IBM opens lab at Wits U

IBM Research has opened its second research location on the African continent and announced new project collaborations in the areas of data driven healthcare, digital urban ecosystems and astronomy.

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Gamers break driving record

Five bleary-eyed gamers have each completed a mammoth two-day stint at the wheel of a virtual Ford GT race car in Forza Motorsport 6 to set a new Guinness World Records title for the "longest video marathon on a racing game".

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Mobileye, Delphi, partner for automated driving by 2019

Mobileye and Delphi Automotive have announced a partnership to develop an automated driving solution called Central Sensing Localization and Planning (CSLP). 

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IBM opens lab at Wits U

IBM Research has opened its second research location on the African continent and announced new project collaborations in the areas of data driven healthcare, digital urban ecosystems and astronomy.

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-August 26th, 2016

Buying a monitor? Here’s what you need to know

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The market is flooded with various monitors, each available in different sizes and offering different refresh rates and aspect ratios. FRANCOIS RHEEDERS, Product Manager at Rectron, discusses what to consider when buying a monitor.

-August 26th, 2016

Mobileye, Delphi, partner for automated driving by 2019

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Mobileye and Delphi Automotive have announced a partnership to develop an automated driving solution called Central Sensing Localization and Planning (CSLP). 

-August 26th, 2016

TADHack comes to SA

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MTN South Africa is bringing the international telecom developer hackathon TADHack to Africa for the first time on 14-16 October 2016, allowing local developers to enter and compete against the best developers in 30 countries around the world.

-August 26th, 2016

Canon adapts to Wi-Fi

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Canon has introduced a dedicated Wi-Fi adapter for its acclaimed EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R cameras.

-August 25th, 2016

SA’s new mayors must focus on SMEs

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South Africa’s newly elected mayors and municipal officer bearers should move quickly in making investments and creating policies to support Small & Medium Enterprises in their towns and cities, says ANTON VAN HEERDEN, EVP and MD, Sage South and So...

-August 25th, 2016

Time to flip the security switch

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The constant worry of virus outbreaks, malware and cyber espionage are often overlooked by business mangers, despite their CIO’s warning’s. KIBBY, REGIONAL Director at VMware Sub-Saharan Africa, believes the time is now for management to take hee...

-August 25th, 2016

Prepare now for jobs that don’t exist today

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New IT technologies are transforming the job market, making some positions redundant, but at the same time creating positions that never existed before. GARY DE MENEZES, NetApp Country Manager South Africa takes a look at the future job market.

-August 25th, 2016

Escrow service comes to rescue of online classifieds

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3PayMe’s latest Escrow payment service now offers buyers and sellers peace of mind when making online classified purchases.

-August 24th, 2016

Dolby’s beautiful noise

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The future of sound is here, as Dolby brings “sound objects” to the living room, writes ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK.

-August 24th, 2016

Behind ransom-as-a-service

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A report has recently been published on Cerber, one of the largest active ransomeware campaigns. Furthermore, the report shines light on how researchers are helping businesses gain access to their encrypted files without having to pay for the ransoms...

-August 24th, 2016

Tips to save data

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Unlike many other countries, data is still very expensive in South Africa and smartphones and tablets just love using it. Google offers five tips on how Android users can save data without locking their devices down too much.

-August 24th, 2016

SA’s new cybercrimes law explained

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A new Cybersecurity Bill is coming into effect later this year which aims to stop cybercrime and improve security for South Africans. SEAN DUFFY, Security Executive at Dimension Data Middle East & Africa, explains the basics of the bill.

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Movie of the Week

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The Cell

A graphic novelist (John Cusack) begins a desperate search for his estranged wife (Clark Sarullo) and son (Ethan Andrew Casto) after a mysterious cellphone signal transforms New Englanders into savage killers.

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This week Jeanette Marutle, systems engineer at EMC shows women what is achievable so that they can succeed in technical and non-technical IT roles. Marutle believes that if we can make women believe they can achieve anything, we’ll see more of them in the tech space. Marutle would encourage other women to get into the tech space, “Do it! Do it now!,” she says. “There are so few women in technical roles, and while it’s male-dominated, it’s fun and challenging and women bring diverse views and skills needed in the space. “It’s not about men and women,” she adds, “It’s knowing you have a right to be here, and that you have the qualifications and you can excel.”

Product of the Day

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B&O BeoLab A6

The BeoLab A6 looks good and provides stunning sound – in just about any sized room. It can be wall mounted or stood on a bookshelf as a free-standing speaker. Despite its good looks though, setting it up is a bit of a mission. No instructions are included with the speaker and it has to be connected to a network – wired or wireless in order to be used properly. In addition, users can only really get the full benefit out of it with the B&O app, which means a smartphone or tablet running Android or iOS is needed. It does have volume and skip controls, but its touch and slide operation to adjust the volume is finicky and I often found myself skipping a track when instead I just wanted to turn the sound up. Overall, first time users will have a difficult time setting the device up and a dedicated remote would have been a great addition.

Expect to pay around R21 000

Stockists: www.ultrasound.co.za/brand/bang-olufsen