Gates foundation opens mobile payments software

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has released new open-source software for creating payment platforms that will help unbanked people around the world access digital financial services.

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Simple security, complex passwords

Digital technology solutions provider Ansys has launched an all-in-one online password vault and security authentication product, the SOLID webKey, designed to generate and store long, unique passwords for every site visited.

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Dell unveils IoT strategy

Dell Technologies has unveiled its Internet of Things (IoT) vision and strategy, a new IoT division as well as new IoT specific products, labs, partner program and consumption models.

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Gates foundation opens mobile payments software

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has released new open-source software for creating payment platforms that will help unbanked people around the world access digital financial services.

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AppDate: Kaspersky clamps down home networks

In this edition of AppDate, SEAN BACHER highlights the Kaspersky Lab IoT device scanner, Knysna’s Municipality Citizen Engagement Application, Lego Mindstorms, the Exclusive Books app, HeyLets and Showmax for Xbox One.

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-October 19th, 2017

SA animation up for Emmy

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Revolting Rhymes has been nominated in the Animation category at the International Emmy Kids Awards, where it’s up against Oddbods, Siesta Z, and Trude’s Flatmate.

-October 19th, 2017

Vodacom rewards KZN journalists

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This year’s Vodacom Journalist of the Year Awards drew over 1 000 entries from all over the country. The KwaZulu-Natal regional awards took place on 17 October and journalists were recognised in 12 categories.

-October 19th, 2017

V&A Waterfront TV series heading for Showmax

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Showmax and kykNET have released the first trailer for Waterfront, a star-studded family noir set in the dark underbelly of one of South Africa’s most popular tourist attractions.

-October 18th, 2017

The self-driving future is parking near you

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As we race to a future of self-driving cars, many argue it won’t happen in South Africa. But, writes ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK, it’s already here.

-October 18th, 2017

AI adoption still in early stages

Oliver Schabenberger, Executive Vice President and Chief Technoloogy Officer at SAS

Research released at the SAS Analytics Experience event in Amsterdam this week shows that challenges ranging from a skills gap to ethical issues are holding back AI.

-October 18th, 2017

Simple security, complex passwords

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Digital technology solutions provider Ansys has launched an all-in-one online password vault and security authentication product, the SOLID webKey, designed to generate and store long, unique passwords for every site visited.

-October 18th, 2017

Windows 10 Fall Creators lands

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Microsoft has released the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and Windows Mixed Reality headsets and experiences.

-October 17th, 2017

Huawei opens mobile AI door

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Huawei this week introduced new smartphones with the world's first Kirin AI processor, which it says will deliver a faster, more customised mobile experience.

-October 17th, 2017

Dell unveils IoT strategy

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Dell Technologies has unveiled its Internet of Things (IoT) vision and strategy, a new IoT division as well as new IoT specific products, labs, partner program and consumption models.

-October 17th, 2017

ESET wants to clean Chrome

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ESET has launched Chrome Cleanup, a new scanner and cleaner for Google Chrome on Windows.

-October 17th, 2017

Assassin’s Creed now offers guided tours of Egypt

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Ubisoft has announced the Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed: Ancient Egypt game mode in which Assassin’s Creed Origins players can explore the landscapes of Ancient Egypt and learn about its rich history from audio guided tours.

-October 16th, 2017

Bandwidth rules at rAge

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More than 2 000 gamers burning through bandwidth at a record rate at last weekend really Awesome gaming expo (rAge), with 130TB downloaded at an average rate of 5.6 gigabits per second.

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Movie of the Week

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Geostorm

After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world's leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong: the system built to protect Earth is attacking it, and it becomes a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything and everyone along with it.

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Destiny 2

Destiny 2 will launch for the first time on PC on 24th October at 7pm CEST via the Blizzard Battle.net app.

A wide variety of activities awaits from story content and incredible cinematics, to exploration of new worlds, competitive PvP multiplayer, and more ways to play with other Guardians through Guided Games, and Clans.

Destiny 2 on PC will support feature sets including: 4k Resolution Support (3840x2160), uncapped framerate, full mouse and keyboard support with custom key mapping, text chat, adjustable Field of View, detailed PC settings screen, 21:9 and triple monitor support, and HDR.

Product of the Day

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Targus Work + Play Backpack Collection

Targus has unveiled its Work + Play Backpack collection, which provides  a durable solution to support professionals with busy and active lifestyles.

The collection – enables today’s busy professionals to carry more than just work collateral – features three dedicated compartments for laptops (up to 15.6″), work accessories and sports gear.

The Work + Play range features tech protection promise and lifetime guarantee. The backpacks also provide generous capacity and have a dedicated section to keep clothing – including a detachable laundry bag – separate from a laptop or device, to help balance work and leisure activities.