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3D printing takes off in 2015

3D printing takes off in 2015

27 Mar 2015 by
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As people begin to understand the benefits of 3D printing, devices get cheaper and support for the technology grows, 3D printing is set to take off this year, writes NATALEE ROBERTSON.

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Massive online dangers for kids

26 Mar 2015 by
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Massive online dangers for kids

Kaspersky Lab’s Children Online study has revealed that in 2014 more than two-thirds of Kaspersky Lab’s Parental Control technologies encountered inappropriate online content.

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Made in SA gets VIDI view

26 Mar 2015 by
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Made in SA gets VIDI view

VIDI, South Africa’s video on demand entertainment service has recently added almost 20 locally made titles to its streaming video library. 

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FNB app leads Africa

26 Mar 2015 by
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FNB app leads Africa

Earlier this month, FNB’s banking app was rated 6th best in the world and the best in Africa at the bi-annual UX Masterclass conference held it Australia.

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SA call centres must learn Cloud

26 Mar 2015 by
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SA call centres must learn Cloud

Local call centres are finally understanding the benefits of cloud computing, but they must now educate themselves about the functionality and pricing and understand any important considerations, says BRUCE VON MALTITZ.

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Facebook looks back

25 Mar 2015 by
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Facebook looks back

Facebook has announced On This Day, which lets users look back at events and posts they shared in the past. JONATHAN GHELLER, Facebook Product Manager, explains how the feature works and how users can activate it.

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5 Myths of the Hybrid Cloud

25 Mar 2015 by
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5 Myths of the Hybrid Cloud

Cloud computing has been in the IT agenda for some years now, but with it evolving at such a fast pace, many are sceptical about taking the first step into the cloud. SERVAAS VENTER dispels five myths of the Hybrid Cloud.

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Connectivity key to IoT success

25 Mar 2015 by
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Connectivity key to IoT success

The Internet of Thins (IoT) has been touted as the next major technology trend. But the lack of connectivity has hampered its growth. However, this year the year that the IoT will take hold as new solutions get released that change the way users live and work.

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Israeli high-tech impact deepens

24 Mar 2015 by
| Filed in Goldstuck on Gadgets
Israeli high-tech impact deepens

At the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the crowds at the Israeli pavilion signaled rising demand for the country’s high-tech, contrary to boycott attempts, writes ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK.

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Production data a new goldmine

25 Mar 2015 by
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Production data a new goldmine

Companies that put smart production data to better use have a good opportunity to reduce production disruptions and plan more efficiently, says THABO NDLELA.

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PS4 Yukimura update arrives

25 Mar 2015 by
| Filed in Serious Software
PS4 Yukimura update arrives

Sony has announced it will release system software update version 2.50, codenamed “Yukimura,” for the PlayStation 4 system tomorrow.

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Intel brings Dev Zone to SA

24 Mar 2015 by
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Intel brings Dev Zone to SA

Intel South Africa announced the local availability of its Intel Developer Zone, a global programme designed to provide software developers and businesses a single point of access to a variety of tools, communities and resources.

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FNB hosts first 'codefest'

24 Mar 2015 by
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FNB hosts first 'codefest'

Last week FNB hosted its first codeFest where IT experts from across the bank had 24 hours to build a solution that will improve the financial services and overall banking experience of customers.

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Peering can help bridge digital divide

23 Mar 2015 by
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Peering can help bridge digital divide

NAPAfrica says that the digital divide still exists and different approaches ilke peering should be better used if Africa is to ever have full access to critical information.

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Super-computers for all

23 Mar 2015 by
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Super-computers for all

Sophisticated or super computer may be the way of the cuter, but due to their prices they are out of reach for many South Africans. But, the founders of local company, CrunchYard, have used their knowledge to create an avenue that opens the world of super computers to just about anyone who needs processing power.

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Samsung, SAP, team up for enterprises

23 Mar 2015 by
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Samsung, SAP, team up for enterprises

Samsung Electronics and SAP have announced that they will deliver enterprise mobility solutions for a number of industries that are expected to help create an ecosystem based on Samsung mobile devices.

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Mac prices come down

20 Mar 2015 by
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Mac prices come down

South African pricing has been announced on the two new MacBook Air models and the new MacBook laptop computer announced last week, with the price of previous versions reduced.

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CeBIT: Chocolate format takes CODE-n award

20 Mar 2015 by
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CeBIT: Chocolate format takes CODE-n award

At CeBIT, Relayr won the CODE_n Award or WunderBar, a bar of sensors that can be broken apart and attached to objects to measure temperature, humidity and movement.

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Acer blazes Chromebook trail

20 Mar 2015 by
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Acer blazes Chromebook trail

Acer has released what it claims to be the fastest commercially available Chromebook - the Acer C910. The device runs a 5th generation Intel Core i5 processor and features a 15.6-inch display offering a maximum resolution of up to 1920x1080 pixels per inch.

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Intel, Google, Tag Heuer, team up for Android smartwatch

20 Mar 2015 by
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Intel, Google, Tag Heuer, team up for Android smartwatch

Tag Heuer, Google and Intel will be launching one of the first Swiss smartwatches. The watch will be powered by an Intel processor and will be compatible with most android devices through Android Wear.

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MTN gets into suburb-wide fibre

20 Mar 2015 by
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MTN gets into suburb-wide fibre

MTN is working with the Lonehill Residents Association to deploy fibre to the home to over 3 000 homes in northern Johannesburg, offering the Internet speeds of up to 100Mbps.

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