A little more conversation with Samsung’s Bixby

Artificial intelligence now enables devices to hold conversations in which people’s previous preferences are taken into account

Is big data a big deal?

‘Big data’ can change the way that capitalism has worked for decades. But it is progress that comes at a price

MTN vs Vodacom battle is far from over

MTN wants to appeal against a judgment that set aside its objections to a Transnet tender awarded to Vodacom earlier this year

Has technology enabled sound to be used as a weapon?

Has a weapon that harnesses the power of sound caused US consulate officials to fall ill in Cuba and China?

Are five senses enough? This man has extended his reality by becoming a cyborg

You may feel that five senses are enough. But have you thought about becoming a cyborg and extending your reality?

Are physical books making a comeback?

E-book sales may be falling in other markets, but does this mean sales of physical books will increase?

The rise of digital crime prevention tools

Apps give residents greater visibility of their homes and enhance control, but care must be taken to guard against digital snoopers

Can private sector shake up basic education?

Companies such as Vodacom and Snapplify are punting the idea and say they have buy-in from the public sector

Joburg plans to clear the air

A partnership between Johannesburg and IBM will give the city automated, real-time data on air pollution

E-hailing apps on the road to acceptance in SA

SA offers a friendly operating environment and plans regulation for services such as Uber and Taxify, but security concerns remain

Khwela App: safe solution to taxi woes

A new app promises to make taxi travel easier

Online budget tool: less taxing on your brain

A website created through an ambitious collaboration helps people navigate information about the national budget easily

Artificial intelligence: Machines that pack a punch

Industries could be transformed by technology that uses data to accomplish complex tasks

Spectrum: Blocked by indecision

Nigeria will auction spectrum to encourage competition in telecoms, while dithering in

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Balwin finds annuity income from fibre

Property company enters the network infrastructure market, giving it a great source of annuity income from its estates

New in SA: park a car with a smartphone app

What else can consumers expect to see inside new vehicles?