These are five travel laptops you could consider ahead of the MacBook Air

Rather than redesigning and upgrading the MacBook Air’s hardware like all of the tech giant’s other marquee products, Apple has left the Air to ...

Signal-sending chip wins prize for new technology to protect women

XPRIZE acknowledged the winning device, made by Leaf Wearables of New Delhi, India, that triggers an emergency alert with location details to a network of ...

Google’s new booking tool draws thousands of new customers to nearby shops

But Google is not the only big tech company looking to commercialise online bookings outside of restaurants and travel

Seek social media quality, not quantity

Technology helps meet the need to belong but beware the chimera of intimacy, writes Lungile Sojini

Digital library in a box is helping school-goers boost their science and maths marks

Anyone within a kilometre can download digital copies of text books‚ and sound and video recordings of science lessons, to their phones without being ...

New app for reporting infectious diseases can help curb outbreaks

The surveillance system‚ developed by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases, will allow early identification of diseases such as measles, TB ...

Now pot can message the kettle: cool it

The Hestan Cue system is an app-controlled induction burner with temperature-sensing pots and pans — all connected via Bluetooth, writes Matthew Kronsberg

Move over Apple, this new bit is fit for myriad tasks

Fitbit’s sleek Ionic watch offers just about everything for urban-dwelling professionals with athletic ambitions, writes Jason Kelly

Watches evolving with rise of fitness fanaticism

Smartwatches are becoming increasingly more sophisticated in monitoring your health and your daily exercise

3D printing — space travel’s next frontier

An Israeli start-up plans to use 3D-printed legs — that is, additive manufacturing — on its spacecraft for its lunar landing, possibly by the end ...

New technology makes cars less reliable, says Consumer Reports

The magazine says all-new vehicles or those with newly updated technology are more likely to have a ‘wonky engine’; vehicle makers, including ...

Students in lectures hardly ever follow lecturer’s slides when phones are nearby

Smartphone users worldwide spend more than three hours a day on their phones, Stellenbosch University researchers say

In a big September update, the new iPhone is likely to ditch its home button

Across the bottom of the screen there is a thin software bar in lieu of the home button, and a user can drag it up to the middle of the screen to open the phone

Radical discovery means computers will soon sniff out explosives

Nigerian scientist turns current thinking on artificial intelligence on its head — and creates a device that can breathe in and smell the air

Best language apps to help travellers click with locals

There are a number of mobile apps that tackle the problem of the language barrier

Fender launches app for guitar lessons

The company that powered the careers of Hendrix and Nirvana hopes that by encouraging people to keep playing, it can double the size of the industry

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