Smartphones still growing strongly in SA

Retail growth in SA’s mobile computer market has flattened out, though the market is performing reasonably well considering the tight economy, according to point of sale data from market research firm, GfK South Africa.

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Kids’ smartwatches safe, fun

The growing selection of smartwatches designed for children has opened new options for parents. Wearables give them peace of mind by helping them track a child’s location and allowing them to stay in touch via text and phone calls.

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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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AppDate: Keep Truecaller safe

In this AppDate, SEAN BACHER highlights Truecaller Backup for Android, Open Omnia, Marketplace on Facebook, Zulzi, Opera with news feed, Pet First Aid - Red Cross, Datally by Google, and Freeletics.

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What SF – and Elon Musk – teaches about the future

When Elon Musk yet again dazzled the world last week, we saw a science fiction fantasy come true. And there will be many more, writes ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK.

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-February 16th, 2018

AI slashes treatment time

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ANESHAN RAMALOO, Senior Business Solutions Manager at SAS, looks into how 2018 will see how technology trends will shape developments through the year.

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Consumerisation changes rules for software experience

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The consumerisation trend has massively raised the bar for what we expect of our business applications. Together with emerging technologies like AR, VR, and voice activation, this redefines enterprise software experience, says Dan Matthews, CTO at IF...

-February 16th, 2018

SA e-commerce in 2018 signals retailers to innovate

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2017, and Black Friday, in particular, proved online shopping is alive and well, albeit a little ill-prepared, or possibly naive. However, for now, at least, the truth remains that the status of e-commerce sits at around 1 to 2% of total retail.

-February 15th, 2018

Kids’ smartwatches safe, fun

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The growing selection of smartwatches designed for children has opened new options for parents. Wearables give them peace of mind by helping them track a child’s location and allowing them to stay in touch via text and phone calls.

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How home lighting will evolve

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In addition to the digital transformation changing the way we do business, we are starting to see the way it is changing our homes - especially in the way of lighting as it becomes more energy efficient, smarter and adapts to our lives.

-February 15th, 2018

F5 project helps business embrace automation

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F5 Networks has announced a project to help businesses and the wider IT industry more effectively embrace automation, unlock new levels of performance and address lingering IT skills gaps.

-February 14th, 2018

What SF – and Elon Musk – teaches about the future

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When Elon Musk yet again dazzled the world last week, we saw a science fiction fantasy come true. And there will be many more, writes ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK.

-February 14th, 2018

Huawei P Smart arrives in SA

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The new Huawei P smart phone, which combines great features from some of the brand's high-end phones is now available in South Africa at an affordable price.

-February 14th, 2018

SA going cashless?

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In a country where 10.5 million people receive their SASSA grants via a cashless system and 70% of the population have accounts at financial institutions, is cash here to stay, asks CHAD FICHARDT, independent tech and finance communications specialis...

-February 14th, 2018

Take a radio trip back in time

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To celebrate World Radio Day on 13 February, Ford South Africa highlights some rock and pop music milestones over the past several decades.

-February 14th, 2018

Business divided on robot and artificial intelligence future

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Dell’s recent Realizing 2030: A Divided Vision of the Future survey surveyed nearly 4,000 business leaders across 17 countries including South Africa to find mixed forecasts on the changing relationship between humans and emerging technologies by 2...

-February 12th, 2018

Love Index shows big spending on dining out

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South Africans continue to say “I love you” by investing in experiences over material goods, as new data shows sentimental spending has increased by 50 percent since 2015, with the number of transactions up by 63 percent during the same period.

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Movie of the Week

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Red Sparrow

Prima ballerina Dominika Egorova faces a bleak and uncertain future after she suffers an injury that ends her career. She soon turns to Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people to use their minds and bodies as weapons. Egorova emerges as the most dangerous Sparrow after completing the sadistic training process. As she comes to terms with her new abilities, Dominika meets a CIA agent who tries to convince her that he is the only person she can trust.

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Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

The Nazis have taken over America. They've turned Manhattan into a wasteland. They’ve walled off New Orleans and are systematically purging the city, burning people and homes to the ground. And they brazenly walk the streets of small-town USA – going where they want, taking what they want and behaving however they please. But this is not BJ Blazkowicz’s America. The United States will never be broken – especially with BJ on the job, rallying the Resistance and igniting a revolution. Watch the Resistance rise up to strike fear in the Nazis in the latest trailer for Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.

Product of the Day

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Nokia ReefShark chipset

Nokia’s ReefShark chipsets for radio frequency (RF) units such as the radio used in antennas significantly improve their performance, thus resulting in halving the size of massive MIMO antennas. ReefShark chipsets also reduce power consumption in baseband units by 64%, compared to such units in use today.

The ReefShark chipsets for compute capacity are delivered as plug-in units for the commercially available Nokia AirScale baseband module. AirScale is software upgradeable to full 5G functionality, and these plug-in units triple throughput from Nokia’s 28 Gbps today, to up to 84 Gbps per module. Additionally, AirScale baseband module chaining supports base station throughputs of up to 6 terabits per second, which will allow operators to meet the huge growing densification demands and support the massive enhanced mobile broadband needs of people and devices in megacities.