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Record high government requests for Google data

13 October 2016, 08:57

Google has said that data requests from governments around the world hit a record high in the six months ending in June, extending a steady rise.

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Samsung sends Note 7 owners 'flameproof' boxes

13 October 2016, 08:58

Pyromaniacs won’t get a rush from sending back their Note 7s after Samsung has issued a fireproof box to return the controversial device in.

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Researchers revive first ever 1951 computer music

13 October 2016, 08:57

New Zealand researchers have restored the first recording of computer-generated music, created in 1951 on a gigantic contraption built by British genius Alan Turing.

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Apple's iOS 10 is easier to hack - iPhone expert

13 October 2016, 08:57

The new iOS 10 software update has been reported to have weakened the operating system’s security, according to an iPhone expert and software company.

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World's largest radio telescope starts operating in China

13 October 2016, 08:57

The world's largest radio telescope began operating in southwestern China on Sunday, a project which Beijing says will help humanity search for alien life.

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Google gets more time to answer EU charges: official

13 October 2016, 09:57

EU anti-trust authorities have granted US tech giant Google a few extra weeks to answer charges that it has abused its market dominance, an EU official told AFP on Friday.

MTN raises more than R18bn in loans

14 September 2016, 13:26

MTN Group, Africa’s largest mobile-phone operator by sales, said it entered three loan agreements, raising more than $1.3bn as the company markets a potential bond.

9 new updates for WhatsApp on Android, iOS

13 October 2016, 09:58

Instant messaging app WhatsApp has moved to install a number of updates to the service for both Android and Apple iOS users.

Exploding phones? Samsung's heir apparent has bigger challenges

14 September 2016, 13:25

As if he wasn't already one of the world's most powerful tech executives, Lee Jae Yong is set to become a whole lot more powerful.

6 key things to know about Apple iOS 10

14 September 2016, 11:02

Your iPhone will look and feel different with the iOS 10 software update, It will be easier to move around and do more without switching apps, but the changes will take getting used to.

Samsung shares plunge over Note 7 explosion debacle

14 September 2016, 11:02

Samsung shares have plunged after the South Korean electronics giant urged global users to stop using its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone due to a spate of exploding batteries.

Stop using your Galaxy Note 7, urges Samsung

12 September 2016, 09:48

Samsung is urging consumers worldwide to stop using Galaxy Note 7 smartphones as more reports of the phones catching fire emerged even after the company's recall.

Apple’s iPhone 7: Copycat or cutting-edge innovation?

12 September 2016, 09:48

Many of the top specs introduced by Apple in its launch of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have already been included in smartphones on the market today.

Smartwatches: for fitness freaks and tech geeks only?

08 September 2016, 14:01

They were hyped as the next big thing after smartphones but tech giants have struggled to put a smartwatch on every wrist and Apple's latest offering, aimed mainly at fitness enthusiasts, is unlikely to change that, analysts say.

All you need to know about Apple's latest launch

08 September 2016, 09:23

At Apple's iPhone 7 unveiling in San Francisco, the tech powerhouse revealed a host of new and updated hardware and software, including a new type of headphone jack and souped-up camera.

EU approves mobile phone joint venture in Italy

01 September 2016, 13:53

The European Union's executive Commission on Thursday approved a proposed mobile phone joint venture in Italy between subsidiaries of VimpelCom and Hutchison, conditional on sale of assets.

Tests after explosion claims slow Galaxy Note 7 deliveries

01 September 2016, 13:53

Samsung has delayed shipments of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones in South Korea for extra testing after reports that batteries in some of the jumbo smartphones exploded while they were being charged.

Uber lost at least $1.27bn in first half of year - report

29 August 2016, 09:51

The on-demand car ride service Uber has lost at least $1.27bn in the first half of this year, according to sources close to the matter.

Apple boosts iPhone security after spyware discovery

26 August 2016, 09:47

Apple says it is issuing a security update after powerful espionage software was discovered targeting an activist's iPhone in the Middle East

Union takes MTN to court over call centre outsourcing

26 August 2016, 09:47

The Communication Workers Union has applied for a court interdict against MTN over the company’s decision to outsource part of its call centre facility.

Singapore trials driverless taxis in world first

25 August 2016, 12:10

The world's first driverless taxis went into operation on Thursday in Singapore in a limited public trial, beating giants like Uber in the race to roll out the revolutionary technology.

MTN unveils new R10bn BEE scheme

22 August 2016, 09:36

Mobile network MTN is set to unveil a R9.9bn black economic empowerment transaction dubbed MTN Zakhele Futhi.

Twitter unveils two new filter settings

22 August 2016, 09:36

Twitter has announced two new settings that will allow users to control what they see in their feeds and what notifications they receive.

NASA: Last month was Earth's hottest in recorded history

16 August 2016, 13:32

NASA calculates that Earth broiled to its hottest month in recorded history in July

Pew report shows divide in social media exposure to race

16 August 2016, 13:32

The Pew Research Center found that black social media users are nearly twice as likely to see posts about race and race relations than whites

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