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New lightning protector detects storms

11 Sep 2014 by
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New lightning protector detects storms

Summer is here, and so are Gauteng’s notorious lightning storms. To try and protect expensive equipment from getting fried, the Astraphobe DSL lightning protector, which automatically disconnects phone lines when it detects lightning has been launched.

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Dyson unveils vacuum robot

09 Sep 2014 by
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Dyson unveils vacuum robot

Dyson has unveiled the Dyson 360 Eye vacuum, an intelligent robot that is capable of “seeing” its environment and finding dirt thanks to its 360 degree eye. The vacuum also has more suction power than many other robot vacuums on the market.

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IFA: New PCs and tablets from Lenovo

08 Sep 2014 by
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IFA: New PCs and tablets from Lenovo

At the IFA conference in Berlin, Lenovo unveiled a range of new tablets and PCs. The range includes the Tab S8, its first Intel-powered Android tablet, the Y70 Touch, a 17-inch touch laptop and the Erazer X315, a cheaper desktop gaming PC.

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IFA: Acer unveils new convertibles

08 Sep 2014 by
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IFA: Acer unveils new convertibles

A this year’s IFA conference in Berlin, Acer unveiled the R 13 and R 14 line of convertible notebooks. The units feature an Ezel Aero Hinge that allows the display to rotate in six directions and also lets the devices be used as a standard notebook or as a tablet.

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SA’s evolving data centres

03 Sep 2014 by
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SA’s evolving data centres

South Africa’s data centres are changing as enterprises actively seek to understand what information they have at their disposal, says STUART CHEVERTON, Business Development Consultant at HDS South Africa.

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Surveillance in the palm of the hand

01 Sep 2014 by
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Surveillance in the palm of the hand

Vox Telecom has announced the Guardian Eye Lite Wi-Fi camera that connects to an existing Internet connection and can be accessed via most smartphones or tablets.

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Seagate ships first 8TB drive

29 Aug 2014 by
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Seagate ships first 8TB drive

Seagate Technology has announced the world’s first 8TB hard disk drive that is able to fit in a standard 3.5mm drive bay.

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2000 beautiful minds in CT

26 Aug 2014 by
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2000 beautiful minds in CT

Two thousand of the world’s foremost engineers, roboticists and mathematicians are currently in Cape Town for the 19th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC).

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Acer accelerates big screens

21 Aug 2014 by
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Acer accelerates big screens

Acer has added a range of 32” monitors that feature 4K2K and WQHD resolutions. The monitors are aimed at gamers that need fast refresh rates and good contrast ratios.

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Sleek new look for My Passport

20 Aug 2014 by
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Sleek new look for My Passport

Western Digital has unveiled the My Passport Ultra - Metal Edition and Anniversary edition drives that feature an aluminium enclosure with both hardware and software encryption.

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