Build a better you in 2018

With most new year’s resolutions including words like “weight” and “fit”, ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK looks at a few sites, devices and apps that go beyond activity bands to boost our self-image.

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TCL family watch in SA

TCL Communication has released the MoveTime MT30 Family Watch in South Africa. Based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 platform, the smartwatch helps parents stay connected with their children using the latest technology.

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CES: Ride-share fleets will map the city streets

At CES 2018, Mobileye Aftermarket announced a series of partnerships and collaborations with ride-share leaders, municipalities and government administrations that will enable the mapping of city streets around the world.

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CES: Harman and Samsung to lead in future mobility

Announced at this year’s CES, Harman and Samsung unveiled a range of connected car solutions in an effort to position the companies as leaders in the field.

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Renewables heat up

Renewables, smart homes, AI and IoT will have a massive impact on how energy companies need to address the market in 2018, predicts COLIN BEANEY, IFS’s Global Industry Director for Energy & Utilities.

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Build a better you in 2018

With most new year’s resolutions including words like “weight” and “fit”, ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK looks at a few sites, devices and apps that go beyond activity bands to boost our self-image.

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-January 23rd, 2018

Renewables heat up

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Renewables, smart homes, AI and IoT will have a massive impact on how energy companies need to address the market in 2018, predicts COLIN BEANEY, IFS’s Global Industry Director for Energy & Utilities.

-January 23rd, 2018

The shape of 2018

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The next wave of digital technologies like chatbots and augmented reality are on their way and the promise to change our lives as dramatically as the smartphone did, says ERNST WITTMANN, Global Account Director MEA & Country Manager – Southern Afri...

-January 23rd, 2018

TCL family watch in SA

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TCL Communication has released the MoveTime MT30 Family Watch in South Africa. Based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 platform, the smartwatch helps parents stay connected with their children using the latest technology.

-January 23rd, 2018

Ransomware evolves in 2018

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If 2017 is remembered for anything in the cyber sphere, it is remembered as the year of malware with high-profile breaches like WannaCry and NotPetya. The question is, what can we learn from last year to improve things for this year?

-January 22nd, 2018

Brands must take a stand

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Consumers are increasingly looking for businesses to make social and political stands a part of their public presence on social media and beyond, according to Sprout Social’s Championing Change in the Age of Social Media report.

-January 22nd, 2018

CES: Black Box VR named show’s best start-up

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Black Box VR has been declared Best Startup of CES 2018 for its resistance-based virtual reality fitness experience.

-January 22nd, 2018

CES: LG takes TV honours

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LG this year took home over 90 awards at CES, including one for its AI OLED TV, its InstaView ThinQ Refrigerator and LG 4K UHD Projector.

-January 22nd, 2018

Start-ups can now register company and domain in one

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Thanks to a collaboration between the Companies & Intellectual Properties Commission (CIPC), the ZA Domain Name Authority (ZADNA) and the ZA Central Registry NPC (ZACR), a new company can register its name and relevant co.za domain name at the same t...

-January 22nd, 2018

Opera browser to protect users from bitcoin mining

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Opera’s latest browser now prevents web developers from using unsuspecting users’ phones phones or computers to mine cryptocurrency.

-January 18th, 2018

Site fights cyber bullies

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Cyberbullying is a major issue in South Africa with statistics showing one in four teens being subjected to it. KidTech has recently launched a website allowing parents to identify if their children have been victims.

-January 18th, 2018

Big benefits expected from digital

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Companies in Europe, Middle East and Africa expect IT optimisation and competitive advantage to be the main benefits of digital transformation, according to a new report from F5 Networks, the 2018 State of Application Delivery (SOAD) report.

-January 18th, 2018

New smartphone will boost SA hotel services

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Tink Labs Limited has announced the a smartphone called handy, a hospitality IoT solution designed to increase both revenue and guest satisfaction, as well as drive better cost efficiencies, for hotels.

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Movie of the Week

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The Commuter

Insurance salesman Michael is on his daily commute home, which quickly becomes anything but routine. After being contacted by a mysterious stranger, Michael is forced to uncover the identity of a hidden passenger on the train before the last stop. As he works against the clock to solve the puzzle, he realizes a deadly plan is unfolding, and he is unwittingly caught up in a criminal conspiracy that carries life and death stakes for everyone on the train.

Video of the Day

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Black Panther

Marvel Studios' "Black Panther" follows T'Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T'Challa's mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.

"Black Panther" stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, with Angela Bassett, with Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.

The film is directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige with Louis D'Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Nate Moore, Jeffrey Chernov and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole wrote the screenplay. Marvel Studios' "Black Panther" hits theatres on February 16, 2018.

Product of the Day

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Adata UC370 USB flash drive

The Adata UC370 OTG flash drives give users the ability to connect older devices to newer ones without the need for any additional drivers or cables.

On one end of the drive is a USB-A connector and the other end boast a USB-C or mini USB connector. This allows one to connect a smartphone directly to their computer in order to transfer files.

The USB-C connector also allows a user to plug the drive directly into a phone in order to watch movies or listen to music without the need for an Internet connection.

The UC370 supports transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps and weighs just 3.7 grams.

ADATA offers three drive sizes.

16GB     R258

32GB     R368

64GB     R628

Overall the UC370 is a very useful device to carry around, especially when transferring large files like movies. However the cap that clips over the USB-C connector is rather flimsy and will end up getting lost in a pocket or notebook bag somewhere along the line.