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3D printing takes off in 2015

27 Mar 2015 by
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3D printing takes off in 2015

As people begin to understand the benefits of 3D printing, devices get cheaper and support for the technology grows, 3D printing is set to take off this year, writes NATALEE ROBERTSON.

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Super-computers for all

23 Mar 2015 by
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Super-computers for all

Sophisticated or super computer may be the way of the cuter, but due to their prices they are out of reach for many South Africans. But, the founders of local company, CrunchYard, have used their knowledge to create an avenue that opens the world of super computers to just about anyone who needs processing power.

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Mac prices come down

20 Mar 2015 by
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Mac prices come down

South African pricing has been announced on the two new MacBook Air models and the new MacBook laptop computer announced last week, with the price of previous versions reduced.

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Acer blazes Chromebook trail

20 Mar 2015 by
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Acer blazes Chromebook trail

Acer has released what it claims to be the fastest commercially available Chromebook - the Acer C910. The device runs a 5th generation Intel Core i5 processor and features a 15.6-inch display offering a maximum resolution of up to 1920x1080 pixels per inch.

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CeBIT: Chocolate format takes CODE-n award

20 Mar 2015 by
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CeBIT: Chocolate format takes CODE-n award

At CeBIT, Relayr won the CODE_n Award or WunderBar, a bar of sensors that can be broken apart and attached to objects to measure temperature, humidity and movement.

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Intel, Google, Tag Heuer, team up for Android smartwatch

20 Mar 2015 by
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Intel, Google, Tag Heuer, team up for Android smartwatch

Tag Heuer, Google and Intel will be launching one of the first Swiss smartwatches. The watch will be powered by an Intel processor and will be compatible with most android devices through Android Wear.

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Minimal device maxes eye imaging

18 Mar 2015 by
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Minimal device maxes eye imaging

Researchers at Rice University have a developed the mobileVision device that when paired with a smartphone gives detailed images of the eye without artificially dilating the pupil.

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Samsung boosts SSD performance

12 Mar 2015 by
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Samsung boosts SSD performance

Samsung has launched the 850 EVO, its latest solid state drive based on V-NAND technology which will provide a significant performance boost over its predecessors.

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Dell scales up data centre appliances

11 Mar 2015 by
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Dell scales up data centre appliances

Dell has announced its second wave of Dell XC Series of Web-scale Converged Appliances with double the storage capacity and up to twice the rack density to support customers deploying a wide range of workloads.

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Apple Watch timed for April 24

09 Mar 2015 by
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Apple Watch timed for April 24

Apple has unveiled the Apple Watch, which will allow users to read and reply to messages, stay fit with the built-in accelerometer and heart rate monitor and even pay for purchases using Apple Pay.

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