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What Will The Next Phase Of Smartphone Innovation Bring?

by Hark-sang KimIn light of modest global sales recently, some observers say that smartphone innovation has hit a bottleneck, as new devices bear more...

SA Reserve Bank Proposes Tougher Regulations For Cryptocurrency

South Africans continue to use cryptocurrencies and getting benefits of digital currency, but proposed regulations aim to introduce tougher regulations for crypto assets.The South...

Will Talking To AI Voice Assistants Re-Engineer Our Human Conversations?

When you’re lost, Siri can be your best friend. But if she can’t retrieve the right address from your contacts, she can drive you...

South African FinTech In 2019 – What Can We Expect?

by Dominique Collett Here are my FinTech predictions for 2019 based on what we are seeing with our members at AlphaCode which closely track international trends in...

Ramaphosa Sets Out A Bold Vision For South Africa. But Can...

As South Africa heads for the polls in a few months time in its sixth democratic election, political party electioneering has begun in earnest.President...

What Is Really Eating Apple?

Apple has started the new year by disappointing investors with its first profit warning in 17 years. The company said that poor sales of...

The Evolution Of Broadcasting In Africa

by Joseph Hundah Television has captured the imagination of audiences since its inception over 75 years ago. But as technology evolved, so have audience needs...

How To Take Better Photos With Your Smartphone

Each time you snap a photo with your smartphone – depending on the make and model – it may perform more than a trillion...

Our Obsession With Taking Photos Is Changing How We Remember The...

Last year I visited the Hermitage in St Petersburg, Russia – one of the best art museums in the world. I was expecting to...

Cyber Threats Are Becoming All-Too-Real For South African Businesses

by Byron ClatterbuckThe promise of enhanced business performance in practically every area – from cost-cutting to employee productivity and customer service – has business...

Very Risky Business: The Pros And Cons Of Insurance Companies Embracing...

It’s a new day not very far in the future. You wake up; your wristwatch has recorded how long you’ve slept, and monitored your...

Will China’s Moon Landing Launch A New Space Race?

China became the third country to land a probe on the Moon on Jan. 2. But, more importantly, it became the first to do...

China Lands On The Far Side Of Moon – Here Is...

In a spectacular few days for solar system exploration – during which NASA whizzed the New Horizons spacecraft past the Kuiper Belt object 2009...

Emotion-Reading Tech Fails The Racial Bias Test

Facial recognition technology has progressed to point where it now interprets emotions in facial expressions. This type of analysis is increasingly used in daily...

Clean Up Your Cyber-Hygiene – 6 Changes To Make In The...

Data breaches, widespread malware attacks and microtargeted personalized advertising were lowlights of digital life in 2018.As technologies change, so does the advice security experts...

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