MWC: Qualcomm proves 5G gains

This year’s Mobile World Conference saw Qualcomm announce key findings from a 5G network simulation it has conducted over the past several months.

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LG TV digital-ready for SA

LG Electronics South Africa (LG) has announced its entire TV range selection is fully digital-ready, enabling consumers to migrate from the current analogue format to a digital signal without the need for additional devices.

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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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Electric cars take on Africa

The Electric Explorer African Challenge 2018, the first electric vehicle expedition ever across Africa kicked off last week in an effort to build awareness of electric mobility and new, cleaner technologies among the public in Africa.

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Education needs rethink for digital future

Africa faces a set of potential scenarios brought on by the disruption of digital technologies. But we need a workforce that has the skills and understanding to drive these potentials and bring them to reality, writes SIMON CARPENTER, Chief Technology Advisor at SAP Africa.

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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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-February 26th, 2018

MWC: Huawei debuts new laptop and tablet

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Huawei has unveiled its MateBook X Pro and MediaPad M5 Series at this year’s Mobile World Congress which boast new generation processors, faster graphics cards, longer lasting batteries and a richer sound to boot.

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Education needs rethink for digital future

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Africa faces a set of potential scenarios brought on by the disruption of digital technologies. But we need a workforce that has the skills and understanding to drive these potentials and bring them to reality, writes SIMON CARPENTER, Chief Technology Advisor at SAP Africa.

-February 23rd, 2018

POPI can kill more than spam

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The long-awaited Protection of Personal Information Act regulations were published last September. They don’t say much, but what they do say spells more than just sleepless nights for direct marketers, says ELIZABETH DE STADLER, Novcon CEO & consumer law specialist.

-February 23rd, 2018

How telcos have to wake up

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The telecommunications industry is changing at an exponential rate as new challenges emerge, customer expectations rise and the competition, new and old, piles on the pressure and telcos seeking to respond to these challenges face a slew of bewildering trends and high levels of uncertainty.

-February 23rd, 2018

Agility powers enterprise IT

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The need for software development and software developers has continued to rise, with a great emphasis being placed on the rise in available jobs paired with the scarcity of skills. Quentin Barnard, lead architect at redPanda Software, has identified a few trends that will emerge this year.

-February 22nd, 2018

World’s first 5G call

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Vodafone and Huawei have jointly completed the world’s first call using the Non-standalone (NSA) 3GPP 5G new radio (NR) standard and sub6 GHz spectrum. The call, using a test network, took place in Spain just ahead of Mobile World Congress.

-February 22nd, 2018

Five steps for companies to respond to cyber attacks

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A dreaded issues an IT team has to deal with is that of ransomeware. However, PETER ALEXANDER, CMO, Check Point, offers five tips on how to avoid it.

-February 22nd, 2018

Electric cars take on Africa

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The Electric Explorer African Challenge 2018, the first electric vehicle expedition ever across Africa kicked off last week in an effort to build awareness of electric mobility and new, cleaner technologies among the public in Africa.

-February 22nd, 2018

Kwesé meets iflix in VoD

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iflix, the world’s leading entertainment service for emerging markets, and Econet Media’s pan-African media company, Kwesé, have partnered to take on the Video-on-Demand market in sub-Saharan Africa. 

-February 22nd, 2018

Food safety gets blockchain

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Walmart, JD.com, IBM, and Tsinghua University National Engineering Laboratory for E-Commerce Technologies have announced they will work together in a Blockchain Food Safety Alliance.

-February 21st, 2018

SA VR team beats world to great migration

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Virtual reality is still far from the South African mainstream, but a new documentary will help give it a kick-start, writes ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK.

-February 21st, 2018

4YFN to select world’s best startups

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The 4YFN Awards 2018, the mobile startup competition that will be held at 4YFN Barcelona, are searching for the most disruptive project during this year’s edition and have already selected 10 startup finalists from over 300 participants.

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Movie of the Week

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24 Hours To Live

Filmed on home soil in the beautiful mother city of Cape Town the high-voltage stunts and ambitious screenplay allows the audience to enjoy a sense of foreboding escalation as we follow Travis Conrad’s (Hawke) journey of redemption.

Hawke plays a hard-core CIA agent who sacrifices everything for his employers, including his family and, ultimately, his own life. No sooner has he shuffled off this mortal coil and finds himself mysteriously resurrected for one last mission that's timed to last exactly 24 hours. Once the countdown clock embedded in his forearm reaches zero, he'll once again nod off into an eternal slumber if he hasn't completed his task. Before that happens, expect him to wreak havoc on both his targets and his former CIA minders.

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Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Operation Chimera has been deployed on the Test Server until March 2nd and interested players can join exclusively on PC.

The Test Server is an alternative version of Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege and allows players to test upcoming gameplay features that will make their way into the main game.

Operation Chimera introduces two all new operators to the multiplayer roster, Lion and Finka, Elite members of the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) Threat Unit. Additionally, Lion and Finka represent French and Russian counter-terrorism units, respectively, as biohazard specialists. Along with traditional, competitive Rainbow Six Siege multiplayer matches, these new Operators will see their weapons and gadgets put into action in Outbreak, a new four-week co-op event that starts March 6th. The limited-time Outbreak event will be made available periodically throughout the Test Server phase, allowing the development team time to improve and implement fixes as necessary.

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Samsung 34-inch CJ791

Samsung Electronics will expand the connectivity and performance capabilities of its curved display line-up with the new CJ791 monitor, the first curved monitor to feature Intel’s Thunderbolt 3 connectivity.

The display is designed for entertainment and business audiences, the 34-inch CJ791 model aligns single-source power and processing speed with great picture quality for a comfortable and productive user experience.