Prepare for these cyber attacks in 2018

Online security is seemingly getting more compromised with each passing year. 2017 has witnessed some of the worst security breaches in history – such as the breach of Equifax, which impacted over 143 million clients in the U.S. and abroad.

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IBM unveils new AI server

IBM has unveiled its next-generation Power Systems Servers incorporating its newly designed POWER9 processor and built specifically for compute-intensive AI workloads.

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Call of Money for WWII

Activision’s Call of Duty: WWII has passed more than $500 million in sell-through worldwide in its first three days of release, topping popular theatrical box office openings Thor: Ragnarok and Wonder Woman combined, according to company estimates. 

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Why we find companies creepy

People feel increasingly polarized by unrest, upheaval and other changes taking place in the world, and more than 60 percent of adults globally say they feel overwhelmed by things happening around them.

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Huge growth in SA electronics on Black Friday

South African retailers saw strong sales during the week of Black Friday this year. Panel television unit sales experienced 47% growth and smartphone sales leaped 63% compared to the same week in 2016, according to point of sale tracking data from GfK South Africa.

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As smart as it gets

A string of new phone releases reveal the state of the smart art, writes ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK in the second of a two-part series. This week, Huawei, Samsung and Apple in focus.

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-December 11th, 2017

Biometrics power Volvo Ocean Race team

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Team AkzoNobel has partnered with SAP aimed at helping the sailors to optimize their performance using IoT provided by the SAP Leonardo IoT Edge technology to track their fitness levels and degree of exhaustion during racing.

-December 11th, 2017

Huge growth in SA electronics on Black Friday

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South African retailers saw strong sales during the week of Black Friday this year. Panel television unit sales experienced 47% growth and smartphone sales leaped 63% compared to the same week in 2016, according to point of sale tracking data from GfK South Africa.

-December 11th, 2017

Why we find companies creepy

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People feel increasingly polarized by unrest, upheaval and other changes taking place in the world, and more than 60 percent of adults globally say they feel overwhelmed by things happening around them.

-December 7th, 2017

What’s the best cellphone contract for kids?

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Are you considering getting your child a cellphone for Christmas? You may not be alone, as most kids aged 10 – 12 will wake up on Christmas hoping to find a cellphone in their Christmas stocking. But do you know what cellphone contract you should buy for your child alongside their new (or hand-me-down) cellphone?

-December 7th, 2017

With tech, SMEs punch above their weight

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IoT and ERP is a powerful combination that gives African SMEs the agility to enter large supply chains and compete head-on with the big guys, says DEIRDRE FRYER, Product Manager for Africa at SYSPRO Africa.

-December 7th, 2017

Looking for a smart port in a storm

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Modern ports are transforming and digitalising, but high-speed connectivity remains the backbone of any attempt to create a genuinely smart port, writes VINO GOVENDER DFA, Executive: Product Innovation and Marketing.

-December 6th, 2017

As smart as it gets

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A string of new phone releases reveal the state of the smart art, writes ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK in the second of a two-part series. This week, Huawei, Samsung and Apple in focus.

-December 6th, 2017

IBM unveils new AI server

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IBM has unveiled its next-generation Power Systems Servers incorporating its newly designed POWER9 processor and built specifically for compute-intensive AI workloads.

-December 6th, 2017

High-end gaming for all

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The new Predator Triton 700  from Acer Africa aims to make gaming portable and attainable for gamers of any level. The Predator Trition 700 boasts a 7th Gen Intel Core i71 Processor with innovative cooling and extreme power.

-December 6th, 2017

ICT skills survey raises key concerns for SA

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The 2017 JCSE ICT Skills Survey has revealed that economic pressure, a delay in policy implementation and lack of improvement in South Africa’s basic education are key concerns for skills development in the ICT sector. 

-December 4th, 2017

AWS launches 5 ML services, deep learning cam

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At the AWS Re:Invent conference in Las Vegas last week, Amazon Web Services announced five new machine learning services and a deep learning-enabled wireless video camera for developers. 

-December 4th, 2017

Smart roads face cyber threat

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Intelligent transport is no longer a pipe dream with smart cars popping up all over the show. However, as technology advances, so too does the chance of cyber criminals to hack systems and cause chaos, writes ANVEE ALDERTON, Channel Manager, Trend Micro Southern Africa.

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A Bad Moms Christmas

Under-appreciated and overburdened moms Amy, Kiki and Carla rebel against the challenges and expectations of the Super Bowl for moms: Christmas. As if creating the perfect holiday for their families isn't hard enough, they'll have to do it while hosting and entertaining their own respective mothers when they come to visit.

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Overwatch Winter Wonderland 2017

Winter Wonderland returns to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on December 12! Join game director Jeff Kaplan as he talks about what to expect from this year’s festivities and provides insight into the team’s design goals for seasonal brawls.

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Updated Kaspersky Internet Security

The updated Kaspersky Internet Security ensures even better protection against ransomware, is able to protect Mac computers while using public Wi-Fi networks and also offers an extra layer of protection with a secret code for Android users to prevent specific apps like instant messaging services, social media and email from being seen by others if they are accessing a user’s phone. In addition, the consumer line-up is extended by a free solution aimed at protecting Windows home users from cyberthreats. The release of Kaspersky Free is coincided with the company’s celebration of its 20th anniversary.