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When the drones go dancing

When the drones go dancing

22 Aug 2014 by
| Filed in Goldstuck on Gadgets

The future of drone technology is about to come dramatically to life at a tech conference in Cape Town, writes ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK.

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FatBudgie, thin budget

22 Aug 2014 by
| Filed in People 'n Issues
FatBudgie, thin budget

This week, FatBudgie announced the lowest small business call rates in South African history – from as low as 25c per minute for calls to landline numbers and 39c per minute to mobile numbers.

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How businesses should prepare for IoT

22 Aug 2014 by
| Filed in People 'n Issues
How businesses should prepare for IoT

Everyone is talking about the Internet of Things and the Internet of Everything. But what is the true definition of IoT, and more importantly, how should businesses prepare for it, asks BRIAN PEREIRA.

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Hacking your living room

21 Aug 2014 by
| Filed in People 'n Issues
Hacking your living room

Kaspersky Lab security analyst David Jacoby conducted a research experiment in his own living room to find out how safe his home is in terms of cyber security. His experiment revealed that there were over 14 vulnerabilities across his home entertainment devices.

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Acer accelerates big screens

21 Aug 2014 by
| Filed in Serious Hardware
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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Nokia will sing Opera tune

21 Aug 2014 by
| Filed in Mobile
Nokia will sing Opera tune

Opera Software has announced that its Opera Mini web browser will become the default browser on Microsoft’s existing feature and Asha phones.

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Something on the Side: A neater, cheaper PC

21 Aug 2014 by
| Filed in Something on the Side
Something on the Side: A neater, cheaper PC

In this week’s round-up, SEAN BACHER highlights the CloudGate computer, Sony Smartband, Awox SmartLight, the Phillips NTRX100 Party Machine and the Xeno interactive monster. 

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Barca shoots for BBM

21 Aug 2014 by
| Filed in Mobile
Barca shoots for BBM

A new BBM sticker pack has been created by FC Barcelona allowing its fans to personalise their chats about the club.

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Vodacom upgrades in townships

20 Aug 2014 by
| Filed in Mobile
Vodacom upgrades in townships

Vodacom has announced that it has set R1-billion aside for network upgrades around Gauteng. A large portion of the money will be used to increase 3G coverage in the major townships.

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Knowledge gap opens in security

20 Aug 2014 by
| Filed in People 'n Issues
Knowledge gap opens in security

A recent Kaspersky Lab survey has found that although many IT professionals have a solid knowledge of IT security, many of them don’t have a clear understanding around virtualisation security.

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Sony waterproofs the mid-range

20 Aug 2014 by
| Filed in Mobile
Sony waterproofs the mid-range

Sony has announced the Xperia M2 Aqua, a waterproof mid-range smartphone featuring an 8MP camera and Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor.

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Sleek new look for My Passport

20 Aug 2014 by
| Filed in Serious Hardware
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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Safe-smart cars no longer a pipe dream

19 Aug 2014 by
| Filed in People 'n Issues
Safe-smart cars no longer a pipe dream

Cars that communicate with each other while on the road, warning the driver of any problems are no longer science-fiction. Vehicle-to-vehicle communication technology is here and it is only a matter of time before drivers start finding it in their cars, says MARK WARREN.

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Ready for a smartphone holiday?

19 Aug 2014 by
| Filed in People 'n Issues
Ready for a smartphone holiday?

Recent research by InterContinental Hotels Group has revealed that 40% of travellers believe that their smartphone is the most important item to take on their holiday.

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Ancient ERP unfit for new demands

19 Aug 2014 by
| Filed in People 'n Issues
Ancient ERP unfit for new demands

Companies that want to take full advantage of the benefits of the cloud and enterprise mobility in their businesses need to consider migrating from legacy enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions to ones based on modern technology architectures.

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Tizen comes to 1st gen Gear

18 Aug 2014 by
| Filed in Serious Hardware
Tizen comes to 1st gen Gear

Samsung has announced the availability of a new Tizen operating system (OS) replacement for its first generation Galaxy Gear devices.

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M4JAM off to flying start

18 Aug 2014 by
| Filed in People 'n Issues
M4JAM off to flying start

Money for Jam (M4JAM), a local microjobbing site, has put tens of thousands of Rands in the pockets of microjobbers in the first five days since its launch last Monday.

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Gamification comes to business

18 Aug 2014 by
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Gamification comes to business

Gamification, or the use of game mechanics can be used to motivate employees to achieve their goals, change their behaviour and learn new skills in the work environment.

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Playable PES 2015 demo on way

18 Aug 2014 by
| Filed in Fun Software
Playable PES 2015 demo on way

Konami Digital Entertainment has announced that it will release a free playable demo of PES 2015 on 17 September.

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TomTom watch at cardio cutting edge

15 Aug 2014 by
| Filed in Serious Hardware
TomTom watch at cardio cutting edge

TomTom has launched the Runner Cardio GPS sports watch with a built-in heart monitor, eliminating the need for a separate chest straps as is the case with many other sports watches.

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Cybercrime evolves - and so do the defences

15 Aug 2014 by
| Filed in Web World
Cybercrime evolves - and so do the defences

A report by Trend Micro has revealed that the severity of attacks has increased against businesses in the second quarter of 2014. The report also revealed that organisations have to identify and understand their core data in order to protect both themselves and their customers.

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