SA on brink of smart home revolution

Thanks to the spread of fibre networks and reductions in data costs, South Africa is set to start benefiting from true smart home innovations and ship new smart home appliances to local shores in 2017.

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SA on brink of smart home revolution

Thanks to the spread of fibre networks and reductions in data costs, South Africa is set to start benefiting from true smart home innovations and ship new smart home appliances to local shores in 2017.

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SA on brink of smart home revolution

Thanks to the spread of fibre networks and reductions in data costs, South Africa is set to start benefiting from true smart home innovations and ship new smart home appliances to local shores in 2017.

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Prepare for life in 360 degrees

A flood of 360 degree cameras has arrived to feed the content machines of Facebook and Youtube, among other. ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK highlights some of the best options.

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-February 20th, 2017

Xbox One S heads for SA

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The Xbox One S, featuring 4K Ultra HD video, High Dynamic Range, a 40% smaller console, and a streamlined controller, is available to pre-order in South Africa from today.

-February 17th, 2017

SA game lands on Steam

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A South African-designed computer game, Among the Innocent: A Stricken Tale, has launched on Steam.

-February 17th, 2017

From 77D to 800D, Canon extends DSLR journey

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Canon has introduced two new DSLR cameras to the EOS family: the EOS 77D and EOS 800D. The former being aimed at the up-and-coming DSLR photographer while the latter being for the professional.

-February 17th, 2017

3 ways tech will change banking in 2017

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This year will see three financial areas change due to technology. Customer relationship management, the processes of banking and the regulatory environment which these financial institutions operate, writes MARK WALKER of IDC.

-February 16th, 2017

Robots in the right hands can be customer ally

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At the recent World Economic Forum there was much discussion about robots taking people’s jobs. However, this may not be the case as it will afford companies to up-skill their employees and place them in positions that cannot be handled by machines...

-February 16th, 2017

Now your car pays for you

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Jaguar drivers can now use their car’s touchscreen to pay for fuel with a new cashless payment app.

-February 16th, 2017

High-tech satellite to beam broadband from space

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Intelsat, operator of the world’s first globalized network, recently announced that the Intelsat 33e, the second of the Intelsat Epic high throughput satellites (HTS), successfully completed all in-orbit testing and is in service.

-February 15th, 2017

Prepare for life in 360 degrees

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A flood of 360 degree cameras has arrived to feed the content machines of Facebook and Youtube, among other. ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK highlights some of the best options.

-February 15th, 2017

Amazon Chime takes on Skype

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Amazon Web Services has released a video-conferencing service called Chime, which directly challenges the dominance of Skype in this field, but at a price.

-February 15th, 2017

Big data has confidence gap

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According to a new survey, most business leaders today believe in the value of using data and analytics throughout their organisations, but say they lack confidence in their ability to measure the effectiveness and impact of it.

-February 14th, 2017

AppDate: Apps to help on Valentine’s Day

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In the AppDate Valentine's special, SEAN BACHER highlight, Cookbook Recipes, Tinder, UberEATS, Simfy and ShowMax.

-February 14th, 2017

Huawei debuts Nova in SA

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Huawei South Africa has released its newest smartphone handset brand, the Nova, with a 12-megapixel rear camera, 5.1 inch screen and long lasting battery - all for a price of R6 999.

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Movie of the Week

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Fist Fight

On the last day before summer vacation, high school teacher Andy Campbell tries his best to keep it together amid senior pranks, a dysfunctional administration and budget cuts that threaten his job. Things go from bad to worse when he crosses Ron Strickland, the school's toughest and most feared teacher. When Strickland gets fired, he challenges Campbell to a fight after school. As news of the showdown spreads like wildfire, poor Andy desperately seeks any way out of his date with certain doom.

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Why does your business need flash storage?

Your business relies on storage, but traditional storage has not kept pace with your business. Now flash storage offers a generational leap in performance, while taking less out of your budget. Flash storage is one of the most exciting technologies to arrive in the business world. But the idea persists that traditional hard drives are still just as good. This is not the case: Flash Storage is far superior in terms of performance, while factors such as cost and reliability have surpassed spinning drives to make flash storage the preferred choice among future-minded companies. But what does this mean from a business perspective? Rudi van Rensburg, Senior Manager for Primary Storage (All Flash) at Dell EMC, chats about the four points that show why adopting all flash makes sense.

Product of the Day

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Logi Circle Home Security Camera

Logitech recently introduced its Logi Circle Home Security Camera, a smart home camera with a mobile companion app that helps one protect their home and instantly connect when away.

Through the free iOS or Android app users can stream live HD video with 2-way talk and listen, and the Day Briefs feature provides an auto-generated, 30-second video summary the day’s events.