Category Archives: Technology

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SA mobile data traffic to explode

Mobile data traffic in South Africa is expected to have a compound annual growth of 53% in the next five years, according to a report. According to a forecast, it…

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Facebook plans drones for Africa

Facebook is in negotiations to buy a drone manufacturer with the aim of using high-altitude autonomous aircraft to beam internet connections to isolated communities in Africa. The social networking company…

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Meet the robot that makes 360 gourmet burgers per hour

No human hand touched this hamburger. It was made entirely by robots The San Francisco-based robotics company debuted its burger-preparing machine last year. It can whip up hundreds of burgers…

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Fracking hot: Tap water set on fire

A video made by a man from North Dakota shows him cautiously holding a lighter up against the stream of water coming out of his tap, prompting large flames to…

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Coming soon: Murder by mouse click

According to the US internet security industry, murder committed by hacking into an internet-connected device is a real possibility. Internet Identity predicted murder by internet in a report last year,…

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Winamp to be discontinued on December 20, 2013

Winamp, once one of the most popular media players on the market, will be officially discontinued on December 20, 2013, due to yet to be disclosed reasons. AOL announced the…

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Jury awards Apple $290 million in suit with Samsung

A jury has added $290 million more to the damages Samsung Electronics owes Apple for copying vital iPhone and iPad features, bringing the total amount the South Korean technology titan…

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Microsoft opens new cybercrime center

Microsoft said Thursday it has opened a new cybercrime center, using its resources to combat malware, intellectual property theft, child exploitation and other ills in cyberspace. “The Microsoft Cybercrime Center…

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Massive cyber attack over past few days on PRAAG websites

Over the past few days, starting on Tuesday morning, a massive cyber attack involving potentially tens of thousands of computers in a so-called Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Attack was…

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South Africa needs maths and science pupils: Zuma

The government’s biggest challenge is to make maths and science exciting and popular for school pupils, President Jacob Zuma said on Friday. “Science offers students the ability to access a…