matter of urgency.

Online dating has become a hobby

The scene described in Nancy Jo Sales’s huge Tinder report published in Vanity Fair magazine featured groups of twenty-something friends and colleagues in a Manhattan bar relaxing after work. But rather than socialising with each other they were engrossed in the more private world of their mobile phones, seeking something completely personal: a sexual partner (albeit not necessarily just for sex).

Reselling is the new re-gifting 

Over 70% of South Africans may be selling their unwanted Christmas gifts for a quick buck in January, according to a poll by Gumtree...

Post-Christmas online selling boom begins

South African online classified websites were this week overflowing with post-Christmas offers to sell various goods. It was however unclear if they were unwanted gifts or attempts to make up for festive season overspending.

Scientists favourite science fiction

Michael J. I. Brown, Monash University; Alice Gorman, Flinders University; Bryan Gaensler, University of Toronto; Duncan Galloway, Monash University; Geraint Lewis, University of Sydney;...
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